Independence Day -
Sunday August 15, 2021
Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule
Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) -
Thursday August 19, 2021
Muslim, Sufi : The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The first Islamic year beginning in 610 AD during which the emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra [Wikipedia]
Thithi of Sri Sri Madhavdev -
Friday August 27, 2021
Secular holiday : An important preceptor of the Ekasarana Dharma known for his loyalty to his guru, Srimanta Sankardev as well as his artistic brilliance. Initially a sakta worshipper, he was converted to Ekasarana Dharma by Sankardev and became his most prominent disciple. He became the religious as well as artistic successor of Sankardeva after the latter's death in 1568. He is known particularly for his book of hymns, the Naam Ghosa, as well as a large selection of songs called Borgeets. [Wikipedia]
Karam Puja -
Sunday August 29, 2021
Secular holiday : A harvest festival celebrated by many groups of people in Jharkhand and areas, and it is dedicated to the worship of the god of power, youth and youthfulness.
Srimanta Sankardev day -
Wednesday September 8, 2021
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
Banks Inventory Day -
Thursday September 30, 2021
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Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary -
Saturday October 2, 2021
Secular holiday : He is the man who played a significant role in achiveing independence for India from the British Empire with his simplicity and strong will power. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as 'Bapu' or 'Father of the nation', was born on the 2nd of October in 1869, in Porbunder, Gujarat. He studied law in U.K and practiced law in South Africa. But he left his profession and returned to India to join the Indian freedom struggle. Gandhiji was a preacher of truth and 'Ahimsa'(non-violence). He started the 'Satyagraha' movement for the Indian freedom struggle. He believed in living a simple life and in 'Swadeshi'. He proved to the world that freedom can be achieved through the path of non-violence. Gandhiji is a symbol of peace and truth. www.indiaa2z.com
Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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) -
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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.
Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Thursday October 14, 2021
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.
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Friday October 15, 2021
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)
Kati Bihu -
Monday October 18, 2021
Secular holiday : Celebrated during the time of relocation of the rice sapling during the month of October. The granaries of the farmers usually remain empty during this time, hence it is known as Kongali (poor) Bihu
Lakhshmi Puja -
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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.
Thursday November 4, 2021
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
Bhatri Dwitiya -
Saturday November 6, 2021
Secular holiday : A festival of brother and sister in mithila. Brother visits his sisters house and take blessings from her.The sister observes a fast untill brothers arrival , she also prepared food for her brother.
Tuesday November 9, 2021
Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.
Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II Poya -
Friday November 19, 2021
Sikhism : Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1539)
Founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak’s divinity and religious authority Wikipedia
Regional holiday -
Saturday November 20, 2021
Hinduism : Namami Barak festival in Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj
Lachit Divas -
Wednesday November 24, 2021
Hinduism : Lachit Borphukan, a commander in the Ahom kingdom, fought the 1671 Battle of Saraighat that contained an attack by Mughal forces.