This is a month wise list of Hindu festivals in year 2018. Most of the Hindu festivals are determined based on position of the Sun and the Moon. Hindu Festivals depend on location and might differ for two cities and difference is quite noticeable for cities in different time zone.

Hindu festivals calendar is also known as Hindu Vrat (Fasting) and Tyohar (Festivals) calendar. The fasting is known as Vrat and festival is known as Tyohar or Parva in Hindi or Sanskrit language. Most Hindu festivals calendar include significant fasting days along with festivals. Many Hindu festivals are celebrated while keeping a day long fast on the festival day. Hence in Hinduism Tyohars are time for celebrations, deity worship and austerity.

January 2018

 

01        Monday           Paush Purnima, Purnima Vrat (Fast), English New Year

02        Tuesday           Magha Begins North

04        Thursday         Sankashti Chaturthi, Sakat Chauth

07        Sunday            Swami Vivekananda Jayanti

08        Monday           Kalashtami

12        Friday              Shattila Ekadashi

13        Saturday          Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi, Lohri

14        Sunday            Meru Trayodashi, Masik Shivaratri, Pongal, Makar Sankranti

15        Monday           Magh Bihu Martin Luther King Day

16        Tuesday           Magha Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Mauni Amavasya

17        Wednesday      Gupta Navratri Begins

18        Thursday         Chandra Darshan

20        Saturday          Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesha Jayanti

21        Sunday             Basant Panchami

22        Monday           Skanda Shashti

23        Tuesday           Narmada Jayanti, Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

24        Wednesday      Masik Durgashtami

26        Friday              Republic Day of India

27        Saturday          Jaya Ekadashi, Rohini Vrat

28        Sunday             Pradosh Vrat

30        Tuesday           Purnima Vrat

31        Wednesday      Magha Purnima, Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse), Guru Ravidas Jayanti,

                                                              February 2018

 

01        Thursday         Phalguna Begins North

03        Saturday          Sankashti Chaturthi

05        Monday           Yashoda Jayanti

06        Tuesday           Shabari Jayanti

07        Wednesday      Janaki Jayanti, Kalashtami

09        Friday              Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

10        Saturday          Vijaya Ekadashi

11        Sunday            Vaishnava Vijaya Ekadashi

12        Monday           Pradosh Vrat, Kumbha Sankranti

13        Tuesday           Maha Shivaratri

14        Wednesday      Valentine’s Day

15        Thursday         Phalguna Amavasya, Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse)

16        Friday              Chandra Darshan

17        Saturday          Ramakrishna Jayanti

19        Monday           Vinayaka Chaturthi Presidents Day

21        Wednesday      Skanda Shashti

23        Friday              Masik Durgashtami, Rohini Vrat

25        Sunday            Amalaki Ekadashi

26        Monday           Vaishnava Amalaki Ekadashi,

27        Tuesday           Pradosh Vrat

 

                                         March 2018

01        Thursday          Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Purnima Vrat (Fast), Lakshmi Jayanti

02        Friday              Holi, Chaitra Begins North

04        Sunday            Shivaji Jayanti, Sankashti Chaturthi

08        Thursday         Kalashtami

09        Friday              Basoda, Sheetala Ashtami

11         Sunday            Daylight Saving Starts

12        Monday           Papmochani Ekadashi

14        Wednesday      Pradosh Vrat, Meena Sankranti

15        Thursday         Masik Shivaratri

17        Saturday          Chaitra Amavasya (Shani Abhishek Pooja in Temple) St. Patrick’s Day

18        Sunday            Chandra Darshan, Chaitra Navratri Starts (Pooja in Temple) (Red)

19        Monday           Matsya Jayanti (White)

20        Tuesday           Gauri Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi (Orange)

21        Wednesday      Lakshmi Panchami (Green)

22         Thursday         (Yellow)

23        Friday              Rohini Vrat (Pink)

24        Saturday          Masik Durgashtami (Blue)

25        Sunday             Rama Navami (Red)

26         Monday          (Red)

27        Tuesday           Kamada Ekadashi, Chaitra Navratri Ends (Pooja in Temple) (Red)

28        Wednesday      Pradosh Vrat

29        Thursday         Mahavir Swami Jayanti

30        Friday              Purnima Vrat (Fast), Good Friday, Hazarat Ali's Birthday

31        Saturday          Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima (Pooja in Temple)

 

April 2018

 

01        Sunday              Vaishakha Begins North, Bank's Holiday, Easter

03        Tuesday           Sankashti Chaturthi

07        Saturday          Kalashtami

11        Wednesday      Varuthini Ekadashi,

13        Friday              Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri, Mesh Sankranti, Baisakhi

15        Sunday             Vaishakha Amavasya

17        Tuesday           Chandra Darshan, Parashurama Jayanti,

18        Wednesday      Akshaya Tritiya

19        Thursday         Vinayaka Chaturthi, Rohini Vrat

20        Friday              Shankaracharya Jayanti

21        Saturday          Ganga Saptami

22        Sunday             Masik Durgashtami, Bagalamukhi Jayanti

23        Monday           Sita Navami

25        Wednesday      Mohini Ekadashi

26        Thursday         Parashurama Dwadashi

27        Friday              Pradosh Vrat

28        Saturday          Narasimha Jayanti, Chhinnamasta Jayanti

29        Sunday            Vaishakha Purnima, Kurma Jayanti, Purnima Vrat (Fast)

30        Monday           Jyeshtha Begins North, Narada Jayanti

 

