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, 2008 Indian Holidays and Hindu Festival Calendar for Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India is as mentioned below:

Festivals 2008


Festivals in January 2008

1 january 2008
(Tuesday)
English New Year
4 january 2008
(Friday)
Saphala Ekadashi
5 january 2008
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
6 january 2008
(Sunday)
Masik Shivaratri
8 january 2008
(Tuesday)
Paush Amavasya, Hanumath Jayanthi
9 january 2008
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan
12 january 2008
(Saturday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
13 january 2008
(Sunday)
Skanda Sashti
14 january 2008
(Monday)
Lohri
15 january 2008
(Tuesday)
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, Pongal, Makar Sankranti
16 january 2008
(Wednesday)
Masik Durgashtami, Shakambhari Utsavarambha, Magh Bihu
18 january 2008
(Friday)
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, Tailang Swami Jayanti, Masik Karthigai
19 january 2008
(Saturday)
Gauna Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, Vaishnava Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, Rohini Vrat
20 january 2008
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
22 january 2008
(Tuesday)
Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Thai Pusam
23 january 2008
(Wednesday)
Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
25 january 2008
(Friday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Sakat Chauth
26 january 2008
(Saturday)
Republic Day
29 january 2008
(Tuesday)
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
30 january 2008
(Wednesday)
Kalashtami

Festivals in February 2008

2 february 2008
(Saturday)
Shattila Ekadashi
3 february 2008
(Sunday)
Vaishnava Shattila Ekadashi
4 february 2008
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
5 february 2008
(Tuesday)
Masik Shivaratri
6 february 2008
(Wednesday)
Thai Amavasai
7 february 2008
(Thursday)
Magha Amavasya, Mauni Amavas, Surya Grahan
8 february 2008
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan, Gupta Navratri Begins
10 february 2008
(Sunday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesha Jayanti
11 february 2008
(Monday)
Vasant Panchami
12 february 2008
(Tuesday)
Skanda Sashti
13 february 2008
(Wednesday)
Ratha Saptami, Narmada Jayanti, Kumbha Sankranti
14 february 2008
(Thursday)
Bhishma Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Masik Karthigai
15 february 2008
(Friday)
Rohini Vrat
17 february 2008
(Sunday)
Jaya Ekadashi
18 february 2008
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
20 february 2008
(Wednesday)
Purnima Upavas
21 february 2008
(Thursday)
Magha Purnima, Chandra Grahan, Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Masi Magam
22 february 2008
(Friday)
Attukal Pongala
24 february 2008
(Sunday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
27 february 2008
(Wednesday)
Yashoda Jayanti
28 february 2008
(Thursday)
Shabari Jayanti, Kalashtami
29 february 2008
(Friday)
Janaki Jayanti

Festivals in March 2008

3 march 2008
(Monday)
Vijaya Ekadashi
5 march 2008
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
6 march 2008
(Thursday)
Maha Shivaratri
7 march 2008
(Friday)
Phalguna Amavasya
8 march 2008
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan
9 march 2008
(Sunday)
Phulera Dooj, Ramakrishna Jayanti
11 march 2008
(Tuesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
12 march 2008
(Wednesday)
Skanda Sashti, Masik Karthigai
13 march 2008
(Thursday)
Rohini Vrat
14 march 2008
(Friday)
Masik Durgashtami, Meena Sankranti, Karadaiyan Nombu
17 march 2008
(Monday)
Amalaki Ekadashi
19 march 2008
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
20 march 2008
(Thursday)
Vernal Equinox
21 march 2008
(Friday)
Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Vasanta Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Phalguna Purnima, Lakshmi Jayanti, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Panguni Uthiram, Good Friday
22 march 2008
(Saturday)
Holi
23 march 2008
(Sunday)
Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya, Easter
24 march 2008
(Monday)
Shivaji Jayanti
25 march 2008
(Tuesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
27 march 2008
(Thursday)
Ranga Panchami
28 march 2008
(Friday)
Sheetala Saptami
29 march 2008
(Saturday)
Basoda, Sheetala Ashtami, Kalashtami

