This Calendar facilitates the Indian Holiday list. It shows holidays according to the Hindu calendar. It shows Monthly Indian Festivals holidays of all different religions (Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Islam, and Christian). This calendar also mentions Indian Government Holidays and Indian Festivals throughout the year. Indian Holidays Calendar for April, 1996 Indian Holidays and Hindu Festival Calendar for Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India is as mentioned below:

Festivals 1996


Festivals in January 1996

1 january 1996
(Monday)
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, Tailang Swami Jayanti, Masik Karthigai, Vaikuntha Ekadashi, English New Year
3 january 1996
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Rohini Vrat
5 january 1996
(Friday)
Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Arudra Darshan
9 january 1996
(Tuesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Sakat Chauth
13 january 1996
(Saturday)
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, Kalashtami
14 january 1996
(Sunday)
Lohri
15 january 1996
(Monday)
Pongal, Makar Sankranti, Magh Bihu
16 january 1996
(Tuesday)
Shattila Ekadashi
17 january 1996
(Wednesday)
Gauna Shattila Ekadashi, Vaishnava Shattila Ekadashi
18 january 1996
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
19 january 1996
(Friday)
Masik Shivaratri
20 january 1996
(Saturday)
Magha Amavasya, Mauni Amavas, Thai Amavasai
21 january 1996
(Sunday)
Chandra Darshan, Gupta Navratri Begins
23 january 1996
(Tuesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesha Jayanti, Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
24 january 1996
(Wednesday)
Vasant Panchami
25 january 1996
(Thursday)
Skanda Sashti
26 january 1996
(Friday)
Ratha Saptami, Narmada Jayanti, Republic Day
27 january 1996
(Saturday)
Bhishma Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami
30 january 1996
(Tuesday)
Rohini Vrat
31 january 1996
(Wednesday)
Jaya Ekadashi

Festivals in February 1996

1 february 1996
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
4 february 1996
(Sunday)
Magha Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Thai Pusam
8 february 1996
(Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
10 february 1996
(Saturday)
Yashoda Jayanti
11 february 1996
(Sunday)
Shabari Jayanti
12 february 1996
(Monday)
Janaki Jayanti, Kalashtami
13 february 1996
(Tuesday)
Kumbha Sankranti
15 february 1996
(Thursday)
Vijaya Ekadashi
16 february 1996
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat
17 february 1996
(Saturday)
Maha Shivaratri
18 february 1996
(Sunday)
Phalguna Amavasya
20 february 1996
(Tuesday)
Chandra Darshan, Phulera Dooj, Ramakrishna Jayanti
22 february 1996
(Thursday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
24 february 1996
(Saturday)
Skanda Sashti
26 february 1996
(Monday)
Masik Durgashtami, Rohini Vrat

Festivals in March 1996

1 march 1996
(Friday)
Amalaki Ekadashi
2 march 1996
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
4 march 1996
(Monday)
Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Purnima Upavas, Masi Magam
5 march 1996
(Tuesday)
Holi, Vasanta Purnima, Phalguna Purnima, Lakshmi Jayanti, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Attukal Pongala
7 march 1996
(Thursday)
Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya
8 march 1996
(Friday)
Shivaji Jayanti, Sankashti Chaturthi
10 march 1996
(Sunday)
Ranga Panchami
11 march 1996
(Monday)
Sheetala Saptami
12 march 1996
(Tuesday)
Basoda, Sheetala Ashtami, Kalashtami
14 march 1996
(Thursday)
Meena Sankranti, Karadaiyan Nombu
15 march 1996
(Friday)
Papmochani Ekadashi
17 march 1996
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri
19 march 1996
(Tuesday)
Chaitra Amavasya
20 march 1996
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan, Chaitra Navratri, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Vernal Equinox
21 march 1996
(Thursday)
Jhulelal Jayanti, Matsya Jayanti
22 march 1996
(Friday)
Gauri Puja, Gangaur
23 march 1996
(Saturday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Lakshmi Panchami
24 march 1996
(Sunday)
Skanda Sashti
25 march 1996
(Monday)
Yamuna Chhath, Rohini Vrat
27 march 1996
(Wednesday)
Masik Durgashtami
28 march 1996
(Thursday)
Rama Navami
30 march 1996
(Saturday)
Kamada Ekadashi

