Festival List 2016

Hindu Festivals 2016 – Hindu Festival Calendar in 2016

 

This is a list of important festival dates in Hinduism in 2016 based on various regional Hindu calendars. The same festival might be celebrated a day earlier or later in different parts of India. Hindu Festivals 2016 based on Hindu traditional calendar – India Standard Time.

January 2016

Makar Sankranti – 15th January, 2016

Pongal – 15th January, 2016
Sankranti – 15th January, 2016

February 2016

Thai Pusam –
Vasant Panchami – Saraswati Puja – February 12, 2016

March 2016

Shivratri – March 7, 2016
Holika Dahan – March 23, 2016
Dhulandi Holi  – March 24. 2016

April 2016

Ugadi (New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh) – April 8, 2016

Gudi Padva – April 8, 2016

Chaitra Navratri Begins – April 8, 2016
Hindi New Year – April 8, 2016
Cheti Chand – April 9, 2016

Ram Navami – April 15, 2016

Chithirai 1 (Tamil New Year) – 14th April, 2016

Vishu (Kerala) – 14th April, 2016

New Year in Bengal and Assam – 15th April, 2016

Hanuman Jayanti –  April 22, 2016

May 2016

Akshaya Tritiya – May 9
Narasimha Jayanti – May 20

June 2016

Vat Savitri Vrat – June 4

July 2016

Puri Rath Yatra – July 6
Vyas Purnima, Guru Purnima – July 19

August 2016

Raksha Bandan – August 18, 2016

Sri Krishna Janmashtami – August 24 in south and western parts of India
Sri Krishna Janmashtami – August 25 in North India
Onam –

September 2016

Haritalika Teej – September 4
Ganesh Chaturthi – September 5

Pitru Paksha Shradh begins September 17

Pitru Paksha Shradh ends on September 30
Mahalaya – September 30

October 2016

Navratri Begins – October 1
Durga Ashtami – October 9

Maha Navami – October 10

Vijaya Dashami – Dussehra – October 11
Karva Chouth – October 18

Dhanteras – October 28

Diwali – October 30
Lakshmi Puja – October 30
Gujarati New Year – October 31

November 2016

Chath Puja – November 6
Sabarimala Mandala Kalam begins – 16th November, 2016
Tulsi Puja and Vivah – November 11
Kal Bhairav Ashtami – November 21

December 2016

Gita Jayanti – December 10
Sri Dattatreya Jayanti – December 13