Festivals of India India is a land of festivals and fairs. The most widely known and popular celebrations include the Hindu festivals of Diwali, Holi, and Dussehra. Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Onam in Kerala are harvest festivals celebrated by people belonging to all religions.
Languages spoken in India India has about 15 major languages and 844 different dialects. Hindi, spoken by about 45 per cent of the population, is the official language. The other official language is English.