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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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Mannam celebration*Thursday January 2, 2020Hinduism 
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Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh JiThursday January 2, 2020Hinduism 
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Vivekanada 's birthday*Sunday January 12, 2020Hinduism 
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Bhogi*Tuesday January 14, 2020Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Tuesday January 14, 2020Hinduism 
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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja*Tuesday January 14, 2020Hinduism 
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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja**Wednesday January 15, 2020Hinduism 
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Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal**Wednesday January 15, 2020Hinduism 
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Magh Sankrati*Wednesday January 15, 2020Hinduism 
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Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal*Thursday January 16, 2020Hinduism 
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Kanuma Panduga*Thursday January 16, 2020Hinduism 
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Bathouism celebration*Tuesday January 28, 2020Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Thursday January 30, 2020Hinduism 
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Me-Dum-Me-Phi*Friday January 31, 2020Hinduism 
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Thaipoosam Cavadee*Saturday February 8, 2020Hinduism 
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Guru Ravidas celebration*Sunday February 9, 2020Hinduism 
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anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj*Wednesday February 19, 2020Hinduism 
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Maha Shivaratri*Friday February 21, 2020Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Friday February 21, 2020Hinduism 
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Maha Shivaratri*Saturday February 22, 2020Hinduism 
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Buddhist New Year - LosarMonday February 24, 2020Hinduism 
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Panchayatiraj DivasThursday March 5, 2020Hinduism 
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Chapchar Kut*Friday March 6, 2020Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaMonday March 9, 2020Hinduism 
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DolyatraMonday March 9, 2020Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima**Tuesday March 10, 2020Hinduism 
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Holi or Holika (second day)*Tuesday March 10, 2020Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Tuesday March 10, 2020Hinduism 
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Phagwah*Tuesday March 10, 2020Hinduism 
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DolyatraWednesday March 11, 2020Hinduism 
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Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year**Wednesday March 25, 2020Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Wednesday March 25, 2020Hinduism 
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Ramanavani*Thursday April 2, 2020Hinduism 
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Khmer New YearMonday April 13, 2020Hinduism 
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BaisakhiMonday April 13, 2020Hinduism 
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Maha Vishub Sankranti*Monday April 13, 2020Hinduism 
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VaisakhMonday April 13, 2020Hinduism 
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Khmer New Year**Tuesday April 14, 2020Hinduism 
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Bohag Bihu*Tuesday April 14, 2020Hinduism 
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Khmer New Year**Wednesday April 15, 2020Hinduism 
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Khmer New Year**Thursday April 16, 2020Hinduism 
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Khmer New Year**Friday April 17, 2020Hinduism 
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Garia Puja*Tuesday April 21, 2020Hinduism 
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Parshuram Jayanti*Saturday April 25, 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 -
Thursday January 2, 2020

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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 -
Tuesday January 14, 2020

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


Optional holiday -
Tuesday January 14, 2020

Hinduism : Magh Sankrati


Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja -
Tuesday January 14, 2020

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.


Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja -
Wednesday January 15, 2020

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 -
Wednesday January 15, 2020

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 -
Wednesday January 15, 2020

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 -
Thursday January 16, 2020

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.


Kanuma Panduga -
Thursday January 16, 2020

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]


Bathouism celebration -
Tuesday January 28, 2020

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]


Optional holiday -
Thursday January 30, 2020

Hinduism : Basant Panchami


Me-Dum-Me-Phi -
Friday January 31, 2020

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]


Thaipoosam Cavadee -
Saturday February 8, 2020

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.


Guru Ravidas celebration -
Sunday February 9, 2020

Hinduism : Guru or Bhagat Ravidas (also Raidas) was a north Indian Sant mystic of the bhakti movement who was active in the 15th century CE. Venerated in northern India and in the Indian state of Maharashtra, he is the Satguru of the Ravidasi sect and one of the fifteen Bhagats of the Sikhs. His devotional songs and verses made a lasting impact upon the bhakti movement.


Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj -
Wednesday February 19, 2020

Hinduism : Shivaji was born in February 19, and passed away on April 3, 1680. Shivaji Maharaj is instrumental in carving Maharastra from alien powers, especially the Mughals. He united the Maratha chiefs of Mayal, Konkan and Desh regions for a stronger Maratha nation.