Festivals in April 1996

1 april 1996
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat, Mahavir Swami Jayanti
3 april 1996
(Wednesday)
Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima, Chandra Grahan, Purnima Upavas, Panguni Uthiram
5 april 1996
(Friday)
Good Friday
7 april 1996
(Sunday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Easter
10 april 1996
(Wednesday)
Kalashtami
13 april 1996
(Saturday)
Solar New Year, Mesha Sankranti, Baisakhi, Puthandu
14 april 1996
(Sunday)
Varuthini Ekadashi, Vallabhacharya Jayanti, Vishu Kani, Pohela Boishakh, Ambedkar Jayanti
15 april 1996
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
16 april 1996
(Tuesday)
Masik Shivaratri
17 april 1996
(Wednesday)
Vaishakha Amavasya, Surya Grahan
19 april 1996
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan
20 april 1996
(Saturday)
Parashurama Jayanti, Akshaya Tritiya, Masik Karthigai
21 april 1996
(Sunday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Rohini Vrat
23 april 1996
(Tuesday)
Shankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti, Skanda Sashti, Ramanuja Jayanti
24 april 1996
(Wednesday)
Ganga Saptami
26 april 1996
(Friday)
Masik Durgashtami
27 april 1996
(Saturday)
Sita Navami
29 april 1996
(Monday)
Mohini Ekadashi, Thrissur Pooram, Eid al-Adha, Bakrid

Festivals in May 1996

1 may 1996
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
2 may 1996
(Thursday)
Narasimha Jayanti
3 may 1996
(Friday)
Vaishakha Purnima, Kurma Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Chitra Pournami
4 may 1996
(Saturday)
Narada Jayanti
6 may 1996
(Monday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
7 may 1996
(Tuesday)
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
8 may 1996
(Wednesday)
Tagore Jayanti *Bengal
10 may 1996
(Friday)
Kalashtami
12 may 1996
(Sunday)
Hanuman Jayanti *Telugu
13 may 1996
(Monday)
Apara Ekadashi
14 may 1996
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Vrishabha Sankranti
15 may 1996
(Wednesday)
Masik Shivaratri
17 may 1996
(Friday)
Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Vat Savitri Vrat, Masik Karthigai
18 may 1996
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan
19 may 1996
(Sunday)
Rohini Vrat
20 may 1996
(Monday)
Maharana Pratap Jayanti
21 may 1996
(Tuesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
23 may 1996
(Thursday)
Skanda Sashti
26 may 1996
(Sunday)
Masik Durgashtami
27 may 1996
(Monday)
Mahesh Navami
28 may 1996
(Tuesday)
Ganga Dussehra
29 may 1996
(Wednesday)
Gayatri Jayanti, Nirjala Ekadashi
30 may 1996
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
31 may 1996
(Friday)
Vaikasi Visakam

Festivals in June 1996

1 june 1996
(Saturday)
Jyeshtha Purnima, Vat Purnima Vrat, Purnima Upavas, Kabirdas Jayanti
4 june 1996
(Tuesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
8 june 1996
(Saturday)
Kalashtami
11 june 1996
(Tuesday)
Yogini Ekadashi
13 june 1996
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Karthigai
14 june 1996
(Friday)
Masik Shivaratri, Mithuna Sankranti
15 june 1996
(Saturday)
Ashadha Amavasya, Rohini Vrat
17 june 1996
(Monday)
Adhik Maas Begins, Chandra Darshan
20 june 1996
(Thursday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
21 june 1996
(Friday)
Skanda Sashti, Longest Day of Year
24 june 1996
(Monday)
Masik Durgashtami
27 june 1996
(Thursday)
Padmini Ekadashi
28 june 1996
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat
30 june 1996
(Sunday)
Purnima Upavas

