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

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Thursday june 6, 2024Savitri BrataHinduism
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Saturday june 22, 2024Sant Kabir DasHinduism
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Sunday july 7, 2024Chariot festivalHinduism
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Sunday july 7, 2024Kang (Rathajatra)Hinduism
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Monday july 8, 2024Kang (Rathajatra)Hinduism
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Monday july 8, 2024Javanese New YearHinduism
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Saturday july 13, 2024BehdiengkhlamHinduism
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Tuesday july 16, 2024U Tirot Sing DayHinduism
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Monday july 29, 2024BonaluHinduism
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Monday july 29, 2024Ker PujaHinduism
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Wednesday july 31, 2024Shaheed Udham Singh martyrdomHinduism
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Saturday august 3, 2024Ker PujaHinduism
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Saturday august 3, 2024Karkidaka vavuHinduism
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Monday august 19, 2024Swing FestivalHinduism
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Monday august 19, 2024Raksha BandhanHinduism
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Monday august 19, 2024Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)Hinduism
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Monday august 19, 2024Optional holidayHinduism
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Monday august 26, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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Tuesday august 27, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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Wednesday september 4, 2024Srimanta Sankardev dayHinduism
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Friday september 6, 2024TeejHinduism
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Saturday september 7, 2024Ganesh ChaturthiHinduism
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Saturday september 7, 2024TeejHinduism
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Sunday september 8, 2024Ganesh Chaturthi (second day) - NuakhaiHinduism
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Sunday september 8, 2024Ganesh ChaturthiHinduism
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Saturday september 14, 2024Regional holidayHinduism
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Sunday september 15, 2024Third OnamHinduism
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Tuesday september 17, 2024Indra Jatra (Kathmandu only)Hinduism
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Wednesday october 2, 2024BathukammaHinduism
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Wednesday october 2, 2024Mahalaya AmavasyaHinduism
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Thursday october 3, 2024GhatasthapanaHinduism
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Friday october 4, 2024Optional holidayHinduism
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Saturday october 5, 2024Lakhshmi PujaHinduism
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Thursday october 10, 2024Holiday:Hinduism
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Thursday october 10, 2024Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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Thursday october 10, 2024Durga Puja (Saptami)Hinduism
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Friday october 11, 2024Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)Hinduism
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Friday october 11, 2024Durga Puja (Astami) - MahastamiHinduism
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Friday october 11, 2024MaharnavamiHinduism
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Friday october 11, 2024Mahanavami/Ayudha PujaHinduism
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Saturday october 12, 2024DashainHinduism
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Saturday october 12, 2024MaharnavamiHinduism
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Saturday october 12, 2024Mahanavami/Ayudha PujaHinduism
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Saturday october 12, 2024Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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Saturday october 12, 2024Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)Hinduism
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Sunday october 13, 2024Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)Hinduism
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Sunday october 13, 2024Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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Sunday october 13, 2024Lakshmi PujaHinduism
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Sunday october 13, 2024Durga Puja (Dashami)Hinduism
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Monday october 14, 2024Lakhshmi PujaHinduism
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Monday october 14, 2024Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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Tuesday october 15, 2024Durga Puja (Dashami)Hinduism
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Tuesday october 15, 2024Lakhshmi PujaHinduism
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Wednesday october 16, 2024Lakhshmi PujaHinduism
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Thursday october 17, 2024Maharishi Valmiki anniversaryHinduism
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Thursday october 17, 2024Kumara PurnimaHinduism
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Thursday october 17, 2024Lakhshmi PujaHinduism
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Friday october 18, 2024Lakhshmi PujaHinduism
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Sunday october 20, 2024VishvakarmanHinduism
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Thursday october 31, 2024Bhai Teeka/Panchak YamaHinduism
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Thursday october 31, 2024Sardar Patel dayHinduism
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Thursday october 31, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Friday november 1, 2024VishwakarmaHinduism
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Friday november 1, 2024Optional holidayHinduism
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Friday november 1, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Friday november 1, 2024Lakhshmi PujaHinduism
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Friday november 1, 2024Bhai Teeka/Panchak YamaHinduism
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Saturday november 2, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Saturday november 2, 2024Vikram Samvat New YearHinduism
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Saturday november 2, 2024Govardhan PujaHinduism
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Sunday november 3, 2024BhaiyyadhoojHinduism
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Sunday november 3, 2024Bhai Teeka/Panchak YamaHinduism
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Sunday november 3, 2024ChhathHinduism
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Tuesday november 5, 2024ChhathHinduism
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Thursday november 7, 2024ChhathHinduism
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Friday november 8, 2024ChhathHinduism
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Friday november 15, 2024Rahasa PurnimaHinduism
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Friday november 15, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Saturday november 16, 2024Kartar Singh Srabha dayHinduism
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Monday november 18, 2024Kanakadasa JayantiHinduism
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Wednesday november 20, 2024Regional holidayHinduism
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Sunday november 24, 2024Lachit DivasHinduism
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Monday december 2, 2024Asom DivasHinduism
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Thursday december 12, 2024Nupi LalHinduism
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Sunday december 15, 2024Hindu festivalHinduism
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Savitri Brata

