India is a country of festivals. Here various festivals are celebrated with great pomp throughout the year. In India, people of all religions celebrate their festival together. Whether it is the Diwali of the Hindus, the Eid of the Muslims, the Lohri of the Sikhs or the Christmas of Christianity.
We can divide the festivals celebrated in India in three ways such as national festivals, religious festivals and seasonal festivals. All festivals have their own special significance and the way of celebrating this is also different.
National festivals include Republic Day, August 15, Teachers’ Day, October 2, Gandhi Jayanti etc. Religious festivals include Holi, Diwali, Eid, Christmas etc. and seasonal festivals include Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Baisahi, Pongal etc.
In India, the significance of the festival is from the point of view of unity and prosperity of society and nation, love and unity. These festivals are disintegrated by their sense of ecstasy and joy.
All types of festivals teach us the lesson of mutual unity, monotony, uniformity and unity. This is the reason why we consider the festivals and festivals of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs etc. as our festival, festival and participate in it and take it to our heart.
In the same way, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians also express their integral feelings by adopting our Hindu festivals whole-heartedly. Therefore, the importance of festivals of our country is very much from the religious, cultural, social and spiritual point of view.
In terms of national importance, the importance of 15 August, 26 January, 2 October, 14 November is more. In short, we can say that the festivals of our country aspire to pure love, discrimination and sympathy.
Independence Day (15 August)
On 15 August 1947, our country India was free from British rule. After independence, we consider this day every year as Independence Day.
Many freedom fighters had to die to get independence for India. Mangal Pandey, Subhash Chandra Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Ramprasad Bismil, Rani Laxmibai, Chandrashekhar Azad, Sukhdev, Rajguru etc. are remembered for the sacrifices of many freedom fighters.
The flag of India was first unveiled by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at the Red Fort in Delhi. He gave a “Tryst with Destiny” speech at the stroke of midnight.
The whole nation listened to him with great joy and satisfaction. Since then every year on Independence Day, the Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort in Old Delhi and addresses the public.
In the capital of the country as well as in all other states of the country, the Chief Minister hoists the tricolor with respect. This day is a holiday in government offices, offices, and schools.
On this day, children start flying kites from the morning itself. And compete with each other.
On August 15, our great freedom fighters are paid homage and are honored. We consider Independence Day as a national festival.
Republic Day (26 January)
The entire country celebrates Republic Day with great enthusiasm. For the people of India, 26 January is Republic Day. Republic Day is celebrated every year on 26 January.
About 26 and a half years after independence i.e. on 26 January 1950 the country of India implemented its constitution. And India declared itself as a democratic republic.
The Indian Constitution was passed by our Parliament on 26 January 1950 after about 2 years 11 months and 18 days. India declared itself a sovereign, democratic, republic. After which 26 January was celebrated as Republic Day by the people of India.
On 4 November 1947, the draft Constitution of India was laid in the House under the chairmanship of Dr. BR Ambedkar. After taking about three years it was completely ready. And finally the wait was over on 26 January 1950. And it was implemented.
On 26 January, the program begins with the flag hoisting and the national anthem by the President. Not only this, there is a parade by all the three armies. Which usually starts from Vijay Chowk and ends at India Gate.
State-of-the-art weapons and tanks are displayed by the army in the parade. Which is a symbol of our national power. Not only this, there are also activities like exhibition of prizes of state, prize distribution, march past etc.
International Mango Festival
The International Mango Festival takes place every year in Delhi. Attracts common vendors from India and abroad to negotiate and create awareness about it.
It encourages mango growers to participate in competitions. The festival was first held in 1987. Here, ordinary lovers get a different experience.
The International Mango Festival is a two-day event held in July. Here you will find more than 1100 mango varieties. It includes popular as well as rare species.
Apart from this, various arts and crafts shows are also held here, in which music and dance are performed. A quiz competition is held, in which common related questions are asked.
Apart from this, there is a mango eating competition in which there is more and more mango food on which the reward is kept.
People participate in mango eating competition to show their love towards mangoes. The event also includes prize distribution for all winners. The Delhi International Mango Festival is held at Dilli Haat in Pitampura area of Delhi.