Festivals

HINDU NEW YEAR
Posted on April 13, 2010 by Angela Nilsson

When is the Hindu New Year? Or when is the New Year in Hindu Religion? There is no single answer to this question. The numerous cultures that are part of Hinduism follow independent calendars and the New Year Day in these calendars are based on seasons and the agrarian economy of the region. Some calendars are lunar calendars and the New Year dates changes yearly.
Majority of the Hindu New Year date usually falls in the middle of March and April, mostly on April 13 or 14.
In 2011, for many Hindus the New Year started on April 4, some have already celebrated the New Year in March, and others will celebrate it on April 15, while others will celebrate it in August or Octoberread more…

 

H O L I – THE FESTIVAL of COLOURS
Posted on March 1, 2010 by Angela Nilsson

Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus all over India since ancient times. It is celebrated over two days (or five or more days in some regions) and is the most important holiday in India after Diwali (the Festival of Lights), celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna, which usually falls in the later part of February or March in the Gregorian Calendar. In 2011, Holi takes place from March 19 – 20.
The festival of Holi is primarily observed in India, Nepal, Srilanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and countries with large Indic diaspora populations, such as Suriname, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, the UK, the USA, the Republic of Mauritius, and the Republic of the Fiji Islands
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