A large number of festivals being celebrated in india have a religious outlook. These festivals are being celebrated in commemoration of some saints, gurus and prophets, the gods and goddesses or events celebrating their victories. Religious ceremonies, enthusiasm paralleled with ample fun celebration marks the Indian festivals. There is a big list of the religious festivals that are celebrated in India.
In a secular country people light up their homes with as many lights on Diwali as in Christmas, the firework are as loud as on Onam. The colors of Holi are spread across the castes and creeds. On the occasion of the Raksha Bandhan an unspoken pledge is exchanged between, a brother and sister cementing their fraternal relationship. Hindus commemorate the birth anniversaries of their deities as Maha Shivratri, Janam Asthmi,Durga Ashtmi as the time of Dandiya, Ram Navmi similarly, the Sikhs remember their gurus on Gurpurab. There are number of Sikh festivals like Lohri, Holla Mohalla.
    The Islamic festivals are celebrated according to the muslim or the hijri calendar. The month long fasting is completed with the Eid-ul-fitr. There are a number of Muslim festivals like Muharram, Bakra Eid, Ramzan, Eid-E-Milad Shab-I-Barat that are celebrated in India.