World's Most Celebrated Religious Festivals

By siliconindia   |   Friday, 28 March 2014, 12:48 Hrs
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BANGALORE: Festivals are the backbone of human faith. They reflect human history and its teachings, nurture the sense of cohesiveness, and pass on the emotions of a heritage carried forward from one generation to the other.   

As a tribute to these festivals, let us take a look at some of the biggest festivals that promotes brotherhood across the globe, as listed by IndiaTV.


Christmas—the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ—is unsurprisingly the most celebrated festival in the world. Celebrated on 25th of December, the festival is arguably every kid’s most favorite religious event and is renowned for the Christmas tree, exchange of gifts, sharing of the family dinner, and other cultural adaptations, such as Santa Claus and Frosty the snowman.   


Hajj/Eid-al-adha is the most celebrated festival in the Muslim brotherhood. Annual millions of Muslims carryout the holy Islamic pilgrimage and gather at Mecca to rejoice this festival, which celebrates the willingness of humans to make sacrifices in the name of one’s faith. This festival is also a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to God.  

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