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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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Deepavali/Dipabali*Monday November 5, 2018Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Tuesday November 6, 2018Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Tuesday November 6, 2018Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Wednesday November 7, 2018Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Wednesday November 7, 2018Hinduism 
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Lakhshmi Puja*Wednesday November 7, 2018Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Thursday November 8, 2018Hinduism 
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Karkidaka vavu*Thursday November 8, 2018Hinduism 
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Vikram Samvat New Year*Thursday November 8, 2018Hinduism 
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Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama*Friday November 9, 2018Hinduism 
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Bhai DoojFriday November 9, 2018Hinduism 
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Chhath*Tuesday November 13, 2018Hinduism 
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ChhathWednesday November 14, 2018Hinduism 
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Regional holiday**Tuesday November 20, 2018Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali -
Monday November 5, 2018

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


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Tuesday November 6, 2018

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 -
Tuesday November 6, 2018

Hinduism : Diwali Indian community only


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Wednesday November 7, 2018

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 November 7, 2018

Hinduism : Diwali Hindu community only


Lakhshmi Puja -
Wednesday November 7, 2018

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.


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Thursday November 8, 2018

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


Karkidaka vavu -
Thursday November 8, 2018

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]


Vikram Samvat New Year -
Thursday November 8, 2018

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


Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama -
Friday November 9, 2018

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.


Bhai Dooj -
Friday November 9, 2018

Hinduism :


Chhath -
Tuesday November 13, 2018

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


Chhath -
Wednesday November 14, 2018

Hinduism :


Regional holiday -
Tuesday November 20, 2018

Hinduism : Namami Barak festival in Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj