Festivals to celebrate

@mayka123 (10598)
India
September 27, 2008 3:19am CST
I think people of all religions are now looking forward to festivals from now till the New Year. What festival are you looking forward to and how do you intend celebrating it?
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
27 Sep 08
Hi dear Mayka How are u Well We Muslims are waiting for one of Our relegious festival, We call it Eid Ul Fitr. This is day to Thanks Allah and Celebrate the blessing of Allah Bestowed to Muslim During Holy Month of Ramazan( The Month of Fasting). This is mostly family gathering, meeting with friends,. relatives. In Morning All Muslim Gathers in Mosque, big Grounds and offer prayers to thank Allah, Differnt foods are cooked and shared with friends, neighbours, kids get money and gifts. We are Getting 4 days off for it from Oct 1 to Oct 4,08. Take care
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
29 Sep 08
First of all a Happy Eid to you and your family and colleagues and friends. You must already be in a holiday mood now that you will be having holidays this whole week. I have also been invited to Eid celebrations at a friends place. We have just one holiday this week i.e. on 2nd October.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
29 Sep 08
Hi Mayka Thanks for such lovely greeting. Yeah we are looking for holidays, i dont think we are going to get much rest, but i am sure pychological effect is enough for that Enjoy Eisd at ur friend place and enjoy Food Wish u all the best Take care
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
30 Sep 08
These holidays you may not get time to rest but just the pleasure of being with the family is enough. Hope you are having a nice holiday just now.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
27 Sep 08
Yes, you are right many festivals are round the corner. Navratras followed by Vijay Dashmi, Karva Chauth and then lastly Diwali/Bhai Duj, all will follow one by one. From Navratras the festivity will start which will till Bhai Duj. Festivals are change from the dull and drab daily life and we always look forward to get some refreshing change during the festivals. What about you?
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
27 Sep 08
Because I am married into a Hindu family so we look forward to Navratri and Diwali/Bhai Duj....My daughter especially Bhai Duj because it is gift collecting time for her....Then later there is Christmas and New year....so it is just fun these next few months....and with some birthdays and a wedding in the family in between I think I will be enjoying the next few months...
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Sep 08
OH! I did not know that you married in a Hindu family and you know about all the festivals.
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
29 Sep 08
Yes I am a Catholic married to a Hindu....my kids are Hindus....so we celebrate Dassera/Diwali and Christmas at home....isnt it fun????
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
27 Sep 08
In this week we have 4 holidays here in kuwait it will be EID Day, for muslim so we are looking for that.
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
29 Sep 08
hmmmmm kool we are having 5 holidays here for Eid Days Enjoy Take care
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
18 Oct 08
Eid is now over and your holidays are over too. Hope you had fun in those holidays.
@shana123 (2096)
• India
28 Sep 08
In my home people are getting prepared to celebrate Ayudha pooja where they keep all the stuffs used at home and keep it and do idol worhsipp for that day they never take that things and use it , only after a day they take all the books and use it , we are having nearly 10 days of holiday .so im so happy that its my rest day and i can stay at home from going to college
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
18 Oct 08
So when are these ten days holidays that you were looking forward to? Are they over or still to come?
@ellie333 (21029)
27 Sep 08
Hi Mayka, I am personally looking forward to Christmas as this year I will have all my children home with me on Christmas day as my eldest won't be flying off to Mexico until the New Year so we will all have more time to relax together, the last two years she has flown off to New York on Boxing Day so everything was rush rush rush. I am at my happiest when I have all three of my children at home with me and that doesn't happen that often these days. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
4 Oct 08
All the best to you for your Christmas Holiday. Since you say that it doesnt happen often that all your three children are are home I can understand how excited you must be for this holiday. Am sure you will have a lot to share with us after the New year. Look forward to hearing your experiences.
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
We have so many festivals whole year round, but I think if not everybody, do enjoy Christmas and New Year, I am looking forward especially for the Christmas celebration where every member of the family gather and friends you can think of by sending them small presents or maybe thoughts. On the other hand, New Year is full of fun and excitement esp during the countdown, what is the most important of these festivities is that you and your family were together.
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
10 Oct 08
I agree that the best part of festivities is that you can get together with family and friends. I too am looking forward to Christmas and New Year.
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Sep 08
The National holiday is coming and I look forward to it. We will have one week off work. That's super! I will have more time for my family. I don't have a plan to go to have a travel this year because I had an operation few months ago. It's better for me to stay at home. I love China
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
29 Sep 08
Hope you recover soon from your operation. Its good to be having so many holidays at a stretch. It gives us more time to ourselves. Happy Holiday.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Sep 08
i'm not much into to festivals. i hope to have my children for thanksgiving. i don't know if that's considered a festival or not.
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@kwenge (2493)
• Kenya
27 Sep 08
Am looking forward for Id Ul fitir (not sure the spellings) which has been gazetted for 1st october though am not muslim i will embrace it and celebrate it because it will be a public holiday and no working.....a friend has invited us to their house for a feast......... There is october 10th and october 20th cebration of heroes day.....no much celebration but will be resting at home. And now there is the festive season...for all........christmass and new year will be peak of it all. We are yet to start preparations. What about you?
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
18 Oct 08
Eid is over and we missed a holiday on that day because it was already a public holiday. Now we are looking forward to Diwali which is at the end of this month. For that we have three days holiday. Then there is Christmas and New year. In between I celebrated my birthday and now next week will be celebrating my sons birthday. So its just parties for me here.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
29 Sep 08
Well Dasara and Navarathi is on so we planned to celebrate it in a great way. I have a lengthy holidays and planning to visit my home town with family and we will have a circle trip to all places and will have a bigh family reunion on these days so well a south trip is pakka here,what about you my friend
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
6 Oct 08
Since I am a Catholic married to a Hindu we celebrate both Dussera/Diwali and Christmas/New Year at home. So am looking forward to all four of these festivals. Am not planning any outing because we have just three days holiday for Diwali and I cannot take any extra leave as I need to take leave in December.
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
29 Sep 08
Hi Mayka, by now, I am looking forward to celebrate the festival 'Durgaa Poojaa' or 'Dussera'. It is a great festival in my country and comes in October. Worships to Goddess Durgaa, dresses for all, fun, foods, friends, visits as well as merry making are the main attractions of this festival. Which festival are you looking forward now? Thanks for this nice topic!
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
30 Sep 08
Hi Mitraa Being from India I too look forward to Durga Pooja and Dussera. Since I am a Catholic married to a Hindu we celebrate Dussera/Diwali and Christmas at home. So naturally I am looking forward to celebrations till the New Year. Just hope we have a safe Navratri.....
@nini89 (670)
• India
29 Sep 08
I wish all my friends in mylot a Happy Dassera and Diwali. For me and for my family there is no festials this year as my beloved husband the worlds most lovable father of my kids passed away. Happy mylotting and have a nice day.
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
29 Sep 08
Hi nini89, I know how you must be feeling just now. The pain is more when festivals approach as at that time we feel the loss of our loved one more. I know you will not be celebrating the festivals this year but in your own way make sure you keep the kids happy on that day....dont let them cry for their father atleast on the festival days.....
• Philippines
28 Sep 08
Hi Mayka,I am looking forward to Halloween, Christmas and New Year and two birthday celebrations in between. This is going to be special for us bec we have a new baby in the family and she will be 10 months old on Christmas Day. It will be our first Christmas with her.:) LoovesAmethyst
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
18 Oct 08
How is the new baby doing? Keeping you all on your feet? Or well behaved? Its fun to be having a new member in the family. Congratulations and an advance Merry Christmas.