Holidays of India

Holidays of India

India is populated by millions of people. Each of them is unlike any other - each has his own destiny, his duties and his obligations, collectively called dharma. From Kashmir to Tamilnadu, from Bengal to Rajasthan, there are people who are completely different from each other in the matter of ethnos, religion, the way of life, or even in the manner of dressing.

In Rajasthan, for example, women and men are very brave and warlike. Here the main deity is Shiva, although they also worship Krishna.

In Bengal, considered the cultural center of the country, people are very elegant and soft. Here the cult of Krishna is more widespread than anywhere else.

In Kashmir live mainly Muslims, and in Punjab — mainly Sikhs.

Goa is a Europeanized state, and here the majority of the population are Catholics.

There are Jains, Parsis, Buddhists, and many followers of various schools that fill the whole of India.

But there is something in these people, without which none of them could call India their homeland. Something that stands above the personal, something that can unite millions and millions of completely different people. This factor, undoubtedly, is the ability of people's self-awareness as a whole, as a nation that has its ancient and rich culture. The understanding that only together Bengalis and Rajputs, Kashmiris, Marathas and people from Kerala, and all the rest, by uniting their cultures into single Indian culture can really be a great people and a great country.

One of the forms of the connecting element is a national holiday. A national holiday is a very important social factor in India. It allows not only to feel oneself in a casual atmosphere, unlike other days, in an atmoshpere when a person can throw out all accumulated emotions, and it is also a powerful tool for uniting peoples and believers. Passing through the streets of cities and capturing all segments of the population, a holiday blurs the boundaries of interfaith and interethnic differences.