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India celebrates Christmas with zeal and enthusiasm

As the nation illuminates with colourful displays of festivities, Christmas in India presents a captivating blend of traditions, celebrations, and collective joy.

Sikhs celebrate 554th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev

Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, was born on Kartik Puranmashi, in 1469 in the village of Talwandi (now Nankana Sahib). This year marks the 554th anniversary of his birth, celebrated as Prakash Purb by Sikhs around the world.

New Delhi: US Embassy in India celebrates Diwali

The US embassy community in India, including ambassador Eric Garcetti, joined the nation in celebrating Diwali (the Hindu festival of lights) on Sunday.

Diwali: India celebrates 'festival of lights', Kolkata worships Goddess Kali

Indians across the globe are celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on Sunday with celebrities and politicians joining in greeting countrymen on the auspicious occasion.

Bengalis in the German capital welcome Maa Durga with fanfare

Berlin/IBNS: While it is not uncommon to find the Bengali diaspora celebrating the annual autumn festival of Durga Puja, most celebrations and rituals are often curtailed for various reasons.But not this puja in Berlin.

A walkthrough of Kolkata's bonedi barir pujo preparations

The autumn air is replete with the festive fervour of Durga Puja, Bengal’s biggest festival. Kolkata alone holds around 3000 pujo annually. While the big and famous venues  known as  barowari or community  pujas dominate the scene to pay obeisance to the Shakti Goddess, the old and historical venues too have continued to hold forth with their hundreds of years’s existence.  IBNS-TWF lensman Avishek Mitra captures some pre-puja portraits of north Kolkata's aristocratic families.

Canada: Puja Bazaar triumphs with over 800 attendees and strong community support

Toronto/IBNS: Puja Bazaar, an event jointly organized by Probaashe Bangali Adda, Canada, and Twinkle Starz Events, recently concluded with success, drawing over 800 attendees.

Celebrating diversity and unity: Sikh community shines at Cincinnati Festival of faiths

In a vibrant showcase of cultural diversity and unity, the Sikh Community in Cincinnati and neighbouring Dayton recently converged at the sixth annual “Cincinnati Festival of Faiths,” hosted by the organization “Equasion.”

Arunachal Pradesh: Grazing Festival celebrated at Chachin as locals flock to traditional grazing grounds in Tawang

Itanagar: Chachin Grazing Festival was celebrated with great fervour by the local graziers of Tawang region near Bumla Pass in Arunachal Pradesh on July 14 and 15.

Sri Jagannath Seva Samiti cultural wing 'Utkala' to host Odisha Festival

Kolkata/IBNS: Utkala, the cultural wing of Sri Jagannath Seva Samiti, has announced the celebration of Ratha Yatra and Odisha Festival from June 20-28.

Thekranyi festival in Khonoma village celebrates youth and promotes cultural heritage in Nagaland

Kohima/Nagaland: Khonoma village in Nagaland, known for its lush greenery, recently celebrated the 'Thekranyi Festival' with the theme of 'Excelling in the 21st century'.

Over 800 truckloads of sheep consumed in Kashmir during Ramadan, despite fluctuating mutton prices

Kashmir/IBNS: The Mutton Dealers Association has reported that the number of trucks arriving in Kashmir on a daily basis is currently between 30-35, but is expected to increase to 160 ahead of Eid.

Goru Bihu marks the start of the Rongali Bihu festivities in Assam

Assam/IBNS: In Assam, the week-long festivities of Rongali Bihu began on Friday with Goru Bihu, which is primarily observed by rural residents who keep livestock at their homes.

'Gosai Phurua' festival celebrated for 339th year in Guptakashi, Biswanath Chariali

Assam/IBNS: The festival known as "Gosai Phurua," which has been celebrated for 339 years, was recently held in Guptakashi, located in Biswanath Chariali.

Mizoram: Cultural vibrancy reflected through its wide array of festivals

Aizawl: The beautiful state of Mizoram is not only known for its culture and tradition but also for the festivals it hosts.