Hindu Festivals

Hinduism almost certainly has a longer list of festivals than any other religious tradition, and there are considerable regional and denominational variations.

Festivals are generally times for celebration and remembrance.Other purposes are:

  • To create a special atmosphere, diverting the mind from worldly concerns and joyfully focusing on spiritual matters.
  • To invoke the soul's natural qualities by creating an environment replete with auspiciousness and the abundant gifts of nature.
  • To give people spiritual impetus and inspiration, which helps them perform their daily duties.
  • To dovetail the natural tendency for celebration with spiritual goals.
  • To forge a healthy sense of belonging by peacefully bringing together individuals, families and communities.

Festivals Being Observed By Hindus

September 30, 2019

Saraswati Jayanti

September 28, 2019

Holi / Phagwah

Holi, the vibrant celebration also known as Phagwah, it is also called “The Festival of Colours”, a day and time to play with coloured powders, have […]
September 26, 2019

Maha Shivraatri

In the Hindu culture, at one time, there used to be 365 festivals in a year. In other words, they just needed an excuse to celebrate […]
September 24, 2019


The 9 forms of Mother Durgaa – NauRaatri/Navraatri Navraatri is the celebration of 9 nights to honor Mother Durgaa in 9 different forms for her amazing […]
September 22, 2019


Raam Naumi is now here and on this most important and auspicious Hindu observation, Hindu Professional Society of Canada extends its best wishes to all devotes […]
September 20, 2019

Hanuman Jayanti

Hindus everywhere celebrate a special occasion – Sri Hanumaan Jayanti . Whatever aspirations and spiritual goals we may have – May Sri Hanumaanji bless us all […]
September 18, 2019

Seeta Jayanti

Mother Seeta or Jaanki is the Mother of the Universe. She is the symbol of womanhood. She is incarnate to end the tyranny of the evil […]
September 16, 2019


Shri Krishna’s promise to humanity that he will manifest Himself and descend to earth whenever Dharma declines has sustained the Hindu traditions over thousands of years. […]
September 14, 2019

Ganesh Jayanti

September 12, 2019

Pitri Paksh

September 10, 2019


Diwali (Sanskrit Deep-avali) is Hinduism’s “Festival of Lights”. It observes and celebrates the triumph of Light over Darkness, Good over Evil and Knowledge over Ignorance. The […]
September 8, 2019

Gita Jayanti

Gita Jayanti is celebrated on the Ekadashi of Margsheersha, Shukla Paksha. This is the day on which Sanjay narrates the dialog between Bhagwaan Krishna and Arjuna […]