May 2018

 

03        Thursday         Sankashti Chaturthi

07        Monday           Kalashtami

08        Tuesday           Tagore Jayanti Bengal

10        Thursday         Hanuman Jayanti Telugu

11        Friday              Apara Ekadashi

12        Saturday          Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi

13        Sunday             Masik Shivaratri, Mothers Day

14        Monday           Vat Savitri Vrat, Vrishabha Sankranti

15        Tuesday           Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti (Shani Abhishek Pooja)

16        Wednesday      Adhik Maas Begins, Chandra Darshan, Rohini Vrat

18        Friday               Vinayaka Chaturthi

19        Saturday          Skanda Shashti

22        Tuesday           Masik Durgashtami

23        Wednesday      Ganga Dussehra

25        Friday               Padmini Ekadashi

26        Saturday          Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi

28        Monday           Purnima Vrat (Fast), Memorial Day

29        Tuesday           Jyeshtha Purnima (Full Moon Pooja in Temple)

 

                            June 2018

01        Friday              Sankashti Chaturthi

06        Wednesday      Kalashtami

09        Saturday          Parama Ekadashi

11        Monday           Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri,  

13        Wednesday      Jyeshtha Amavasya, Adhik Maas Ends, Rohini Vrat

14        Thursday         Chandra Darshan

15        Friday              Mithuna Sankranti, Jamat Ul-Vida, Eid al-Fitr, Ramadan

17         Sunday            Fathers Day

16        Saturday          Vinayaka Chaturthi

18        Monday           Skanda Shashti

20        Wednesday      Masik Durgashtami, Dhumavati Jayanti

21        Thursday         Mahesh Navami, Longest Day of Year

23        Saturday          Gayatri Jayanti, Nirjala Ekadashi

24        Sunday             Pradosh Vrat

27        Wednesday      Jyeshtha Purnima, Vat Purnima Vrat (Fast)

28        Thursday         Ashadha Begins North

 

 

 

 

                              July 2018

 01       Sunday                          Sankashti Chaturthi

04         Wednesday     Independence Day of USA

05        Thursday         Kalashtami

09        Monday           Yogini Ekadashi

10        Tuesday           Pradosh Vrat, Rohini Vrat

11        Wednesday      Masik Shivaratri

12        Thursday         Ashadha Amavasya, Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse)

13        Friday              Gupta Navratri Begins

14        Saturday          Chandra Darshan, Jagannath Rathyatra

15        Sunday            Vinayaka Chaturthi

16        Monday           Karka Sankranti

17        Tuesday           Skanda Shashti

19        Thursday         Masik Durgashtami

23        Monday           Devshayani Ekadashi, Gauri Vrat Begins (Gujarat)

24        Tuesday           Pradosh Vrat, Jayaparvati Vrat Begins

26        Thursday         Kokila Vrat (Gujarat), Purnima Vrat (Fast)

27        Friday              Vyasa Puja, Guru Purnima, Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse)

28        Saturday          Shravan Begins North

30        Monday           Shravan Somwar (Monday) Vrat (Fast) North

31        Tuesday           Sankashti Chaturthi, Mangala Gauri Vrat (Fast) North

 

 

                                 August 2018 

 

04        Saturday          Kalashtami

06        Monday           Shravan Somwar (Monday) Vrat (Fast) North, Rohini Vrat

07        Tuesday           Kamika Ekadashi, Mangala Gauri Vrat (Fast) North

08        Wednesday      Pradosh Vrat

09        Thursday         Masik and Shravan Shivaratri

10        Friday              Shravan Amavasya, Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse)

12        Sunday            Chandra Darshan

13        Monday           Hariyali Teej, Shravan Somwar (Monday) Vrat (Fast)

14        Tuesday           Vinayaka Chaturthi, Mangala Gauri Vrat

15        Wednesday      Nag Panchami, Skanda Shashti, Independence Day of India

16        Thursday         Simha Sankranti

17        Friday              Tulsidas Jayanti

18        Saturday          Masik Durgashtami

20        Monday           Shravan Somwar (Monday) Vrat (Fast)

21        Tuesday           Shravan Putrada Ekadashi, Mangala Gauri Vrat

22        Wednesday      Eid al-Adha, Bakrid

23        Thursday         Pradosh Vrat

24        Friday              Varalakshmi Vrat (Fast), Onam

25        Saturday          Shravan Purnima, Raksha Bandhan, Gayatri Jayanti, Purnima Vrat (Fast)

27        Monday           Bhadrapada Begins North

29        Wednesday     Sankashti Chaturthi

31        Friday             Nag Pancham (Gujarat), Randhan Chhath (Gujarat)

 

 

 

                                    September 2018

 

