Hindu Holy Days
|Holiday||Fall 2022 Spring 2023||Fall 2023 Spring 2024|
Raksha Bandhan – Hindu
Hindu festival honoring the loving ties between brothers and sisters in a family.
|Aug 22||Aug 11|
Krishna Janmashtami – Hindu
Hindu commemoration of the birth of Krishna – the 8th incarnation of the god Vishnu who took the form of Krishna to destroy the evil king Kansa.
|Aug 30||Aug 18|
Navaratri – Hindu
Hindu Festival of the divine mother honoring Durga, wife of Shiva, and seeking her blessings. Also observed as a celebration recalling the days of Lord Krishna.
|Oct 6||Sept 26|
Dasara (Dussehra) – Hindu
Hindu celebration of victory and valor. Lord Rama is remembered as winning a victory over evil.
|Oct 15||Oct 5|
Diwali – Hindu – Jain – Sikh
Hindu Festival of Lights symbolizing the human urge to move toward the light. Gift exchanges, fireworks and festive meals.
|Nov 4||Oct 24|
Holi – Hindu
Spring festival; a carnival occasion featuring bright colors, pilgrimages and bonfires.
|Mar 18||Mar 18|
Baisakhi/Vaisakhi – Hindu – Sikh
Anniversary of the creation of the Khalsa (the army of the Pure Ones) in 1699.
|April 14||April 14|