Hindu Calendar 2020: Hindu Festivals & Holidays

Hindu Calendar 2020Known for its religious and cultural values, India stands out from the global crowd. People of different sects and cultural beliefs reside in unity and emphasize secularism. The majority of people living in India are Hindus. All the cultural preservation and retention has been possible because of the values that we have passed and events that are celebrated every year which remind us of our roots. In the Hindu Calendar, also known as Hindu Panchang, several Hindu festivals which are celebrated with zeal and devotion are included.

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Hindu Calendar 2020: List of Hindu Festivals

Hindu Calendar January 2020

Festival Date & Day
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 6th, Monday
Pradosh Vrat (S) 8th, Wednesday
Paush Purnima Vrat 10th, Friday
Sankashti Chaturthi 13th, Monday
Pongal , Uttarayan , Makar Sankranti 15th, Wednesday
Shattila Ekadashi 20th, Monday
Pradosh Vrat (K) 22nd, Wednesday
Masik Shivaratri 23rd, Thursday
Magha Amavasya 24th, Friday
Basant Panchmi , Saraswati Puja 29th, Wednesday

Hindu Calendar February 2020

Festivals Date & Day
Jaya / Bhami Ekadashi 5th, Wednesday
Pradosh Vrat (S) 6th, Thursday
Magha Purnima Vrat 9th, Sunday
Sankashti Chaturthi 12th, Wednesday
Kumbha Sankranti 13th, Thursday
Vijaya Ekadashi 19th, Wednesday
Pradosh Vrat (K) 20th, Thursday
Mahashivratri , Masik Shivaratri 21st, Friday
Phalguna Amavasya 23rd, Sunday

Hindu Calendar March 2020

Festivals Date & Day
Amalaki Ekadashi 6th, Friday
Pradosh Vrat (S) 7th, Saturday
Holika Dahan , Phalguna Purnima Vrat 9th, Monday
Holi 10th, Tuesday
Sankashti Chaturthi 12th, Thursday
Meena Sankranti 14th, Saturday
Papmochani Ekadashi 19th, Thursday
Pradosh Vrat (K) 21st, Saturday
Masik Shivaratri 22nd, Sunday
Chaitra Amavasya 24th, Tuesday
Chaitra Navratri , Ugadi , Ghatasthapana , Gudi Padwa 25th, Wednesday
Cheti Chand 26th, Thursday

Hindu Calendar April 2020

Festivals Date & Day
Ram Navami 2nd, Thursday
Chaitra Navratri Parana 3rd, Friday
Kamada Ekadashi 4th, Saturday
Pradosh Vrat (S) 5th, Sunday
Hanuman jayanti , Chaitra Purnima Vrat 8th, Wednesday
Sankashti Chaturthi 11th, Saturday
Mesha Sankranti 13th, Monday
Varuthini Ekadashi 18th, Saturday
Pradosh Vrat (K) 20th, Monday
Masik Shivaratri 21st, Tuesday
Vaishakha Amavasya 22nd, Wednesday
Akshaya Tritiya 26th, Sunday

Hindu Calendar May 2020

Festivals Date & Day
Mohini Ekadashi 4th, Monday
Pradosh Vrat (S) 5th, Tuesday
Vaishakha Purnima Vrat 7th, Thursday
Sankashti Chaturthi 10th, Sunday
Vrishabha Sankranti 14th, Thursday
Apara Ekadashi 18th, Monday
Pradosh Vrat (K) 19th, Tuesday
Masik Shivaratri 20th, Wednesday
Jyeshtha Amavasya 22nd, Friday

Hindu Calendar June 2020

Festivals Date & Day
Nirjala Ekadashi 2nd, Tuesday
Pradosh Vrat (S) 3rd, Wednesday
Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat 5th, Friday
Sankashti Chaturthi 8th, Monday
Mithuna Sankranti 14th, Sunday
Yogini Ekadashi 17th, Wednesday
Pradosh Vrat (K) 18th, Thursday
Masik Shivaratri 19th, Friday
Ashadha Amavasya 21st, Sunday
Jagannath Rath Yatra 23rd, Tuesday

Hindu Calendar July 2020

Festivals Date & Day
Deva Shayani Ekadashi , Ashadhi Ekadashi 1st, Wednesday
Pradosh Vrat (S) 2nd, Thursday
Guru Purnima , Ashadha Purnima Vrat 5th, Sunday
Sankashti Chaturthi 8th, Wednesday
Kamika Ekadashi , Karka Sankranti 16th, Thursday
Masik Shivaratri , Pradosh Vrat (K) 18th, Saturday
Shravana Amavasya 20th, Monday
Hariyali Teej 23rd, Thursday
Nag Panchami 25th, Saturday
Shravana Putrada Ekadashi 30th,Thursday

Hindu Calendar August 2020

Festivals Date & Day
Pradosh Vrat (S) 1st, Saturday
Raksha Bandhan , Shravana Purnima Vrat 3rd, Monday
Kajari Teej 6th, Thursday
Sankashti Chaturthi 7th, Friday
Janmashtami 12th, Wednesday
Aja Ekadashi 15th, Saturday
Pradosh Vrat (K) , Simha Sankranti 16th, Sunday
Masik Shivaratri 17th, Monday
Bhadrapada Amavasya 19th, Wednesday
Hartalika Teej 21st, Friday
Ganesh Chaturthi 22nd, Saturday
Parsva Ekadashi 29th, Saturday
Pradosh Vrat (S) 30th, Sunday
Onam/Thiruvonam 31st, Monday

