Indian Festivals are celebrated by varied cultures and through their special rituals add to the colours of Indian Heritage. Some festivals welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of saints and gurus (revered teachers), or the advent of the New Year. A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India. However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion...

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India is a highly spiritual country with festivals having deep cultural meanings and reasons for celebrations attached to themselves. It's always like a carnival when festivals are being celebrated in our country. As May begins, so begins the rise in the temperatures making way for the hot and humid summers. Even then, the spirit of festivity in the hearts of people doesn't get affected. May is also the month of Jyeshta and Baisakh of the Lunar Calendar, bringing some of the very significant festivals with itself.

The month of May begins with May Day (अंतराष्ट्रीय मजदूर दिवस मई दिवस) or World Labour Day which is celebrated all across the world with great importance. Historically, it is also famous as the International Worker's Day. Buddha Poornima (बुद्ध पूर्णिमा) will be celebrated on the 26th of May to commemorate the birth of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. International Nurse Day (अंतराष्ट्रीय नर्स दिवस), No Tobacco Day (महेश नवमी), Anti Terrorism Day (आंतकवाद विरोध दिवस) and World Telecommunication Day (विश्व दूरसंचार दिवस) are some of the important UN days coming up this month. Various events and programs are held to aware the general population across the globe about the significance of these days.

Some of the prominent Hindu Festivals are also in line this month. To begin with, Narsimha Jayanti (नरसिंह जयंती). On this day, Lord Narasimha appeared to protect Dharam and Bhakti personified in Maharaj Prahlad. Another auspicious day, Narad Jayanti (नारद जयंती), will be celebrated as the birth anniversary of Devrishi Narad. According to the legends, he used to sing and communicate information throughout the world. Apart from these, Vrats of spiritual importance will be observed on the occasion of Ganga Saptami (गंगा सप्तमी), Akshaya Tritiya (अक्षय तृतीया), Mohini Ekadashi (सूरदास जयंती) and Sita Navami (सीता नवमी) this month.

Mother's Day (मदर्स डे मातृ दिवस) brings a great opportunity to show how much you love and honor your mothers. No words can describe them like this Jewish Proverb - "God could not be everywhere and therefore he made Mothers". Dedicate your day to this special creation of God, solely made for you, and appreciate her efforts to let her know how important she is to you and everybody. It's because of her undying spirit and 24*7 care that you are in this world. So make her feel special.

Besides the spiritual ones, several fairs and Melas will also be organized in different states and towns of India to celebrate the changing season. In May, festivals of National importance like Rabindra Nath Tagore Jayanti (रबीन्द्रनाथ टैगोर जयंती), Ch. Charan Singh Death Anniversary (चौधरी चरण सिंह पुण्यतिथि), Rajiv Gandhi Death Anniversary (राजीव गांधी पुण्यतिथि), Raja Ram Mohan Roy Jayanti (राजा राम मोहन राय जयंती) and Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Death Anniversary (पंडित जवाहर लाल नेहरु पुण्यतिथि) are one of the eminent days to be observed. These solemn events are days to remember the contributions of the great personalities who helped the Nation to grow in their times. Special programmes are organized in schools and institutions around the globe to honor these great men and their efforts.

Some of the other important festivals in this month are Guru Amar Das Jayanti (गुरु अमरदास जयंती),  and Veer Savarkar Jayanti (वीर सावरकर जयंती) .

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