Festivals in April 2008

2 april 2008
(Wednesday)
Papmochani Ekadashi
3 april 2008
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
4 april 2008
(Friday)
Masik Shivaratri
6 april 2008
(Sunday)
Chaitra Amavasya, Chaitra Navratri
7 april 2008
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Jhulelal Jayanti
8 april 2008
(Tuesday)
Gauri Puja, Gangaur, Matsya Jayanti, Masik Karthigai
9 april 2008
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
10 april 2008
(Thursday)
Lakshmi Panchami, Skanda Sashti, Rohini Vrat
11 april 2008
(Friday)
Yamuna Chhath
13 april 2008
(Sunday)
Masik Durgashtami, Solar New Year, Mesha Sankranti, Baisakhi, Puthandu
14 april 2008
(Monday)
Rama Navami, Vishu Kani, Pohela Boishakh, Ambedkar Jayanti
16 april 2008
(Wednesday)
Kamada Ekadashi, Thrissur Pooram
17 april 2008
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
18 april 2008
(Friday)
Mahavir Swami Jayanti
20 april 2008
(Sunday)
Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Chitra Pournami
24 april 2008
(Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
28 april 2008
(Monday)
Kalashtami

Festivals in May 2008

1 may 2008
(Thursday)
Varuthini Ekadashi
2 may 2008
(Friday)
Gauna Varuthini Ekadashi, Vaishnava Varuthini Ekadashi, Vallabhacharya Jayanti
3 may 2008
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
4 may 2008
(Sunday)
Masik Shivaratri
5 may 2008
(Monday)
Vaishakha Amavasya, Somvati Amavas
6 may 2008
(Tuesday)
Chandra Darshan, Masik Karthigai
7 may 2008
(Wednesday)
Parashurama Jayanti, Akshaya Tritiya, Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
8 may 2008
(Thursday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Tagore Jayanti *Bengal
9 may 2008
(Friday)
Shankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti, Ramanuja Jayanti
10 may 2008
(Saturday)
Skanda Sashti
11 may 2008
(Sunday)
Ganga Saptami
12 may 2008
(Monday)
Masik Durgashtami
13 may 2008
(Tuesday)
Sita Navami
14 may 2008
(Wednesday)
Vrishabha Sankranti
15 may 2008
(Thursday)
Mohini Ekadashi
17 may 2008
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
18 may 2008
(Sunday)
Narasimha Jayanti
19 may 2008
(Monday)
Vaishakha Purnima, Kurma Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Vaikasi Visakam
21 may 2008
(Wednesday)
Narada Jayanti
23 may 2008
(Friday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
27 may 2008
(Tuesday)
Kalashtami
30 may 2008
(Friday)
Hanuman Jayanti *Telugu
31 may 2008
(Saturday)
Apara Ekadashi

Festivals in June 2008

1 june 2008
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
2 june 2008
(Monday)
Masik Shivaratri, Masik Karthigai
3 june 2008
(Tuesday)
Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Vat Savitri Vrat
4 june 2008
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan, Rohini Vrat
6 june 2008
(Friday)
Maharana Pratap Jayanti
7 june 2008
(Saturday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
8 june 2008
(Sunday)
Skanda Sashti
11 june 2008
(Wednesday)
Masik Durgashtami
12 june 2008
(Thursday)
Mahesh Navami, Ganga Dussehra
14 june 2008
(Saturday)
Gayatri Jayanti, Nirjala Ekadashi, Mithuna Sankranti
15 june 2008
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
18 june 2008
(Wednesday)
Jyeshtha Purnima, Vat Purnima Vrat, Purnima Upavas, Kabirdas Jayanti
21 june 2008
(Saturday)
Longest Day of Year
22 june 2008
(Sunday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
26 june 2008
(Thursday)
Kalashtami
29 june 2008
(Sunday)
Yogini Ekadashi
30 june 2008
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat

