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Hinduism: religious celerations and observances

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






Name Date Kind
Bonalu*Tuesday August 4, 2020Hinduism 
Hindu celebration*Tuesday August 11, 2020Hinduism 
Regional holiday**Thursday August 20, 2020Hinduism 
Onam*Thursday August 20, 2020Hinduism 
Third Onam*Friday August 21, 2020Hinduism 
Regional holiday**Friday August 21, 2020Hinduism 
Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)*Saturday August 22, 2020Hinduism 
Raksha Bandhan*Saturday August 22, 2020Hinduism 
Fourth Onam*Saturday August 22, 2020Hinduism 
optional holiday*Sunday August 23, 2020Hinduism 
Indra Jatra (Kathmandu only)*Sunday August 23, 2020Hinduism 
Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Sunday August 30, 2020Hinduism 
Srimanta Sankardev day*Tuesday September 8, 2020Hinduism 
Teej**Wednesday September 9, 2020Hinduism 
Ganesh Chaturthi*Thursday September 10, 2020Hinduism 
Ganesh Chaturthi (second day) - NuakhaiFriday September 11, 2020Hinduism 
Ganesh Chaturthi**Friday September 11, 2020Hinduism 
optional holiday*Wednesday September 16, 2020Hinduism 
optional holiday*Sunday October 4, 2020Hinduism 
Lakhshmi Puja*Monday October 5, 2020Hinduism 
Mahalaya Amavasya*Tuesday October 6, 2020Hinduism 
Bathukamma*Tuesday October 6, 2020Hinduism 
GhatasthapanaWednesday October 7, 2020Hinduism 
Durga Puja (Saptami)*Monday October 12, 2020Hinduism 
Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Tuesday October 13, 2020Hinduism 
Batukamma*Tuesday October 13, 2020Hinduism 
Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami*Tuesday October 13, 2020Hinduism 
Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Wednesday October 14, 2020Hinduism 
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Wednesday October 14, 2020Hinduism 
MaharnavamiWednesday October 14, 2020Hinduism 
Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Wednesday October 14, 2020Hinduism 
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Thursday October 15, 2020Hinduism 
Durga Puja (Dashami)*Thursday October 15, 2020Hinduism 
Dashain*Thursday October 15, 2020Hinduism 
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Friday October 16, 2020Hinduism 
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Saturday October 17, 2020Hinduism 
Kumara Purnima*Monday October 19, 2020Hinduism 
Maharishi Valmiki anniversary*Tuesday October 20, 2020Hinduism 
Lakhshmi Puja*Tuesday October 20, 2020Hinduism 
Karva Chauth**Saturday October 24, 2020Hinduism 
Deepavali/Dipabali*Sunday October 25, 2020Hinduism 
Sardar Patel day*Saturday October 31, 2020Hinduism 

Bonalu -
Wednesday August 4, 2021

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.


Hindu celebration -
Wednesday August 11, 2021

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


Regional holiday -
Friday August 20, 2021

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. in Mahe only


Onam -
Friday August 20, 2021

Hinduism : Celebrated by the Malayali community


Third Onam -
Saturday August 21, 2021

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]


Regional holiday -
Saturday August 21, 2021

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. in Mahe only


Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima) -
Sunday August 22, 2021

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 -
Sunday August 22, 2021

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.


Fourth Onam -
Sunday August 22, 2021

Hinduism : Vishakam The fourth day of Onam celebrations. Vishakam: considered to be one of the most auspicious days of Onam. In olden days, the markets open their harvest sale on this day, making one of the busiest days in the markets for public. Nowadays, Vishakam marks the start of many Onam-related competitions such as Pookkalam competition. [Wikipedia]


Optional holiday -
Monday August 23, 2021

Hinduism : Raksha Bandhan


Indra Jatra (Kathmandu only) -
Monday August 23, 2021

Hinduism : One of the most exciting and revered festivals of the Newar community of the Kathmandu Valley. This also marks the beginning of a month-long festival season of autumn. It begins with the erection of a wooden pole made of pine at Basantapur Sqaure in front of the old Hanuman Dhoka Palace. For the pole-raising ceremony, hundreds of spectators gather at the Palace Square and on the surrounding temples. The chariot of Kumari, the Living Goddess, is taken out in a procession through the main streets of Kathmandu. [welcomnepal]


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Monday August 30, 2021

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


Srimanta Sankardev day -
Wednesday September 8, 2021

Hinduism : 15th–16th century Assamese polymath: a saint-scholar, poet, playwright, social-religious reformer and a figure of importance in the cultural and religious history of Assam


Teej -
Thursday September 9, 2021

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 -
Friday September 10, 2021

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 -
Saturday September 11, 2021

Hinduism :


Ganesh Chaturthi -
Saturday September 11, 2021

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


Optional holiday -
Thursday September 16, 2021

Hinduism : Third Onam


Optional holiday -
Monday October 4, 2021

Hinduism : Pitru Paksha - Mohaloya


Lakhshmi Puja -
Tuesday October 5, 2021

Hinduism : The third day of the Tihar Festival of Lights is called Laxmi puja . This is the day when Nepalis worship the goddess of wealth. On this day, early in the morning the cow is worshipped. Tika is put on her head and a garland around her neck, and then she feasts with delicious food. A cow also symbolises wealth and she is the most holy animal for Hindus.


