A festival is basically an occasion usually celebrated by a group and centered around a single theme or aspect of the community and its beliefs or customs. It can be regularly celebrated within the locality or sometimes abroad, depending on the mood of the people or their community. It is most commonly marked as a national or local holiday, festive occasion, or special event. There are hundreds of festivals worldwide, and their description varies according to their particular culture and region. Some examples of popular festivals are Christmas, New Year’s, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Diwali, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, and many others.
Hinduism is one of the largest world religions with overicism and complements. A festival in Hinduism traditionally falls in late November / early December. On this day, thanks to the deities, ancestors, and goddesses, good wishes come true. There is a lot of symbolic significance behind Hindu festivals and they are celebrated to different lengths in various communities and countries. For instance, in the Hindu calendar, Ramayana is celebrated during eight days, followed by four days of Durga Puja.
Buddhism is one of the oldest surviving religions in the world. It is the most important religion in the world, and for Buddhists, a festival is very similar to Diwali, despite the large number of geographical and cultural differences. There is a large Buddhist community in India, which celebrates the festival of Baisakhi with much enthusiasm. In fact, there have been attempts by Buddhist monks and nuns to create a holy pilgrimage dedicated to Prince Charles, the spiritual head of the Buddhist religion.
Islamic unity is threatened by a large number of cultural events that are celebrated throughout the country. These cultural events are usually largely ignored by Muslims because of their strict codes of behavior regarding ritualism. However, there are many Islamic scholars who argue that these events have an impact on the upbringing of young converts to Islam. They argue that converts to Islam are exposed to an unhealthy Islam due to the excesses of ritualism and other traditions associated with Islam. However, in spite of this divide between the believers, there is common ground on many issues including the need to respect other religions, and to celebrate them with gusto.
Among many religions, Christianity has its own unique festival, and in the UK, it is Diwali. Unlike other religions, however, Christian festivals are mostly celebrated on Christmas day. A major Christian festival in the UK is World Youth Day, which is celebrated on August 27 each year, and is notable not only for the massive influx of youth participants into the country, but also for the large number of cultural and social events that take place during the day. This festival is marked by parades, music, dance, theatrical shows, and other events.
The Hindu festival of Diwali is considered one of the largest festivals by many and is celebrated across India. However, unlike Christianity and Islam, it is a much bigger festival with a wider range of participants. Unlike other religious festivals, however, Diwali festivals draw huge numbers of people to places like Mumbai in the state of India. This highly visible event, along with the sultry heat of the summer, is a major draw for tourists in nearby cities as well. In India, the most popular Diwali festival feasts include the ‘Mansa dais’ or dinner; the ‘Rajasthan virgo free’; the ‘Konata Malaiputra’; and the ‘Dahi Handi’. Each of these dishes symbolizes the different aspects of life and tradition in the region where they originated.