Indian Festivals Calendar 2017

Indian Festivals Calendar 2017

Here is the list of Indian Festivals Calendar 2017:

    January

    February

    March

    • Doljatra - Sunday - 12 March, 2017
      Holi Dahan. Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal only.

    • Holi - Monday - 13 March, 2017
      Festivals of Colors

    • Ugadi - Tuesday - 28 March, 2017
      Telugu and Kannada New Year. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only.

    • Ugadi - Wednesday - 29 March, 2017
      Telugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka, Telangana

    • Telugu New Year - Wednesday - 29 March, 2017
      Telugu and Kannada New Year. Tamil Nadu only.

    April

    • Odisha Day - Saturday - 1 April, 2017
      Odisha only. Utkal Divas

    • Bank Holiday - Saturday - 1 April, 2017
      Banks only. Annual accounts closing

    • Ram Navami - Tuesday - 4 April, 2017
      Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya

    • Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday - Wednesday - 5 April, 2017
      Andhra Pradesh, Telangana only

    • Ram Navami - Wednesday - 5 April, 2017
      Telangana. Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya

    • Mahavir Jayanti - Sunday - 9 April, 2017
      The most important religious holiday in Jainism

    • Hazrat Alis Birthday - Tuesday - 11 April, 2017
      Uttar Pradesh only.

    • Vaisakhi - Thursday - 13 April, 2017
      Haryana only

    • Dr Ambedkar Jayanti - Friday - 14 April, 2017
      Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar

    • Good Friday - Friday - 14 April, 2017
      Friday before Easter Sunday

    • Tamil New Year - Friday - 14 April, 2017
      Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only

    • Vishu - Friday - 14 April, 2017
      Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar

    • Bohag Bihu - Friday - 14 April, 2017
      Assamese New Year

    • Bengali New Year - Saturday - 15 April, 2017
      Tripura, West Bengal only

    • Himachal Day - Saturday - 15 April, 2017
      Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948

    • Bohag Bihu Holiday - Saturday - 15 April, 2017
      Assam only

    • Parashurama Jayanti - Friday - 28 April, 2017
      Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only

    • Basava Jayanthi - Saturday - 29 April, 2017
      Karnataka only. The most important festival of the Lingayats.

    May

    • Maharashtra Day - Monday - 1 May, 2017
      Maharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960

    • May Day - Monday - 1 May, 2017
      Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal only

    • Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore - Tuesday - 9 May, 2017
      Tripura, West Bengal. A Bengali polymath who reshaped literature and music.

    • Buddha Purnima - Wednesday - 10 May, 2017
      Birth of Buddha

    • State Day - Tuesday - 16 May, 2017
      Sikkim only

    • Maharana Pratap Jayanti - Sunday - 28 May, 2017
      Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only

    June

    July

    • Bonalu - Monday - 10 July, 2017


    August

    • Janmashtami - Monday - 14 August, 2017
      Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna

    • Janmashtami - Tuesday - 15 August, 2017
      Himachal Pradesh

    • Parsi New Year - Thursday - 17 August, 2017
      Jamshed Navroz. Mumbai Only

    • Teej - Thursday - 24 August, 2017
      Haryana only

    • Ganesh Chaturthi - Friday - 25 August, 2017
      Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata

    • Nuakhai - Saturday - 26 August, 2017
      Odisha only. Harvest Festival. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi

    September

    • Idul Juha - Friday - 1 September, 2017
      Kerala, Puducherry

    • Idul Juha - Saturday - 2 September, 2017
      Many states

    • First Onam - Sunday - 3 September, 2017
      Kerala only. Harvest Festival

    • Thiruvonam - Monday - 4 September, 2017
      Kerala only. Harvest Festival

    • Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti - Wednesday - 6 September, 2017
      Kerala only. Marks the birth of a key social reformer

    • Mahalaya - Tuesday - 19 September, 2017
      Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.

