- 1 Hindu Calendar 2018
- 2 Hindu New Year 2018
- 3 Navreh – When: 28th March, 2018- Celebrated in – Kashmir
- 4 Ugadi – When: 29th March, 2018 – Celebrated in – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telengana
- 5 Gudi Padwa – When: 29th March, 2018 – Celebrated in – Maharashtra and Goa
- 6 Cheti Chand – When: 29th March, 2018 – Celebrated in – Sindhi community [Hindu Calendar]
- 7 Baisakhi – When: 14th April, 2018 – Celebrated in – Punjab
- 8 Pohela Boishakh – When: 14th April, 2018 – Celebrated in – West Bengal and Bangladesh
- 9 Bihu – When: 14th April, 2018 – Celebrated in – Assam
- 10 Puthandu – When: 14th April, 2018 – Celebrated in – Tamil Nadu
- 11 Vishu – When: 14th April, 2018 – Celebrated in – Kerala
This is a month shrewd rundown of most Hindu celebrations in year 2018. The vast majority of the Hindu celebrations are resolved in view of position of the Sun and the Moon. If it’s not too much trouble visit Hindu Festivals according to Lunar month to know in which Lunar month celebrations are praised. Hindu Festivals rely on upon area and might vary for two urban communities and distinction is very observable for urban areas in various time zone. Subsequently one ought to set the area before investigating the celebration list.
Hindu Calendar 2018
Hindu celebrations date-book is otherwise called Hindu Vrat and Tyohar timetable. The fasting is known as Vrat and celebration is known as Tyohar or Parva in neighborhood dialect. Most Hindu celebrations schedule incorporate huge fasting days alongside celebrations. Numerous Hindu celebrations are praised while keeping a day long quick on the celebration day. Subsequently in Hinduism Tyohar(s) are the ideal opportunity for festivities, god love and somberness.
Hindu New Year 2018
New Year 2018 is here! The first day of the New Year is widely celebrated as public holiday around the globe. The year 2018 gives you more such holiday options. With the fresh start of another year, as we stride ahead with new hopes and resolutions for the year, on a new almanac, we share with you list of Indian holidays and festivals to look forward to this year. So check out this brand new 2018 calendar list of holidays and Indian festivals and plan your New Year one day at a time. If you always felt the year would get better if you got an extended weekend, you are in luck this year! 2018 is also a year with many long weekends, there are seven three-day weekends in the year with most of the holidays and important festivals coming at the beginning or end of the week. In the previous year also there were 17 occasions of extended weekends. Although extended weeks tend to perk up your monotonous five-days a week working schedule, here is a list of the rest of the Indian holidays and festivals.
Here is the New Year 2018 Calendar with List of Indian Holidays & Festivals:
|Sat||Jan 14, 2017||Makarsankranti / Pongal|
|Wed||Feb 01, 2017||Vasant Panchami|
|Fri||Feb 24, 2017||Maha Shivaratri|
|Sun||Mar 12, 2017||Holika Dahan|
|Mon||Mar 13, 2017||Holi|
|Tue||Mar 28, 2017||Hindi New Year|
|Tue||Mar 28, 2017||Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year|
|Wed||Apr 05, 2017||Ramanavami|
|Tue||Apr 11, 2017||Hanuman Jayanti|
|Fri||Apr 14, 2017||Tamil New Year|
|Fri||Apr 14, 2017||Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu|
|Sat||Apr 15, 2017||Bengali New Year / Bihu|
|Fri||Apr 28, 2017||Akshaya Tritiya|
|Thu||May 25, 2017||Savitri Pooja|
|Sun||Jun 25, 2017||Puri Rath Yatra|
|Sun||Jul 09, 2017||Guru Purnima|
|Thu||Jul 27, 2017||Nag Panchami|
|Fri||Aug 04, 2017||Varalakshmi Vrat|
|Mon||Aug 07, 2017||Raksha Bandhan|
|Mon||Aug 14, 2017||Krishna Janmashtami|
|Fri||Aug 25, 2017||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|Mon||Sep 04, 2017||Onam|
|Sun||Sep 17, 2017||Vishwakarma Puja|
|Tue||Sep 19, 2017||Mahalaya Amavasya|
|Thu||Sep 21, 2017||Navaratri begins|
|Fri||Sep 29, 2017||Navaratri ends / Maha Navami|
|Sat||Sep 30, 2017||Dusshera|
|Thu||Oct 05, 2017||Sharad Purnima|
|Sun||Oct 08, 2017||Karwa Chauth|
|Tue||Oct 17, 2017||Dhan Teras|
|Thu||Oct 19, 2017||Diwali|
|Sat||Oct 21, 2017||Bhai Dooj|
|Thu||Oct 26, 2017||Chhath Puja|
|Sat||Nov 04, 2017||Kartik Poornima|
|Thu||Nov 30, 2017||Geeta Jayanti|
|Sat||Dec 16, 2017||Dhanu Sankranti|
Let us also have a look at how Hindu New Year is celebrated in different states and by various communities:
Navreh, the lunar New Year in Kashmir or Kashmiri Hindu New Year, is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra Navratri which heralds the onset of spring season. Navreh coincides with the first day of the Chaitra Shukla Paksh. In 2018, Navreh date is March 28.
