What are the festivals or occassions celebrated in your country?

India
October 1, 2012 1:21am CST
I am from India and this is indeed a land of festivals. We have some nay festivals and people are always in joyous mood. Onam and diwali are important festivals that I mainly celebrate. Although there are alot of other festivals. I would like to your views on the same.
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@Shavkat (50202)
• Philippines
1 Oct 12
We celebrate Flower Festival every February, it is a nice thing to show the different kinds of flowers.
@riyauro (6431)
• India
1 Oct 12
in my country in Fiji we do not have religious festivals that much. We have christmas and friendly north festival and hibiscus festival. we also have South pacific peagent but usually changes from different island nations. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Oct 12
Hi, We have festivals here in honor of the saints our forefathers chose to celebrate. It is actually the remnants of the Spanish colonization when they brought Christianity to these parts of the world. Before them, there are thanksgiving festivals celebrated annually for the spirits around, of the rivers, of the forests, or just about anywhere that may seek the fancy of the people. All of these were for the good harvest of the crops, being spared from the damage of the pests, typhoons and other inclement element beyond human control, thus the phenomenon is always attributed to supernatural beings. The ways may have been changed, novenas, prayers, masses and the usual overflowing of food and drinks from dawn to dusk, but the sentiment is all the same, an act of thanksgiving to a fruitful year.