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Hinduism: religious celerations and observances

Hinduism: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Maha Shivaratri*Sunday March 4, 2018Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Sunday March 4, 2018Hinduism 
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Chapchar Kut*Sunday March 4, 2018Hinduism 
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Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year**Wednesday March 7, 2018Hinduism 
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LosarWednesday March 7, 2018Hinduism 
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Buddhist New Year - LosarWednesday March 7, 2018Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaTuesday March 20, 2018Hinduism 
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Holi or Holika (second day)*Wednesday March 21, 2018Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaWednesday March 21, 2018Hinduism 
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Phagwah*Wednesday March 21, 2018Hinduism 
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DolyatraWednesday March 21, 2018Hinduism 
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Maha Shivaratri -
Monday March 4, 2019

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 -
Monday March 4, 2019

Hinduism : Maha Shivaratri Hindu community


Chapchar Kut -
Monday March 4, 2019

Hinduism : Takes place after completion of the most arduous task of Jhum operation i.e., jungle-clearing (clearing of the remnants of burning). It is a spring festival celebrated with great fervour and gaiety. Chapchar Kut is estimated to have started in 1450-1700 A.D. in a village called Suaipui.


Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year -
Thursday March 7, 2019

Hinduism : The main purpose of the Nyepi Day ceremonies is to pray to the God (Hyang Widhi Wasa), wish that HE clean the outside universe (bhuwana agung) as well as the universe within men (bhuwana alit). Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday In Bali, no Internet, no flights, no tourist attractions based on the Saka calendar (Balinese calender): One year has 12 sasih (Balinese month). Each sasih consists of 35 days which cover the full moon (Purnama) and one dark moon (Tilem).


Losar -
Thursday March 7, 2019

Hinduism :


Buddhist New Year - Losar -
Thursday March 7, 2019

Hinduism :


Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Wednesday March 20, 2019

Hinduism :


Holi or Holika (second day) -
Thursday March 21, 2019

Hinduism : Hindu spring festival dedicated to the god of pleasure. It is observed in a colorful and boisterous manner. People shower each other with colored water and smear red and green powder on each other,


Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Thursday March 21, 2019

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Phagwah -
Thursday March 21, 2019

Hinduism : Holi is called Phagwa festival in Suriname, and is celebrated to mark the beginning of spring and Hindu mythology. In Suriname, Holi Phagwa is a festival of colour. It is customary to wear old white clothes on this day, be prepared to get them dirty and join in the colour throwing excitement and party. [Wikipedia]


Dolyatra -
Thursday March 21, 2019

Hinduism :