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Hinduism: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 3 months

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Thursday October 27, 2022BhaiyyadhoojHinduism
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Thursday October 27, 2022Bhai Teeka/Panchak YamaHinduism
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Sunday October 30, 2022ChhathHinduism
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Monday October 31, 2022Sardar Patel dayHinduism
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Monday October 31, 2022ChhathHinduism
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Thursday December 29, 2022Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh JiHinduism
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Monday January 2, 2023Mannam celebrationHinduism
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Thursday January 12, 2023Vivekanada 's birthdayHinduism
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Friday January 13, 2023Regional holidayHinduism
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Friday January 13, 2023BhogiHinduism
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Friday January 13, 2023Harvest festivalHinduism
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Saturday January 14, 2023Shakambhari celebrationHinduism
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Saturday January 14, 2023Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu PujaHinduism
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Saturday January 14, 2023Magh SankratiHinduism
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Saturday January 14, 2023Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - PongalHinduism
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Saturday January 14, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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Sunday January 15, 2023Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - PongalHinduism
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Sunday January 15, 2023Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu PujaHinduism
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Sunday January 15, 2023KanumaHinduism
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Sunday January 15, 2023Kanuma PandugaHinduism
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Monday January 16, 2023Uzhavar ThirunalHinduism
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Sunday January 22, 2023Day of OfferingsHinduism
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Thursday January 26, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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Tuesday January 31, 2023Me-Dum-Me-PhiHinduism
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Saturday February 4, 2023Thaipoosam CavadeeHinduism
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Sunday February 5, 2023Guru Ravidas celebrationHinduism
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Sunday February 5, 2023Thaipoosam CavadeeHinduism
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Saturday February 18, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Sunday February 19, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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Sunday February 19, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Sunday February 19, 2023Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji MaharajHinduism
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Tuesday February 21, 2023Buddhist New Year - LosarHinduism
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Wednesday February 22, 2023Buddhist New Year - LosarHinduism
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Friday March 3, 2023Chapchar KutHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023Holika DahanHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023Dola PurnimaHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023DolyatraHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023Holi / HolikaHinduism
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Wednesday March 8, 2023Holi / HolikaHinduism
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Wednesday March 8, 2023Holi or Holika (second day)Hinduism
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Wednesday March 8, 2023Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaHinduism
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Wednesday March 8, 2023YaosangHinduism
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Wednesday March 8, 2023PhagwahHinduism
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Wednesday March 8, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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Wednesday March 8, 2023DoljatraHinduism
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Wednesday March 22, 2023Nyepi Day - Balinese New YearHinduism
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Wednesday March 22, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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Thursday March 30, 2023RamanavaniHinduism
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Bhaiyyadhooj

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Thursday October 27, 2022
Hinduism : Chitragupta ('rich in secrets' or 'hidden picture') is a Hindu god assigned with the task of keeping complete records of actions of human beings on the earth. He is god of justice. Upon their death, Chitragupta has the task of deciding heaven or the hell for the humans, depending on their actions on the earth. Chitragupta Maharaj (Chitragupta is the patron deity of Kayasthas, a Hindu caste of India and Nepal. [Wikipedia]

Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama

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Thursday October 27, 2022
Hinduism : Called Bhaubeej in India, this is a Bhai Bij legend in Hindu mythology: after slaying Narkasur, Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra who gave him a warm welcome with sweets and flowers. She also affectionately applied tilak on Krishna's forehead. Since then the custom of celebrating Bhaubeej or Bhai Bij started. Carrying forward the Bhaubeej ceremony in traditional style, sisters' perform arti of their brother and apply a red tika on the brother's forehead. This teeka ceremony, on the occasion of Bhai Bij signifies sister's sincerest prayers for the long and happy life of her brother. In return brothers bless their sisters and treat them with Bhaubeej or cash gifts. (Wikipedia)

Chhath

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Sunday October 30, 2022
Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti

Sardar Patel day

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Monday October 31, 2022
Hinduism : (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister and statesman, a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and one of the founding member of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country's struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation. [Wikipedia]

Chhath

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Monday October 31, 2022
Hinduism :

Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

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Thursday December 29, 2022
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Mannam celebration

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Monday January 2, 2023
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]

Vivekanada 's birthday

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Thursday January 12, 2023
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.

