The holidays in India are linked to uncountable number of festivals it has. India is a diverse country with great diversity of traditions religious beliefs associated with mythical and mystical practices. Hindu religion is a colorful religion with open minded approach to practice. Some morms may be basic to the religion but there exists plethora of mythical beliefs and traditions. Each major event linked to the religion is associated with Hinduism.
Each region or state in India has it local flavor and way of celebration. Major Hindu festivals are:
Festivals of other religions are also celebrated with lot of gaiety in India.
The list is very large if all the festivals that the Nation Celebrates.
People partake in festival celebrations in large numbers especially people from rural communities. Hence the festival have an impact on daily lives of the people locally and nationally. Sometimes it effects all activities across the Nation.
On major festivals that are widely celebrated across India the schools, colleges other education institutions and businesses are closed.
People in hospitality business like hotels, restaurants, shopping all experience rise in business. All over the country hotel accommodation are booked advance including famous five star hotels.
The public transporters like taxi services, luxury buses and local transpostation also benefit a lot from festivites. People travel a lot during festival seasons they visit their families, friends and children to clebrate together.
The major burden of traveling populace falls upon the Indian railways. There is a great rush for tickets days in advance since trinas are always overbooked. Due online reservation one need not visit the reservation counters. A trevaler can book ticket or buy if itis in waiting. Then he or she can seek confirmation status online. There are search tools which enable pnr status enquiry in order to know if the ticket has been confirmed or not.
If the celebration takes in one destination like in the case of Kumbh Mela than there is no hope of traveling late by train. All means of transportation are employed to take the masses to that destination.