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Hinduism: religious celerations and observances

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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima*Saturday March 12, 2016Hinduism 
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Phagwah*Saturday March 12, 2016Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima**Sunday March 13, 2016Hinduism 
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Holi or Holika (second day)*Sunday March 13, 2016Hinduism 
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Regional holiday**Sunday March 13, 2016Hinduism 
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Regional holiday**Monday March 14, 2016Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaMonday March 14, 2016Hinduism 
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Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year*Monday March 28, 2016Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Monday March 28, 2016Hinduism 
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Ramanavani*Monday April 4, 2016Hinduism 
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Ramanavani*Tuesday April 5, 2016Hinduism 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha*Wednesday April 13, 2016Hinduism 
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Khmer New YearThursday April 14, 2016Hinduism 
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BaisakhiThursday April 14, 2016Hinduism 
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Khmer New Year*Friday April 15, 2016Hinduism 
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Bohag Bihu*Friday April 15, 2016Hinduism 
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Khmer New YearSunday April 17, 2016Hinduism 
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Parashurama*Thursday April 28, 2016Hinduism 
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Basava Jayanthi*Friday April 29, 2016Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Sunday March 12, 2017

Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.


Phagwah -
Sunday March 12, 2017

Hinduism : Holi is called Phagwa festival in Suriname, and is celebrated to mark the beginning of spring and Hindu mythology. In Suriname, Holi Phagwa is a festival of colour. It is customary to wear old white clothes on this day, be prepared to get them dirty and join in the colour throwing excitement and party. [Wikipedia]


Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Monday March 13, 2017

Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.


Holi or Holika (second day) -
Monday March 13, 2017

Hinduism : Hindu spring festival dedicated to the god of pleasure. It is observed in a colorful and boisterous manner. People shower each other with colored water and smear red and green powder on each other,


Regional holiday -
Monday March 13, 2017

Hinduism : Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima Districts of Banke, Bara, Bardiya, Dang, Dhanusha, Jhapa, Kailai, Kanchanpur, Kapilbastu, Mahotarri, Morang, Nawalparasi, Parsah, Rautahat, Rupandehi, Sarlahi, Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Udaypur.


Regional holiday -
Tuesday March 14, 2017

Hinduism : Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima Districts of Banke, Bara, Bardiya, Dang, Dhanusha, Jhapa, Kailai, Kanchanpur, Kapilbastu, Mahotarri, Morang, Nawalparasi, Parsah, Rautahat, Rupandehi, Sarlahi, Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Udaypur.


Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Tuesday March 14, 2017

Hinduism :


Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year -
Tuesday March 28, 2017

Hinduism : The main purpose of the Nyepi Day ceremonies is to pray to the God (Hyang Widhi Wasa), wish that HE clean the outside universe (bhuwana agung) as well as the universe within men (bhuwana alit). based on the Saka calendar (Balinese calender): One year has 12 sasih (Balinese month). Each sasih consists of 35 days which cover the full moon (Purnama) and one dark moon (Tilem).


Optional holiday -
Tuesday March 28, 2017

Hinduism : Marks the beginning of Ramayana's week


Ramanavani -
Tuesday April 4, 2017

Hinduism : Festivities take place in the Rama temples. recitation of the Ramayana (Perayana), which can last up to 9 days. Classical music and sacred chants.


Ramanavani -
Wednesday April 5, 2017

Hinduism : Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya.


Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Thursday April 13, 2017

Hinduism : 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.


Khmer New Year -
Friday April 14, 2017

Hinduism :


Baisakhi -
Friday April 14, 2017

Hinduism :


Khmer New Year -
Saturday April 15, 2017

Hinduism : At the end of the harvest season. Lasts 3 consecutive work days during which Cambodians douse each other liberally with water, clean and decorate their houses, and make offerings at the local temple. City streets are decorated and brightly lit in the evenings. http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/ae542e/ae542e04.htm


Bohag Bihu -
Saturday April 15, 2017

Hinduism : This is the beginning of the agricultural season.Bihu is celebrated by the all parts of Assam and all cast and religion.Directly we can say that Bihu is secular festival which brings the humanity,peace and brotherhood among the various cast and religion.


Khmer New Year -
Monday April 17, 2017

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Parashurama -
Friday April 28, 2017

Hinduism : The sixth avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism. He is the son of Renuka and one of the saptarishis, Jamadagni. He lived during the last Treta and Dvapara Yugas and is one of the Chiranjivi (immortals) of Hinduism. Parashurama, a Brahmin, received his famous axe after undertaking terrible penance to please Shiva, who in turn taught him Kalaripayattu (the mother of all martial arts). [Wikipedia]


Basava Jayanthi -
Saturday April 29, 2017

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] Wikipedia