Calendar of Hindu Festivals and Religious Occasions in 2021

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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 2021

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 2021 For January

Dates Days Festivals
1 Friday New Year
14 Thursday Makar Sakranti
14 Thursday Thai Pongal
28 Thursday Thai Poosam Kavady Flag Hoisting

Hindu Calendar 2021 For February

Dates Days Festivals
16 Tuesday Vasant Panchami

Hindu Calendar 2021 For March

Dates Days Festivals
11 Thursday Maha Shivaratri
28 Sunday Holika Dahan
28 Sunday Panguni Uthiram

Hindu Calendar 2021 For April

Dates Days Festivals
12 Monday Hindi New Year
13 Tuesday Telugu New Year
14 Wednesday Tamil New Year
12-20 April Monday-Tuesday Ramayan Week
21 Wednesday Sri Raam Naumi
26 Monday Sri Hanuman Jayanti

Hindu Calendar 2021 For May

Dates Days Festivals
6 Thursday Chitra Paruvam Kavady
25 Tuesday Vaigasi Visakam

Hindu Calendar 2020 For June

Dates Days Festivals
20 Sunday Nirjala Ekadasi

Hindu Calendar 2021 For July

Dates Days Festivals
23 Friday Guru Purnima

Hindu Calendar 2021 For August 

Dates Days Festivals
13 Friday Naag Panchami
20 Friday Varalakshmi Vratham
22 Sunday Raksha Bandan/Shravani
23-29 Aug Monday-Sunday Gita Week
23 Monday Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Hindu Calendar 2021 For September

Dates Days Festivals
17 Sept-17 Oct Friday-Sunday Purattasi
21 Sept-06 Oct Tuesday-Wednesday Pithar Paksh
21 Sept-06 Oct Tuesday-Wednesday Mahalaya Paksham

Hindu Calendar 2021 For October

Dates Days Festivals
07-14 Oct Thursday-Thursday Navaratri
12 Tuesday Sri Saraswathi Pooja
13 Wednesday Sri Durga Astami
14 Thursday Sri Durga Naumee
15 Friday Vijay Dashmi

Hindu Calendar 2021 For November

Dates Days Festivals
2 Tuesday Dhan Trayodasi
3 Wednesday Narak Chaturdasi
4 Thursday Deepavali – Maha Lakshmi Pooja
5 Friday Gujarati New Year
5 Friday Annakuta Govardhan Pooja
9 Tuesday Skanda Sashti
14 Sunday Prabodhani Ekadasi/Tulsi Vivaha
19 Friday Kartik Purnima
19 Friday Kaarthigai Deepam

Hindu Calendar 2021 For December

Dates  Days Festivals
14 Tuesday Gita Jayanti

 

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