Festivals are the identity of Indian society. same applies when it comes to the traditions that people of India follow. There are 29 states in the country and each state, is identified by the language, customs, and traditions followed by people. And people accordingly, fulfilling the rituals that the many festivals bring in.
Festivals are the identity of Indian society. The enthusiasm of celebration is carried all over the festive season with some delectable festival dishes, that are prepared, characteristic of that particular festival. For example, Ganesh Chaturthi is a celebration celebrated the nation over and it denotes the start of the Hindu celebrations as well. There are a couple of dishes arranged solely for this celebration as they are thought to be Lord Ganesha's most loved things. Modak is a sort of sweet that is offered to Lord Ganesha and is made by all individuals.
Desserts are the main part of the celebrations. Another celebration that spreads a great deal of cheer and festivity is the celebration of lights, Diwali. This is a festival which celebrates the triumph of evil over good. This victory is celebrated by exchanging sweets among families. Laddoo is a very common preparation for any kind of a celebration. In addition to that, the exchange of heartfelt gifts during Diwali these days have become a mandatory part of the celebration. Friends, families, and colleagues share with each other Diwali gifts as a gesture of showing love and affection. Also, special and grand feast with delicious food and beverages like Guruji badam Kesar, Kesar Pista and lots of sweets is the special attraction of the occasion.
Similarly, Raksha Bandhan is one such event wherein love amongst siblings and sisters is praised by trading desserts. Exchange of sweets is symbolic of the sweetness that exists in the relationship. Whatever be the festival, sweets are a common offering as they are considered to be symbolic of the sweetness that needs to exist in the bonding between people.
Holi is yet another festival wherein people celebrate in great fervor the festival of colors. Gujjias and sweet dumplings made with khoya stuffing are served to the guests along with a delicious festive drink Thandai. Holi, thandai is considered as Lord Shiva’s favorite and is featured quite often in Hindu Mythology. Thandai is commonly served as a traditional drink in North India.
In short, festivals and food go hand in hand in our rich Indian culture!!