What's your favorite festival in your country?

China
September 29, 2007 9:00pm CST
Hi! What's your favorite festival in your country? If you are interested in it, just let me know. I'd like to know something about your culture. Our National Day is coming. I'm glad to have a seven-day holiday. I am going to spend the holiday with my family, for we are busy working as usual. We all need to relax ourselves. We have lots of festivals like Spring Festival, Mid-autumn Festival, Lantern Festival, May Day, National Day, Women's Day, Children's Day and Teachers' Day. My favorite festivals are Spring Festival, May Day and National Day. Because they have a long holiday during the festivals. We can have a good rest during the festivals.
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• India
30 Sep 07
I am from India. in india there is lots of festival, in every month we have festival. and we are enjoy all the festival. and i most love Holi and Diwali, which comes March and October. that is really great festival. in holi we play with ballons with water in it and through to each other its so exciting to play. Diwali is new year for us, so in diwali we do fireworks, and also eat sweets, so i enjoy this two festival very much. and all other festival i enjoy very much
• China
30 Sep 07
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• China
30 Sep 07
I am a chinese too.i my favorite festival is spring festival and notional day too.spring festival have long history,i know that it has about 2 thousands of years old,it is chinese most important festival.notional day is the birthday of our new china.so, the day let me pleasure. my wife is a teacher,so i like teachers's day too. have a good time in holiday.
• China
30 Sep 07
I am also a chinese.I believe that most people in China that their favorite festival is spring festival.I am proud of this festival,because this festival has a lot of different things from the other countries.Thank you.
@kalav56 (11504)
• India
7 Oct 07
I think India is virtually a land of festivals. There are many here, but the major ones are Diwali, Navarathri,and Pongal. A lot of importance is given to Diwali, when all people try and buy new clothes and celebrate this with great pomp and splendour. Navarathri is a [as the name signifies] nine day Pooja where the final day of Saraswathi/Ayudha Pooja is celebrated by many. Pongal is a harvest festival which is celebrated in the month of January, and this is in thanksgiving to the Bounties of Nature.They are all Hindu festivals and they have very interesting stories behind their celebration. I saw the grandeur of Vinayaka chathurthi in Mumbai and this was once again very beautiful. The spirit of devotion and faith behind these celebrations lend great value and charm to them.Apparently, Navarathri is great in Gujarat, Vinayaka festival is unique in Mumbai, Diwali is celebrated in every nook and corner, Pongal is different in south India and so is Makara Shankranthi in Mumbai. Then there are Krishna Jayanthi, Rama Navami, and many more.I will tend to elaborate much more but I shall call a halt for fear of boring the reader.
@Ramsakha (205)
• India
7 Oct 07
My country is India. India is a land of festivals and fairs. considering festivals of all communities, it can be said that in India every day is a festival or a fair. Muslim are observing month-long fasts. This month is known as Holy month of Ramadan. After one month Muslims will celebrate Eid. From next week, Hindus will start celebrating Vavratri festival. It will be for nine days. Then Hindus will celebrate Dussehra, followed by Diwali. In December, Christians will celebrate Christmas. All festivals are my favourite.
@Ramsakha (205)
• India
7 Oct 07
My country is India. India is a land of festivals and fairs.A long festival season is going to start next week with Navratri festival and will continue till Hole in March next year. Navratri will be celebrated for nine day. Then Dessehra will be celebrated followed by Diwali. All festivals are my favourite.
@loycute (29)
• Philippines
1 Oct 07
hi there! my favorite festival here in our country is the SINULOG FESTIVAL. it's the festival in honor of the STo. Niño and it is usually celebrated in the month of January. and people from different parts of the world would come and witness the event because it is a very colorful festival and people would just walk into the streets wearing costumes and paint their faces perhaps. and then the most awaited part is the parade or the street dancing of each contingents from any parts of the country who would dance in the streets with colorful costumes and they would bring with them the statue of Sto. Niño. and people wouldn't care if it's too hot or if it rains during that day. and when the night time comes, a very beautiful fireworks display will take place. and that's what i love about the sinulog festival.
@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
30 Sep 07
Here in my country, we have so many regional festivities that are usually religious and cultural in nature. One of the oldest and the most grand is the Sinulog Festival of Cebu City which is celebrated around January in honor of the child Jesus. it is also I think the Philippines' most popular festivity as gauge by the attendance and intensity of the activities surrounding the said fest. Aside from Sinulog, there are a lot of festivals depending on the region of the country. In fact, we are expecting some other regions to come up with their own festivities presumably to present their own culture and economic prowess as well as to attract domestic and international tourist. Come to Philippinesa nd experience the thrill and joy of these festivities while being enthralled by the world-class hospitality of the Filipinos.
@ndank73 (11)
• Indonesia
30 Sep 07
My favorite festival in my country/Imdonesian is while we celebrate Indonesia Independence Day on Aug 17 .There were many traditional food, traditional dance, and especially for jakarta city there was a Barong show. This is for one day...... for more clearly you can sms to me on 085697805734
@feris0604 (303)
• Malaysia
30 Sep 07
My favourite festival ..... any festival with holidays and do not fall on a weekend will be my favourite. There are many races in my country, so a country with multi-races and cultures, we have lots of festive holidays the whole year. Most of the holidays are celebrated in grand scales. There will even be programs for children and adults broadcast in national television channels. There will be open-houses, cultural performances and many other 'goodies' for all. So, we all like festivals very much.