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Monday January 2, 2023Mannam celebrationHinduism
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Thursday January 12, 2023Vivekanada 's birthdayHinduism
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Friday January 13, 2023BhogiHinduism
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Friday January 13, 2023Regional holidayHinduism
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Saturday January 14, 2023Shakambhari celebrationHinduism
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Saturday January 14, 2023Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu PujaHinduism
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Saturday January 14, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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Saturday January 14, 2023Magh SankratiHinduism
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Sunday January 15, 2023Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu PujaHinduism
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Sunday January 15, 2023Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - PongalHinduism
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Monday January 16, 2023Uzhavar ThirunalHinduism
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Sunday January 22, 2023Day of OfferingsHinduism
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Tuesday January 24, 2023Bathouism celebrationHinduism
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Tuesday January 31, 2023Me-Dum-Me-PhiHinduism
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Saturday February 4, 2023Thaipoosam CavadeeHinduism
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Sunday February 5, 2023Guru Ravidas celebrationHinduism
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Sunday February 5, 2023Thaipoosam CavadeeHinduism
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Monday February 6, 2023Thaipoosam CavadeeHinduism
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Saturday February 18, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Sunday February 19, 2023Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji MaharajHinduism
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Sunday February 19, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Sunday February 19, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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Tuesday February 21, 2023Buddhist New Year - LosarHinduism
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Wednesday February 22, 2023Buddhist New Year - LosarHinduism
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Sunday February 26, 2023Vasant Panchami - Basanta PanchamiHinduism
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Friday March 3, 2023Chapchar KutHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023Dola PurnimaHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023DolyatraHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023PhagwahHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023Holi / HolikaHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023YaosangHinduism
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Tuesday March 7, 2023DoljatraHinduism
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Wednesday March 8, 2023Holi or Holika (second day)Hinduism
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Wednesday March 8, 2023Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaHinduism
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Wednesday March 8, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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Wednesday March 8, 2023Holi / HolikaHinduism
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Wednesday March 22, 2023Nyepi Day - Balinese New YearHinduism
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Thursday March 23, 2023Hindu, Navratri, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New YearHinduism
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Thursday March 30, 2023RamanavaniHinduism
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Saturday April 8, 2023Guru Nabha DasHinduism
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Monday April 10, 2023Sri Sri Harichand Thakur dayHinduism
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Thursday April 13, 2023Bohag BihuHinduism
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Friday April 14, 2023VaisakhHinduism
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Friday April 14, 2023Maha Vishub SankrantiHinduism
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Friday April 14, 2023Bohag BihuHinduism
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Friday April 14, 2023BaisakhiHinduism
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Friday April 14, 2023Khmer New YearHinduism
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Saturday April 15, 2023Khmer New YearHinduism
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Sunday April 16, 2023Khmer New YearHinduism
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Thursday April 20, 2023Bahu MelaHinduism
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Friday April 21, 2023Sati Sadhani DivasHinduism
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Friday April 21, 2023Garia PujaHinduism
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Saturday April 22, 2023Parshuram JayantiHinduism
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Sunday April 23, 2023Basava JayanthiHinduism
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Friday May 5, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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Friday May 5, 2023Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaHinduism
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Friday May 5, 2023Buddha PurnimaHinduism
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Friday May 19, 2023Savitri BrataHinduism
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Sunday June 4, 2023Sant Kabir DasHinduism
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Tuesday June 20, 2023Chariot festivalHinduism
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Tuesday June 20, 2023Kang (Rathajatra)Hinduism
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Saturday July 8, 2023BehdiengkhlamHinduism
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Thursday July 13, 2023BonaluHinduism
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Monday July 17, 2023U Tirot Sing DayHinduism
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Tuesday July 18, 2023Javanese New YearHinduism
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Mannam celebration

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Monday January 2, 2023
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]

Vivekanada 's birthday

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Thursday January 12, 2023
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

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Friday January 13, 2023
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.

Regional holiday

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Friday January 13, 2023
Hinduism : Lohri: This agricultural winter festival is celebrated throughout Punjab and in parts of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu. Jammu only Wikipedia

Shakambhari celebration

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Saturday January 14, 2023
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]

Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja

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Saturday January 14, 2023
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.

Optional holiday

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Saturday January 14, 2023
Hinduism : Magh Sankrati

Magh Sankrati

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Saturday January 14, 2023
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.

Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja

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Sunday January 15, 2023
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

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Sunday January 15, 2023
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.

Uzhavar Thirunal

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Monday January 16, 2023
Hinduism : Also called Thai Pongal: 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]

Day of Offerings

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Sunday January 22, 2023
Hinduism : Women sing and dance, men play archery, picnics are organized more popular in Eastern Bhutan

Bathouism celebration

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Tuesday January 24, 2023
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]

Me-Dum-Me-Phi

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Tuesday January 31, 2023
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

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Saturday February 4, 2023
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

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Sunday February 5, 2023
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.

Thaipoosam Cavadee

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Sunday February 5, 2023
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.

Thaipoosam Cavadee

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Monday February 6, 2023
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.

Maha Shivaratri

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Saturday February 18, 2023
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.

Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

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Sunday February 19, 2023
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

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Sunday February 19, 2023
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

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Sunday February 19, 2023
Hinduism : Maha Shivaratri Hindu community

Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Tuesday February 21, 2023
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Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Wednesday February 22, 2023
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Vasant Panchami - Basanta Panchami

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Sunday February 26, 2023
Hinduism : Vasant means, the spring season . This is the great spring festival, falling on the fifth day of the month of Magh, the first day of spring. On this day everyone wears a yellow cloth. It represents the ripening of the spring crops. Even the food is coloured yellow by using saffron. Spiritually, the yellow colour is a sign of prosperity; it is the colour of love. On this day we offer special worship to the sun god, to Mother Ganga (the deity of the sacred river Ganges), and Mother Earth. They provide us the means of acquiring food and all that we need to keep alive. We express our gratitude to them by worshipping them. Hindus are ever mindful of the debt they owe to all nature. Worship of nature is extremely important to them.

