FESTIVITIES

 

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Calendar 2022

HINDU FESTIVITIES

Hindu festivities (utsava) are based on rituals, celebration in communities or in the temple, but they also represent a popular social coming-together. Festivities bring everyone together regardless of social and economic class or gender. It also fulfils an educational function for young generations. Ancient knowledge, stories from the scriptures, dances, handicraft traditions, music… a whole culture is passed down!
There are indeed many Hindu festivities! It is practically impossible to list them all, but we can subdivide them in 3 main groups as follows.

DEDICATED TO AN ASPECT OF THE DIVINE

Celebration of an aspect of the Divine or an event related to it.

SEASONAL FESTIVITIES

Celebration of seasonal festivities related to agriculture (sowing, harvesting and similar) and to geographic areas of India.

SAINTS, GURUS AND YOGINS

Celebration of the birth or mahasamadhi (death) of a Guru and/or saint.

CALENDAR OF MAIN FESTIVITIES

18 March 2022

Holi
Spring Festival.