A compilation of festival dates is presented in this festival calendar for the year 2016.


Indian Festivals Calendar



India is a land of fairs and festivals and every month, one or the other fair/festival occurs. Festivals in India symbolize color, gaiety, enthusiasm, prayers and rituals. People coming to India from abroad are awestruck by the scale and multiplicity of Indian festivals/fairs. Through fairs and festivals, we in India remember and commemorate the birthdays and great deeds of gods, goddesses, hero's, gurus, prophet's and saints.



Indian Festivals Calendar 2016
Date
Festival

January 2016
Fri, 01-Jan
New Year
Wed, 13-Jan
Lohri
Fri, 15-Jan
Makar Sankranti
Fri, 15-Jan ~ Sun, 17-Jan
Pongal
Sat, 16-Jan
Bhogali Bihu
Sat, 16-Jan
Bihu
Sat, 16-Jan
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti
Sun, 24-Jan ~ Mon, 25-Jan
Tu B'Shevat
Tue, 26-Jan
Republic Day
Sun, 31-Jan
Birthday of Guru Har Rai (Nanakshahi Calendar)

February 2016
Mon, 08-Feb
Losar
Mon, 08-Feb
Mauni Amavasya
Fri, 12-Feb
Vasant Panchami
Sun, 14-Feb
Valentine's Day

March 2016
Sun, 06-Mar
Mothering Sunday
Mon, 07-Mar
Maha Shivaratri
Tue, 08-Mar
Vikrami Samvat (Hindu New Year)
Sun, 20-Mar
Palm Sunday
Wed, 23-Mar ~ Thu, 24-Mar
Purim
Thu, 24-Mar
Holi
Fri, 25-Mar
Good Friday
Fri, 25-Mar ~ Sun, 27-Mar
Holla Mohalla
Sun, 27-Mar
Easter Day (Western)
Mon, 28-Mar
Khordad Sal

April 2016
Fri, 08-Apr ~ Fri, 15-Apr
Chaitra Navratri
Fri, 08-Apr
Gudi Padwa
Fri, 08-Apr
Ugadi
Wed, 13-Apr
Baisakhi
Thu, 14-Apr ~ Sat, 16-Apr
Rongali Bihu
Fri, 15-Apr
Rama Navami
Mon, 18-Apr
Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
Mon, 18-Apr
Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)
Wed, 20-Apr
Mahavir Jayanti
Fri, 22-Apr
Hanuman Jayanti
Fri, 22-Apr ~ Sat, 30-Apr
Passover

May 2016
Sun, 01-May
Easter Day (Orthodox)
Mon, 02-May
Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
Mon, 02-May
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi Calendar)
Sun, 08-May
Mother's Day
Mon, 09-May
Akshay Tritiya
Wed, 11-May ~ Fri, 13-May
Shavuot
Sat, 14-May
Ganga Dussehra
Sat, 21-May
Buddha Purnima
Sun, 22-May
Second Passover
Mon, 23-May
Birthday of Guru Amar Das (Nanakshahi calendar)
Wed, 25-May ~ Thu, 26-May
Lag B'Omer

June 2016
Tue, 07-Jun
Ramadan Begins
Sun, 19-Jun
Father's Day

July 2016
Tue, 05-Jul
Birthday of Guru Hargobind (Nanakshahi calendar)
Wed, 06-Jul
Id-ul-Fitar, Ramadan Ends
Wed, 06-Jul
Rath Yatra
Thu, 14-Jul ~ Fri, 15-Jul
Hemis Gompa
Tue, 19-Jul
Guru Purnima
Sat, 23-Jul
Birthday of Guru Har Krishan (Nanakshahi calendar)
Sat, 23-Jul ~ Sun, 14-Aug
The Three Weeks
Sun, 24-Jul
Parents Day

August 2016
Sun, 07-Aug
Friendship Day
Sun, 07-Aug
Naag Panchami
Mon, 15-Aug
Independence Day
Wed, 17-Aug
Jamshedi Noruz (Zoroastrian New Year in Qadimi Calendar)
Wed, 17-Aug
Navroz
Wed, 17-Aug
Ullambana
Thu, 18-Aug
Raksha Bandhan
Fri, 19-Aug
The 15th of Av
Thu, 25-Aug
Shri Krishna Janmashtami

September 2016
Fri, 02-Sep ~ Tue, 04-Oct
Rosh Hashanah
Mon, 05-Sep
Ganesh Chaturthi
Mon, 05-Sep
Teacher's Day
Sun, 11-Sep
Grandparents Day
Sun, 11-Sep ~ Mon, 12-Sep
Yom Kippur
Mon, 12-Sep
Eid ul-Adha
Wed, 14-Sep
Onam
Fri, 16-Sep ~ Fri, 23-Sep
Sukkot
Sat, 17-Sep
Vishwakarma Puja

October 2016
Sun, 02-Oct
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Sun, 02-Oct
Navaratra Begins
Sun, 02-Oct ~ Mon, 10-Oct
Sharad Navratri
Fri, 07-Oct ~ Tue, 11-Oct
Durga Puja
Sun, 09-Oct
Birthday of Guru Ram Das (Nanakshahi calendar)
Tue, 11-Oct
Dussehra
Wed, 12-Oct
Al-Hijira, Muharram Begins
Wed, 12-Oct
Ashura
Mon, 17-Oct
Boss Day
Wed, 19-Oct
Karva Chauth
Sun, 23-Oct ~ Tue, 25-Oct
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
Fri, 28-Oct
Dhan Teras
Sun, 30-Oct
Diwali
Sun, 30-Oct
Kali Puja
Mon, 31-Oct
Govardhan Puja
Mon, 31-Oct
Halloween
Mon, 31-Oct
Muharram Ends

November 2016
Tue, 01-Nov
Bhai Duj
Fri, 04-Nov
Chhath Puja Begins (Nahai Khai)
Mon, 07-Nov
Chhath Puja Ends (Sandhya Argh)
Mon, 14-Nov
Children's day
Mon, 14-Nov
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Thu, 24-Nov
Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)
Thu, 24-Nov
Thanksgiving Day
Wed, 30-Nov
St Andrews Day

December 2016
Thu, 08-Dec
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Tue, 13-Dec
Milad un-Nabi
Sat, 17-Dec
Milad un Nabi (Shia)
Sat, 24-Dec ~ Sun, 01-Jan
Hanukkah
Sun, 25-Dec
Christmas