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, 2011 Indian Holidays and Hindu Festival Calendar for Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India is as mentioned below:

Festivals 2011


Festivals in January 2011

1 january 2011
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi, English New Year
2 january 2011
(Sunday)
Masik Shivaratri
4 january 2011
(Tuesday)
Paush Amavasya, Surya Grahan, Hanumath Jayanthi
5 january 2011
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan
8 january 2011
(Saturday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
10 january 2011
(Monday)
Skanda Sashti
11 january 2011
(Tuesday)
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
12 january 2011
(Wednesday)
Masik Durgashtami, Shakambhari Utsavarambha
14 january 2011
(Friday)
Lohri
15 january 2011
(Saturday)
Pongal, Makar Sankranti, Masik Karthigai, Magh Bihu
16 january 2011
(Sunday)
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, Tailang Swami Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
17 january 2011
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
19 january 2011
(Wednesday)
Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima, Purnima Upavas
20 january 2011
(Thursday)
Thai Pusam
22 january 2011
(Saturday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Sakat Chauth
23 january 2011
(Sunday)
Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
26 january 2011
(Wednesday)
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, Kalashtami, Republic Day
29 january 2011
(Saturday)
Shattila Ekadashi
31 january 2011
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat

Festivals in February 2011

1 february 2011
(Tuesday)
Masik Shivaratri
2 february 2011
(Wednesday)
Magha Amavasya, Mauni Amavas, Thai Amavasai
4 february 2011
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan, Gupta Navratri Begins
7 february 2011
(Monday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesha Jayanti
8 february 2011
(Tuesday)
Vasant Panchami
9 february 2011
(Wednesday)
Skanda Sashti
10 february 2011
(Thursday)
Ratha Saptami, Narmada Jayanti
11 february 2011
(Friday)
Bhishma Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Masik Karthigai
13 february 2011
(Sunday)
Kumbha Sankranti, Rohini Vrat
14 february 2011
(Monday)
Jaya Ekadashi
16 february 2011
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
18 february 2011
(Friday)
Magha Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Masi Magam
19 february 2011
(Saturday)
Attukal Pongala
21 february 2011
(Monday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
23 february 2011
(Wednesday)
Yashoda Jayanti
24 february 2011
(Thursday)
Shabari Jayanti, Kalashtami
25 february 2011
(Friday)
Janaki Jayanti
28 february 2011
(Monday)
Vijaya Ekadashi

Festivals in March 2011

2 march 2011
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Maha Shivaratri
4 march 2011
(Friday)
Phalguna Amavasya
6 march 2011
(Sunday)
Chandra Darshan, Phulera Dooj, Ramakrishna Jayanti
8 march 2011
(Tuesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
10 march 2011
(Thursday)
Skanda Sashti, Masik Karthigai
12 march 2011
(Saturday)
Rohini Vrat
13 march 2011
(Sunday)
Masik Durgashtami
14 march 2011
(Monday)
Karadaiyan Nombu
15 march 2011
(Tuesday)
Meena Sankranti
16 march 2011
(Wednesday)
Amalaki Ekadashi
17 march 2011
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
19 march 2011
(Saturday)
Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Vasanta Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Phalguna Purnima, Lakshmi Jayanti, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Panguni Uthiram
20 march 2011
(Sunday)
Holi
21 march 2011
(Monday)
Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya, Vernal Equinox
22 march 2011
(Tuesday)
Shivaji Jayanti, Sankashti Chaturthi
24 march 2011
(Thursday)
Ranga Panchami
25 march 2011
(Friday)
Sheetala Saptami, Good Friday
26 march 2011
(Saturday)
Basoda, Sheetala Ashtami, Kalashtami
27 march 2011
(Sunday)
Easter
30 march 2011
(Wednesday)
Papmochani Ekadashi
31 march 2011
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat

