Hindu Festival Calendar 2024: List of Important Hindu dates and Holidays in 2024

Hindu vrats, festivals, and dates in 2024 are very important because they create a colorful weave of communal harmony, cultural celebration, and spiritual observance. Some are loud and fun, like Holi with its rainbow showers. Others are quiet and thoughtful, like Ekadashi days when we take a break from eating sweets. All these treats, big and small, remind us of important things: being kind, helping others, and saying thank you to the gods.

They're also a chance to get together with family and friends, like a giant birthday party that lasts the whole year. So, in 2024, don't miss out on these yummy treats. Join in the celebrations, learn something new, and share the joy with everyone around you.

Importance of Hindu Calendar

The Hindu calendar, with its intricate blend of lunar and solar cycles, transcends mere timekeeping. Hindus see it as an intricate pattern woven together by cosmic rhythm, history, and faith. Its importance lies not only in its ability to mark the passage of time, but also in its deep connection to the spiritual and cultural fabric of Hinduism.

Festivals like Diwali, Holi, and Dussehra find their rhythm in the calendar's lunar movements, reminding us of the cyclical nature of life and the triumph of good over evil. The calendar also designates lucky days for life events such as marriages and new endeavors, attempting to synchronize our deeds with the moon and sun's celestial dance. It is a guidepost, not just for daily routines, but for navigating life's significant turns with a sense of cosmic harmony. So, while the world may mark its days with Gregorian numbers, the Hindu calendar whispers ancient wisdom, reminding us that time is more than a linear progression, but a symphony of cycles, rituals, and divine connections.

