On the Purnima Tithi (Full Moon Day) in the month of Ashadha is when Guru Purnima is observed. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • It is on this day that people pay homage to their gurus
  • The guru is the one who dispels darkness-like ignorance
  • Students express gratitude to their teachers for instilling life's values in them

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Goats for sale ahead of Eid al-Adha festival, at Trichy-Chennai Bypass road in Trichy. (PTI Photo)

  • Eid al-Adha will be celebrated across India on July 21 this year
  • Eid al-Adha is also known as Bakrid or the 'festival of sacrifice'
  • It marks the conclusion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Bakr-eid is the festival of sacrifice. (Photo credit: PTI)

  •  Maharashtra government has asked people to offer prayers at home
  • No more than 50 people will be permitted to participate in prayer offerings in Uttar Pradesh
  • Mosques, temples and churches admitted worshippers in limited numbers in Kerala

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Some easy and fashionable tips to style your outfit for this Bakr-eid celebration. (Photo credit: Instagram)

  • A bright floral Kurti can be paired with denim parallel pants or a sequential T-shirt
  • Anarkali Kameez with jeans will add an Indo-western touch to your outfit
  • Velvet salwar kameez will add grace and royalty to your Eid look 

Celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, it is also known as the festival of sacrifice or Eid Qurban. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

You might not be able to meet your loved ones on Eid this year and enjoy the spread of Eid cuisine as you share stories of your lives with each other. So, here are a few messages and well wishes that you can send to your near and dear ones and wish them a blessed life. 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Devashayani Ekadashi is being observed today, July 20. (Photo credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • Today, July 20, is being observed as Shayani Ekadashi
  • It is considered one of the most important days of the Hindu calendar
  • The day marks the beginning of Chaturmas

.New Orleans, LA, USA
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival returns to Fair Grounds.(Photo credit: Twitter/@jazzfest)

  • The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will take place from October 8-17 
  • The organizers have released the entire music schedule for the event
  • The first Sunday of Jazz Fest will showcase Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Ludacris at the top of the lineup

.New York, NY, USA
These suggestions will help a Francophile celebrate Bastille Day in the United States. (Photo credit: PTI/file)

  • Bastille Day marks the beginning of the French revolution
  • It is celebrated on July 14 every year
  • Hosting a wine tasting party can be a great way to celebrate this ocassion 

.Cannes, France
Sohan Roy is a film director and an entrepreneur. (Photo credit: Facebook/@sohanroy)

  • He received the award at the 74th edition of Cannes Film Festival in Paris
  •  Roy was nominated along with Barry Alexander Brown, Spike Lee and Nabeel Ayush
  •   This is the first time an Indian has received this award

.Westfield, NJ, USA
The music festival will run for two months. (Representative image/Pixabay)

  • Organizers have pushed the opening night of the sweet sound music festival by one day
  • This has been done due to the forecast of rain 
  • The Music festival will now start on Wednesday