Festivals in April 2011

1 april 2011
(Friday)
Masik Shivaratri
3 april 2011
(Sunday)
Chaitra Amavasya
4 april 2011
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan, Chaitra Navratri, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi
5 april 2011
(Tuesday)
Jhulelal Jayanti
6 april 2011
(Wednesday)
Gauri Puja, Gangaur, Matsya Jayanti
7 april 2011
(Thursday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Masik Karthigai
8 april 2011
(Friday)
Lakshmi Panchami, Rohini Vrat
9 april 2011
(Saturday)
Yamuna Chhath, Skanda Sashti
11 april 2011
(Monday)
Masik Durgashtami
12 april 2011
(Tuesday)
Rama Navami
14 april 2011
(Thursday)
Kamada Ekadashi, Solar New Year, Mesha Sankranti, Baisakhi, Puthandu, Ambedkar Jayanti
15 april 2011
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat, Vishu Kani, Pohela Boishakh
16 april 2011
(Saturday)
Mahavir Swami Jayanti
17 april 2011
(Sunday)
Purnima Upavas
18 april 2011
(Monday)
Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima, Chitra Pournami
21 april 2011
(Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
24 april 2011
(Sunday)
Kalashtami
28 april 2011
(Thursday)
Varuthini Ekadashi, Vallabhacharya Jayanti
29 april 2011
(Friday)
Vaishnava Varuthini Ekadashi
30 april 2011
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi

Festivals in May 2011

1 may 2011
(Sunday)
Masik Shivaratri
3 may 2011
(Tuesday)
Vaishakha Amavasya
4 may 2011
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan, Masik Karthigai
5 may 2011
(Thursday)
Parashurama Jayanti
6 may 2011
(Friday)
Akshaya Tritiya, Rohini Vrat
7 may 2011
(Saturday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
8 may 2011
(Sunday)
Shankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti, Skanda Sashti, Ramanuja Jayanti
9 may 2011
(Monday)
Tagore Jayanti *Bengal
10 may 2011
(Tuesday)
Ganga Saptami
11 may 2011
(Wednesday)
Masik Durgashtami
12 may 2011
(Thursday)
Sita Navami, Thrissur Pooram
13 may 2011
(Friday)
Mohini Ekadashi
14 may 2011
(Saturday)
Gauna Mohini Ekadashi, Vaishnava Mohini Ekadashi
15 may 2011
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat, Vrishabha Sankranti
16 may 2011
(Monday)
Narasimha Jayanti
17 may 2011
(Tuesday)
Vaishakha Purnima, Kurma Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, Purnima Upavas
18 may 2011
(Wednesday)
Narada Jayanti
20 may 2011
(Friday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
24 may 2011
(Tuesday)
Kalashtami
27 may 2011
(Friday)
Hanuman Jayanti *Telugu
28 may 2011
(Saturday)
Apara Ekadashi
30 may 2011
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
31 may 2011
(Tuesday)
Masik Shivaratri

Festivals in June 2011

1 june 2011
(Wednesday)
Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Vat Savitri Vrat, Surya Grahan
2 june 2011
(Thursday)
Rohini Vrat
3 june 2011
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan
4 june 2011
(Saturday)
Maharana Pratap Jayanti
5 june 2011
(Sunday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
7 june 2011
(Tuesday)
Skanda Sashti
9 june 2011
(Thursday)
Masik Durgashtami
10 june 2011
(Friday)
Mahesh Navami
11 june 2011
(Saturday)
Ganga Dussehra
12 june 2011
(Sunday)
Gayatri Jayanti, Nirjala Ekadashi
13 june 2011
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat, Vaikasi Visakam
15 june 2011
(Wednesday)
Jyeshtha Purnima, Vat Purnima Vrat, Chandra Grahan, Purnima Upavas, Kabirdas Jayanti, Mithuna Sankranti
19 june 2011
(Sunday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
21 june 2011
(Tuesday)
Longest Day of Year
23 june 2011
(Thursday)
Kalashtami
27 june 2011
(Monday)
Yogini Ekadashi
28 june 2011
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat
29 june 2011
(Wednesday)
Masik Shivaratri, Rohini Vrat

Festivals in July 2011

1 july 2011
(Friday)
Ashadha Amavasya, Surya Grahan
2 july 2011
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan, Gupta Navratri Begins
3 july 2011
(Sunday)
Jagannath Rathyatra
4 july 2011
(Monday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
6 july 2011
(Wednesday)
Skanda Sashti
8 july 2011
(Friday)
Masik Durgashtami
11 july 2011
(Monday)
Devshayani Ekadashi, Gauri Vrat Begins *Gujarat
12 july 2011
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Jayaparvati Vrat Begins
14 july 2011
(Thursday)
Kokila Vrat *Gujarat, Purnima Upavas
15 july 2011
(Friday)
Vyasa Puja, Ashadha Purnima, Guru Purnima, Gauri Vrat Ends *Gujarat
16 july 2011
(Saturday)
Karka Sankranti
18 july 2011
(Monday)
Jayaparvati Vrat Ends, Shravan Somwar Vrat *North, Sankashti Chaturthi
19 july 2011
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat *North
23 july 2011
(Saturday)
Kalashtami
25 july 2011
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat *North
26 july 2011
(Tuesday)
Kamika Ekadashi, Mangala Gauri Vrat *North
27 july 2011
(Wednesday)
Rohini Vrat
28 july 2011
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
29 july 2011
(Friday)
Sawan Shivaratri
30 july 2011
(Saturday)
Shravana Amavasya, Hariyali Amavasya, Aadi Amavasai

