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Hinduism: religious celerations and observances

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Basava Jayanthi*Monday May 9, 2016Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Monday May 9, 2016Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Saturday May 14, 2016Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Friday May 20, 2016Hinduism 
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Buddha Purnima*Saturday May 21, 2016Hinduism 
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Basava Jayanthi -
Monday May 9, 2016

Hinduism : Guru Basavanna (also known as Guru Basavanna or Basaveshwara (1134–1196)) was a philosopher and a social reformer. He fought against the caste system and rituals in Hinduism. He is also called Vishwa Guru and Bhakti-Bhandari. His teachings and preachings go beyond all boundaries and are universal and eternal. He was a great humanitarian. Guru Basavanna advocated a new way of life wherein the divine experience was the center of life giving equal opportunity to all aspirants regardless of the gender, caste, and social status. The cornerstone behind his movement was the firm belief in a universal concept of God. Guru Basavanna has a proponent of monotheistic concept of formless God.[1] [2]

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Tuesday May 9, 2017

Hinduism : Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday

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Sunday May 14, 2017

Hinduism : Sri Ramanujacharya jayanti

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Friday May 20, 2016

Hinduism : Vesak: Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition.

Buddha Purnima -
Saturday May 21, 2016

Hinduism : Celebration of the ancient Gurus, in particular Sage Ved Vyas. A Guru is seen as a remover of darkness, a teacher. The date is the full moon of the month Asadha.