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Hindu Festivals in April 2018 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in April 2018


Dates of important festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in April 2018 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

Hindu Vrat – Fasting - Festivals April 2018

Sunday, April 1 – Vaishakh month begins in North India

Tuesday, April 3 – Sankashti Chaturthi

Sunday, April 8 – Kalashtami

Thursday, April 12 – Varuthini Ekadasi
Thursday, April 12 – Vallabhacharya Jayanti

Friday, April 13 – Pradosh Vrat

Saturday, April 14 – Tamil New Year – Baisakshi – Mesha Sankranti
Saturday, April 14 – Chithirai Masam begins in Tamil Calendar.
Saturday, April 14 – Meda Masam begins in Kerala Malayalam Calendar

Sunday, April 15 – Vishu (Zodiac New Year in Kerala) – Bengali New Year – Assamese New Year
Sunday, April 15 – Baishakh month begins in Bengali Calendar.

Monday, April 16 – Amavasya – Somvati Amavas as it is Monday

Wednesday, April 18 – Akshaya Tritiya – Matangi Jayanti – Parashuram Jayanti

Friday, April 20 – Shankaracharya Jayanti – Surdas Jayanti

Saturday, April 21 – Muruga Sashti Fasting – Ramanujacharya Jayanti

Sunday, April 22 – Bhanu Saptami – Ganga Saptami

Monday, April 23 – Durga Ashtami – Bagalamukhi Jayanti

Tuesday, April 24 – Sita Navami

Wednesday, April 25 – Thrissur Pooram

Thursday, April 26 – Ekadasi Fasting

Friday, April 27 – Parashuram Dwadasi – Rukmini Dwadasi
Friday, April 27 – Pradosh Vrat

Saturday, April 28 – Narasimha Jayanti – Chinnmasta Jayanti

Sunday, April 29 – Kurma Jayanti – Purnima Vrat

Monday, April 30 – Purnima – Chithirai Pournami in Tamil Culture