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Hinduism: religious celerations and observances

Hinduism: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 3 months






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Vivekanada 's birthday*Sunday January 12, 2020Hinduism 
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Bhogi*Monday January 13, 2020Hinduism 
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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja**Tuesday January 14, 2020Hinduism 
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Magh Sankrati*Tuesday January 14, 2020Hinduism 
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Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal*Tuesday January 14, 2020Hinduism 
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Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal*Wednesday January 15, 2020Hinduism 
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Kanuma Panduga*Wednesday January 15, 2020Hinduism 
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Uzhavar Thirunal*Thursday January 16, 2020Hinduism 
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Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh JiMonday January 20, 2020Hinduism 
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Bathouism celebration*Sunday January 26, 2020Hinduism 
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Thaipoosam Cavadee*Tuesday January 28, 2020Hinduism 
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Me-Dum-Me-Phi*Friday January 31, 2020Hinduism 
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Buddhist New Year - LosarWednesday February 12, 2020Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Sunday February 16, 2020Hinduism 
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anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj*Wednesday February 19, 2020Hinduism 
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Guru Ravidas celebration*Thursday February 27, 2020Hinduism 
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Karva Chauth**Wednesday November 4, 2020Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Friday November 13, 2020Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Saturday November 14, 2020Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Saturday November 14, 2020Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Sunday November 15, 2020Hinduism 
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Govardhan Puja*Sunday November 15, 2020Hinduism 
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Deepavali/DipabaliMonday November 16, 2020Hinduism 
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Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama*Monday November 16, 2020Hinduism 
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Bhaiyyadhooj*Monday November 16, 2020Hinduism 
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Chhath*Friday November 20, 2020Hinduism 
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Regional holiday**Friday November 20, 2020Hinduism 
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ChhathSaturday November 21, 2020Hinduism 
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Lachit Divas*Tuesday November 24, 2020Hinduism 
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Rahasa PurnimaMonday November 30, 2020Hinduism 
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Hindu festival*Tuesday December 29, 2020Hinduism 
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Vivekanada 's birthday -
Tuesday January 12, 2021

Hinduism : Vivekananda, Swami (1863-1902) the patriot-saint of modern India. The spiritual transformation of Narendranath at the hands of Sri Ramakrishna began in 1882 and was completed with his realisation of the oneness of all existence in 1886.


Bhogi -
Wednesday January 13, 2021

Hinduism : The day preceding Makara Sankranti. This is when people discard old and derelict things and concentrate on new things causing change or transformation. At dawn people light a bonfire with logs of wood, other solid-fuels and wooden furniture at home that are no longer useful. The disposal of derelict things is where all old habits, the vices, attachment to relations and materials things are sacrificed in the sacrificial fire of the knowledge of Rudra, known as the Rudra Gita Gyan Yagya. It represents realization, transformation and purification of the soul by imbibing and inculcating divine virtues. Telangana 2021 calendar confirmed


Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja -
Thursday January 14, 2021

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


Magh Sankrati -
Thursday January 14, 2021

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.


Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal -
Thursday January 14, 2021

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 Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal -
Friday January 15, 2021

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.


Kanuma Panduga -
Friday January 15, 2021

Hinduism : The day after Makara Sankranti is celebrated as Kanuma. The origin of Kanuma in Andhra Pradesh is same as that of Govardhan Puja in other states. It is believed that Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Hills on the auspicious day of Kanuma to protect the people of Gokulam. The rituals of Kanuma Panduga are similar to that of Mattu Pongal in Tamil Nadu. The bulls and cows are decorated and worshipped on Kanuma as the day of Kanuma is dedicated for live-stock worship. [drikpanchang.com]


Uzhavar Thirunal -
Saturday January 16, 2021

Hinduism : Also called Thai Pongal (Tamil: தைப்பொங்கல்): a harvest festival celebrated by Tamils Unusually for South Indian Hindu festivals, Thai Pongal is timed by an astronomical event - the winter solstice. Pongal is traditionally dedicated to the Sun God Surya and marks the beginning of the northward journey of the Sun from its southernmost-limit, a movement traditionally referred to as uttarayana.[Wikipedia]


Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji -
Wednesday January 20, 2021

Hinduism :