Festivals in July 1996

1 july 1996
(Monday)
Ashadha Purnima
4 july 1996
(Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
7 july 1996
(Sunday)
Kalashtami
10 july 1996
(Wednesday)
Masik Karthigai
11 july 1996
(Thursday)
Parama Ekadashi
12 july 1996
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat, Rohini Vrat
13 july 1996
(Saturday)
Masik Shivaratri
15 july 1996
(Monday)
Ashadha Amavasya, Adhik Maas Ends
16 july 1996
(Tuesday)
Gupta Navratri Begins, Karka Sankranti
17 july 1996
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan, Jagannath Rathyatra
19 july 1996
(Friday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
21 july 1996
(Sunday)
Skanda Sashti
24 july 1996
(Wednesday)
Masik Durgashtami
26 july 1996
(Friday)
Devshayani Ekadashi, Gauri Vrat Begins *Gujarat
27 july 1996
(Saturday)
Gauna Devshayani Ekadashi, Vaishnava Devshayani Ekadashi
28 july 1996
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat, Jayaparvati Vrat Begins
29 july 1996
(Monday)
Kokila Vrat *Gujarat
30 july 1996
(Tuesday)
Vyasa Puja, Ashadha Purnima, Guru Purnima, Gauri Vrat Ends *Gujarat, Purnima Upavas

Festivals in August 1996

1 august 1996
(Thursday)
Jayaparvati Vrat Ends
2 august 1996
(Friday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Aadi Perukku
5 august 1996
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat *North
6 august 1996
(Tuesday)
Kalashtami, Mangala Gauri Vrat *North
7 august 1996
(Wednesday)
Masik Karthigai
8 august 1996
(Thursday)
Rohini Vrat
9 august 1996
(Friday)
Kamika Ekadashi
11 august 1996
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
12 august 1996
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat *North, Sawan Shivaratri
13 august 1996
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat *North, Hariyali Amavasya, Aadi Amavasai
14 august 1996
(Wednesday)
Shravana Amavasya
15 august 1996
(Thursday)
Independence Day
16 august 1996
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan, Simha Sankranti
17 august 1996
(Saturday)
Hariyali Teej, Malayalam New Year
18 august 1996
(Sunday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
19 august 1996
(Monday)
Nag Panchami, Shravan Somwar Vrat
20 august 1996
(Tuesday)
Kalki Jayanti, Skanda Sashti, Mangala Gauri Vrat
21 august 1996
(Wednesday)
Tulsidas Jayanti
22 august 1996
(Thursday)
Masik Durgashtami
23 august 1996
(Friday)
Varalakshmi Vrat
25 august 1996
(Sunday)
Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
26 august 1996
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat, Pradosh Vrat
27 august 1996
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat, Rigveda Upakarma, Onam
28 august 1996
(Wednesday)
Shravana Purnima, Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Gayatri Jayanti, Narali Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Yajurveda Upakarma, Hayagriva Jayanti, Sanskrit Diwas
29 august 1996
(Thursday)
Gayathri Japam
31 august 1996
(Saturday)
Kajari Teej, Sankashti Chaturthi, Sangada Hara Chathurti *Tamil, Bol Choth *Gujarat

Festivals in September 1996

2 september 1996
(Monday)
Nag Pancham *Gujarat, Randhan Chhath *Gujarat
3 september 1996
(Tuesday)
Balarama Jayanti, Shitala Satam *Gujarat, Masik Karthigai
4 september 1996
(Wednesday)
Janmashtami *Smarta, Kalashtami, Ashtami Rohini
5 september 1996
(Thursday)
Janmashtami *ISKCON, Dahi Handi, Rohini Vrat
8 september 1996
(Sunday)
Aja Ekadashi
10 september 1996
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat
11 september 1996
(Wednesday)
Masik Shivaratri
12 september 1996
(Thursday)
Bhadrapada Amavasya
14 september 1996
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan, Samaveda Upakarma
15 september 1996
(Sunday)
Varaha Jayanti
16 september 1996
(Monday)
Hartalika Teej, Gowri Habba, Ganesh Chaturthi, Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja
17 september 1996
(Tuesday)
Rishi Panchami
18 september 1996
(Wednesday)
Skanda Sashti, Gauri Avahana
19 september 1996
(Thursday)
Gauri Puja
20 september 1996
(Friday)
Radha Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins, Durva Ashtami, Gauri Visarjan
22 september 1996
(Sunday)
Autumnal Equinox
23 september 1996
(Monday)
Parsva Ekadashi, Vamana Jayanti
24 september 1996
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat
26 september 1996
(Thursday)
Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan, Purnima Upavas, Purnima Shraddha
27 september 1996
(Friday)
Chandra Grahan, Pratipada Shraddha
28 september 1996
(Saturday)
Dwitiya Shraddha
29 september 1996
(Sunday)
Tritiya Shraddha
30 september 1996
(Monday)
Maha Bharani, Chaturthi Shraddha, Sankashti Chaturthi

