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Hyderabad Culture

Despite being the gateway to South India, the cultural facet of Hyderabad has a uniqueness of its own. It is an exclusive blend of Telegu and Persian cultures, owing to the long reign of the Qutab Shahi. This helps in demarcating Hyderabad from most of the other cities of Southern India
Language :Hyderabad is home to people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Perhaps this is the reason that English is the widely used means of communication, particularly in governance and commerce. Apart from English, Hindi, Urdu and Telegu are also widely used.
Religion: Hyderabad also observes a harmonious co-existence of a number of religions like Islam, Hinduism and Christianity. Fairs and festivals of all the three faiths are celebrated with pomp and piety. While the Churches in and around Hyderabad observe a flamboyant Christmas, Muharram and Ganesh Chaturthi also involve the participation of a huge number of enthusiasts

Festival in Hyderabad

Deccan Festival: This is one of the primary festivals celebrated in Hyderabad. It lasts for 5 days and reflects the culture of the Deccan and highlights Hyderabad's culture, arts and crafts, and the famous lip smacking Nawabi cuisine. This exclusive festival is conducted by the Department of Tourism. This festival also includes Pearls and Bangles fair, exhibiting gorgeous creations of the famous radiant pearls and multi-hued bangles that are local specialties. There is also a Food Fair that offers delicious items exclusive of both Andhra and Hyderabadi cuisine.
Lumbini Festival: This festival is celebrated to honor the Buddhist Heritage of Andhra Pradesh. The festival is celebrated in Nagarjuna Sagar and Hyderabad for three days from 2nd Friday of December every year. The festival provides an insight into the rich Buddhist heritage and takes you back in time almost 2000 years back, to a different world all together
Diwali: The 'festival of lights' known as Diwali or Deepawali is celebrated all through the country with much passion and zest. The festival is celebrated to mark the returning of Lord Rama of the Hindu mythology to his city after a 14 year-long exile. People in Hyderabad worship the lord along with the Goddess of wealth Lakshmi. The most enthusiastic are the children who wait for the festival to explode crackers and decorate their houses with colorful festoons and streamers