Hindu Festival in 2018

This is a month wise list of most 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. Hence one should set the location before looking into the festival list.

Hindu festivals calendar is also known as Hindu Vrat and Tyohar calendar. The fasting is known as Vrat and festival is known as Tyohar or Parva in local 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 Tyohar(s) are time for celebrations, deity worship and austerity.

Here is a list of Vrat (Fast) and Tyohar (Festivals) monthly.

  JANUARY 2018

01 Monday Purnima UpavasEnglish New Year
02 Tuesday Paush PurnimaShakambhari PurnimaArudra Darshan
03 Wednesday Magha Begins *North
04 Thursday Sankashti ChaturthiSakat Chauth
08 Monday Swami Vivekananda JayantiKalashtami
12 Friday Shattila Ekadashi
13 Saturday Lohri
14 Sunday Pradosh Vrat, Meru Trayodashi, PongalMakar Sankranti
15 Monday Masik ShivaratriMagh Bihu
16 Tuesday Magha Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Mauni AmavasThai Amavasai
18 Thursday Chandra DarshanGupta Navratri Begins
21 Sunday Vinayaka ChaturthiGanesha Jayanti
22 Monday Vasant PanchamiSkanda Sashti
23 Tuesday Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
24 Wednesday Ratha SaptamiNarmada Jayanti
25 Thursday Bhishma AshtamiMasik Durgashtami
26 Friday Republic Day
27 Saturday Jaya EkadashiRohini Vrat
28 Sunday Gauna Jaya EkadashiVaishnava Jaya Ekadashi, Bhishma Dwadashi
29 Monday Pradosh Vrat
31 Wednesday Magha PurnimaChandra GrahanPurnima UpavasGuru Ravidas Jayanti, Lalita Jayanti, Thai Pusam

 

February 2018

01 Thursday Phalguna Begins *North
03 Saturday Sankashti Chaturthi
06 Tuesday Yashoda Jayanti
07 Wednesday Shabari JayantiKalashtami
08 Thursday Janaki Jayanti
10 Saturday Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
11 Sunday Vijaya Ekadashi
13 Tuesday Pradosh VratMaha ShivaratriKumbha Sankranti
15 Thursday Phalguna Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Surya Grahan
17 Saturday Chandra DarshanPhulera DoojRamakrishna Jayanti
19 Monday Vinayaka Chaturthi
21 Wednesday Skanda Sashti
22 Thursday Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins
23 Friday Masik Durgashtami
24 Saturday Rohini Vrat
26 Monday Amalaki Ekadashi, Narasimha Dwadashi
27 Tuesday Pradosh Vrat

 

March 2018

01 Thursday Chaumasi Chaudas, Chhoti HoliHolika DahanVasanta Purnima, Dol Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends, Phalguna PurnimaLakshmi JayantiChaitanya Mahaprabhu JayantiMasi Magam
02 Friday Holi, Chaitra Begins *North, Attukal Pongala
03 Saturday Bhai DoojBhratri Dwitiya
04 Sunday Shivaji Jayanti
05 Monday Sankashti Chaturthi
06 Tuesday Ranga Panchami
08 Thursday Sheetala Saptami
09 Friday BasodaSheetala AshtamiKalashtami, Varshitap Arambha
13 Tuesday Papmochani Ekadashi
14 Wednesday Pradosh VratMeena SankrantiKaradaiyan Nombu
15 Thursday Masik Shivaratri
17 Saturday Chaitra Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya
18 Sunday Chandra DarshanChaitra NavratriGudi PadwaUgadi
19 Monday Jhulelal Jayanti
20 Tuesday Gauri PujaGangaurMatsya JayantiAutumnal Equinox
21 Wednesday Vinayaka ChaturthiLakshmi Panchami
22 Thursday Skanda Sashti
23 Friday Yamuna ChhathRohini Vrat
24 Saturday Navapad Oli Begins, Masik Durgashtami
25 Sunday Rama Navami, Mahatara Jayanti
27 Tuesday Kamada Ekadashi
28 Wednesday Vamana Dwadashi
29 Thursday Pradosh VratMahavir Swami Jayanti
30 Friday Panguni UthiramGood Friday, Hazarat Ali’s Birthday
31 Saturday Hanuman JayantiChaitra PurnimaPurnima Upavas, Navapad Oli Ends

 

April 2018

01 Sunday Vaishakha Begins *North, Bank’s Holiday, Easter
03 Tuesday Sankashti Chaturthi
08 Sunday Kalashtami
11 Wednesday Vallabhacharya Jayanti
12 Thursday Varuthini Ekadashi
13 Friday Pradosh Vrat
14 Saturday Masik ShivaratriSolar New YearMesha SankrantiBaisakhiPuthanduAmbedkar Jayanti
15 Sunday Vaishakha Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Vishu KaniPohela Boishakh
17 Tuesday Chandra Darshan
18 Wednesday Parashurama JayantiAkshaya Tritiya, Varshitap Parana, Matangi Jayanti, Masik Karthigai
19 Thursday Vinayaka ChaturthiRohini Vrat
20 Friday Shankaracharya JayantiSurdas Jayanti
21 Saturday Skanda SashtiRamanuja Jayanti
22 Sunday Bhanu Saptami, Ganga Saptami
23 Monday Masik Durgashtami, Bagalamukhi Jayanti
24 Tuesday Sita Navami
25 Wednesday Mahavir Swami Kevalagyan
26 Thursday Mohini Ekadashi, Parashurama Dwadashi, Thrissur Pooram
27 Friday Pradosh Vrat
28 Saturday Narasimha Jayanti, Chhinnamasta Jayanti
29 Sunday Vaishakha PurnimaKurma JayantiBuddha PurnimaPurnima UpavasChitra Pournami
30 Monday Jyeshtha Begins *North, Narada Jayanti

 

May 2018

03 Thursday Sankashti Chaturthi
04 Friday Agni Nakshatram Begins
07 Monday KalashtamiRabindranath Tagore Jayanti
09 Wednesday Tagore Jayanti *Bengal
10 Thursday Hanuman Jayanti *Telugu
11 Friday Apara Ekadashi
13 Sunday Pradosh VratMasik Shivaratri
15 Tuesday Jyeshtha Amavasya, Darsha-Bhavuka Amavasya, Shani JayantiVat Savitri VratVrishabha SankrantiMasik Karthigai
16 Wednesday Adhik Maas BeginsChandra DarshanRohini Vrat
18 Friday Vinayaka Chaturthi
20 Sunday Skanda Sashti
22 Tuesday Masik Durgashtami
24 Thursday Ganga Dussehra
25 Friday Padmini Ekadashi
26 Saturday Pradosh VratShani Trayodashi
28 Monday Agni Nakshatram Ends, Vaikasi Visakam
29 Tuesday Jyeshtha PurnimaPurnima Upavas

 

June 2018

02 Saturday Sankashti Chaturthi
06 Wednesday Kalashtami
10 Sunday Parama Ekadashi
11 Monday Pradosh Vrat
12 Tuesday Masik ShivaratriMasik Karthigai
13 Wednesday Jyeshtha Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Adhik Maas EndsRohini Vrat
14 Thursday Chandra Darshan
15 Friday Mithuna Sankranti, Jamat Ul-Vida, Eid al-Fitr, Ramadan
16 Saturday Maharana Pratap JayantiVinayaka Chaturthi
18 Monday Skanda Sashti
20 Wednesday Masik Durgashtami, Dhumavati Jayanti
21 Thursday Mahesh NavamiShortest Day of Year
23 Saturday Gayatri JayantiNirjala Ekadashi
24 Sunday Ramalakshmana Dwadashi
25 Monday Pradosh Vrat
27 Wednesday Jyeshtha PurnimaVat Purnima VratPurnima UpavasKabirdas Jayanti
29 Friday Ashadha Begins *North

 

July 2018

01 Sunday Sankashti Chaturthi
06 Friday Kalashtami
09 Monday Yogini EkadashiMasik Karthigai
10 Tuesday Pradosh VratRohini Vrat
11 Wednesday Masik Shivaratri
12 Thursday Ashadha Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Surya Grahan
13 Friday Gupta Navratri Begins
14 Saturday Chandra DarshanJagannath Rathyatra
16 Monday Vinayaka ChaturthiKarka Sankranti
17 Tuesday Skanda Sashti
19 Thursday Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins
20 Friday Masik Durgashtami
23 Monday Devshayani EkadashiGauri Vrat Begins *Gujarat, Vasudeva Dwadashi
24 Tuesday Pradosh VratJayaparvati Vrat Begins
26 Thursday Chaumasi Chaudas
27 Friday Kokila Vrat *GujaratVyasa PujaAshadha PurnimaGuru PurnimaGauri Vrat Ends *GujaratPurnima UpavasChandra Grahan, Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends
28 Saturday Sawan Begins *North
30 Monday Shravan Somwar Vrat *North
31 Tuesday Jayaparvati Vrat EndsMangala Gauri Vrat *NorthSankashti Chaturthi

