Festivel - Which is your most important one? How do you celebrate it?

India
November 7, 2007 7:34am CST
For me, the most important festival is DIwali which is due in the next two days. For us Indians, it is the biggest festival of the year and we celebrate it with great fervour. Diwali is the festival of lights and we all buy new clothes, sweets and gold for the festival. Which is the biggest festival celebrated in your place and how do you celebrate it?
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
8 Nov 07
Living in Thailand, the most important festival is one called 'Song Khran' which is the Thai new year and lasts thre or four days in April. It's a time when traditionally Thais throw water over each other. Thais love holidays and celebrate three New Years here.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
7 Nov 07
I would say for America. It is out of Christmas and The Fouth of July. Christmas is a day of remebering when Jesus was born. A lot of America celebrates it as a gift giving holiday and also Santa Claus giving gifts to childern. The 4th of July is our day of Indepence for the United States of American. There is usally fireworks that are shot off in the evening of the 4th of July.
@raychill (6571)
• United States
7 Nov 07
We don't have one important Festival and I don't think any are really all that important to me really. I think most festivals are more for media and stuff than the actual celebration itself.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I have read this same post before from coolguy,and i answered it.Is this a copy of his???????????????????
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
8 Nov 07
You must mean someone else because coolguy is a new user and has not posted anything yet. I have seen other discussions about Diwali, but so far none just like this one. Ranjeetkolarkar is very conscientious though and I cannot imagine him copying.
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• India
8 Nov 07
There might definitely a similar discussion on mylot. I do not deny that. But I am very sure that I have not copied it. Had I happened to notice it earlier, I would definitely not have hosted this discussion. Anyway, thanks for the response and bringing it to my notice.
@mdvarghese (1789)
• Bangalore, India
7 Nov 07
Dear Ranjeet, As you state, Diwali is the biggest festival of Indians.Moreover, this festival is celebrated in the most parts of the country. And this is a special festival for all Indians As I am staying in Bangalore, here Dusserah is one of the biggest festival. It is just concluded. Then also all kannadigas will celebrate the Diwali also with same spirit. Let us call Diwali as the National Festival of India. Wish you all a Happy Diwali
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• India
7 Nov 07
dear mdvarghese, thanks for the wishes. i wish the same to you too. and fortuunately, i too am in bangalore today. and i am very well aware of the dussehra celebrations at mysore. they indeed are grand.
• United States
8 Nov 07
Happy Diwali!The biggest festive time here in the States is the Holiday season that starts with Thanksgiving goes thru Christmas and New Years.It starts around the last Thursday of November, which is Thanksgiving.On Thanksgiving we get together with family and friends and have a feast and most of us watch football.Then with Christmas, it a family gathering too.Gifts are given, there is another feast. It all depends on your family traditions.Catholic families will go to Church late Christmas eve/ early Christmas morning. Other Christians won't go to church at all.There are families that have one parent that is Christian and the other isn't so they may have other traditions.What is different about Christmas here in the States, you can make it a very religious holiday or not.I like it when Christmas is a day of Hanukkah, The Jewish Festival Of Lights.They are both celebrated at my house and when they are together it is very special.A week after Christmas is the New Year.New Years eve is a very festive time.In New York city, many people come and stand outside and wait to see this big shiny ball fall to represent the coming of the new year.Like Christmas,there are many different ways to celebrate and it depends on the family.
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@brendalee (6086)
• United States
8 Nov 07
For me its Christmas. We decorate the house with pretty lights and put up a christmas tree. Then we give presents to each other and eat way too much food. LOL
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Nov 07
I think the most important festival in my country is the Chinese New Year. It seems that everything will slow down at that time. We will have lots of delicious foods everyday. And a whole family will get together and we will also visit our relatives or friends during this festival. Usually it will last 7 days. Children love this festival because they can get lucky money.
@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
8 Nov 07
I'm not sure, but I think that is the celebration that went on here a few days ago with people from your culture. I heard from a few of my friends that it was a huge celebration, and that it was pretty awesome. For my family, Christmas is the biggest celebration. We all get together and eat lots of wonderful food, and we exchange gifts afterward. Then we take naps for an hour or so, and then we start eating again. LOL
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@yojspew (171)
• Philippines
7 Nov 07
For me, Christmas is the most important celebration..It is during this time that I get to be with my loved ones and friends..We don't really think about the gift too much what's important for us is that our family is complete as we celebrate the birth of Christ together.
@musicman6 (2368)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I guess for us over here, July the 4th, is the festival we love to celebrate! All the kids love to see the fireworks, and all the fireworks displays they have in different towns!
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
7 Nov 07
For me it has to be Passover because of the similarity of the Passover Lamb and Y'shua and how it all fits together like a puzzle..:) Plus all the food and dancing and celebrating, that is fun too..
@dew431 (152)
• India
7 Nov 07
hi ranjeet being from north india "diwali" is one of the main festivals over here,but at my place shivratri is also one of the biggest festivals
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
7 Nov 07
Hai 1279 where were you all these days? How do you do. Wish you a very happy diwali. In Hindu religion, almost everyday is a festival and there are thousands of sects and subsects and for each of them, there are specific festivals which are important. For me, diwali is important, because we do conduct pooja to godesses Lakshmi.
• United States
23 Jul 09
I like to celebrate the 4th of july because that is the day of independence
• China
9 Jul 09
for me , only regard spring festivel high, !
• India
28 May 09
for me it is a eid,its real name is 'eid-ul-fitra',its come after 30 days of ramzan
@MisterPlus (1917)
• Philippines
12 May 09
In the month of May we are celebrating the May flower festival and everyday there are parades of beautiful girls and women with their wonderful long gowns. The festival lasts for the whole month of May. The prettiest of all will be on the last part of the parade. This is one of the most celebrated festival in my country the Philippines.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
13 Nov 07
Oh! i am late , the festival is already over,but i like it very much, there is too much enthusiasm in this festival, it feels great, it involves lot of preparations and is tiring but when the day comes all the tiredness is gone.
@MsTickle (24965)
• Australia
10 Nov 07
I've never heard of this festival Ranjeet. Can you explain a bit more about it. I would say that Christmas is our biggest festival where we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the son of God.