Archive for the ‘Good Friday’ Category

GOOD FRIDAY

April 20, 2009

Good Friday is the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified. Jesus Christ was born to Marry in Nezareth – a small town in Israel. He was the founder of Christianity, one of the world’s largest religions. Christ is believed to be an incarnation of God and his teachings are described in the New Testament.


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It is believed that on Good Friday, Christ was arrested by clergymen. Hence, Good Friday is believed to be the time when Christians keep fast and celebrate the day over the birth of Christ.

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Some people believe that ‘Good’ in GOOD FRIDAY is referred to as ‘GOD’ and it is also a common belief that ‘GOOD’ is referred to the gift brought by martyrdom. And according to one of the views, on this day, it is Jesus who went to heaven. It is also celebrated as a festival of life and spirit. Some believe the term “Good” evolved from “God” or God’s Friday.

Festivals of India

October 21, 2008

India is a land of festivals and fairs. The Indian calendar is one long procession of festivals. . Every day of the year there is a festival celebrated in some part of the country, some of them welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon, in India there are several of festivals like regional, local, religious, seasonal and social festivities, also the birthdays of divine beings, saints, and gurus (revered teachers), or the advent of the new year. A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India. However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion.

Some of the fabulous festivals of India are:


Ganesh Chaturthi
Dussehra (Durgapuja)
Deepawali
Raksha Bandhan
Bhaiya Duj
Independenceday
Christmas
Easter
Good Friday
Eid (Eid Ul Fitr)
Id- ul- milad
Makar Sankranti
Republic day
Dhulhendi
Ram Navami
Basant Panchami
Baisakhi
Holi
Lohari
Buddha Purnima
Anant Chaturthi
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Mahavir Jayanti
Makar Sankranti
Muharram
Janamashtami
Ladakh Festivals
New Year
Onam
Rath Yatra (Chariot Festival)
Navratri
Buddhist Festivals
Guru Nanak Jayanti