 

August 2018

03 Friday Aadi Perukku
04 Saturday Kalashtami
05 Sunday Masik Karthigai
06 Monday Shravan Somwar Vrat *North
07 Tuesday Kamika EkadashiMangala Gauri Vrat *NorthRohini Vrat
08 Wednesday Vaishnava Kamika Ekadashi
09 Thursday Pradosh VratSawan Shivaratri
11 Saturday Shravana Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Hariyali AmavasyaSurya GrahanAadi Amavasai
12 Sunday Chandra Darshan
13 Monday Hariyali TeejShravan Somwar Vrat, Andal Jayanthi
14 Tuesday Vinayaka ChaturthiMangala Gauri Vrat
15 Wednesday Nag PanchamiIndependence Day
16 Thursday Kalki JayantiSkanda Sashti
17 Friday Tulsidas JayantiSimha SankrantiMalayalam New Year
18 Saturday Masik Durgashtami
20 Monday Shravan Somwar Vrat
21 Tuesday Shravana Putrada EkadashiMangala Gauri Vrat
22 Wednesday Vaishnava Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, Damodara Dwadashi, Eid al-AdhaBakrid
23 Thursday Pradosh Vrat
24 Friday Varalakshmi VratRigveda UpakarmaOnam
25 Saturday Hayagriva Jayanti
26 Sunday Shravana PurnimaRakhiRaksha BandhanGayatri JayantiNarali PurnimaPurnima UpavasYajurveda UpakarmaSanskrit Diwas
27 Monday Gayathri Japam, Bhadrapada Begins *North
29 Wednesday Kajari TeejSankashti ChaturthiSangada Hara Chathurti *Tamil
30 Thursday Bol Choth *Gujarat
31 Friday Nag Pancham *Gujarat

 

September 2018

01 Saturday Balarama JayantiRandhan Chhath *Gujarat
02 Sunday Shitala Satam *Gujarat, Bhanu Saptami, Janmashtami *SmartaKalashtami, Adya Kali Jayanti, Masik KarthigaiAshtami Rohini
03 Monday Janmashtami *ISKCONDahi HandiRohini Vrat
06 Thursday Aja Ekadashi
07 Friday Paryushana Parvarambha, Pradosh Vrat
08 Saturday Masik Shivaratri
09 Sunday Bhadrapada Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Pithori Amavasya, Pola, Vrishabhotsava
10 Monday Chandra Darshan
11 Tuesday Samaveda Upakarma
12 Wednesday Varaha JayantiHartalika TeejGowri Habba, Al-Hijra, Islamic New Year
13 Thursday Ganesh Chaturthi
14 Friday Rishi Panchami, Samvatsari Parva, Skanda Sashti
15 Saturday Gauri Avahana
16 Sunday Lalita Saptami, Bhanu Saptami, Durva AshtamiGauri Puja
17 Monday Radha AshtamiMasik DurgashtamiMahalakshmi Vrat BeginsGauri VisarjanKanya SankrantiVishwakarma Puja
20 Thursday Parsva Ekadashi
21 Friday Vamana Jayanti, Kalki Dwadashi, Bhuvaneshwari Jayanti, Day of Ashura, Muharram
22 Saturday Pradosh VratShani Trayodashi
23 Sunday Anant ChaturdashiGanesh VisarjanVernal Equinox
24 Monday Bhadrapada Purnima, Purnima UpavasPurnima Shraddha
25 Tuesday Pratipada Shraddha
26 Wednesday Ashwin Begins *North, Dwitiya Shraddha
27 Thursday Tritiya Shraddha
28 Friday Maha BharaniChaturthi ShraddhaSankashti Chaturthi
29 Saturday Panchami Shraddha
30 Sunday Shashthi ShraddhaRohini Vrat

