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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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Vivekanada 's birthday*Friday January 12, 2018Hinduism 
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Bhogi*Saturday January 13, 2018Hinduism 
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Harvest festival*Saturday January 13, 2018Hinduism 
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Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh JiSaturday January 13, 2018Hinduism 
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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja**Sunday January 14, 2018Hinduism 
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Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal*Sunday January 14, 2018Hinduism 
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Magh Sankrati*Sunday January 14, 2018Hinduism 
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Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal**Monday January 15, 2018Hinduism 
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Prithvi Jayanti*Monday January 15, 2018Hinduism 
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Kanuma Panduga*Monday January 15, 2018Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Monday January 15, 2018Hinduism 
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Uzhavar Thirunal*Wednesday January 17, 2018Hinduism 
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Thaipoosam Cavadee*Sunday January 21, 2018Hinduism 
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Me-Dum-Me-Phi*Wednesday January 31, 2018Hinduism 
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Vivekanada 's birthday -
Sunday January 12, 2020

Hinduism : Vivekananda, Swami (1863-1902) the patriot-saint of modern India. The spiritual transformation of Narendranath at the hands of Sri Ramakrishna began in 1882 and was completed with his realisation of the oneness of all existence in 1886.


Bhogi -
Sunday January 13, 2019

Hinduism : The day preceding Makara Sankranti. This is when people discard old and derelict things and concentrate on new things causing change or transformation. At dawn people light a bonfire with logs of wood, other solid-fuels and wooden furniture at home that are no longer useful. The disposal of derelict things is where all old habits, the vices, attachment to relations and materials things are sacrificed in the sacrificial fire of the knowledge of Rudra, known as the Rudra Gita Gyan Yagya. It represents realization, transformation and purification of the soul by imbibing and inculcating divine virtues. Wikipedia


Harvest festival -
Sunday January 13, 2019

Hinduism : Makar Sankranti: apart from a harvest festival is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian culture, it is said as the 'holy phase of transition'. It marks the end of an inauspicious phase which according to the Hindu calendar begins around mid-December. [Wikipedia]


Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji -
Sunday January 13, 2019

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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja -
Monday January 14, 2019

Hinduism : The symbol is the movement from on place to another which leads to meeting someone or something. The sun leaves its present constellation to get into Sakranti . only in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat


Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal -
Monday January 14, 2019

Hinduism : Celebration of the harvest, which is observed for three days: Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal and Mattu Pongal. A colourful and traditional festival with many a ceremony devoted to various deities and cattle races.


Magh Sankrati -
Monday January 14, 2019

Hinduism : One of the religious festival of Nepali community. The day is auspicious for holy bathing since it is considered that all the sins or diseases of body will be removed by the blessing of Sun God.


Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal -
Tuesday January 15, 2019

Hinduism : The symbol is the movement from one place to another which leads to meeting someone or something. The sun leaves its present constellation to get into Sakranti . Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Prithvi Jayanti -
Tuesday January 15, 2019

Hinduism : Magh Sankrati


Kanuma Panduga -
Tuesday January 15, 2019

Hinduism : The day after Makara Sankranti is celebrated as Kanuma. The origin of Kanuma in Andhra Pradesh is same as that of Govardhan Puja in other states. It is believed that Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Hills on the auspicious day of Kanuma to protect the people of Gokulam. The rituals of Kanuma Panduga are similar to that of Mattu Pongal in Tamil Nadu. The bulls and cows are decorated and worshipped on Kanuma as the day of Kanuma is dedicated for live-stock worship. [drikpanchang.com]


Optional holiday -
Tuesday January 15, 2019

Hinduism : Magh Sankrati


Uzhavar Thirunal -
Thursday January 17, 2019

Hinduism : Also called Thai Pongal (Tamil: தைப்பொங்கல்): a harvest festival celebrated by Tamils Unusually for South Indian Hindu festivals, Thai Pongal is timed by an astronomical event - the winter solstice. Pongal is traditionally dedicated to the Sun God Surya and marks the beginning of the northward journey of the Sun from its southernmost-limit, a movement traditionally referred to as uttarayana.[Wikipedia]


Thaipoosam Cavadee -
Monday January 21, 2019

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.


Me-Dum-Me-Phi -
Thursday January 31, 2019

Hinduism : Celebrated by the Ahom people in memory of the departed. It is the manifestation of the concept of ancestor worship that the Ahoms share with other peoples originating from the Tai-Shan stock. It is a festival to show respect to the departed ancestors and remember their contribution to society. [Wikipedia]