30 GK Questions on National Festivals of India for Kids

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India is a country where all festivals are celebrated by all religions equally. People in India have different states and each state has different languages, cultures and traditions all of them celebrate festivals full of joy. This article will cover the most famous 30 GK questions on national festivals of India, which are celebrated with full joy. GK questions on national festivals of India work as a riddle that will help children to know about various festivals happening in India and the importance of celebrating it.

Benefits of teaching General Knowledge to kids

Here are a few benefits of why GK is necessary for children:

  • General Knowledge questions and answers help children to improve their knowledge at a young age and make them confident to take every opportunity that comes their way.
  • Giving children awareness about festivals and events happening in India encourages children to participate in various competitions and tests where they will answer them confidently.
  • Teaching children about general knowledge of various topics gives them brief information about various subjects, which will help them in their studies.
  • This knowledge will help them to respect all religions and how various cultures and traditions are celebrated in India.

Why Celebrating Festivals are Important?

Festivals in India give us a special power when worshipping or thanking gods every year by following different religious beliefs. All festivals are celebrated with full entertainment by different parts of the country by keeping away their all-stress side. Every occasion in India brings all elders, relatives, cousins and friends together and they share their quality time and celebrate religious functions together. Each state and union territory in India has their unique languages, religions, flavours, cultures and tribes.

Which are the famous Festivals that are celebrated in India?

India is a country where all festivals are celebrated with full joy. This country is a place where all rituals, religions, regions or traditions are celebrated with a big ceremony along with loved ones. Here are a few most celebrated occasions in India which are listed based on their religions:

1. Festivals celebrated by Hindu

  • Makar Sankranti
  • Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Diwali
  • Janmashtami
  • Hanuman Jayanti
  • Holi
  • Raksha Bandhan
  • Dussehra
  • Naga Panchami
  • Pongal

2. Festivals celebrated by Muslim

  • Muharram
  • Id-ul-Fitr
  • Id-ul-Zuha
  • Ramzan

3. Festivals celebrated by Christian

  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • Christmas
  • New year

4. National Festivals

  • Republic Day
  • Independence Day
  • Gandhi Jayanti
  • Children’s Day

National Festival of India – GK Quiz with Answers for Children

Giving children awareness of the Indian cultural heritage is important. We need to teach kids different festivals of India through quiz format in order to create strong knowledge of Indian culture and traditions.

Q1. What do we call when sisters tie a colourful thread on the wrists of their brothers?

a) Raksha Bandhan
b) Diwali
c) Holi
d) Ganesh Chaturthi

Q2. Which festival is celebrated as the birth of Lord Krishna?

a) Diwali
b) Navratri
c) Krishna Janmashtami
d) Maha Shivratri

Q3. Which occasion is celebrated as the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

a) Christmas
b) Holi
c) Eid al-Fitr
d) Easter

Q4. Which occasion is celebrated after Allah’s command to sacrifice his son?

a) Eid ul-Fitr
b) Christmas
c) Onam
d) Eid ul-Adha

Q5. Which festivals mark the end of Navratri and Durga Pooja?

a) Dussehra
b) Janmashtami
c) Holi
d) Diwali

Q6. Which festival is observed as the birth of the elephant-headed Hindu goddess?

a) Navratri
b) Ganesh Chaturthi
c) Dussehra
d) Janmashtami

Q7. Which occasion is observed as the victory of a goddess over Mahishasura?

a) Christmas
b) Diwali
c) Durga Pooja
d) Holi

Q8. Which festival is observed as the first birth of Sikh Guru?

a) Holla Mohalla
b) Janmashtami
c) Vaisakhi
d) Guru Nanak Gurpurab

Q9. Name the festival that is celebrated as Assamese New Year.

a) Makar Sankranti
b) Onam
c) Bohag Bihu
d) Lohri

Q10. Name the state that celebrates the Mando Folk Dance.

a) Karnataka
b) Rajasthan
c) Goa
d) Maharashtra

Q11. Name the occasion that is celebrated by Muslims.

a) Eid-ul-fiter
b) Bihu
c) Good Friday
d) Diwali

Q12. Which festival is observed as the Festival of Lights in India?

a) Christmas
b) Raksha Bandhan
c) Dussehra
d) Diwali

Q13. Name the festival that is celebrated in honour of the Hindu God Lord Shiva.

a) Holi
b) Ganesh Chaturthi
c) Maha Shivratri
d) Janmashtami

Q14. In which Season the Holi is Celebrated?

a) Summer
b) Rainy
c) Autumn
d) Spring

Q15. Maha Shivratri Comes in Which tithi?

a) Pratipada tithi
b) Chaturdasi tithi
c) Tritiya thithi
d) Ashtami tithi

Q16. Which state celebrates Colourful Kite Festival in the Makar Sankranti?

a) Odisha
b) Maharashtra
c) Gujrat
d) Rajasthan

Q17. Name the state where the Nuakhai occasion is Celebrated.

a) Odisha
b) West Bengal
c) Jharkhand
d) Telangana

Q18. In which state the Tripureswari festival is celebrated?

a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Manipur
c) Kerala
d) Tripura

Q19. Name the National Festival of Kerala.

a) Onam
b) Ugadi
c) Pongal
d) Poorum

Q20. Name the popular festival of Tamilnadu.

a) Vishu
b) Thaipusam
c) Pongal
d) Karago

Q21. From the following which occasion is not Celebrated in West Bengal?

a) Ganganagar Mela
b) Dol purnima
c) Vishu
d) Naba barsha

Q22. Which state the Pushkar Camel fair is observed?

a) Punjab
b) Rajasthan
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Haryana

Q23. Which religion celebrates Easter?

a) Hindu
b) Sikh
c) Muslim
d) Christian

Q24. From the following who Celebrates Papeti Festival?

a) Jain
b) Buddhist
c) Parsi
d) Jewish

Q25. Name the Harvest Festival of Haryana.

a) Losar
b) Charta
c) Ganesh Chathurthi
d) Lohri

Q26. When is International Yoga Day celebrated?

a) August 21
b) September 21
c) June 21
d) April 21

Q27. From the following which is the Harvest Festival of Maharashtra?

a) Gudhi Padwa
b) Nag Panchami
c) Ganesh Chathurthi
d) Diwali

Q28. Which state celebrates Sama Chakeva?

a) Punjab
b) Bihar
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Goa

Q29. Name the festival that contains the story of Yama, the God of death and Yamuna.

a) Govardhan Puja
b) Dussehra
c) Diwali
d) Bhai Dooj

Q30. From the following Dussehra is also known as?

a) Dhanush
b) Vijayadashami
c) Maha Navami
d) Dashain


Here is the answer to the above 30 questions for the national festival of India.

Ans 1) a2) c3) d4) d
5) a6) b7) c8) d
9)c10) c11) a12) d
29)d30)b, d

Teaching children about Indian traditions is important as it helps them to understand religion-centric and region-centric festivals and thereby grows their knowledge.

Suhana Dessai

Suhana holds a master's degree in computer and from the University of Goa. She has around 3 years of experience in various fields of writing and editing. By profession, she is a freelancer Content Writer. As an associate editor at SudivGuide, Suhana edits and ensures the articles are aligned with the website's editorial standards.