Festivals in October 1996

1 october 1996
(Tuesday)
Panchami Shraddha
2 october 1996
(Wednesday)
Shashthi Shraddha, Gandhi Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
3 october 1996
(Thursday)
Saptami Shraddha
4 october 1996
(Friday)
Ashtami Shraddha, Jivitputrika Vrat, Kalashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends
5 october 1996
(Saturday)
Navami Shraddha
6 october 1996
(Sunday)
Dashami Shraddha
7 october 1996
(Monday)
Ekadashi Shraddha
8 october 1996
(Tuesday)
Magha Shraddha, Indira Ekadashi
9 october 1996
(Wednesday)
Dwadashi Shraddha, Pradosh Vrat
10 october 1996
(Thursday)
Trayodashi Shraddha, Masik Shivaratri
11 october 1996
(Friday)
Chaturdashi Shraddha
12 october 1996
(Saturday)
Ashwin Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Amavasya, Surya Grahan
13 october 1996
(Sunday)
Chandra Darshan, Navratri Begins, Ghatasthapana
16 october 1996
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
17 october 1996
(Thursday)
Lalita Panchami, Saraswati Avahan, Bilva Nimantran, Skanda Sashti, Tula Sankranti
18 october 1996
(Friday)
Saraswati Puja, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon
19 october 1996
(Saturday)
Navpatrika Puja, Saraswati Balidan
20 october 1996
(Sunday)
Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja, Maha Navami, Saraswati Visarjan
21 october 1996
(Monday)
Durga Balidan, Ayudha Puja, Saraswati Poojai, Bengal Maha Navami, Durga Visarjan, Dussehra, Vijayadashami, Bengal Vijayadashami, Mysore Dasara, Vidyarambham Day, Madhvacharya Jayanti
22 october 1996
(Tuesday)
Papankusha Ekadashi
23 october 1996
(Wednesday)
Vaishnava Papankusha Ekadashi
24 october 1996
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
25 october 1996
(Friday)
Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima
26 october 1996
(Saturday)
Ashwin Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti
29 october 1996
(Tuesday)
Atla Tadde, Karwa Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi, Rohini Vrat

Festivals in November 1996

2 november 1996
(Saturday)
Radha Kunda Snan
3 november 1996
(Sunday)
Ahoi Ashtami, Kalashtami
7 november 1996
(Thursday)
Rama Ekadashi, Govatsa Dwadashi
8 november 1996
(Friday)
Dhan Teras, Yama Deepam, Pradosh Vrat
9 november 1996
(Saturday)
Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja, Masik Shivaratri
10 november 1996
(Sunday)
Narak Chaturdashi, Tamil Deepavali, Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Chopda Puja, Sharda Puja, Kali Puja
11 november 1996
(Monday)
Kartik Amavasya, Gowardhan Puja, Annakut, Bali Pratipada
12 november 1996
(Tuesday)
Chandra Darshan, Dyuta Krida, Bhaiya Dooj, Yama Dwitiya
14 november 1996
(Thursday)
Nagula Chavithi *Telugu, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Nehru Jayanti
15 november 1996
(Friday)
Labh Panchami
16 november 1996
(Saturday)
Chhath Puja, Soora Samharam, Vrischika Sankranti, Mandalakala Begins
18 november 1996
(Monday)
Gopashtami, Masik Durgashtami
19 november 1996
(Tuesday)
Akshaya Navami, Jagaddhatri Puja
20 november 1996
(Wednesday)
Kansa Vadh
21 november 1996
(Thursday)
Devutthana Ekadashi, Guruvayur Ekadashi
22 november 1996
(Friday)
Tulasi Vivah, Pradosh Vrat
23 november 1996
(Saturday)
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi
24 november 1996
(Sunday)
Dev Diwali, Purnima Upavas
25 november 1996
(Monday)
Kartik Purnima, Guru Nanak Jayanti
26 november 1996
(Tuesday)
Rohini Vrat
28 november 1996
(Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi

Festivals in December 1996

3 december 1996
(Tuesday)
Kalabhairav Jayanti
6 december 1996
(Friday)
Utpanna Ekadashi
8 december 1996
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
9 december 1996
(Monday)
Masik Shivaratri
10 december 1996
(Tuesday)
Margashirsha Amavasya
11 december 1996
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan
13 december 1996
(Friday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
15 december 1996
(Sunday)
Vivah Panchami, Subrahmanya Sashti, Champa Shashthi, Dhanu Sankranti
17 december 1996
(Tuesday)
Masik Durgashtami
20 december 1996
(Friday)
Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti, Vaikuntha Ekadashi
21 december 1996
(Saturday)
Shortest Day of Year
22 december 1996
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat, Hanuman Jayanti *Kannada
23 december 1996
(Monday)
Rohini Vrat
24 december 1996
(Tuesday)
Dattatreya Jayanti, Purnima Upavas, Annapurna Jayanti
25 december 1996
(Wednesday)
Arudra Darshan, Merry Christmas
26 december 1996
(Thursday)
Mandala Pooja
28 december 1996
(Saturday)
Sankashti Chaturthi

Hindu Festival Calendar

The following Hindu Festival Calendar are shown for the date April, 1996 Indian Holidays and Hindu Festival Calendar for Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Hindu calendar is used by Hindus for important events related to their religion and festivals. The Hindu religion is the world’s 3rd oldest religion having countless followers and can be found being practiced throughout the world. Hindus have divine texts called Vedas which are highly respected in their religion. Four Vedas are Rig Veda, Atharva Veda, Yajur Veda, and Sama Veda. Hindus’ Famous and beloved scripture are Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharat, and Ramayana.

Panchang, Panchangam, Panjika, etc. are the other names of the Hindu calendar. Hindus celebrate their festivals on different dates because they depend on the action of the moon and sun. That’s why Hindus celebrate their festivals according to the Hindu calendar. Hindu Calendar is also called astrology calendar. It keeps on changing from time to time.

Vikram Samvat

It started in 57 B.C.
To mark achievement, King Vikramaditya introduced it.
This calendar is also according to the movements of Moon, so it is also a type of lunar calendar.
It also contains 12 months and 354 days to make a year.
Months are divided into two parts.
The shiny days are referred as Shuklapaksha. Days between the new moon and full moon.
The dark days are referred as Krishna Paksha. Days between the full moon and the new moon.
The month starts with Krishna Paksha.
It has 13 months after five years. This month refers to Adhik Mass.

The Solar Calendar

This is according to the movement of the Sun. Sidereal/tropical are two types of movement of the year. For example, Roman and French calendar. It is used in different states of India. Punjab, Assam, Haryana, Kerala, Bengal, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, and Orissa. It is not considered according to the number of days in a year. Below mentioned categories are the part of Indian National Calendar.

Saka Samvat

It started in 78 A.D.
To mark achievement, Saka rulers introduced it.
It is also the type of solar calendar.
It is also an official calendar adopted by the Indian Government in 1957.
It also contains 12 months and 365 days to make a year.

The Lunisolar Calendar

This calendar is according to the movement of both Sun and Moon. Sun helps to assemble year and moon helps to assemble the month of the year. This calendar is referred for Indian Hindu Festivals and Indian Holidays. It is also used in different states of India like Gujrat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kashmir, and Bihar. It accumulates the yearly motion of the Sun and monthly phases of Moon. Some examples are Jews and the Babylonian calendars along with the Indian Calendars used in, Bihar Karnataka, Kashmir.

Structure of Indian calendar

Luni-solar system is based on time which consists of 365 days and twelve months. The first month refers to Chaitra and the last month refers to Phalguna. Indian new year is celebrated according to Shaka Calendar. 12 months are of Hindu festivals calendar are mentioned below:

1. Chaitra
2. Vaishakha
3. Jyeshtha
4. Ashadha
5. Shravana
6. Bhadra
7. Ashwin
8. Kartika
9. Agrahayana
10. Pausha
11. Magha
12. Phalguna

Gregorian Calendar

It is also the type of Scientific calendar.
It also contains 12 months and 364.25 days to make a year.
It is universally followed and is called the solar calendar.