India is home to some of the most fascinating festivals in the world. The country is home to over 5000 distinct festivals, and most of these are centered around religion. There are several festivals in India that have become so popular that people from other countries also celebrate them. With this in mind, here are some great gift ideas for festival season in India!
The Festival season is fast approaching and that means it’s time to get excited. After so many months of fasting, praying, and celebrating with friends and family, the time has come when we can let loose our hair, wear bright clothes and dance like there’s no tomorrow. The festival season brings in plenty of excitement with all-night parties, exciting music concerts, dress-up contests and lots more. These festive occasions are a great opportunity for you to gift something special to your loved ones. Here are some of the best gift ideas for festival in India:
Diwali is the most popular festival in India. It is celebrated with great fervour all over the country with lakhs of people coming together to have food, play games, visit relatives and friends and offer prayers to their family and gods. There are many interesting facts about Diwali, and this is why it is such a fascinating festival – it is celebrated by almost every religion in the country. It is marked by the ‘frying’ of delicious foods like Puran Poli, Rassa, Moong Dal-Makhan Malai, Shrikand, Rassa-Makhan-Malai, Modak, etc. The importance of this festival can be understood from the fact that people in India start making preparations for it as early as in September!
Holi is the colourful festival of India. It’s important because it is a festival that brings people of different castes and religions together. The festival is marked by the celebration of colours – people throw bright coloured powders at each other as a form of celebration. People also celebrate the festival by bathing in rivers, ponds and the sea. Holi is believed to have been first celebrated in the 12th century in the state of Bhind. It was a spring festival and was celebrated by mixing coloured powders, mostly made of Clay, into water. The water was then used for cleaning. This is when the festival transformed into the modern day Holi we know today.
Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha
Eid-ul-Fitr is the most important festival for the Muslims. It is marked by the celebration of breaking the fast during the holy month of Ramadan. The festival is celebrated with great joy, and people go about serving each other sweets and rich delicacies. Eid-ul-Fitr is also the time when the doors of Masjids are opened to serve people from all communities. Eid-ul-Adha is the most important festival for the Muslims. It is celebrated by Bakr-Eid, which is the second Eid that Muslims celebrate. It is marked by the giving of gifts to the loved ones. People visit their relatives, friends and relatives, and offer them gifts and sweets.