Engaging GK Questions on National Festivals of India

India is a land of diverse people speaking different languages and cultures coming from multiple ethnicity and traditions who live together in peace and harmony. In this article, we shall look into some of the most important national festivals of India, which are celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm across the country.

Festivals serve to attain certain communal purposes, especially in regard to worshipping and thanking the several deities as per the different religious beliefs of people. The patronal festivals are celebrated to commemorate people’s beliefs on different gods, goddesses or saints.  These festivals are a source of entertainment for people of different communities as these focus on the cultural and ethnic phase of their lives. Festivals of India are those occasions when elders, youngsters and relatives meet and share quality time together and it is a means through which family members and relatives unite to celebrate the religious events together.

Given below are a few important GK quiz on festivals of India for Class 2 kids. These questions would enhance their knowledge about the several Indian festivities celebrated by people from different religions and communities. To explore more such mind-twisting Class 2 GK Questions on other topics, keep an eye on BYJU’S website to learn more.

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Here is a set of GK quiz questions and answers on Festivals of India for Class 2 kids which will help them to learn at length about various festivities and upgrade their knowledge about the essence of these festivals held throughout the year.

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Q1. _______________ is celebrated by Christians as the birth of Jesus Christ.

Festival of Christians - GK Questions for Class 2

  1. Christmas
  2. Easter
  3. Diwali
  4. Eid al-Fitr

 

Q2. ________________ is known as the “Festival of Lights”. It is celebrated as a festival of victory of good over evil.

  1. Dussehra
  2. Christmas
  3. Diwali
  4. Raksha Bandhan

 

Q3. ____________________ is celebrated by Muslims at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. It is considered as the feast of breaking the fast.

  1. Eid ul-Fitr
  2. Holi
  3. Onam
  4. Navratri

 

Q4. Which Hindu festival is celebrated by sisters who tie a colourful, decorative thread on the wrists of their brothers and perform pooja for their long life and good health?

Girl tying rakhi to brother - GK Questions for Class 2

  1. Diwali
  2. Raksha Bandhan / Rakhi
  3. Holi
  4. Ganesh Chaturthi

 

Q5. Which festival is celebrated as the birth of Lord Krishna, who is considered as the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu?

  1. Navratri
  2. Diwali
  3. Janmashtami
  4. Maha Shivratri

 

Q6. Which is the festival that is celebrated as the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion?

  1. Christmas
  2. Easter
  3. Eid al-Fitr
  4. Holi

 

Q7. Which festival is also popularly known as the “Festival of Colours” in India? This festival marks the onset of the spring season in the country.

Image of children playing with colours - GK Questions for Class 2

  1. Diwali
  2. Holi
  3. Janmashtami
  4. Maha Shivratri

 

Q8. Which Islamic festival is celebrated to recognize the willingness of Ibrahim to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son?

  1. Eid ul-Fitr
  2. Onam
  3. Christmas
  4. Eid ul-Adha

 

Q9. ________________ is the festival which marks the end of Navratri and Durga Pooja in India.

  1. Dussehra
  2. Diwali
  3. Holi
  4. Janmashtami

 

Q10. Which festival commemorates the birth of the much-loved elephant-headed Hindu deity who is regarded as the remover of obstacles?

  1. Navratri
  2. Dussehra
  3. Janmashtami
  4. Ganesh Chaturthi

 

Q11. ________________________ is known as the harvest festival of Kerala celebrated by Malayalis across the southern part of India.

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  1. Onam
  2. Pongal
  3. Lohri
  4. Easter

 

Q12. Which Hindu festival is celebrated as the victory of a divine goddess over the demon king Mahishasura?

  1. Christmas
  2. Durga Pooja
  3. Holi
  4. Diwali

 

Q13. _______________________ is celebrated in honour of the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva. This festival symbolizes the overcoming of ignorance and darkness in life.

  1. Maha Shivratri
  2. Janmashtami
  3. Holi
  4. Ganesh Chaturthi

 

Q14. Which sacred festival of the Sikh community marks the birth of the first Sikh Guru?

Image of Sikh people - GK Questions for Class 2

  1. Guru Nanak Gurpurab
  2. Vaisakhi
  3. Holla Mohalla
  4. Janmashtami

 

Q15. _____________________ is the harvest festival that is celebrated in Assam that marks the beginning of the Assamese New Year.

  1. Makar Sankranti
  2. Bohag Bihu
  3. Lohri
  4. Onam

 

These were some important GK questions on various national festivals in India for Class 2 kids. The answers to the questions national festivals of India list are provided in the box given below. You can also explore our Kids Learning section to take a quick glance at our huge pool of resources, worksheets and study materials and gift the best learning experience to your child.

 

Answers:

1. a) Christmas 2. c) Diwali 3. a) Eid ul-Fitr 4. b) Raksha Bandhan / Rakhi 5. c) Janmashtami
6. b) Easter 7. b) Holi 8. d) Eid ul-Adha 9. a) Dussehra 10. d) Ganesh Chaturthi
11. a) Onam 12. b) Durga Pooja 13. a) Maha Shivratri 14. a) Guru Nanak Gurpurab 15. b) Bohag Bihu

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