Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Announcing ~ Festive Food Event

India, the land of varied cultures and traditions is a land of festivals and fairs. It is a land of festivity - religious as well as folkloristic. Whether you go to the East or the West, North or the South you would be able to enjoy every month a festival or a fair.

Every day of the year there is a festival celebrated in some part of the country. Be it cultural or religious, it gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy and join the festivity. Festival is the time to rejoice and have fun.


Lokmanya Tilak started Sarvajanik Ganesh Mahotsav during our fight for Independence. The purpose behind Sarvajanik Mahotsav was to bring people together and soliciting unity & integrity among Indians, thus helping India to get independence.

People come alive, one can see vibrant colours, music, dance, rich food, these are integral part of these festive seasons.


Purva and Priti, two strangers met on this blogosphere. Two people facing geographical hindrance, however our similarities of enjoying every moment of life have bought us together. Being away from Homeland, and missing 'India' especially during festive time, has inspired us for ''Festive Food'' (FF) Event



Through 'Festive Food' we will celebrate all festivals, not only in India, but even other festivals celebrated around the globe which we are aware of. The purpose of 'Festive Food' is to bring people together and spread the happiness of the festival season.


So here comes first Festive Food Event, Rakhi – Thread of Love and Priti has the oppurtunity to host the first event.



Rakhi or Rakshabandhan is a Hindu festival, its emotional bonding between brother and sister. A sacred thread or Rakhi is tied by sister on his brother’s wrist. Brother this way is bonded to protect his sister under all circumstances. In return brother gives sister a gift or a token of love.

So let’s celebrate Rakhi with enthusiasm and zeal by participating in this event.


Guidelines for Celebrating Rakhi – Thread of Love


1. Rakhi is celebrated in all parts of India in different ways and by preparing special goodies on this occasion. Here’s a chance to revive olden days.

Prepare a dish, which as a custom is prepared in your house. It can be anything sweet dish, any main dish, savoury snack……list goes on. Share with us how Rakhi is celebrated in your region or house and also any special memories you have associated with Rakhi. One can post hand made Rakhi or even any special Rakhi you have purchased from the market.


2. The last date for sending your entry is 20th August 2008. We don’t want participants to prepare dishes for this event specially. Our idea is that participants should send entries with the dishes, which they have actually prepared on Rakhshabandhan and share with us their experience and enjoy the festival to the fullest.


3. Bloggers can add a link back to this event announcement. We would be glad if you can include Rakhi colourful Logo. There are no restrictions on the number of entries.


4. Send in your entries at Indian.festivefood@gmail.com with below mentioned information:

  • Name:

  • Dish Name:

  • Blog’s Name:

  • Blog URL:

  • Post URL:

No need for attaching the picture, we will take it from your post.


5. Non Bloggers no need to get upset, email your recipe along with the picture. We will post it on your name and include it in the round up.


6. Old post are accepted, provided they are republished by linking back this event announcement along with the logo.


So all sisters gear up to make your brothers happy and if modern age brothers want to make something for your sisters we are more than welcome.





26 comments:

notyet100 6 August 2008 at 13:32  

ths seems nice event,..i amin,..will sen du my entries soon..happy hostin,..

rekhas kitchen 6 August 2008 at 13:52  

wow yaar great event happy hosting i wish you enjoy in this sure i will send some

easycrafts 6 August 2008 at 13:52  

Nice theme...will surely participate in the rakhi event..btw, ur chole is very tempting

Myviews 6 August 2008 at 14:46  

Nice Event....happy hosting..will surely participate in the rakhi event.

Shreya 6 August 2008 at 15:05  

:-) great event.. just posted at Priti's..

Sukanya Ramkumar 6 August 2008 at 16:27  

Hi...
this sounds to be a nice event....

Madhavi 6 August 2008 at 16:48  

Awesome event Purva, count me in :)))

Suma Rajesh 6 August 2008 at 17:53  

nice event..am in....hey check out ny blog....a small treat for u

SriLekha 6 August 2008 at 18:39  

i am in for ur event! will send entries soon! can i send any sweet dihes?

Trupti 6 August 2008 at 18:46  

Purva, Event chi theme mast aahe pan sorry me kay hya event madhe participate karu shakat nahi. Maza 3 yr cha mulaga aajari aahe ani me 15 Aug la long vacation sathi india la jaat aahe. Tikade mala jast net access karayla milnar nahi. Me Nov. end la parat yenar aahe. Food blogging chi itaki saway zali aahe na aata vacation madhe sagale miss hoil. Pan me india madhun aale ki next event madhe nakki bhag gheil.
Ani ho.. haa event tu & priti ch host karnar aahat ka Other monthly event sarakhe each event different blogger host karnar? Tase aasel tar mala 'Sankrant' cha event host karayla aawadel. Mala tu detail email kar. recipecenter(At)gmail(dot)com

Usha 6 August 2008 at 20:12  

Hey Purva,sounds like a great event,will try and participate:)

Vaidehi 6 August 2008 at 20:31  

Great Event Purva !!!

LG 7 August 2008 at 02:17  

Nice Event my dear..So do you want any host for future festivals? :) do count me in for Ganesh Chaturthi as it is my Favorite festival. I am in for the event......

notyet100 7 August 2008 at 07:42  

just published handmade rakhi for ur event,.hppy hostin,.ceya around,.:-)

Sukanya 7 August 2008 at 10:13  

Nice event , will post my entry soon. All the best to both of you'll.

Sireesha 7 August 2008 at 11:20  

Nice event will come up with something....

Purva Desai 7 August 2008 at 12:00  

Thank you all for this positive response...
we are looking forward for your entries...
regarding hosting events, this is the first festival hosted by priti...we will give chance to each enthusiastic blogger to host an event...
keep pouring in your entries

Pragyan 7 August 2008 at 23:28  

Wow..this is a cool event! Home away from home feeling. Good job, dear!

notyet100 10 August 2008 at 21:57  

HI PURVA,.JUST PUBLISHED..HEENA ART FR RAKHI EVENT,,,CEEYA HAPPY BLOGGIN,,

Nidhi 11 August 2008 at 02:20  

Interesting theme for the event, Purva! Will surely participate.

Dershana 12 August 2008 at 12:03  

Hi Purva,

Thanks a bunch for letting me know about your event. But dear, to us in Kerala Rakshabandhan is not a celebration where we prepare anything special. Just the Rakhi tying bit is popular with the younger crowds. Will surely participate in the next festive event. Will be on the watch out :-)

Purva Desai 12 August 2008 at 13:34  

No problem Dershana ur entries for other events are invited

Swati 23 August 2008 at 04:18  

Hi.. Shreya told me about this lovely event you are hosting.. but I have missed out on the dates and feel awful about it..
I had made a cake on that theme ...

Samdisha,  25 April 2009 at 08:55  

Great to see your blog and it has very impressive information. I visited this informative rakhi site, it has also very interesting information.

http://www.raksha-bandhan.com/

prassanna 4 October 2012 at 08:50  

Wonderful blog & good post.Its really helpful for me, awaiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!







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