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Dates of Indian / Hindu Festivals - 2018

January

1st (Sun)    -     New Year's Day (Gregorian calendar)
13th (Sat)   -    Bhogi, Lohri
14th (Sat)   -    Makara Sankranti / Uttarayana Punyakalam
15th (Sun) -     Kanuma
17th (Wed) -    Magha Masam begins
22nd (Mon) -   Siri / Basant Panchami
24th (Wed)  -   Ratha Saptami
26th (Thurs) -  Republic Day

February

14th (Wed)  -   Mahasiva Ratri
19th (Mon) -   Sukra Moodhami ends
16th (Fri) -      Phalguna Masam begins

March

1st (Thurs) -     Holi - the festival of colors
18th (Sun)  -    Ugadi (Vilambi Nama Samvatsaram as per Telugu calender) / Chaitra Masam begins
25th (Sun) -     Sri Ramanavami
30th (Thurs) -  Sukra Moodhami ends

April

17th (Tues) -    Vaisakha Masam begins
18th (Wed) -    Akshaya Tritiya / Akha Teej / Simhachalam Chandanotsavam
29th (Sun) -     Vaisakha Pournami / Buddha Pournami

May

16th (Wed)  -   Adhika Jeshtha Masam begins  

June

14th (Thurs)  -  Nija Jyestha Masam begins

July

14th (Sat) -     Ashada Masam begins / Puri Jagannadha Ratha Yatra
15th (Sun) -   1st Sunday of Bonalu festival
16th (Mon) -  Karkataka Sankramanam / Dakshinayanam begins
22nd (Sun) -   2nd Sunday of Bonalu festival
23rd (Mon) -  Tholi Ekadasi
27th (Fri) -     Guru Pournami
29th (Sun) -   3rd Sunday of Bonalu festival

August

5th (Sun) -       4th / last Sunday of Bonalu festivla
12th (Sun) -     Sravana Masam begins
14th (Tues) -   1st Tuesday for performing Sravana Mangala Gowri Nomu
15th (Wed) -    Indian Independence Day
24th (Fri)  -     Varalakshmi Vratam
26th (Sun) -     Sravana Pournami / Raksha Bandhan / Janjala Pournami

September

3rd (Mon) -      Krishnashtami / Janmashtami
5th (Tues) -      Teacher's Day
9th (Sun) -       Polala Amavasya
10th (Mon) -    Bhadrapada Masam begins
13th (Thurs) -  Ganesha Chaturthi
25th (Tues) -    Mahalaya Paksha / Pitru Paksha begins

October

8th (Mon)  -    Mahalaya AmavasyaBathukamma festival begins
9th (Tues)  -    Aswayuja Masam / Dussehra Navaratri begins
15th (Mon)  -   Moola Pooja (Saraswati Pooja)
17th (Wed) -    Durgaastami
18th (Thurs) -  Maharnavami / Vijaya Dasami (Dussehra)
20th (Sat) -      Sukra Moodhami begins
24th  (Wed) -   Sharad Purnima
27th (Sat) -      Atla Taddi

November

1st (Thurs) -     Sukra Moodhami ends
5th (Mon) -      Dhana Trayodasi / Dhanteras
6th (Tues) -      Naraka Chaturdasi
7th (Wed) -      Deepavali Amavasya
8th (Thurs) -    Bali Padyami, Kartika Masam begins
11th (Sun)  -    Nagula Chaviti
12th (Mon)  -   Guru Moodhami begins
20th (Tues) -    Ksheerabdi Dwadasi / Tulasi pooja
23rd (Fri)   -     Kartika Purnima
9th (Thurs)  -    Guru Moodhami ends
19th (Sun)   -    Margasira Masam begins

December

16th (Sun)    -    Dhanur Masam begins
19th (Wed)   -    Mukkoti / Vaikuntha Ekadasi

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