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Hindu Festival Calendar 2022 is presented here along with dates for all the festivals and holidays celebrated in Hindu Religion. Know more on Hindu Holidays and Festivals in 2022.

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Hindu Festivals 2022

Hindu Festivals - The followers of Hinduism celebrate festivals related to Hindu Gods and ancient Hindu mythology. Hindus celebrate almost everything from birthday of Gods, religious significance to spring festivals such as Holi. Fast and rituals like aarti are a part of these Hindu religious celebrations which may last up to several days. Navratri is one such festival which is observed for almost 9 days twice a year. Some of these festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show across India. Diwali is one such Hindu festival which is celebrated by almost every Indian worldwide.

India, the land of varied cultures, ethnic groups, and traditions is a land of festivals and fairs. The country is home to people with diverse religions and faiths. Hinduism however dominates all the other religions and has the longest list of festivals owing to its widespread presence, regional variations, and number of followers.

Though, the major Hindu festivals are not just those which call for national holidays. One of the most peculiar features of Hindu festivals is that they encompass almost anything to everything, and that too has a quintessential divine aspect to it. There are celebrations typically for manifestations of gods and goddesses in their varied avtars, death of asuras (demons) and triumph of the gods. Ritualistic feasts are also carried out for seasons, days of the week, planetary events, lunar or solar eclipse and other phases of the moon, vedic principles, and even for creatures like snakes (Nag Panchami).

Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Dussehra, and Janmashtami are the major Hindu festivals that are celebrated throughout the country with utmost fervor and gusto and involve lots of customs and rituals. Each festival has a deity presiding over it and all the festivities focusing on it. During Navratri, women put on all the adornments and are traditionally dressed up in tones of red, which appeal to Goddess Durga, the presiding deity of the festival.Some festivals celebrate a significant event in the life of a deity e.g. Janmashtami observes the birthday of Lord Krishna, while some are seasonal festivities or customs, like Holi.Some festivals are exclusively regional, like Onam in Kerala, whereas Hindu festivals such as Diwali, Dussehra, and Ganesh Chaturthi are now being celebrated globally.

During Hindu festivals, devotees observe rigorous fasts, visit the temple and worship the deities. Distribution of prasad, singing devotional chants (bhajans), decorating houses and temples are other major practices of the day. In a nutshell, each event in Hinduism has religious overtones and legends involving different gods.

With abundant holy days, the Hindu almanac is sprinkled considerably with a string of major festivals and a fever of celebrations one after the other. No matter what is the mode of celebration or the reason to celebrate - the Hindu festivals add to the colourful facet of India's cultural diversity, and leave enduring imprints of delight in the minds of people until another festival arrives.

List of Hindu festivals and religious celebrations in 2022.

2022 Hindu Holidays

Date Day Festival / Vrat / Upvas Type
Jan 2 Sunday Hanuman Jayanti *Tamil Hanumath Jayanthi (In Tamil Nadu)
Jan 12 Wednesday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti Regarded as Great Leader
Jan 14 Friday Makar Sankranti Hindu Festival
Jan 21 Friday Sakat Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi Dedicated to Goddess Sakat, Lord Ganesha is also worshipped
Jan 30 Sunday Masik Shivaratri A day Dedicated to worship Lord Shiva (every month)
Feb 01 Tuesday Mauni Amavasya Hindu Festival
Feb 02 Wednesday Magha Gupta Navratri Begins Hindu Festival
Feb 05 Saturday Vasant Panchami Hindu Festival
Feb 16 Wednesday Magha Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Ravidas Jayanti Hindu Festival
Mar 01 Tuesday Maha Shivaratri Hindu Festival
Mar 17 Thursday Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan Hindu Festival
Mar 18 Friday Holi Festival of Colors
Mar 25 Friday Basoda, Sheetala Ashtami Hindu Festival
Apr 02 Saturday Chaitra Navratri Hindu Festival
Apr 02 Saturday Gudi Padwa Hindu Festival
Apr 02 Saturday Ugadi Hindu Festival
Apr 10 Sunday Ram Navami  
Apr 14 - 16 Thursday ~ Saturday Rongali Bihu Hindu Festival
Apr 14 Thursday Mahavir Jayanti  
Apr 15 Friday Pohela Boishakh Bengali New Year
Apr 15 Friday Solar New Year, Mesha Sankranti Hindu Festival
April 16 Saturday Hanuman Jayanti Lord Hanuman birth anniversary
May 03 Tuesday Akshaya Tritiya/ Akha Teej Hindu Festival
May 03 Tuesday Parashurama Jayanti  
May 09 Monday Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti Hindu Festival
May 10 Tuesday Thrissur Pooram Largest and most famous of all poorams
May 16 Monday Buddha Purnima Hindu Festival
Jun 02 Thursday Maharana Pratap Jayanti Hindu Festival
Jun 09 Thursday Ganga Dussehra Hindu Festival
Jul 01 Friday Jagannath Rathyatra Hindu Festival
Jul 13 Wednesday Guru Purnima Hindu Festival
Jul 31 Sunday Hariyali Teej, Andal Jayanthi  
Aug 02 Tuesday Naag Panchami  
Aug 11 Thursday Raksha Bandhan Hindu Festival
Aug 18, 19 Thursday, Friday Sri Krishna Janmashtami Hindu Festival
Aug 20 Satuday Dahi Handi Hindu Festival
Aug 30 Tuesday Hartalika Teej Hindu Festival
Aug 31 Wednesday Ganesh Chaturthi Hindu Festival
Sep 09 Friday Ganesh Visarjan Hindu Festival
Sep 17 Saturday Vishwakarma Puja Hindu Festival
Sep 26 Monday Navratri begins Hindu Festival
Oct 3 Monday Durga Ashtami Hindu Festival
Oct 5 Wednesday Dussehra, Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami, Mysore Dasara Hindu Festival
Oct 9 Sunday Sharad Purnima Hindu Festival
Oct 9 Sunday Valmiki Jayanti Hindu Festival
Oct 13 Thursday Karva Chauth Hindu Festival
Oct 23 Sunday Dhan Teras Hindu Festival
Oct 24 Monday Narak Chaturdashi, Kali Chaudas Hindu Festival
Oct 24 Monday Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Dipmalika Hindu Festival
Oct 25 Tuesday Gowardhan Puja, Bali Pratipada, New Samvat Begins Hindu Festival
Oct 26 Wednesday Bhaiya Dooj Hindu Festival
Oct 28 Friday Chhath Puja Begins (Nahai Khai) Tritiya, Nahay Khay
Oct 30 Sunday Chhath Puja Ends (Sandhya Argh) Shashthi, Chhath Puja
Dec 21 Wednesday Masik Shivaratri Hindu Festival

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