02          Sunday            5245th Birth Anniversary of Lord Krishna Janmashtami.

03        Monday            Dahi Handi, Rohini Vrat (Fast) Labor Day

05        Wednesday      Aja Ekadashi

07        Friday               Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri

09        Sunday             Bhadrapada Amavasya

10        Monday           Chandra Darshan

11        Tuesday           Varaha Jayanti, 

12        Wednesday      Ganesh Chaturthi, Al-Hijra, Islamic New Year

13        Thursday         Rishi Panchami

14        Friday              Skanda Shashti

 16       Sunday            Masik Durgashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins, Kanya Sankranti

17        Monday           Gauri Visarjan

20        Thursday         Parsva Ekadashi

21        Friday              Vamana Jayanti, Pradosh Vrat, Muharram

22        Saturday          Autumnal Equinox

23        Sunday            Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan

24        Monday           Bhadrapada Purnima, Purnima Vrat (Fast), Purnima Shraddha

25        Tuesday           Ashwin Begins North, Pratipada Shraddha

26        Wednesday      Dwitiya Shraddha

27        Thursday         Tritiya Shraddha

28        Friday              Chaturthi Shraddha, Sankashti Chaturthi

29        Saturday          Panchami Shraddha

30        Sunday            Shashti Shraddha, Rohini Vrat

 

 

 

                          October 2018 

 

01        Monday           Saptami Shraddha,

02        Tuesday           Ashtami Shraddha,

03        Wednesday      Navami Shraddha, Dashami Shraddha

04        Thursday         Ekadashi Shraddha

05        Friday               Magha Shraddha, Indira Ekadashi, Dwadashi Shraddha

06        Saturday          Trayodashi Shraddha, Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi (Shani Abhishek Pooja)

07        Sunday              Chaturdashi Shraddha, Masik Shivaratri

08        Monday            Ashwin Sarvapitri Amavasya, Columbus Day

09        Tuesday            Sharad Navratri Begins (Pooja in Temple) Red

10        Wednesday       Chandra Darshan (Green)

11         Thursday          Tritiya (Yellow)

12        Friday               Vinayaka Chaturthi (Pink)

13         Saturday          Panchami (Blue)

14        Sunday             Saraswati Avahan, Skanda Shashti (Black)

15        Monday           Saraswati Puja (White)

16        Tuesday           Durga Ashtami (Red)

17        Wednesday      Maha Navami, Tula Sankranti (Gold)

18        Thursday         Durga Visarjan, Dussehra, Vijayadashami (Yellow or Red)

20        Saturday          Papankusha Ekadashi,

21        Sunday            Pradosh Vrat

23        Tuesday          Sharad Purnima, Purnima Vrat (Fast)

24        Wednesday      Ashwin Purnima, Valmiki Jayanti

 25       Thursday         Kartik Begins North

27        Saturday          Karwa Chauth Vrat (Fast) Sankashti Chaturthi, Rohini Vrat (Pooja in Temple)

30        Tuesday           Ahoi Ashtami Vrat (Fast) (Pooja in Temple)

31        Wednesday      Kalashtami, Halloween Day

 

 

                            November 2018

 03       Saturday          Rama Ekadashi

04        Sunday            Dhan Teras, Pradosh Vrat, Daylight Saving Ends

05        Monday           Kali Chaudas, Masik Shivaratri

06        Tuesday           Diwali, Lakshmi Puja (Pooja in Temple), Kamala Jayanti, Darsha Amavasya

07        Wednesday      Gowardhan Puja, Annakut

08        Thursday         New Samvat Begins, Bhaiya Dooj, Yama Dwitiya

11        Sunday            Vinayaka Chaturthi, Veterans Day

13        Tuesday           Chhath Puja

15        Thursday         Masik Durgashtami

16        Friday              Vrischika Sankranti

17        Saturday          Kansa Vadh

18        Sunday             Devutthana Ekadashi,

19        Monday           Tulasi Vivah

20        Tuesday           Pradosh Vrat,

21        Wednesday      Milad an-Nabi, Id-e-Milad

22        Thursday         Dev Diwali, Kartik Purnima, Purnima Vrat (Fast), Guru Nanak Jayanti,

22        Thursday         Thanks Giving Day

23        Friday             Margashirsha Begins North

25        Sunday            Sankashti Chaturthi

29        Thursday         Kalabhairav Jayanti

 

 

                            December 2018

 02       Sunday            Utpanna Ekadashi

04        Tuesday           Pradosh Vrat

05        Wednesday      Masik Shivaratri

06        Thursday         Margashirsha Amavasya

08        Saturday          Chandra Darshan

10        Monday           Vinayaka Chaturthi

13        Thursday         Champa Shashti

15        Saturday          Masik Durgashtami, Dhanu Sankranti

18        Tuesday           Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti,

20        Thursday         Pradosh Vrat

21        Friday              Shortest Day of Year, Rohini Vrat

22        Saturday          Margashirsha Purnima, Purnima Vrat (Fast)

23        Sunday             Paush Begins North

25        Tuesday           Sankashti Chaturthi, Merry Christmas

28        Friday              Kalashtami

31        Monday           New Years Eve

 

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