Many of us celebrate Festivals, and many of us just sit at home and enjoy the Festival Holiday. Well, I am here with the article on Upcoming October Festivals in India. If you not from India but love its culture (well who doesn’t) this article is perfect for your brain to understand the rich culture and colorful environment of Most beautiful and huge (in population) India.
But before I start here are some Fun and Informative Facts of India:
- India is situated in South Asia and the Seventh Largest in the area in compare of other countries.
- India’s main motto is “Satyameva Jayate” – Which in English means “Truth Alone Triumphs.”
- Total 22 Languages are spoken in India even before the Independence from Britishers.
- India is the only country in World with different cultures and all type of religions in one place.
- India also has its own Switzerland (Himachal Pradesh) and Hawaii (Goa)
Top 3 Upcoming October Festivals in India – Bringing Public Holiday to Indians
India is a country perfect for the festival lovers, and with almost nine religions everyone gets a good amount of Public Holidays every day. So below you can find top 3 Upcoming Festivals in October:
Vijayadashami (Dasara, Dussehra) – 30 September
The most famous festival of Victory over badness or victory of lightness over darkness. It is a major Hindu festival, but every citizen of India celebrate it with love and one of the Upcoming October Festivals in India. Below I talked about the importance of Dussehra.
Why do we celebrate Dussehra
Vijayadashami combined with Vijay and Dashami which means Victory and tenth. In India, many people celebrate it on a different perspective. In the northern and eastern side, People celebrate it for ending of Durga Puja (a Goddess who won the fight from Devil Buffalo to protect the Dharma). But on the western and southern side of India People celebrate it as Dussehra. In which a Hindu God “Ram” got victory over Demon called “Raven” who kidnapped the god Ram’s Wife “Sita.”
Below are some pictures from celebration last year:
Diwali (Deepavali) – 20 October
Diwali is a festival of light and the happiness of celebrates every year at the beginning of winters. Every Citizen no matter what religion they from in India celebrate with each other to brotherhood and unity of the nation. And not only Indian but people also from Out of India celebrates it. Here are some history lessons and Diwali Story.
Why is Diwali celebrated
Diwali is significant of lightness over darkness, good over evil and Knowledge over illiteracy. According to old stories, this day God ram came home after winning Wife Sita over Demon Ravan. Every Single house this day lights up with Candles to show welcome to God Ram.
This day is not only special for Hindu religion; Jains celebrate the festival of Diwali to remember the day when Mahavira got “Moksha.” Sikh religion also celebrates and light candles because this day their Guru “Guru Hargobind Singh Ji” came home after releasing from Mughal Empire Prison. So these two were the very popular Upcoming October Festivals in India and now in my top third is a National Holiday.
Mahatma Gandhi Birthday (Gandhi Jayanti) – 2 October
Gandhi’s Birthday is not a typically Festival, but it is a Public holiday for every Indian Citizen and an International Nonviolence day. You can learn more about it down below in the history lessons.
How is Gandhi Jayanti celebrated?
Mahatma Gandhi – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka Bapu was born on 2 October 1869. Bapu was the leader of the biggest movement toward Independence in India against British Empire. He didn’t only participate in Indian Movements, but Bapu also took down his stick of justice for the Civil Rights in South Africa (1893 to 1914).
2 October is now officially celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti with a National Holiday all over the India.
Above given points are solely based on Research I did on the Internet (a land of magic) and if you have a complaint or have an opinion, please write it down on a piece of paper and burn it with your Dignity.