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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
Srimanta Sankardev day*Sunday September 8, 2019Hinduism 
Teej**Monday September 9, 2019Hinduism 
Ganesh Chaturthi*Tuesday September 10, 2019Hinduism 
Ganesh Chaturthi (second day) - NuakhaiWednesday September 11, 2019Hinduism 
Ganesh Chaturthi**Wednesday September 11, 2019Hinduism 
optional holiday*Monday September 16, 2019Hinduism 
Lakhshmi Puja*Saturday October 5, 2019Hinduism 
Mahalaya Amavasya*Sunday October 6, 2019Hinduism 
Bathukamma*Sunday October 6, 2019Hinduism 
GhatasthapanaMonday October 7, 2019Hinduism 
Durga Puja (Saptami)*Saturday October 12, 2019Hinduism 
Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Sunday October 13, 2019Hinduism 
Batukamma*Sunday October 13, 2019Hinduism 
Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami*Sunday October 13, 2019Hinduism 
Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Monday October 14, 2019Hinduism 
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Monday October 14, 2019Hinduism 
MaharnavamiMonday October 14, 2019Hinduism 
Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Monday October 14, 2019Hinduism 
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Tuesday October 15, 2019Hinduism 
Durga Puja (Dashami)*Tuesday October 15, 2019Hinduism 
Dashain*Tuesday October 15, 2019Hinduism 
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Wednesday October 16, 2019Hinduism 
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Thursday October 17, 2019Hinduism 
Kumara Purnima*Saturday October 19, 2019Hinduism 
Maharishi Valmiki anniversary*Sunday October 20, 2019Hinduism 
Lakhshmi Puja*Sunday October 20, 2019Hinduism 
Deepavali/Dipabali*Friday October 25, 2019Hinduism 
Sardar Patel day*Thursday October 31, 2019Hinduism 
Lakhshmi Puja*Sunday November 3, 2019Hinduism 
Deepavali/Dipabali*Monday November 4, 2019Hinduism 
optional holiday**Monday November 4, 2019Hinduism 
Govardhan Puja*Tuesday November 5, 2019Hinduism 
Vikram Samvat New Year*Tuesday November 5, 2019Hinduism 
Deepavali/Dipabali*Tuesday November 5, 2019Hinduism 
Vishwakarma*Tuesday November 5, 2019Hinduism 
Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama*Wednesday November 6, 2019Hinduism 
Bhaiyyadhooj*Wednesday November 6, 2019Hinduism 
Chhath*Saturday November 9, 2019Hinduism 
ChhathMonday November 11, 2019Hinduism 
Rahasa PurnimaTuesday November 19, 2019Hinduism 
Regional holiday**Wednesday November 20, 2019Hinduism 
Hindu festival*Thursday December 19, 2019Hinduism 

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


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.


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]


Lakhshmi Puja -
Wednesday November 3, 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.


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Thursday November 4, 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


Optional holiday -
Thursday November 4, 2021

Hinduism : Diwali Hindu community only


Govardhan Puja -
Friday November 5, 2021

Hinduism : The day Krishna defeated Indra


Vikram Samvat New Year -
Friday November 5, 2021

Hinduism : Historical and official Hindu calendar of Nepal, Eastern anf Western India. It uses lunar months and solar sidereal year.


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Friday November 5, 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


Vishwakarma -
Friday November 5, 2021

Hinduism : all creating is the Personification of ultimate reality and deity of the creative power .According to the Rigveda. It/He is considered to be the architect, divine engineer of universe from before the advent of time.


Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama -
Saturday November 6, 2021

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)


Bhaiyyadhooj -
Saturday November 6, 2021

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]


Chhath -
Tuesday November 9, 2021

Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.


Chhath -
Thursday November 11, 2021

Hinduism :


Rahasa Purnima -
Friday November 19, 2021

Hinduism :


Regional holiday -
Saturday November 20, 2021

Hinduism : Namami Barak festival in Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj


Hindu festival -
Sunday December 19, 2021

Hinduism : Sakela is the main festival of Kirat which is celebrated twice a year distinguished by two names Ubhauli and Udhauli. Sakela Ubhauli is celebrated during Baisakh Purnima (full moon day in the month of Baishak) and Sakela Udhauli is celebrated during the full moon day in the month of Mangsir.