Indian festivals

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List of Festivals in India

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Hindu

Islamic

Sikhism

Zoroastrian

Though Parsis account for less than 1% of the Indian population, Gandhiji said, "In numbers, Parsis are beneath contempt, but in contribution, beyond compare." The same could be said of their festivals. Unfortunately; like the Parsis themselves, these are private and celebrated within the community. The Parsis use the Shahenshahi calendar opposed to their Irani co-religionists. For example, the spring festival celebrated in April by Iranis, falls in October for Parsis due to the lack of intercalation over hundreds of years! In addition to seasonal festivals, called Gahambars, and many other Jashans (festivals), the most eminent festivals are listed below.

Christian

Others

Unofficial

External Links

Indian Festivals Calendar (http://festivals.tajonline.com) Kamat's Potpourri: Indian Festivals (http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/festive/) Zoroastrian Religious Calendar (http://www.avesta.org/zcal.html)

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