Why Are Festivals So Important In India?

Let us explore the importance of endless Indian festivities.

 
Why Are Festivals So Important In India?
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As Indian citizens, festivals have always been an important part of our lives. With such a range of diverse religious backgrounds and ethnic cultures, almost all the major festivals revolve around religion. The annual line-up of Indian festivals include Diwali, Dusshera, Gurpurab, Eid, Holi, Durga Pooja, Christmas and many more that all celebrate the Indian diversity in a number of ways.

The religious significance of these festivals apart, they are also very crucial for the people for a number of other reasons.

They Bring Us Relife From A Painfully Routine Life

Nothing like a round of Garba! E Halooo!
Nothing like a round of Garba! E Halooo!

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Work and home. College and home. School and home. A single weekend outing and home. With a huge phase that is actually festival- less every year, festivals actually help break that monotony and bring a lot of fun and happiness, which is definitely to be more in magnitude because hey!, no work as well!

They Create A Warm, Harmonious Environment

Practically everything that is presently happening in the country is being credited to the name of religion, mostly the negatives. Ironically, every religion has always condemned the use of force or brutality. Festivals are where people come together, forget their differences and create an environment that is filled with warmth and cultural harmony.

Integration Of Values With Entertainment

Festivals are a combination of everything positive.
Festivals are a combination of everything positive.

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India brings a lot of people of different castes, colours and ethnic values collectively as the citizens of one nation. Every religion has a different set of social, ethnic and cultural values to offer to the society, and festivals are the perfect way to exhibit them with ease, without the need of getting too preachy any time at all. A mix of people get their dose of entertainment and get to know about what actually goes differently in the other religions when compared to theirs’.

So, enjoy these months that are full of festivities!