Dussehra around the world in 2024

Dussehra around the world in 2024
  How long until Dussehra?
  Dates of Dussehra around the world
2025 Various Oct 2, Oct 3
India Oct 2
Arunachal PradeshThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
BiharThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
ChandigarhThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
DelhiThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
GoaThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
GujaratThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
HaryanaThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
JharkhandThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
KarnatakaThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
KeralaThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
MaharashtraThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
MeghalayaThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
MizoramThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
NagalandThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
OdishaThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
PunjabThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
UttarakhandThu, Oct 2Regional Holiday
Nepal Oct 2, Oct 3
NepalFri, Oct 3National Holiday
NepalThu, Oct 2National Holiday
2024 Various Oct 10, Oct 11, Oct 12, Oct 13, Oct 15
India Oct 10, Oct 11, Oct 12, Oct 13
KarnatakaSun, Oct 13Regional Holiday
KeralaSun, Oct 13Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
ChandigarhSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
DelhiSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
GoaSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
GujaratSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
HaryanaSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
JharkhandSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
MeghalayaSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
MizoramSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
PunjabSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSat, Oct 12Regional Holiday
NagalandFri, Oct 11Regional Holiday
NagalandThu, Oct 10Regional Holiday
Nepal Oct 13, Oct 15
NepalTue, Oct 15National Holiday
NepalSun, Oct 13National Holiday
2023 Various Oct 24, Oct 25, Oct 26
India Oct 24
Arunachal PradeshTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
BiharTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
ChandigarhTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
DelhiTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
GoaTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
GujaratTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
HaryanaTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
JharkhandTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
KarnatakaTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
KeralaTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
MaharashtraTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
MeghalayaTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
MizoramTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
NagalandTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
OdishaTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
PunjabTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
UttarakhandTue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
Nepal Oct 24, Oct 25, Oct 26
NepalThu, Oct 26National Holiday
NepalWed, Oct 25National Holiday
NepalTue, Oct 24National Holiday
2022 Various Oct 3, Oct 5
India Oct 5
Arunachal PradeshWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
AssamWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
BiharWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
ChandigarhWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
DelhiWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
GoaWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
GujaratWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
HaryanaWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
JharkhandWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
KarnatakaWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
KeralaWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
MaharashtraWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
MeghalayaWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
MizoramWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
NagalandWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
NagalandWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
OdishaWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
PunjabWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
UttarakhandWed, Oct 5Regional Holiday
Nepal Oct 3, Oct 5
NepalWed, Oct 5National Holiday
NepalMon, Oct 3National Holiday
2021 Various Oct 13, Oct 14, Oct 15
India Oct 15
Andhra PradeshFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
ChandigarhFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
DelhiFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
GoaFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
GujaratFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
HaryanaFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
JharkhandFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
KarnatakaFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
KeralaFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
MaharashtraFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
MeghalayaFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
MizoramFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
NagalandFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
OdishaFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
PunjabFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
UttarakhandFri, Oct 15Regional Holiday
Nepal Oct 13, Oct 14, Oct 15
NepalFri, Oct 15National Holiday
NepalThu, Oct 14National Holiday
NepalWed, Oct 13National Holiday

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

  Which countries observe Dussehra in 2024?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday
  IndiaOct 10, Oct 11, Oct 12, Oct 13
  NepalOct 13, Oct 15

On this day, many of your colleagues in India will celebrate the culmination of the ten day Dussehra festival.

It may be known in some regions as Vijayadashami and in parts of southern India, it is known as Dasara. Other regional spellings include Dashera and Dussera.

As this is a ten day festival based on a lunar date with many important days and also because it has many different names in the various regions on India, it is difficult to determine when each region has a holiday. On this site, we show the date of the tenth day and you can assume that most regions will observe this a public holiday.

In India, the festival of Dussehra symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.

The festival traditionally represents the legend of Rama and Ravana.

Ravana, the demon king, abducted the beloved Princess of India, Sita.

The Lord Rama rescued the Princess, proving victorious over the powerful and evil King Ravana.

The Dussehra festival is ten days long, culminating on the tenth day, the Dussehra holiday.

On the day of Dussehra, large statues of Ravana are constructed and brought into open fields.

These effigies are burned and with them the evil they represent, so that the people are allowed to follow the path of virtue and goodness throughout the year.

Ayudha Puja

On the ninth day of Dussehra, Ayudha Puja is celebrated in several regions of India. Celebrations may involve many common and seemingly mundane tools and implements used in everyday life, such as computers, books, cars, or kitchen tools.

The aim is to see the divine in everything, notably those things used in one's livelihood. It is believed that this day is also a blessed one for any


In the southern India states, this festival is called Navaratri ('nine nights') and revolves around the worship of the goddesses Lakshmi and Sarasvati. Lakshmi is associated with good luck and wealth, and Sarasvati is linked with wisdom and fertility.

The festival is a time for visiting friends and relatives, and houses are decorated with colourful displays of toys and images of gods. In Gujarat there are nine days of music and dancing.

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