Indian Society & Festivals of India

Dikshit Shetty Nikhil Shetty Nishmita Shetty Preeti Shetty Rahul Shetty Rohit Shetty Sindhuri Shetty Vijay Shetty Tejal Singadia Kavita Singh 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40

"India is the cradle of the human race. and the great grand mother of tradition. the birthplace of human speech. the grandmother of legend. the mother of history. our most valuable and most astrictive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!" -Mark Twain .


€ Tibetan € Parsi € Jews Buddhists: : : : € Christians .

Education and being pro technology (3).(1).Female careerism .Health is wealth (2).Traditional values (4).

€ Sikhs: € Muslims: € Hindus: .

€ Gifts of cash are given to friends and members of the extended family to celebrate life events such as birth. death and marriage. it is not necessary to bring the gift. €- . € If invited to an Indian·s home for a meal.€ Indians believe that giving gifts eases the transition into the next life. although one will not be turned down.

-Hindus should not be given gifts made of leather.€ € € € € Yellow. -Gifts are not opened . red are lucky colours so try to use them to wrap gifts. green. -A gift from a man should be said to come from both he and his wife/mother/sister or some other female relative. -Muslims should not be given gifts made of pigskin or alcoholic products.

Saying no to the first invitation is the part of protocol. or other public venues. You will be asked again and again. -Dress modestly and conservatively. depending upon the occasion and circumstances. private clubs. coffee. There are diverse dietary restrictions in India. -Take of your shoes before entering the house. or snacks.€ -Indians entertain in their homes. and these may effect the food that are served: € € € € . restaurants. -Politely turn down the first offer of tea.

€ € € € € € € € € € € € March (Chaitra/Vaishaka) Gudi Padwa Good Friday Baisakhi: Vishu: Jamshed-e-Navroz: Rakshabandhan: Janmashtami: Ganesh Chaturthi: Ramzan Eid: Diwali: Dussehra: .

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