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, 1997 Indian Holidays and Hindu Festival Calendar for Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India is as mentioned below:

Festivals 1997


Festivals in January 1997

1 january 1997
(Wednesday)
Kalashtami, English New Year
5 january 1997
(Sunday)
Saphala Ekadashi
6 january 1997
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
7 january 1997
(Tuesday)
Masik Shivaratri
9 january 1997
(Thursday)
Paush Amavasya, Hanumath Jayanthi
10 january 1997
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan
12 january 1997
(Sunday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
13 january 1997
(Monday)
Skanda Sashti, Lohri
14 january 1997
(Tuesday)
Pongal, Makar Sankranti
15 january 1997
(Wednesday)
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, Magh Bihu
16 january 1997
(Thursday)
Masik Durgashtami, Shakambhari Utsavarambha
18 january 1997
(Saturday)
Masik Karthigai
19 january 1997
(Sunday)
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, Tailang Swami Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
20 january 1997
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
23 january 1997
(Thursday)
Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Thai Pusam, Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
26 january 1997
(Sunday)
Republic Day
27 january 1997
(Monday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Sakat Chauth
31 january 1997
(Friday)
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, Kalashtami

Festivals in February 1997

3 february 1997
(Monday)
Shattila Ekadashi
4 february 1997
(Tuesday)
Gauna Shattila Ekadashi, Vaishnava Shattila Ekadashi
5 february 1997
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
6 february 1997
(Thursday)
Masik Shivaratri
7 february 1997
(Friday)
Magha Amavasya, Mauni Amavas, Thai Amavasai
8 february 1997
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan, Gupta Navratri Begins
10 february 1997
(Monday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesha Jayanti
11 february 1997
(Tuesday)
Vasant Panchami
12 february 1997
(Wednesday)
Skanda Sashti, Kumbha Sankranti
13 february 1997
(Thursday)
Ratha Saptami, Narmada Jayanti
14 february 1997
(Friday)
Bhishma Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Masik Karthigai
15 february 1997
(Saturday)
Rohini Vrat
17 february 1997
(Monday)
Jaya Ekadashi
18 february 1997
(Tuesday)
Vaishnava Jaya Ekadashi
19 february 1997
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
21 february 1997
(Friday)
Purnima Upavas
22 february 1997
(Saturday)
Magha Purnima, Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Masi Magam
23 february 1997
(Sunday)
Attukal Pongala
26 february 1997
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
28 february 1997
(Friday)
Yashoda Jayanti

Festivals in March 1997

1 march 1997
(Saturday)
Shabari Jayanti
2 march 1997
(Sunday)
Janaki Jayanti, Kalashtami
5 march 1997
(Wednesday)
Vijaya Ekadashi
6 march 1997
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
7 march 1997
(Friday)
Maha Shivaratri
8 march 1997
(Saturday)
Phalguna Amavasya, Surya Grahan
10 march 1997
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan, Phulera Dooj, Ramakrishna Jayanti
12 march 1997
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
13 march 1997
(Thursday)
Skanda Sashti, Masik Karthigai
14 march 1997
(Friday)
Meena Sankranti, Karadaiyan Nombu
15 march 1997
(Saturday)
Rohini Vrat
16 march 1997
(Sunday)
Masik Durgashtami
19 march 1997
(Wednesday)
Amalaki Ekadashi
20 march 1997
(Thursday)
Vernal Equinox
21 march 1997
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat
23 march 1997
(Sunday)
Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Purnima Upavas
24 march 1997
(Monday)
Holi, Vasanta Purnima, Chandra Grahan, Phalguna Purnima, Lakshmi Jayanti, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Panguni Uthiram
26 march 1997
(Wednesday)
Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya
27 march 1997
(Thursday)
Shivaji Jayanti, Sankashti Chaturthi
28 march 1997
(Friday)
Good Friday
29 march 1997
(Saturday)
Ranga Panchami
30 march 1997
(Sunday)
Sheetala Saptami, Easter
31 march 1997
(Monday)
Basoda, Sheetala Ashtami, Kalashtami

