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There are over 50 public and religious holidays in India.
The main festivals are
- Birthday of Lord Rama
- Birthday of Lord Krishna
- Guru Pournima, a festival in honour of the guru
- Makara Sankaranthi, a harvest festival
- New Year's Day falls on many different dates according to the Lunar Calendar in different regions. So you can have Telugu New Year, Tamil New Year, Kerala New Year, Maharashthra New Year, etc;
- Maha Shivarathri is a major festival dedicated to Lord Shiva
- Holi, a festival of colour and gaiety
- Diwali, a festival of light
- Onam, a festival of King Bali
- Dassera, a nine day festival dedicated to the Goddesses
- Vesak, a festival dedicated to Lord Buddha
- Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha