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


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Sunday January 2, 2022Mannam celebrationHinduism
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Sunday January 9, 2022Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh JiHinduism
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Wednesday January 12, 2022Vivekanada 's birthdayHinduism
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Thursday January 13, 2022Regional holidayHinduism
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Friday January 14, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Friday January 14, 2022Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu PujaHinduism
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Friday January 14, 2022BhogiHinduism
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Friday January 14, 2022Magh SankratiHinduism
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Friday January 14, 2022Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - PongalHinduism
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Saturday January 15, 2022Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - PongalHinduism
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Saturday January 15, 2022Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu PujaHinduism
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Sunday January 16, 2022Kanuma PandugaHinduism
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Sunday January 16, 2022Uzhavar ThirunalHinduism
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Monday January 17, 2022Shakambhari celebrationHinduism
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Tuesday January 18, 2022Thaipoosam CavadeeHinduism
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Tuesday January 25, 2022Bathouism celebrationHinduism
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Monday January 31, 2022Me-Dum-Me-PhiHinduism
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Saturday February 5, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Wednesday February 16, 2022Guru Ravidas celebrationHinduism
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Saturday February 19, 2022Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji MaharajHinduism
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Monday February 28, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Tuesday March 1, 2022Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Thursday March 3, 2022Buddhist New Year - LosarHinduism
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Thursday March 3, 2022Nyepi Day - Balinese New YearHinduism
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Friday March 4, 2022Chapchar KutHinduism
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Friday March 4, 2022Buddhist New Year - LosarHinduism
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Thursday March 17, 2022Holika DahanHinduism
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Friday March 18, 2022PhagwahHinduism
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Friday March 18, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Friday March 18, 2022DoljatraHinduism
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Friday March 18, 2022Holi / HolikaHinduism
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Friday March 18, 2022Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaHinduism
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Friday March 18, 2022Dola PurnimaHinduism
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Friday March 18, 2022DolyatraHinduism
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Saturday March 19, 2022YaosangHinduism
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Saturday March 19, 2022Holi or Holika (second day)Hinduism
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Saturday March 19, 2022Holi / HolikaHinduism
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Saturday April 2, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Sunday April 10, 2022RamanavaniHinduism
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Thursday April 14, 2022VaisakhHinduism
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Thursday April 14, 2022Maha Vishub SankrantiHinduism
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Thursday April 14, 2022BaisakhiHinduism
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Thursday April 14, 2022Khmer New YearHinduism
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Friday April 15, 2022Bohag BihuHinduism
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Friday April 15, 2022Khmer New YearHinduism
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Saturday April 16, 2022Bohag BihuHinduism
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Saturday April 16, 2022Khmer New YearHinduism
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Wednesday April 20, 2022Bahu MelaHinduism
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Thursday April 21, 2022Garia PujaHinduism
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Thursday April 21, 2022Sati Sadhani DivasHinduism
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Monday May 2, 2022Parshuram JayantiHinduism
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Monday May 2, 2022Parashurama anniversaryHinduism
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Tuesday May 3, 2022Parshuram JayantiHinduism
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Tuesday May 3, 2022Basava JayanthiHinduism
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Monday May 16, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Monday May 16, 2022Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaHinduism
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Monday May 16, 2022Buddha PurnimaHinduism
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Monday May 30, 2022Savitri BrataHinduism
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Tuesday June 14, 2022Sant Kabir DasHinduism
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Friday July 1, 2022Chariot festivalHinduism
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Friday July 1, 2022Kang (Rathajatra)Hinduism
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Sunday July 17, 2022U Tirot Sing DayHinduism
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Sunday July 24, 2022BonaluHinduism
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Thursday July 28, 2022Karkidaka vavuHinduism
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Mannam celebration

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Sunday January 2, 2022
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]

Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

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Sunday January 9, 2022
Hinduism : (22 December 1666 - 7 October 1708) is the tenth of eleven Sikh gurus. Born in Patna, Bihar in India, he was also a warrior, poet and philosopher. He succeeded his father Guru Tegh Bahadur as the leader of Sikhs at a young age of nine. He contributed much to Sikhism; notable was his contribution to the continual formalisation of the faith which the first Sikh Guru Nanak Dev had founded, as a religion, in the 15th century. Wikipedia

Vivekanada 's birthday

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Wednesday January 12, 2022
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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Thursday January 13, 2022
Hinduism : Lohri: This agricultural winter festival is celebrated throughout Punjab and in parts of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu. Jammu only Wikipedia

Optional holiday

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Friday January 14, 2022
Hinduism : Magh Sankrati

Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja

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Friday January 14, 2022
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 .

Bhogi

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Friday January 14, 2022
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. Telangana 2021 calendar confirmed

Magh Sankrati

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Friday January 14, 2022
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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Friday January 14, 2022
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 Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal

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Saturday January 15, 2022
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.

Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja

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Saturday January 15, 2022
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.

Kanuma Panduga

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Sunday January 16, 2022
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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Sunday January 16, 2022
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]

Shakambhari celebration

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Monday January 17, 2022
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]

Thaipoosam Cavadee

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Tuesday January 18, 2022
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.

Bathouism celebration

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Tuesday January 25, 2022
Hinduism : Bathouism is the ethnic religion of the Bodo people or Kachari people. The name Bathou in Bodo means five principles. The five principles are: bar (air), orr (fire), ha (earth), dwi (water) and okhrang (ether). The chief deity, called Bathoubwrai (bwarai: the Elder )—omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent—is said to have created the five principles. Though there are other minor gods and goddesses, Bathoubwrai is considered the Supreme God. Bathoubwrai is unseen. The second most important deity is Mainao, the consort of Bathoubwrai, who is considered as the protector of the rice fields . [Wikipedia]

Me-Dum-Me-Phi

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Monday January 31, 2022
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]

Optional holiday

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Saturday February 5, 2022
Hinduism : Basant Panchami

Guru Ravidas celebration

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Wednesday February 16, 2022
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.

Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

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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.

Optional holiday

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Monday February 28, 2022
Hinduism : Maha Shivaratri Hindu community

Maha Shivaratri

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
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.

Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Thursday March 3, 2022
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Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year

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Thursday March 3, 2022
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).

Chapchar Kut

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Friday March 4, 2022
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.

Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Friday March 4, 2022
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Holika Dahan

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Thursday March 17, 2022
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]

Phagwah

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Friday March 18, 2022
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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Friday March 18, 2022
Hinduism : Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima Hindu community

Doljatra

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Friday March 18, 2022
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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Friday March 18, 2022
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima

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Friday March 18, 2022
Hinduism : The first day is observed in the mountain regions, the second day is observed in the lowlands

Dola Purnima

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Friday March 18, 2022
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Dolyatra

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Friday March 18, 2022
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Yaosang

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Saturday March 19, 2022
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]

Holi or Holika (second day)

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Saturday March 19, 2022
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

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Saturday March 19, 2022
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

Optional holiday

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Saturday April 2, 2022
Hinduism : Marks the beginning of Ramayana's week

Ramanavani

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Sunday April 10, 2022
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.

Vaisakh

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Hinduism :

Maha Vishub Sankranti

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Thursday April 14, 2022
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).

Baisakhi

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Thursday April 14, 2022
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Khmer New Year

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Hinduism : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Bohag Bihu

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Friday April 15, 2022
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.

Khmer New Year

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Friday April 15, 2022
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

Bohag Bihu

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Saturday April 16, 2022
Hinduism :

Khmer New Year

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Saturday April 16, 2022
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

Bahu Mela

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Wednesday April 20, 2022
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]

Garia Puja

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Thursday April 21, 2022
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.

