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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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Mannam celebration*Thursday January 2, 2020Hinduism 
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Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji*Sunday January 5, 2020Hinduism 
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Vivekanada 's birthday*Sunday January 12, 2020Hinduism 
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Bhogi*Monday January 13, 2020Hinduism 
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Harvest festival*Monday January 13, 2020Hinduism 
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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja**Tuesday January 14, 2020Hinduism 
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Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal**Tuesday January 14, 2020Hinduism 
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Magh Sankrati*Tuesday January 14, 2020Hinduism 
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Kanuma Panduga*Wednesday January 15, 2020Hinduism 
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Uzhavar Thirunal*Thursday January 16, 2020Hinduism 
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Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh JiMonday January 20, 2020Hinduism 
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Bathouism celebration*Sunday January 26, 2020Hinduism 
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Thaipoosam Cavadee*Tuesday January 28, 2020Hinduism 
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Me-Dum-Me-Phi*Friday January 31, 2020Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Sunday October 4, 2020Hinduism 
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Bathukamma*Saturday October 17, 2020Hinduism 
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GhatasthapanaSaturday October 17, 2020Hinduism 
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Vishvakarman*Tuesday October 20, 2020Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Saptami)*Friday October 23, 2020Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Saturday October 24, 2020Hinduism 
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Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Saturday October 24, 2020Hinduism 
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Batukamma*Saturday October 24, 2020Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami*Saturday October 24, 2020Hinduism 
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Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Sunday October 25, 2020Hinduism 
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MaharnavamiSunday October 25, 2020Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Saptami)*Sunday October 25, 2020Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Sunday October 25, 2020Hinduism 
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Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Sunday October 25, 2020Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Dashami)*Monday October 26, 2020Hinduism 
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Dashain*Monday October 26, 2020Hinduism 
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Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Monday October 26, 2020Hinduism 
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Lakhshmi Puja*Friday October 30, 2020Hinduism 
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Maharishi Valmiki anniversary*Saturday October 31, 2020Hinduism 
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Lakhshmi Puja*Saturday October 31, 2020Hinduism 
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Sardar Patel day*Saturday October 31, 2020Hinduism 
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Kumara Purnima*Saturday October 31, 2020Hinduism 
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Karva Chauth**Wednesday November 4, 2020Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Saturday November 14, 2020Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Saturday November 14, 2020Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Sunday November 15, 2020Hinduism 
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Govardhan Puja*Sunday November 15, 2020Hinduism 
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Deepavali/DipabaliMonday November 16, 2020Hinduism 
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Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama*Monday November 16, 2020Hinduism 
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Bhaiyyadhooj*Monday November 16, 2020Hinduism 
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Chhath*Friday November 20, 2020Hinduism 
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Regional holiday**Friday November 20, 2020Hinduism 
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ChhathSaturday November 21, 2020Hinduism 
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Lachit Divas*Tuesday November 24, 2020Hinduism 
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Rahasa PurnimaMonday November 30, 2020Hinduism 
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Hindu festival*Tuesday December 29, 2020Hinduism 
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Mannam celebration -
Saturday January 2, 2021

Hinduism : Mannathu Padmanabhan (January 2, 1878 - February 25, 1970) was a social reformer and a freedom fighter from the State of Kerala, India. He is recognised as the founder of the Nair Service Society, which claims to represent the Nair community that constitutes almost 14.5% of the population of the state. Padmanabhan is considered as a visionary reformer who organised the Nair community under the NSS [Wikipedia]


Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji -
Tuesday January 5, 2021

Hinduism : (22 December 1666 - 7 October 1708) is the tenth of eleven Sikh gurus. Born in Patna, Bihar in India, he was also a warrior, poet and philosopher. He succeeded his father Guru Tegh Bahadur as the leader of Sikhs at a young age of nine. He contributed much to Sikhism; notable was his contribution to the continual formalisation of the faith which the first Sikh Guru Nanak Dev had founded, as a religion, in the 15th century. Wikipedia


Vivekanada 's birthday -
Tuesday January 12, 2021

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 -
Wednesday January 13, 2021

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 -
Wednesday January 13, 2021

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]


Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja -
Thursday January 14, 2021

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 .


Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal -
Thursday January 14, 2021

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


Magh Sankrati -
Thursday January 14, 2021

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.


Kanuma Panduga -
Friday January 15, 2021

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]


Uzhavar Thirunal -
Saturday January 16, 2021

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]


Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji -
Wednesday January 20, 2021

Hinduism :


Bathouism celebration -
Tuesday January 26, 2021

Hinduism : Bathouism is the ethnic religion of the Bodo people or Kachari people. The name Bathou in Bodo means five principles. The five principles are: bar (air), orr (fire), ha (earth), dwi (water) and okhrang (ether). The chief deity, called Bathoubwrai (bwarai: the Elder )—omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent—is said to have created the five principles. Though there are other minor gods and goddesses, Bathoubwrai is considered the Supreme God. Bathoubwrai is unseen. The second most important deity is Mainao, the consort of Bathoubwrai, who is considered as the protector of the rice fields . [Wikipedia]


Thaipoosam Cavadee -
Thursday January 28, 2021

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 -
Sunday January 31, 2021

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]


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 -
Wednesday October 20, 2021

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)


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.


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).


Dashain -
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)


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)


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 -
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


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Sunday November 15, 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.


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 :


Hindu festival -
Tuesday December 29, 2020

Hinduism : Sakela is the main festival of Kirat which is celebrated twice a year distinguished by two names Ubhauli and Udhauli. Sakela Ubhauli is celebrated during Baisakh Purnima (full moon day in the month of Baishak) and Sakela Udhauli is celebrated during the full moon day in the month of Mangsir.