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If you know something about some indian festival (holiday) can you describe it please?
1. Makara Sankranti: Hindus consider the sun king of the planets. Makara Sankranti is the celebration of the sun's journey to the Northern Hemisphere.
2. Vasant Panchami day puja (worship) is devoted to Sarasvati, the Goddess of Learning. She bestows the greatest wealth to humanity--the wealth of knowledge.
3.Maha Shivaratri is the great night of Shiva, during which followers of Shiva observe religious fasting and the offering of Bael (Bilva) leaves to Shiva.
4.Holi or Phagwah is a popular spring festival. Holi commemorates the slaying of the demoness Holika by Lord Vishnu's devotee Prahlad. Thus, the festival's name is derived from the Sanskrit words "Holika Dahanam", which literally mean "Holika's slaying"
5.Shri Rama Navami: This festival celebrates the birth of Lord Rama who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
6.Hanuman Jayanthi: This celebrates the birth of Hanuman,Hanuman was the Avatara of Lord Siva. He was born of the Wind-God and Anjani Devi. He is also called by the names Pavanasuta, Marutsuta, Mahavira, Bajrangabali and Pavankumar.
7.Raksha Bandan: This celebrates the love of a sister for her brother. On this day, sisters tie a rakhi, a colorful bracelet made of silk thread, on the wrist of their brothers to protect them against evil influences.
8.Krishna Janmashtami: This is the celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna, 8th avtar of lord vishnu, who told bhagvat gita to arjuna during mahabharat..9.Navaratri: Navaratri or the nine sacred nights dedicated to the Mother Goddess are celebrated in the month of October-November. Navaratri includes the Sarasvati Puja and the Durga Puja festivals. "Nava" means nine and "ratri" means night. So Navaratri literally means nine nights.10.Dusshera, also known as Vijaya Dashami, is celebrated on the tenth day of Navaratri. This signifies the victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana, which is often observed with special celebrations and the burning of the effigy of Ravana. celebrated as the victory of good on evil11.Karva Chauth: This is a fast undertaken by married Hindu women who offer prayers seeking the welfare, prosperity and longevity of their husbands12.Deepavali: Deepavali, or Diwali as it is popularly called, is the festival of lights. It symbolizes the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness.
01 Tuesday English New Year13 Sunday Lohri14 Monday Uttarayana Sankranti26 Saturday Republic Day
14 Thursday Vasant Panchami
10 Sunday Maha Shivaratri26 Tuesday Holi/Holika Dahan27 Wednesday Rangwali Holi
11 Thursday Gudi Padwa , Ugadi14 Sunday Solar New Year , Baisakhi , AmbedkarJayanti19 Friday Rama Navami
25 Saturday Buddha Purnima
10 Wednesday Jagannath Rathyatra
15 Thursday Independence Day20 Tuesday Raksha Bandhan28 Wednesday Krishna Janmashtami
09 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
02 Wednesday Gandhi Jayanti12 Saturday Durga Ashtami , Maha Navami13 Sunday Dussehra22 Tuesday Karwa Chauth
02 Saturday Narak Chaturdashi03 Sunday Diwali/Lakshami Puja04 Monday Gowardhan Puja05 Tuesday Bhaiya Dooj08 Friday Chhath Puja
25 Wednesday Merry Christmas