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Indian / Hindu Festival Dates - 2019


1st (Tuesday) - New Year's Day (Gregorian calendar)
6th (Sunday) - Pushya Masam begins
14th (Monday) - Bhogi, Lohri
15th (Tuesday) - Makara Sankranti / Uttarayana Punyakalam
16th (Wednesday) - Kanuma
21st (Monday) - Pushya Pournami / Pousha Purnima
26th (Saturday) - Republic Day


4th (Monday) - Pushya Amavasya / Pushya Masam ends
5th (Tuesday) - Magha Masam begins
9th (Saturday) - Sri / Basant Panchami
12th (Tuesday) - Ratha Saptami
19th (Tuesday) - Magha Pournami / Magh Purnima


4th (Monday) - Mahasiva Ratri
6th (Wednesday - Magha Amavasya (Magha Masam ends)
7th (Thursday) - Phalguna Masam begins
21st (Thursday) - Phalguna Pournami i.e. Holi - the festival of colors


5th (Friday) - Phalguna Amavasya / Phalguna Masam ends
6th (Saturday) - Ugadi (Vikari Nama Samvatsaram as per Telugu calendar) / Chaitra Masam begins
13th (Saturday) - Sri Ramanavami
19th (Friday) - Chaitra Pournami


4th (Saturday) - Chaitra Amavasya
5th (Sunday) - Vaisakha Masam begins
7th (Tuesday) - Akshaya Tritiya / Akha Teej / Simhachalam Chandanotsavam
18th (Saturday) - Vaishakha Pournami / Vaisakha Purnima / Buddha Purnima


3rd (Monday) - Vaisakha Amavasya
4th (Tuesday) - Jyestha Masam begins
17th (Monday) - Jyestha Pournami / Snanala Pournami of Lord Jagannath in Puri


2nd (Tuesday) - Jyestha Amavasya
3rd (Wednesday) - Ashada Masam begins
4th (Thursday) - Aashada Vidiya / Puri Jagannadha Ratha Yatra
7th (Sunday) - 1st Sunday of Bonalu festival
12th (Friday) - Tholi Ekadasi
14th (Sunday) - 2nd Sunday of Bonalu festival
16th (Tuesday) - Guru Purnima / Vyasa Pournami
17th (Wednesday) - Karkataka Sankramanam / Dakshinayanam begins
21st (Sunday) - 3rd Sunday of Bonalu festival
28th (Sun) - 4th / last Sunday of Bonalu festival


1st (Thursday) - Aashada Amavasya
2nd (Friday) - Sravana Masam begins / 1st Sravana Sukravaram
6th (Tuesday) - 1st Tuesday for performing Sravana Mangala Gowri Nomu
9th (Friday) - Varalakshmi Vratam
15th (Thursday) - Indian Independence Day / Sravana Pournami / Raksha Bandhan / Janjala Pournami
23rd (Friday) - Krishnashtami / Janmashtami / Gokulashtami
30th (Friday) - Sravana Amavasya / Polala Amavasya
31st (Saturday) - Bhadrapada Masam begins


2nd (Mon) - Ganesha Chaturthi
5th (Tues) - Teacher's Day in India
14th (Saturday) - Bhadrapada Pournami / Mahalaya Paksha begins
19th (Thursday) - Sukra Mudhami ends
28th (Saturday) - Bhadrapada Amavasya / Mahalaya Amavasya, Bathukamma festival begins
29th (Sunday) - Aswayuja Masam / Dussehra Navaratri begins


5th (Saturday) - Moola Pooja (Saraswati Pooja)
6th (Sunday) - Durgaastami
7th (Monday) - Maharnavami
8th (Tuesday) - Vijaya Dasami (Dussehra)
13th (Sunday) - Aswayuja / Sharad Pournami
16th (Wednesday) - Atla Taddi
26th (Saturday) - Dhana Trayodasi / Dhanteras
27th (Sunday) - Naraka Chaturdasi
27th (Sunday) - Deepavali Amavasya
28th (Monday) - Bali Padyami
29th (Tuesday) - Kartika Masam begins
31st (Thursday) - Nagula Chaviti


9th (Saturday) - Ksheerabdi Dwadasi / Tulasi pooja
12th (Tuesday) - Kartika Purnima
26th (Tuesday) - Kartika Amavasya
27th (Wednesday) - Margasira Masam begins


12th (Thursday) - Margasira Pournami
16th (Monday) - Dhanur Masam begins


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