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Hindu Festivals

Hindu Festival Dates 2020-2025

Here are the dates and meanings of Hindu festivals, including Diwali, Hindi New Year, Maha Shiva Ratri, and Holi, from 2020 to 2025.


Year Makar Sakranti Vasant Panchami Maha Shiva Ratri Holi Hindi New Year Rama Navami Navaratri Diwali
2020 Jan. 14 Jan. 29 Feb. 21 March 9 March 24 April 2 Oct. 17 Nov. 14
2021 Jan. 14 Feb. 16 March 11 March 28 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. 14 Jan. 25 Feb. 18 March 7 March 22 March 30 Oct. 15 Nov. 12
2024 Jan. 14 Feb. 13 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. 20


Makar Sankrant

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

Vasant Panchami

Dedicated to Saraswati, the goddess of learning and Brahma's wife. The festival marks the beginning of Spring.


Mahashivratri is a Hindu festival dedicated to Shiva, one of the deities of the Hindu Trinity.


The Hindu spring festival.

Swaminarayan Jayanti

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


Birthday of Lord Rama, an incarnation of Vishnu and the hero of the Ramayana

Hanuman Jayanti

This festival marks the birth of Hanuman, the Monkey God.

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is the Hindu festival that celebrates brotherhood and love. "Raksha Bandhan" means a thread for protection.

Janmashtami - Krishna Jayanti

The Janamashtami festival marks the birth of Krishna, the most highly venerated God in the Hindu pantheon.

Navaratri (start)

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


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


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.