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Hindu Festivals 2018 - Hindu Festival Calendar in 2018

This is a list of important festival dates in Hinduism in 2018 based on various regional Hindu calendars. The same festival might be celebrated a day earlier or later in different parts of India. Hindu Festivals 2018 based on Hindu traditional calendar - India Standard Time. 

January 2018 Hindu Festivals

Makar Sankranti – 14th January, 2018
Pongal – 14th January, 2018
Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana – 15th January, 2018
Vasant Pancham/Saraswati Puja - Janaury 22
Ratha Saptami - January 24
Bhishma Ashtami - January 25
Thai Pusam – January 31

February 2018

Maha Shivratri - February 13

March 2018

Holika Dahan – March 1, 2018
Dhulandi Holi  - March 2. 2018
Basoda / Sheetla Ashtami - March 9
Ugadi (New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh) – March 18, 2018
Gudi Padva – March 18, 2018
Chaitra Navratri Begins - March 18, 2018
Hindi New Year - March 18, 2018
Cheti Chand - March 19, 2018
Gangaur - Gauri Teej - March 20
Ram Navami – March 25
Hanuman Jayanti - March 31

April 2018

Chithirai 1 (Tamil New Year) – 14th April, 2018
Vishu (Kerala) – 15th April, 2018
New Year in Bengal and Assam – 15th April, 2018
Akshaya Tritiya - April 18
Narasimha Jayanti - April 28

May 2018

Shanti Jayanti - May 15
Ganga Dasara - May 24

June 2018

June 23 - Nirjala Ekadasi
June 27 - Vat Purnima Vrat

July 2018

Puri Rath Yatra – July 14
Vyas Purnima, Guru Purnima – July 27
Bonalu in Telangana in Hyderabad on July 15, July 22, July 29 and August 5

August 2018

Hariyali Teej - August 13
Nag Panchami - August 15
Varalakshmi Puja - August 24
Onam - August 24
Raksha Bandan – August 26, 2018

September 2018

Sri Krishna Janmashtami – September 2 in south and western parts of India
Sri Krishna Janmashtami – September 3 in North India
Haritalika Teej - September 12
Ganesh Chaturthi - September 13
Rishi Panchami - September 14
Bishwakarma puja - September 17
Radha Ashtami - September 17
Ganesh Visarjan - September 23
Pitru Paksha Shradh begins September 25

October 2018

Pitru Paksha Shradh ends on October 8
Mahalaya - October 8
Navratri Begins – October 10
Bathukamma in Telangana - October 10 to 18
Durga Ashtami – October 17
Maha Navami – October 17
Vijaya Dashami – Dussehra – October 18 (Navratri ends)
Karva Chouth – October 27
Ahoi Ashtami - October 31

November 2018

Dhanteras - November 5
Narak Chaturdasi - November 6
Deepavali in South India - November 6
Diwali - November 7
Lakshmi Puja - November 7
Gujarati New Year - November 8
Bali Pratipada - November 8
Bhau Beej - November 9
Yama Dwitiya - November 9
Chath Puja - November 13
Soorasamharam - Skanda Sashti - November 13
Sabarimala Mandala Kalam begins – 16th November, 2018
Tulsi Puja and Vivah - November 20
Kal Bhairav Ashtami - November 29

December 2018

Vivah Panchami - December 12
Gita Jayanti - December 18
Sri Dattatreya Jayanti - December 22