India is a country of diversity. People of different castes, creed and religions live together here amicably and follow the philosophy of life. Festivals are the backbone of this great country and they are celebrated with great joy and passion.
Every region and every season marks the arrival of one or another kind of festival. There’s a long list of festivals here and they fall into three categories - national, religious and seasonal. All these types of festivals are enjoyed right through the year and with great enthusiasm.
Republic Day is a national festival and is celebrated on 26th January every year. On this day, constitution of India came into force. Further, Holi is the most colorful festival of India and is celebrated in March mostly. This festival of colors is celebrated in the ceremony of Holika Dahan. People throw colored powder and water, and bhang is also consumed.
Diwali is a religious festival celebrated in months of October-December, and marks the victory of good over bad. On this festival of lights, people (especially Hindus) lighten their house with diyas and candles. Eid al-Fitr is another major festival in India celebrated at the end of the month of Ramadan.