EFM Tours-Indian Culture

Bright festive dancing

Indian Culture is one of the most bright and festive cultures in the world. Hinduism is the most popular religion in India. There are many gods and goddesses that are important to Indian people and there are many ceremonies and celebrations through out the year.

Here are some of the most famous festivals:


The festival of lights – Diwali or Deepavali – is the most popular festival on the Indian subcontinent. The underlying idea of Diwali is about light winning over darkness, or the triumph of goodness over evil. Diyas (lamps) can be found in every residence burning brightly in the evenings, and there are also fireworks and a delicious traditional banquet.

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Holi is a festival of colour and a celebration of the beginning of spring in India. People cover each other with coloured powder.

Maha Shivaratri

Shiva is the the most popular deity in Hinduism and is regarded as the destroyer. Maha Shivaratri, or ‘the great night of Shiva’, remembers the supremacy of Shiva. People do not sleep and instead pray to the great lord.