Tag: Festival

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak!

Eid is celebrated after the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. It’s a three-day festival observed by the Muslim community and holds great religious significance across the globe. Eid-ul-Fitr literally means ‘festival of breaking the fast’. This festival symbolizes faith and is celebrated based on an Islamic belief by following the form of social …

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Wish You All a Happy Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya is an auspicious festival that falls on the third day after Amavasi (no moon) in the Hindu month of Vaishakha. The most popular legend associated with Akshaya Tritiya is that of Sudama visiting Lord Krishna with the hope of solving his poverty.

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Tamil New Year: Happy Puthandu

The first day of the Tamil calendar begins early as members of the household perform ‘Kanni’. In this ritual, auspicious items such as betel leaves, jewellery, fruits, flowers and vegetables are put together and watched.

Bengali New Year: Pohela Boishakh

Bengali New Year: Pohela Boishakh

Pohela Boishakh is the first day of the Bengali calendar and is celebrated in West Bengal, Bangladesh and amongst the Bengali communities in the other states of India. Bengalis welcome the first day of the year by being part of the ‘Prabhat Pheri’ (processions) early in the morning.

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Wish You a Happy and Prosperous Vishu!

New Year celebrated in Kerala is known as Vishu. The most important part of Vishu is the Vishukkani (first to be seen). An array of auspicious items like rice, linen, cucumber, betel leaves and a mirror are placed in an uruli (metal vessel) the previous night.

Celebrating Baisakhi

Celebrating Baisakhi

Baisakhi is an ancient harvest festival in the Punjab region that also marks the beginning of a new solar year and harvest season. Baisakhi is a Sikh religious festival falling on the first day of the Baisakh month in the solar Nanakshahi calendar, which corresponds to April 14.