Bathouism celebration -
Tuesday January 26, 2021

Hinduism : Bathouism is the ethnic religion of the Bodo people or Kachari people. The name Bathou in Bodo means five principles. The five principles are: bar (air), orr (fire), ha (earth), dwi (water) and okhrang (ether). The chief deity, called Bathoubwrai (bwarai: the Elder )—omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent—is said to have created the five principles. Though there are other minor gods and goddesses, Bathoubwrai is considered the Supreme God. Bathoubwrai is unseen. The second most important deity is Mainao, the consort of Bathoubwrai, who is considered as the protector of the rice fields . [Wikipedia]


Thaipoosam Cavadee -
Thursday January 28, 2021

Hinduism : Tamil celebration. Marks the end of a 10-day fasting period during which people go to the local temple and get themselves pierced with various needles attached to various object.


Me-Dum-Me-Phi -
Sunday January 31, 2021

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]


Buddhist New Year - Losar -
Friday February 12, 2021

Hinduism :


Optional holiday -
Tuesday February 16, 2021

Hinduism : Basant Panchami


Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj -
Friday February 19, 2021

Hinduism : Shivaji was born in February 19, and passed away on April 3, 1680. Shivaji Maharaj is instrumental in carving Maharastra from alien powers, especially the Mughals. He united the Maratha chiefs of Mayal, Konkan and Desh regions for a stronger Maratha nation.


Guru Ravidas celebration -
Saturday February 27, 2021

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.


Karva Chauth -
Wednesday November 4, 2020

Hinduism : A festival that provides an opportunity for all married women to get close to their in-laws. All married women observes fast that ensures the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands. a holiday for women only


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Friday November 13, 2020

Hinduism : Diwali also called the festival of lights , is an ancient Hindu festival which signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Saturday November 14, 2020

Hinduism : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days


Optional holiday -
Saturday November 14, 2020

Hinduism : Diwali Hindu community only


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Sunday November 15, 2020

Hinduism : Diwali also called the festival of lights , is an ancient Hindu festival which signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.


Govardhan Puja -
Sunday November 15, 2020

Hinduism : The day Krishna defeated Indra


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Monday November 16, 2020

Hinduism :


Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama -
Monday November 16, 2020

Hinduism : Called Bhaubeej in India, this is a Bhai Bij legend in Hindu mythology: after slaying Narkasur, Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra who gave him a warm welcome with sweets and flowers. She also affectionately applied tilak on Krishna's forehead. Since then the custom of celebrating Bhaubeej or Bhai Bij started. Carrying forward the Bhaubeej ceremony in traditional style, sisters' perform arti of their brother and apply a red tika on the brother's forehead. This teeka ceremony, on the occasion of Bhai Bij signifies sister's sincerest prayers for the long and happy life of her brother. In return brothers bless their sisters and treat them with Bhaubeej or cash gifts. (Wikipedia)


Bhaiyyadhooj -
Monday November 16, 2020

Hinduism : Chitragupta ('rich in secrets' or 'hidden picture') is a Hindu god assigned with the task of keeping complete records of actions of human beings on the earth. He is god of justice. Upon their death, Chitragupta has the task of deciding heaven or the hell for the humans, depending on their actions on the earth. Chitragupta Maharaj (Chitragupta is the patron deity of Kayasthas, a Hindu caste of India and Nepal. [Wikipedia]


Chhath -
Friday November 20, 2020

Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.


Regional holiday -
Saturday November 20, 2021

Hinduism : Namami Barak festival in Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj


Chhath -
Saturday November 21, 2020

Hinduism :


Lachit Divas -
Tuesday November 24, 2020

Hinduism : Lachit Borphukan, a commander in the Ahom kingdom, fought the 1671 Battle of Saraighat that contained an attack by Mughal forces.


Rahasa Purnima -
Monday November 30, 2020

Hinduism :


Hindu festival -
Tuesday December 29, 2020

Hinduism : Sakela is the main festival of Kirat which is celebrated twice a year distinguished by two names Ubhauli and Udhauli. Sakela Ubhauli is celebrated during Baisakh Purnima (full moon day in the month of Baishak) and Sakela Udhauli is celebrated during the full moon day in the month of Mangsir.