Important festival dates in Hinduism in 2009 based on various regional Hindu calendars.
Makar Sankranti 2009
Makara Sankranthi, or Makar Sankranti, in 2009 is on January 14.
In traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India (Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh,
Pongal, the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, is on January 14. From 2009 onwards Thai Pongal will be the official Tamil New Year as per Government orders. The New Year observed during Chithirai (March – April) has moved to Tamil month Thai 1.
Basant Panchami – Saraswati Puja 2009
Basant Panchami is on January 31, 2009. On the same day Saraswathi Puja is observed in several parts of
Thaipusam is on February 8, 2009. Dedicated to Lord Muruga, it is a major festival in South India,
Mahashivratri is on February 23, 2009. This year Shivratri is on the same day in South India and
Holi in 2009 is on March 10.
Yugadi, or Ugadi, the New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh is on March 27, 2009.
Gudhi Padwa 2009
Gudhi Padwa, the New Year in
Rama Navami 2009
Rama Navami is on April 3, 2009
Vishnu, an important harvest festival in Kerala, is on April 14, 2009
Akshaya Tritiya – Akha Teej 2009
Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej is on 27th April, 2009
Puri Rathyatra 2009
The world famous Puri Rathayatra in Orissa is on 24th June, 2009
The date of Raksha Bandan in 2009 is August 5
Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2009
Sri Krishna Janmashtami is on 14th August, 2009
Vinayaka Chaturthi 2009
In 2009, the date of Vinayaka Chaturthi is August 24.
Onam, the most popular festival in Kerala, is on September 2, 2009
Navratra – Navarathri 2009
Navaratra or Navratri 2009 begins on 19th September, 2009
Durga Puja 2009
Durga Ashtami is on 26 September, 2009; Maha Navami is on 27 September, 2009 and Vijayadashami or Dasara 28th September, 2009
Dusshera in 2009 is on September 28.
Karwa Chauth 2009
The date of Karwa Chauth in 2009 is October 7.
Deepavali 2009 in
Diwali is on October 17, 2009
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