This year, Chhath Puja will be celebrated from November 11 and continue till November 14, with 'Nahaye Khaye' on November 11, 'Kharna' on November 12, Sandhya Arghya on November 13 and Usha Arghya on November 14. It is celebrated four days after Diwali.
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 .
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.
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.