Hindu Festivals - January

Hindu Festivals 2018

Hindu Festivals - There are a great number of Hindu Religious Festivals held throughout the world. A festival Puja, Homa, aarti etc. The festivals typically celebrate events from Hindu mythology, often coinciding with seasonal changes. There are many festivals which are primarily celebrated by specific sects or in certain regions of the Indian subcontinent.

The festive season in India is the most widely celebrated and rejoiced by the people. Festivals not only have a historic significance to them, they are rooted in various cultural and linguistic norms associated with them. The festivities have their own spark, they bring together, or in other words, unite people of different religions and sects into a unified whole. With so many festivals always round the corner, there is a wave of liveliness and celebration in the society. Bringing people together is just one aspect of it, festivals hold with them the sacred cultural roots and traditions that is unique to every festival. The onset of the famous Diwali marks the beginning of lighting 'diyas', beautifying homes, offering gifts and visiting our near and dear ones. Similarly, the Holi festival is said to be the 'Festival of Colors", with its magnificent rain dance and the 'gulaal', it surely colors the lives of people. Get below list of Hindu festivals.

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Hindu Festivals - January

January 2018

02 Tuesday- Pausha Purnima
05 Friday- Sakat Chauth
12 Friday- Shattila Ekadashi
14 Sunday- Pongal, Makar Sankranti
16 Tuesday- Mauni Amavas
22 Monday- Vasant Panchami
24 Wednesday- Ratha Saptami
25 Thursday- Bhishma Ashtami
27 Saturday- Jaya Ekadashi
28 Sunday- Gauna Jaya Ekadashi
31 Wednesday- Magha Purnima, Chandra Grahan Purna

Hindu Festivals - February

February 2018

11 Sunday- Vijaya Ekadashi
13 Tuesday- Maha Shivratri, Kumbha Sankranti
16 Friday- Surya Grahan Anshika
26 Monday- Amalaki Ekadashi

Hindu Festivals - March

March 2018

01 Thursday- Chhoti Holi, Phalguna Purnima, Holika Dahan
02 Friday- Holi
09 Friday- Sheetala Ashtami, Basoda
13 Tuesday- Papmochani Ekadashi
14 Wednesday- Meena Sankranti
18 Sunday- Chaitra Navratri, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi
20 Tuesday- Gauri Puja, Gangaur
23 Friday- Yamuna Chhath
25 Sunday- Ram Navami
27 Tuesday- Kamada Ekadashi
31 Saturday- Chaitra Purnima, Hanuman Jayanti

Hindu Festivals - April

April 2018

12 Thursday- Varuthini Ekadashi
14 Saturday- Mesha Sankranti, Solar New Year
16 Monday- Somvati Amavas
18 Wednesday- Akshaya Tritiya, Parashurama Jayanti
22 Sunday- Ganga Saptami
24 Tuesday- Sita Navami
26 Thursday- Mohini Ekadashi
28 Saturday- Narasimha Jayanti
30 Monday- Buddha Purnima, Vaishakha Purnima

Hindu Festivals - May

May 2018

01 Tuesday- Narada Jayanti
11 Friday- Apara Ekadashi
15 Tuesday- Vrishabha Sankranti, Vat Savitri Vrat, Shani Jayanti
24 Thursday- Ganga Dussehra
25 Friday- Padmini Ekadashi
29 Tuesday- Jyeshtha Adhika Purnima

Hindu Festivals - June

June 2018

10 Sunday- Parama Ekadashi
15 Friday- Mithuna Sankranti
23 Saturday- Nirjala Ekadashi
27 Wednesday- Vat Purnima Vrat
28 Thursday- Jyeshtha Purnima

Hindu Festivals - July

July 2018

09 Monday- Yogini Ekadashi
13 Friday- Surya Grahan Anshika
14 Saturday- Jagannath Rath Yatra
16 Monday- Karka Sankranti
23 Monday- Devshayani Ekadashi
27 Friday- Guru Purnima, Ashadha Purnima
28 Saturday- Chandra Grahan Purna

Hindu Festivals - August

August 2018

07 Tuesday- Kamika Ekadashi
08 Wednesday- Gauna Kamika Ekadashi
11 Saturday- Surya Grahan Anshika
13 Monday- Hariyali Teej
15 Wednesday- Nag Panchami
17 Friday- Simha Sankranti
22 Wednesday- Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
24 Friday- Onam, Varalakshmi Vrat
26 Sunday- Shravana Purnima, Raksha Bandhan, Gayatri Jayanti
29 Wednesday- Kajari Teej

Hindu Festivals - September

September 2018

02 and 03 Sunday and Monday- Janmashtami
06 Thursday- Aja Ekadashi
12 Wednesday- Hartalika Teej
13 Thursday- Ganesh Chaturthi
14 Friday- Rishi Panchami
17 Monday- Kanya Sankranti, Radha Ashtami, Vishwakarma Puja
20 Thursday- Parsva Ekadashi
23 Sunday- Ganesh Visarjan, Anant Chaturdashi
26 Tuesday- Pratipada Shraddha, Bhadrapada Purnima

Hindu Festivals - October

October 2018

05 Friday- Indira Ekadashi
08 Monday- Sarva Pitru Amavasya
10 Wednesday- Beginning of Navratri
14 Sunday- Saraswati Avahan
16 Tuesday- Saraswati Puja
17 Wednesday- Maha Navami, Durga Ashtami, Tula Sankranti
19 Friday- Vijayadashami, Dussehra
20 Saturday- Papankusha Ekadashi
23 Tuesday- Sharad Purnima, Kojagara Puja
24 Wednesday- Ashwina Purnima
27 Saturday- Karwa Chauth
31 Wednesday- Ahoi Ashtami

Hindu Festivals - November

November 2018

03 Saturday- Rama Ekadashi
04 Sunday- Govatsa Dwadashi
05 Monday- Kali Chaudas, Dhanteras
06 Tuesday- Narak Chaturdashi
07 Wednesday- Lakshmi Puja, Diwali
08 Thursday- Govardhan Puja
09 Friday- Bhai Dooj
13 Tuesday- Chhath Puja
16 Friday- Vrishchika Sankranti
18 Sunday- Kansa Vadh
19 Monday- Devutthana Ekadashi
20 Tuesday- Tulsi Vivah
23 Friday- Kartika Purnima
29 Thursday- Kalabhairav Jayanti

Hindu Festivals - December

December 2018

03 Monday- Utpanna Ekadashi
12 Wednesday- Vivah Panchami
16 Sunday- Dhanu Sankranti
18 Tuesday- Gita Jayanti, Mokshada Ekadashi
19 Wednesday- Gauna Mokshada Ekadashi
22 Saturday- Dattatreya Jayanti, Margashirsha Purnima

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