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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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Monday February 6, 2023Thaipoosam CavadeeHinduism
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Saturday February 18, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Sunday February 19, 2023Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji MaharajHinduism
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Sunday February 19, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Sunday February 19, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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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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Sunday February 26, 2023Vasant Panchami - Basanta PanchamiHinduism
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Friday March 3, 2023Chapchar KutHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023Dola PurnimaHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023YaosangHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023PhagwahHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023Holi / HolikaHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023DoljatraHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023DolyatraHinduism
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Wednesday March 8, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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Wednesday March 8, 2023Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaHinduism
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Wednesday March 8, 2023Holi or Holika (second day)Hinduism
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Wednesday March 8, 2023Holi / HolikaHinduism
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Wednesday March 22, 2023Nyepi Day - Balinese New YearHinduism
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Thursday March 23, 2023Hindu, Navratri, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New YearHinduism
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Thursday March 30, 2023RamanavaniHinduism
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Saturday April 8, 2023Guru Nabha DasHinduism
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Monday April 10, 2023Sri Sri Harichand Thakur dayHinduism
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Thursday April 13, 2023Bohag BihuHinduism
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Friday April 14, 2023Maha Vishub SankrantiHinduism
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Friday April 14, 2023VaisakhHinduism
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Friday April 14, 2023BaisakhiHinduism
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Friday April 14, 2023Khmer New YearHinduism
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Friday April 14, 2023Bohag BihuHinduism
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Saturday April 15, 2023Khmer New YearHinduism
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Sunday April 16, 2023Khmer New YearHinduism
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Thursday April 20, 2023Bahu MelaHinduism
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Friday April 21, 2023Sati Sadhani DivasHinduism
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Friday April 21, 2023Garia PujaHinduism
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Saturday April 22, 2023Parshuram JayantiHinduism
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Sunday April 23, 2023Basava JayanthiHinduism
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Friday May 5, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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Friday May 5, 2023Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaHinduism
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Friday May 5, 2023Buddha PurnimaHinduism
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Friday May 19, 2023Savitri BrataHinduism
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Sunday June 4, 2023Sant Kabir DasHinduism
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Tuesday June 20, 2023Chariot festivalHinduism
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Tuesday June 20, 2023Kang (Rathajatra)Hinduism
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Saturday July 8, 2023BehdiengkhlamHinduism
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Thursday July 13, 2023BonaluHinduism
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Monday July 17, 2023U Tirot Sing DayHinduism
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Tuesday July 18, 2023Javanese New YearHinduism
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Tuesday August 15, 2023Karkidaka vavuHinduism
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Friday August 18, 2023TeejHinduism
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Saturday August 19, 2023TeejHinduism
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Tuesday August 29, 2023Regional holidayHinduism
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Tuesday August 29, 2023Third OnamHinduism
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Wednesday August 30, 2023Raksha BandhanHinduism
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Wednesday August 30, 2023Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)Hinduism
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Thursday August 31, 2023Swing FestivalHinduism
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Thursday August 31, 2023Fourth OnamHinduism
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Thursday August 31, 2023Raksha BandhanHinduism
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Thursday August 31, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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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.

Thaipoosam Cavadee

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Monday February 6, 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.

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.

Maha Shivaratri

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Sunday February 19, 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

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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Vasant Panchami - Basanta Panchami

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Sunday February 26, 2023
Hinduism : Vasant means, the spring season . This is the great spring festival, falling on the fifth day of the month of Magh, the first day of spring. On this day everyone wears a yellow cloth. It represents the ripening of the spring crops. Even the food is coloured yellow by using saffron. Spiritually, the yellow colour is a sign of prosperity; it is the colour of love. On this day we offer special worship to the sun god, to Mother Ganga (the deity of the sacred river Ganges), and Mother Earth. They provide us the means of acquiring food and all that we need to keep alive. We express our gratitude to them by worshipping them. Hindus are ever mindful of the debt they owe to all nature. Worship of nature is extremely important to them.

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.

Dola Purnima

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
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Yaosang

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Tuesday March 7, 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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Tuesday March 7, 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]

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.

Doljatra

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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 / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
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Dolyatra

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
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Optional holiday

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

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

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

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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).

Hindu, Navratri, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year

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Thursday March 23, 2023
Hinduism : The Hindu New Year, also known as Ugadi, is on the day following the new moon on or after the spring equinox.

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.

Guru Nabha Das

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Saturday April 8, 2023
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Sri Sri Harichand Thakur day

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Monday April 10, 2023
Hinduism : Born in 1812 at Safaldanga, Gopalgaunge. He experienced atmadarshan (self-realisation) and preached his ideologies and religious philosophy in twelve commandments. His followers consider him as God (Thakur) Harichand and as an avatar of Vishnu

Bohag Bihu

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Thursday April 13, 2023
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. [Wikipedia]

Maha Vishub Sankranti

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Friday April 14, 2023
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).

Vaisakh

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Friday April 14, 2023
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Baisakhi

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Friday April 14, 2023
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Khmer New Year

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Friday April 14, 2023
Hinduism : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Bohag Bihu

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Friday April 14, 2023
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. [Wikipedia]

Khmer New Year

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Saturday April 15, 2023
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

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Sunday April 16, 2023
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Bahu Mela

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Thursday April 20, 2023
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]

Sati Sadhani Divas

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Friday April 21, 2023
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]

Garia Puja

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Friday April 21, 2023
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.

Parshuram Jayanti

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Saturday April 22, 2023
Hinduism : Birth anniversary of sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Basava Jayanthi

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Sunday April 23, 2023
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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Friday May 5, 2023
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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Friday May 5, 2023
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Buddha Purnima

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Friday May 5, 2023
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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Friday May 19, 2023
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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Sunday June 4, 2023
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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Tuesday June 20, 2023
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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Tuesday June 20, 2023
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Behdiengkhlam

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Saturday July 8, 2023
Hinduism : The most celebrated religious festival among the Pnars. Behdienkhlam (chasing away the Demon of Cholera) is celebrated annually in July after the sowing period, the most important dance festival of the Jaintia tribes. This festival is also an invocation to God, seeking his blessings for a bumper harvest. The women however do not participate in the dancing, as they have an important function of offering sacrificial food to the spirits of the forefathers. [www.north-east-india.com]

Bonalu

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Thursday July 13, 2023
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.

U Tirot Sing Day

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Monday July 17, 2023
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]

Javanese New Year

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Tuesday July 18, 2023
Hinduism : Sasi Sura
13% of the population have Javanese origins

Karkidaka vavu

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Tuesday August 15, 2023
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]

Teej

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Friday August 18, 2023
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

Teej

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Saturday August 19, 2023
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.

Regional holiday

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Tuesday August 29, 2023
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

Third Onam

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Tuesday August 29, 2023
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]

Raksha Bandhan

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Wednesday August 30, 2023
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 / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)

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Wednesday August 30, 2023
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.

Swing Festival

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Thursday August 31, 2023
Hinduism : Jhulan Purnima: All devotees wait patiently in a queue to swing Their Lordships. The swing (jhulana) beautified with splendid flower decorations, colorful beads, etc. A special flower rope is used to pull the swing. An arotik is performed after Sri Sri Radha Madhava are seated on the swing, and devotees bring a variety of bhoga to please Their Lordships. Kirtana and bhajans go on for almost two hours, and many visitors join in to pull Their Lordship's swing.

Fourth Onam

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Thursday August 31, 2023
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]

Raksha Bandhan

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Thursday August 31, 2023
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.

Optional holiday

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Thursday August 31, 2023
Hinduism : Raksha Bandhan