Festivities, Holidays and Traditions in New Delhi

Diwali - Festival of Lights

Diwali is the celebration of the New Year in India. During these days India stands gala, especially in the capital. The entire population decorates houses, shops and gardens with colored lanterns. Undoubtedly, the most magical moment is when the night arrives, when all the houses open their windows and make an offering to the gods with a lamp or a candle.
The festival lasts for five days. Days to meet, eat, chat and light fireworks (many and everywhere!) to dismiss the day. The tradition says that during these days you have to give away sweets and wear new clothes.

Holi Festival - Festival of colors

The Holi festival is a very celebrated tradition in India, especially in the north of the country. It lasts for two days and is held in spring. The real meaning is that good has triumphed over evil and the party consists of throwing powder mixed with water colors to impregnate everything with color: streets, monuments, people, houses and parks. The greatness of this celebration is that everyone is mixed, children, friends, young, old, rich and poor. This tradition is so visual and fun that has been imported to many other countries and cities. In this case, the goal is to listen to music, have fun with friends and get smeared colors home.
During the year in India they also make small celebrations dedicated to some God - or some Gods where colored powders have a very important role.

Haritalika Teej (Teej Festival)

It’s a festival that moves its dates, although it' u sually  held between August and September. One of the reasons for this festival is to welcome the monsoon but it’s also a typical female celebration. They make offerings, pray, dance traditional dances and ask Godwri goddess - the mother of Ganesha and Shiva - for a happy marriage and the welfare of family and children.

Baisahki Festival 

Baisahki festival is one of the most celebrated in the state of Punjab, located in New Delhi. It has a deeply rooted religious significance and it's normally held on April 13. The celebration is the starting point of the solar year and is accompanied by elegance and exuberance. Both men and women wear yellow and show their jewelry while dancing a traditional dance.

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