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Thursday june 6, 2024
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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Saturday june 22, 2024
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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Sunday july 7, 2024
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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Sunday july 7, 2024
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Kang (Rathajatra)

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Monday july 8, 2024
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Javanese New Year

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Monday july 8, 2024
Hinduism : Sasi Sura
13% of the population have Javanese origins

Behdiengkhlam

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Saturday july 13, 2024
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]

U Tirot Sing Day

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Tuesday july 16, 2024
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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Monday july 29, 2024
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.

Ker Puja

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Monday july 29, 2024
Hinduism : The celebration occurs two weeks after the Kharchi Puja to honor Ker, the guardian deity of Vastu Devata. It includes offerings, sacrifices, and a prescribed boundary which both safeguards people from calamities and saves people from external aggression. The puja was initiated by the Tripura rajas. Participation in the puja is required for the Halam tribe. For 2.5 days during the festival, entrances to the capital are closed, and participants, including the reigning sovereign, are not allowed to wear shoes, light a fire, dance, or sing. [Wikipedia]

Shaheed Udham Singh martyrdom

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Wednesday july 31, 2024
Hinduism : (December 26, 1899 – July 31, 1940) was an Indian independence activist, best known for assassinating Michael O'Dwyer in March 1940 in what has been described as an avenging of the Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre. Udham Singh Kamboj changed his name to Mohammad Singh Azad, symbolizing the unification of the three major religions of India: Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism. Singh is considered one of the best-known revolutionaries of the Indian independence struggle.

Ker Puja

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Saturday august 3, 2024
Hinduism : The celebration occurs two weeks after the Kharchi Puja to honor Ker, the guardian deity of Vastu Devata. It includes offerings, sacrifices, and a prescribed boundary which both safeguards people from calamities and saves people from external aggression. The puja was initiated by the Tripura rajas. Participation in the puja is required for the Halam tribe. For 2.5 days during the festival, entrances to the capital are closed, and participants, including the reigning sovereign, are not allowed to wear shoes, light a fire, dance, or sing. [Wikipedia]

Karkidaka vavu

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Saturday august 3, 2024
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]

Swing Festival

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Monday august 19, 2024
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.

Raksha Bandhan

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Monday august 19, 2024
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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Monday august 19, 2024
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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Monday august 19, 2024
Hinduism : Raksha Bandhan

Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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Monday august 26, 2024
Hinduism : Krishna (literally black , dark , dark-blue ) is a Hindu deity, regarded as an avatar of Vishnu and in some traditions considered the Supreme Being. Krishna is often depicted as an infant or young boy playing a flute as in the Bhagavata Purana or as a youthful prince giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita. The stories of Krishna appear across a oad spectrum of Hindu philosophical and theological traditions.They portray him in various perspectives: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero and the Supreme Being.

Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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Tuesday august 27, 2024
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

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Wednesday september 4, 2024
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

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Friday september 6, 2024
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 24 hour fast starts.

Ganesh Chaturthi

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Saturday september 7, 2024
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.

Teej

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Saturday september 7, 2024
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.

Ganesh Chaturthi (second day) - Nuakhai

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Sunday september 8, 2024
Hinduism :

Ganesh Chaturthi

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Sunday september 8, 2024
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

Regional holiday

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Saturday september 14, 2024
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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Sunday september 15, 2024
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]

Indra Jatra (Kathmandu only)

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Tuesday september 17, 2024
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]

Bathukamma

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Wednesday october 2, 2024
Hinduism : Floral festival celebrated predominantly by the Hindu women [Wikipedia]

Mahalaya Amavasya

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Wednesday october 2, 2024
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.

Ghatasthapana

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Thursday october 3, 2024
Hinduism :

Optional holiday

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Friday october 4, 2024
Hinduism : Pitru Paksha - Mohaloya

Lakhshmi Puja

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Saturday october 5, 2024
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.

Holiday:

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Thursday october 10, 2024
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 a

Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)

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Thursday october 10, 2024
Hinduism :

Durga Puja (Saptami)

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Thursday october 10, 2024
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)

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Friday october 11, 2024
Hinduism :

Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami

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Friday october 11, 2024
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).

