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Hindu New Year 2024: Complete date-wise guide of festivals and fasts for every month in the upcoming year

According to Hindu belief, this auspicious occasion holds significance as it is believed that Lord Brahma initiated the creation of the universe on the Pratipada of Shukla Paksha of the Chaitra month.

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First Published Apr 8, 2024, 5:26 PM IST

The Hindu New Year, known as Nav Samvatsar, commences on Chaitra Shukla Pratipada, marking the beginning of a new cycle. According to Hindu belief, this auspicious occasion holds significance as it is believed that Lord Brahma initiated the creation of the universe on the Pratipada of Shukla Paksha of the Chaitra month. Additionally, Emperor Vikramaditya instituted the Vikram Samvat, a Hindu calendar system, aligning with this traditional beginning. This year, the Hindu New Year begins on April 9, marking the onset of Vikram Samvat 2081.

In the upcoming year, several major Hindu festivals will be celebrated according to the lunar calendar. These include occasions like Diwali, Holi, Dussehra, and Navratri, among others, which hold immense cultural and religious significance for Hindus across the globe. As the Hindu New Year commences, it brings with it a sense of renewal and spiritual rejuvenation, with devotees eagerly anticipating the celebration of these festivals in accordance with their traditions and customs.

Here's a look at festivals and fasts for the upcoming New Year:

Festivals and fasts in April 2024

9 April, Tuesday: Chaitra Navratri begins, Ugadi, Gudi Padwa
11 April, Thursday: Gauri Puja/ Gangaur
13 April, Saturday: Solar New Year
14 April, Sunday: Yamuna Chhath, Vishu, Tamil New Year
17 April, Wednesday: Ram Navami
19 April, Friday: Kamada Ekadashi
21 April, Sunday: Shukla Pradosh Vrat
23 April, Tuesday: Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima Vrat
27 April, Saturday: Sankashti Chaturthi

Festivals and Fasts in May 2024

4 May, Saturday: Varuthini Ekadashi
5 May, Sunday: Krishna Paksha Pradosh Vrat
6 May, Monday: Masik Shivratri
8 May, Wednesday: Vaishakh Amavasya
10 May, Friday: Akshaya Tritiya, Parshuram Jayanti
14 May, Tuesday: Vrish Sankranti, Ganga Saptami
17 May, Friday: Sita Navami
19 May, Sunday: Mohini Ekadashi
20 May, Monday: Shukla Pradosh Vrat
21 May, Tuesday: Nrishimha Jayanti
23 May, Thursday: Vaishakh Purnima Vrat, Buddha Purnima
24 May, Friday: Narada Jayanti
26 May, Sunday: Sankashti Chaturthi

Festivals and fasts in June 2024:

2 June, Sunday: Apara Ekadashi
4 June, Tuesday: Masik Shivratri
6 June, Thursday: Vat Savitri Vrat, Shani Jayanti, Jyeshtha Amavasya
15 June, Saturday: Mithun Sankranti
16 June, Sunday: Ganga Dussehra
18 June, Tuesday: Nirjala Ekadashi
19 June, Wednesday: Shukla Pradosh Vrat
21 June, Friday: Vat Purnima Vrat
22 June, Saturday: Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat 
25 June, Tuesday: Sankashti Chaturthi

Festivals and fasts for July 2024

2 July, Tuesday: Yogini Ekadashi
3 July, Wednesday: Krishna Paksha Pradosh Vrat
4 July, Thursday: Masik Shivratri
5 July, Friday: Ashadh Amavasya
7 July, Sunday: Jagannath Rath Yatra
16 July, Tuesday: Dakshinayan Sankranti
17 July, Wednesday: Devshayani Ekadashi
18 July, Thursday: Shukla Pradosh Vrat
21 July, Sunday: Guru Purnima, Ashadh Purnima Vrat
31 July, Wednesday: Kamika Ekadashi

