India is a land of unity in diversity. Indian Culture and traditions are something which has now become renowned all across the world is full of several unique customs and traditions, which outsiders might find really intriguing. India sees a large number of festivals, mainly because of the prevalence of diverse religions and groups. Indian traditions, notable events, festivals, special days and national holidays in India
Sunday 9 May
- Mother’s Day
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Sunday 20 June
- Father's Day
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We all refer to India and its culture as something very diverse and unique. The namaste is one of the most popular Indian customs is one of the five forms of traditional greetings one another with it is a way of saying "May our minds meet". Indian food and cuisine not only form an integral part of Indian culture but are also one of the key factors of India’s popularity worldwide. Wazwan is less a cuisine and more a tradition among Kashmiris. It is art served on a traem (platter) that involves a 36-course meal.
Chhau Dance: another important tradition from India that made it to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010 is the classical Chhau dance, from Odisha. In 2013, Sankirtana dance was inscribed in UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A Pung Cholom dance, which is part of the Sankirtana tradition.
The Festival Nag Panchami usually falls during the months of July and August. In Hindu culture, serpent blessings are sought to bring peace and welfare to the family.
Cow, in the Indian culture, is considered to be a Holy animal. Killing the cow or consuming cow meet is considered to be a sin.
In India, there exists the concept of a joint family, wherein the entire family (parents, wife, children and in some cases relatives) all live together. Faith, family and castes shape just about every aspect of Indian culture - from birth to death - and all the trials and parties in between.