Can you imagine a life without festivals? Impossible, right? It’s hard to overstate their importance in our lives and the life of a community. They’re often reasons for bringing the family together, making friends and celebrating the very spirit of mankind. We were made to spread happiness. We were meant to share good times. Festivals motivate us to be better people and to share our joy with the world. Here are some beautiful ways that festivals bring us together.

1. Ganesh Chaturthi...

Unites us all in a sea of humanity as we smile, laugh, sing songs and carry Lord Ganesha for Visarjan. There’s a special joy one feels to be a part of something so big and so powerful. And if you’re going to be joining the festivities, don’t forget to dress brightly!

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2. Diwali...

Being the festival of lights, also does a great service in uniting families and relatives, both close and distant. In fact, most family reunions happen during this wonderful festival. Friends, family, sweets and fireworks. What’s not to like?

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3. Eid...

Both Eid-Ul-Adha and Eid-Ul-Fitr are great opportunities to bring the family together. These are festivals that can bring entire communities together. And the food… Oh my God, the food!

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4. Raksha-Bandhan...

Is a unique festival both in India and the world. It celebrates the loving bond between brother and sister and brings the whole family and often others closer together around this most beautiful of relationships.

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5. Holi...

Is a festival that truly removes the boundaries that man has created for man. It’s a hackneyed thing to say, but Holi even makes friends out of enemies. People all over India forget their differences and celebrate with the innocence of children.

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6. Dusshera...

comes a few days before Diwali but is no less important. Who doesn’t remember going with one’s family to see the Ram-Leela and the burning of Raavan. These are memories that last a lifetime.

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7. Christmas...

Just saying the name of this festival can bring about a smile on a person’s face. The whole season makes you want to be a better person. Like any other festival, it is about getting people together and spreading the joy. And of course, the presents. Woohoo!

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8. Buddh Purnima...

Is a Buddhist festival that marks Gautama Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. Celebrating Buddh Purnima also means making special efforts to bring happiness to the unfortunate like the aged, the handicapped and the sick.

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9. Guru Nanak Jayanti...

Is the most important festival for the Sikh community. Sikhs congregate in Gurudwaras, help make and serve Langar to one and all and donate generously to a variety of causes. This festival is a shining example of sacrifice, respect and charity.

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