Hindu Festival Dates 2015-2030
Indian holidays are observed by people in India and all over the world, and because the Hindu calendar is lunisolar— based on yearly lunar and solar lengths— not every festival date is the same annually. It depends on the changing elements of the Hindu calendar, which are known as Tithi (also called Thithi), Nakshatra, Yoga, Karana, Paksha, and Vaara.
Here are the dates for popular Hindu festivals, including Diwali, Hindi New Year, Maha Shiva Ratri, and Holi, from 2016 to 2030.
|Year||Makar Sankranti||Vasant Panchami||Maha Shiva Ratri||Holi||Hindi New Year||Rama Navami||Navaratri||Diwali|
|2015||Jan. 15||Jan. 24||Feb. 17||March 24||March 6||March 28||Oct. 13||Nov. 11|
|2016||Jan. 15||Feb. 12||March 7||March 24||April 8||April 15||Oct. 1||Oct. 30|
|2017||Jan. 14||Feb. 1||Feb. 24||March 13||March 28||April 5||Sept. 21||Oct. 19|
|2018||Jan. 14||Jan. 22||Feb. 13||March 1||March 18||March 25||Oct. 9||Nov. 6|
|2019||Jan. 15||Feb. 10||March 5||March 20||April 5||April 13||Sept. 29||Oct. 27|
|2020||Jan. 15||Jan. 29||Feb. 21||March 9||March 24||April 2||Oct. 17||Nov. 14|
|2021||Jan. 14||Feb. 16||March 11||March 29||April 12||April 21||Oct. 6||Nov. 4|
|2022||Jan. 14||Feb. 5||Feb. 28||March 18||April 1||April 10||Sept. 26||Oct. 24|
|2023||Jan. 15||Jan. 26||Feb. 18||March 7||March 22||March 30||Oct. 15||Nov. 12|
|2024||Jan. 15||Feb. 14||March 8||March 25||April 9||April 16||Oct. 3||Oct. 31|
|2025||Jan. 14||Feb. 2||Feb. 25||March 14||March 29||April 5||Sept. 22||Oct. 21|
|2026||Jan. 14||Jan. 23||Feb. 15||March 4||March 19||March 26||Oct. 11||Nov. 6|
|2027||Jan. 15||Feb. 11||March 6||March 22||April 7||April 15||Sept. 30||Oct. 29|
|2028||Jan. 15||Feb. 31||Feb. 23||March 10||March 27||April 3||Sept. 19||Oct. 17|
|2029||Jan. 14||Jan. 19||Feb. 11||Feb. 28||April 14||April 23||Oct. 8||Nov. 5|
|2030||Jan. 14||Feb. 7||March 2||March 19||April 3||April 12||Sept. 27||Oct. 26|
What Are the 10 Festivals in Hinduism?
The following are some of the most well-known Hindu holidays and what they represent.
Celebrating the coldest day of winter, this joyous festival marks the point when the sun begins to ascend northward once again. It’s often accompanied by bonfires, food, and offerings.
You might know this holiday by another name, Saraswati Puja, as it celebrates the goddess of that name. It ushers in the greenness and fertility of spring, renewing the world from the throes of winter.
Maha Shiva Ratri
Translated as “the great night of Shiva”, the faithful stay awake all night to commemorate one of the most important gods of the Hindu pantheon: Lord Shiva.
Beloved for its vibrancy and triumphant victory of spring and rebirth over the darkness, Holi is famous around the world, summoning visions of colorful powders and striking floral displays.
Onam is celebrated specifically as a Keralite festival for a good harvest during the fall, with food and thanksgiving for the growing season’s fruitfulness.
What was once a local celebration, Ganesh Chaturthi has gained global popularity. Even those outside the Hindu community might be familiar with the elephant-headed deity, Ganesh, who is honored in this festival, with song, dance, and offerings of the god’s favorite delicacy, a pastry called modak.
Hindi New Year
Also known as Ugadi, this celebration falls on the Hindu New Year’s Day. Local establishments might be adorned with flowers, leaves, and other pleasing patterns, and savory snacks are often served to usher in new opportunities.
This festival marks the birthday of Lord Rama, one of the most significant individuals in Hindu beliefs. His accomplishments are detailed in the Ramayana, an epic poem written in Sanskrit around the 3rd century, similar to the works of Homer.
Depending on where you celebrate this holiday in India, it might have a different name, including Durga Puja in the east. It also coincides with Dussehra festivities, all of which culminate in celebrating Diwali, after the dark forces have been vanquished and overcome.
Finally, Diwali celebrates the success of mankind and gods alike as good triumphs over evil once again. This is marked with lamps, candles, and fireworks bringing light to each corner of a celebrant’s home.
Other Hindu holidays and festivals include Pongal, Guru Purnima, Raksha Bandhan, and many more.
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