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Hindu Holiday Calendar 2021

Hindu Festivals 2020-2025

Here are the dates and meanings of Hindu festivals, including Diwali, Hindi New Year, Maha Shiva Ratri, and Holi, from 2020 to 2025.
YearMakar SakrantiVasant PanchamiMaha Shiva RatriHoliHindi New YearRama NavamiNavaratriDiwali
2020Jan. 14Jan. 29Feb. 21March 9March 24April 2Oct. 17Nov. 14
2021Jan. 14Feb. 16March 11March 28April 12April 21Oct. 6Nov. 4
2022Jan. 14Feb. 5Feb. 28March 18April 1April 10Sept. 26Oct. 24
2023Jan. 14Jan. 25Feb. 18March 7March 22March 30Oct. 15Nov. 12
2024Jan. 14Feb. 13March 8March 25April 9April 16Oct. 3Oct. 31
2025Jan. 14Feb. 2Feb. 25March 14March 29April 5Sept. 22Oct. 20

See also Diwali; Hindu Calendar.

Makar Sankrant

Makar Sankrant is one of the most important festivals of the Hindu calendar and celebrates the sun’s journey into the northern hemisphere.

Vasant Panchami

Dedicated to Saraswati, the goddess of learning and Brahma’s wife. The festival marks the beginning of Spring.

Mahashivratri

Mahashivratri is a Hindu festival dedicated to Shiva, one of the deities of the Hindu Trinity.

Holi

The Hindu spring festival.

Swaminarayan Jayanti

This day marks the birth of Lord Swaminarayan for followers of the Swaminarayan tradition.

Rama

Birthday of Lord Rama, an incarnation of Vishnu and the hero of the Ramayana

Hanuman Jayanti

This festival marks the birth of Hanuman, the Monkey God.

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is the Hindu festival that celebrates brotherhood and love. “Raksha Bandhan” means a thread for protection.

Janmashtami – Krishna Jayanti

The Janamashtami festival marks the birth of Krishna, the most highly venerated God in the Hindu pantheon.

Navaratri (start)

Navaratri (nine nights) symbolises the triumph of good over evil and marks the start of autumn.

Dussera

Celebrates Lord Rama’s victory over the evil demon Ravana.

Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is an occasion for celebrations by Hindus as well as Jains and Sikhs.