Indian Festival Quiz
How much do you know about our Indian festivals and its history? India is famous for its unity in diversity. We celebrate various festivals together with full enthusiasm. Let’s learn a few histories of our famous festivals with this brain-stretching quiz!!!
#1. Which hindu festival is also called as festival of lights?
Diwali, or Dipawali, is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness.
#2. Christmas is the festival that is celebrated, commemorating the?
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
#3. Which festival celebrates the entry of sun into the tropic of capricorn?
We celebrate Makar Sankranti to mark the day as the transition of the sun to the Makar, marking the end of the month. This day marks the end of the winter solstice and the start of longer days. This day demands celebration for the farmers as the harvesting season begins after this day.
#4. Which of the following flower is associated with the Holi festival?
The colours utilized during the celebration of Holi are separated from natural sources, for example, the tesu, marigold and hibiscus flowers just as blossoms of the Indian Coral tree. Many insects flock around the tree and are attracted to the orange shade of the blossoms, helping in fertilization of this tree species.
#5. Ramadan begins during which month of the Islamic lunar calendar
Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims, the followers of Islam. It is celebrated as the month during which Muhammad received the initial revelations of the Quran, the holy book for Muslims. Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam
#6. Which festival commemorates the birth of the much-loved elephant-headed Hindu deity who is regarded as the remover of obstacles?
Historically, the festival has been celebrated since the time of King Shivaji. It was during India’s freedom struggle that Lokmanya Tilak changed Ganesh Chaturthi from a private celebration to a grand public festival where people from all castes of the society can come together, pray and be united.
#7. Which country does celebrate the international mango festival?
The International Mango Festival, held annually in Delhi, India during early summer, is a two-day festival showcasing mangoes. It has been held since 1987.
#8. In which festival, boat races is a special feature?
Vallam Kali (vaḷḷaṃ kaḷi, literally: boat game) is a traditional boat race in Kerala, India. It is a form of canoe racing and uses paddled war canoes. It is mainly conducted during the season of the harvest festival Onam in autumn.
#9. Which Hindu festival is celebrated by sisters who tie a colourful, decorative thread on the wrists of their brothers and perform pooja for their long life and good health?
Celebrated on the full-moon day of the Hindu month of Sravana (July/August), this festival celebrates the love of a brother for his sister. On this day, sisters tie rakhi on the wrists of their brothers to protect them against evil influences and pray for their long life and happiness.
#10. How many national festivals are celebrated in India?
It celebrates numerous religious festivals and three national festivals. Gandhi Jayanti, Republic Day and Independence Day are the three national festivals celebrated in the country. The government of India has declared a national holiday on the national festivals of the country.
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