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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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Regional holiday**Thursday March 1, 2018Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima**Thursday March 1, 2018Hinduism 
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DolyatraThursday March 1, 2018Hinduism 
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Holi or Holika (second day)*Friday March 2, 2018Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima*Friday March 2, 2018Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Friday March 2, 2018Hinduism 
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Phagwah*Friday March 2, 2018Hinduism 
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Holi or Holika (second day)Saturday March 3, 2018Hinduism 
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Panchayatiraj DivasMonday March 5, 2018Hinduism 
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Dola PurnimaMonday March 12, 2018Hinduism 
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HoliTuesday March 13, 2018Hinduism 
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Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year**Saturday March 17, 2018Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Sunday March 18, 2018Hinduism 
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Hindu New Year*Monday March 19, 2018Hinduism 
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Ramanavani*Sunday March 25, 2018Hinduism 
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Ramanavani*Monday March 26, 2018Hinduism 
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Ramanavani*Wednesday April 4, 2018Hinduism 
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Bohag Bihu*Friday April 13, 2018Hinduism 
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Mairaj-ul-AlamFriday April 13, 2018Hinduism 
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Khmer New Year**Saturday April 14, 2018Hinduism 
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BaisakhiSaturday April 14, 2018Hinduism 
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Bohag Bihu*Saturday April 14, 2018Hinduism 
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Khmer New Year**Sunday April 15, 2018Hinduism 
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Bohag Bihu*Sunday April 15, 2018Hinduism 
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Khmer New YearMonday April 16, 2018Hinduism 
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Khmer New YearTuesday April 17, 2018Hinduism 
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Basava Jayanthi*Wednesday April 18, 2018Hinduism 
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Parashurama Day*Wednesday April 18, 2018Hinduism 
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Parshuram Jayanti*Wednesday April 18, 2018Hinduism 
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Garia Puja*Saturday April 21, 2018Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Sunday April 29, 2018Hinduism 
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Buddha PurnimaSunday April 29, 2018Hinduism 
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Buddha Purnima*Monday April 30, 2018Hinduism 
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Raja*Friday June 15, 2018Hinduism 
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Ratha Yatra*Monday June 25, 2018Hinduism 
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Poson Full Moon Poya DayWednesday June 27, 2018Hinduism 
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Sant Kabir Das*Thursday June 28, 2018Hinduism 
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U Tirot Sing Day*Tuesday July 17, 2018Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Tuesday August 14, 2018Hinduism 
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Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)*Saturday August 25, 2018Hinduism 
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Ganesh ChaturthiSaturday August 25, 2018Hinduism 
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Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)*Sunday August 26, 2018Hinduism 
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Raksha Bandhan**Sunday August 26, 2018Hinduism 
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Ganesh Chaturthi (second day) - NuakhaiSunday August 26, 2018Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Monday August 27, 2018Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Sunday September 2, 2018Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Monday September 3, 2018Hinduism 
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Ganesh Chaturthi*Thursday September 13, 2018Hinduism 
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Ganesh Chaturthi**Friday September 14, 2018Hinduism 
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Bridge dayFriday September 14, 2018Hinduism 
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Third Onam*Sunday September 16, 2018Hinduism 
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Fourth Onam*Monday September 17, 2018Hinduism 
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Mahalaya Amavasya*Wednesday September 19, 2018Hinduism 
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Navratra StapanaFriday September 21, 2018Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Saptami)Thursday September 27, 2018Hinduism 
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Regional holiday -
Thursday March 1, 2018

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 -
Thursday March 1, 2018

Hinduism : District of Katmandu


Dolyatra -
Thursday March 1, 2018

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Holi or Holika (second day) -
Friday March 2, 2018

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,


Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Friday March 2, 2018

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


Optional holiday -
Friday March 2, 2018

Hinduism : Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima Hindu community


Phagwah -
Friday March 2, 2018

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 or Holika (second day) -
Saturday March 3, 2018

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Panchayatiraj Divas -
Monday March 5, 2018

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Dola Purnima -
Monday March 12, 2018

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Holi -
Tuesday March 13, 2018

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Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year -
Saturday March 17, 2018

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). Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday 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 -
Sunday March 18, 2018

Hinduism : Marks the beginning of Ramayana's week


Hindu New Year -
Tuesday March 19, 2019

Hinduism : Cheti Chand (चेटी चन्ड) is a festival which marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year for the Sindhi Hindus. The festival date is based on the lunar cycle of the lunisolar Hindu calendar, it being the first day of the year and the Sindhi month of Chet (Chaitra). It typically falls in late March or early April in the Gregorian calendar on or about the same day as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra and Ugadi in other parts of the Deccan region of India. [Wikipedia]


Ramanavani -
Sunday March 25, 2018

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 -
Monday March 26, 2018

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 4, 2018

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.


Bohag Bihu -
Friday April 13, 2018

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. [Wikipedia]


Mairaj-ul-Alam -
Friday April 13, 2018

Hinduism :


Khmer New Year -
Saturday April 14, 2018

Hinduism : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Baisakhi -
Saturday April 14, 2018

Hinduism :


Bohag Bihu -
Saturday April 14, 2018

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. [Wikipedia]


Khmer New Year -
Sunday April 15, 2018

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. not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Bohag Bihu -
Sunday April 15, 2018

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 16, 2018

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Khmer New Year -
Tuesday April 17, 2018

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Basava Jayanthi -
Wednesday April 18, 2018

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


Parashurama Day -
Thursday April 18, 2019

Hinduism : The sixth avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism. Like other avatars of Vishnu, he appears at a time when overwhelming evil prevailed on earth. The warrior class, with weapons and power, had begun to abuse their power, take what belonged to others by force and tyrannize people. Parashurama corrects the cosmic equilibrium by destroying these evil warriors. [Wikipedia]


Parshuram Jayanti -
Wednesday April 18, 2018

Hinduism : Birth anniversary of sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu


Garia Puja -
Saturday April 21, 2018

Hinduism : A tribal festival celebrated in a traditional way by the people of Tripura. It is celebrated throughout the state with a lot of pomp and gaiety. The children and youth play drums, sing and dance in front of the Lord Garia, the deity of livestock and wealth to please him.


