Essay on ‘The commercialization of festivals has eroded their real significance.’ Express your views either for or against this statement

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A festival is an occasion for rejoicing and celebration. It conjures up scenes of gaiety and merrymaking.
It is an occasion for family rejoicing and community celebrations. Festivals break the monotony of life, bring peace and joy to the masses and above all promote social interaction and harmony. All nations have their religious and colorful festivals. Being a multi-religious, multilingual and multi-racial country, Indians celebrate a number of festivals all through the year. However, Indian festival are known to attract the world due to their harmony variety, color and excitement.
But now we see their significance has been eroded by their commercialization. Now these have become just important occasions, to promote personal and
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Fireworks are displayed on house-tops and the frequent whizzing of sky-rockets and explosive bombs continue to be heard from sunset to midnight.
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The divine glory of the festival seems to have been lost behind all this show.
For young merry-makers, the Diwali night is the ideal night. They spend lavishly on crackers and have sumptuous feasts. They never prefer to do some efforts to make the day memorable for those who have not pocket –power to celebrate it. Sweets are consumed in huge quantities but not for sacred purposes. Juniors gift them to seniors to make them happy so that, in turn, they would get their favor.
Many desecrations like these have crept into the celebration of this festival.
The season of festivals is at its peak each year during the months of October and November. There may be poor souls lost in hectic routine having no idea of festive season. There are ump teem ways to remind one that the festival months have arrived. To begin with there would be numerous tents on roadside with bhajans blaring from the loudspeakers and temporary stalls serving piping hot food on payment. Then there are innumerable Dandiya with DJs that go on for nine days. It’s time for brisk business for all. Shops, big and small display ‘For Sale’ or other schemes to attract customers.
Most of the Indian festivals which have come down to us from antiquity