GUJARAT DAY2022: In addition to Labour Day and Maharashtra Day, May 1 is also known as Gujarat Day, commemorating the state’s founding. When Bombay was partitioned linguistically in 1960, Gujarat was founded. Gujarat Day is also known as Gujarat State Formation Day or Gujarat Sthapana Divas.
Gujarat’s culture and legacy are, without a doubt, among the most diverse in the country. The state’s colorful culture and history can never fail to delight you, from its famed sparkling diamond jewelry and mirror work to gorgeous dandiya raas and Garba.
How can we talk about Gujarat’s culture without mentioning its delectable cuisines?
Gujarat’s flavorful cuisines, predominantly vegetarian, are one of the country’s oldest culinary gems. The state provides a wide range of vegetarian foods cooked in various ways and always have an excellent nutritional value.
So, without further ado, here’s a mouthwatering tour of Gujarati cuisine:
Gujaratis’ favorite morning meals are this soft, mushy, light, and delectable nibble. It’s also known as Patuli or Dahivadi, and its texture is exceedingly weak. This rolling, brilliant yellow snack is made with gram flour and served with chutney.
Undhiyu This is a nutritious and delicious mixed vegetable meal prepared in a clay pot. Brinjals, surti papdi, potatoes, coconut, bananas, and methi are among the vegetables used in this meal.
It’s a savory tea cake with a crispy outside and a soft inside. Bottle gourd is combined with buttermilk, flour, coriander, chilies, lentils, and rice to make a nutritious dish. It’s also accompanied by chutney, which adds to the flavor.
It’s a popular snack prepared from colocasia leaves, rolled, and steamed after a smooth gram flour pastes with spicy, sweet, and sour flavors are applied. It is regarded as one of the healthiest snacks available.
Mango Salad with Aam Shrikhand It’s time for some delectable Gujarati dessert after covering tasty appetizers and main course items. In the summer, the combination of mango and shrikhand is unquestionably divine. And nothing compares to a calming shrikhand made with hanging curd.
Why are May 1 Maharashtra Day and Gujarat Day celebrated? Historical Background and Importance
International Labor Day is honored on May 1 all across the world. However, the day is commemorated as Maharashtra Day and Gujarat Day in Maharashtra and Gujarat, respectively. The day is celebrated with zeal since it was 62 years ago that the two states were founded on this day.
Multiple parades, festivals, and ceremonies are held across the two states to commemorate the day. The festivities will emphasize the two countries’ cultures and customs. The primary function in Maharashtra is held in Shivaji Park in Dadar. The primary event in Gujarat is held near the Sabarmati Waterfalls.
MAHARASHTRA DAY AND GUJARAT DAY ORIGINATIONS
Following the implementation of the Indian Constitution, the country was divided into states based on linguistic boundaries. Bombay was granted statehood under the State Recognition Act in 1956. Bombay had individuals speaking Marathi, Gujarati, Konkani, and Kutchi at its establishment.
The blending of multiple vocabularies into a single state caused chaos and suffering. Due to these language discrepancies, the state’s sacredness was repeatedly shaken. Movements emerged calling for creating two forms, one for Gujarati and Kutchi speakers and the other for Marathi and Konkani speakers. The Mahagujarat and Samyukta Maharashtra movements became the public face of these aspirations.
The state of Bombay was partitioned into Maharashtra and Gujarat after being passed by Parliament. The Indian government decided to draught the Bombay Reorganisation Act after observing the growing momentum of demonstrations in various parts of the state. The bill was inscribed into law on May 1, 1960, and the day is now known as Maharashtra Day in Maharashtra and Gujarat Day in Gujarat.