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Hinduism: religious celerations and observances

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Third Onam*Sunday September 3, 2017Hinduism 
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Civil Servants holiday*Tuesday September 5, 2017Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Tuesday September 12, 2017Hinduism 
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Ghatasthapana*Thursday September 21, 2017Hinduism 
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Navratra StapanaThursday September 21, 2017Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Saptami)*Thursday September 28, 2017Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami*Thursday September 28, 2017Hinduism 
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Batukamma**Thursday September 28, 2017Hinduism 
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Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Friday September 29, 2017Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Friday September 29, 2017Hinduism 
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MaharnavamiFriday September 29, 2017Hinduism 
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Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Saturday September 30, 2017Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Dashami)*Saturday September 30, 2017Hinduism 
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Dashain*Saturday September 30, 2017Hinduism 
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Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Saturday September 30, 2017Hinduism 
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Durga Puja AshtamiSaturday September 30, 2017Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Sunday October 1, 2017Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Monday October 2, 2017Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Wednesday October 4, 2017Hinduism 
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Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya*Thursday October 5, 2017Hinduism 
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Kojagrat Prunima*Thursday October 5, 2017Hinduism 
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Maharishi Valmiki anniversary*Thursday October 5, 2017Hinduism 
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Lakhshmi Puja*Thursday October 5, 2017Hinduism 
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Guru Ravidas celebrationSaturday October 7, 2017Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Wednesday October 18, 2017Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Wednesday October 18, 2017Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Thursday October 19, 2017Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Thursday October 19, 2017Hinduism 
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Lakhshmi Puja*Thursday October 19, 2017Hinduism 
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Vishvakarman*Friday October 20, 2017Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Friday October 20, 2017Hinduism 
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Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama*Saturday October 21, 2017Hinduism 
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Chhath*Thursday October 26, 2017Hinduism 
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Chhath*Friday October 27, 2017Hinduism 
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Third Onam -
Sunday September 3, 2017

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]


Civil Servants holiday -
Tuesday September 5, 2017

Hinduism : Ganesh immersion


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Tuesday September 12, 2017

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


Ghatasthapana -
Thursday September 21, 2017

Hinduism : First day of the Hindu Dashain Festival. Kalash, (holy water vessel) symbolizing the goddess Durga often with her image embossed on the side is placed in the prayer room. http://www.punditravi.com/whats_new.html


Navratra Stapana -
Friday September 21, 2018

Hinduism :


Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Thursday September 28, 2017

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. Date confirmed in 2018


Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami -
Thursday September 28, 2017

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. http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~eijkfj/engels/e-dashian.htm


Batukamma -
Thursday September 28, 2017

Hinduism : Batukamma is a beautiful flower stack, arranged with seasonal flowers, in seven concentric layers, of potter’s clay like a cone. Batuku in Telugu means live/life, and Amma means mother, hence Batukamma, is celebrated for the glory of Goddess Gauri (meaning fair or white) - the patron Goddess of womanhood.(Wikipedia) in the region of Telangana region only


Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Friday September 29, 2017

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 date confirmed in 2018


Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Friday September 29, 2017

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. http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~eijkfj/engels/e-dashian.htm


Maharnavami -
Friday September 29, 2017

Hinduism :


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Saturday September 30, 2017

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) -
Saturday September 30, 2017

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). date confirmed in 2018


Dashain -
Saturday September 30, 2017

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)


Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Saturday September 30, 2017

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.


Durga Puja Ashtami -
Saturday September 30, 2017

Hinduism :


Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Sunday October 1, 2017

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) -
Monday October 2, 2017

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.


Optional holiday -
Wednesday October 4, 2017

Hinduism : Pitru Paksha - Mohaloya


Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya -
Thursday October 5, 2017

Hinduism : (ca. 400 BC?)[1] is 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. 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. (Wikipedia)


Kojagrat Prunima -
Thursday October 5, 2017

Hinduism : Marks the end of the nearly two-weeks-long Dashain festival


Maharishi Valmiki anniversary -
Thursday October 5, 2017

Hinduism : Celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself.[2] He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. The Yoga Vasistha is attributed to him. A religious movement called Valmikism is based on Valmiki's teachings as presented in the Ramayana and the Yoga Vasistha. Wikipedia


Lakhshmi Puja -
Thursday October 5, 2017

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.


Guru Ravidas celebration -
Saturday October 7, 2017

Hinduism :


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Wednesday October 18, 2017

Hinduism : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days


Optional holiday -
Wednesday October 18, 2017

Hinduism : Diwali Indian community only


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Thursday October 19, 2017

Hinduism : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days


Optional holiday -
Thursday October 19, 2017

Hinduism : Diwali Hindu community


Lakhshmi Puja -
Thursday October 19, 2017

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 -
Friday October 20, 2017

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]


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Friday October 20, 2017

Hinduism : E 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


Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama -
Saturday October 21, 2017

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 -
Thursday October 26, 2017

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


Chhath -
Friday October 27, 2017

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