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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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Mannam celebration*Saturday January 2, 2021Hinduism 
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Maharaja Gambhir Singh anniversary*Saturday January 9, 2021Hinduism 
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Vivekanada 's birthday*Tuesday January 12, 2021Hinduism 
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Bhogi*Wednesday January 13, 2021Hinduism 
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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja**Thursday January 14, 2021Hinduism 
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Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal*Thursday January 14, 2021Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Thursday January 14, 2021Hinduism 
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Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal*Friday January 15, 2021Hinduism 
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Kanuma Panduga*Friday January 15, 2021Hinduism 
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Uzhavar Thirunal*Saturday January 16, 2021Hinduism 
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Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh JiWednesday January 20, 2021Hinduism 
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Thaipoosam Cavadee*Thursday January 28, 2021Hinduism 
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Me-Dum-Me-Phi*Sunday January 31, 2021Hinduism 
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Buddhist New Year - LosarFriday February 12, 2021Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Tuesday February 16, 2021Hinduism 
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anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj*Friday February 19, 2021Hinduism 
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Guru Ravidas celebration*Saturday February 27, 2021Hinduism 
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Panchayatiraj DivasFriday March 5, 2021Hinduism 
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Holika Dahan*Tuesday March 9, 2021Hinduism 
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Maha Shivaratri*Thursday March 11, 2021Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Thursday March 11, 2021Hinduism 
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Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year**Sunday March 14, 2021Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima*Sunday March 28, 2021Hinduism 
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DolyatraSunday March 28, 2021Hinduism 
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Holika Dahan*Sunday March 28, 2021Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima**Monday March 29, 2021Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Monday March 29, 2021Hinduism 
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Phagwah*Monday March 29, 2021Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaTuesday March 30, 2021Hinduism 
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BaisakhiTuesday April 13, 2021Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Tuesday April 13, 2021Hinduism 
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VaisakhTuesday April 13, 2021Hinduism 
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Khmer New Year**Wednesday April 14, 2021Hinduism 
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Bohag Bihu*Wednesday April 14, 2021Hinduism 
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Maha Vishub Sankranti*Wednesday April 14, 2021Hinduism 
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Khmer New Year**Thursday April 15, 2021Hinduism 
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Khmer New YearFriday April 16, 2021Hinduism 
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Bahu Mela**Tuesday April 20, 2021Hinduism 
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Ramanavani*Wednesday April 21, 2021Hinduism 
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Garia Puja*Wednesday April 21, 2021Hinduism 
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Mannam celebration -
Sunday January 2, 2022

Hinduism : Mannathu Padmanabhan (January 2, 1878 - February 25, 1970) was a social reformer and a freedom fighter from the State of Kerala, India. He is recognised as the founder of the Nair Service Society, which claims to represent the Nair community that constitutes almost 14.5% of the population of the state. Padmanabhan is considered as a visionary reformer who organised the Nair community under the NSS [Wikipedia]


Maharaja Gambhir Singh anniversary -
Sunday January 9, 2022

Hinduism : Chinglen Nongdrenkhomba (1788–1834), also known as Maharaja Gambhir Singh. He abdicated the throne with the arrival of a Burmese force. Along with the British, he participated in the liberation of Manipur. [Wikipedia]


Vivekanada 's birthday -
Wednesday January 12, 2022

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 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

Hinduism :


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 :


Holika Dahan -
Tuesday March 9, 2021

Hinduism : Also Kamudu pyre is celebrated by burning Holika, an asura. For many traditions in Hinduism, Holi celebrates the killing of Holika in order to save Prahlad, a devotee of God Vishnu and thus Holi gets its name. In olden days, people used to contribute a piece of wood or two for the Holika bonfire, and this represents Holika being consumed by the fire in which she tried to kill her nephew Prahlad. A similar holiday is Holi where people get to gather and often repair broken relationships. [Wikipedia]


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 :


Holika Dahan -
Sunday March 28, 2021

Hinduism : Also Kamudu pyre is celebrated by burning Holika, an asura. For many traditions in Hinduism, Holi celebrates the killing of Holika in order to save Prahlad, a devotee of God Vishnu and thus Holi gets its name. In olden days, people used to contribute a piece of wood or two for the Holika bonfire, and this represents Holika being consumed by the fire in which she tried to kill her nephew Prahlad. A similar holiday is Holi where people get to gather and often repair broken relationships. [Wikipedia]


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]


Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Tuesday March 30, 2021

Hinduism :


Baisakhi -
Tuesday April 13, 2021

Hinduism :


Optional holiday -
Tuesday April 13, 2021

Hinduism : Marks the beginning of Ramayana's week


Vaisakh -
Tuesday April 13, 2021

Hinduism :


Khmer New Year -
Wednesday April 14, 2021

Hinduism : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Bohag Bihu -
Wednesday April 14, 2021

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.


Maha Vishub Sankranti -
Wednesday April 14, 2021

Hinduism : The traditional new year day festival of Buddhists and Hindus in Odisha, India. The festival date is set with the solar cycle of the lunisolar calendar, as the first day of the traditional solar month of Mesha. This is identical to the purnimanta system of lunar month Baisakh (on Indian national system, it is the 24th day of Chaitra).


Khmer New Year -
Thursday April 15, 2021

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


Khmer New Year -
Friday April 16, 2021

Hinduism :


Bahu Mela -
Tuesday April 20, 2021

Hinduism : A grand celebration held in the Bahu Fort in Jammu. The fair is filled with fun, frolic and jubilance, with lights decorating the whole place, brightening up the entire atmosphere. One can witness the grand traditions of the people of Jammu, from the way they are dressed to folk dances to the delicious food present throughout this festival. in Jammu only [holidify.com]


Ramanavani -
Wednesday April 21, 2021

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.


Garia Puja -
Wednesday April 21, 2021

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.