Optional holiday -
Sunday April 29, 2018

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 -
Sunday April 29, 2018

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Buddha Purnima -
Monday April 30, 2018

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.


Raja -
Saturday June 15, 2019

Hinduism : The first day of the Raja Sankranti festival is known as Pahili Sankranti, the second day is Raja and third day is Basi Raja.


Ratha Yatra -
Monday June 25, 2018

Hinduism : Chariot procession in Puri, one of the most sacred place in India (famous Vishnu temple)


Poson Full Moon Poya Day -
Wednesday June 27, 2018

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Sant Kabir Das -
Thursday June 28, 2018

Hinduism : Saint Kabir Das reached the abode of God in Maghar close to Gorakhpur in 1518. However, immediate dispute began regarding the way in which his final rites must be performed. It is believed that both Hindus and Muslims claimed the body to perform the funeral rites. To their utter surprise, Kabir Das stood up and asked them to lift his body and view beneath. Lying there was nothing but a beautiful array of flowers. Devotees and his followers were speechless with Hindus along with some flowers leaving to Varanasi and the rest of the flowers taken by Muslims to Maghar. [festivalsofindia]


U Tirot Sing Day -
Tuesday July 17, 2018

Hinduism : Irot Sing, also known as U Tirot Sing, was one of the chiefs of the Khasi people in the early 18th century. He drew his lineage from the Syiemlieh clan.He was Syiem (chief)of Nongkhlaw, part of the Khasi Hills. His title was Syiem — a constitutional head sharing corporate authority with his Council, generally representatives of leading clans within his territory. Tirot Sing fought against British attempts to take over control of the Khasi Hills [Wikipedia]


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Tuesday August 14, 2018

Hinduism : Krishna (literally black , dark , dark-blue ) is a Hindu deity, regarded as an avatar of Vishnu and in some traditions considered the Supreme Being. Krishna is often depicted as an infant or young boy playing a flute as in the Bhagavata Purana or as a youthful prince giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita. The stories of Krishna appear across a broad spectrum of Hindu philosophical and theological traditions.They portray him in various perspectives: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero and the Supreme Being. Wikipedia


Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima) -
Saturday August 25, 2018

Hinduism : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her.


Ganesh Chaturthi -
Saturday August 25, 2018

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Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima) -
Sunday August 26, 2018

Hinduism : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her.


Raksha Bandhan -
Sunday August 26, 2018

Hinduism : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her. a holiday for women only


Ganesh Chaturthi (second day) - Nuakhai -
Sunday August 26, 2018

Hinduism :


Optional holiday -
Monday August 27, 2018

Hinduism : Raksha Bandhan


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Sunday September 2, 2018

Hinduism : Hindu celebration of the birthday of Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sweets, fruits and milk products are available in abundance. Sri or Shree: A prefix denoting auspiciousness


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Monday September 3, 2018

Hinduism : Hindu celebration of the birthday of Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sweets, fruits and milk products are available in abundance. Sri or Shree: A prefix denoting auspiciousness


Ganesh Chaturthi -
Thursday September 13, 2018

Hinduism : During ten days, Hindus must prepare the celebration at home: their house must be cleaned up and purified, in particular at the place where the Ganesh statue wil be put. Those who participate in the procession, end and highlight of this celebration, also prepare their costume. Various religious ceremonies are celebrated. On the tenth day, the celebration culminates. Streets of main cities, especially Mumbaï (Bombay) are the field of extraordinary popular demonstrations. In this day, giant elephant idols are preceded by dancers and musicians.


Ganesh Chaturthi -
Friday September 14, 2018

Hinduism : During ten days, Hindus must prepare the celebration at home: their house must be cleaned up and purified, in particular at the place where the Ganesh statue wil be put. Those who participate in the procession, end and highlight of this celebration, also prepare their costume. Various religious ceremonies are celebrated. On the tenth day, the celebration culminates. Streets of main cities, especially Mumbaï (Bombay) are the field of extraordinary popular demonstrations. In this day, giant elephant idols are preceded by dancers and musicians. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Bridge day -
Friday September 14, 2018

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Third Onam -
Sunday September 16, 2018

Hinduism : Chodhi: On the third day of Onam celebrations, the pookalam starts growing in its size by adding new layers or designs with at least 4 to 5 different flowers. The day also marks the start of shopping activities. Onam is associated with gifting new clothes, hence from this day onwards people start buying new clothes and jewellery. [Wikipedia]


Fourth Onam -
Monday September 17, 2018

Hinduism : Vishakam The fourth day of Onam celebrations. Vishakam: considered to be one of the most auspicious days of Onam. In olden days, the markets open their harvest sale on this day, making one of the busiest days in the markets for public. Nowadays, Vishakam marks the start of many Onam-related competitions such as Pookkalam competition. [Wikipedia]


Mahalaya Amavasya -
Wednesday September 19, 2018

Hinduism : This day of Pitr Paksha or Mahalaya Amavasya has great significance and importance for all Hindus in all parts of the world. It is the annual festival for worshipping and propitiating the spirits of our ancestors, with devout prayers for peace and spiritual tranquility.


Navratra Stapana -
Friday September 21, 2018

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Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Thursday September 27, 2018

Hinduism :