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Various festivals across the country being celebrated

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  • March 25, 2020
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Various festivals across the country being celebrated

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains I – Art and Culture

In News: 

  • Indian Prime Minister greeted people on the occasion of various festivals across the country being celebrated on 25th March, 2020.

Key takeaways:

  • The festivals being celebrated are Yugadi, Gudhi Padwa, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba.
  • These festivals mark the New Year’s Day for the people belonging to Hindu religion and Sanamahism religion.
  • They are celebrated on the first day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Chaitra. 
  • This typically falls in March or April of the Gregorian calendar.

Important value additions:

Festivals Description
Yugadi It is celebrated in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana states in India.
Gudhi Padwa It is celebrated in and near Maharashtra and Goa.
Navreh It is celebrated by Kashmiri Pandits.
Sajibu Cheiraoba It is celebrated by the people who follow the Sanamahism religion of the Indian state of Manipur.

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