FC: Gandhi Jayanti
1: In India there are three major holidays. They are Independence Day ( August 15th), Republic Day (January 26th), and Gandhi Jayantil (October 2nd).
2: Gandhi Jayantil is a favorite holiday of many people in India. It is the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
4: Who is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi? Why is he so important?
5: Gandhi is commonly known as "Bapu." He is considered to be the "Father of the Nation (India)."
6: Every Year on Gandhi's birthday children have the day off of school and most adults have the day off from work. On October 2nd everyone is celebrating "Bapu."
7: Prayer services are held in Gandhi's honor and his favorite song, "Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram", is played.
8: Ghandi believed in solving conflicts peacefully. Therefore, October 2nd is also the "International Day of Non-Violence" everywhere in the world
9: In India people clean public areas, plant new plants, and paint murals together as a community.
10: To build a brighter tomorrow, peacefully.
11: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi October 2nd ,1869- January 30th ,1948
12: References I love India.com Interview with John Zarr, my brother, who spent this past summer in India. (Some of his photos are used in book)