Calendar 2023: India with holidays and festivals

Calendar 2023: India with holidays and festivals The calendar for 2023 will have 12 months, just like any other year. Each month will have a specific number of days, with January having 31 days, February having 28 days (29 days in a leap year), March having 31 days, April having 30 days, May having 31 days, June having 30 days, July having 31 days, August having 31 days, September having 30 days, October having 31 days, November having 30 days, and December having 31 days.

It is important to note that the calendar is based on the Gregorian calendar, which is the most widely used civil calendar in the world. The calendar is based on the Earth’s orbit around the sun, with each year being approximately 365.24 days long.

Calendar 2023

Calendar 2023: India with holidays and festivals

Holidays 2023

January 2023 Festivals

1 Sunday New Years
14 Saturday Lori
15 Sunday Pongal, Uttara an, Makar Sankranti
23 Monday Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti
26 Thursday Basant Panchami, Sarasvati Puja, Republic Day

February 2023 festivals

18 Saturday Mahashivratri

March 2023 Festivals

7 Tuesday Holika Dahan
8 Wednesday Holi
22 Wednesday Chaitra Navratri, Ugadi, Gudi Padwa
23 Thursday Cheti Chand
30 Thursday Ram Navami
31 Friday Chaitra Navratri Parana

April 2023 festivals

1 Saturday Bank Holiday
6 Thursday Hanuman Jayanti
14 Friday Baisakhi, Ambedkar Jayanti
22 Saturday Akshaya Tritiya

June 2023 festivals

20 Tuesday Jagannath Rath Yatra
29 Thursday Ashadi Ekadashi

July 2023 festivals

3 Monday Guru-Purnima

August 2023 festivals

15 Tuesday Independence Day
19 Saturday Hariyali Teej
21 Monday Nag Panchami
29 Tuesday Onam/Thiruvonam
30 Wednesday Raksha Bandhan

September 2023 festivals

2 Saturday Kajri Teej
7 Thursday Janmashtami
18 Monday Hartalika Teej
19 Tuesday Ganesh Chaturthi
28 Thursday Anant Chaturdashi

October 2023 festivals

2 Monday Gandhi Jayanti
15 Sunday Sharad Navratri
22 Sunday Durga Maha Ashtami Puja
23 Monday Durga Maha Navami Puja
24 Tuesday Dussehra, Sharad Navratri Parana

November 2023 festivals

1 Wednesday Karva Chauth
10 Friday Dhanteras
12 Sunday Diwali, Narak Chaturdashi
14 Tuesday Govardhan Puja, Children’s Day
15 Wednesday Bhai Dooj
19 Sunday Chhath Puja

December 2023 festivals

25 monday merry christmas

Importance of Hindu festivals

Importance of Hindu festivals
India is famous all over the world for its rich cultural heritage. For centuries, this culture of India has been attracting people from all over the world. Just as there are many forms of weather, similarly there is diversity in the culture here. From Kashmir in the north to Kanyakumari in the south, from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh, India is home to a variety of folk cultures. According to the geographical area, people’s languages, costumes, complexion and height may be different, but the nation of India is bound in one thread because of the eternal tradition.

All the festivals celebrated in Hindu religion give the message of social harmony, brotherhood, love and unity along with religious faith, that is, we can say that every festival is celebrated for some special purpose. Hundreds of festivals are celebrated in Hindu religion. These festivals are celebrated geographically and socially in different places and in different seasons.

Mainly celebrated Hindu festivals
There are many festivals of Hindu religion which today we can also call global festivals. Among these, Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Dussehra, Navratri etc. are very popular festivals. Which are celebrated with great pomp in the country and the world. Apart from this, there are many regional festivals which are very famous due to their specialty. In the 12 months of the Hindu calendar, some or the other big religious or cultural festival is definitely celebrated in every single month.

