In India every region and every religion has something to celebrate. The festivals reflect the vigor and culture of its people. Vibrant colors, music and festivity make the country come alive throughout the year.
The emphasis laid on the different festivals differs in different parts of the country. Some of the famous Indian Festival are Navaratri which is celebrated with maximum fervor in West Bengal as compared to that in other parts of the country. The Festival of Holi is celebrated with gusto in the north, and although it is also observed in the western and eastern parts of India, in the south it is almost unknown.
There are also a few regional festivals like Pongal - the harvest festival in Tamil Nadu , Onam in Kerala and the various other temple festivals devoted to the specific patron Gods and Goddesses of the temples, which are celebrated exclusively in those areas, which may be limited to one or a few villages.
This galaxy of festivals that exist do contribute in inter-spicing Indian life with gaiety and color as also in giving the country the distinction of having the maximum number of holidays