Indian culture represents a colorful mosaic of various customs, fairs and festivals in which its citizens participate with complete faith and devotion. The secular nature of the country makes these festivals all the more numerous and enjoyable as the people of different religion and culture add new colors of joys, faith and enthusiasm to these festivals. It would not be an exaggeration to say that Indians celebrate a greater number of fairs and festivals than the total number of days in a year.
The different festivals celebrated in India represent the vast area covered by the country in terms of length and breadth and the different climatic regions in which it falls due to its expansion for Indian Joyful Carnivals. Adding to the fact is the secular nature of the country where the state upholds and regards all the religions as equal. This in turn fills the citizens with enthusiasm to celebrate their festivals as per their faith-following with utmost fun and faith. There are few celebrations which are national in nature like Republic Day and Independence Day representing the national integration and unity of the country. The New Year opens with the celebrations of Republic Day Parade in which all the three wings of the Defense display their capabilities in terms of technology, arms, ammunitions and warfare. The colorful tableaus from the different states of the country symbolize unity in the diversity of the country. Apart from the national days, there are different days accorded for the respect and reverence of the great personalities of the country. Gandhi Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the father of the nation (2nd October) and Children’s Day, the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru (14th November) fall under this category. The third category includes different religious festivals that are celebrated in India. Holi, Diwali, Eid, Bakrid, Christmas, Onam, Pongal etc. are festivals representative of religious and regional diversity of the country. The awesome feature of these festivals is that the people cutting across the regional, cultural and religious line, participate with full enthusiasm all over the country. Various birth anniversaries of the deities and gurus are celebrated in India. While Hindus commemorate the birth anniversaries of their deities as Ram Navami, Maha Shivratri, Janam Ashtami similarly, the Sikhs remember their gurus on Gurpurab add up to Indian Joyful Carnival.