How many festivals does India have?
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With its myriad cultures and diverse communities, India is a land of several festivals. Each festival celebrates the spirit and reflects the faith and beliefs of the multitudes. Perhaps, it will not be an exaggeration to say that a regional or national festival is being celebrated every day of the year in some or the other part of the country.
Festivals could herald the onset of the harvesting season; commemorate the birthday of religious leaders and even mark significant mythological events. Most festivals are great occasion for people to come together and celebrate with alacrity and fanfare. Also the ways of celebrating a festival may vary in different regions and communities across the length and breadth of the country. Some of the popular annual festivals include Holi, Eid, Diwali and Dusshera among others. Of course, the Kumbh Mela is also famous worldwide. It is not possible to list every festival here, so make sure to arm yourself with a copy of the Rough Guide to India to learn more about the numerous interesting festivals of the country.