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Wednesday february 14, 2024Optional holidayHinduism
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Wednesday february 14, 2024Vasant Panchami - Basanta PanchamiHinduism
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Friday february 16, 2024Sri Devnarayan dayHinduism
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Monday february 19, 2024Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji MaharajHinduism
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Saturday february 24, 2024Guru Ravidas celebrationHinduism
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Friday march 1, 2024Chapchar KutHinduism
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Tuesday march 5, 2024Optional holidayHinduism
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Friday march 8, 2024Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Saturday march 9, 2024Optional holidayHinduism
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Saturday march 9, 2024Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Monday march 11, 2024Nyepi Day - Balinese New YearHinduism
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Sunday march 24, 2024Holika DahanHinduism
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Sunday march 24, 2024Holi / HolikaHinduism
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Monday march 25, 2024DoljatraHinduism
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Monday march 25, 2024Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaHinduism
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Monday march 25, 2024Holi or Holika (second day)Hinduism
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Monday march 25, 2024Holi / HolikaHinduism
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Monday march 25, 2024Optional holidayHinduism
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Monday march 25, 2024Regional holidayHinduism
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Monday march 25, 2024YaosangHinduism
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Monday march 25, 2024Dola PurnimaHinduism
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Monday march 25, 2024DolyatraHinduism
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Monday march 25, 2024PhagwahHinduism
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Tuesday march 26, 2024Holi or Holika (second day)Hinduism
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Tuesday march 26, 2024DoljatraHinduism
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Wednesday march 27, 2024Holi or Holika (second day)Hinduism
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Monday april 8, 2024Guru Nabha DasHinduism
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Tuesday april 9, 2024Hindu, Navratri, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New YearHinduism
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Saturday april 13, 2024VaisakhHinduism
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Saturday april 13, 2024Maha Vishub SankrantiHinduism
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Saturday april 13, 2024Bohag BihuHinduism
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Saturday april 13, 2024BaisakhiHinduism
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Saturday april 13, 2024Khmer New YearHinduism
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Sunday april 14, 2024Bohag BihuHinduism
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Monday april 15, 2024Bohag BihuHinduism
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Monday april 15, 2024Khmer New YearHinduism
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Tuesday april 16, 2024Khmer New YearHinduism
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Wednesday april 17, 2024RamanavaniHinduism
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Saturday april 20, 2024Bahu MelaHinduism
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Sunday april 21, 2024Sati Sadhani DivasHinduism
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Sunday april 21, 2024Garia PujaHinduism
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Friday may 10, 2024Parasuram JayantiHinduism
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Friday may 10, 2024Parshuram JayantiHinduism
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Friday may 10, 2024Basava JayanthiHinduism
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Thursday may 23, 2024Regional holidayHinduism
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Thursday may 23, 2024Optional holidayHinduism
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Thursday may 23, 2024Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaHinduism
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Thursday may 23, 2024Buddha PurnimaHinduism
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Thursday june 6, 2024Savitri BrataHinduism
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Saturday june 22, 2024Sant Kabir DasHinduism
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Sunday july 7, 2024Chariot festivalHinduism
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Sunday july 7, 2024Kang (Rathajatra)Hinduism
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Monday july 8, 2024Kang (Rathajatra)Hinduism
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Saturday july 13, 2024BehdiengkhlamHinduism
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Tuesday july 16, 2024U Tirot Sing DayHinduism
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Monday july 29, 2024BonaluHinduism
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Monday july 29, 2024Ker PujaHinduism
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Wednesday july 31, 2024Shaheed Udham Singh martyrdomHinduism
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Saturday august 3, 2024Ker PujaHinduism
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Saturday august 3, 2024Karkidaka vavuHinduism
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Wednesday august 7, 2024TeejHinduism
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Thursday august 8, 2024Javanese New YearHinduism
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Monday august 19, 2024Swing FestivalHinduism
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Monday august 19, 2024Raksha BandhanHinduism
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Monday august 19, 2024Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)Hinduism
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Monday august 19, 2024Optional holidayHinduism
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Monday august 26, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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Tuesday august 27, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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Wednesday february 14, 2024
Hinduism : Basant Panchami

Vasant Panchami - Basanta Panchami

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Wednesday february 14, 2024
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.

Sri Devnarayan day

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Friday february 16, 2024
Hinduism : Lord protector of cows

Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

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Monday february 19, 2024
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.

Guru Ravidas celebration

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Saturday february 24, 2024
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.

Chapchar Kut

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Friday march 1, 2024
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.

Optional holiday

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Tuesday march 5, 2024
Hinduism : All Hindu employees of all autonomous, semi-autonomous, and government organizations that fall under the adminisare given holidays on the occasion of Holi.

Maha Shivaratri

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Friday march 8, 2024
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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Saturday march 9, 2024
Hinduism : Maha Shivaratri Hindu community

Maha Shivaratri

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Saturday march 9, 2024
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.

Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year

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Monday march 11, 2024
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).

