India

By: Tottiyonna Crawford 1B

Agricultural Products

The main agricultural products grown are peanuts, rice, cheese, milk, and sugarcane.

Customs and Beliefs

  • It's tradition to eat at special occasions with banana leaves instead of regular utensils
  • Modern families eat together at the dinner table
  • Dinner visits in the home are often unannounced
  • Don't eat food or pass objects with your left hand
  • Many Hindus are particular in being vegetarian

Holiday Celebrations

  • Ugadi (New Years)- marks the beginning of the region's harvest season
  • Diwali, the festival of lights/sweets- when you can indulge on delicious traditional Indian foods and sweets without feeling guilty. Milk-based sweets like Gulab Jaamuns, Kheer, Phirni, Kulfi and Barfis are extremely popular.