Krishna Janmashtami 2023: Date (6th September or 7th Sept 2023), Wishes & Quotes, Importance
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|New Year||1 January 2023, Sunday|
|Swami Vivekananda Jayanti||12 January, 2023, Thursday|
|Lohri||14 January 2023, Saturday|
|15 January 2023, Sunday|
|Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti||23 January 2023, Monday|
|Republic Day, Basant Panchmi,|
|26 January 2023, Thursday|
|Guru Ravidas Jayanti||5 February 2023, Sunday|
|Janki Jayanti||14 February, 2023, Tuesday|
|Mahashivratri||18 February, 2023, Saturday|
|Phulera Dooj||21 February, 2023, Tuesday|
|Holika Dahan||7 March 2023, Tuesday|
|Holi||8 March 2023, Wednesday|
|Ranga Panchami||12 March, 2023, Sunday|
|Chaitra Navratri, Ugadi,|
Gudi Padwa, Cheti Chand
|22 March, 2023, Wednesday|
|Gangaur (Gauri Puja)||24 March, 2023, Friday|
|Bank's Holiday||1 April, 2023, Saturday|
|Hanuman Jayanti||6 April, 2023, Thursday|
|Solar New Year, Baisakhi, Ambedkar Jayanti||14 April, 2023, Friday|
|Akshaya Tritiya and Eid-Ul- Fitar||22 April, 2023, Saturday|
|Sita Navami||29 April, 2023, Saturday|
|Buddha Purnima||5 May, 2023, Friday|
|Jagannath Rath Yatra||20 June 2023, Tuesday|
|Devshayani Ekadashi and Eid-Ul-Adha||29 June 2023, Thursday|
|Guru Purnima||3 July 2023, Monday|
|Independence Day||15 August, 2023, Tuesday|
|Hariyali Teej||19 August, 2023, Saturday|
|Nag Panchami||21 August, 2023, Monday|
|Onam/Thiruvonam||29 August, 2023, Tuesday|
|Raksha Bandhan||30 August, 2023, Wednesday|
|Kajari Teej||2 September, 2023, Saturday|
|Teacher's Day||5 September, 2023, Tuesday|
|Janmashtami||7 September, 2023, Thursday|
|Hartalika Teej||18 September, 2023, Monday|
|Ganesh Chaturthi||19 September, 2023, Tuesday|
|Anant Chaturdashi/ Eid Milad Un Nabi||28 September 2023, Thursday|
|Gandhi Jayanti and Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti||2 October, 2023, Monday|
|Sharad Navratri||15 October 2023, Sunday|
|Durga Puja Ashtami||22 October 2023, Sunday|
|Durga Maha Navami Puja,|
Sharad Navratri Parana
|23 October 2023, Monday|
|Dussehra||24 October 2023, Tuesday|
|Karwa Chauth||1 November, 2023, Wednesday|
|Ahoi Ashtami||5 November, 2023, Sunday|
|Dhanteras||10 November, 2023, Friday|
|Diwali, Narak Chaturdashi||12 November, 2023, Sunday|
|Govardhan Puja, Bhai Dooj, Children's Day||14 November, 2023, Tuesday|
|Chhath Puja||19 November, 2023, Sunday|
|Devuthhana Ekadashi||23 November, 2023, Thursday|
|Tulsi Vivah||24 November, 2023, Friday|
|Dev Diwali||26 November, 2023, Sunday|
|Vivah Panchami||17 December, 2023, Sunday|
|Christmas||25 December 2023, Monday|
Date: Varies (generally October or November)
Introduction: Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is one of the most significant festivals in India, celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs. It symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.
Reason for Celebration: Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after his 14-year exile and victory over the demon king Ravana. It also marks the start of the Hindu New Year.
Popularity: Diwali is widely celebrated across India with great enthusiasm. It involves lighting oil lamps, bursting fireworks, exchanging gifts, and enjoying festive meals.
State: Celebrated throughout India, with varying traditions and customs across different states.
Date: Varies (usually March)
Introduction: Holi, known as the "Festival of Colors," is a vibrant and joyous celebration that signifies the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil.
Reason for Celebration: Holi has various mythological origins, including the legend of Prahlada and Holika, which symbolize the victory of devotion and virtue over arrogance and wickedness.
