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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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Buddha Purnima*Tuesday May 7, 2019Hinduism 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaTuesday May 7, 2019Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Tuesday May 7, 2019Hinduism 
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Savitri Brata*Wednesday May 22, 2019Hinduism 
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Sant Kabir Das*Wednesday June 5, 2019Hinduism 
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Chariot festival*Sunday June 23, 2019Hinduism 
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U Tirot Sing Day*Wednesday July 17, 2019Hinduism 
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Karkidaka vavu*Saturday July 20, 2019Hinduism 
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Bonalu*Saturday July 20, 2019Hinduism 
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Teej*Tuesday July 23, 2019Hinduism 
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Hariyali Teej*Tuesday July 23, 2019Hinduism 
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Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)*Saturday August 3, 2019Hinduism 
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Raksha Bandhan*Saturday August 3, 2019Hinduism 
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Swing Festival*Saturday August 3, 2019Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Monday August 5, 2019Hinduism 
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Ker Puja*Saturday August 10, 2019Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Sunday August 11, 2019Hinduism 
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Hindu celebration*Sunday August 11, 2019Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Monday August 12, 2019Hinduism 
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Teej**Wednesday August 21, 2019Hinduism 
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Ganesh Chaturthi*Thursday August 22, 2019Hinduism 
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Ganesh Chaturthi (second day) - NuakhaiFriday August 23, 2019Hinduism 
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Ganesh Chaturthi**Friday August 23, 2019Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Saturday August 24, 2019Hinduism 
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First Onam*Friday August 30, 2019Hinduism 
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Third Onam*Saturday August 31, 2019Hinduism 
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Buddha Purnima -
Thursday May 7, 2020

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.


Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Thursday May 7, 2020

Hinduism :


Optional holiday -
Thursday May 7, 2020

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.


Savitri Brata -
Saturday May 22, 2021

Hinduism : A fasting day observed by married Hindu women of Nepal and the Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha[1]on the Amavasya, the no moon day in month of Jyeshtha. It is also known as Sabitri Uwaans in Western Odisha region. [Wikipedia]


Sant Kabir Das -
Friday June 5, 2020

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]


Chariot festival -
Tuesday June 23, 2020

Hinduism : Ratha Yatra, Rathajatra or Chariot festival is any public procession in a chariot. The term particularly refers to the annual Rathayatra in Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and other East Indian states, particularly the Odia festival that involve a public procession with a chariot with deities Jagannath (Vishnu avatar), Balabhadra (his brother), Subhadra (his sister) and Sudarshana Chakra (his weapon) on a ratha, a wooden deula-shaped chariot. It attracts over a million Hindu pilgrims who join the procession each year. [Wikipedia]


U Tirot Sing Day -
Friday July 17, 2020

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]


Karkidaka vavu -
Monday July 20, 2020

Hinduism : Bali Pratipadā is the fourth day of Deepavali (Diwali), the Hindu festival of lights. It is celebrated in honour of the notional return of the (Daitya)-king Bali to earth. [Wikipedia]


Bonalu -
Monday July 20, 2020

Hinduism : Goddess Mahakali is worshiped. Bonalu is an annual festival of Telangana celebrated in Twin Cities Hyderabad, Secunderabad and other parts of Telangana, India. It is celebrated in the month of Ashada Masam, in July/August. Special poojas are performed for Yellamma on the first and last day of the festival. The festival is also considered a thanksgiving to the Goddess for fulfillment of vows.


Teej -
Thursday July 23, 2020

Hinduism : Teej, Hartalika. On this day Goddess Parvati is worshipped. Women, married and unmarried, mainly of Khas ethnicity, assemble at one place, in their finest attire and start dancing and singing devotional songs. Amidst all this, the grand feast takes place. The jollity often goes on till midnight, after which the 24hour fast starts.


Hariyali Teej -
Thursday July 23, 2020

Hinduism : The festival of Teej symbolizes reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Goddess Parvati followed fasting and austerity for 108 long years. In the 108th birth of Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva accepted her love. Goddess Parvati is also known as Teej Mata. Till today, the festival of Teej is celebrated to honour the devotion of Goddess Parvati – popularly known as TEEJ MATA. Knowing that Lord Shiva has accepted her as a wife, she was delighted and celebrated the reunion during the pleasant time of monsoon, in the month of Shravan. Hence, to date, the festival is well known as Hariyali Teej or Shravani Teej. Singhara Teej is remembered as a reunion of Shiva and Shakti. The festival of Hariyali Teej also signifies the bond of love of Radha-Krishna. Hence, Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Lord Krishna, and Goddess Radha are the ones who are to be worshipped.


Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima) -
Monday August 3, 2020

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 -
Monday August 3, 2020

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.


Swing Festival -
Monday August 3, 2020

Hinduism : Jhulan Purnima: All devotees wait patiently in a queue to swing Their Lordships. The swing (jhulana) beautified with splendid flower decorations, colorful beads, etc. A special flower rope is used to pull the swing. An arotik is performed after Sri Sri Radha Madhava are seated on the swing, and devotees bring a variety of bhoga to please Their Lordships. Kirtana and bhajans go on for almost two hours, and many visitors join in to pull Their Lordship's swing.


Optional holiday -
Wednesday August 5, 2020

Hinduism : Raksha Bandhan


Ker Puja -
Monday August 10, 2020

Hinduism : The celebration occurs two weeks after the Kharchi Puja to honor Ker, the guardian deity of Vastu Devata. It includes offerings, sacrifices, and a prescribed boundary which both safeguards people from calamities and saves people from external aggression. The puja was initiated by the Tripura rajas. Participation in the puja is required for the Halam tribe. For 2.5 days during the festival, entrances to the capital are closed, and participants, including the reigning sovereign, are not allowed to wear shoes, light a fire, dance, or sing. [Wikipedia]


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Tuesday August 11, 2020

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


Hindu celebration -
Tuesday August 11, 2020

Hinduism : Thiruvananthapuram Sree Padmanabhaswamy - The seat of acute devotion and compassion


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Wednesday August 12, 2020

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


Teej -
Friday August 21, 2020

Hinduism : Teej, Hartalika. On this day Goddess Parvati is worshipped. Women, married and unmarried, mainly of Khas ethnicity, assemble at one place, in their finest attire and start dancing and singing devotional songs. Amidst all this, the grand feast takes place. The jollity often goes on till midnight, after which the 24hour fast starts. observed by women only


Ganesh Chaturthi -
Saturday August 22, 2020

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 (second day) - Nuakhai -
Sunday August 23, 2020

Hinduism :


Ganesh Chaturthi -
Sunday August 23, 2020

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


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Monday August 24, 2020

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


First Onam -
Sunday August 30, 2020

Hinduism : Onam falls, on the 12th day of the waxing moon in the Hindu month of Bhadon (around August September) once the golden yellow rice fields have been harvested at that time of the year. There is no specific god associated with Onam. Neither is any special puja (a ritualistic prayer ceremony) performed. First day, Atham and tenth day, Thiruonam are most important of all.


Third Onam -
Monday August 31, 2020

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]