Festivals in India


A compilation of festival dates is presented in this festival calendar for the year 2013.


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 2013
January 2013
01 Tuesday - New Year
05 Saturday - Guru Govind Singh Jayanti
13 Sunday - Lohri
14 Monday - Makar Sankranti
14 Monday - Pongal
24 Thursday - Milad un Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet), Sunni
26 Saturday - Republic Day
29 Tuesday - Milad un Nabi, Shia

February 2013
10 Sunday - Chinese New Year
10 Sunday - Mauni Amavasya
14 Thursday - Valentines Day
15 Friday - Vasant Panchami/Basant Panchami

March 2013
10 Sunday - Mahashivratri
10 Sunday - Mothering Sunday (UK)
21 Thursday - Navroz
24 Sunday - Palm Sunday (Western)
25 Monday - Passover (Till 2nd April)
26 Tuesday - Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranhushtra in Fasli Calendar)
27 Wednesday - Holi
28 Thursday - Hola Mohalla
29 Friday - Good Friday
31 Sunday - Easter (Western)

April 2013
11 Thursday - Bikrami Samvat (Hindu New Year)
11 Thursday - Gudi Padva
14 Sunday - Baisakhi
19 Friday - Ram Navmi
24 Wednesday - Mahavir Jayanti
25 Thursday - Hanuman Jayanti
28 Sunday - Palm Sunday (Orthodox)

May 2013
05 Sunday - Easter (Orthodox)
12 Sunday - Mother's Day
13 Monday - Akshay Tritiya
25 Saturday - Buddha Jayanti / Buddha Purnima

June 2013
16 Sunday - Father's Day
16 Sunday - Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi Calendar)

July 2013
09 Tuesday - Ramadan Begins
10 Wednesday - Rath Yatra
19 Friday - Jamshedi Noruz (Zoroastrian New Year in Qadimi Calendar)
22 Monday - Guru Poornima
28 Sunday - Parents Day

August 2013
04 Sunday - Friendship Day
08 Thursday - Id-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan Ends
11 Sunday - Naag Panchami
15 Thursday - Independence Day
21 Wednesday - Rakhi /Raksha Bandhan
28 Wednesday - Sri Krishna Janmashtami

September 2013
05 Thursday - Teachers Day
08 Sunday - Grandparents Day
09 Monday - Ganesh Chaturathi
16 Monday - Onam

October 2013
02 Wednesday - Gandhi Jayanti
05 Saturday - Navaratra Begins
11 Friday - Durga Puja Begins
13 Sunday - Dussehra
15 Tuesday - Eid-Ul-Adha
16 Wednesday - Boss Day
22 Tuesday - Karva Chauth
31 Thursday - Halloween

November 2013
01 Friday - Dhan Teras
03 Sunday - Diwali
03 Sunday - Kali Puja
03 Sunday - Al-Hijira, Muharram Begins
04 Monday - Govardhan Puja
05 Tuesday - Bhai Duj
06 Wednesday - Chhath Puja Begins (Nahai Khai)
08 Friday - Chhath Puja Ends (Sandhya Argh)
14 Thursday - Children's Day
17 Sunday - Guru Nanak Jayanti
27 Wednesday - Hanukkah (After sunset till 5th December)
28 Thursday - Thanksgiving Day

December 2013
03 Tuesday - Muharram Ends
25 Wednesday - Christmas










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