Festivals of India Calendar 2016

January Festivals of India 2016

Festival Day Date
Lohri Thursday 14 January
Makar Sankranti Friday 15 January
Pongal Friday 15 January
Bhogali Bihu- Maghar Dumah Saturday 16 January
Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti Saturday 23 January
Republic Day Tuesday 26 January
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti Sunday 31 January

February Festivals of India 2016

Festival Day Date
Saraswati Puja/ Vasant Panchami Friday 12 February

March Festivals of India 2016

Festival Day Date
Mahashivratri Monday 7 March
Holika Dahan Wednesday 23 March
Holi Thursday 24 March
Good Friday Friday 25 March
Easter Sunday 27 March

April Festivals of India 2016

Festival Day Date
Navreh – New Year of Kashmir Thursday 7 April
Vikram Samvat Nav Varsh – Hindu New Year Friday 8 April
Gudi Padwa Friday 8 April
Ugadi Friday 8 April
Chaitti – Himachal New Year Friday 8 April
Chaitra Navaratri Friday to Friday 8-15 April
Cheti Chand-Jhulelal Jayanti Saturday 9 April
Gangaur Saturday 9 April
Basanti Durga Puja Tuesday to Friday 12-15 April
Baisakhi Wednesday 13 April
Gurupushyamrut Yoga Thursday 14 April
Rongali Bihu Thursday 14 April
Vishu- Malyalam New Year Thursday 14 April
Mesha Sankranti- Oriya New Year Thursday 14 April
Puthandu – Tamil New Year Thursday 14 April
Ambedkar Jayanti Thursday 14 April
Nobo Borsho Poila Baisakh-Bengali New Year Friday 15 April
Ram Navami Friday 15 April
Mahavir Jayanti Tuesday 19 April
Hanuman Jayanti Friday 22 April

May Festivals of India 2016

Festival Day Date
Rabindra Nath Tagore Jayanti Monday 9 May
Akshaya Tritiya-Akha Teej Monday 9 May
Gurupushyamrut Yoga Thursday 12 May
Buddha Purnima Saturday 21 May

June Festivals of India 2016

Festival Day Date
Shab-e-Barat Friday 3 June (subject to moon's appearance)
Vat Savitri Amavasya Puja Saturday 4 June
Gurupushyamrut Yoga Thursday 9 June
Vat Savitri Purnima Vrat Sunday 19 June
Sant Kabir Jayanti Monday 20 June
Champakulam Moolam Boat Race Monday 20 June (confirm with local authorities)
Sao Joao Feast of St John the Baptist Friday 24 June

July Festivals of India 2016

Festival Day Date
Jagannath Rath Yatra Wednesday 6 July
Ramzan-Eid-ul-Fitr Thursday 7 July (subject to moon's appearance)
Hemis Festival Thursday-Friday 14-15 July
Guru Purnima Tuesday 19 July

August Festivals of India 2016

Festival Day Date
Hariyali Teej Friday 5 August
Nag Panchami Sunday 7 August
Independence Day Monday 15 August
Raksha Bandhan Thursday 18 August
Kajali Teej Sunday 21 August
Krishna Janmashtami Thursday 25 August

September Festivals of India 2016

Festival Day Date
Hartalika Teej Sunday 4 September
Ganesha Chaturthi Monday 5 September
Bakr Id – Eid ul-Adha Monday 12 September
Onam Tuesday 13 September
Mahalaya Friday 30 September

October Festivals of India 2016

Festival Day Date
Navratri Saturday to Tuesday 1-11 October
Gandhi Jayanti Sunday 2 October
Durga Puja Friday to Tuesday 7-11 October
Saraswati Puja in South India Monday 10 October
Dussehra Tuesday 11 October
Muharram Ashura Day Wednesday 12 October
Sharad Purnima/Bengal Lakshmi Puja Saturday 15 October
Karwa Chauth Wednesday 19 October
Dhan Teras Thursday 28 October
Narak Chaturdashi/Chhoti Diwali Saturday 29 October
Kali Puja Saturday 29 October
Diwali Sunday 30 October
Govardhan Puja Monday 31 October

November Festivals of India 2016

Festival Day Date
Bhai Dooj Tuesday 1 November
Chhath Puja Sunday 6 November
Guru Nanak Jayanti Monday 14 November

December Festivals of India 2016

Festival Day Date
Milad-un-Nabi Tuesday 13 December
Christmas Sunday 25 December

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