Festivals in April 1997

3 april 1997
(Thursday)
Papmochani Ekadashi
4 april 1997
(Friday)
Gauna Papmochani Ekadashi, Vaishnava Papamochani Ekadashi
5 april 1997
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi, Masik Shivaratri
7 april 1997
(Monday)
Chaitra Amavasya, Somvati Amavas
8 april 1997
(Tuesday)
Chandra Darshan, Chaitra Navratri, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi
9 april 1997
(Wednesday)
Jhulelal Jayanti, Matsya Jayanti
10 april 1997
(Thursday)
Gauri Puja, Gangaur, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Masik Karthigai
11 april 1997
(Friday)
Lakshmi Panchami, Rohini Vrat
12 april 1997
(Saturday)
Skanda Sashti
13 april 1997
(Sunday)
Yamuna Chhath, Solar New Year, Mesha Sankranti, Baisakhi
14 april 1997
(Monday)
Puthandu, Vishu Kani, Pohela Boishakh, Ambedkar Jayanti
15 april 1997
(Tuesday)
Masik Durgashtami
16 april 1997
(Wednesday)
Rama Navami
18 april 1997
(Friday)
Kamada Ekadashi, Eid al-Adha, Bakrid
19 april 1997
(Saturday)
Thrissur Pooram
20 april 1997
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat, Mahavir Swami Jayanti
22 april 1997
(Tuesday)
Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Chitra Pournami
26 april 1997
(Saturday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
29 april 1997
(Tuesday)
Kalashtami

Festivals in May 1997

3 may 1997
(Saturday)
Varuthini Ekadashi, Vallabhacharya Jayanti
4 may 1997
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
5 may 1997
(Monday)
Masik Shivaratri
6 may 1997
(Tuesday)
Vaishakha Amavasya
7 may 1997
(Wednesday)
Masik Karthigai, Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
8 may 1997
(Thursday)
Chandra Darshan, Tagore Jayanti *Bengal
9 may 1997
(Friday)
Parashurama Jayanti, Akshaya Tritiya, Rohini Vrat
10 may 1997
(Saturday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
11 may 1997
(Sunday)
Shankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti, Ramanuja Jayanti
12 may 1997
(Monday)
Skanda Sashti
13 may 1997
(Tuesday)
Ganga Saptami
14 may 1997
(Wednesday)
Masik Durgashtami, Vrishabha Sankranti
15 may 1997
(Thursday)
Sita Navami
18 may 1997
(Sunday)
Mohini Ekadashi
19 may 1997
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
20 may 1997
(Tuesday)
Narasimha Jayanti
21 may 1997
(Wednesday)
Kurma Jayanti
22 may 1997
(Thursday)
Vaishakha Purnima, Buddha Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Vaikasi Visakam
23 may 1997
(Friday)
Narada Jayanti
25 may 1997
(Sunday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
29 may 1997
(Thursday)
Kalashtami
31 may 1997
(Saturday)
Hanuman Jayanti *Telugu

Festivals in June 1997

1 june 1997
(Sunday)
Apara Ekadashi
2 june 1997
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
3 june 1997
(Tuesday)
Masik Shivaratri, Masik Karthigai
4 june 1997
(Wednesday)
Vat Savitri Vrat
5 june 1997
(Thursday)
Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
6 june 1997
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan
8 june 1997
(Sunday)
Maharana Pratap Jayanti
9 june 1997
(Monday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
10 june 1997
(Tuesday)
Skanda Sashti
13 june 1997
(Friday)
Masik Durgashtami
14 june 1997
(Saturday)
Mahesh Navami
15 june 1997
(Sunday)
Ganga Dussehra, Mithuna Sankranti
16 june 1997
(Monday)
Gayatri Jayanti, Nirjala Ekadashi
18 june 1997
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
20 june 1997
(Friday)
Jyeshtha Purnima, Vat Purnima Vrat, Purnima Upavas, Kabirdas Jayanti
21 june 1997
(Saturday)
Longest Day of Year
23 june 1997
(Monday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
27 june 1997
(Friday)
Kalashtami
30 june 1997
(Monday)
Yogini Ekadashi

Festivals in July 1997

1 july 1997
(Tuesday)
Masik Karthigai
2 july 1997
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri, Rohini Vrat
4 july 1997
(Friday)
Ashadha Amavasya
5 july 1997
(Saturday)
Gupta Navratri Begins
6 july 1997
(Sunday)
Chandra Darshan, Jagannath Rathyatra
8 july 1997
(Tuesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
10 july 1997
(Thursday)
Skanda Sashti
13 july 1997
(Sunday)
Masik Durgashtami
16 july 1997
(Wednesday)
Devshayani Ekadashi, Gauri Vrat Begins *Gujarat, Karka Sankranti
17 july 1997
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat, Jayaparvati Vrat Begins
19 july 1997
(Saturday)
Kokila Vrat *Gujarat, Vyasa Puja, Purnima Upavas
20 july 1997
(Sunday)
Ashadha Purnima, Guru Purnima, Gauri Vrat Ends *Gujarat
21 july 1997
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat *North
22 july 1997
(Tuesday)
Jayaparvati Vrat Ends, Mangala Gauri Vrat *North
23 july 1997
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
26 july 1997
(Saturday)
Kalashtami
28 july 1997
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat *North
29 july 1997
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat *North, Rohini Vrat
30 july 1997
(Wednesday)
Kamika Ekadashi
31 july 1997
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat

