Hindu Festivals 2012 - Hindu Festival Calendar in 2012

This is a list of important festival dates in Hinduism in 2012 based on various regional Hindu calendars. The same festival might be celebrated a day earlier or later in different parts of India. Hindu Festivals 2012 based on Hindu traditional calendar - India Standard Time.

January 2012
Makar Sankranti – 15th January, 2012
Pongal – 15th January, 2012
Sankranti – 15th January, 2012
Vasant Panchami – Saraswati Puja – January 28, 2012

February 2012
Thai Pusam – February 7, 2012
Shivratri – February 20, 2012

March 2012
Holika Dahan – March 7, 2012
Dhulandi Holi  - March 8. 2012

Ugadi (New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh) – March 23, 2012
Gudi Padva – March 23, 2012
Chaitra Navratri Begins - March 23, 2012
Cheti Chand - March 24, 2012


April 2012
Ram Navami – April 1, 2012
Chaitra Navratri Begins - April 1, 2012
Hanuman Jayanti –  April 6, 2012
Chithirai 1 (Tamil New Year) – 14th April, 2012
Vishu (Kerala) – 14th April, 2012
New Year in Bengal and Assam – 15th April, 2012
Akshaya Tritiya – April 24, 2012

May 2012
Narasimha Jayanti – May 4, 2012

June 2012
Puri Rath Yatra – June 21, 2012

July 2012
Vyas Purnima, Guru Purnima – July 3, 2012

August 2012
Raksha Bandan – August 2, 2012
Sri Krishna Janmashtami – August 9 in south and western parts of India
Sri Krishna Janmashtami – August 10 in North India
Onam - August 29, 2012

September 2012
Haritalika Teej - September 18
Ganesh Chaturthi - September 19
Pitru Paksha Shradh begins September 30

October 2012
Pitru Paksha Shradh ends on October 15
Mahalaya - October 15
Navratri Begins – October 16
Durga Ashtami – October 22
Maha Navami – October 23
Vijaya Dashami – Dussehra – October 24

November 2012

Karva Chouth – November 2
Dhanteras - November 11
Deepavali – Diwali – November 13
Lakshmi Puja - November 13
Gujarati New Year - November 14

Sabarimala Mandala Kalam begins – 16th November, 2012
Tulsi Puja and Vivah - November 24 to 28

December 2012
Kal Bhairav Ashtami - December 6
Vaikunta Ekadasi - December 23
Gita Jayanti - December 23
Sri Dattatreya Jayanti - December 27