Dharmic Days
& Hindu Holidays

A brief calendar and guide to religious accommodation in Hinduism and other Dharma faiths

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Holi is here!

Often referred to as the “Festival of Colors,” Holi is celebrated around the world and is recognized as a national holiday in India. Learn all about Holi with our Holi Toolkit.

Hindu holidays commemorate a particular deity, season or event in history, but do not necessarily fall on a specific day every year as the Hindu calendar is lunar.

Many Hindu Americans belong to different sampradaya (sects) and/or parampara (lineages), which may determine specific days of spiritual importance not included in this list. In addition, practicing Hindus may request specific accommodations or time off to complete sacred rites of passage, or may be observing a specific diet or fast.

Below is a list of some of the more widely celebrated Hindu holidays and days of significance to Dharma traditions for accommodation, observation, and celebration. You may also download the single-page desktop calendar for convenient printing.

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Hindu Festivals

January 13, 2024


January 14, 2024

Makar Sankranti

January 14, 2024


March 25, 2024


April 9, 2024


April 14, 2024


August 19, 2024

Raksha Bandhan

September 14, 2024


October 19, 2024

Karwa Chauth

October 31, 2024


Celebrating Deities in Hinduism

February 13, 2024

Vasant Panchami

March 8, 2024

Maha Shivaratri

April 16, 2024

Ram Navami

April 23, 2024

Hanuman Jayanti

August 26, 2024

Krishna Janmashtami

September 6, 2024

Ganesh Chaturthi

October 8–12, 2024

Durga Puja

October 3–12, 2024


October 12, 2024


December 11, 2024

Gita Jayanti

(Gita Mahotsav)

Hindu Observances

January 12, 2024

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti

July 20, 2024

Guru Purnima

September 17–October 1, 2024

Pitru Paksha

October 2, 2024

Gandhi Jayanti

Celebrating Other Dharma Traditions

January 18, 2024

Bodhi Day

Buddhist Observance
May 23, 2024


Buddhist Observance
July 23, 2024

Asalha Puja

Buddhist Observance
August 30, 2024


Jain Observance
January 18, 2024

Mahavir Jayanti

Jain Observance
November 15, 2024

Nanak Jayanti

Sikh Observance