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Hinduism: religious celerations and observances

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






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Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)*Friday August 3, 2018Hinduism 
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Raksha Bandhan*Friday August 3, 2018Hinduism 
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Swing Festival*Friday August 3, 2018Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Sunday August 5, 2018Hinduism 
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Ker Puja*Friday August 10, 2018Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Saturday August 11, 2018Hinduism 
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Hindu celebration*Saturday August 11, 2018Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Sunday August 12, 2018Hinduism 
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Srimanta Sankardev day*Monday August 20, 2018Hinduism 
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Teej**Tuesday August 21, 2018Hinduism 
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Ganesh Chaturthi*Wednesday August 22, 2018Hinduism 
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Ganesh Chaturthi (second day) - NuakhaiThursday August 23, 2018Hinduism 
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Ganesh Chaturthi**Thursday August 23, 2018Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Friday August 24, 2018Hinduism 
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Sri Chand day*Monday August 27, 2018Hinduism 
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First Onam*Thursday August 30, 2018Hinduism 
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Third Onam*Friday August 31, 2018Hinduism 
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Govardhan Puja*Saturday September 1, 2018Hinduism 
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Indra Jatra (Kathmandu only)*Saturday September 1, 2018Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Sunday September 9, 2018Hinduism 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Monday September 10, 2018Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Sunday September 16, 2018Hinduism 
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Mahalaya Amavasya*Monday September 17, 2018Hinduism 
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Vishwakarma*Monday September 17, 2018Hinduism 
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Srimanta Sankardev day*Wednesday September 26, 2018Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Thursday October 4, 2018Hinduism 
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Bathukamma*Wednesday October 17, 2018Hinduism 
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GhatasthapanaWednesday October 17, 2018Hinduism 
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Vishvakarman*Saturday October 20, 2018Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Saptami)*Tuesday October 23, 2018Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Wednesday October 24, 2018Hinduism 
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Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Wednesday October 24, 2018Hinduism 
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Batukamma*Wednesday October 24, 2018Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami*Wednesday October 24, 2018Hinduism 
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Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Thursday October 25, 2018Hinduism 
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Dashain*Thursday October 25, 2018Hinduism 
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MaharnavamiThursday October 25, 2018Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Saptami)*Thursday October 25, 2018Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Thursday October 25, 2018Hinduism 
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Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Thursday October 25, 2018Hinduism 
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Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Friday October 26, 2018Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Dashami)*Friday October 26, 2018Hinduism 
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Lakhshmi Puja*Tuesday October 30, 2018Hinduism 
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Maharishi Valmiki anniversary*Wednesday October 31, 2018Hinduism 
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Lakhshmi Puja*Wednesday October 31, 2018Hinduism 
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Sardar Patel day*Wednesday October 31, 2018Hinduism 
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Kumara Purnima*Wednesday October 31, 2018Hinduism 
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Karva Chauth**Sunday November 4, 2018Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Tuesday November 13, 2018Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Wednesday November 14, 2018Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Wednesday November 14, 2018Hinduism 
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Govardhan Puja*Thursday November 15, 2018Hinduism 
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Deepavali/DipabaliFriday November 16, 2018Hinduism 
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Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama*Friday November 16, 2018Hinduism 
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Bhaiyyadhooj*Friday November 16, 2018Hinduism 
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Chhath*Tuesday November 20, 2018Hinduism 
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Regional holiday**Tuesday November 20, 2018Hinduism 
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ChhathWednesday November 21, 2018Hinduism 
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Lachit Divas*Saturday November 24, 2018Hinduism 
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Rahasa PurnimaFriday November 30, 2018Hinduism 
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Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima) -
Monday August 3, 2020

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 -
Monday August 3, 2020

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.


Swing Festival -
Monday August 3, 2020

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.


Optional holiday -
Wednesday August 5, 2020

Hinduism : Raksha Bandhan


Ker Puja -
Monday August 10, 2020

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]


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Tuesday August 11, 2020

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


Hindu celebration -
Wednesday August 11, 2021

Hinduism : Thiruvananthapuram Sree Padmanabhaswamy - The seat of acute devotion and compassion


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Wednesday August 12, 2020

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 -
Thursday August 20, 2020

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 -
Friday August 21, 2020

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. observed by women only


Ganesh Chaturthi -
Saturday August 22, 2020

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.


