Consider the following festivals:
1. Vaisakhi
2. Losar
3. Vishu
Which among the above is / are predominantly harvest festivals?

Answer: [A] Only 1

Vaisakhi is the harvest festival of the Punjabis. It also marks the establishment of Khalasa Panth. Vishu is the Malayalam new year and is celebrated with much fanfare and vigour in all parts of Kerala. The Loser festival marks the beginning of the New Year in Ladakh and China’s Tibet and considered to be the most important festival of the region. During this festival the Ladakhi Buddhists make religious offering before their deities in the domestic shrines or in the Gompas.

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