Holika Dahan

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Sunday march 24, 2024
Hinduism : Also Kamudu pyre is celebrated by burning Holika, an asura. For many traditions in Hinduism, Holi celebrates the killing of Holika in order to save Prahlad, a devotee of God Vishnu and thus Holi gets its name. In olden days, people used to contribute a piece of wood or two for the Holika bonfire, and this represents Holika being consumed by the fire in which she tried to kill her nephew Prahlad. A similar holiday is Holi where people get to gather and often repair broken relationships. [Wikipedia]

Holi / Holika

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Sunday march 24, 2024
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

Doljatra

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Monday march 25, 2024
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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Monday march 25, 2024
Hinduism : The first day is observed in the mountain regions, the second day is observed in the lowlands

Holi or Holika (second day)

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Monday march 25, 2024
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

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Monday march 25, 2024
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

Optional holiday

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Monday march 25, 2024
Hinduism : Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima Hindu community

Regional holiday

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Monday march 25, 2024
Hinduism : in Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Uttarakhand

Yaosang

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Monday march 25, 2024
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]

Dola Purnima

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Monday march 25, 2024
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Dolyatra

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Monday march 25, 2024
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Phagwah

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Monday march 25, 2024
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 or Holika (second day)

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Tuesday march 26, 2024
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,

Doljatra

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Tuesday march 26, 2024
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 27, 2024
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,

Guru Nabha Das

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Monday april 8, 2024
Hinduism :

Hindu, Navratri, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year

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Tuesday april 9, 2024
Hinduism : The Hindu New Year, also known as Ugadi, is on the day following the new moon on or after the spring equinox.

Vaisakh

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Saturday april 13, 2024
Hinduism :

Maha Vishub Sankranti

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Saturday april 13, 2024
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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Saturday april 13, 2024
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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Saturday april 13, 2024
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Khmer New Year

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Saturday april 13, 2024
Hinduism : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Bohag Bihu

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Sunday april 14, 2024
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]

Bohag Bihu

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Monday april 15, 2024
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]

Khmer New Year

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Monday april 15, 2024
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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Tuesday april 16, 2024
Hinduism : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Ramanavani

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Wednesday april 17, 2024
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.

Bahu Mela

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Saturday april 20, 2024
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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Sunday april 21, 2024
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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Sunday april 21, 2024
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.

Parasuram Jayanti

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Friday may 10, 2024
Hinduism : Parashurama ('Rama with an axe'), also referred to as Rama Jamadagnya, Rama Bhargava and Veerarama, is the sixth avatar among the Dashavatara of the preserver god Vishnu in Hinduism.[He is believed to be one of the Chiranjeevis (Immortals), who will appear at the end of the Kali Yuga to be the guru of Vishnu's tenth and last incarnation, Kalki. [Wikipedia]

Parshuram Jayanti

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Friday may 10, 2024
Hinduism : Birth anniversary of sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Basava Jayanthi

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Friday may 10, 2024
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

Regional holiday

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Thursday may 23, 2024
Hinduism : Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha in Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand,

Optional holiday

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Thursday may 23, 2024
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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Thursday may 23, 2024
Hinduism :

Buddha Purnima

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Thursday may 23, 2024
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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Thursday june 6, 2024
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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Saturday june 22, 2024
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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Sunday july 7, 2024
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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Sunday july 7, 2024
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Kang (Rathajatra)

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Monday july 8, 2024
Hinduism :

Behdiengkhlam

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Saturday july 13, 2024
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]

U Tirot Sing Day

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Tuesday july 16, 2024
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

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Monday july 29, 2024
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.

Ker Puja

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Monday july 29, 2024
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]

Shaheed Udham Singh martyrdom

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Wednesday july 31, 2024
Hinduism : (December 26, 1899 – July 31, 1940) was an Indian independence activist, best known for assassinating Michael O'Dwyer in March 1940 in what has been described as an avenging of the Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre. Udham Singh Kamboj changed his name to Mohammad Singh Azad, symbolizing the unification of the three major religions of India: Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism. Singh is considered one of the best-known revolutionaries of the Indian independence struggle.

Ker Puja

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Saturday august 3, 2024
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]

Karkidaka vavu

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Saturday august 3, 2024
Hinduism : Bali Pratipadā is the fourth day of Deepavali (Diwali), the Hindu festival of lights. It is celebrated in honour of the notional return of the (Daitya)-king Bali to earth. [Wikipedia]

Teej

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Wednesday august 7, 2024
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

Javanese New Year

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Thursday august 8, 2024
Hinduism : Sasi Sura
13% of the population have Javanese origins

Swing Festival

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Monday august 19, 2024
Hinduism : Jhulan Purnima: All devotees wait patiently in a queue to swing Their Lordships. The swing (jhulana) beautified with splendid flower decorations, colorful beads, etc. A special flower rope is used to pull the swing. An arotik is performed after Sri Sri Radha Madhava are seated on the swing, and devotees bring a variety of bhoga to please Their Lordships. Kirtana and bhajans go on for almost two hours, and many visitors join in to pull Their Lordship's swing.

Raksha Bandhan

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Monday august 19, 2024
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 / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)

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Monday august 19, 2024
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.

Optional holiday

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Monday august 19, 2024
Hinduism : Raksha Bandhan

Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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Monday august 26, 2024
Hinduism : Krishna (literally black , dark , dark-blue ) is a Hindu deity, regarded as an avatar of Vishnu and in some traditions considered the Supreme Being. Krishna is often depicted as an infant or young boy playing a flute as in the Bhagavata Purana or as a youthful prince giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita. The stories of Krishna appear across a oad spectrum of Hindu philosophical and theological traditions.They portray him in various perspectives: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero and the Supreme Being.

Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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Tuesday august 27, 2024
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