Navreh 2018-2019 is the first day of 5093 of the Sapath Rishi Samvat calendar or the Kashmiri Hindu calendar. This is mentioned in Rajtarangini and the Nilamat Purana and considered as sacred in Kashmir as Maha Shivratri.
Navreh is observed as Ugadi , Telugu and Kannada New Year’s day, in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. This festival is celebrated as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra and Goa.
Ugadi – When: 29th March, 2018 – Celebrated in – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telengana
Yugaadi also called Ugadi is basically a Hindu festival signifying the time element of the Universe celebrated as a New Year Day coinciding with Chaitra Masam (the first lunar month), Shukla paksha (bright fortnight), Prathama Thithi (first lunar day) as per Chandrasana or Lunar Calendar.
It is a festival mainly celebrated in Southern part of India and Maharashtra. In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka it is celebrated as Ugadi while in Maharashtra it is called as Gudi Padwa. In all the three states it is celebrated as per Chandrasana.
Gudi Padwa – When: 29th March, 2018 – Celebrated in – Maharashtra and Goa
The occasion of Gudi Padwa is generally observed according to the Hindu Calendar in the month of March or April every year. If you are unaware of when is Gudi Padwa in 2018, it will be observed on 29th March, 2018. Gudi Padwa is one of the most auspicious and holy occasions of Marathi Hindus in India. It is basically celebrated by the Maharashtrians and Konkanis in the Deccan region of the country that comprises of several areas of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala.
Why is Gudi Padwa Celebrated?
There are various reasons for which people celebrate Gudi Padwa. However, the most prominent one is that this auspicious day is marked as the New Year in Marathi Hindu Calendar. Many followers also observe this day to celebrate the defeat of Sakas by Shalivahan. Few celebrate this day for the victory of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. In short, there are numerous reasons for which this day is celebrated, but whatever be the reason, this day holds great importance in the culture and tradition of this region.
How is Gudi Padwa celebrated?
Gudi Padwa is a holy occasion, and thus, offering of a customary meal comprising neem leaves, and jaggery (sometimes tamarind) is offered. The auspicious occasion is observed with some religious customs associated with Gudi Padwa, which are still followed by the believers. However, this occasion also calls for feast and get-togethers where family members come together and share some happy moments. If you are far away from your family and loved ones, and if you cannot make it to be with them, you can still bring a smile on their face and can relieve them a bit from the pain of your absence through auspicious and special Gudi Padwa gifts.
Cheti Chand – When: 29th March, 2018 – Celebrated in – Sindhi community [Hindu Calendar]
Cheti Chand is celebrated as New Year’s Day by Sindhis, according to the Hindu Calendar, Cheti Chand is celebrated on the second day of the Chaitra month known as Chet in Sindhi. So it is known as CHET-I-CHAND.IT is the second day of month chaitra. i.e a day after gudi padwa and ugadi.
The Sindhi community celebrates the festival of Cheti Chand in honour of the birth of Ishta Deva Uderolal, popularly known as Jhulelal, the Patron Saint of the Sindhis. This day is considered to be very auspicious and is celebrated with pompous and gaiety. On this day, people worship water the elixir of life.
Followers of Jhulelal observe Chaliha Sahib. It suggests that for forty long days and nights they underwent rituals and vigil on the bank of Sindhu. They did not shave, nor did they wear new clothes or shoes. They did not use soap or oil or any opulent thing. They just washed their clothes, dried them and wore them again. In the evening, they worshipped God Varun, sang songs in his praise and prayed for their solace and salvation. After 40 days of Chaalis, the followers of Jhulelal celebrate the occasion with festivity as ‘Thanks Giving Day’ even till today.
On this day many Sindhis take Baharana Sahib to nearby River or Lake. Baharana Sahib Consists of Jyot, Misiri, Phota, Fal, Akha. Behind is Kallosh and a Nariyal in it, covered with Cloth and phool, patta. There is also Murti of Pujya Jhulelal Devta.
There is a spirit associated with this festival which raises the hope and expectations along with the New Year. This one is a homely affair and is rich in all traditions and customs.
Baisakhi – When: 14th April, 2018 – Celebrated in – Punjab
According to Hindu Calendar, Baisakhi is a festival celebrated across the northern Indian subcontinent, especially in the Punjab region by the Sikh community. More recently, this festival is also celebrated around the world by Sikh diaspora. For the Sikh community this festival commemorates the establishment of the Khalsa. It is also celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists for different reasons including the start of a new year. People in the Punjab Region regard Vaisakhi as a harvest festival.For Hindus, it is the start of the second month of New Year after Chaitr, and is celebrated with requisite bathing, partying, and worshipping. It’s believed that thousands of years ago, Goddess Ganga descended to earth and in her honour, many Hindus gather along the sacred Ganges River for ritual baths. The action is centered in the holy cities along the Ganges in north India, or in Srinagar’s Mughal Gardens, Jammu’s Nagbani Temples–, or anywhere in Tamil Nadu. Hindus plant poles (wrapped in flags of gold-embroidered silk) in front of their homes, and hang pots of brass, copper or silver on top.
Pohela Boishakh – When: 14th April, 2018 – Celebrated in – West Bengal and Bangladesh
Poila Baisakh 2018 or Bengali New Year is one of the important festival of Bengali Community in Hindu Calendar. The New Year celebrate in Bangladesh, Indian States West Bengal and Tripura, is celebrates in the month of Vaishakh or Baisakh (mid of April). Poila Baisakh 2018 date is 14th April 2018. The Bengali New Year is popularly referred as Naba Barsa in Bengal and Pohela or Poila Boishakh in Bangladesh and is the first day in the Bengali Calendar. Bengali Year 1423 begins on the day.
Bengali New Year 1423 ( Poila Baisakh 2018 ), the fair will be ornamented with a number of colorful stalls offering Bangladeshi handicrafts, cloths, souvenirs and snacks, said a press release. The hotel will also offer various food stalls including chatpati, fuchka, sugar cane juice, mango bhorta and mixed fruit cocktail on the occasion.
On Poila Boisakh, Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, and Lord Ganesh are worshiped. Most of Jewellery merchants perform the Halkhata ceremony that marks the advent of the Bengali New Year. All shops are decorated with flowers and one will notice stringed fresh lemons and chillies hanging in front of shops. This is used to ward off the evil eye
Bihu – When: 14th April, 2018 – Celebrated in – Assam
Besides the Assamese, various tribes in the state, too, celebrate Bihu. The Bodos observe it as Baishagu, Karbis as Johang Pula, Deoris as Bahagia Bihu, Rabhas as Nava Barasa, Tiwas as Bisu and Tai Phakes as Pasni Bihu.
Why Bihu is Special According to Hindu Calendar?
- Bihu is the most important non-religious festival of the Assam.
- There are three Bihu’s.
- In April it is Bohag Bihu , in October/November it is Kati Bihu and in January it is Magh Bihu.
- The Bihu festival celebrates the three seasons of spring, important to the largely pastoral people of Assam.
Some More Bihu Festival Details:
- The first day of the bihu is called goru bihu or cow bihu, in which cows are washed and worshipped
- This second day is called Manuh (human) bihu on April 15, the New Year Day.
- The third day is Gosai (Gods) bihu; statues of Gods, worshiped in all households are cleaned and worshiped asking for a smooth new year.
Puthandu – When: 14th April, 2018 – Celebrated in – Tamil Nadu
Tamil New Year also called as “Varusha Pirappu or Puthandu” among Tamil people all over the world. It is celebrated according to the Tamil calendar on the first day of Chithirai month. According to the Gregorian calendar it falls on 13th or 14 th April. Tamil People All over the world celebrate Varusha Pirappu in a big way by merrymaking and feasting.
Today we got up early, my daughter and me together drew a beautiful Rangoli, decorated it by coloring, and lit a kuthuvilakku, kept in the middle of the Rangoli.
As a food blogger, already I have posted few recipes for New Year. But I have prepared a authentic and traditional food for our lunch. There are three main fruits for tamilians because these are the seasonal fruits during the Tamil New year time and called as “Mukkani (Three fruits)” – Maa (Mango), Pala (Jackfruit) and Vaalai (Banana). So based on these three fruits I have decided my menu, but I could not get this Jack Fruit and so dropped the recipe with Jackfruit.
Vishu – When: 14th April, 2018 – Celebrated in – Kerala
So Vishu is coming up on 14th April, 2018, it’s an occasion to celebrate with your families. Vishu is a really auspicious day for the people in Kerala, even though Malayalam calendar suggests that the real New Year comes in the month of August, Malayalam people count Vishu as beginning of all new things. That is why producers release their movies, begin new work on this day. It is a big day for people in Kerala. They celebrate the day with flowers, decorated elephants, new clothes, all around happy occasion.
Malayalam movie stars also celebrate the day, like this year actor Mammootty will release his much anticipated movie of the year Bhaskar The Rascal on the occasion of Vishu. According to the makers the movie is a complete entertainer and perfect for watching with family. So you can have a great time watching this new movie, or you can also go for a long drive with the loved ones. Enjoy the day, happy Vishu to all.
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