Festivals and fasts for August 2024

1 August, Thursday: Krishna Pradosh Vrat
2 August, Friday: Masik Shivratri
4 August, Sunday: Shravan Amavasya
7 August, Wednesday: Hariyali Teej
9 August, Friday: Nag Panchami
16 August, Friday: Shravan Putrada Ekadashi, Varalakshmi Vrat, Singh Sankranti
17 August, Sunday: Shukla Pradosh Vrat
19 August, Monday: Narali Purnima, Raksha Bandhan, Balram Jayanti
22 August, Thursday: Kajari Teej, Sankashti Chaturthi
26 August, Monday: Krishna Janmashtami
27 August, Tuesday: Dahi Handi
29 August, Thursday: Aja Ekadashi
31 August, Sunday: Krishna Pradosh Vrat

Festivals and fasts for September 2024

1 September, Sunday: Masik Shivratri
2 September, Monday: Bhadrapada Amavasya
6 September, Friday: Hartalika Teej
7 September, Saturday: Ganesh Chaturthi
8 September, Sunday: Rishi Panchami
11 September, Wednesday: Radha Ashtami
14 September, Saturday: Parivartini Ekadashi
15 September, Sunday: Onam
16 September, Monday: Kanya Sankranti
17 September, Tuesday: Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan
18 September, Wednesday: Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat, Chandra Grahan, Pratipada Shraddha
21 September, Saturday: Sankashti Chaturthi
28 September, Saturday: Indira Ekadashi
30 September, Monday: Masik Shivratri

Festivals and fasts for October 2024

2 October, Wednesday: Solar Eclipse, Sarvapitre Amavasya
3 October, Thursday: Navratri starts
9 October, Wednesday: Saraswati Aawahan
10 October, Thursday: Saraswati Puja
11 October, Friday: Mahanavami, Durga Ashtami
12 October, Saturday: Dussehra
13 October, Sunday: Papankusha Ekadashi
14 October, Monday: Papankusha Ekadashi
17 October, Thursday: Tula Sankranti, Sharad Purnima
20 October, Sunday: Karwa Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi
24 October, Thursday: Ahoi Ashtami
28 October, Monday: Rama Ekadashi
29 October, Tuesday: Dhanteras
31 October, Thursday: Narak Chaturdashi

Festivals and Fasts in November 2024

1 November, Friday: Diwali/Laxmi Puja
2 November, Saturday: Govardhan Puja
3 November, Sunday: Bhaiya Dhooj
7 November, Thursday: Chhath Puja
11 November, Monday: Kansa Vadh
12 November, Tuesday: Devutthan Ekadashi
13 November, Wednesday: Tulsi Vivah
15 November, Friday: Kartik Purnima, Dev Diwali
16 November, Saturday: Vrshchik Sankranti
22 November, Friday: Kalbhairav Jayanti
26 November, Tuesday: Utpanna Ekadashi

Festivals and fasts in December 2024

6 December, Friday: Vivah Panchami
11 December, Wednesday: Geeta Jayanti, Mokshada Ekadashi
13 December, Friday: Karthigai Deepam
14 December, Saturday: Dattatreya Jayanti
15 December, Sunday: Dhanu Sankranti
26 December, Thursday: Saphala Ekadashi
30 December, Monday: Somvati Amavasya

Festivals and fasts in January 2025

10 January, Friday: Pushya (Pausha) Putrada Ekadashi
13 January, Monday: Pushya (Pausha) Purnima
14 January, Tuesday: Uttarayan Sankranti, Pongal
17 January, Friday: Sankashta Chaturthi
25 January, Saturday: Shattila Ekadashi
29 January, Wednesday: Mouni Amavas

Festivals and fasts in February 2025

2 February, Sunday: Vasant Panchami
4 February, Tuesday: Rath Saptami
5 February, Wednesday: Bhishma Ashtami
8 February, Saturday: Jaya Ekadashi
12 February, Wednesday: Kumbh Sankranti, Magh Purnima
24 February, Monday: Vijaya Ekadashi
26 February, Wednesday: Maha Shivratri

Festivals and fasts in March 2025

10 March, Monday: Amalaki Ekadashi
13 March, Thursday: Holika Dahanam
14 March, Friday: Holi, Meena Sankranti, Lunar Eclipse
22 March, Saturday: Sheetla Ashtami, Basoda
25 March, Tuesday: Papamochani Ekadashi
29 March, Saturday: Solar Eclipse
30 March, Sunday: Ugadi, Gudi Padwa
31 March, Monday: Gauri Puja/Gangaur

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