Chapchar Kut

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Friday March 3, 2023
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.

Dola Purnima

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
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Dolyatra

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
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Phagwah

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
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]

Holi / Holika

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
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Yaosang

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
Hinduism : Yaosang is an indigenous tradition of the Meitei people. It is considered the most important festival in Manipur. Like Holi, the Hindu Meitei of Manipur play with colours during this festival. [wikipedia]

Doljatra

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
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)

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Wednesday March 8, 2023
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,

Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima

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Wednesday March 8, 2023
Hinduism : The first day is observed in the mountain regions, the second day is observed in the lowlands

Optional holiday

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Wednesday March 8, 2023
Hinduism : Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima Hindu community

Holi / Holika

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Wednesday March 8, 2023
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year

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Wednesday March 22, 2023
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).

Hindu, Navratri, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year

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Thursday March 23, 2023
Hinduism : The Hindu New Year, also known as Ugadi, is on the day following the new moon on or after the spring equinox.

Ramanavani

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Thursday March 30, 2023
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.

Guru Nabha Das

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Saturday April 8, 2023
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Sri Sri Harichand Thakur day

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Monday April 10, 2023
Hinduism : Born in 1812 at Safaldanga, Gopalgaunge. He experienced atmadarshan (self-realisation) and preached his ideologies and religious philosophy in twelve commandments. His followers consider him as God (Thakur) Harichand and as an avatar of Vishnu

Bohag Bihu

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Thursday April 13, 2023
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. [Wikipedia]

Vaisakh

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Friday April 14, 2023
Hinduism :

Maha Vishub Sankranti

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Friday April 14, 2023
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).

Bohag Bihu

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Friday April 14, 2023
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. [Wikipedia]

Baisakhi

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Friday April 14, 2023
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Khmer New Year

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Friday April 14, 2023
Hinduism : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Khmer New Year

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Saturday April 15, 2023
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

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Sunday April 16, 2023
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Bahu Mela

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Thursday April 20, 2023
Hinduism : A grand celebration held in the Bahu Fort in Jammu. The fair is filled with fun, frolic and jubilance, with lights decorating the whole place, brightening up the entire atmosphere. One can witness the grand traditions of the people of Jammu, from the way they are dressed to folk dances to the delicious food present throughout this festival. in Jammu only [holidify.com]

Sati Sadhani Divas

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Friday April 21, 2023
Hinduism : To honour the last queen of the Chutia dynasty. She was the daughter of the Chutia King Dharmadhwajpal also known as Dhirnarayan. Born in Sadiya, she was married to Nityapal or Nitai. In 1524, due to Nityapal's weak leadership, the Ahoms took advantage and attacked the kingdom at its weakest state, they conquered Sadiya and killed Nityapal.By attacking chutia kingdom ahom fullfilled their revenge because tai- ahoms king syutupha was killed by a chutia king sanghadhwazpal in sofrai river by conspiracy.So Sadhani who played a prominent role in the fight against the Ahoms was asked to marry Sadiyakhowa Gohain, the Ahom governor of Sadiya. Sadhani preferred death to dishonour, and sacrificed her own life by jumping from the top of Chandragiri hills near Sadiya in 1524. [Wikipedia]

Garia Puja

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Friday April 21, 2023
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

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Saturday April 22, 2023
Hinduism : Birth anniversary of sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Basava Jayanthi

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Sunday April 23, 2023
Hinduism : Guru Basavanna (also known as Guru Basavanna or Basaveshwara (1134–1196)) was a philosopher and a social reformer. He fought against the caste system and rituals in Hinduism. He is also called Vishwa Guru and Bhakti-Bhandari. His teachings and preachings go beyond all boundaries and are universal and eternal. He was a great humanitarian. Guru Basavanna advocated a new way of life wherein the divine experience was the center of life giving equal opportunity to all aspirants regardless of the gender, caste, and social status. The cornerstone behind his movement was the firm belief in a universal concept of God. Guru Basavanna has a proponent of monotheistic concept of formless God.[1] [2] Wikipedia

Optional holiday

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Friday May 5, 2023
Hinduism : Vesak: Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition.

Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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Friday May 5, 2023
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Buddha Purnima

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Friday May 5, 2023
Hinduism : Celebration of the ancient Gurus, in particular Sage Ved Vyas. A Guru is seen as a remover of darkness, a teacher. The date is the full moon of the month Asadha.

Savitri Brata

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Friday May 19, 2023
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

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Sunday June 4, 2023
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]

Chariot festival

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Tuesday June 20, 2023
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]

Kang (Rathajatra)

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Tuesday June 20, 2023
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Behdiengkhlam

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Saturday July 8, 2023
Hinduism : The most celebrated religious festival among the Pnars. Behdienkhlam (chasing away the Demon of Cholera) is celebrated annually in July after the sowing period, the most important dance festival of the Jaintia tribes. This festival is also an invocation to God, seeking his blessings for a bumper harvest. The women however do not participate in the dancing, as they have an important function of offering sacrificial food to the spirits of the forefathers. [www.north-east-india.com]

Bonalu

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Thursday July 13, 2023
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.

U Tirot Sing Day

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Monday July 17, 2023
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]

Javanese New Year

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Tuesday July 18, 2023
Hinduism : Sasi Sura
13% of the population have Javanese origins