    • Bathukamma Starting day - Wednesday - 20 September, 2017
      Nine days before Durgastami

    • Muharram - Thursday - 21 September, 2017
      Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community

    • Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati - Thursday - 21 September, 2017
      Haryana only

    • Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi - Thursday - 21 September, 2017
      Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer

    • Haryanas Heroes Martyrdom Day - Saturday - 23 September, 2017
      Haryana only

    • Saptami of Durgapuja - Wednesday - 27 September, 2017
      Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only

    • Ayudha Puja - Thursday - 28 September, 2017
      Tamil Nadu

    • Durgastami - Thursday - 28 September, 2017
      Telangana

    • Mahanavami - Friday - 29 September, 2017
      Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha only. Ninth Day of Dussehra

    • Vijaya Dashami - Saturday - 30 September, 2017
      Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu. Dussehra

    October

    • Muharram (10th Day) - Sunday - 1 October, 2017
      Day of Ashurah

    • Maharishi Valmiki Birthday - Thursday - 5 October, 2017
      Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.

    • Lakshmi Puja - Thursday - 5 October, 2017
      Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.

    • Kali Puja - Wednesday - 18 October, 2017
      West Bengal only. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali

    • Kati Bihu - Wednesday - 18 October, 2017
      Assam only

    • Narak Chaturdashi - Wednesday - 18 October, 2017
      Karnataka

    • Deewali - Thursday - 19 October, 2017
      Maharashtra. Laxmi Pujan

    November

    December

    January

    March

    August

    September

    October

    • Mahatma Gandhi Birthday - Tuesday - 2 October, 2018
      Gandhi Jayanti

    • Birthday of Lal Bahadur Shastri - Tuesday - 2 October, 2018
      Lal Bahadur Shastri was the 2nd Prime Minister of India and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress political party. Shastri joined the Indian independence movement in the 1920s and with his friend Nithin Eslavath.

    • Durga Puja - Wednesday - 10 October, 2018
      Mahastami. Odisha, Sikkim only

    • Navratri or Durga Puja - Wednesday - 10 October, 2018
      Navratri in Sanskrit means nine nights. This nine-day long festival has to come on top of the list with the grand celebration.

    • Ramlila - Wednesday - 17 October, 2018
      This is the world’s oldest Ramlila, Varanasi that reenacts the Hindu epic Ramayana and commences with the incarnation of Lord Vishnu as Rama to win over Ravana. Ramlila goes on for a month every year from Anant Chaturdashi and ends at full moon night.

    • Dussehra - Friday - 19 October, 2018
      Vijaya Dashami

    • Kota Dussehra - Friday - 19 October, 2018
      With cultural performances, the look of this festival is a rural one in Kota, Rajasthan. Artisans from different places come to sell their wares. It also see towering effigies of Ravana being burnt. Additionally, there is a captivating procession from the royal palace to the ground that features decorated elephants, camels and folk dancers.

    • Karwa Chauth - Sunday - 28 October, 2018
      The Karwa Chauth is specially celebrated by all the married women in India. On this day, married women fast for the long life of their husbands. According to Hindu calendar, this festival is observed in the month of Kartika that is in between October to November.

    November

    • Haryana Day - Thursday - 1 November, 2018
      Haryana only.

    • Diwali - Wednesday - 7 November, 2018
      Festivals of Light

    • Deepavali - Wednesday - 7 November, 2018
      Karnataka, Maharashtra

    • Bhai Dooj - Friday - 9 November, 2018
      ‘Bhai’ means brother and ‘Dooj’ means two days after new moon, this festival is celebrated between brothers and sisters other than Raksha Bandhan to strengthen the bond of their love.

    • Chhath Puja - Tuesday - 13 November, 2018
      Chhath Puja is one of the Hindu festivals, quite popular in the Eastern Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand as well as in Nepal.

    • Guru Nanak Birthday - Friday - 23 November, 2018
      The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik

    December

    • Christmas Day - Tuesday - 25 December, 2018
      Observed in all states

    January

    • New Years Day - Tuesday - 1 January, 2019
      Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu only

    • Lohri - Sunday - 13 January, 2019
      Harvesting festival of Punjab

    • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti - Wednesday - 23 January, 2019
      Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement

    • Republic Day - Saturday - 26 January, 2019
      Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India

    February