Pitru Paksha (Hindu)

Pitru Paksha is a 16-day period in the Hindu calendar when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, especially through food offerings. (Wikipedia)

Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)

Maha Shivaratri is celebrated in honour of the deity Shiva. It is observed by remembering Shiva and chanting prayers, fasting, and meditating on ethics and virtues such as honesty, non-injury… Read More

Holi (Hindu)

Holi is a festival of colour, light, and spring. It celebrates the love of the god Radha and Krishna. (Wikipedia)

Diwali (Hindu)

Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights. It symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”. Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists also celebrate… Read More

Dussehra (Hindu)

Also known as Vijayadashami, Dussehra is a major Hindu festival celebrated every year at the end of Navaratri. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts… Read More

Navaratri Begins (Hindu)

Navaratri is a nine day and ten night annual Hindu festival observed in the honour of the goddess Durga. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various… Read More

Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)

Krishna Janmashtami is a festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. The celebratory customs associated with Janmashtami include a celebration festival, reading and recitation of… Read More

Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)

On this day, sisters of all ages tie a talisman or amulet called the rakhi around the wrists of their brothers. They symbolically protect them, receive a gift in return,… Read More

Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival commemorating the birth of the Hindu god Ganesha. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha’s clay idols privately in homes and publicly… Read More