End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)
Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed.
Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)
Monday July 11, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.
Wednesday July 13, 2022
Culture : To mark a 1931 protest against the rule of Maharaja Hari Singh in the then princely state. On that day, 22 Kashmiri men and women were shot dead as they gathered outside the Srinagar central jail to protest against the arrest and subsequent trial of Abdul Qadeer Gazi, who was seen as a crusader against Singhs Dogra regime.
Monday August 8, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) during his fight against injustice
Monday August 15, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule
Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary
Sunday October 2, 2022
Secular holiday : He is the man who played a significant role in achiveing independence for India from the British Empire with his simplicity and strong will power. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as 'Bapu' or 'Father of the nation', was born on the 2nd of October in 1869, in Porbunder, Gujarat. He studied law in U.K and practiced law in South Africa. But he left his profession and returned to India to join the Indian freedom struggle. Gandhiji was a preacher of truth and 'Ahimsa'(non-violence). He started the 'Satyagraha' movement for the Indian freedom struggle. He believed in living a simple life and in 'Swadeshi'. He proved to the world that freedom can be achieved through the path of non-violence. Gandhiji is a symbol of peace and truth. www.indiaa2z.com
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)
Wednesday October 5, 2022
Hinduism : The victory of Durga on evil forces, the destruction of Vasanas (subjectivity, selfishness, desires...) and the achievement of the deepest Self.
Dominance of Saraswati (pure science) over Lakshmi (applied science)
Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)
Sunday October 9, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :
Wednesday October 12, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :
Tuesday October 25, 2022
Hinduism : Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days
Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II Poya
Tuesday November 8, 2022
Sikhism : Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1539)
Founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanaks divinity and religious authority Wikipedia
Monday November 21, 2022
Culture : Founded in the year 1664 the Chemrey monastery celebrates this festival annually. at the Shachukul monastery