For Christianity, the central festival of the faith is Easter, on which Christians celebrate their belief that Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the day after his crucifixion.
In Islam, the main days of commemoration centre around Ramadan, the period of fasting, and Eid, of which there are two in the year.
In Hinduism, the word for festivals is ‘Utsava’, which translates to ‘cause to grow upward’.
Hindus observe sacred occasions through festive observances, while many of their holidays are seasonal.
Some Hindus celebrate the harvest, while others commemorate the birth of Gods or heroes.