Upcoming Hindu Holidays

Dussehra
Sep 30: Dussehra

The festival of Dusseha symbolizes the triumph of good over evil in the legend of Rama and Ravana

Diwali
Oct 19: Diwali

Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity, light over darkness

Pongal
Jan 14: Pongal

A harvest and thanksgiving festival marking the start of spring, the end of the traditional farming season

Vasant Panchami
Jan 22: Vasant Panchami

4th Day of Magha. On this day Hindus worship Saraswati Devi, the goddess of wisdom, knowledge, art and culture

Maha Shivratri
Feb 13: Maha Shivratri

According to Hindu mythology, Shivaratri symbolizes the wedding day of Lord Shiva.

Holi
Mar 02: Holi

A harvest and fertility festival, Holi also commemorates a legend from Hindu Mythology

Ugadi
Mar 18: Ugadi

Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon's orbit.

Ram Navami
Apr 25: Ram Navami

Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya celebrated on the ninth day of Chaitra

Kharchi Puja
Jul 20: Kharchi Puja

Tripura only. A festival to worship the cleansing of the earth and honour 14 gods

Raksha Bandhan
Aug 26: Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters.

Janmashtami
Sep 03: Janmashtami

The birthday of Lord Krishna, the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu who gave the message of the Bhagwat Gita

Teej
Sep 12: Teej

Teej is a festival, celebrated in Northern India and Nepal to welcome the monsoon season

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