Festivals & Fasts

2016

2017 Festivals & Fasts Dates and Times

Indian Festivals and Fasts are linked to the lunar Calender and their dates change every year. Knowledge of Vedic Astrology and the panchang is essential. This page will list all the important festivals, give their importance, the astrological connections and how they are celebrated.

All dates are given for India.


2017 Calendar Year

January

14 January
Makar Sankranti also known as Pongal and Lohri.
(As the Sankranti happens in the night of the 14th, Makar Sankranti can be celebrated on 15 January)


February

24 February
Maha Shivaratri


March

13 March
Holi


April

11 April
Hanuma Jayanti's Birthday

15 April
Vasanta Nvaratri Ram Navami is 15 April 2017

28 April
Akshaya Tritiya


June

3 June
Ganga Dussehra

5 June
Nirjala Bhima Ekadashi


July

9 July
Guru Purnima

24 July to 21 August
The Spiritual Importance of the Month of Shravana

27 July
Nag Panchami

29 July to 11 November
Shani (Saturn) Fast Begins


August

15 August
Janma Ashtami

24 August
Swarna Gauri Vratam Fast for Women

25 August
Ganesha Chathurti


September

5 to 20 September
Shraaddh  Pitris Paksha

21 to 29 September
Navaratri The Nine nights for the Goddesses and Durga Puja

30 September
Dushshera


October

8 October
Karva Chauth

17 October
Dhanteras

19 October
Diwali


November

4 November
Kartik Purnima


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