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Diwali: Festival of LIghts

Diwali and Deepavali is a public holiday in many Far East Countries.

Deepavali and Diwali: November 13

Deepavali and Diwali is a public holiday in many Far Eastern countries.

Diwali is the festival of lights. It means, “An Array of lamps”.

Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is the most glamorous one. On the 13th day of the dark fortnight of the month of Ashwin (October / November), after 20 days of Dusshera, this festival of lights, is usually celebrated. Though there are many stories behind the origin of Diwali, all of them share a common essence of, Victory of Good over evil.

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017 in : Fiji Holidays,Hindu Calendar,India Holidays,Mauritius Holidays,November Holidays,Trinidad and Tobago Holidays


Nepal observes Tihar Festival

Tihar Festival is a religious Hindu holiday in Nepal

Nepal Tihar Festival: November 13

Tihar Festival is a religious Hindu holiday in Nepal.

This Nepali festival is also known as Dipawali or Bhai Tika or Laxmi Puja or as the Festival of Lights. It is a Hindu festival where the faithful worship Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, and Yama Raj, the Underworld Lord. Besides the gods cited, Nepalese also worship animals as crows, dogs and cows, during the festival. It is celebrated in five days starting from the thirteenth day of the waning moon in October.

Tihar is a festival of brothers and sisters. Even if you are an only son, or daughter, you can choose someone in your family, a friend or a neighbor to be your bhai (bhai in Nepali means brother). Whoever you choose remains so for the rest of your life.
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Posted on 12 Nov 2015 in : Hindu Calendar,Nepal Holidays,November Holidays


Vat Pournima

Symbol for the religion of Hindu.

Vat Pournima Date: June 21

Vat Pournima is celebrated in India and among Hindus worldwide.

Vat Pournima is celebrated by women in the state of Maharashtra, India, in the month of Jesht according to the Hindu Lunar calendar, usually in the month of May or June.

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Posted on 21 Jun 2014 in : Hindu Calendar,May Holidays


Hindus Around the World Festively Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated around the world.

Ganesh Chaturthi: September 19

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated around the world.

Sometimes known as Vinayak Chaturthi, Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival celebrated by Hindus around the world. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi commemorates the day on which Lord Ganesha, the younger son of Shiva and Parvati, was born. On the Hindu calendar, the festival falls on the fourth day of the waxing moon of the month of Bhaadrapada.

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Posted on 09 Sep 2013 in : Hindu Calendar,September Holidays


People in India and Abroad Celebrate Pongal

Pongal is a festival celebrated in India.

Pongal Date: January 14 to January 17

Pongal is a Hindu festival celebrated in India but it is NOT a public holiday.

Pongal is the Harvest Festival which is considered equivalent to a Thanksgiving celebration. Pongal is celebrated by all Tamils—natives of Tamil Nadu, India—across the world. In Tamil, Pongal means “to boil or spill over”, and that spilled abundance is celebrated every January.

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Posted on 14 Jan 2013 in : Hindu Calendar,January Holidays

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