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Grabbing Life by the Horns

All about indian festivals

Green wreath with fruits, bells, and golden leaves
Marco Verch Professional Photographer
Green wreath with fruits, bells, and golden leaves

The Indian festival Holi is the celebration of good vs evil. I celebrate Holi by having a color party. In India, they also have a color party. Holi is a spring festival and the celebration started in the 19th century there is more than one story behind Holi. Diwali is the celebration of the victory of light over dark. I celebrate Diwali by having a special Indian food. I set up candles outside of my house and I set up electronic candles inside of my house. The celebration of Diwali began in 527 BC. Rakhi is a celebration of the bond between brother and sister. I celebrate it by tying it to my cousins and this year I tied it to my brother-in-law. In India, there is a tradition where you tie Rakhi to your sister-in-law. The brothers are supposed to give sisters gifts. I wear traditional ware on holidays

The 4 main Indian festivals are Eid, Diwali, Navratri, and Christmas.

Here is an interview with Mrs Tripathi.

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What did you use to do on Diwali?

“I used to put on lights, Do prayers/go to the temple, light up candles /clay lamps, give each other gifts and sweets, and burn firecrackers.”

What do you do on Diwali now?

“Put on lights, Put on clay lamps, and go to the temple .”

What did you use to do on Holi?

Dance on the streets, Water guns, Throw color dye on  each other, Drink a special Holi drink, and distribute sweets .”

What do you do now on Holi?

“I eat sweets/I also distribute sweets”

How did you celebrate rakhi?

“I used to tie my brother Rakhi feed him sweets and give him blessings .”

How do you celebrate rakhi now?

“I don’t see my brother so  my daughters put Rakhi on each other ”

What are your favorite Holiday traditions ?

“My favorite Holidays are Navratri and Christmas ”

Happy holidays

 

 

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Arini Agrawal, Reporter
This is Arini's first year as part of The Pomegranate. In her free time, Arini loves painting and creative writing.

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