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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
Mannam celebration*Saturday January 2, 2021Hinduism 
Shakambhari celebration*Wednesday January 6, 2021Hinduism 
Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji*Saturday January 9, 2021Hinduism 
Vivekanada 's birthday*Tuesday January 12, 2021Hinduism 
Regional holiday**Wednesday January 13, 2021Hinduism 
Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja*Thursday January 14, 2021Hinduism 
Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal*Thursday January 14, 2021Hinduism 
Magh Sankrati*Thursday January 14, 2021Hinduism 
Bhogi*Thursday January 14, 2021Hinduism 
optional holiday*Thursday January 14, 2021Hinduism 
Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja*Friday January 15, 2021Hinduism 
Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal*Friday January 15, 2021Hinduism 
Uzhavar Thirunal*Saturday January 16, 2021Hinduism 
Kanuma Panduga*Saturday January 16, 2021Hinduism 
Thaipoosam Cavadee*Monday January 18, 2021Hinduism 
Banks remain openMonday January 18, 2021Hinduism 
Me-Dum-Me-Phi*Sunday January 31, 2021Hinduism 
optional holiday*Friday February 5, 2021Hinduism 
Guru Ravidas celebration*Tuesday February 16, 2021Hinduism 
anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj*Friday February 19, 2021Hinduism 
optional holiday**Sunday February 28, 2021Hinduism 
Lakhshmi Puja*Wednesday November 3, 2021Hinduism 
Naraka Chaturdashi*Wednesday November 3, 2021Hinduism 
Deepavali/Dipabali*Thursday November 4, 2021Hinduism 
optional holiday**Thursday November 4, 2021Hinduism 
Govardhan Puja*Friday November 5, 2021Hinduism 
Vikram Samvat New Year*Friday November 5, 2021Hinduism 
Deepavali/Dipabali*Friday November 5, 2021Hinduism 
Vishwakarma*Friday November 5, 2021Hinduism 
Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama*Saturday November 6, 2021Hinduism 
Bhaiyyadhooj*Saturday November 6, 2021Hinduism 
Chhath*Tuesday November 9, 2021Hinduism 
Chhath*Wednesday November 10, 2021Hinduism 
ChhathThursday November 11, 2021Hinduism 
Rahasa PurnimaFriday November 19, 2021Hinduism 
Regional holiday**Saturday November 20, 2021Hinduism 
Kanakadasa Jayanti*Monday November 22, 2021Hinduism 
Hindu festival*Sunday December 19, 2021Hinduism 

Mannam celebration -
Sunday January 2, 2022

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]


Shakambhari celebration -
Thursday January 6, 2022

Hinduism : Shakambhari is an incarnation of Parvati. Her name means The One who nourished mankind with fruits and vegetables . It is said that in the end of a hundred-year lasting famine, the supreme Paramashakti incarnated as Shatakshi-Shakambhari and gave food to the starving. Shakambhari devi is the third form of the Mother as depicted in the Murti Rahasyam part of The Devi-mahatmyam or most popularly, Sri Sri Durga Saptashati/Sri Sri Chandi , [Wikipedia]


Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji -
Sunday January 9, 2022

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 -
Wednesday January 12, 2022

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.


Regional holiday -
Thursday January 13, 2022

Hinduism : Lohri: This agricultural winter festival is celebrated throughout Punjab and in parts of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu. Jammu only Wikipedia


Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja -
Friday January 14, 2022

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.


Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal -
Friday January 14, 2022

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.


Magh Sankrati -
Friday January 14, 2022

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.


Bhogi -
Friday January 14, 2022

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. Telangana 2021 calendar confirmed


Optional holiday -
Friday January 14, 2022

Hinduism : Magh Sankrati


Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja -
Saturday January 15, 2022

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.


Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal -
Saturday January 15, 2022

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 .


Uzhavar Thirunal -
Sunday January 16, 2022

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]


Kanuma Panduga -
Sunday January 16, 2022

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]


Thaipoosam Cavadee -
Tuesday January 18, 2022

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.


Banks remain open -
Tuesday January 18, 2022

Hinduism :


Me-Dum-Me-Phi -
Monday January 31, 2022

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 -
Saturday February 5, 2022

Hinduism : Basant Panchami


Guru Ravidas celebration -
Wednesday February 16, 2022

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 -
Saturday February 19, 2022

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.


Optional holiday -
Monday February 28, 2022

Hinduism : Maha Shivaratri Hindu community


Lakhshmi Puja -
Wednesday November 3, 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.


Naraka Chaturdashi -
Wednesday November 3, 2021

Hinduism : It is the second day of the five-day-long festival of Deepavali/Diwali. The Hindu literature narrates that the asura (demon) Narakasura was killed on this day by Krishna, Satyabhama and Kali. The day is celebrated by early morning religious rituals and festivities follow on.


Deepavali/Dipabali -
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


Optional holiday -
Thursday November 4, 2021

Hinduism : Diwali Hindu community only


Govardhan Puja -
Friday November 5, 2021

Hinduism : The day Krishna defeated Indra


Vikram Samvat New Year -
Friday November 5, 2021

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


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Friday November 5, 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


Vishwakarma -
Friday November 5, 2021

Hinduism : all creating is the Personification of ultimate reality and deity of the creative power .According to the Rigveda. It/He is considered to be the architect, divine engineer of universe from before the advent of time.


Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama -
Saturday November 6, 2021

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 -
Saturday November 6, 2021

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 -
Tuesday November 9, 2021

Hinduism : Also called Dala Chhath) is an ancient Hindu festival dedicated to Surya, the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.[1] The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. The Sun, considered the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath fesival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress.


Chhath -
Wednesday November 10, 2021

Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.


Chhath -
Thursday November 11, 2021

Hinduism :


Rahasa Purnima -
Friday November 19, 2021

Hinduism :


Regional holiday -
Sunday November 20, 2022

Hinduism : Namami Barak festival in Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj


Kanakadasa Jayanti -
Monday November 22, 2021

Hinduism : Celebrates the birth anniversary of Saint and Poet Kanaka Dasa, one of the greatest social reformers of Karnataka and who is equally noted for his musical compositions.


Hindu festival -
Sunday December 19, 2021

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.