Festivals & Fasts

2018

2018 Festivals & Fasts Dates and Times

Indian Festivals and Fasts are linked to the lunar Calendar 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.


2018 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

13 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
Nag Panchami


September

3 September
Janma Ashtami

12 September
Swarna Gauri Vratam Fast for Women

13 September
Ganesha Chathurti

24 September to 8 October
Shraaddh  Pitris Paksha


October

10 to 18 October
Navaratri The Nine nights for the Goddesses and Durga Puja

19 October
Dushshera

27 October
Karva Chauth


November

5 November
Dhanteras

7 November
Diwali

23 November
Kartik Purnima


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