Maha Shivaratri -
Friday February 21, 2020

Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.


Optional holiday -
Friday February 21, 2020

Hinduism : Maha Shivaratri Hindu community


Maha Shivaratri -
Saturday February 22, 2020

Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.


Buddhist New Year - Losar -
Monday February 24, 2020

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Panchayatiraj Divas -
Thursday March 5, 2020

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Chapchar Kut -
Friday March 6, 2020

Hinduism : Takes place after completion of the most arduous task of Jhum operation i.e., jungle-clearing (clearing of the remnants of burning). It is a spring festival celebrated with great fervour and gaiety. Chapchar Kut is estimated to have started in 1450-1700 A.D. in a village called Suaipui.


Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Monday March 9, 2020

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Dolyatra -
Monday March 9, 2020

Hinduism :


Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Tuesday March 10, 2020

Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.


Holi or Holika (second day) -
Tuesday March 10, 2020

Hinduism : Hindu spring festival dedicated to the god of pleasure. It is observed in a colorful and boisterous manner. People shower each other with colored water and smear red and green powder on each other,


Optional holiday -
Tuesday March 10, 2020

Hinduism : Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima Hindu community


Phagwah -
Tuesday March 10, 2020

Hinduism : Holi is called Phagwa festival in Suriname, and is celebrated to mark the beginning of spring and Hindu mythology. In Suriname, Holi Phagwa is a festival of colour. It is customary to wear old white clothes on this day, be prepared to get them dirty and join in the colour throwing excitement and party. [Wikipedia]


Dolyatra -
Wednesday March 11, 2020

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Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year -
Wednesday March 25, 2020

Hinduism : The main purpose of the Nyepi Day ceremonies is to pray to the God (Hyang Widhi Wasa), wish that HE clean the outside universe (bhuwana agung) as well as the universe within men (bhuwana alit). Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday In Bali, no Internet, no flights, no tourist attractions based on the Saka calendar (Balinese calender): One year has 12 sasih (Balinese month). Each sasih consists of 35 days which cover the full moon (Purnama) and one dark moon (Tilem).


Optional holiday -
Wednesday March 25, 2020

Hinduism : Marks the beginning of Ramayana's week


Ramanavani -
Thursday April 2, 2020

Hinduism : Festivities take place in the Rama temples. recitation of the Ramayana (Perayana), which can last up to 9 days. Classical music and sacred chants.


Khmer New Year -
Monday April 13, 2020

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Baisakhi -
Monday April 13, 2020

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Maha Vishub Sankranti -
Monday April 13, 2020

Hinduism : The traditional new year day festival of Buddhists and Hindus in Odisha, India. The festival date is set with the solar cycle of the lunisolar calendar, as the first day of the traditional solar month of Mesha. This is identical to the purnimanta system of lunar month Baisakh (on Indian national system, it is the 24th day of Chaitra).


Vaisakh -
Monday April 13, 2020

Hinduism :


Khmer New Year -
Tuesday April 14, 2020

Hinduism : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Bohag Bihu -
Tuesday April 14, 2020

Hinduism : This is the beginning of the agricultural season.Bihu is celebrated by the all parts of Assam and all cast and religion.Directly we can say that Bihu is secular festival which brings the humanity,peace and brotherhood among the various cast and religion.


Khmer New Year -
Wednesday April 15, 2020

Hinduism : At the end of the harvest season. Lasts 3 consecutive work days during which Cambodians douse each other liberally with water, clean and decorate their houses, and make offerings at the local temple. City streets are decorated and brightly lit in the evenings. not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Khmer New Year -
Thursday April 16, 2020

Hinduism : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Khmer New Year -
Friday April 17, 2020

Hinduism : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Garia Puja -
Tuesday April 21, 2020

Hinduism : A tribal festival celebrated in a traditional way by the people of Tripura. It is celebrated throughout the state with a lot of pomp and gaiety. The children and youth play drums, sing and dance in front of the Lord Garia, the deity of livestock and wealth to please him.


Parshuram Jayanti -
Saturday April 25, 2020

Hinduism : Birth anniversary of sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu