The festival has great importance in our life. Because festivals mean happiness, enthusiasm and joy. But have you ever wondered when the celebration of these festivals started?
The word celebration was mentioned for the first time around 1200 or 1300 but it is believed that the practice of celebrating festivals started in the 11th century i.e. around 1,000 to 2,000 years ago.
Festivals were first celebrated for worshiping gods and goddesses, then for entertainment purposes. The word ‘festival’ comes from the original Latin word ‘Festa’. Which means ‘religious holiday’. But do you know? Around 700 festivals are celebrated every month in the world.
Award-winning writer Terri Marshall points out the importance of festivals and says that…
“Festival Season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek ways to improve life for those around us.” ― Terri Marshall
Let us now know how many types of festivals there are.
Basic Types of Festivals:
Regional Festivals: There are numerous such festivals that vary from region to region and reflect the particular cultural characteristics of that region. These kinds of festivals help to bring people together and strengthen their unity.
National Festivals: National Festivals are very important for every country. These festivals help to instill patriotism and enthusiasm among the people.
Cultural And Religious Festivals: These types of festivals help to connect a large number of people. They help to instill zeal, joy and hope in the people, as these festivals are also associated with some gods and goddesses.
However, cultural and religious festivals can also increase hatred between people of different religions. So you should be remembered that such festivals should be celebrated with a sense of humaneness, instead of a sense of religiosity exclusivity to make discrimination powerless.
International Festivals: These festivals are not restricted by any caste, religion and national boundaries. International festivals are generally meant to make people more conscious of their social duty. So these festivals are also considered social festivals.
Seasonal Festivals: These types of festivals have been carefully planned by our ancestors so that we can get the benefits of that particular season by doing special deeds.
American mountaineer and author Dolores LaChapelle says, “The purpose of seasonal festivals is periodically to revive the topocosm.”
After knowing about the history of festivals and their types, let’s see some festival quotes that will show their importance.
Know The Importance of Festival With Quotes:
“The festival season engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” ― Unknown
“The great festivals exist to bear witness to our connection with the whole universe, and to help us use our powers of feeling and thinking in such a way that we become fully aware of this connection.” ― Matthew Barton
“The festivals appear to be part of a broader social phenomenon of the contemporary world.” ― David Picard
“Festivals teach us to share joy with each other.” ― Unknown
“The festival gives a rainbow for the storm, a smile for every tear, a promise for every care, and an answer to every prayer.” ― Unknown
“Festivals are happy places, and you don’t really want to enjoy them on your own.” ― Christine and the Queens
“Celebrating a festival means universal assurance to the world overall for a particular occasion.” ― Unknown
“The festival is the perfect time to look for ways to improve people’s lives.” ― Unknown
“A national festival is an occasion to refine and rebuild the national character.” ― Narendra Modi
“The festival gives us the power to combat the darkness.” ― Unknown
“The Festivals that are celebrated with a sense of humaneness, instead of a sense of cultural exclusivity, could make all discriminations powerless.” ― Abhijit Naskar
“Festivals are a great time to let go of yourself.” ― Unknown
“To celebrate a festival means: to live out, for some special occasion and in an uncommon manner, the universal assent to the world as a whole.” ― Josef Pieper
“Each festival celebrated is a landmark for our spiritual growth.” ― Unknown
“The festival makes our life stunning like the sun shining the sky.” ― Unknown
“The best place to make new connections are festivals.” ― Unknown
“The festivals are like a map charting our spiritual progress in God.” ― Unknown
“The festival is a reflection of our culture.” ― Unknown
“Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being. In short, they make cities better places to live.” ― David Binder
“Festivals are good for communal unity and harmony.” ― Unknown
“The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals.” ― Siddharth Katragadda
In our life, the festival helps in maintaining our relationship. — Unknown
“Festivals become a family because you start seeing the same people.” ― Philipp Wolter
“Festivals are occasions to empower ourselves in the course of humanity – they are the occasions to rekindle the promise of humanity in our heart – the promise that we keep forgetting in the cacophony of manmade labels.” ― Abhijit Naskar
“Festivals inspire us to count our blessings and help each other.” ― Unknown
“Festivals are a time to play the songs people know and are looking forward to hearing.” ― Scott Hutchison
“Holidays and festivals are rooted in history and tradition.” ― Whitney Stewart
Social Media Caption For Festival Season:
The day of the festival means the day of sending cheerful wishes and warm greetings.
The excitement of attending a festival is incomparable.
Look at life as one big and grand festival.
If festivals were free, you’d never see me again.
Sending you my cheerful wishes and warmest greetings for a joyous and Festive Season.
Wishing you every happiness this Festive Season.
Share our similarities. Celebrate our differences.
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