Indian culture is filled with rich beliefs and emotions. Festivals are an integral part of Indian lifestyle. People of India celebrate so many festivals and this is due to the diversity of Indian society. Few festivals come under restricted category of holidays wherein the employer may or may not make it a holiday. Festivals are very important to understand the customs and culture of India. Also people from abroad, make festivals a part of their travel plan to experience the rich culture and tradition of India.
Religious communities celebrate their own festivals as per their traditions and beliefs like Christmas, Diwali, Muharram etc. Others are secular festivals with all-India importance celebrated without any religious barriers like Independence day, Republic day, birthdays of freedom fighters etc. Also, many festivals are regional in origin and are celebrated only in a particular region of the country.
Religious festivals are celebrated by those who believe in a particular religion and practice their rituals. Moreover there are no restrictions for the people from different religion to enjoy and celebrate the festival. Holi is the best example for this. Though Holi is the festival of Hindus it is celebrated by the people of all communities.
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