ppt on indian festivals

Presented by – Mrs. Suman Choudhary
PRT. K.V. No-1, Airforce, Jodhpur
India 'celebrates' four main national
 Republic Day
 Independence Day
 Gandhi Jayanti
 Children's Day
 Republic Day is India's great national festival. On
26th of January every year India celebrates its
Republic Day.
 15th August is celebrated as the Independence Day
of India. The date commemorates the day when
India achieved freedom from the British rule in
the year 1947.
 Gandhi Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary of
Mahatma Gandhi .
 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as
'Bapu' or 'Father of the nation', was born on the
2nd of October in 1869, in Porbunder, Gujarat.
We have many festivals in India. These Festivals are
Special occasions. We celebrate many festivals
throughout the year. It is great fun to celebrate festivals
with friends, family and relatives. During all these
festivals people put on new dresses. Some of the main
festivals are:
 Diwali
 Dusshera
 Holi
 Christmas
 Id
 Guruparva
 Diwali is a festival of lights. On this day
people pray to Goddess laxmi and Lord
 People decorate their homes with lights,
candles and diyas. Children burst
 We distribute sweets among our friends and relatives.
Everyone celebrates this festival with great joy.
 Dussehra is celebrated for ten days. On the lastday,
the effigies of Ravana, his brother and son are
stuffed with crackers. The crackers go off. The
effigies are burnt.
 Holi is a festival of colours. People put ‘gulal’ and
throw coloured water on one another. Children are
very happy to celebrate this festival.
 Christmas is celebrated on 25th December. Lord
Jesus Christ was born on this day.
 People go the Church and light candles to pray.
 Christmas tree is decorated. We all enjoy the
Christmas cake. They also exchange gifts.
 Id is a festival celebrated by muslims. Id is
celebrated after a whole month of fasting.
 People go the Mosque to pray. There prayer is
called ‘namaz’.
 They wish each other ‘Id Mubarak’. We all enjoy
delicious sewaian.
 Guruparva is clebebrated by Sihks. They celebrate
Guruparvas on the birthdays of their ten Gurus.
 People go to the Gurdwaras to pray.
 Big colourful processions are taken out. A
community meal called langar is distributed to all.