Fast Five Facts of Festivals of Five Religions in India

Indian Festivals in 2018

India is fame as as a country of all cultural & traditional festivals to the world of countries. It has several cultures and religions where one finds a festival celebration in India each month. India being a secular country is completely diversity in the religions, languages, traditions and castes. It is often impacted with the people engaged in the fairs & festivals celebration. Every folk here of different religion addict to their own cultural and traditional celebrations. Few of the festivals are observed by the people of all religions in the whole country. There is uniqueness in each and every festival celebrated by the people here following various rituals, beliefs and its significant history besides. Non-resident Indians overseas celebrate their cultural festival with enthusiasm.

India is a nation which sets an example of unity in diversity as it places people of all religions such as Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Muslim, Christian and etc. There are national level and regional oriented festivals here but the major festivals are categorized as under:

Hindu Festivals Date – 2018
Lohri 13 January, Saturday
Makar Sankranti 14 January, Sunday
Pongal 14 January, Sunday
Vasant Panchami 22 January, Monday
Thaipusam 31 January, Wednesday
Maha Shivaratri 13 February, Tuesday
Holika Dahan 1 March, Thursday
Holi 2 March, Friday
Chaitra Navratri 18 March Sunday to 26 March Monday
Ugadi/Telugu New Year 28 March, Wednesday
Gangaur Festival 20 March, Tuesday
Mewar Festival 18 March Sunday – 20 March Tuesday
Ram Navami 25 March Monday
Mahavir Jayanti 29 March Thursday
Hanuman Jayanti 31 March Saturday
Rath Yatra 14 July, Saturday
Guru Purnima 27 July, Friday
Onam 15 August Wednesday to 27 August Monday
Raksha Bandhan 26 August Sunday
Kumbh Mela 29 August Wednesday to 18 September Tuesday
Janmashtami 2 September Sunday
Ramlila 8 September Friday to 8 October Sunday
Ganesh Chaturthi 12 September Wednesday
Brahmotsavam 10 October Wednesday to 18 October Thursday
Pitr Paksh 24 September Monday to 8 October Monday
Rambarat 8 October Sunday
Navratra 10 October Wednesday to 18 October Thursday
Dussehra 19 October Friday
Maharishi Valmiki jayanti 24 October Wednesday
Karva Chauth 28 October Sunday
Dev Uthani Ekadashi 19 November Monday
Dhanteras 5 November Monday
Diwali 7 November Wednesday
Govardhan Puja 8 November Thursday
Bhai Dooj 9 November Friday
Chhath Puja 11 November Sunday to 14 November Wednesday
Muslim Festivals Date – 2018
Barawafat 11 December, Monday
Milad-Un-Nabi 20 November Tuesday to 21 November Wednesday
Giaravahin Sharif 22 January, Sunday
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday 29 March, Thursday
Shab E Miraj 12 April Thursday to 13 April Friday
Shab-e-Barat 30 April Monday to 1 May Tuesday
Jamat-Ul-Vida 14 June Thursday to 15 June Friday
Id-ul-Fitr (Ramzan Eid) 14 June Thursday to 15 June Friday
Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid or Eid Ul-Adha) 21 August Tuesday to 22 August Wednesday
Muharram 21 September Friday
Sikh Festivals Date – 2018
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 5 January Friday
Lohri 13 January Saturday
Holla Mohalla 2 March Friday to 4 March Sunday
Sodal mela 15 September Saturday
Guru Ramdass Ji Birthday 9 October Tuesday
Guru Nanak Jayanti 23 November Friday
Guru Purab 23 November Friday
Jain Festivals  Date – 2018
Deep Diwali 22 November Thursday
Mahamastak Abhishek 17 February Saturday to 25 February Sunday
Mahavir Jayanti 29 March Thursday
Paryushan 7 September Friday to 14 September Friday
Christian Festivals Date – 2018
Good Friday 30 March Friday
Easter 1 April Sunday
Christmas 25 December Tuesday
Buddhist Festivals Date – 2018
Losar 16 February Friday to 18 February Sunday
Buddha Purnima 22 May Tuesday
Hemis Gompa 23 June Saturday to 24 June Sunday
Ullambana 25 August Saturday

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