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Hinduism: religious celerations and observances

Hinduism: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Basanta Panchami / Saraswati PujWednesday February 1, 2017Hinduism 
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Dayananda Saraswati day*Friday February 10, 2017Hinduism 
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Maha Shivaratri*Monday February 13, 2017Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Monday February 13, 2017Hinduism 
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Maha Shivaratri*Tuesday February 14, 2017Hinduism 
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Shivayi celebration*Sunday February 19, 2017Hinduism 
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Maha Shivaratri*Friday February 24, 2017Hinduism 
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Regional holiday**Wednesday March 1, 2017Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima**Wednesday March 1, 2017Hinduism 
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DolyatraWednesday March 1, 2017Hinduism 
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Holi or Holika (second day)*Thursday March 2, 2017Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima*Thursday March 2, 2017Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Thursday March 2, 2017Hinduism 
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Phagwah*Thursday March 2, 2017Hinduism 
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Holi or Holika (second day)Friday March 3, 2017Hinduism 
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Panchayatiraj DivasSunday March 5, 2017Hinduism 
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Dola PurnimaSunday March 12, 2017Hinduism 
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HoliMonday March 13, 2017Hinduism 
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Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year**Friday March 17, 2017Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Saturday March 18, 2017Hinduism 
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Hindu New Year*Sunday March 19, 2017Hinduism 
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Ramanavani*Saturday March 25, 2017Hinduism 
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Ramanavani*Sunday March 26, 2017Hinduism 
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Basanta Panchami / Saraswati Puj -
Thursday February 1, 2018

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Dayananda Saraswati day -
Sunday February 10, 2019

Hinduism : Dayanand Saraswati About this sound pronunciation (12 February 1824 – 30 October 1883) was a Hindu religious leader and founder of the Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movements of the Vedic tradition. He was also a renowned scholar of the Vedic lore and Sanskrit language. He was the first to give the call for Swaraj as Indian for India in 1876, a call later taken up by Lokmanya Tilak. Denouncing the idolatry and ritualistic worship prevalent in Hinduism at the time, he worked towards reviving Vedic ideologies. Subsequently, the philosopher and President of India, S. Radhakrishnan called him one of the makers of Modern India , as did Sri Aurobindo. [Wikipedia]


Maha Shivaratri -
Tuesday February 13, 2018

Hinduism : The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Lord Shiva, all day fasting and an all night long vigil. Per scriptural and discipleship traditions, the penances are performed in order to gain boons in the practice of Yoga and meditation (Wikipedia)


Optional holiday -
Tuesday February 13, 2018

Hinduism : Maha Shivaratri Hindu community


Maha Shivaratri -
Wednesday February 14, 2018

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.


Shivayi celebration -
Tuesday February 19, 2019

Hinduism : C. 1627/1630[1] – 3 April 1680), also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, was an Indian warrior king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan. Shivaji carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of the Maratha Empire. In 1674, he was formally crowned as the Chhatrapati (Monarch) of his realm at Raigad. [Wikipedia]


Maha Shivaratri -
Saturday February 24, 2018

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.


Regional holiday -
Thursday March 1, 2018

Hinduism : Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima Districts of Banke, Bara, Bardiya, Dang, Dhanusha, Jhapa, Kailai, Kanchanpur, Kapilbastu, Mahotarri, Morang, Nawalparasi, Parsah, Rautahat, Rupandehi, Sarlahi, Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Udaypur.


Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Thursday March 1, 2018

Hinduism : District of Katmandu


Dolyatra -
Thursday March 1, 2018

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Holi or Holika (second day) -
Friday March 2, 2018

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 / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Friday March 2, 2018

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


Optional holiday -
Friday March 2, 2018

Hinduism : Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima Hindu community


Phagwah -
Friday March 2, 2018

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 or Holika (second day) -
Saturday March 3, 2018

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Panchayatiraj Divas -
Monday March 5, 2018

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Dola Purnima -
Monday March 12, 2018

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Holi -
Tuesday March 13, 2018

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Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year -
Saturday March 17, 2018

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 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).


Optional holiday -
Sunday March 18, 2018

Hinduism : Marks the beginning of Ramayana's week


Hindu New Year -
Monday March 19, 2018

Hinduism : Cheti Chand (चेटी चन्ड) is a festival which marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year for the Sindhi Hindus. The festival date is based on the lunar cycle of the lunisolar Hindu calendar, it being the first day of the year and the Sindhi month of Chet (Chaitra). It typically falls in late March or early April in the Gregorian calendar on or about the same day as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra and Ugadi in other parts of the Deccan region of India. [Wikipedia]


Ramanavani -
Sunday March 25, 2018

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.


Ramanavani -
Monday March 26, 2018

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.