Festivals are the most important part of the society. It is during this time that people forget almost everything and come together to celebrate life. Each country has its own different festivals, and we celebrate so many of the festivals all around the world. This time let us have a look at some of the questions related festivals that can be asked in the section III of the IELTS speaking section.
What is the most important festival in our country?
India is a very diverse country. We have got more festivals than any part of the world. So, in North, there are festivals like Diwali,Holi,Dusshera that are very important. And then, we have east, where Durga Puja and Bihu are very important. Down the south we have Onam and Pongal that are celebrated with lot of zest. In the west, we have kite festival. It is so amazing, that going across from one part of the other in our country, we can experience all the diversity.
How do people celebrate festivals in your country?
Festivals are truly the time when people do come back home and celebrate with their family and friends. People dress up according to the occasion and cook delicacies, invite friends and have a family time. Almost all festival in our country start with a puja, i.e. prayers to God after which the gatherings take place.
What special food are associated with festivals in your country?
Each festival has its own food. In Pongal, on the first day rice is eaten with fried chickpea patties, known as vada and the next day people eat Venpongal. In Holi, people drink bhang which is an alcoholic drink made with rosewater and dried fruits. Sweet dumplings filled with khoya and dried fruits called gujjias are served as a dessert. In durga puja, bhog is given on every day of the puja and then during diwali people celebrate it with sweets. There are so many more festivals and so much more that people actually do.
Which festival do you enjoy the most?
I love Holi the most. This is the festival where people color each other and forget about any clashes and enjoy with each other. Friends come together and dance and throw colored water at each other and it is fun!! Later eating the gujiya is amazing.
Do you think festivals are important for the society?
I think definitely yes, festivals are surely the binding force for the society. In lives of people who are truly dissatisfied, festivals bring in the hope of something good and something new. Most people forget their issues and come together to celebrate a festival. Even more, with prayers being associated with each of the festivals, they bring about so much positivity in life.