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
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)
Hanuma Jayanti's Birthday
Vasanta Nvaratri Ram Navami is 15 April 2017
Nirjala Bhima Ekadashi
24 July to 21 August
The Spiritual Importance of the Month of Shravana
29 July to 11 November
Shani (Saturn) Fast Begins
Swarna Gauri Vratam Fast for Women
24 September to 8 October
Shraaddh Pitris Paksha
10 to 18 October
Navaratri The Nine nights for the Goddesses and Durga Puja