Hindu Festivals Calendar 2018

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.

A Hindu is a follower of Hinduism. Hinduism is believed to be one of the world’s oldest organized religions. Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion with more than a billion followers. Majority of Hindu people live in India and Nepal. Nowadays large Hindu populations can be found in various parts of the world.

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 Calendar 2018 For January

Dates Days Festivals
1 Monday New Year
2 Tuesday Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima
5 Friday Sankashti Chaturthi, Sakat Chauth
8 Monday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, Kalashtami
12 Saturday Lohri
14 Sunday Pradosh Vrat, Pongal, Makar Sankranti
18 Thursday Chandra Darshan, Gupta Navratri Begins
21 Sunday Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesha Jayanti
25 Thursday Bhishma Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami
26 Friday Republic Day
31 Wednesday Magha Purnima, Thai Pusam

Hindu Calendar 2018 For February

Dates Days Festivals
3 Saturday Sankashti Chaturthi
6 Tuesday Yashoda Jayanti
7 Wednesday Shabari Jayanti, Kalashtami
11 Sunday Vijaya Ekadashi
14 Wednesday Maha Shivaratri
19 Monday Vinayaka Chaturthi
24 Saturday Rohini Vrat
26 Monday Amalaki Ekadashi
27 Tuesday Pradosh Vrat

Hindu Calendar 2018 For March

Dates Days Festivals
1 Thursday Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Purnima Upavas
2 Friday Holi, Lakshmi Jayanti
3 Saturday Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya
5 Monday Sankashti Chaturthi
9 Friday Basoda, Sheetala Ashtami, Kalashtami
14 Wednesday Pradosh Vrat, Karadaiyan Nombu
19 Monday Jhulelal Jayanti
21 Wednesday Vinayaka Chaturthi
23 Friday Yamuna Chhath, Rohini Vrat
29 Thursday Pradosh Vrat
30 Friday Good Friday
31 Saturday Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima

Hindu Calendar 2018 For April

Dates Days Festivals
3 Tuesday Sankashti Chaturthi
8 Sunday Kalashtami
13 Friday Pradosh Vrat
14 Saturday Masik Shivaratri, Solar New Year, Baisakhi
17 Tuesday Chandra Darshan
19 Thursday Vinayaka Chaturthi, Rohini Vrat
23 Monday Masik Durgashtami
26 Thursday Mohini Ekadashi
29 Sunday Kurma Jayanti, Purnima Upavas
30 Monday Vaishakha Purnima, Buddha Purnima, Chitra Pournami

Hindu Calendar 2018 For May

Dates Days Festivals
3 Thursday Sankashti Chaturthi
8 Tuesday Kalashtami
11 Friday Apara Ekadashi
13 Sunday Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri
16 Wednesday Chandra Darshan
17 Thursday Rohini Vrat
18 Friday Vinayaka Chaturthi
24 Thursday Ganga Dussehra
25 Friday Padmini Ekadashi
27 Sunday Pradosh Vrat
29 Tuesday Jyeshtha Purnima, Purnima Upavas

Hindu Calendar 2018 For June

Dates Days Festivals
2 Saturday Sankashti Chaturthi
10 Sunday Parama Ekadashi
11 Monday Pradosh Vrat
12 Tuesday Sankashti Chaturthi
13 Wednesday Jyeshtha Amavasya, Rohini Vrat
15 Friday Chandra Darshan, Eid al-Fitri
20 Wednesday Masik Durgashtami
21 Thursday Mahesh Navami, Shortest Day of the Year
23 Saturday Gayatri Jayanti
25 Monday Pradosh Vrat
29 Friday Ashadha Begins

Hindu Calendar 2018 For July

Dates Days Festivals
1 Sunday Sankashti Chaturthi
6 Friday Kalashtami
9 Monday Yogini Ekadashi, Masik Karthigai
14 Saturday Chandra Darshan, Jagannath Rathyatra
16 Monday Vinayaka Chaturthi, Karka Sankranti
20 Friday Masik Durgashtami
23 Monday Devshayani Ekadashi
25 Wednesday Pradosh Vrat
26 Thursday Chaumasi Chaudas
30 Monday Shravan Somwar Vrat

Hindu Calendar 2018 For August 

Dates Days Festivals
3 Friday Aadi Perukku
5 Sunday Masik Karthigai
7 Tuesday Kamika Ekadashi, Rohini Vrat
9 Thursday Pradosh Vrat, Sawan Shivaratri
12 Sunday Chandra Darshan
14 Tuesday Hariyali Teej, Vinayaka Chaturthi
18 Saturday Masik Durgashtami
20 Monday Shravan Somwar Vrat
22 Wednesday Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, Eid al-Adha
25 Saturday Rigveda Upakarma, Onam
26 Sunday Shravana Purnima, Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan
30 Thursday Sankashti Chaturthi

Hindu Calendar 2018 For September

Dates Days Festivals
1 Saturday Balarama Jayanti
2 Sunday Masik Karthigai, Ashtami Rohini
3 Monday Janmashtami, Kalashtami, Rohini Vrat
12 Wednesday Varaha Jayanti. Hartalika Teej, Islamic New Year
13 Thursday Ganesh Chaturthi
14 Friday Rishi Panchami, Skanda Sashti
17 Monday Radha Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami
22 Saturday Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
24 Monday Ganesh Visarjan, Purnima Upavas
27 Thursday Tritiya Shradda
30 Sunday Shashthi Shraddha, Rohini Vrat

Hindu Calendar 2018 For October

Dates Days Festivals
1 Monday Saptami Shraddha
2 Tuesday Ashtami Shraddha, Gandhi Jayanti
5 Friday Indira Ekadashi, Ekadashi Shraddha
9 Tuesday Ashwin Amavasya
12 Friday Vinayaka Chaturthi
16 Tuesday Saraswati Puja, Navpatrika Puja
18 Thursday Saraswati Puja
19 Friday Durga Visarjan, Dussehra
22 Monday Pradosh Vrat
28 Sunday Rohini Vrat
31 Wednesday Ahoi Ashtami

Hindu Calendar 2018 For November

Dates Days Festivals
3 Saturday Rama Ekadashi
4 Sunday Gauna Rama Ekadashi
5 Monday Dhan Teras, Yama Deepam
7 Wednesday Diwali, Lakshmi Puja
8 Thursday Chandra Darshan
9 Friday Bhaiya Dooj
13 Tuesday Chhath Puja, Soora Samharam
16 Friday Gopashtami, Masik Durgashtami
22 Thursday Dev Diwali
26 Monday Sankashti Chaturthi

Hindu Calendar 2018 For December

Dates Days Festivals
3 Monday Utpanna Ekadashi
4 Tuesday Pradosh Vrat
8 Saturday Chandra Darshan
11 Tuesday Vinayaka Chaturthi
13 Thursday Subrahmanya Sashti
19 Wednesday Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti
20 Thursday Pradosh Vrat, Hanuman Jayanti
21 Friday Rohini Vrat
23 Sunday Arudra Darshan
25 Tuesday Sankashti Chaturthi, Christmas Day
27 Thursday Mandala Pooja
29 Saturday Kalashtami


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