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Hindu Festivals Calendar 2010 to 2014

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Hindu calendar for 2010

All dates are shown using the Gregorian (Western) calendar. Some dates may vary slightly because they are determined by the lunar calendar, or because of local variations.

Jan Thu 14

Makar Sankrant

Makar Sankrant is one of the most important festivals of the Hindu calendar and celebrates the sun’s journey into the northern hemisphere.

Jan Wed 20

Vasant Panchami

Dedicated to Saraswati, the goddess of learning and Brahma’s wife. The festival marks the beginning of Spring.

Feb Fri 12

Mahashivratri

Mahashivratri is a Hindu festival dedicated to Shiva, one of the deities of the Hindu Trinity.

Feb Sun 28

Holi

The Hindu spring festival.

Mar Tue 16

Ugadi (Yugadi)

Ugadi (literally ‘the start of an era’) is the New Year festival for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in southern India. It occurs on the first day of the month of Chaitra.

Mar Wed 24

Swaminarayan Jayanti

This day marks the birth of Lord Swaminarayan for followers of the Swaminarayan tradition.

Rama Navami

Birthday of Lord Rama, an incarnation of Vishnu and the hero of the Ramayana

Mar Tue 30

Hanuman Jayanti

This festival marks the birth of Hanuman, the Monkey God.

Aug Tue 24

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is the Hindu festival that celebrates brotherhood and love. “Raksha Bandhan” means a thread for protection.

Sep Thu 2

Janmashtami – Krishna Jayanti

The Janamashtami festival marks the birth of Krishna, the most highly venerated God in the Hindu pantheon.

Sep Sat 11

Ganesh Chaturthi

Hindus celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed God.

Oct Fri 8

Navaratri (start)

Navaratri (nine nights) symbolises the triumph of good over evil and marks the start of autumn.

Oct Sun 17

Dussera

Celebrates Lord Rama’s victory over the evil demon Ravana.

Nov Fri 5

Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is an occasion for celebrations by Hindus as well as Jains and Sikhs.

Hindu calendar for 2011

Jan Fri 14

Makar Sankrant

Makar Sankrant is one of the most important festivals of the Hindu calendar and celebrates the sun’s journey into the northern hemisphere.

Feb Tue 8

Vasant Panchami

Dedicated to Saraswati, the goddess of learning and Brahma’s wife. The festival marks the beginning of Spring.

Mar Thu 3

Mahashivratri

Mahashivratri is a Hindu festival dedicated to Shiva, one of the deities of the Hindu Trinity.

Mar Sat 19

Holi

The Hindu spring festival.

Apr Mon 4

Ugadi (Yugadi)

Ugadi (literally ‘the start of an era’) is the New Year festival for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in southern India. It occurs on the first day of the month of Chaitra.

Apr Tue 12

Swaminarayan Jayanti

This day marks the birth of Lord Swaminarayan for followers of the Swaminarayan tradition.

Rama Navami

Birthday of Lord Rama, an incarnation of Vishnu and the hero of the Ramayana

Apr Mon 18

Hanuman Jayanti

This festival marks the birth of Hanuman, the Monkey God.

Aug Sat 13

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is the Hindu festival that celebrates brotherhood and love. “Raksha Bandhan” means a thread for protection.

Aug Mon 22

Janmashtami – Krishna Jayanti

The Janamashtami festival marks the birth of Krishna, the most highly venerated God in the Hindu pantheon.

Sep Wed 28

Navaratri (start)

Navaratri (nine nights) symbolises the triumph of good over evil and marks the start of autumn.

Oct Thu 6

Dussera

Celebrates Lord Rama’s victory over the evil demon Ravana.

Oct Wed 26

Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is an occasion for celebrations by Hindus as well as Jains and Sikhs.

Hindu calendar for 2012

Jan Sat 14

Makar Sankrant

Makar Sankrant is one of the most important festivals of the Hindu calendar and celebrates the sun’s journey into the northern hemisphere.

Jan Sat 28

Vasant Panchami

Dedicated to Saraswati, the goddess of learning and Brahma’s wife. The festival marks the beginning of Spring.

Feb Mon 20

Mahashivratri

Mahashivratri is a Hindu festival dedicated to Shiva, one of the deities of the Hindu Trinity.

Mar Thu 8

Holi

The Hindu spring festival.

Mar Fri 23

Ugadi (Yugadi)

Ugadi (literally ‘the start of an era’) is the New Year festival for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in southern India. It occurs on the first day of the month of Chaitra.

Apr Sun 1

Swaminarayan Jayanti

This day marks the birth of Lord Swaminarayan for followers of the Swaminarayan tradition.

Rama Navami

Birthday of Lord Rama, an incarnation of Vishnu and the hero of the Ramayana

Apr Fri 6

Hanuman Jayanti

This festival marks the birth of Hanuman, the Monkey God.

Aug Thu 2

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is the Hindu festival that celebrates brotherhood and love. “Raksha Bandhan” means a thread for protection.

Aug Fri 10

Janmashtami – Krishna Jayanti

The Janamashtami festival marks the birth of Krishna, the most highly venerated God in the Hindu pantheon.

Oct Tue 16

Navaratri (start)

Navaratri (nine nights) symbolises the triumph of good over evil and marks the start of autumn.

Oct Wed 24

Dussera

Celebrates Lord Rama’s victory over the evil demon Ravana.

Nov Tue 13

Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is an occasion for celebrations by Hindus as well as Jains and Sikhs.

Hindu calendar for 2013

Jan Mon 14

Makar Sankrant

Makar Sankrant is one of the most important festivals of the Hindu calendar and celebrates the sun’s journey into the northern hemisphere.

Feb Fri 15

Vasant Panchami

Dedicated to Saraswati, the goddess of learning and Brahma’s wife. The festival marks the beginning of Spring.

Apr Thu 11

Ugadi (Yugadi)

Ugadi (literally ‘the start of an era’) is the New Year festival for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in southern India. It occurs on the first day of the month of Chaitra.

Apr Fri 19

Swaminarayan Jayanti

This day marks the birth of Lord Swaminarayan for followers of the Swaminarayan tradition.

Oct Sat 5

Navaratri (start)

Navaratri (nine nights) symbolises the triumph of good over evil and marks the start of autumn.

Oct Mon 14

Dussera

Celebrates Lord Rama’s victory over the evil demon Ravana.

Nov Sun 3

Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is an occasion for celebrations by Hindus as well as Jains and Sikhs.

Hindu calendar for 2014

Jan Tue 14

Makar Sankrant

Makar Sankrant is one of the most important festivals of the Hindu calendar and celebrates the sun’s journey into the northern hemisphere.

Mar Mon 31

Ugadi (Yugadi)

Ugadi (literally ‘the start of an era’) is the New Year festival for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in southern India. It occurs on the first day of the month of Chaitra.

Apr Tue 8

Swaminarayan Jayanti

This day marks the birth of Lord Swaminarayan for followers of the Swaminarayan tradition.

Sep Thu 25

Navaratri (start)

Navaratri (nine nights) symbolises the triumph of good over evil and marks the start of autumn.

Oct Sat 4

Dussera

Celebrates Lord Rama’s victory over the evil demon Ravana.

Oct Thu 23

Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is an occasion for celebrations by Hindus as well as Jains and Sikhs.

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