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Top 5 Indian Festivals Celebrated in USA

In all major cities across the US there are vibrant Indian communities that organize cultural events and festivals throughout the year.

Indian Festivals!

India boasts a rich and varied cultural landscape, with a multitude of religions, traditions, customs, and languages represented. The Hindu culture, for instance, centers around the veneration of deities and classical music, while the Muslim culture has had a profound impact on the architecture, cuisine, and clothing of the country. Other significant cultures in India include Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, and Christian, each with its distinct customs and practices. Despite their differences, a shared passion for celebrating festivals with enthusiasm and coming together to share joy is a common thread that unites them.

In major cities across the US, such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, there are vibrant Indian communities that organize cultural events and festivals throughout the year. These events include traditional music and dance performances, food festivals, and exhibitions showcasing Indian art and culture.

In conclusion, Indian-Americans in the US celebrate their festivals with great enthusiasm and joy, carrying on their traditions and customs in a foreign land. These celebrations are an excellent way for Indian-Americans to maintain their cultural heritage and share it with the wider community.



List of the Top 5 Indian Festivals Celebrated in USA

Here is the list of top Indian festivals celebrated in USA.

1. DIWALI

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Diwal: also known as the Festival of Lights. During this festival, people decorate their homes with lights, candles, and colorful rangolis. They also exchange gifts and sweets with family and friends, and visit temples to offer prayers to the goddess Lakshmi, the symbol of wealth and prosperity.

2. EID


Eid al-Fitr: this is an important Muslim festival, all Indian Muslims in the USA attend prayer services, exchange gifts and greetings with friends and family, and prepare special meals like biryani and kebabs. They also organize community events such as Eid bazaars and fairs, and share their culture with others through music, dance, and other forms of expression.

3. HOLI


Holi: the Festival of Colors. This festival marks the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. People celebrate by throwing color powder and water at each other, dancing to music, and enjoying traditional Indian sweets and delicacies.

4. NAVRATRI


Navratri: This lasts for nine days and is dedicated to the worship of the goddess Durga. During this festival, people dress up in color traditional attire, perform traditional dances such as Garba and Dandiya, and enjoy festive food and drinks.

5. BAISAKHI

Baisakhi/Vaisakhi: this is an important festival celebrated by Sikhs worldwide, marking the founding of the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699 and the Sikh New Year. It originated as a harvest festival in the Punjab region, but later became the most significant festival for Sikhs. Celebrated with processions, hymn singing, and visiting gurdwaras, Baisakhi is a time for reflection, renewal, and gratitude for Sikhs, who also share traditional food with family and friends. 

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