Festivals: Celebrating Happiness

  1. Swatiranjan
    Jelly Bean Jul 8, 2020

    Swatiranjan , via OnePlus 7T , Jul 8, 2020 :
    Ganapati Bappa Morya. Thanks for Sharing [e]1f60a[/e].
    Thanks a lot. Whats your favourite festival ???

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  2. ItsRavi25
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 8, 2020

    ItsRavi25 , via OnePlus 6T , Jul 8, 2020 :


    Diwali is one of the most significant festivals in India. It is celebrated across the length and breadth of the nation with much fanfare and enthusiasm. Known as the "Festival of Lights", Diwali is a 5-day celebration, wherein friends and families get together, light 'Diyas' or earthen lamps in their houses, feast on sweet delicacies, exchange gifts, play games and burn crackers.
    It is a harbinger of new beginnings as it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi pays a visit to the houses of devotees in the middle of the dark night, and blesses them with wealth and happiness. It is called the festival of lights because it symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and hope over despair.😇

  3. Swatiranjan
    Jelly Bean Jul 8, 2020

    Swatiranjan , via OnePlus 7T , Jul 8, 2020 :
    Indeed. The way Diwali is celebrated; it's one of the best festivals in India. And the culture of spreading happiness around the world continues.

  4. controlcrazy
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  5. Akshaysrao1+ , via OnePlus 7T Pro , Jul 8, 2020 :
    Diwali purely for the lights (diyas)....not crackers .. would love to spend Christmas at a place where it is enjoyed with fervour....and Rio carnival is on the wishlist too....[e]1f60a[/e]

  6. mykol.tan
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  7. Swatiranjan
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  8. mykol.tan
    Froyo Jul 8, 2020

    mykol.tan , via OnePlus 8 , Jul 8, 2020 :


    Hope @Pete & @Carl have checked this message​

    Imagine if this will happen and the festivity to be held in different countries with announcement and launching of new OP Never Settle devices with the presence of @Pete @Carl and the selected fews. Probably they will be the first to introduce 1+ mobile congress and exclusive for OP only. Im just wishfull thinking and they should Never Settle about this OP Festival...[e]1f601[/e]

  9. Swatiranjan
    Jelly Bean Jul 8, 2020

    Swatiranjan , via OnePlus 7T , Jul 8, 2020 :
    Concept is too good. But i think you are overthinking. #OPFestival sounds too good.

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  10. DarshKhetan , via OnePlus 7T Frosted Silver , Jul 8, 2020 :
    Not a big fan of the belief of existence of God, I still find festivals to be an opportunity to bind well with the society around me, especially the festival of Navratri! I'm a dancer lover, and I love to be able to share moments of dancing around with friends as well as strangers around during those Garba nights. There are happy faces all around, everyone rejoices on the music.
    Can't wait to attend those Garba nights once the works is done with this pandemic!

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  11. fragargon
    Jelly Bean Jul 8, 2020

    fragargon , Jul 8, 2020 :
    hi guys,

    here in the town (Brussels) we celebrate live through music.
    There is usually a music jazz festival all around the city during 1 week, beginning in july...
    This is really enjoyable moment as everyone is festive


  12. Overzee
    The Showcase Reviewer Jul 8, 2020

    Overzee , Jul 8, 2020 :
    My favourite festival is called 'Concert at Sea'. The festival is held in the last week of June and its located near the sea, the North sea to be exact. I was at the very first edition of the festival and have been there many times since. The location of this festival is what makes it so unique, you can actually go down to the beach and listen to the music while looking at the sun sinking into the sea.
    For this edition of C@S they prepared of COVID proof edition and called it Concert at Home, watching the best live performances of the last year's on a YouTube livestream! I'd love to go again to Concert at Sea', but it will probably will be 2022 at its earliest, but whe will see!

    Here are some pictures from the festival and it's great location:
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  13. Swatiranjan
    Jelly Bean Jul 9, 2020

    Swatiranjan , via OnePlus 7T , Jul 9, 2020 :
    Good to know that. Navratri is always having an ambiance of togetherness.

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  14. Swatiranjan
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    Swatiranjan , Jul 9, 2020 :
    Music Festivals are always great to attend . Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Swatiranjan
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    Swatiranjan , Jul 9, 2020 :
    Wow! The location ... It's amazing to see such beauty.... C@S is Amazing. 👍Thanks @Overzee for sharing.

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  16. Swatiranjan
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  17. Naveen.G
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  18. Bloodlust , via OnePlus 8 Pro Glacial Green , Jul 9, 2020 :
    Come the first few weeks of September, the heart of a Bong thumps faster, it is nothing but in anticipation of homecoming of goddess Durga – that is Durga Puja.It won’t be entirely an exaggeration to say that Bengalis world over spend a significant amount of their time planning and deciding what to do during the Durga Pujas. Most of them wear multiple sets of clothes – mind you, there’s a morning outfit and an evening outfit, plus emergency backup outfits. And of course, there are important decisions to make – like what to eat on which day. From the warm khichudi, papad bhaja as bhog in pandals to the street stalls set up to serve delectable dishes like egg rolls, kobiraji and mughlai parota, you are game to feast on anything and everything.

    So prior to the pujas, the air is absolutely thick with a feeling one gets just before the starting, the unravelling of something extremely huge — the feeling you get just before reaching the peak of a much awaited climax.

    You will get to see sweaty Bongs, who under the twelve o’clock sun, sits in an auto patiently stuck in a huge traffic jam in the heart of a buzz-filled street near Dakshinapan or Hatibagan market, clutching onto innumerable bulging shopping bags of different shapes and sizes. This is called Puja shopping.

    By walking down the lanes and by-lanes of the city of Kolkata, and its every nook and corner, particularly during the Pujas, you slowly start feeling the pulse of the city. It is a reverberating rhythm which amplifies and resounds in the sounds of the dhak. It’s a feeling. You can not only hear it, but feel it — you get goose bumps when the dhakis first begin to play their beat. The city reverberates with the echo of conch shells, which is no less than a divine feeling.

    Durga Puja is actually, the celebration of ‘life’ and the joy of ‘living’ more than anything else. It’s like all the joys of this ‘city of joy’ is out on its very streets. Durga Puja becomes an expression of the city itself. It is almost that the city bursts into laughter during these few days.






  19. Swatiranjan
    Jelly Bean Jul 9, 2020

    Swatiranjan , via OnePlus 7T , Jul 9, 2020 :
    I really love the way Durga Puja is celebrated in Bengal (also in Odisha). Those massive & innovative Pandals are unmatched. May Maa Durga bless all of us fighting this pandemic. The most difficult part is Visarjana. Thank you for sharing @Bloodlust

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