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