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, 2016 Indian Holidays and Hindu Festival Calendar for Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India is as mentioned below:

Festivals 2016


Festivals in January 2016

1 january 2016
(Friday)
English New Year
2 january 2016
(Saturday)
Kalashtami
5 january 2016
(Tuesday)
Saphala Ekadashi
6 january 2016
(Wednesday)
Vaishnava Saphala Ekadashi
7 january 2016
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
8 january 2016
(Friday)
Masik Shivaratri
9 january 2016
(Saturday)
Paush Amavasya, Hanumath Jayanthi
11 january 2016
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan
13 january 2016
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
14 january 2016
(Thursday)
Lohri
15 january 2016
(Friday)
Skanda Sashti, Pongal, Makar Sankranti
16 january 2016
(Saturday)
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, Magh Bihu
17 january 2016
(Sunday)
Masik Durgashtami, Shakambhari Utsavarambha
19 january 2016
(Tuesday)
Masik Karthigai
20 january 2016
(Wednesday)
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, Tailang Swami Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
21 january 2016
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
23 january 2016
(Saturday)
Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
24 january 2016
(Sunday)
Thai Pusam
26 january 2016
(Tuesday)
Republic Day
27 january 2016
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Sakat Chauth
31 january 2016
(Sunday)
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti

Festivals in February 2016

1 february 2016
(Monday)
Kalashtami
4 february 2016
(Thursday)
Shattila Ekadashi
6 february 2016
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi, Masik Shivaratri
8 february 2016
(Monday)
Magha Amavasya, Mauni Amavas, Thai Amavasai
9 february 2016
(Tuesday)
Chandra Darshan, Gupta Navratri Begins
11 february 2016
(Thursday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesha Jayanti
12 february 2016
(Friday)
Vasant Panchami
13 february 2016
(Saturday)
Skanda Sashti, Kumbha Sankranti
14 february 2016
(Sunday)
Ratha Saptami, Narmada Jayanti
15 february 2016
(Monday)
Bhishma Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Masik Karthigai
16 february 2016
(Tuesday)
Rohini Vrat
18 february 2016
(Thursday)
Jaya Ekadashi
20 february 2016
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
22 february 2016
(Monday)
Magha Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Masi Magam
23 february 2016
(Tuesday)
Attukal Pongala
26 february 2016
(Friday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
29 february 2016
(Monday)
Yashoda Jayanti

Festivals in March 2016

1 march 2016
(Tuesday)
Shabari Jayanti, Kalashtami
2 march 2016
(Wednesday)
Janaki Jayanti
5 march 2016
(Saturday)
Vijaya Ekadashi
6 march 2016
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
7 march 2016
(Monday)
Maha Shivaratri
9 march 2016
(Wednesday)
Phalguna Amavasya, Surya Grahan
10 march 2016
(Thursday)
Chandra Darshan, Phulera Dooj, Ramakrishna Jayanti
12 march 2016
(Saturday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
13 march 2016
(Sunday)
Skanda Sashti, Masik Karthigai
14 march 2016
(Monday)
Meena Sankranti, Karadaiyan Nombu
15 march 2016
(Tuesday)
Rohini Vrat
16 march 2016
(Wednesday)
Masik Durgashtami
19 march 2016
(Saturday)
Amalaki Ekadashi
20 march 2016
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat, Vernal Equinox
23 march 2016
(Wednesday)
Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Vasanta Purnima, Chandra Grahan, Purnima Upavas, Phalguna Purnima, Lakshmi Jayanti, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Panguni Uthiram
24 march 2016
(Thursday)
Holi
25 march 2016
(Friday)
Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya, Good Friday
26 march 2016
(Saturday)
Shivaji Jayanti
27 march 2016
(Sunday)
Sankashti Chaturthi, Easter
28 march 2016
(Monday)
Ranga Panchami
30 march 2016
(Wednesday)
Sheetala Saptami
31 march 2016
(Thursday)
Basoda, Sheetala Ashtami, Kalashtami

Festivals in April 2016

3 april 2016
(Sunday)
Papmochani Ekadashi
4 april 2016
(Monday)
Gauna Papmochani Ekadashi, Vaishnava Papamochani Ekadashi
5 april 2016
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri
7 april 2016
(Thursday)
Chaitra Amavasya
8 april 2016
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan, Chaitra Navratri, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi
9 april 2016
(Saturday)
Jhulelal Jayanti, Gauri Puja, Gangaur, Matsya Jayanti
10 april 2016
(Sunday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Masik Karthigai
11 april 2016
(Monday)
Lakshmi Panchami, Rohini Vrat
12 april 2016
(Tuesday)
Yamuna Chhath, Skanda Sashti
13 april 2016
(Wednesday)
Solar New Year, Mesha Sankranti, Baisakhi
14 april 2016
(Thursday)
Masik Durgashtami, Puthandu, Vishu Kani, Pohela Boishakh, Ambedkar Jayanti
15 april 2016
(Friday)
Rama Navami
17 april 2016
(Sunday)
Kamada Ekadashi
18 april 2016
(Monday)
Thrissur Pooram
19 april 2016
(Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat, Mahavir Swami Jayanti
21 april 2016
(Thursday)
Purnima Upavas
22 april 2016
(Friday)
Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima, Chitra Pournami
25 april 2016
(Monday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
29 april 2016
(Friday)
Kalashtami

