The festivity combined with fun and frolic With Holi Festival the sober turn bhang-olic Sporting a riot of colors so wild and vivid Leaving no scope to be shy and timid Pools of water and the fancy spray guns Jovial become the elderly and the children Holi reminds of the mythical tales of yore … Continue reading HOLI : A Festival of Colours
Valentine day has gradually become a symbol of Love of sorts and has crossed borders to be celebrated worldwide in a lively spirit.
Pongal, Sankranti & Uttarayana In gratitude for agricultural abundance Comes this festive Tamilian observance Gift giving, feasting and home visiting A rice and milk dish with Jaggery sweetening The four day festival of Gregorian calendar Comes the Harvest significance of Thai Pongal Kite flying, bon fires and Surya Puja in the river The arts … Continue reading Soaring The Skies
Unity in diversity seems to be the theme for January.A festival celebrated at the same time under different names in different regions in India. It is even celebrated with a varied spirit everywhere.
Christmas is a festive period of holidays for many. Views expressed are those of a young poet here.
Lohri a north Indian festival is celebrated around harvest time in mid January. Traditional attire, traditional food, song and dance encircling bonfires is a common sight at most squares in Punjab and many other parts of Northern India. This is also an occasion to give adulations and honour a newly wed bride into the family as well a welcome to new borns in the family.
The feast of fasting comes here A festival that calls for share and care For all those faithful so Islamic The day observed with zest terrific Bringing to end the month Ramadan When fasting formed a vital form Begin the day with a sweet something Signifying new sweet beginnings And praying Fajir in the … Continue reading EID AL FITR
The Hindu Sindhis celebrate Cheti Chand as their New year. Since the partition of India only a fraction of Sindhis remained in Sindh territory which came under Pakistan. Thousands of Sindhi families that were forced to abandon their abode during the partition of the country migrated to India and various other parts of the world. Since there is no state that belongs to this growing community, they are recognized as world citizens and have adapted themselves to respective cultures and continents. The uniting factor is their culture that marks Cheti Chand as their day of identity.
The Sindhi New Year is known as Cheti Chand as it is observed at the beginning of the Sindhi Month Chet.
December’s unique celebration Hearts full of worship and jubilation A family time for the entire clan Their celebratory customs need a plan Involving heightened economic activity Christmas celebrated as per one’s Nativity The songs pre-Christmas get played plenty Origins of customs and themed music gaiety The bringing in of the Christmas Tree Adornment with … Continue reading CHRISTMAS : Celebrating the birth of Christ