Festivals in India
India is a land of multiple religions where diverse culture and traditions are responsible of various festivals and celebrations around the year. India is best known around the globe for its unique diversified cultural spirit which can be seen during the festival days. Although there are many common festivals which are celebrated in the whole country as National holidays but there are twenty eight states and seven union territories in the country which have their own kind of traditions and customs according to the regions also. These regions have their specific local festivals depending on the relevant religions and linguistic demographics.
Chilling winter, melodies of carols and sweetness of cake welcomes the twelfth month of the year, December. December is the last month of Gregorian calendar and ninth in Roman calendar. The month is the onset of winters. It is also considered as a holy month because the month saw the birth of Jesus. The month hosts a couple of more occasions for celebrations; opening with World Aids Day on its first day to raise awareness about the deadly disease called AIDS. It is then followed by Bikaner Camel Festival, Charta Festival , Chumpha Festival, Ice Skating Festival, and Christmas to name a few. New Year’s Eve is celebrated on the last day of the year, i.e. 31st December. This is the day for saying good bye to the old year and welcoming the New Year with a party, raising toasts of champagne, and exchanging good wishes for a ‘Happy New Year‘. According to the Hindu calendar December covers the months of Pausha and Margashirsh. The period of 1 month from 15th December to 13th December is called Mal Mas in which any auspicious work is prohibited in Hindu religion.
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