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Hinduism: religious celerations and observances

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






Name Date Kind
Savitri Brata*Thursday June 10, 2021Hinduism 
Sant Kabir Das*Thursday June 24, 2021Hinduism 
Kang (Rathajatra)Monday July 12, 2021Hinduism 
Chariot festival*Monday July 12, 2021Hinduism 
Ker Puja*Friday July 16, 2021Hinduism 
U Tirot Sing Day*Saturday July 17, 2021Hinduism 
Bonalu*Monday August 2, 2021Hinduism 
Bonalu*Wednesday August 4, 2021Hinduism 
Hindu celebration*Wednesday August 11, 2021Hinduism 
Regional holiday**Friday August 20, 2021Hinduism 
Onam*Friday August 20, 2021Hinduism 
Third Onam*Saturday August 21, 2021Hinduism 
Regional holiday**Saturday August 21, 2021Hinduism 
Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)*Sunday August 22, 2021Hinduism 
Raksha Bandhan*Sunday August 22, 2021Hinduism 
Fourth Onam*Sunday August 22, 2021Hinduism 
optional holiday*Monday August 23, 2021Hinduism 
Indra Jatra (Kathmandu only)*Monday August 23, 2021Hinduism 
Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Monday August 30, 2021Hinduism 
Srimanta Sankardev day*Wednesday September 8, 2021Hinduism 
Teej**Thursday September 9, 2021Hinduism 
Ganesh Chaturthi*Friday September 10, 2021Hinduism 
Ganesh Chaturthi (second day) - NuakhaiSaturday September 11, 2021Hinduism 
Ganesh Chaturthi**Saturday September 11, 2021Hinduism 
optional holiday*Thursday September 16, 2021Hinduism 

Savitri Brata -
Thursday June 10, 2021

Hinduism : A fasting day observed by married Hindu women of Nepal and the Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha[1]on the Amavasya, the no moon day in month of Jyeshtha. It is also known as Sabitri Uwaans in Western Odisha region. [Wikipedia]


Sant Kabir Das -
Thursday June 24, 2021

Hinduism : Saint Kabir Das reached the abode of God in Maghar close to Gorakhpur in 1518. However, immediate dispute began regarding the way in which his final rites must be performed. It is believed that both Hindus and Muslims claimed the body to perform the funeral rites. To their utter surprise, Kabir Das stood up and asked them to lift his body and view beneath. Lying there was nothing but a beautiful array of flowers. Devotees and his followers were speechless with Hindus along with some flowers leaving to Varanasi and the rest of the flowers taken by Muslims to Maghar. [festivalsofindia]


Kang (Rathajatra) -
Monday July 12, 2021

Hinduism :


Chariot festival -
Monday July 12, 2021

Hinduism : Ratha Yatra, Rathajatra or Chariot festival is any public procession in a chariot. The term particularly refers to the annual Rathayatra in Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and other East Indian states, particularly the Odia festival that involve a public procession with a chariot with deities Jagannath (Vishnu avatar), Balabhadra (his brother), Subhadra (his sister) and Sudarshana Chakra (his weapon) on a ratha, a wooden deula-shaped chariot. It attracts over a million Hindu pilgrims who join the procession each year. [Wikipedia]


Ker Puja -
Friday July 16, 2021

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]


U Tirot Sing Day -
Saturday July 17, 2021

Hinduism : Irot Sing, also known as U Tirot Sing, was one of the chiefs of the Khasi people in the early 18th century. He drew his lineage from the Syiemlieh clan.He was Syiem (chief)of Nongkhlaw, part of the Khasi Hills. His title was Syiem — a constitutional head sharing corporate authority with his Council, generally representatives of leading clans within his territory. Tirot Sing fought against British attempts to take over control of the Khasi Hills [Wikipedia]


Bonalu -
Monday August 2, 2021

Hinduism : Goddess Mahakali is worshiped. Bonalu is an annual festival of Telangana celebrated in Twin Cities Hyderabad, Secunderabad and other parts of Telangana, India. It is celebrated in the month of Ashada Masam, in July/August. Special poojas are performed for Yellamma on the first and last day of the festival. The festival is also considered a thanksgiving to the Goddess for fulfillment of vows.


Bonalu -
Wednesday August 4, 2021

Hinduism : Goddess Mahakali is worshiped. Bonalu is an annual festival of Telangana celebrated in Twin Cities Hyderabad, Secunderabad and other parts of Telangana, India. It is celebrated in the month of Ashada Masam, in July/August. Special poojas are performed for Yellamma on the first and last day of the festival. The festival is also considered a thanksgiving to the Goddess for fulfillment of vows.


Hindu celebration -
Wednesday August 11, 2021

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


Regional holiday -
Friday August 20, 2021

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. in Mahe only


Onam -
Friday August 20, 2021

Hinduism : Celebrated by the Malayali community


Third Onam -
Saturday August 21, 2021

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]


Regional holiday -
Saturday August 21, 2021

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. in Mahe only


Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima) -
Sunday August 22, 2021

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 -
Sunday August 22, 2021

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.


Fourth Onam -
Sunday August 22, 2021

Hinduism : Vishakam The fourth day of Onam celebrations. Vishakam: considered to be one of the most auspicious days of Onam. In olden days, the markets open their harvest sale on this day, making one of the busiest days in the markets for public. Nowadays, Vishakam marks the start of many Onam-related competitions such as Pookkalam competition. [Wikipedia]


Optional holiday -
Monday August 23, 2021

Hinduism : Raksha Bandhan


Indra Jatra (Kathmandu only) -
Monday August 23, 2021

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) -
Monday August 30, 2021

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 -
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


Teej -
Thursday September 9, 2021

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 -
Friday September 10, 2021

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 -
Saturday September 11, 2021

Hinduism :


Ganesh Chaturthi -
Saturday September 11, 2021

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


Optional holiday -
Thursday September 16, 2021

Hinduism : Third Onam