National Festivals of India – Essay 1.
There are several festivals celebrated in India, and all these festivals get celebrated with full enthusiasm and joy. India is a country of various castes and communities and people celebrate various festivals according to the way it gets celebrated in their community.
On above of some festivals of communities, there are some national festivals as well which get celebrated in the same way throughout the country. National festivals are the festivals on which everyone has a holiday, and people get together to celebrate the festival joyfully.
What These National Festivals Mean to Indians
The national festivals are the festivals which get celebrated with the same joy and happiness throughout the country. People get so crazy about these festivals that they forget all their sadness and sorrows and spend lots of money to celebrate the festival fantastically. If we see an example of Independence Day, it gets celebrated by flying kites, and people spend lots of money on buying kites and threads and enjoy the festival.
Various National Festivals of India
There are three national festivals of India and here is the list of the festivals:
- Gandhi Jayanti – Gandhi Jayanti falls on 2nd October every year which is the birthday of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi did so much for the country and the independence of the country, and that is why his birthday gets celebrated as a Jayanti every year, and there is a national holiday on 2nd October every year. Mahatma Gandhi had a dream of a clean and green country, and following his footsteps, people contribute to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan every year on 2nd
- Independence Day – 15th August 1947 was the day when India got Independent from British Authorities. Since that day every year, Independence Day gets celebrated throughout the country. On this day, every government building has a tri-color National Flag on its terrace. People fly kites and play with colors of our flag. Various plays and films get played by various theatrical people to show the contribution of various freedom fighters in the independence of the country.
- Republic Day of India – Republic day of India gets celebrated on 26th January every year. Republic day parade is worth watching, and that is why people wait for the parade after waking up early on that morning. People spend this amazing day by visiting at various grounds where republic day parade takes place and moreover, people show their love for the country by flying tri color high on their terrace.
Importance of National Festivals
The huge importance of national festivals is divided into some points below:
- Gandhi Jayanti has its own importance because this festival tells people to live like Mahatma Gandhi and also to contribute in the cleanliness of the country and it is quite noticeable that people follow his footsteps as various children, adults and government officials get together to clean the country and to celebrate this amazing festival.
- On Independence Day people show their happiness for getting independent, and that is why people show their love towards the country by painting their skins in tricolor and by showing happiness by flying kites.
- Republic day gets celebrated because the constitution of India got written on this day and its importance is quite noticeable by looking at the enthusiasm of participants of Republic Day Parade.
Other Cultural Festivals Celebrated Like National Festivals
There are some other cultural festivals as well which get celebrated with the same joy and happiness as the national festivals of India.
- Deepavali – Deepavali is a festival which gets celebrated to celebrate the victory of light over darkness. People celebrate it by firing crackers and decorating their houses with various kinds of lights.
- Holi – Holi is another festival which gets celebrated throughout the country, and people celebrate it by coloring each other and by throwing water on each other.
- Dussehra – This is another festival that gets celebrated throughout the country, and this festival gets celebrated as the victory of goodness over badness. This festival gets celebrated by firing the statues of Ravana, kumbhkarana, and
The national festivals of India are very important festivals because though people get a holiday on the occasions, but people don’t celebrate the festival in a right manner. People need to step out of their houses and show their happiness for the festival they have. On Gandhi Jayanti, everyone should clear his nearby roads, on Independence Day everyone should fly kites, and on Republic day, everyone should watch the parade.
By Aparna (2019)
National Festivals of India – Essay 2
The national festivals in any country are cherished as auspicious days. Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti are celebrated as National festivals of India.
All the three National holidays are “independence” centric as they are connected to India’s freedom from British rule.
Every year, the Indian government celebrates the national holidays with complete preparations. If you visit India Gate or Red Fort on Independence Day, you will find parades, bike stunts and other interesting and engrossing activities by Indian Army. Also, you will be able to listen to the Prime Minister’s speech. This simple information might already be known to you and therefore, we will discuss even more relevant facts about our National Festivals in the following lines.
Republic Day is celebrated every year on 26th January. And we all know that the Indian constitution, which was drafted by Dr. B.R Ambedkar, came into effect on this day. A few interesting facts related to 26th January (Republic Day) are mentioned below.
- Republic day marks the day on which our constitution came into effect, replacing the Government of India Act (1935).
- Every year head of state of a country is invited to celebrate Republic day.
- President Sukarno of Indonesia was the first chief guest who attended the republic day celebration. Barack Obama was the first American president to become chief guest at the Independence Day.
- Indian constitution which was enforced on 26th January is the longest constitution in the world with 448 articles, 12 schedules and 98 amendments.
The British House of Commons passed the Indian Independence Act on 15th June 1947. India gained its independence on this day. A few facts related to 15th of August are given below.
- Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India on August 15, 1947 and the national flag was raised above Lahori gate in Red Fort.
- Each year on this day Indian Prime Minister delivers a speech and raises the national flag.
- August 15 is also the Independence Day for South Korea.
Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year on 2nd October to mark the birthday of our Father of the Nation (Mahatma Gandhi). Everybody knows that Mahatma Gandhi played an important role in India’s Independence. We have mentioned 3 simple facts related to Gandhiji and Gandhi Jayanti below.
- Raghunath Raghav Rajaram is usually sung on Gandhiji’s birthday.
- 2nd October is celebrated as the International day of Non-Violence in honor of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Gandhiji was given the Person of the year award in 1930 by US’s TIME magazine.
In this article, we have mentioned simple and few facts related to Indian national festivals. Short and sweet information is always easy to grasp and remember!
By Sehba (2017)