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Hindu Festivals in April 2017 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in April 2017

Dates of important festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in April 2017 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

April 1 – Sri Panchami – Lakshmi Panchami
April 2 – Muruga Sashti Fasting. Ashoka Sashti. Skanda Sashti in Gaya. Surya Sashti
April 4 – Monthly Durga Ashtami. Chaitra Navratri Ashtami. Ashokashtami. Tara Ashtami.
April 5 – Ram Navami – Chaitra Mahanavami – Chaitra Navratri Ends
April 7 – Ekadasi Fasting
April 8 – Pradosh Fasting
April 8 – Anang Trayodasi.
April 9 – Panguni Uthiram
April 10 – Purnima Fasting
April 11 – Purnima – Full moon day
April 11 – Hanuman Jayanti
April 14 – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat
April 14 – Vishu in Kerala
April 14 – Chithirai 1 – Tamil New Year
April 14 – Meda Masam begins in Malayalam Calendar
April 14 – Chithirai Masam begins in Tamil Calendars
April 15 – Baishakh month begins in Bengali Calendars
April 15 – New Year in Bengal and Assam – Poheila Baishakh
April 19 – Kalashtami
April 22 – Ekadasi Fasting – Varuthini Ekadasi
April 22 – Vallabhacharya Jayanti
April 23 – Ekadasi Fasting in western parts of India
April 24 – Monthly Shivratri Fasting – Pradosh Vrat
April 26 – Amavasya
April 28 – Parashuram Jayanti
April 28 – Akshaya Tritiya in western parts of India
April 29 – Akshaya Tritiya in North India
April 30 – Shankaracharya Jayanti
April 30 – Surdas Jayanti

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