Grade 2, Science Olympiad (CBSE) - Festivals 

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Many harvest festivals are celebrated in India to mark the completion of harvesting. Few major ones are :

1) Bihu - Assam
2) Lohri - Punjab
3) Baisakhi - Punjab
4) Onam - Kerala
5) Pongal - Tamilnadu
6) Makar Sankranti - Karnataka


National festivals of India:

There are many national festivals of India.

  • Independence Day: India got independence on 15th August 1947. Since then independence day is celebrated on 15th August. Indian Prime Minister hoists the national flag on the Red Fort.
  • Republic Day: India's constitution came into force on 26th January 1950. Since then 26th January is celebrated as the Republic day. Indian President hoists the national flag on Red Fort on this day.
  • Gandhi Jayanti: Every year 2nd October which is Mahatma Gandhi's (Father of the nation)  birthday is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti.
  • Teacher's Day: Teacher's day is celebrated on 5th September. It is the birthday of Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan.
  • Children's Day: 14th November is celebrated as children's day every year. It is the birthday of Jawahar Lal Nehru (Chacha Nehru).


Religious Festivals of India:

Diwali: Diwali is the festival of lights mainly celebrated by Hindus. On this festival, people decorate their houses with lights and diyas.

Holi: Holi is the festival of colors, mainly celebrated by Hindus.

Raksha Bandhan: Festival of brother and sister love celebrated by Hindus.

Dussehra: Dussehra is also called as Vijay Dashmi and is celebrated by Hindus. People celebrate the victory of Ram over Raavan. On this day effigies of Ravan, Kunbhkaran and Meghnaad are burnt by people.

Eid: Eid is celebrated by Muslims. They offer morning namaz in Masjid on this day. They make sweets and share it with their friends and families.

Christmas: Christmas is celebrated by Christians. They decorate Christmas tree and exchange gifts with each other.

Guru Parab: Guru Parab is celebrated by Sikhs. They go to gurudwara to offer prayers and conduct free meal Langars.


Major indian traditional dishes are :

Kashmir: kesar pulav, Rogan josh, dum aloo
Punjab: makki kee roti sarson ka saag, chole bhature, rajma-chawal
Gujrat: dhokla, thepla. khandavi, gujrati kadi
Maharashtra : vada pav, pav-bhaji, srikhand, modak
Bihar: litti chokha, jhalmuri, sattu parantha, tilkut
Rajasthan: daal bati churma, gatte ke sabji, pyaj kachori
West Bengal: doi machh, sandesh, daab jhingri
Andhra Pradesh: hyderabadi biryaani
Tamilnadu: masala dosa, idlis, appam, rasam, chettinad chicken and pongal

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