Tag: Indian holidays

India Calendar 2013

| September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

India Calendar 2013 If there is one thing that can be said of India, it is that it is a highly and devoutly religious country. If there were a day for every Hindu deity, the 365 days of the year would be insufficiently inadequate, as you will find out below.   Pongal The Arrival of [...]

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Lohri Festival 2013

| August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lohri Festival 2013  When it happens: Mid-January(Sunday, 13th January 2013)  Where it happens:  Punjab, Haryana and Delhi in India History: Fire is an important element in Hinduism: It signifies energy and spiritual strength, and in that manner, is considered a deity. In Lohri Festival 2013, fire takes on a central role in the celebrations as [...]

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Jaipur Literature Festival 2013

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 When it happens: late January(January 24-28 in 2013) Where it happens: Diggi Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India History: Launched in 2006 by the Jaipur Virasat Foundation founded by Faith Singh, the Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 was initially conceived as the literary segment of the Jaipur Heritage International Festival, but won ‘independence’ from [...]

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Ram Navami 2013

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hands Raised to the Summer Sun in Ram Navami  Ram Navami 2013 When it happens: April 20 2013,Saturday Where it happens: India History: Ram Navami  is based from the epic Ramayana. According to legends, the emperor of Ayodha had three loving wives. Their greatest concern is that they had no children to heir the throne. [...]

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Buddha Purnima Festival 2013

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Buddha Purnima Festival Buddha Purnima 2013 When it happens: May 25 2013 Where it happens: India About the Festival: The Buddha Purnima Festival falls on the full moon night of the Vaisakha month. It is celebrated either in April or May to commemorate the birth of the founder of Buddhism, Buddha. During this day, the [...]

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