Festivals in August 1997

1 august 1997
(Friday)
Sawan Shivaratri
2 august 1997
(Saturday)
Hariyali Amavasya, Aadi Amavasai, Aadi Perukku
3 august 1997
(Sunday)
Shravana Amavasya
4 august 1997
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan, Shravan Somwar Vrat
5 august 1997
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat
6 august 1997
(Wednesday)
Hariyali Teej
7 august 1997
(Thursday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
8 august 1997
(Friday)
Nag Panchami
9 august 1997
(Saturday)
Kalki Jayanti, Skanda Sashti
10 august 1997
(Sunday)
Tulsidas Jayanti
11 august 1997
(Monday)
Masik Durgashtami, Shravan Somwar Vrat
12 august 1997
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat
14 august 1997
(Thursday)
Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
15 august 1997
(Friday)
Vaishnava Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, Varalakshmi Vrat, Independence Day
16 august 1997
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi, Simha Sankranti
17 august 1997
(Sunday)
Rigveda Upakarma, Malayalam New Year
18 august 1997
(Monday)
Shravana Purnima, Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Gayatri Jayanti, Narali Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Yajurveda Upakarma, Hayagriva Jayanti, Sanskrit Diwas, Shravan Somwar Vrat
19 august 1997
(Tuesday)
Gayathri Japam
20 august 1997
(Wednesday)
Kajari Teej
21 august 1997
(Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Sangada Hara Chathurti *Tamil, Bol Choth *Gujarat
22 august 1997
(Friday)
Nag Pancham *Gujarat
23 august 1997
(Saturday)
Balarama Jayanti, Randhan Chhath *Gujarat
24 august 1997
(Sunday)
Shitala Satam *Gujarat, Kalashtami, Ashtami Rohini
25 august 1997
(Monday)
Krishna Janmashtami
26 august 1997
(Tuesday)
Dahi Handi, Rohini Vrat
28 august 1997
(Thursday)
Aja Ekadashi
30 august 1997
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
31 august 1997
(Sunday)
Masik Shivaratri

Festivals in September 1997

1 september 1997
(Monday)
Bhadrapada Amavasya, Somvati Amavas, Surya Grahan
3 september 1997
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan
4 september 1997
(Thursday)
Samaveda Upakarma, Varaha Jayanti
5 september 1997
(Friday)
Hartalika Teej, Gowri Habba
6 september 1997
(Saturday)
Ganesh Chaturthi
7 september 1997
(Sunday)
Rishi Panchami, Skanda Sashti
9 september 1997
(Tuesday)
Gauri Avahana
10 september 1997
(Wednesday)
Radha Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins, Durva Ashtami, Gauri Puja
11 september 1997
(Thursday)
Gauri Visarjan
13 september 1997
(Saturday)
Parsva Ekadashi
14 september 1997
(Sunday)
Vamana Jayanti, Pradosh Vrat, Onam
15 september 1997
(Monday)
Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan
16 september 1997
(Tuesday)
Chandra Grahan, Purnima Upavas, Purnima Shraddha, Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja
17 september 1997
(Wednesday)
Pratipada Shraddha
18 september 1997
(Thursday)
Dwitiya Shraddha
19 september 1997
(Friday)
Tritiya Shraddha, Chaturthi Shraddha, Sankashti Chaturthi
20 september 1997
(Saturday)
Maha Bharani, Panchami Shraddha
21 september 1997
(Sunday)
Shashthi Shraddha, Masik Karthigai
22 september 1997
(Monday)
Saptami Shraddha, Rohini Vrat
23 september 1997
(Tuesday)
Ashtami Shraddha, Jivitputrika Vrat, Kalashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends, Autumnal Equinox
24 september 1997
(Wednesday)
Navami Shraddha
25 september 1997
(Thursday)
Dashami Shraddha
26 september 1997
(Friday)
Ekadashi Shraddha
27 september 1997
(Saturday)
Indira Ekadashi, Dwadashi Shraddha
28 september 1997
(Sunday)
Magha Shraddha, Pradosh Vrat
29 september 1997
(Monday)
Trayodashi Shraddha, Masik Shivaratri
30 september 1997
(Tuesday)
Chaturdashi Shraddha

