Showing posts from November 5, 2007

Diwali the hugely celebrated Festival of India (Hindus)

Diwali is the most celebrated festival in India – especially for Hindus and Jains. The term being derived from the Sanskrit word “Dipavali”, which means the row of lights, the main festival happens on the no-moon day of the dark half of Kartik ( name of a month) as per the Hindu lunar calendar. Celebrated insanely in India, Diwali is also celebrated in many other parts of the world like Mauritius, Thailand, Fiji, Japan, United Kingdom, UAE, Netherlands, Myanmar, Malaysia, Australia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Nepal, Indonesia, New Zealand etc. Even in USA people of Indian origin celebrates Diwali with great pomp. What is most interesting in this regard is that the US house of representatives has passed a resolution recognizing the spiritual, religious and cultural significance Diwali. Mr. Joe Wilson, who is the Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, said, "My resolution acknowledges the international, religious, and historical importance of the festival of…

The Spirit of Christmas Celebration

Christmas is one of the most celebrated events of Christians all across the world. Celebrated in the commemoration of the auspicious birth of Lord Jesus in various ways, Christmas is the annual holiday in many nations. Each year over 400 millions of people all over the world celebrate Christmas with great pomp and show. This makes Christmas one of the biggest religious festivities of the world. All state governments, the federal government, schools & colleges & universities in United States of America give their employees a leave of a couple of days during this festive season. The vast majority of businesses in US are kept closed during this time. As per the Roman Catholic calendar Christmas is one of the six holy feast days that are celebrated in US, while the others being All Saints, Circumcision, Immaculate Conception, Mary's assumption into heaven and Ascension.

Among the most remarkable activities of the festive, gifts exchanging is worth mentioning. The tradition of s…