Sati Sadhani Divas

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Thursday April 21, 2022
Hinduism : To honour the last queen of the Chutia dynasty. She was the daughter of the Chutia King Dharmadhwajpal also known as Dhirnarayan. Born in Sadiya, she was married to Nityapal or Nitai. In 1524, due to Nityapal's weak leadership, the Ahoms took advantage and attacked the kingdom at its weakest state, they conquered Sadiya and killed Nityapal.By attacking chutia kingdom ahom fullfilled their revenge because tai- ahoms king syutupha was killed by a chutia king sanghadhwazpal in sofrai river by conspiracy.So Sadhani who played a prominent role in the fight against the Ahoms was asked to marry Sadiyakhowa Gohain, the Ahom governor of Sadiya. Sadhani preferred death to dishonour, and sacrificed her own life by jumping from the top of Chandragiri hills near Sadiya in 1524. [Wikipedia]

Parshuram Jayanti

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Monday May 2, 2022
Hinduism : Birth anniversary of sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Parashurama anniversary

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Monday May 2, 2022
Hinduism : The sixth avatar of Vishnu, descendant of Brahma and pupil of Shiva. He is son of Renuka and the saptarishi Jamadagni. He lived during the last Treta Yuga, and is one of the seven immortals of Hinduism, or Chiranjivi. He received an axe after undertaking terrible penance to please Shiva, who in turn taught him the martial arts. [Wikipedia]

Parshuram Jayanti

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Hinduism : Birth anniversary of sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Basava Jayanthi

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
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

Optional holiday

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Monday May 16, 2022
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.

Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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Monday May 16, 2022
Hinduism :

Buddha Purnima

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Monday May 16, 2022
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.

Savitri Brata

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Monday May 30, 2022
Hinduism : A fasting day observed by married Hindu women of Nepal and the Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha[1]on the Amavasya, the no moon day in month of Jyeshtha. It is also known as Sabitri Uwaans in Western Odisha region. [Wikipedia]

Sant Kabir Das

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Tuesday June 14, 2022
Hinduism : Saint Kabir Das reached the abode of God in Maghar close to Gorakhpur in 1518. However, immediate dispute began regarding the way in which his final rites must be performed. It is believed that both Hindus and Muslims claimed the body to perform the funeral rites. To their utter surprise, Kabir Das stood up and asked them to lift his body and view beneath. Lying there was nothing but a beautiful array of flowers. Devotees and his followers were speechless with Hindus along with some flowers leaving to Varanasi and the rest of the flowers taken by Muslims to Maghar. [festivalsofindia]

Chariot festival

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Friday July 1, 2022
Hinduism : Ratha Yatra, Rathajatra or Chariot festival is any public procession in a chariot. The term particularly refers to the annual Rathayatra in Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and other East Indian states, particularly the Odia festival that involve a public procession with a chariot with deities Jagannath (Vishnu avatar), Balabhadra (his brother), Subhadra (his sister) and Sudarshana Chakra (his weapon) on a ratha, a wooden deula-shaped chariot. It attracts over a million Hindu pilgrims who join the procession each year. [Wikipedia]

Kang (Rathajatra)

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Friday July 1, 2022
Hinduism :

U Tirot Sing Day

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Sunday July 17, 2022
Hinduism : Irot Sing, also known as U Tirot Sing, was one of the chiefs of the Khasi people in the early 18th century. He drew his lineage from the Syiemlieh clan.He was Syiem (chief)of Nongkhlaw, part of the Khasi Hills. His title was Syiem — a constitutional head sharing corporate authority with his Council, generally representatives of leading clans within his territory. Tirot Sing fought against British attempts to take over control of the Khasi Hills [Wikipedia]

Bonalu

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Sunday July 24, 2022
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.

Karkidaka vavu

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Thursday July 28, 2022
Hinduism : Bali Pratipadā is the fourth day of Deepavali (Diwali), the Hindu festival of lights. It is celebrated in honour of the notional return of the (Daitya)-king Bali to earth. [Wikipedia]