Festivals in August 2011

1 august 2011
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan, Shravan Somwar Vrat
2 august 2011
(Tuesday)
Hariyali Teej, Mangala Gauri Vrat
3 august 2011
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Aadi Perukku
4 august 2011
(Thursday)
Nag Panchami, Kalki Jayanti, Skanda Sashti
5 august 2011
(Friday)
Tulsidas Jayanti
6 august 2011
(Saturday)
Masik Durgashtami
8 august 2011
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat
9 august 2011
(Tuesday)
Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, Mangala Gauri Vrat
11 august 2011
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
12 august 2011
(Friday)
Varalakshmi Vrat
13 august 2011
(Saturday)
Shravana Purnima, Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Gayatri Jayanti, Narali Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Rigveda Upakarma, Yajurveda Upakarma, Hayagriva Jayanti, Sanskrit Diwas
14 august 2011
(Sunday)
Gayathri Japam
15 august 2011
(Monday)
Independence Day
16 august 2011
(Tuesday)
Kajari Teej
17 august 2011
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Sangada Hara Chathurti *Tamil, Bol Choth *Gujarat, Simha Sankranti, Malayalam New Year
19 august 2011
(Friday)
Nag Pancham *Gujarat, Randhan Chhath *Gujarat
20 august 2011
(Saturday)
Balarama Jayanti, Shitala Satam *Gujarat
21 august 2011
(Sunday)
Kalashtami, Ashtami Rohini
22 august 2011
(Monday)
Krishna Janmashtami
23 august 2011
(Tuesday)
Dahi Handi, Rohini Vrat
25 august 2011
(Thursday)
Aja Ekadashi
26 august 2011
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat
27 august 2011
(Saturday)
Masik Shivaratri
29 august 2011
(Monday)
Bhadrapada Amavasya, Somvati Amavas
30 august 2011
(Tuesday)
Chandra Darshan
31 august 2011
(Wednesday)
Samaveda Upakarma, Varaha Jayanti, Hartalika Teej, Gowri Habba

Festivals in September 2011

1 september 2011
(Thursday)
Ganesh Chaturthi
2 september 2011
(Friday)
Rishi Panchami, Skanda Sashti
4 september 2011
(Sunday)
Gauri Avahana, Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins, Durva Ashtami
5 september 2011
(Monday)
Radha Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Gauri Puja
6 september 2011
(Tuesday)
Gauri Visarjan
8 september 2011
(Thursday)
Parsva Ekadashi, Vamana Jayanti
9 september 2011
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat, Onam
11 september 2011
(Sunday)
Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan, Purnima Upavas, Purnima Shraddha
13 september 2011
(Tuesday)
Pratipada Shraddha
14 september 2011
(Wednesday)
Dwitiya Shraddha
15 september 2011
(Thursday)
Tritiya Shraddha
16 september 2011
(Friday)
Chaturthi Shraddha, Sankashti Chaturthi
17 september 2011
(Saturday)
Maha Bharani, Panchami Shraddha, Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja
18 september 2011
(Sunday)
Shashthi Shraddha, Masik Karthigai
19 september 2011
(Monday)
Saptami Shraddha, Rohini Vrat
20 september 2011
(Tuesday)
Ashtami Shraddha, Jivitputrika Vrat, Kalashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends
21 september 2011
(Wednesday)
Navami Shraddha
22 september 2011
(Thursday)
Dashami Shraddha
23 september 2011
(Friday)
Indira Ekadashi, Ekadashi Shraddha, Autumnal Equinox
24 september 2011
(Saturday)
Gauna Indira Ekadashi, Vaishnava Indira Ekadashi, Dwadashi Shraddha
25 september 2011
(Sunday)
Magha Shraddha, Trayodashi Shraddha, Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri
26 september 2011
(Monday)
Chaturdashi Shraddha
27 september 2011
(Tuesday)
Ashwin Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Amavasya
28 september 2011
(Wednesday)
Navratri Begins, Ghatasthapana
29 september 2011
(Thursday)
Chandra Darshan
30 september 2011
(Friday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi

Festivals in October 2011

1 october 2011
(Saturday)
Lalita Panchami
2 october 2011
(Sunday)
Bilva Nimantran, Skanda Sashti, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon, Gandhi Jayanti
3 october 2011
(Monday)
Saraswati Avahan, Navpatrika Puja
4 october 2011
(Tuesday)
Saraswati Puja, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja
5 october 2011
(Wednesday)
Saraswati Balidan, Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Ayudha Puja, Saraswati Poojai, Bengal Maha Navami
6 october 2011
(Thursday)
Saraswati Visarjan, Durga Visarjan, Dussehra, Vijayadashami, Bengal Vijayadashami, Mysore Dasara, Vidyarambham Day, Madhvacharya Jayanti
7 october 2011
(Friday)
Papankusha Ekadashi
9 october 2011
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
11 october 2011
(Tuesday)
Ashwin Purnima, Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti
15 october 2011
(Saturday)
Atla Tadde, Karwa Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi, Masik Karthigai
16 october 2011
(Sunday)
Rohini Vrat
17 october 2011
(Monday)
Tula Sankranti
19 october 2011
(Wednesday)
Ahoi Ashtami, Radha Kunda Snan
20 october 2011
(Thursday)
Kalashtami
23 october 2011
(Sunday)
Rama Ekadashi, Govatsa Dwadashi
24 october 2011
(Monday)
Dhan Teras, Yama Deepam, Pradosh Vrat
25 october 2011
(Tuesday)
Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja, Masik Shivaratri
26 october 2011
(Wednesday)
Narak Chaturdashi, Tamil Deepavali, Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Chopda Puja, Sharda Puja, Kali Puja, Kartik Amavasya
27 october 2011
(Thursday)
Gowardhan Puja, Annakut, Bali Pratipada, Dyuta Krida
28 october 2011
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan, Bhaiya Dooj, Yama Dwitiya
30 october 2011
(Sunday)
Nagula Chavithi *Telugu, Vinayaka Chaturthi
31 october 2011
(Monday)
Labh Panchami, Soora Samharam

Festivals in November 2011

1 november 2011
(Tuesday)
Chhath Puja
3 november 2011
(Thursday)
Gopashtami, Masik Durgashtami
4 november 2011
(Friday)
Akshaya Navami, Jagaddhatri Puja
5 november 2011
(Saturday)
Kansa Vadh
6 november 2011
(Sunday)
Devutthana Ekadashi
7 november 2011
(Monday)
Tulasi Vivah, Eid al-Adha, Bakrid
8 november 2011
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Vaikuntha Chaturdashi
10 november 2011
(Thursday)
Dev Diwali, Kartik Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Nanak Jayanti
11 november 2011
(Friday)
Masik Karthigai
13 november 2011
(Sunday)
Rohini Vrat
14 november 2011
(Monday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Nehru Jayanti
16 november 2011
(Wednesday)
Vrischika Sankranti
17 november 2011
(Thursday)
Mandalakala Begins
18 november 2011
(Friday)
Kalabhairav Jayanti
21 november 2011
(Monday)
Utpanna Ekadashi
23 november 2011
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri
25 november 2011
(Friday)
Margashirsha Amavasya, Surya Grahan
26 november 2011
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan
28 november 2011
(Monday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
29 november 2011
(Tuesday)
Vivah Panchami
30 november 2011
(Wednesday)
Subrahmanya Sashti, Champa Shashthi

Festivals in December 2011

2 december 2011
(Friday)
Masik Durgashtami
6 december 2011
(Tuesday)
Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti, Guruvayur Ekadashi
7 december 2011
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
8 december 2011
(Thursday)
Hanuman Jayanti *Kannada, Karthigai Deepam
10 december 2011
(Saturday)
Dattatreya Jayanti, Chandra Grahan, Purnima Upavas, Annapurna Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
14 december 2011
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
16 december 2011
(Friday)
Dhanu Sankranti
17 december 2011
(Saturday)
Kalashtami
21 december 2011
(Wednesday)
Saphala Ekadashi
22 december 2011
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shortest Day of Year
23 december 2011
(Friday)
Masik Shivaratri
24 december 2011
(Saturday)
Paush Amavasya, Hanumath Jayanthi
25 december 2011
(Sunday)
Merry Christmas
26 december 2011
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan
27 december 2011
(Tuesday)
Mandala Pooja
28 december 2011
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
30 december 2011
(Friday)
Skanda Sashti
31 december 2011
(Saturday)
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Hindu Festival Calendar

The following Hindu Festival Calendar are shown for the date April, 2011 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.