Festivals in October 1997

1 october 1997
(Wednesday)
Ashwin Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Amavasya
2 october 1997
(Thursday)
Navratri Begins, Ghatasthapana, Gandhi Jayanti
3 october 1997
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan
5 october 1997
(Sunday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
6 october 1997
(Monday)
Lalita Panchami
7 october 1997
(Tuesday)
Bilva Nimantran, Skanda Sashti, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon
8 october 1997
(Wednesday)
Saraswati Avahan, Navpatrika Puja
9 october 1997
(Thursday)
Saraswati Puja, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja
10 october 1997
(Friday)
Saraswati Balidan, Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Saraswati Visarjan, Ayudha Puja, Saraswati Poojai, Bengal Maha Navami
11 october 1997
(Saturday)
Durga Visarjan, Dussehra, Vijayadashami, Bengal Vijayadashami, Mysore Dasara, Vidyarambham Day, Madhvacharya Jayanti
12 october 1997
(Sunday)
Papankusha Ekadashi
13 october 1997
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
15 october 1997
(Wednesday)
Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima, Purnima Upavas
16 october 1997
(Thursday)
Ashwin Purnima, Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti
17 october 1997
(Friday)
Tula Sankranti
18 october 1997
(Saturday)
Atla Tadde, Masik Karthigai
19 october 1997
(Sunday)
Karwa Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi, Rohini Vrat
22 october 1997
(Wednesday)
Ahoi Ashtami, Radha Kunda Snan
23 october 1997
(Thursday)
Kalashtami
26 october 1997
(Sunday)
Rama Ekadashi
27 october 1997
(Monday)
Vaishnava Rama Ekadashi, Govatsa Dwadashi
28 october 1997
(Tuesday)
Dhan Teras, Yama Deepam, Pradosh Vrat
29 october 1997
(Wednesday)
Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja, Masik Shivaratri
30 october 1997
(Thursday)
Narak Chaturdashi, Tamil Deepavali, Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Chopda Puja, Sharda Puja, Kali Puja
31 october 1997
(Friday)
Kartik Amavasya

Festivals in November 1997

1 november 1997
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan, Gowardhan Puja, Annakut, Bali Pratipada, Dyuta Krida
2 november 1997
(Sunday)
Bhaiya Dooj, Yama Dwitiya
4 november 1997
(Tuesday)
Nagula Chavithi *Telugu, Vinayaka Chaturthi
5 november 1997
(Wednesday)
Labh Panchami, Soora Samharam
6 november 1997
(Thursday)
Chhath Puja
8 november 1997
(Saturday)
Gopashtami, Masik Durgashtami
9 november 1997
(Sunday)
Akshaya Navami, Jagaddhatri Puja
10 november 1997
(Monday)
Kansa Vadh, Devutthana Ekadashi
11 november 1997
(Tuesday)
Gauna Devutthana Ekadashi, Vaishnava Utthana Ekadashi, Tulasi Vivah
12 november 1997
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
13 november 1997
(Thursday)
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi
14 november 1997
(Friday)
Dev Diwali, Kartik Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Masik Karthigai, Nehru Jayanti
16 november 1997
(Sunday)
Vrischika Sankranti, Mandalakala Begins, Rohini Vrat
17 november 1997
(Monday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
21 november 1997
(Friday)
Kalabhairav Jayanti
25 november 1997
(Tuesday)
Utpanna Ekadashi
27 november 1997
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
28 november 1997
(Friday)
Masik Shivaratri
30 november 1997
(Sunday)
Margashirsha Amavasya

Festivals in December 1997

1 december 1997
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan
3 december 1997
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
4 december 1997
(Thursday)
Vivah Panchami
5 december 1997
(Friday)
Subrahmanya Sashti, Champa Shashthi
7 december 1997
(Sunday)
Masik Durgashtami
10 december 1997
(Wednesday)
Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti, Guruvayur Ekadashi
11 december 1997
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat, Hanuman Jayanti *Kannada
12 december 1997
(Friday)
Karthigai Deepam
13 december 1997
(Saturday)
Dattatreya Jayanti, Purnima Upavas, Rohini Vrat
14 december 1997
(Sunday)
Annapurna Jayanti
15 december 1997
(Monday)
Dhanu Sankranti
17 december 1997
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
21 december 1997
(Sunday)
Kalashtami
22 december 1997
(Monday)
Shortest Day of Year
25 december 1997
(Thursday)
Saphala Ekadashi, Merry Christmas
26 december 1997
(Friday)
Mandala Pooja
27 december 1997
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi, Masik Shivaratri
29 december 1997
(Monday)
Paush Amavasya, Somvati Amavas, Hanumath Jayanthi
30 december 1997
(Tuesday)
Chandra Darshan

Hindu Festival Calendar

The following Hindu Festival Calendar are shown for the date April, 1997 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.