Hindu Festivals in 2008

This is a list of important festivals in Hinduism in 2008 based on various regional Hindu calendars. The same festival might be celebrated a day earlier or later in different parts of India.

January 2008

14th January 2008Makar Sankranti

15th January 2008 – Makar Sankranti in Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and in Vaishnava traditions

15th January 2008 – Pongal

23rd January 2008Thai Pusam

February 2008

11th February 2008 – Vasant Panchami - Saraswati Festival

March 2008

6th March 2008 – Maha Shivaratri

22nd March 2008 – Holi

April 2008

7th April 2008 – Ugadi (New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh)

7th April 2008 – Gudi Padava

13th April 2008 – Chithirai 1 (Tamil New Year)

14th April 2008 – Ram Navami

14th April 2008 – Vishu (Kerala)

14th April 2008 – New Year in Bengal and Assam

20th April 2008 – Hanuman Jayanti

May 2008

7th May 2008Akshay Tritiya

18th May 2008Narasimha Jayanti

June 2008

18th June 2008 - Vat Savitri Vrat

July 2008

4th July 2008Puri Rath Yatra

18th July 2008Vyas Purnima, Guru Purnima

August 2008

16th August 2008 – Raksha Bandan

24th August 2008 – Sri Krishna Janmashtami

September 2008

3rd September 2008 – Ganesh Chaturthi

12th September 2008 – Thiru Onam

30th September 2008Navratri Begins

October 2008

7th October 2008 – Durga Ashtami

8th October 2008 – Maha Navami

9th October 2008 – Vijaya Dashami - Dussehra

17th October 2008 – Karva Chouth

27th October 2008 – Deepavali (Tamil Nadu and South India)

27th October 2008 – Lakshmi Puja

28th October 2008 – Diwali

29th October 2008 – Annakut – Gujarati New Year

November 2008

3rd November 2008 - Skantha Sashti

4th November 2008 – Chhat Festival

10th November 2008 – Tulsi Vivah

16th November 2008 – Sabarimala Mandala Kalam begins

December 2008

9th December 2008 – Gita Jayanti