Hindu festivals celebrated in the month of Chaitra
According to the Hindu calendar, the first month of the year is Chaitra and from the Pratipada of the month of Chaitra, the festival of Chaitra Navratri, the main festival of Hindu religion, is celebrated. Nine forms of Maa Durga are worshiped in this. Lakhs of followers of Hindu religion fast for nine days in the name of Mother. After this, in the same month, on Chaitra Shukla Navami, the festival of Ram Navami comes, which is the birthday of Lord Rama. After this Gudi Padwa and Ugadi festivals are also celebrated in the month of Chaitra. The festival of Hanuman Jayanti is also celebrated in the month of Chaitra.

Hindu festivals celebrated in the month of Vaishakh
The festival of Vaishakhi is celebrated in the month of Vaishakh. This festival is celebrated with great pomp in the Punjab state of North India. Mainly this festival is celebrated in the joy of ripening of Rabi crop. At the same time, the festival of Akshaya Tritiya also falls in the month of Vaishakh. Many times people also call this festival as Akha Teej. According to religious belief, the fruits of all the deeds done on this day like donation and bath, yagya, chanting etc. are eternal and inexhaustible. The festival of Budha Purnima also falls in this month.

Hindu festivals celebrated in the month of Jyestha-Ashadha
Narada and Shani Jayanti are celebrated in Jyestha month. Along with this, Ganga Dussehra festival is also celebrated in this month. The importance of bathing in the Ganges is considered in this. The Nirjala Ekadashi fast that falls in the month of Jyestha is also a holy festival of Hindu religion. Jagannath Rath Yatra is taken out in the month of Ashadh. This festival is mainly celebrated in Jagannath Puri (Orissa). Dev Shayani Ekadashi and Guru Purnima, which fall in the month of Ashadha, are religiously very important festivals in themselves.

Hindu festivals celebrated in the month of Sawan
Sawan is considered a holy month in Hinduism. The Sawan Somvar Vrat that falls in this month has special significance. In this month lakhs of devotees carry the holy water of river Ganges in the Kanvad through the Kanvad Yatra and anoint Lord Shiva with the same water. The festival of Hariyali Teej and Nag Panchami comes in this month. Raksha Bandhan festival celebrated on the full moon day of Sawan month is the main festival of Hindus. On the other hand, Onam is one of the major festivals of South India which is celebrated only in the month of Sawan. Gayatri Jayanti also falls in the month of Sawan.

Festivals celebrated in the month of Bhadrapada-Ashwin
And in the month of Bhadrapada, Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna. Aja Ekadashi and Ganesh Chaturthi as well as Vishwakarma Puja are the major festivals of Bhadrapada month. Ganesh Visarjan is also done in this month. Ganesh Visarjan is prominently celebrated in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Whereas in the month of Ashwin, the festivals of Shradh, Navratri, Durgashtami and Dussehra etc. come. Sharad Purnima is also a major festival of Ashwin month.

Hindu festivals celebrated in the month of Kartik
Karva Chauth Vrat falling in the month of Kartik is a major festival of Hindu religion. On this day married women fast for the long life of their husband. Apart from this, the festival of Chhath Puja and Tulsi marriage is celebrated with great pomp in the month of Kartik along with Dhanteras, Narak Chaturdashi, Deepawali, Govardhan Puja and Bhaiya Duj.

Festivals celebrated in the month of Marshish
Mokshada Ekadashi, which falls in the Shukla Paksha of the month of Marshish, has great importance in Hindu religion. According to Vedic texts, it is said that on this day Lord Krishna taught the Gita to Arjuna during the Kaurava-Pandava war in the Kurukshetra field. That’s why the festival of Gita Jayanti is also celebrated with great pomp on this day.

Hindu festivals celebrated in Paush-Magha
Paush Purnima is important in the month of Paush. Whereas in North India, Sankashti Chaturthi is celebrated on the Chaturthi date of Krishna Paksha in the month of Magha. It is related to Lord Ganesha. Sometimes this festival is also known as Sakat Chauth. The festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated in this month. Along with this the head of South India

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