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Eid-ul-Fitr, popularly known as the “Festival of Breaking of the Fast”, occurs as soon as the new moon is sighted at the end of the month of fasting, namely Ramadan also known as Ramzan. This festival celebrates the end of Ramzan, the Muslim month of fasting. It is an occasion of feasting and rejoicing. Fitr [...]

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Eid-ul-Zuha is also known as Eid-ul-Adha in Arabic and Bakra-Id or Bakrid in the Indian subcontinent because of the tradition of sacrificing a goat or ‘bakr’ on this day. The word ‘Id’ is derived from the Arabic ‘iwd’ meaning ‘Festival’ and Zuha comes from ‘uzhaiyya’ which translates to ‘Sacrifice’. On this day Muslims sacrifice a [...]

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Muharram commemorates the martyrdom of the prophet Mohammed’s grandson- Hazrat Imam Hussein. It is observed all over the world by the Muslims especially the Shia community. Tazias, glittering replicas of the Martyr’s tomb, are carried in procession through the streets. The Tazias of Lucknow and Hyderabad are noted for their splendour. In places like Lucknow, Delhi, [...]

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Army Day


indian day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect our country and the people living in it. The day is celebrated on January 15th every year. On this day in 1948, Lieutenant General K. M. Cariappa became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief. Army played equally important role as the [...]

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Pongal is the harvest festival celebrated in the Southern parts of India of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. This festival is equivalent to the Makar Sankranti celebrated in North India and is celebrated for three days. Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal and Mattu Pongal, are the three days of Pongal festivities on successive days. In certain [...]

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ganga Sagar Snan


ganga Sagar Snan also known as Ganga Sagar Mela is the largest fair celebrated in the state of West Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. A dip in the ocean, where the Ganga drains into the sea is considered to be of great religious significance particularly on the Makara Sankranti day when the sun [...]

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national Youth Day


Indian Government declared January 12th as the National Youth Day in 1984. This day marks the birth day of great Indian philosopher, Swami Vivekananda whose teachings are the biggest philosophical asset of the country. The motto of declaring youth day on the birth date of this philosophical guru was motivating and inculcating these pious ideals [...]

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New Year’s Day


New Year symbolizes the rejuvenation time, the coming year brings with it new dreams to be accomplished, goals to be achieved and wishes to be fulfilled. People around the globe celebrate New Year with lots of joy and excitement all around. Everyone bids farewell to the current passing year and welcomes the arriving New Year. [...]

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April Fools’ Day


The day comes with showers of laughter all around. People forget their sorrows and get blended in the jolly arena on this day. The day is marked by playing pranks and other practical jokes on near and dear ones. Origin April Fool’s Day is thought to originate long back in 1582, when new Gregorian calendar [...]

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Good Friday


Good Friday is the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified. Jesus Christ was born to Marry in Nezareth – a small town in Israel. He was the founder of Christianity, one of the world’s largest religions. Christ is believed to be an incarnation of God and his teachings are described in the New Testament. [...]

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holi 2013 – March 27 – Holi Hai!


Holi – The Festival of Colors marks the beginning of ceremonies as it is the first festival in the Hindu calendar. Holi 2013 falls on March 27, that is the full moon day of the month of Phalgun as per the Hindu calendar. On this day, people greet each other with colours and celebrate the [...]

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world Tuberculosis Day


every year World Tuberculosis Day is observed on 24 March to make people aware about the hazardous disease. Tuberculosis causes nearly 1.6 million deaths every year around the planet. In 1882 Dr Robert Koch thunderstruck the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus on March 24. At [...]

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World Meteorological Day

23 March 1950, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) was formed for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences. It consists of 191 members worldwide. World Meteorological Day is celebrated across the globe by the meteorological community every year on 23 March to commemorate the organization of WMO. It was designated as a [...]

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world Forestry Day

world Forestry Day is celebrated around the world to ring a bell among the society about the importance of forests and the scores of benefits which are gained from them. The concept of celebrating a day every year as World Forestry Day originated at the 23rd General Assembly of the European Confederation of Agriculture in 1971. The event also venerates the contribution of the [...]

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ramakrishna Paramhansa Jayanti


Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa was an incomparable spiritual saint, whose teachings influenced many lives across the globe and continues to do so till date, becoming more and more distinct as the effects of his God-centered life marked in our contemporary human culture. Swami ji himself practiced all the different religions and worshipped Goddess Kali, Jesus Christ [...]

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Sivaratri or Mahashivratri


Shivaratri or Mahashivaratri (Night of Shiva) is a Hindu festival, celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm. The festival falls every year around 13th night or 14th day in the Krishna Paksha of the month of Magh (as per Shalivahana) or Phalgun (as per Vikrama) in the Hindu calendar. The festival is exclusively dedicated [...]

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International Women’s Day


She is WOMAN. She is Mother. Daughter. Wife. Sister. She is a Person. She is Strong, Smart, Crafty. She is Passionate, Courageous, Generous. Cooking barefoot is only one of several superpowers. She is Action, Emotion, Devotion. She has Hope, Beauty, Power. She has a Brain and she knows how to use it. She Gives You [...]

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National Science Day


Rashtriya Vigyan Evam Prodoyogiki Sanchar Parishad (RVPSP) (National Council for Science & Technology Communication) of the Ministry of Science and Technology celebrates National Science day (NSD) to popularise the benefits of scientific knowledge and practical appropriation. Various activities are organised on the day, like debates, quiz competitions, exhibitions, lectures, in which college students, school students [...]

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Central Excise Day

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Central Excise Day is celebrated all over India on 24th February. Different states of the country conduct various types of programs on this day. The day marks the day of enactment of the Central Excise and Salt Act, 1944. The program on the day rewards few of the most sincere and good employees for their [...]

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vasant Panchami / Shree Panchami / Saraswati Puja

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Hinduism is a way of life rather than a religion. The people practicing Hinduism have firm faith on Gods and Goddesses whom they worshiped on various occasions by performing Puja and rituals. Basant Panchami or Vasant Panchami is a festival that signifies the beginning of Vasant Ritu (spring season). Magh Sud 5 (5th day of [...]

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