Festivals & Fasts

2020

2020 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.

Calculation of Lunar Months for Indian Calendar

All dates are given for India.

2020 Calendar Year

January

14 January
Makar Sankranti


March

04 March
Maha Shivaratri

21 March
Holi


April

06 April
Vasanta Nvaratri Ram Navami is 13 April

19 April
Hanuma Jayanti's Birthday


May

07 May
Akshaya Tritiya


June

12 June
Ganga Dussehra

13 June
Nirjala Bhima Ekadashi


July

5 July
Guru Purnima

20 July to 18 August
The Spiritual Importance of the Month of Shravana

23 July
Hariyali Teej

25 July
Nag Panchami

25 July to 7 November
Shani (Saturn) Fast Begins


August

11 August
Janma Ashtami

21 August
Swarna Gauri Vratam Fast for Women

22 August
Ganesha Chathurti


September

1 September to 17 September
Shraaddh  Pitris Paksha


October


16 October to 25 October
Navaratri The Nine nights for the Goddesses and Durga Puja

25 October
Dushshera


November

14 November
Karva Chauth

13 November
Dhanteras

14 November
Diwali

30 November
Kartik Purnima


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