Popularity: Holi is immensely popular and celebrated with gusto. People throw colored powders and water at each other, dance, sing, and indulge in festive treats.
State: Celebrated across India, particularly in North Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Punjab.
Date: January 26th
Introduction: Republic Day honors the day in 1950 when the Constitution of India came into effect, officially making India a sovereign, democratic republic.
Reason for Celebration: Republic Day marks the transition from British colonial rule to a self-governing democratic nation.
Popularity: It's a grand national celebration with a colorful parade in New Delhi, showcasing India's cultural diversity and military strength. The President of India hoists the national flag, and various awards are conferred.
State: Celebrated across India, with the main event in New Delhi.
Date: August 15th Introduction: Independence Day commemorates India's freedom from British rule in 1947.
Reason for Celebration: It marks the end of over two centuries of colonial rule and the beginning of India's journey as an independent nation.
Popularity: Independence Day is celebrated with patriotic fervor. The Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort in Delhi, and various cultural programs are held.
State: Celebrated throughout India, with the Red Fort ceremony in Delhi being the highlight.
Date: Varies (based on the Islamic lunar calendar)
Introduction: Eid al-Fitr, also known as "Festival of Breaking the Fast," is a significant Islamic festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.
Reason for Celebration: Eid al-Fitr is a celebration of gratitude to Allah for the strength and self-discipline shown during Ramadan. It's a time of joy, prayer, and sharing with the less fortunate.
Popularity: Eid al-Fitr is widely celebrated by the Muslim community in India. Special prayers, feasts, and exchanging of gifts are common traditions during this festival.
State: Celebrated by the Muslim community throughout India.
Date: January 14th
Introduction: Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the sun into the zodiac sign of Capricorn. It signifies the end of winter and the beginning of longer days.
Reason for Celebration: Celebrated with kite flying, feasting, and bonfires, Makar Sankranti holds cultural and agricultural importance. It symbolizes the harvest season and the awakening of the gods from their deep slumber.
Popularity: Widely celebrated across India with variations in traditions and names, such as Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Lohri in Punjab.
State: Celebrated in various states including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, and others.
Date: September-October (dates vary based on lunar calendar)
Reason for Celebration: Navaratri is a nine-night festival dedicated to the worship of the goddess Durga. It symbolizes the victory of good over evil.
Significance: The festival is celebrated with elaborate rituals, fasting, dancing (Garba and Dandiya), and pandal hopping during Durga Puja in West Bengal.
Popularity: Navaratri is immensely popular, especially in Gujarat and West Bengal, where it's celebrated with grandeur.
State: Mainly celebrated in Gujarat and West Bengal.
Date: August-September (dates vary)
Reason for Celebration: Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom and prosperity.
Significance: People install Ganesha idols in their homes and public places, followed by elaborate processions and immersion of the idols in water bodies.
Popularity: Extremely popular in Maharashtra, with massive public celebrations featuring elaborate decorations and processions.
State: Mainly celebrated in Maharashtra and other parts of India.
Date: August-September (dates vary)
Reason for Celebration: Onam is a harvest festival celebrated in Kerala to honor King Mahabali. It's marked by vibrant cultural events and elaborate feasts.
Significance: The festival commemorates the return of King Mahabali and the state's prosperity. It's celebrated with the traditional dance form, Kathakali, boat races, and the elaborate Onam Sadya (feast).
Popularity: Extremely popular in Kerala, where it's celebrated with enthusiasm and traditional fervor.
State: Celebrated predominantly in Kerala.
Date: August (date varies)
Reason for Celebration: Raksha Bandhan celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. Sisters tie rakhi (sacred thread) on their brothers' wrists, symbolizing love and protection.
Significance: It signifies the strong bond between siblings and the promise of protection. Brothers often give gifts to their sisters in return.
Popularity: Widely celebrated across India, with families coming together for the ritual and celebration.
State: Celebrated throughout India.
Date: January 14th
Reason for Celebration: Pongal is a Tamil harvest festival that coincides with Makar Sankranti. It's a four-day celebration of gratitude towards nature.
Significance: The festival includes cooking the Pongal dish, decorated cattle, and kolam (rangoli) designs. It's a thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest.
Popularity: Highly popular in Tamil Nadu, marked by traditional decorations and cultural festivities.
State: Mainly celebrated in Tamil Nadu.