Calendar of Hindu Festivals and Religious Occasions in 2020


Hinduism, the world’s third largest religion with more than a billion followers, is believed to be one of the world’s oldest organized religions. Hinduism has no single prophet, no single scripture, and not any one set of religious rites. Most Hindus worship one or more deities, believe in rebirth and value the practice of meditation.

Hindu sacred texts are regarded as the most ancient religious texts. The primary sacred texts of Hinduism are the Vedas: Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda. Most popular Hindu scriptures are the Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita and Ramayan.

When you hear about the Self, meditate upon the Self,
and finally realize the Self…
you come to understand everything in life.” ~ Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.5

Hindu Festivals Calendar 2020

Hindu festivals are celebrated as per the Hindu Calendar. This calendar depends on the movement of sun and moon so most of the festivals are celebrated on different dates, move around within a range of dates in different years.

Hindu Calendar 2020 For January

Dates Days Festivals
1 Wednesday New Year
2 Thursday Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
6 Monday Tailang Swami Jayanti
14 Tuesday Makar Sakranti
15 Wednesday Thai Pongal
17 Friday Vivekananda Jayanti
30 Thursday Vasant Panchami
30 Thursday Thai Poosam Kavady Flag Hoisting

Hindu Calendar 2020 For February

Dates Days Festivals
8 Saturday Thai Poosam Kavady
9 Sunday Guru Ravidas Jayanti
18 Tuesday Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
21 Friday Maha Shivaratri
25 Tuesday Ramakrishna Jayanti

Hindu Calendar 2020 For March

Dates Days Festivals
9 Monday Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti
9 Monday Holika Dahan
10 Tuesday Holi
12 Thursday Shivaji Jayanti
20 Friday Parsi New Year
25 Wednesday Nyepi
25 Wednesday Gudi Padwa
25 Wednesday Jhulelal Jayanti
25 Wednesday Ugadi
25 Wednesday Hindi/Telugu New Year
25-01 Wednesday-Wednesday Ramayana Week
25-03 Wednesday-Friday Chaitra Navratri

Hindu Calendar 2020 For April

Dates Days Festivals
2 Thursday Sri Raum Naumi
6 Monday Panguni  Uthiram
7 Tuesday Sri Hanuman Jayanti
9 Monday Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti
9 Monday Holika Dahan
12 Thursday Shivaji Jayanti
14 Tuesday Tamil  New Year
25-01 Wednesday-Wednesday Ramayana Week
25-03 Wednesday-Friday Chaitra Navratri

Hindu Calendar 2020 For May

Dates  Days Festivals
7 Thursday Buddha Purnima
7 Thursday Waisak Day
7 Thursday Chitra Paruvam Kavady
25 Monday Maharana Pratap Jayanti

Hindu Calendar 2020 For June

Dates  Days Festivals
2 Tuesday Nirjala Ekadashi
4 Thursday Vaigasi Visakam
5 Friday Kabirdas Jayanti
23 Tuesday Jagannath Rathyatra

Hindu Calendar 2020 For July

Dates  Days Festivals
5 Sunday Guru Purnima
25 Saturday Naag Panchami
27 Monday Tulsidas Jayanti
31 Friday Varaluxmi Vratam

Hindu Calendar 2020 For August 

Dates Days Festivals
3 Monday Raksha Bandhan
4-11 Tuesday-Tuesday Gita Week
12 Wednesday Sri Krishna Janmashthami
17 Monday Parsi New Year
22 Saturday Sri Ganesh Chaturthi
31 Monday Onam

Hindu Calendar 2020 For September

Dates  Days Festivals
2-17 Wednesday-Thursday Mahalaya Paksham
2-17 Wednesday-Thursday Pitr-paksha
17-16 Thursday-Friday Purattasi
18-16 Friday-Friday Adhik Maas

Hindu Calendar 2020 For October

Dates  Days Festivals
17-16 Thursday-Friday Purattasi
18-16 Friday-Friday Adhik Maas
17-24 Saturday-Saturday Navaratri
17 Saturday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti
22 Thursday Sri Saraswati Puja
23 Friday Sri Durga Ashtami
24 Saturday Sri Durga Naumi
24 Saturday Maha Navami
25 Sunday Vijay Dashami (Dasera)
26 Monday Madhvacharya Jayanti
31 Saturday Valmiki Jayanti
31 Saturday Meerabai Jayanti

Hindu Calendar 2020 For November

Dates  Days Festivals
4 Wednesday Karwa Chauth
12 Thursday Dhan Trayodashi
13 Friday Narak Chaturdashi
14 Saturday Deepavali (Diwali)
14 Saturday Maha Lakshmi Puja
15 Sunday Vikram New Year 2077
15 Sunday Annakuta Govardhan Puja
16 Monday Bhaiya Dooj
20 Friday Skanda Sashti
20 Friday Chhath Puja
25 Wednesday Prabhodhani Ekadashi
29 Sunday Kaarthigai Deepam
30 Monday Kartik Purnima
30 Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti

Hindu Calendar 2020 For December

Dates  Days Festivals
25 Friday Gita Jayanti


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