Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi

Surbhi Prapanna Hyland's

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The holidays are intended to allow individuals to celebrate an event or traditions with their friends and family, and celebrating different holiday traditions are one of the best aspect of holiday season. Holiday traditions offer the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with your family, and they also allow us to get back to our ancient roots and pass on generational wisdom to our kids.

Being an Indian, we celebrate various colorful and meaningful festivals all throughout the year. Among them, Ganesh Chaturthi celebration is our favorite festival. It’s celebrated each year during the month of September, and it’s a festival that celebrates the birth of lord Ganesha. During the 10 days of celebration, devotees install the clay idol of Ganesha, and we worship the lord Ganesh with proper rituals. At the end of 10 days of divine celebration, the clay idol of lord Ganesha is immersed in a nearby body of water, such as in the river and sea.

I have enjoyed this divine spirit of celebration in my family since my childhood, and I got to learn a lot about the method and importance of ancient Hindu traditions from my mom and dad. Now I get to teach my two daughters these same traditions. Each year, my girls eagerly wait for the arrival of lord Ganesha, and we celebrate the 10 days of festival with positivity and enthusiasm each year.

One of my favorite parts of our celebration is having the chance to teach our girls about our ancient roots, traditions, and knowledge the generations before us have passed down. My family always has a great time, and I hope my girls will have fond memories of the festival and continue to pass down our traditions to their children one day too.

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