Hindu Calendar 2024 – Month wise Holidays & Festivals

Date and DayHindu Festival
Hindu Festivals 2024 in January
7 January, SundaySaphala Ekadashi
8 January, MondaySaphala Ekadashi
9 January, TuesdayMasik Shivratri, Pradosh Vrat
11 January, ThursdayPaush Amavasya
10 January, WednesdayAuspicious Time
13 January, SaturdayLohri
15 January, MondayMakar Sankranti, Pongal
21 January, SundayPaush Putrada Ekadashi
23 January, TuesdayShukla Pradosh Vrat
25 January, ThursdayPurnima Tithi Ends
24 January, WednesdayAuspicious Time - Purnima Tithi
29 January, MondaySankashti Chaturthi
Hindu Festivals 2024 in February
6 February, TuesdayShattila Ekadashi
7 February, WednesdayKrishna Paksha Pradosh Vrat
8 February, ThursdayMonthly Shivratri
9 February, FridayMauni Amavasya
9 FebruaryAmavasya Date Starts
10 FebruaryAmavasya Date Ends
14 February, WednesdayBasant Panchami, Saraswati Puja
14 FebruaryAuspicious Time
20 February, TuesdayJaya Ekadashi
19 FebruaryAuspicious Time
21 February, WednesdayShukla Pradosh Vrat
24 February, SaturdayMagh Purnima Fast
28 February, WednesdaySankashti Chaturthi
Hindu Festivals 2024 in March
6 March, WednesdayVijaya Ekadashi
8 March, FridayMahashivratri, Pradosh Vrat
10 March, SundayPhalgun Amavasya
14 March, ThursdayPisces Sankranti
20 March, WednesdayAmalaki Ekadashi
22 March, FridayShukla Paksha Pradosh Vrat
8 MarchMahashivratri Second Hour Puja
9 MarchMahashivratri Third Hour Worship
24 March, SundayHolika Dahan
24 MarchBhadra Mukha - 07:53 PM to 10:06 PM
25 March, MondayFalgun Purnima Vrat, Holi
Hindu Festivals 2024 in April
5 April, FridayPapamochani Ekadashi
6 April, SaturdayKrishna Pradosh Vrat
7 April, SundayMonthly Shivratri
8 April, MondayChaitra Amavasya
9 AprilChaitra Navratri Pratipada
17 AprilRam Navami
19 April, FridayKamada Ekadashi
21 April, SundayShukla Pradosh Vrat
23 April, TuesdayHanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima Vrat
27 April, SaturdaySankashti Chaturthi
Hindu Festivals 2024 in May
4 May, SaturdayVaruthini Ekadashi
5 May, SundayKrishna Paksha Pradosh Vrat
6 May, MondayMasik Shivratri
8 May, WednesdayVaishakh Amavasya
10 May, FridayAkshaya Tritiya
14 May, TuesdayVrish Sankranti
19 May, SundayMohini Ekadashi
20 May, MondayShukla Pradosh Vrat
23 May, ThursdayVaishakh Purnima Fast
26 May, SundaySankashti Chaturthi
Hindu Festivals 2024 in June
2 June, SundayApara Ekadashi
4 June, TuesdayMonthly Shivratri
6 June, ThursdayJyeshtha Amavasya
15 June, SaturdayMithun Sankranti
18 June, TuesdayNirjala Ekadashi
19 June, WednesdayShukla Pradosh Vrat
22 June, SaturdayJyeshtha Purnima Vrat
25 June, TuesdaySankashti Chaturthi
Hindu Festivals 2024 in July
2 July, TuesdayYogini Ekadashi
3 July, WednesdayKrishna Paksha Pradosh Vrat
4 July, ThursdayMonthly Shivratri
5 July, FridayAshadh Amavasya
7 July, SundayJagannath Rath Yatra
16 July, TuesdayCancer Sankranti
17 July, WednesdayDevshayani Ekadashi, Ashadhi Ekadashi
18 July, ThursdayShukla Pradosh Vrat
21 July, SundayGuru Purnima, Ashadh Purnima Vrat
31 July, WednesdayKamika Ekadashi
Hindu Festivals 2024 in August
1 August, ThursdayKrishna Pradosh Vrat
2 August, FridayMonthly Shivratri
4 August, SundayShravan Amavasya
7 August, WednesdayHariyali Teej
9 August, FridayNag Panchami
16 August, FridayShravan Putrada Ekadashi
17 August, SaturdayShukla Pradosh Vrat
19 August, MondayRaksha Bandhan, Shravan Purnima Vrat
22 August, ThursdaySankashti Chaturthi - Kajari Teej
26 August, MondayJanmashtami
29 August, ThursdayAja Ekadashi
31 August, SaturdayKrishna Pradosh Vrat
Hindu Festivals 2024 in September
1 September, SundayMasik Shivratri
2 September, MondayBhadrapada Amavasya
5 September, ThursdayOnam
6 September, FridayHartalika Teej
7 September, SaturdayGanesh Chaturthi
14 September, SaturdayParivartini Ekadashi
17 September, TuesdayAnant Chaturdashi
18 September, WednesdayBhadrapada Purnima Fast
21 September, SaturdaySankashti Chaturthi
28 September, SaturdayIndira Ekadashi
30 September, MondayMasik Shivratri
Hindu Festivals 2024 in October
2 October, WednesdayAshwin Amavasya
3 October, ThursdaySharad Navratri, Ghatasthapana
11 October, FridayDurga Maha Navami Puja, Durga Maha Ashtami Puja
12 October, SaturdayDussehra, Sharad Navratri Parna
17 October, ThursdayAshwin Purnima Vrat, Tula Sankranti
20 October, SundaySankashti Chaturthi, Karva Chauth
28 October, MondayRama Ekadashi
29 October, TuesdayDhanteras, Pradosh Vrat
31 October, ThursdayNarak Chaturdashi
Hindu Festivals 2024 in November
1 November, FridayDiwali, Kartik Amavasya
2 November, SaturdayGovardhan Puja
3 November, SundayBhai Dooj
7 November, ThursdayChhath Puja
12 November, TuesdayDevutthan Ekadashi
15 November, FridayKartik Purnima Vrat
Hindu Festivals 2024 in December
1 December, SundayMargashirsha Amavasya
11 December, WednesdayMokshada Ekadashi
15 December, SundayDhanu Sankranti, Margashirsha Purnima Vrat
18 December, WednesdaySankashti Chaturthi
30 December, MondayPaush Amavasya

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many months are there in the Hindu calendar?


Although the Hindu calendar usually includes 12 months, since it is based on the lunar cycle, occasionally there may be an additional month known as Adhik Maas or Malmas.

In what months of the Hindu calendar does Diwali take place across most of India?


Deepavali, also known as Diwali, often takes place in the Kartika month of the Hindu calendar, which corresponds to October or November in the Gregorian calendar.

What seasons are there in the Hindu calendar?


Vasant (Spring), Grishma (Summer), and Sharad (Autumn) are the three main seasons recognized by the Hindu calendar. There may be six seasons in some areas.

How many days are in the Hindu calendar?


The Hindu calendar generally has 365 days, however, there are a few occasions when an extra month (Adhik Maas) is added to make the solar year match.

What is Malmas in the Hindu calendar?


TMalmas is a month that has been added to the Hindu calendar to keep it in sync with the solar year. It is also referred to as Adhik Maas or Purushottam Maas. It happens roughly every two and a half years and is unfavorable for the majority of activities, except religious observances and sorrow.