The higher culture is based on spiritual upliftment. The culture means same superficial things everything is based simply in bodily identifications. So Srila Prabhupad introduce festivals spiritual festivals all over the world. Rath yatras, Janmashtami so many are there. Those festivals women may nicely decorate everyone may come nice festive occasion.and in the end prasadam is distributed. There is spiritual discourses there is various meditations.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1990, 24th July, SB class, @ Bangalore, India