India is a very diverse country with many different religions and social classes.  Many people in India live in rural villages, where agriculture and weaving are common industries.  In the cities, manufacturing and telecommunications are important industries.  The Indian film industry (famous for Bollywood movies) is the largest in the world.

India has a variety of festivals celebrated by different religious communities with enthusiasm throughout the year. Indian festivals celebrated by varied cultures and through their special rituals add to the richness of Indian heritage.  Traditional music and dance are important parts of many celebrations.

Some of the main festivals celebrated by the majority of the population are Dussehra (conquest of good over evil), Diwali (festival of lights) and Holi (festival of colors).  Causes for celebration include the welcoming of different seasons, important family occasions such as weddings, and birthdays of divine beings, Saints and gurus.