Indian festival Calendar – 2016

Indian festival Calendar - 2016

Indian Festival Calendar – 2016 – Rich in it’s cultural inheritance, festivals are an essential part of our Indian community.They reflect the diversity of celebrations in a multi-cultural, multi- religion nation which values sentiments, respects traditions and fosters community living. Indian festivals are so vast in number and variant in form, colorful and soulful that these cannot be compressed into the space limit of a calendar.They are as varied in origin as they are large in number.Travelers are struck by the scale and multiplicity of the festivities that populate the cultural scene of our land. 

* Indian festivals are celebrated according to the solar and lunar calendars. Consequently, dates & months may vary. Dates provided here are based on our panchang. Please consult your elders or temple priest for exact dates and timings.

DATESFESTIVAL
JANUARY
13th JanuaryLohri – Harvest Festival
14th JanuaryMakar Sankranti – Harvest festival
15th JanuaryPongal – Harvest Festival
FEBRUARY
12th FebruaryBasant Panchami – Festival of Spring
MARCH
7th March or 8th MarchMahashivaratri
23rd MarchHoli – Festival of colors
25th March Good Friday
27th MarchEaster Sunday
APRIL
8th AprilNavratri /Uagadi
8th AprilGudi Padwa – Festival of Spring
9th AprilGangaur Festival
15th AprilRam navami – Birth of Shri Ram
22nd AprilHanuman Jayanti
13th AprilBaisakhi or Vaisakhi Festival
MAY
21st MayBudh Purnima
JUNE
6th JuneRamadan
JULY
6th JulyEid-ul-fitr
19th JulyGuru Purnima
AUGUST
5th AugustTeej Festival
18th AugustRaksha Bandhan
25th AugustJanmashtami
SEPTEMBER
5th SeptemberGanesh Chaturthi
14th SeptemberOnam
OCTOBER
1st OctoberNavratri
7th - 11th OctoberAshtami/Durga Puja begins
11th OctoberDusshera or Vijayadashami
15th OctoberSharad Purnima
19th OctoberKarwa Chouth
27th OctoberDhanteras
30th OctoberDiwali – Festival of Lights
NOVEMBER
1st NovemberBhai Dhooj
14th NovemberKartik Purnima /Gurupurab – The Sikh Festival
DECEMBER
25th DecemberChristmas – A holy day for Christians

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