Maharnavami

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Friday october 11, 2024
Hinduism : The ninth day of the Navratri festival and is the final day of worship before Vijaya Dashami, the end of Navratri. On this day, Goddess Durga is worshipped in different forms

Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja

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Friday october 11, 2024
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.

Dashain

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Saturday october 12, 2024
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

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Saturday october 12, 2024
Hinduism : The ninth day of the Navratri festival and is the final day of worship before Vijaya Dashami, the end of Navratri. On this day, Goddess Durga is worshipped in different forms

Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja

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Saturday october 12, 2024
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)

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Saturday october 12, 2024
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 Ashtami (Nabami)

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Saturday october 12, 2024
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.

Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)

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Sunday october 13, 2024
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)

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Sunday october 13, 2024
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)

Lakshmi Puja

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Sunday october 13, 2024
Hinduism :

Durga Puja (Dashami)

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Sunday october 13, 2024
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).

Lakhshmi Puja

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Monday october 14, 2024
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.

Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)

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Monday october 14, 2024
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)

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Tuesday october 15, 2024
Hinduism :

Lakhshmi Puja

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Tuesday october 15, 2024
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.

Lakhshmi Puja

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Wednesday october 16, 2024
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.

Maharishi Valmiki anniversary

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Thursday october 17, 2024
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

Kumara Purnima

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Thursday october 17, 2024
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]

Lakhshmi Puja

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Thursday october 17, 2024
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.

Lakhshmi Puja

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Friday october 18, 2024
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.

Vishvakarman

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Sunday october 20, 2024
Hinduism : Personification of creation and the abstract form of the creator God according to the Rigveda. He is the presiding deity of all Vishwakarma (caste), engineers, artisans and architects.[1] He is believed to be the Principal Architect of the Universe , and the root concept of the later Upanishadic figures of Brahman and Purusha. [Wikipedia]

Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama

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Thursday october 31, 2024
Hinduism :

Sardar Patel day

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Thursday october 31, 2024
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]

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Thursday october 31, 2024
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

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Friday november 1, 2024
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.

Optional holiday

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Friday november 1, 2024
Hinduism : Diwali Hindu community only

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Friday november 1, 2024
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

Lakhshmi Puja

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Friday november 1, 2024
Hinduism :

Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama

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Friday november 1, 2024
Hinduism :

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Saturday november 2, 2024
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

Vikram Samvat New Year

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Saturday november 2, 2024
Hinduism : Historical and official Hindu calendar of Nepal, Eastern anf Western India. It uses lunar months and solar sidereal year.

Govardhan Puja

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Saturday november 2, 2024
Hinduism : The day Krishna defeated Indra

Bhaiyyadhooj

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Sunday november 3, 2024
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]

Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama

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Sunday november 3, 2024
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)

Chhath

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Sunday november 3, 2024
Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.

Chhath

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Tuesday november 5, 2024
Hinduism : Also called Dala Chhath) is an ancient Hindu festival dedicated to Surya, the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.[1] The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. The Sun, considered the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath fesival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress.

Chhath

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Thursday november 7, 2024
Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti

Chhath

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Friday november 8, 2024
Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti

Rahasa Purnima

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Friday november 15, 2024
Hinduism :

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Friday november 15, 2024
Hinduism : 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

Kartar Singh Srabha day

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Saturday november 16, 2024
Hinduism : Kartar Singh Sarabha (24 May 1896 – 16 November 1915) was an Indian Sikh revolutionary who is among the most famous and reputed martyrs of Punjab. He was only 17 years old when he became a member of Ghadar Party, then came up as a leading luminary member and started fight for an independent India. He was one the most active persons in the movement. Singh was executed at Lahore in November 1915 for his role in the movement in February 1915 when he was only 19 years old. [Wikipedia]

Kanakadasa Jayanti

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Monday november 18, 2024
Hinduism : Celebrates the birth anniversary of Saint and Poet Kanaka Dasa, one of the greatest social reformers of Karnataka and who is equally noted for his musical compositions.

Regional holiday

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Wednesday november 20, 2024
Hinduism : Namami Barak festival in Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj

Lachit Divas

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Sunday november 24, 2024
Hinduism : Lachit Borphukan, a commander in the Ahom kingdom, fought the 1671 Battle of Saraighat that contained an attack by Mughal forces.

Asom Divas

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Monday december 2, 2024
Hinduism : Celebrates the first Ahom king Sukaphaa, who established Ahom kingdom in 1228 and reigned from 1228 to 1268 AD. Ahom kingdom existed for nearly six hundred years

Nupi Lal

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Thursday december 12, 2024
Hinduism : Tribute to the Manipuri women who lost their lives in the revolt against the British rulers in 1939.

Hindu festival

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Sunday december 15, 2024
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.