The word ‘Celebration’ refers to the participation in various significant EVENTS and CEREMONIES, the act of rejoicing and recalling/ reliving important memorable days, enjoyment in functions, parties, during HOLIDAYS and FESTIVALS. Greeting, Singing, Dancing, Feasting, Decoration, Gifts and Presents are different aspects of Celebrations. Food (and consequently agriculture) is so vital that many festivals are associated with harvest time. Religious commemoration and thanksgiving for good harvests are included in events that take place in autumn such as Halloween in the northern hemisphere and Easter in the southern hemisphere. In India it is celebrated as “Sankranti” and “Lohri” in the North and “Pongal” and “Ugadi” in the South. Holidays like Christmas Day and New Years Day are celebrated all over the world. Events like Children’s day, Teachers Day and National days vary from place to place. Valentine’s Day though not a holiday is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the world. World Heritage Day, Earth Day, UN Day are International events.
This website is an attempt to highlight four significant aspects of CELEBRATIONS mentioned above. It is a conscious effort to know and share the culture and tradition of the two participating countries India and USA and find out about other countries too.
Harper McCaughan Elementary School
Long Beach Mississippi USA
This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless. I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and lift my glass to human solidarity, to the ultimate victory of knowledge, peace, good-will and understanding.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Reference