Mahalaya Amavasya -
Wednesday October 6, 2021

Hinduism : His day of Pitr Paksha or Mahalaya Amavasya has great significance and importance for all Hindus in all parts of the world. It is the annual festival for worshipping and propitiating the spirits of our ancestors, with devout prayers for peace and spiritual tranquility.


Bathukamma -
Wednesday October 6, 2021

Hinduism : Floral festival celebrated predominantly by the Hindu women [Wikipedia]


Ghatasthapana -
Thursday October 7, 2021

Hinduism :


Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Tuesday October 12, 2021

Hinduism : Seventh day of the Dashain festival. Fulpati, which means sacred flowers and leaves , is collected for three days from the jungle. The jamara (a six inch tall yellow grass) and kalash (holy vessel) to be used by the Royal Family are brought from the ancestral palace (the original royal palace used during Prithivi Narayan Shah's reign) in Gurkha in a three-day parade complete with military regiment and priests.


Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Wednesday October 13, 2021

Hinduism : On the tenth day of Dashian, Dashami, the eldest of the family will give tika to all others. Parents will do this for their children and married children will visit their parents for this occasion.


Batukamma -
Wednesday October 13, 2021

Hinduism : Batukamma is a beautiful flower stack, arranged with seasonal flowers, in seven concentric layers, of potter’s clay like a cone. Batuku in Telugu means live/life, and Amma means mother, hence Batukamma, is celebrated for the glory of Goddess Gauri (meaning fair or white) - the patron Goddess of womanhood.(Wikipedia)


Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami -
Wednesday October 13, 2021

Hinduism : The main festival in Bengal in tribute to goddess Durga. Bengalis celebrate with new clothes and other gifts which are worn on the evenings when the family goes out to see the pandals (temporary structures set up to venerate Durga).


Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Thursday October 14, 2021

Hinduism : An integral part of the Dasara festival (festival of triumph), a Hindu festival. It is also called Astra Puja . In simple terms, it means “Worship of Implements. [Wikipedia]


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Thursday October 14, 2021

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)


Maharnavami -
Thursday October 14, 2021

Hinduism :


Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Thursday October 14, 2021

Hinduism : Eighth day of Dashain. This is the day for animal sacrifices in homes all over the country. Some orthodox Hindus fast on this day and others who don't favor animal sacrifice offer vegetables like bottle gourds and radishes, coconuts, or eggs.


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Friday October 15, 2021

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)


Durga Puja (Dashami) -
Friday October 15, 2021

Hinduism : The main festival in Bengal in tribute to goddess Durga. Bengalis celebrate with new clothes and other gifts which are worn on the evenings when the family goes out to see the pandals (temporary structures set up to venerate Durga).


Dashain -
Friday October 15, 2021

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)


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Saturday October 16, 2021

Hinduism :


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Sunday October 17, 2021

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)


Kumara Purnima -
Tuesday October 19, 2021

Hinduism : A harvest festival celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin (September to October), marking the end of the monsoon season. In Odisha, on this day unmarried women keep fast with the popular belief of getting their suitable groom(kumara). This festival starts with maidens welcoming the sun god just at sunrise with a coconut-leaf-made-vessel called 'kula' filled with fried paddy containing 7 fruits like coconut, banana, cucumber, betel nut, sugar-cane, guava followed by 'Aarti'. In the evening they break their fast by preparing a dish containing the fried paddy of the morning along with the fruits, curd, and jaggery to offer the moon god before the 'tulsi' plant. After this maidens play games and sing songs under the light of the full moon. [Wikipedia]


Maharishi Valmiki anniversary -
Wednesday October 20, 2021

Hinduism : Celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself.[2] He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. The Yoga Vasistha is attributed to him. A religious movement called Valmikism is based on Valmiki's teachings as presented in the Ramayana and the Yoga Vasistha. Wikipedia


Lakhshmi Puja -
Wednesday October 20, 2021

Hinduism : The third day of the Tihar Festival of Lights is called Laxmi puja . This is the day when Nepalis worship the goddess of wealth. On this day, early in the morning the cow is worshipped. Tika is put on her head and a garland around her neck, and then she feasts with delicious food. A cow also symbolises wealth and she is the most holy animal for Hindus.


Karva Chauth -
Sunday October 24, 2021

Hinduism : A festival that provides an opportunity for all married women to get close to their in-laws. All married women observes fast that ensures the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands. a holiday for women only


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Monday October 25, 2021

Hinduism : The 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


Sardar Patel day -
Sunday October 31, 2021

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]