Ganesh Chaturthi (second day) - Nuakhai -
Sunday August 23, 2020

Hinduism :


Ganesh Chaturthi -
Sunday August 23, 2020

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


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Monday August 24, 2020

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


Sri Chand day -
Thursday August 27, 2020

Hinduism : Baba Sri Chand (8 September 1494 – 13 January 1629), was the founder of the ascetic sect of Udasi and was the elder son of Guru Nanak, first Guru and founder of Sikhism. He was born to Mata Sulakhani on Bhadra sudi 9, 1551 Bikrami (i.e. 8 September 1494) ਪੁਤ੍ਰੀ ਕਉਲੁ ਨ ਪਾਲਿਓ ਕਰਿ ਪੀਰਹੁ ਕੰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਮੁਰਟੀਐ॥ His sons did not obey His Word; they turned their backs on Him as Guru. ਦਿਲਿ ਖੋਟੈ ਆਕੀ ਫਿਰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਿ ਬੰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਿ ਭਾਰੁ ਉਚਾਇਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਿ ਛਟੀਐ॥ These evil-hearted ones became rebellious; they carry loads of sin on their backs Some organizations, like Gobind Sadan, Damdami Taksal, a few Nihangs, and even a few Jathedars of takhat, admire Sri Chand Ji for his contribution. Sri Chand Ji is said to have composed an Aarta – a poem in name of his father, Nanak. After having differences with many subsequent Sikh gurus, Guru Angad, Guru Amar Das Guru Ram Das and Guru Arjan, however there was reconciliation between Sri Chand and sixth Sikh Guru Guru Hargobind. He died at Kiratpur on 13 January 1629. [Wikipedia]


First Onam -
Sunday August 30, 2020

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.


Third Onam -
Monday August 31, 2020

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]


Govardhan Puja -
Tuesday September 1, 2020

Hinduism : The day Krishna defeated Indra


Indra Jatra (Kathmandu only) -
Tuesday September 1, 2020

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]


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Wednesday September 9, 2020

Hinduism :


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Thursday September 10, 2020

Hinduism :


Optional holiday -
Wednesday September 16, 2020

Hinduism : Third Onam


Mahalaya Amavasya -
Thursday September 17, 2020

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.


Vishwakarma -
Thursday September 17, 2020

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. [Wikipedia]


Srimanta Sankardev day -
Saturday September 26, 2020

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


Optional holiday -
Sunday October 4, 2020

Hinduism : Pitru Paksha - Mohaloya


Bathukamma -
Saturday October 17, 2020

Hinduism : Floral festival celebrated predominantly by the Hindu women [Wikipedia]


Ghatasthapana -
Saturday October 17, 2020

Hinduism :


Vishvakarman -
Tuesday October 20, 2020

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]


Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Friday October 23, 2020

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) -
Saturday October 24, 2020

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.


Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Saturday October 24, 2020

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.


Batukamma -
Saturday October 24, 2020

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)


Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami -
Saturday October 24, 2020

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).


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Sunday October 25, 2020

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)


Dashain -
Sunday October 25, 2020

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 -
Sunday October 25, 2020

Hinduism :


Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Sunday October 25, 2020

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) -
Sunday October 25, 2020

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.


Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Sunday October 25, 2020

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.


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Monday October 26, 2020

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) -
Monday October 26, 2020

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 -
Friday October 30, 2020

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 -
Saturday October 31, 2020

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 -
Saturday October 31, 2020

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.


Sardar Patel day -
Saturday October 31, 2020

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]


Kumara Purnima -
Saturday October 31, 2020

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]


Karva Chauth -
Wednesday November 4, 2020

Hinduism : A festival that provides an opportunity for all married women to get close to their in-laws. All married women observes fast that ensures the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands. a holiday for women only


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Friday November 13, 2020

Hinduism : Diwali also called the festival of lights , is an ancient Hindu festival which signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Saturday November 14, 2020

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 -
Saturday November 14, 2020

Hinduism : Diwali Hindu community only


Govardhan Puja -
Sunday November 15, 2020

Hinduism : The day Krishna defeated Indra


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Monday November 16, 2020

Hinduism :


Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama -
Monday November 16, 2020

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)


Bhaiyyadhooj -
Monday November 16, 2020

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]


Chhath -
Friday November 20, 2020

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


Regional holiday -
Friday November 20, 2020

Hinduism : Namami Barak festival in Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj


Chhath -
Saturday November 21, 2020

Hinduism :


Lachit Divas -
Tuesday November 24, 2020

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


Rahasa Purnima -
Monday November 30, 2020

Hinduism :