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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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optional holiday*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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Panchayatiraj DivasThursday March 5, 2020Hinduism 
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Maha Shivaratri*Wednesday March 11, 2020Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Wednesday March 11, 2020Hinduism 
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Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year**Saturday March 14, 2020Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima*Saturday March 28, 2020Hinduism 
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DolyatraSaturday March 28, 2020Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima**Sunday March 29, 2020Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Sunday March 29, 2020Hinduism 
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Phagwah*Sunday March 29, 2020Hinduism 
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DolyatraSunday March 29, 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 .


Optional holiday -
Thursday January 14, 2021

Hinduism : Magh Sankrati


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

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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.


Panchayatiraj Divas -
Friday March 5, 2021

Hinduism :


Maha Shivaratri -
Thursday March 11, 2021

Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.


Optional holiday -
Thursday March 11, 2021

Hinduism : Maha Shivaratri Hindu community


Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year -
Sunday March 14, 2021

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 In Bali, no Internet, no flights, no tourist attractions 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).


Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Sunday March 28, 2021

Hinduism : The first day is observed in the mountain regions, the second day is observed in the lowlands


Dolyatra -
Sunday March 28, 2021

Hinduism :


Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Monday March 29, 2021

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


Optional holiday -
Monday March 29, 2021

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


Phagwah -
Monday March 29, 2021

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]


Dolyatra -
Monday March 29, 2021

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.