Which Festival Matches your Personality?
Festivals reflect the rich culture and heritage of our country. But have you ever wondered why you probably like one festival more than the others? It might have something to do with your personality. Read on to find out which festival matches you perfectly.
The Social Butterfly – Diwali
If you’re the kind who knows all your neighbors and knows the names of every aunty, uncle, nephew, niece and distant cousin, you’re definitely a Diwali person. The festival of lights involves a lot of meeting and greeting where friends, relatives and neighbors visit each other to exchange gifts, greetings and sweets. From beautifying the house to being ready for unexpected guests; it is most certainly not a festival for the anti-social.
The Energizer Bunny – Holi
While most festivals involve following a set routine of pujas, ceremonies, feasts, etc. holi is one festival where everyone can let loose and have some fun. The colors are plenty and the rules are few, making this a favorite festival among the young and the young at heart.
The One Who Plays by the Book – Christmas
Christmas traditions are passed on from generation to generation and though they are updated or changed slightly, there’s always a certain comfort in doing the same things year after year. These traditions usually include caroling, decorating the tree, wrapping and exchanging presents, taking family photographs, attending midnight mass, etc. If you’re the kind who loves when things are planned in advance and function smoothly, you’ll love following the traditions and customs of Christmas.
The Patient Soul – Eid
Celebrated by Muslims all over the world, Eid marks the end of the month-long period of Ramadan. Fasting during Ramadan is believed to purify the soul and people take part in all form of charity like feeding or giving alms to the poor. There are blessings and benefits for those who observe fast and offer prayers. It promotes self-restraint, self-control and discipline to give peace of mind and a sense of humility.
The Night Owl – Navratri
The festival of nights is great for those who come alive when the sun goes down. The nine nights of Navratri involve fasting and feasting along with some singing, dancing and prayer ceremonies. People get dolled up for dandiya raas and dance through the night. The festival ends with Dussehra which also marks the end of summer.
The Team Player – Krishna Janmashtami
Celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, Janmashtami involves the custom of forming a human pyramid under a clay put that’s filled with buttermilk. The person on top of the pyramid attempts to break this pot by hitting it with a stone or a blunt object. This was how Lord Krishna and his friends used to reach pots of curd when they were children. Forming this pyramid involves a lot of balance and even more trust. The spilling over of milk is believed to show that great things can happen with unity and team work.
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