Hindu Festival Dates 2015-2030

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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.

Makar Sankranti

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.

Vasant Panchami

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.

Holi

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

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.

Ganesh Chaturthi

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.

Rama Navami

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.

Navratri

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.

Diwali

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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