Festivals in August 2008

1 august 2008
(Friday)
Shravana Amavasya, Hariyali Amavasya, Surya Grahan, Aadi Amavasai
2 august 2008
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan, Aadi Perukku
4 august 2008
(Monday)
Hariyali Teej, Shravan Somwar Vrat, Vinayaka Chaturthi
5 august 2008
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat
6 august 2008
(Wednesday)
Nag Panchami, Kalki Jayanti, Skanda Sashti, Rigveda Upakarma, Yajurveda Upakarma
7 august 2008
(Thursday)
Gayathri Japam
8 august 2008
(Friday)
Tulsidas Jayanti
9 august 2008
(Saturday)
Masik Durgashtami
11 august 2008
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat
12 august 2008
(Tuesday)
Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, Mangala Gauri Vrat
14 august 2008
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
15 august 2008
(Friday)
Varalakshmi Vrat, Independence Day
16 august 2008
(Saturday)
Shravana Purnima, Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Gayatri Jayanti, Narali Purnima, Chandra Grahan, Purnima Upavas, Hayagriva Jayanti, Sanskrit Diwas, Simha Sankranti
17 august 2008
(Sunday)
Malayalam New Year
19 august 2008
(Tuesday)
Kajari Teej
20 august 2008
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Sangada Hara Chathurti *Tamil, Bol Choth *Gujarat
21 august 2008
(Thursday)
Nag Pancham *Gujarat
22 august 2008
(Friday)
Balarama Jayanti, Randhan Chhath *Gujarat
23 august 2008
(Saturday)
Shitala Satam *Gujarat, Kalashtami, Ashtami Rohini
24 august 2008
(Sunday)
Krishna Janmashtami
25 august 2008
(Monday)
Dahi Handi, Rohini Vrat
27 august 2008
(Wednesday)
Aja Ekadashi
28 august 2008
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
29 august 2008
(Friday)
Masik Shivaratri
30 august 2008
(Saturday)
Bhadrapada Amavasya

Festivals in September 2008

1 september 2008
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan
2 september 2008
(Tuesday)
Samaveda Upakarma, Varaha Jayanti, Hartalika Teej, Gowri Habba
3 september 2008
(Wednesday)
Ganesh Chaturthi
4 september 2008
(Thursday)
Rishi Panchami
5 september 2008
(Friday)
Skanda Sashti
6 september 2008
(Saturday)
Gauri Avahana
7 september 2008
(Sunday)
Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins, Durva Ashtami, Gauri Puja
8 september 2008
(Monday)
Radha Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami
9 september 2008
(Tuesday)
Gauri Visarjan
11 september 2008
(Thursday)
Parsva Ekadashi
12 september 2008
(Friday)
Vamana Jayanti, Pradosh Vrat, Onam
14 september 2008
(Sunday)
Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan
15 september 2008
(Monday)
Purnima Upavas, Purnima Shraddha, Pratipada Shraddha
16 september 2008
(Tuesday)
Dwitiya Shraddha, Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja
17 september 2008
(Wednesday)
Tritiya Shraddha
18 september 2008
(Thursday)
Chaturthi Shraddha, Sankashti Chaturthi
19 september 2008
(Friday)
Maha Bharani, Panchami Shraddha, Masik Karthigai
20 september 2008
(Saturday)
Shashthi Shraddha
21 september 2008
(Sunday)
Saptami Shraddha, Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends, Rohini Vrat
22 september 2008
(Monday)
Ashtami Shraddha, Jivitputrika Vrat, Kalashtami, Autumnal Equinox
23 september 2008
(Tuesday)
Navami Shraddha
24 september 2008
(Wednesday)
Dashami Shraddha
25 september 2008
(Thursday)
Indira Ekadashi, Ekadashi Shraddha
26 september 2008
(Friday)
Magha Shraddha, Dwadashi Shraddha, Pradosh Vrat
27 september 2008
(Saturday)
Trayodashi Shraddha, Chaturdashi Shraddha, Masik Shivaratri
28 september 2008
(Sunday)
Sarva Pitru Amavasya
29 september 2008
(Monday)
Ashwin Amavasya
30 september 2008
(Tuesday)
Navratri Begins, Ghatasthapana

