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Hinduism: religious celerations and observances

Hinduism: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji*Thursday January 5, 2017Hinduism 
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Swami Vivekananda day*Thursday January 12, 2017Hinduism 
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Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal**Saturday January 14, 2017Hinduism 
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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja*Saturday January 14, 2017Hinduism 
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Harvest festival*Saturday January 14, 2017Hinduism 
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Magh Sankrati**Sunday January 15, 2017Hinduism 
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Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal*Sunday January 15, 2017Hinduism 
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Magh Sankrati*Monday January 16, 2017Hinduism 
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Guru Ravidas celebration*Tuesday January 31, 2017Hinduism 
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Me-Dam-Me-Phi*Tuesday January 31, 2017Hinduism 
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Basanta Panchami / Saraswati PujWednesday February 1, 2017Hinduism 
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Dayananda Saraswati day*Friday February 10, 2017Hinduism 
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Maha Shivaratri*Monday February 13, 2017Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Monday February 13, 2017Hinduism 
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Maha Shivaratri*Tuesday February 14, 2017Hinduism 
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Shivayi celebration*Sunday February 19, 2017Hinduism 
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Maha Shivaratri*Friday February 24, 2017Hinduism 
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Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji -
Friday January 5, 2018

Hinduism : Guru Gobind Singh (22 December 1666 – 7 October 1708) was the tenth Guru of Sikhism. He was born in Patna, Bihar in India and became a Guru on 11 November 1675, at the age of nine years, succeeding his father Guru Tegh Bahadur. He was the leader of the Sikh faith, a warrior, a poet, and a philosopher. In the Sikh society, Guru Gobind Singh is considered a perfect example of manhood; highly educated, skilled in horsemanship, armed combat, chivalrous, and generous in character.


Swami Vivekananda day -
Friday January 12, 2018

Hinduism : Swami Vivekananda (2 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. He was a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India, and contributed to the concept of nationalism in colonial India. Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He is perhaps best known for his speech which began, Sisters and brothers of America ...,in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893. [Wikipedia] Confirmed for 2018


Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal -
Sunday January 14, 2018

Hinduism : The symbol is the movement from one place to another which leads to meeting someone or something. The sun leaves its present constellation to get into Sakranti . Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja -
Sunday January 14, 2018

Hinduism : Celebration of the harvest, which is observed for three days: Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal and Mattu Pongal. A colourful and traditional festival with many a ceremony devoted to various deities and cattle races.


Harvest festival -
Sunday January 14, 2018

Hinduism : Makar Sankranti: apart from a harvest festival is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian culture, it is said as the 'holy phase of transition'. It marks the end of an inauspicious phase which according to the Hindu calendar begins around mid-December. [Wikipedia]


Magh Sankrati -
Monday January 15, 2018

Hinduism : Tharu community only


Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal -
Monday January 15, 2018

Hinduism : The symbol is the movement from one place to another which leads to meeting someone or something. The sun leaves its present constellation to get into Sakranti .


Magh Sankrati -
Tuesday January 16, 2018

Hinduism : One of the religious festival of Nepali community. The day is auspicious for holy bathing since it is considered that all the sins or diseases of body will be removed by the blessing of Sun God.


Guru Ravidas celebration -
Wednesday January 31, 2018

Hinduism : Guru or Bhagat Ravidas (also Raidas) was a north Indian Sant mystic of the bhakti movement who was active in the 15th century CE. Venerated in northern India and in the Indian state of Maharashtra, he is the Satguru of the Ravidasi sect and one of the fifteen Bhagats of the Sikhs. His devotional songs and verses made a lasting impact upon the bhakti movement.


Me-Dam-Me-Phi -
Wednesday January 31, 2018

Hinduism : Celebrated by the Ahom people in memory of the departed. It is the manifestation of the concept of ancestor worship that the Ahoms share with other peoples originating from the Tai-Shan stock. It is a festival to show respect to the departed ancestors and remember their contribution to society. [Wikipedia]


Basanta Panchami / Saraswati Puj -
Thursday February 1, 2018

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Dayananda Saraswati day -
Saturday February 10, 2018

Hinduism : Dayanand Saraswati About this sound pronunciation (12 February 1824 – 30 October 1883) was a Hindu religious leader and founder of the Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movements of the Vedic tradition. He was also a renowned scholar of the Vedic lore and Sanskrit language. He was the first to give the call for Swaraj as Indian for India in 1876, a call later taken up by Lokmanya Tilak. Denouncing the idolatry and ritualistic worship prevalent in Hinduism at the time, he worked towards reviving Vedic ideologies. Subsequently, the philosopher and President of India, S. Radhakrishnan called him one of the makers of Modern India , as did Sri Aurobindo. [Wikipedia]


Maha Shivaratri -
Tuesday February 13, 2018

Hinduism : The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Lord Shiva, all day fasting and an all night long vigil. Per scriptural and discipleship traditions, the penances are performed in order to gain boons in the practice of Yoga and meditation (Wikipedia)


Optional holiday -
Tuesday February 13, 2018

Hinduism : Maha Shivaratri Hindu community


Maha Shivaratri -
Wednesday February 14, 2018

Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.


Shivayi celebration -
Monday February 19, 2018

Hinduism : C. 1627/1630[1] – 3 April 1680), also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, was an Indian warrior king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan. Shivaji carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of the Maratha Empire. In 1674, he was formally crowned as the Chhatrapati (Monarch) of his realm at Raigad. [Wikipedia]


Maha Shivaratri -
Saturday February 24, 2018

Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.