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Hinduism: religious celerations and observances

Hinduism: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 3 months


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Thursday August 11, 2022Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)Hinduism
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Thursday August 11, 2022Raksha BandhanHinduism
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Friday August 12, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Friday August 12, 2022Raksha BandhanHinduism
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Friday August 12, 2022Swing FestivalHinduism
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Thursday August 18, 2022Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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Friday August 19, 2022Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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Monday August 29, 2022TeejHinduism
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Tuesday August 30, 2022TeejHinduism
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Wednesday August 31, 2022Ganesh ChaturthiHinduism
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Friday September 16, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Sunday September 25, 2022BathukammaHinduism
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Sunday September 25, 2022Mahalaya AmavasyaHinduism
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Monday September 26, 2022GhatasthapanaHinduism
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Sunday October 23, 2022Naraka ChaturdashiHinduism
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Monday October 24, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Monday October 24, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Monday October 24, 2022Govardhan PujaHinduism
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Tuesday October 25, 2022Vikram Samvat New YearHinduism
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Tuesday October 25, 2022VishwakarmaHinduism
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Tuesday October 25, 2022Govardhan PujaHinduism
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Tuesday October 25, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Wednesday October 26, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Wednesday October 26, 2022Govardhan PujaHinduism
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Thursday October 27, 2022BhaiyyadhoojHinduism
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Thursday October 27, 2022Bhai Teeka/Panchak YamaHinduism
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Sunday October 30, 2022ChhathHinduism
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Monday October 31, 2022Sardar Patel dayHinduism
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Monday October 31, 2022ChhathHinduism
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Friday November 11, 2022Kanakadasa JayantiHinduism
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Sunday November 20, 2022Regional holidayHinduism
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Tuesday November 22, 2022Kanakadasa JayantiHinduism
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Thursday November 24, 2022Lachit DivasHinduism
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Monday December 12, 2022Nupi LalHinduism
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Thursday December 29, 2022Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh JiHinduism
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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, 2023Harvest festivalHinduism
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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, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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Saturday January 14, 2023Magh SankratiHinduism
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Saturday January 14, 2023Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - PongalHinduism
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Sunday January 15, 2023Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - PongalHinduism
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Sunday January 15, 2023Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu PujaHinduism
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Sunday January 15, 2023Kanuma PandugaHinduism
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Monday January 16, 2023Uzhavar ThirunalHinduism
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Thursday January 26, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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Tuesday January 31, 2023Me-Dum-Me-PhiHinduism
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Tuesday January 31, 2023Bathouism celebrationHinduism
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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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Tuesday February 14, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Saturday February 18, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Sunday February 19, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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Sunday February 19, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Sunday February 19, 2023Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji MaharajHinduism
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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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Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)

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Thursday August 11, 2022
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

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Thursday August 11, 2022
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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Friday August 12, 2022
Hinduism : Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan

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Friday August 12, 2022
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.

Swing Festival

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Friday August 12, 2022
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.

Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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Thursday August 18, 2022
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

Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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Friday August 19, 2022
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

Teej

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Monday August 29, 2022
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

Teej

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Tuesday August 30, 2022
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 24 hour fast starts.

Ganesh Chaturthi

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Wednesday August 31, 2022
Hinduism : During ten days, Hindus must prepare the celebration at home: their house must be cleaned up and purified, in particular at the place where the Ganesh statue wil be put. Those who participate in the procession, end and highlight of this celebration, also prepare their costume. Various religious ceremonies are celebrated. On the tenth day, the celebration culminates. Streets of main cities, especially Mumbaï (Bombay) are the field of extraordinary popular demonstrations. In this day, giant elephant idols are preceded by dancers and musicians.

Optional holiday

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Friday September 16, 2022
Hinduism : Third Onam

Bathukamma

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Sunday September 25, 2022
Hinduism : Floral festival celebrated predominantly by the Hindu women [Wikipedia]

Mahalaya Amavasya

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Sunday September 25, 2022
Hinduism : His day of Pitr Paksha or Mahalaya Amavasya has great significance and importance for all Hindus in all parts of the world. It is the annual festival for worshipping and propitiating the spirits of our ancestors, with devout prayers for peace and spiritual tranquility.

Ghatasthapana

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Monday September 26, 2022
Hinduism :

Naraka Chaturdashi

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Sunday October 23, 2022
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

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Monday October 24, 2022
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

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Monday October 24, 2022
Hinduism : Diwali Hindu community only

Govardhan Puja

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Monday October 24, 2022
Hinduism :

Vikram Samvat New Year

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Tuesday October 25, 2022
Hinduism : Historical and official Hindu calendar of Nepal, Eastern anf Western India. It uses lunar months and solar sidereal year.

Vishwakarma

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Tuesday October 25, 2022
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.

Govardhan Puja

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Tuesday October 25, 2022
Hinduism :

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Tuesday October 25, 2022
Hinduism :

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Wednesday October 26, 2022
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

Govardhan Puja

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Wednesday October 26, 2022
Hinduism : The day Krishna defeated Indra

Bhaiyyadhooj

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Thursday October 27, 2022
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]

Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama

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Thursday October 27, 2022
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)

Chhath

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Sunday October 30, 2022
Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.

Sardar Patel day

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Monday October 31, 2022
Hinduism : (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister and statesman, a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and one of the founding member of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country's struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation. [Wikipedia]

Chhath

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Monday October 31, 2022
Hinduism :

Kanakadasa Jayanti

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Friday November 11, 2022
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.

Regional holiday

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Sunday November 20, 2022
Hinduism : Namami Barak festival in Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj

Kanakadasa Jayanti

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Tuesday November 22, 2022
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.

Lachit Divas

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Thursday November 24, 2022
Hinduism : Lachit Borphukan, a commander in the Ahom kingdom, fought the 1671 Battle of Saraighat that contained an attack by Mughal forces.

Nupi Lal

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Monday December 12, 2022
Hinduism : Tribute to the Manipuri women who lost their lives in the revolt against the British rulers in 1939.

Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

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Thursday December 29, 2022
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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.

Harvest festival

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Friday January 13, 2023
Hinduism : Makar Sankranti: apart from a harvest festival is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian culture, it is said as the 'holy phase of transition'. It marks the end of an inauspicious phase which according to the Hindu calendar begins around mid-December. [Wikipedia]

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. Telangana 2021 calendar confirmed

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]

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.

Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal

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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.

Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal

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Sunday January 15, 2023
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 .

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.

Kanuma Panduga

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Sunday January 15, 2023
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]

Uzhavar Thirunal

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Monday January 16, 2023
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]

Optional holiday

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Thursday January 26, 2023
Hinduism : Basant Panchami

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]

Bathouism celebration

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Tuesday January 31, 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]

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.

Maha Shivaratri

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Tuesday February 14, 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.

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.

Optional holiday

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Sunday February 19, 2023
Hinduism : Maha Shivaratri Hindu community

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.

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.

Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Tuesday February 21, 2023
Hinduism :

Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Wednesday February 22, 2023
Hinduism :