BHAI DOOJ: Celebrations and Importance of Bhai Dooj

Why is Bhai Dooj celebrated? Bhai Dooj is a festival for brother and sister bonding. It comes after the main Diwali. Bhai Dooj comes on the second day of Shukla Paksha in Karthika month. It is also familiar as Yama Dwitiya. On this day, sisters pray for their brother’s good health, long and prosperous life. Sisters …

Thanksgiving Day History & Celebrations

Most of the Americans opine of Thanksgiving as a great time to celebrate getting out for a long weekend to have fun and great dinner. They also opine that it is the start of the Christmas holiday season. What is the real reason behind the celebration of Thanksgiving Day? History of Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving Day was …

Diwali festival as New Year in India

In some parts of India, people celebrate Diwali New Year. Marwari, Gujarati and Nepalis will celebrate the beginning of Diwali Festival as New Year Festival. On Diwali New Year business people open new account books. They perform Diwali Pooja and will worship Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity on this day. Accordingly, all the Diwali …