Hindu Calendar September 2020

Festivals Date & Day
Anant Chaturdashi 1st, Tuesday
Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat 2nd, Wednesday
Sankashti Chaturthi 5th, Saturday
Indira Ekadashi 13th, Sunday
Masik Shivaratri , Pradosh Vrat (K) 15th, Tuesday
Kanya Sankranti 16th, Wednesday
Ashwin Amavasya 17th, Thursday
Padmini Ekadashi 27th, Sunday
Pradosh Vrat (S) 29th, Tuesday

Hindu Calendar October 2020

Festivals Date & Day
Purnima Vrat 1st, Thursday
Sankashti Chaturthi 5th, Monday
Parama Ekadashi 13th, Tuesday
Pradosh Vrat (K) 14th, Wednesday
Masik Shivaratri 15th, Thursday
Amavasya 16th, Friday
Sharad Navratri , Tula Sankranti , Ghatasthapana 17th, Saturday
Kalparamba 21st, Wednesday
Nabapatrika Puja 22nd, Thursday
Durga Maha Navami Puja , Durga Puja Ashtami 24th, Saturday
Dussehra , Sharad Navratri Parana 25th, Sunday
Durga Visarjan 26th, Monday
Papankusha Ekadashi 27th, Tuesday
Pradosh Vrat (S) 28th, Wednesday
Ashwin Purnima Vrat 31st, Saturday

Hindu Calendar November 2020

Festivals Date & Day
Sankashti Chaturthi , Karva Chauth 4th, Wednesday
Rama Ekadashi 11th, Wednesday
Masik Shivaratri , Dhanteras , Pradosh Vrat (K) 13th, Friday
Diwali , Narak Chaturdashi 14th, Saturday
Govardhan Puja , Kartik Amavasya 15th, Sunday
Bhai Dooj , Vrischika Sankranti 16th, Monday
Chhath Puja 20th, Friday
Devutthana Ekadashi 25th, Wednesday
Pradosh Vrat (S) 27th, Friday
Kartik Purnima Vrat 30th, Monday

Hindu Calendar December 2020

Festivals Date & Day
Sankashti Chaturthi 3rd, Thursday
Utpanna Ekadashi 11th, Friday
Pradosh Vrat (K) 12th, Saturday
Masik Shivaratri 13th, Sunday
Margashirsha Amavasya 14th, Monday
Dhanu Sankranti 15th, Tuesday
Mokshada Ekadashi 25th, Friday
Pradosh Vrat (S) 27th, Sunday
Margashirsha Purnima Vrat 30th, Wednesday

With some festivals, where one grooms himself/herself spiritually by fasting and worshipping, while some festivals are all about family gatherings, greetings and togetherness. Festivals in India are all about traditions, rituals, gatherings and delicious food. The Hindu Calendar has all the important dates and muhurat (time) during which a particular ceremony is to be performed. It is essential to know all the right dates and time beforehand so that everything can be done in the right way.

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Some of the most important Hindu festivals with their dates in the year 2020 are

  1. Holi is celebrated in the month of March. People go round their neighbourhood with packets of colours and apply them to each others’ cheeks, which is a form of wishing Happy Holi. This festival will be celebrated between 9th-10th March in the year 2020. Holika Dahan is done one day before the main celebration.
  2. Navratri is a festival which is celebrated for nine days two times a year. This festival marks the worship of goddess Durga for her bravery and power. During these days, girls are looked upon as avatars of Maa Durga and worshipped with devotion and love. Navratri will start on 17th October and end on 25th October in the year 2020.
  3. Diwali is the most important festival celebrated by Hindus. This day is considered very auspicious when it comes to starting a new task or project. Praying on this day during the shubh muhurat provides with wealth, happiness and prosperity. Diwali will be observed on 14th November 2020.
  4. Raksha Bandhan is the festival of brothers and sisters celebrating their amazing bond. As per the ritual, the sister ties a Raksha dhaga or rakhi on the ankle of her brother and prays for his longevity and safety. The brother thanks the sister by giving her money or gifts and vows to protect her forever. In the year 2020, this festival will be celebrated on 3rd August.
  5. Shivratri is the day when Lord Shiva’s birthday is celebrated in all parts of India by the Hindus. Huge commotion and pujas are conducted on this day to praise the Almighty. This festival will be celebrated on 21st February in the year 2020.
  6. Hanuman Jayanti is the day when Lord Hanuman was born and observed as an auspicious day by the Hindus. Hanuman Jayanti will be celebrated on 8th April in the year 2020.
  7. Ganesh Chaturthi commemorates the birth of the son of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha. On this day, Lord Ganesha’s favourite food which is modak (laddus) is prepared in every household. This festival will be celebrated in the year 2020 on 22nd August.

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The Hindu Calendar 2020 has all the details of the festivals celebrated by the Hindus. Following the auspicious muhurat while performing the rituals renders excellent results. Remain one step forward with preparations and try to plan the things accordingly. We hope this article helps you find the dates and day of the festivals.