Meanwhile, in India some big brands have supported the campaign and also organised Cyclothon and Walkathon on Saturday.
The word Holi, derived from the word “hola”, means to offer prayers to the gods for good harvest. Along with the significance, the festival also has a lot of fascinating legends attached to it. This year,the festival falls on March 1 and March 2 .
Diwali, also known as Deepawali, is observed nation-wide in the autumn season. The main festive night usually coincides with the Hindu Lunisolar month of Kartika in the Bikram Sambat calendar.
For many, the occasion of Thanksgiving is a time for family reunions, shopping, merrymaking, feasts and family dinner. People take out time to spend special time to meet near and dear ones and thank them for their kindness. Every year, people all across the world celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Originated as the festival of harvest, on […]
It is believed that Guru Nanak received enlightenment in 1496 and preached about peace and religious harmony to the world.
Used to describe a pre-Christmas day of commercial carnage, the term “Black Friday” originates from Philadelphia, USA, in the early 1950s. Online retail giant Amazon introduced the concept to the UK in 2010.
Halloween is shrouded in superstition and mystery, but at the same time it has become an exciting and fun-filled holiday for children in many countries around the world. It is celebrated on October 31 every year.
Chhath Puja is observed over a period of four days and is known to be full of rigorous rituals, which include holy bathing, fasting and abstaining from drinking water, offering prasad and prayers to the rising and setting sun.
Valmiki Jayanti 2017: Valmiki is a revered poet and the author of the epic Ramayana. The original texts written by the sage consists of 24,000 shlokas and 7 cantos (kaṇḍas) including Uttara Kanda. It is believed that during Rama's exile period, he met Valmiki and made him his contemporary.
The word "Muharram" derived from the word 'haram' means forbidden and holds great significance for the Muslims. This year it started on September 21 and will continue till October 19.
The two main contenders of the election are two centrists from the dominant center-right and center-left parties: conservative incumbent Angela Merkel and social democrat Martin Schulz.
Dussehra marks the victory of Ram over demon Ravana and is revered as the triumph of good over evil. Whereas, in the eastern and north-eastern regions Vijayadashami marks the victory of goddess Durga over Mahishasura.
Vijayadashmi, is considered the most auspicious day of the festival as it believed that on this day the demon was killed, denoting the victory of good over evil. It was then that the name of the city was supposedly derived from the demon's name.
Durga Puja is the major festival for Bengalis across the world, and is an occasion marks the battle of good over evil. Spread across 10 days, it signifies the birth of Durga with the blessings of the gods, as a collective energy, to fight the demon king Mahishasura.
On Eid al-Adha, an animal is sacrificed to show devotion and love towards Allah. People adorn themselves in new clothes and offer their prayers. The feast that is cooked on Eid, is distributed among all as it is believed that no one should be left hungry on the day of the festival.
During the days the festival Onam is celebrated, elaborated feasts and competitions take place. One of the main highlights of the festival is the grand feast known as Onasadya, which is a nine course meal serving ten to thirteen dishes. Thousands of people come to celebrate the festival.
The Election Commission is likely to announce the dates for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections on Thursday.
The Karnataka Assembly is in the final year of its tenure and it will finish in May 2018. Political parties have started early preparations for the off chance the state goes for early elections. But, as things stand, the state is expected to go to polls around April 2018.
The Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017 will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14. The counting of votes will take place on December 18, the Election Commission of India announced on Wednesday.
Delhi bypoll: The reserved Bawana constituency is one of Delhi’s largest and most varied Assembly segments.
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