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Hindu Festivals
2014, 2015

Hindu calendar for 2014

Jan Tue 14

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is one of the most important festivals of the Hindu calendar and celebrates the sun's journey into the northern hemisphere.


Mar Mon 31

Ugadi (Yugadi)

Ugadi (literally 'the start of an era') is the New Year festival for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in southern India. It occurs on the first day of the month of Chaitra.


Apr Tue 8

Swaminarayan Jayanti

This day marks the birth of Lord Swaminarayan for followers of the Swaminarayan tradition.


Sep Thu 25

Navaratri (start)

Navaratri (nine nights) symbolises the triumph of good over evil and marks the start of autumn.


Oct Sat 4

Dussera

Celebrates Lord Rama's victory over the evil demon Ravana.


Oct Thu 23

Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is an occasion for celebrations by Hindus as well as Jains and Sikhs.


Hindu calendar for 2015

Jan Wed 14

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is one of the most important festivals of the Hindu calendar and celebrates the sun's journey into the northern hemisphere.


Mar Sat 21

Ugadi (Yugadi)

Ugadi (literally 'the start of an era') is the New Year festival for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in southern India. It occurs on the first day of the month of Chaitra.


Mar Sat 28

Swaminarayan Jayanti

This day marks the birth of Lord Swaminarayan for followers of the Swaminarayan tradition.


Oct Tue 13

Navaratri (start)

Navaratri (nine nights) symbolises the triumph of good over evil and marks the start of autumn.


Oct Thu 22

Dussera

Celebrates Lord Rama's victory over the evil demon Ravana.


Nov Wed 11

Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is an occasion for celebrations by Hindus as well as Jains and Sikhs.