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Hinduism: religious celerations and observances

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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Thursday October 1, 2015Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Friday October 2, 2015Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Sunday October 4, 2015Hinduism 
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Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya*Monday October 5, 2015Hinduism 
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Kojagrat Prunima*Monday October 5, 2015Hinduism 
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Maharishi Valmiki anniversary*Monday October 5, 2015Hinduism 
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Lakhshmi Puja*Monday October 5, 2015Hinduism 
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Guru Ravidas celebrationWednesday October 7, 2015Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Sunday October 18, 2015Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Sunday October 18, 2015Hinduism 
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Regional holiday**Sunday October 18, 2015Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Monday October 19, 2015Hinduism 
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Lakhshmi Puja*Monday October 19, 2015Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Monday October 19, 2015Hinduism 
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Vishvakarman*Tuesday October 20, 2015Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Tuesday October 20, 2015Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Tuesday October 20, 2015Hinduism 
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Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama*Wednesday October 21, 2015Hinduism 
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Chhath*Monday October 26, 2015Hinduism 
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Chhath*Tuesday October 27, 2015Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Sunday October 1, 2017

Hinduism : On the tenth day of Dashian, Dashami, the eldest of the family will give tika to all others. Parents will do this for their children and married children will visit their parents for this occasion.


Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Monday October 2, 2017

Hinduism : On the tenth day of Dashian, Dashami, the eldest of the family will give tika to all others. Parents will do this for their children and married children will visit their parents for this occasion.


Optional holiday -
Wednesday October 4, 2017

Hinduism : Pitru Paksha - Mohaloya


Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya -
Thursday October 5, 2017

Hinduism : (ca. 400 BC?)[1] is celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself. He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. (Wikipedia)


Kojagrat Prunima -
Thursday October 5, 2017

Hinduism : Marks the end of the nearly two-weeks-long Dashain festival


Maharishi Valmiki anniversary -
Thursday October 5, 2017

Hinduism : Celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself.[2] He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. The Yoga Vasistha is attributed to him. A religious movement called Valmikism is based on Valmiki's teachings as presented in the Ramayana and the Yoga Vasistha. Wikipedia


Lakhshmi Puja -
Thursday October 5, 2017

Hinduism : The third day of the Tihar Festival of Lights is called Laxmi puja . This is the day when Nepalis worship the goddess of wealth. On this day, early in the morning the cow is worshipped. Tika is put on her head and a garland around her neck, and then she feasts with delicious food. A cow also symbolises wealth and she is the most holy animal for Hindus.


Guru Ravidas celebration -
Saturday October 7, 2017

Hinduism :


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Wednesday October 18, 2017

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 -
Wednesday October 18, 2017

Hinduism : Diwali Indian community only


Regional holiday -
Wednesday October 18, 2017

Hinduism : in Bareilly only


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Thursday October 19, 2017

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


Lakhshmi Puja -
Thursday October 19, 2017

Hinduism : The third day of the Tihar Festival of Lights is called Laxmi puja . This is the day when Nepalis worship the goddess of wealth. On this day, early in the morning the cow is worshipped. Tika is put on her head and a garland around her neck, and then she feasts with delicious food. A cow also symbolises wealth and she is the most holy animal for Hindus. http://www.nepalhomepage.com/society/festivals/tihar.html


Optional holiday -
Thursday October 19, 2017

Hinduism : Diwali Hindu community


Vishvakarman -
Friday October 20, 2017

Hinduism : Personification of creation and the abstract form of the creator God according to the Rigveda. He is the presiding deity of all Vishwakarma (caste), engineers, artisans and architects.[1] He is believed to be the Principal Architect of the Universe , and the root concept of the later Upanishadic figures of Brahman and Purusha. [Wikipedia]


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Friday October 20, 2017

Hinduism : E 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 -
Friday October 20, 2017

Hinduism : Diwali Hindu community only in the State of Sindh


Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama -
Saturday October 21, 2017

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)


Chhath -
Thursday October 26, 2017

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


Chhath -
Friday October 27, 2017

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