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Agera (East Indian:आगेरा) is a festival celebrated by the Roman Catholic community of Mumbai primarily the East Indians. It marks the harvest of crops after monsoon and thank God for the abundance of blessings received.[1]

EtymologyEdit

The word Agera is derived from Latin words Ager which means field or farm[2] and Agricola which means Farmer[3]

DateEdit

Agera falls on the first Sunday of October.[4] It is normally called the Harvest festival where farmers cut the crops and offer the first fruits to God.[5] It is normally seen throughout India where different communities celebrate this festive in their own ways.

CelebrationsEdit

The East Indians were the people who were engaged in agricultural activities.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Bombay:". archdioceseofbombay.org. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Latin Word Study Tool". www.perseus.tufts.edu. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Latin Word Study Tool". www.perseus.tufts.edu. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  4. ^ "AGERA: TRADITIONAL FEAST V/S THANKSGIVING, THE MODERN DAY VERSION;". SILENT VOICE. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  5. ^ "The East Indian Community". The East Indian Community. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  6. ^ "East Indians celebrate traditional harvest festival - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 October 2018.