Calendar of Hindu Festivals and Religious Occasions in 2024


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 2024

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

Date  Days Festivals
1 Monday Happy New Year
14 Sunday Makar Sankranti/Thai Pongal Day 1
15 Monday Thai Pongal Day 2
16 Tuesday Thai Pongal Day 3
17 Wednesday Thai Pongal Day 4
18 Thursday Thai Poosam Kavady


Hindu Calendar 2024 For February

Dates  Days Festivals
14 Wednesday Vasant Panchami
25 Monday Holi

Hindu Calendar 2024 For March

Dates Days  Festivals
8 Friday Maha Shivaratri
24 Sunday Holika Dahan
25 Monday Holi
29 Friday Good Friday
31 Sunday Easter


Hindu Calendar 2024 For April

Dates Days  Festivals
9 Tuesday Ugadi / Gudi Parwa /Navratri Day 1
17 Wednesday Sri Raam Navami / Navratri Day 9
23 Tuesday Sri Hanuman Jayanti


Hindu Calendar 2024 For May

Dates Days  Festivals
8 Wednesday Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti

Hindu Calendar 2021 For July

Dates Days  Festivals
21 Sunday Guru Purnima


Hindu Calendar 2021 For August 

Dates Days  Festivals
2 Tuesday Naag Panchami
12 Friday Varalakshmi Vratham
12 Friday Raksha Bandan/Shravani
13 Saturday Guru Purnima
18 Thursday Sri Krishna Janmashtami
30 Tuesday  Hartalika Teej
31 Wednesday Sri Ganesh Chaturti


Hindu Calendar 2021 For September

Dates Days  Festivals
25 Sunday Mahalaya Paksham
26-Sep Monday Navratri Day 1
27-Sep Tuesday Navratri Day 2
28-Sep Wednesday Navratri Day 3
29-Sep Thursday Navratri Day 4
30-Sep Friday Navratri Day 5


Hindu Calendar 2021 For October

Dates Days  Festivals
1 Saturday Navratri Day 6
2 Sunday Gandhi Jayanti / Navratri Day 7
3 Monday Saraswathi Pooja / Navratri Day 8
3 Monday Sri Durga Astami / Navratri Day 8
4 Tuesday Durga Maha Navami / Navratri Day 9
5 Wednesday Vijay Dashmi / Dusherra / Durga Visarjan
13 Thursday Karwa Chauth
23 Sunday Dhanteras
24 Monday Diwali
26 Wednesday Bhai Dooj/ Govardhan Puja
30 Sunday Chhath Puja


Hindu Calendar 2021 For November

Dates Days  Festivals
1 Tuesday Durga Ashtami Vrat/ Gopashtami
8 Tuesday Kartik Purnima / Guru Nanak Jayanti
11 Friday Teej
12 Saturday Sankashti Chaturthi

Hindu Calendar 2021 For December

Dates Days  Festivals
3 Saturday Gita Jayanti
6 Tuesday Kaarthigai Deepam