QUIZ on Festivals

QUIZ on Festivals


  1. What do the Sikhs celebrate the day after Holi?
  2. To which God is the first day of Pongal devoted?
  3. In which festival in Bihar is the rising and the setting of the sun worshipped?
  4. In honour of which sage is Guru Purnima celebrated?
  5. Which festival’s name means ‘consecration’ in Hebrew?



  1. Holla Mohalla
  2. Lord Indra
  3. Chhath Puja
  4. Sage Ved Vyasa
  5. Hanukkah, the Jewish festival


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Sage Veda Vyasa is the legendary author of the Mahabharata, Vedas and Puranas. He was born on an island in the Yamuna. His parents were Satyavati and Shantanu. The Mahabharata is an epic which is known to be the longest poem ever written. It is believed to have been dictated by Vyasa and written down by Ganapathy. The festival of Guru Purnima is dedicated to Vyasa Maharishi, the day he was born. He is perhaps the greatest sage of the Hindu religion.



Rath Yatra is the journey of Jagannath with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra who are carried in wooden chariots [raths].

Ansari pati are the cloth paintings representing the deities during the Rath Yatra.

Lord Jagannath’s rath is known as Nandighosha and Balabhadra’s as Taladhwaj.

Bahuda Yatra is the return journey of the Rath Yatra.