With the arrival of monsoon in India, the festival season is eagerly in the wanting by all walks of life. Monsoon rains not only bring relief from the scorching summers; they also begin a countdown for a lot of festivities observed across the sub-continent. The festive half of 2020 not only brings a sense of happiness but also a sense of prosperity to this widely affected year.
The first half of a year keeps people busy in completing their professional and academic commitments. However, the second half is all set out for a lot of celebrations and merriment. It also highlights laws of Divinity in such an arrangement for the people.
In India, festivals are not only observed for their religious significance, but they also play a major role in fortifying social bonds and boosting economic activities. Indian festivals paint the entire canvas of the nation in diversified and sparkling colors.
The great festival season kick-starts with Raksha Bandhan in August and culminates with Christmas in winters. There are a great many festivals celebrated here in India, but each one has its own aura, its own mood. Regardless of any following or creed, all the festivals during the season are equally enjoyed by all.
The exuberance and the gaiety with which the festivals are observed in India speak of its rich cultural heritage. The entire nation not only plunges into a celebratory mood, but it also renews age-old customs and rituals which eventually lay for a foundation of next-generation(s).
The atmosphere of love and belongingness creates euphoria amongst the entire population, where broken relations are mended, existing are nourished, and established firmly.
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So what are your preparations for the festive season ahead? If you haven’t yet decided, act fast; the countdown has begun. To assist you in your planning, Geek Monkey would be happy to help you with the festive half of 2020. Just visit us at geekmonkey.in, open our range by occasion, click on the buy button, and your job is there. We at Geek Monkey would like to convey our good wishes well in advance, to all our customers for the rollicking carnival ahead. To assist you and keep you posted with a brief description of the upcoming major events in 2020, we have listed them below.
EID AL ADHA (August 01)
Known as the festival of sacrifice, Muslims celebrate this Eid all over the world in remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and his loyalty and obedience towards Allah. So which Muslim friend are you visiting this Eid for a feasting rendezvous? Don’t forget to carry a Geek Monkey gift on the occasion.
RAKSHA BANDHAN (August 03)
Raksha Bandhan; a thread of protection, is a festival of siblings’ love. On this day sisters tie a string called rakhi on the wrists of their brothers for protection from all kinds of adversities, and in return pray for their long life and well being. It is a day when unconditional love and commitments are renewed for each other. Forget a Geek Monkey gift for your sibling at your own risk. Do not forget to visit our site for the festive half of 2020.
INDEPENDENCE DAY (August 15)
Indian Independence Day is in commemoration of its liberation from British rule on 15 August 1947. It is a national holiday and the celebrations start with the hoisting of the Indian Flag at the Red Fort. Moreover, don’t miss the firing of 21 gunshots in honor of the occasion followed by The Prime Minister’s address to the nation.
GANDHI JAYANTI (October 02)
Gandhi Jayanti is also a national event in remembrance of Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation, on his birth anniversary. However, this day the entire country offers prayer services and pays homage to the founder of Independent India. In recognition of peaceful and non-violent ways of Mahatma Gandhi, UN General Assembly also celebrates 2nd October as International Day of Non-Violence.
DUSSEHRA (October 25)
Dussehra or Vijayadashmi is one of the major Hindu festivals observed across the globe. The festival signifies the triumph of good over evil. It is this day that Lord Rama freed his wife Sita from the clutches of demon king Ravana after killing him.
DEEPAVALI (November 14)
Also known as the festival of lights, Deepavali or Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, observed over 3-5 days. Furthermore, the festival gets celebrated the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya, after his victory over Ravana. Let us all pledge to celebrate a safe Diwali this season. And, remember to surprise your loved ones with Geek Monkey gifts in the festive half of 2020.
GURU NANAK DEV JAYANTI (November 30)
Known as Gurpurab, this day gets celebrated on the birth-day of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh Guru and the founder of Sikhism. Moreover, it is the most sacred festival of the Sikh community. Be a good disciple, honor your Guru (teacher) this Gurpurab with a Geek Monkey memento.
CHRISTMAS (December 25)
All the Christians around the globe observe this annual festival as a religious and cultural celebration. This helps in commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25 every year. As a result, Christians believe that God sent his son in the form of a man to atone for the sins of humanity. A major custom associated with Christmas gifts exchanging with family and friends. Follow the rituals, order your gifts from Geek Monkey for your loved ones. Moreover, you can even order some of the succulent delectables from Swiggy.