October 2018

01 Monday Saptami ShraddhaMahalakshmi Vrat Ends
02 Tuesday Ashtami ShraddhaJivitputrika VratKalashtamiGandhi Jayanti
03 Wednesday Navami Shraddha
04 Thursday Dashami Shraddha
05 Friday Indira EkadashiEkadashi Shraddha
06 Saturday Magha ShraddhaDwadashi ShraddhaTrayodashi ShraddhaPradosh VratShani Trayodashi
07 Sunday Chaturdashi ShraddhaMasik Shivaratri
08 Monday Sarvapitri Darsha Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Amavasya
09 Tuesday Ashwin AmavasyaNavratri BeginsGhatasthapana
10 Wednesday Chandra Darshan, Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti
12 Friday Vinayaka Chaturthi
13 Saturday Lalita Panchami
14 Sunday Saraswati AvahanBilva NimantranSkanda Sashti
15 Monday Saraswati PujaKalparambhaAkal Bodhon
16 Tuesday Navpatrika Puja, Navapad Oli Begins
17 Wednesday Saraswati BalidanDurga AshtamiSandhi PujaMaha NavamiSaraswati VisarjanTula Sankranti
18 Thursday Durga BalidanAyudha PujaSaraswati PoojaiBengal Maha NavamiDurga VisarjanDussehraVijayadashami
19 Friday Bengal VijayadashamiMysore DasaraVidyarambham Day, Buddha Jayanti, Madhvacharya Jayanti
20 Saturday Papankusha Ekadashi
21 Sunday Padmanabha Dwadashi
22 Monday Pradosh Vrat
23 Tuesday Kojagara PujaSharad Purnima
24 Wednesday Ashwin PurnimaPurnima UpavasValmiki JayantiMeerabai Jayanti, Navapad Oli Ends
25 Thursday Kartik Begins *North
27 Saturday Atla TaddeKarwa ChauthSankashti ChaturthiRohini Vrat
31 Wednesday Ahoi AshtamiRadha Kunda SnanKalashtami

 

November 2018

03 Saturday Rama Ekadashi
04 Sunday Govatsa Dwadashi
05 Monday Dhan Teras, Yama Panchak Begins, Yama DeepamPradosh VratKali ChaudasHanuman PujaMasik Shivaratri
06 Tuesday Narak ChaturdashiTamil DeepavaliKali Puja
07 Wednesday DiwaliLakshmi Puja, Dipmalika, Kedar Gauri VratChopda PujaSharda Puja, Kamala Jayanti, Kartik Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya
08 Thursday Chandra DarshanGowardhan PujaAnnakutBali PratipadaDyuta Krida, New Samvat Begins
09 Friday Bhaiya DoojYama Dwitiya
11 Sunday Nagula Chavithi *TeluguVinayaka Chaturthi
12 Monday Labh Panchami
13 Tuesday Chhath PujaSoora Samharam
14 Wednesday Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins, Nehru Jayanti
16 Friday GopashtamiMasik DurgashtamiVrischika Sankranti
17 Saturday Akshaya NavamiJagaddhatri PujaMandalakala Begins
18 Sunday Kansa Vadh
19 Monday Devutthana Ekadashi, Bhishma Panchak Begins, Yogeshwara Dwadashi, Guruvayur Ekadashi
20 Tuesday Tulasi VivahPradosh Vrat
21 Wednesday Vaikuntha Chaturdashi, Vishweshwara Vrat, Milad an-Nabi, Id-e-Milad
22 Thursday Manikarnika Snan, Chaumasi Chaudas, Dev DiwaliPurnima Upavas
23 Friday Kartik Purnima, Pushkar Snan, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Bhishma Panchak Ends, Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends, Ratha Yatra
24 Saturday Margashirsha Begins *North, Rohini Vrat
26 Monday Sankashti Chaturthi
29 Thursday Kalabhairav Jayanti

 

December 2018

03 Monday Utpanna Ekadashi
04 Tuesday Pradosh Vrat
05 Wednesday Masik Shivaratri
06 Thursday Darsha Amavasya
07 Friday Margashirsha Amavasya
08 Saturday Chandra Darshan
11 Tuesday Vinayaka Chaturthi
12 Wednesday Vivah Panchami, Naga Panchami *Telugu
13 Thursday Subrahmanya SashtiChampa Shashthi
15 Saturday Masik Durgashtami
16 Sunday Dhanu Sankranti
18 Tuesday Mokshada EkadashiGita Jayanti
19 Wednesday Gauna Mokshada EkadashiVaishnava Mokshada Ekadashi, Matsya Dwadashi
20 Thursday Pradosh VratHanuman Jayanti *KannadaMasik Karthigai
21 Friday Rohini Vrat
22 Saturday Margashirsha Purnima, Dattatreya JayantiPurnima UpavasAnnapurna Jayanti, Tripura Bhairavi Jayanti, Longest Day of Year
23 Sunday Paush Begins *North, Arudra Darshan
25 Tuesday Sankashti ChaturthiMerry Christmas
27 Thursday Mandala Pooja
29 Saturday Kalashtami