Speech on Festivals of India
Hello everyone. Wishing all of you a very bright good morning. Today I will be rendering a speech on a very interesting topic, which all of you are surely going to like. The topic is ‘festivals of India’.
As we all know, India is a country, which is known for its diversity in all aspects. And this is applicable for the different kinds of festivals which are celebrated in the country. Each state in the country celebrates its own set of festivals and there are festivals, which are celebrated all over the country. There are cultural significances of the festivals. These festivals are celebrated since historical times. There might be changes in the ways the festivals are celebrated, in the pomp and the grandeur, but the actual meaning of the festival remains the same.
The festivals of India are also divided based on religions. People from different religions stay in the country peacefully and each is free to practice his own religion. India is a nation where Holi, Diwali, Dusshera, Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with the same enthusiasm as Christmas, Easter, Eid-Ul-Fitr, Muharram, Mahavir Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, Guru Nanak Jayanti and so on. This is one of the best instances of ‘unity in diversity’ in all aspects truly. The most interesting part is that people from different religions are also seen to enjoy festivals of other religions in the country. This is the reason our nation is called ‘secular’.
There are festivals in India, which are specific to the seasons in the country. Different states celebrate different festivals in this category. It is obvious that the regional flavor is quite strong in these festivals and that is what makes them so unique and special.
Festivals of India have strong religious as well as social significance. A sense of unity and togetherness prevails during festive times and people are seen enjoying with family and friends at these times. Differences and enmities are overcome and people come together for universal brotherhood and the sake of friendship.