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Upcoming Hindu Festivals in August 2018 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in August 2018


Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in August 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 August 2018

August 2 – Manasa Devi Puja Bengal
August 3 – Aadi Perukku
August 4 – Kher Puja in Tripura
August 5 – Aadi Karthigai
August 6 – Shravan Somvar Vrat in North India
August 7 –  Kamika Ekadasi Fasting (Smarta)
August 8 –  Kamika Ekadasi Fasting (Bhagavath for most regions fasting is on this day)
August 9 – Pradosh
August 9 - Shravan Shivratri
August 11 – Amavasya
August 11 - Aadi Amavasya
August 11 - Karkidaka Vavu Bali in Kerala
August 11 - Hariyali Amavasya - Pithori Amavasya


August 12 – Shravan month begins in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
August 13 – Shravan somvar vrat
August 13 – Aadi Pooram
August 14 – Hariyali Teej – Madhushrava Tritiya
August 15 – Nag Panchami
August 16 – Muruga Sashti Fasting
August 17 – Chinga Masam begins in Kerala Malayalam Calendar
August 17 – Aavani Month begins in Tamil Calendar
August 18 – Bhadra Month begins in Bengali Calendar
August 18 – Durga Ashtami monthly fasting
August 20 – Shravan somvar vrat
August 21 – Aavani Moolam
August 21 – Ekadasi Fasting – Putrada Ekadashi (most regions)
August 22 – Ekadasi Fasting – Putrada Ekadashi (in some regions)
August 23 – Pradosh Fasting
August 23 – Pavitra Baras
August 24 – Varalakshmi Vritham
August 25 – Rig Upakarma
August 25 – Thiruonam in Kerala
August 26 – Yajur Upakarma
August 26 – Shravan Purnima – Full moon day
August 26 – Raksha Bandhan
August 26 – Nariyali Purnima
August 26 – Avani Avittam
August 26 – Hayagriva Jayanti
August 27 – Bhadrapad Month begins in North India
August 27 – Gayatri Japam
August 27 – Ashunya Shayan Vrat
August 28 – Hindola ends
August 29 – Kajari Teej
August 29 – Fulkajali Vrat
August 29 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat
August 30 – Bol Choth 
August 31 – Nag Pancham in Gujarat