From the article: 8 Popular Festivals in India
Indian festivals are all so unique and different. Each has their own appeal. Which Indian festivals do you like the best? Or are there some festivals that you don't enjoy? Share Your Experiences
Everything happens on the street
- Coming back to USA everything sounds silent. In India even sitting at the window or in your room you are still engaged in the festival. Sounds of marching music bands for weddings, fire crackers for local political inaugurations, and even just the daily activity is a blend of sounds & colors. You can be sure that while you are there you will naturally become part of a festival. Being a foreigner, especially in towns and villages, you'll be drawn to join the procession and even be a personal guest of people you just meet on the street. here are some such happenings examples: http://jpgmag.com/photos/3147510 http://jpgmag.com/photos/2036014 http://jpgmag.com/photos/2022842 http://jpgmag.com/photos/1815323 http://jpgmag.com/photos/3008123 http://jpgmag.com/photos/2958329 http://jpgmag.com/photos/2958292 http://jpgmag.com/photos/2921604 http://jpgmag.com/photos/2684872 http://jpgmag.com/photos/2521651
- —Guest My India
how about Bihu!
- Like to know about Bihu and other festivals of nort-east india...amidst high hills and valleys lies some of the most colourful festivals of NE India. would like to know more!
- —Guest HanShan
- Holi, festival of colors, which brings all religions together under one umbrella. But beware of toxic colors, when playing with colors.
- —Guest Harmony
Gangaur- The Indian Kitty Party
- Well you all know about Holi Diwali and other festivals of India. But in Rajasthan a festival called Gangaur is celebrated by married and unmarried ladies. It is a 18 day festival and is celebrated to take the blessings of Goddess Gauri Shivji's Wife as she is the immortal Goddess of fidelity and prosperity. It is purely a women hood celebration where they dress up in their best attire sing dance prepare delicacies and enjoy among themselves. i would like to call it an Indian Kitty party for 18 days!!!
- I love the beautiful lights of Diwali but why oh why does there have to be so much noise? The crackers are so loud, and create so much noise pollution. They're damaging to the ears of humans and animals, and cause so many deaths and burns, yet not many people seem to care.
- —Guest kismet