Regional holiday

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Friday January 13, 2023
Hinduism : Lohri: This agricultural winter festival is celebrated throughout Punjab and in parts of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu. Jammu only Wikipedia

Bhogi

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Friday January 13, 2023
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.

Harvest festival

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Friday January 13, 2023
Hinduism : Makar Sankranti: apart from a harvest festival is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian culture, it is said as the 'holy phase of transition'. It marks the end of an inauspicious phase which according to the Hindu calendar begins around mid-December. [Wikipedia]

Shakambhari celebration

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Saturday January 14, 2023
Hinduism : Shakambhari is an incarnation of Parvati. Her name means The One who nourished mankind with fruits and vegetables . It is said that in the end of a hundred-year lasting famine, the supreme Paramashakti incarnated as Shatakshi-Shakambhari and gave food to the starving. Shakambhari devi is the third form of the Mother as depicted in the Murti Rahasyam part of The Devi-mahatmyam or most popularly, Sri Sri Durga Saptashati/Sri Sri Chandi , [Wikipedia]

Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja

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Saturday January 14, 2023
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.

Magh Sankrati

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Saturday January 14, 2023
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

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Saturday January 14, 2023
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.

Optional holiday

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Saturday January 14, 2023
Hinduism : Magh Sankrati

Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal

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Sunday January 15, 2023
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 .

Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja

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Sunday January 15, 2023
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 .

Kanuma

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Sunday January 15, 2023
Hinduism : The third day of the festival of Makar Sankranti

Kanuma Panduga

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Sunday January 15, 2023
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

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Monday January 16, 2023
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]

Day of Offerings

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Sunday January 22, 2023
Hinduism : Women sing and dance, men play archery, picnics are organized more popular in Eastern Bhutan

Optional holiday

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Thursday January 26, 2023
Hinduism : Basant Panchami

Me-Dum-Me-Phi

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Tuesday January 31, 2023
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]

Thaipoosam Cavadee

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Saturday February 4, 2023
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.

Guru Ravidas celebration

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Sunday February 5, 2023
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.

Thaipoosam Cavadee

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Sunday February 5, 2023
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.

Maha Shivaratri

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Saturday February 18, 2023
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

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Sunday February 19, 2023
Hinduism : Maha Shivaratri Hindu community

Maha Shivaratri

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Sunday February 19, 2023
Hinduism : The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Lord Shiva, all day fasting and an all night long vigil. Per scriptural and discipleship traditions, the penances are performed in order to gain boons in the practice of Yoga and meditation (Wikipedia)

Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

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Sunday February 19, 2023
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.

Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Tuesday February 21, 2023
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Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Wednesday February 22, 2023
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Chapchar Kut

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Friday March 3, 2023
Hinduism : Takes place after completion of the most arduous task of Jhum operation i.e., jungle-clearing (clearing of the remnants of burning). It is a spring festival celebrated with great fervour and gaiety. Chapchar Kut is estimated to have started in 1450-1700 A.D. in a village called Suaipui.

Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
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Holika Dahan

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
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]

Dola Purnima

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
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Dolyatra

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
Hinduism :

Holi / Holika

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

Holi / Holika

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Wednesday March 8, 2023
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

Holi or Holika (second day)

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Wednesday March 8, 2023
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

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Wednesday March 8, 2023
Hinduism : The first day is observed in the mountain regions, the second day is observed in the lowlands

Yaosang

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Wednesday March 8, 2023
Hinduism : Yaosang is an indigenous tradition of the Meitei people. It is considered the most important festival in Manipur. Like Holi, the Hindu Meitei of Manipur play with colours during this festival. [wikipedia]

Phagwah

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Wednesday March 8, 2023
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]

Optional holiday

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Wednesday March 8, 2023
Hinduism : Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima Hindu community

Doljatra

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Wednesday March 8, 2023
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year

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Wednesday March 22, 2023
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).

Optional holiday

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Wednesday March 22, 2023
Hinduism : Marks the beginning of Ramayana's week

Ramanavani

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Thursday March 30, 2023
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.