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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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optional holiday*Friday October 4, 2019Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Saptami)*Saturday October 5, 2019Hinduism 
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Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Sunday October 6, 2019Hinduism 
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Batukamma**Sunday October 6, 2019Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami*Sunday October 6, 2019Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Sunday October 6, 2019Hinduism 
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Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Monday October 7, 2019Hinduism 
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MaharnavamiMonday October 7, 2019Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Monday October 7, 2019Hinduism 
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Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Tuesday October 8, 2019Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Tuesday October 8, 2019Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Dashami)*Tuesday October 8, 2019Hinduism 
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Dashain*Tuesday October 8, 2019Hinduism 
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Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya*Sunday October 13, 2019Hinduism 
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Lakshmi PujaSunday October 13, 2019Hinduism 
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Karva Chauth**Thursday October 17, 2019Hinduism 
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Vishvakarman*Sunday October 20, 2019Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Saturday October 26, 2019Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Sunday October 27, 2019Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Sunday October 27, 2019Hinduism 
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Lakhshmi Puja*Sunday October 27, 2019Hinduism 
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Deepavali/DipabaliMonday October 28, 2019Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Monday October 28, 2019Hinduism 
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Vikram Samvat New Year*Monday October 28, 2019Hinduism 
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Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama*Tuesday October 29, 2019Hinduism 
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Optional holiday -
Friday October 4, 2019

Hinduism : Pitru Paksha - Mohaloya


Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Saturday October 5, 2019

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.


Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Sunday October 6, 2019

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 -
Sunday October 6, 2019

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


Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami -
Sunday October 6, 2019

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).


Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Sunday October 6, 2019

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.


Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Monday October 7, 2019

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.


Maharnavami -
Monday October 7, 2019

Hinduism :


Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Monday October 7, 2019

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.


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Tuesday October 8, 2019

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 Ashtami (Nabami) -
Tuesday October 8, 2019

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


Durga Puja (Dashami) -
Tuesday October 8, 2019

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).


Dashain -
Tuesday October 8, 2019

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)


Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya -
Sunday October 13, 2019

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)


Lakshmi Puja -
Sunday October 13, 2019

Hinduism :


Karva Chauth -
Thursday October 17, 2019

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


Vishvakarman -
Sunday October 20, 2019

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 -
Saturday October 26, 2019

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 -
Sunday October 27, 2019

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 -
Sunday October 27, 2019

Hinduism : Diwali Hindu community only


Lakhshmi Puja -
Sunday October 27, 2019

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 -
Monday October 28, 2019

Hinduism :


Optional holiday -
Monday October 28, 2019

Hinduism : Diwali Indian community only


Vikram Samvat New Year -
Monday October 28, 2019

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


Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama -
Tuesday October 29, 2019

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)