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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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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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Basava Jayanthi*Friday May 14, 2021Hinduism 
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Parshuram Jayanti*Friday May 14, 2021Hinduism 
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Buddha Purnima*Wednesday May 26, 2021Hinduism 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaWednesday May 26, 2021Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Wednesday May 26, 2021Hinduism 
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Buddhist New Year - Losar -
Friday February 12, 2021

Hinduism :


Optional holiday -
Tuesday February 16, 2021

Hinduism : Basant Panchami


Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj -
Saturday February 19, 2022

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.


Basava Jayanthi -
Friday May 14, 2021

Hinduism : Guru Basavanna (also known as Guru Basavanna or Basaveshwara (1134–1196)) was a philosopher and a social reformer. He fought against the caste system and rituals in Hinduism. He is also called Vishwa Guru and Bhakti-Bhandari. His teachings and preachings go beyond all boundaries and are universal and eternal. He was a great humanitarian. Guru Basavanna advocated a new way of life wherein the divine experience was the center of life giving equal opportunity to all aspirants regardless of the gender, caste, and social status. The cornerstone behind his movement was the firm belief in a universal concept of God. Guru Basavanna has a proponent of monotheistic concept of formless God.[1] [2] Wikipedia


Parshuram Jayanti -
Friday May 14, 2021

Hinduism : Birth anniversary of sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu


Buddha Purnima -
Wednesday May 26, 2021

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 -
Wednesday May 26, 2021

Hinduism :


Optional holiday -
Wednesday May 26, 2021

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.