Gulmohur Chronicles – Edition 24

“But I can see us lost in the memory, August slipped away into a moment of time” – Taylor Swift

August, eighth month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named for the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, in 8 bc. It marks the end of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It also marks the beginning of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. This month brings a feeling of patriotism in every Indian.

The main mark of the month of August on India is the Independence day celebrated on 15th August every year. The day is to show immense respect towards freedom fighters who showed courage to stand up against the British rule.
Another festival for making the month of August special is Onam celebrated this year from 20th August till 31st August . Onam is a vibrant and colorful harvest festival celebrated in the state of Kerala, India. It marks the homecoming of the mythical King Mahabali, who is believed to visit his people during this time. Onam is a ten-day festival filled with traditional rituals, feasts, dance, music, and cultural events.
A festival showing the love between brothers and sisters is Raksha Bandhan celebrated this year on 30th August. It is observed on the full moon day in the month of Shravan. On this auspicious day, sisters tie a sacred thread called “rakhi” around their brother’s wrist, symbolizing their love, protection, and lifelong bond.

This edition shows you the different facts about the month of August. It has already brought already brought laurels to our country. Let’s get ready to see what this edition shows us about this month.