Festivals in October 2008

1 october 2008
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan
2 october 2008
(Thursday)
Gandhi Jayanti
3 october 2008
(Friday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
4 october 2008
(Saturday)
Lalita Panchami
5 october 2008
(Sunday)
Bilva Nimantran, Skanda Sashti, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon
6 october 2008
(Monday)
Saraswati Avahan, Navpatrika Puja
7 october 2008
(Tuesday)
Saraswati Puja, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja
8 october 2008
(Wednesday)
Saraswati Balidan, Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Ayudha Puja, Saraswati Poojai, Bengal Maha Navami
9 october 2008
(Thursday)
Saraswati Visarjan, Durga Visarjan, Dussehra, Vijayadashami, Bengal Vijayadashami, Mysore Dasara, Vidyarambham Day, Madhvacharya Jayanti
11 october 2008
(Saturday)
Papankusha Ekadashi
12 october 2008
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
14 october 2008
(Tuesday)
Ashwin Purnima, Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti
17 october 2008
(Friday)
Atla Tadde, Karwa Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi, Tula Sankranti, Masik Karthigai
18 october 2008
(Saturday)
Rohini Vrat
21 october 2008
(Tuesday)
Ahoi Ashtami, Radha Kunda Snan, Kalashtami
24 october 2008
(Friday)
Rama Ekadashi
25 october 2008
(Saturday)
Govatsa Dwadashi
26 october 2008
(Sunday)
Dhan Teras, Yama Deepam, Pradosh Vrat
27 october 2008
(Monday)
Narak Chaturdashi, Tamil Deepavali, Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja, Masik Shivaratri
28 october 2008
(Tuesday)
Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Chopda Puja, Sharda Puja, Kali Puja, Kartik Amavasya
29 october 2008
(Wednesday)
Gowardhan Puja, Annakut, Bali Pratipada, Dyuta Krida
30 october 2008
(Thursday)
Chandra Darshan, Bhaiya Dooj, Yama Dwitiya

Festivals in November 2008

1 november 2008
(Saturday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
2 november 2008
(Sunday)
Nagula Chavithi *Telugu
3 november 2008
(Monday)
Labh Panchami, Soora Samharam
4 november 2008
(Tuesday)
Chhath Puja
6 november 2008
(Thursday)
Gopashtami, Masik Durgashtami
7 november 2008
(Friday)
Akshaya Navami, Jagaddhatri Puja
8 november 2008
(Saturday)
Kansa Vadh
9 november 2008
(Sunday)
Devutthana Ekadashi
10 november 2008
(Monday)
Tulasi Vivah
11 november 2008
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Vaikuntha Chaturdashi
12 november 2008
(Wednesday)
Dev Diwali
13 november 2008
(Thursday)
Kartik Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Masik Karthigai
14 november 2008
(Friday)
Nehru Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
16 november 2008
(Sunday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Vrischika Sankranti, Mandalakala Begins
19 november 2008
(Wednesday)
Kalabhairav Jayanti
23 november 2008
(Sunday)
Utpanna Ekadashi
24 november 2008
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
25 november 2008
(Tuesday)
Masik Shivaratri
27 november 2008
(Thursday)
Margashirsha Amavasya
29 november 2008
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan

Festivals in December 2008

1 december 2008
(Monday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
3 december 2008
(Wednesday)
Vivah Panchami, Subrahmanya Sashti
4 december 2008
(Thursday)
Champa Shashthi
6 december 2008
(Saturday)
Masik Durgashtami
9 december 2008
(Tuesday)
Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti, Guruvayur Ekadashi, Eid al-Adha, Bakrid
10 december 2008
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Hanuman Jayanti *Kannada
11 december 2008
(Thursday)
Karthigai Deepam
12 december 2008
(Friday)
Dattatreya Jayanti, Purnima Upavas, Annapurna Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
15 december 2008
(Monday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Dhanu Sankranti
19 december 2008
(Friday)
Kalashtami
21 december 2008
(Sunday)
Shortest Day of Year
23 december 2008
(Tuesday)
Saphala Ekadashi
24 december 2008
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
25 december 2008
(Thursday)
Masik Shivaratri, Merry Christmas
26 december 2008
(Friday)
Mandala Pooja
27 december 2008
(Saturday)
Paush Amavasya, Hanumath Jayanthi
29 december 2008
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan
31 december 2008
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi

Hindu Festival Calendar

The following Hindu Festival Calendar are shown for the date April, 2008 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.