Festivals in May 2016

3 may 2016
(Tuesday)
Varuthini Ekadashi, Vallabhacharya Jayanti
4 may 2016
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
5 may 2016
(Thursday)
Masik Shivaratri
6 may 2016
(Friday)
Vaishakha Amavasya
7 may 2016
(Saturday)
Masik Karthigai, Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
8 may 2016
(Sunday)
Chandra Darshan, Parashurama Jayanti, Tagore Jayanti *Bengal, Rohini Vrat
9 may 2016
(Monday)
Akshaya Tritiya
10 may 2016
(Tuesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ramanuja Jayanti
11 may 2016
(Wednesday)
Shankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti, Skanda Sashti
12 may 2016
(Thursday)
Ganga Saptami
14 may 2016
(Saturday)
Masik Durgashtami, Vrishabha Sankranti
15 may 2016
(Sunday)
Sita Navami
17 may 2016
(Tuesday)
Mohini Ekadashi
19 may 2016
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
20 may 2016
(Friday)
Narasimha Jayanti
21 may 2016
(Saturday)
Vaishakha Purnima, Kurma Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Vaikasi Visakam
22 may 2016
(Sunday)
Narada Jayanti
25 may 2016
(Wednesday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
29 may 2016
(Sunday)
Kalashtami
31 may 2016
(Tuesday)
Hanuman Jayanti *Telugu

Festivals in June 2016

1 june 2016
(Wednesday)
Apara Ekadashi
2 june 2016
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
3 june 2016
(Friday)
Masik Shivaratri, Masik Karthigai
4 june 2016
(Saturday)
Vat Savitri Vrat
5 june 2016
(Sunday)
Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
6 june 2016
(Monday)
Chandra Darshan
7 june 2016
(Tuesday)
Maharana Pratap Jayanti
8 june 2016
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
10 june 2016
(Friday)
Skanda Sashti
12 june 2016
(Sunday)
Masik Durgashtami
13 june 2016
(Monday)
Mahesh Navami
14 june 2016
(Tuesday)
Ganga Dussehra, Mithuna Sankranti
16 june 2016
(Thursday)
Gayatri Jayanti, Nirjala Ekadashi
17 june 2016
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat
19 june 2016
(Sunday)
Vat Purnima Vrat
20 june 2016
(Monday)
Jyeshtha Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Kabirdas Jayanti
21 june 2016
(Tuesday)
Longest Day of Year
23 june 2016
(Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
27 june 2016
(Monday)
Kalashtami
30 june 2016
(Thursday)
Yogini Ekadashi

Festivals in July 2016

1 july 2016
(Friday)
Gauna Yogini Ekadashi, Vaishnava Yogini Ekadashi, Masik Karthigai
2 july 2016
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi, Masik Shivaratri, Rohini Vrat
4 july 2016
(Monday)
Ashadha Amavasya, Somvati Amavas
5 july 2016
(Tuesday)
Gupta Navratri Begins
6 july 2016
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan, Jagannath Rathyatra
8 july 2016
(Friday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
9 july 2016
(Saturday)
Skanda Sashti
12 july 2016
(Tuesday)
Masik Durgashtami
15 july 2016
(Friday)
Devshayani Ekadashi, Gauri Vrat Begins *Gujarat
16 july 2016
(Saturday)
Karka Sankranti
17 july 2016
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat, Jayaparvati Vrat Begins
19 july 2016
(Tuesday)
Kokila Vrat *Gujarat, Vyasa Puja, Ashadha Purnima, Guru Purnima, Gauri Vrat Ends *Gujarat, Purnima Upavas
22 july 2016
(Friday)
Jayaparvati Vrat Ends
23 july 2016
(Saturday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
25 july 2016
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat *North
26 july 2016
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat *North, Kalashtami
29 july 2016
(Friday)
Rohini Vrat
30 july 2016
(Saturday)
Kamika Ekadashi
31 july 2016
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat

Festivals in August 2016

1 august 2016
(Monday)
Sawan Shivaratri, Shravan Somwar Vrat *North
2 august 2016
(Tuesday)
Shravana Amavasya, Hariyali Amavasya, Mangala Gauri Vrat *North, Aadi Amavasai, Aadi Perukku
4 august 2016
(Thursday)
Chandra Darshan
5 august 2016
(Friday)
Hariyali Teej
6 august 2016
(Saturday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
7 august 2016
(Sunday)
Nag Panchami
8 august 2016
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat, Kalki Jayanti, Skanda Sashti
9 august 2016
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat
10 august 2016
(Wednesday)
Tulsidas Jayanti
11 august 2016
(Thursday)
Masik Durgashtami
12 august 2016
(Friday)
Varalakshmi Vrat
14 august 2016
(Sunday)
Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
15 august 2016
(Monday)
Shravan Somwar Vrat, Pradosh Vrat, Independence Day
16 august 2016
(Tuesday)
Mangala Gauri Vrat, Simha Sankranti
17 august 2016
(Wednesday)
Rigveda Upakarma, Hayagriva Jayanti, Malayalam New Year
18 august 2016
(Thursday)
Shravana Purnima, Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Gayatri Jayanti, Narali Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Yajurveda Upakarma, Sanskrit Diwas
19 august 2016
(Friday)
Gayathri Japam
21 august 2016
(Sunday)
Kajari Teej, Sankashti Chaturthi, Sangada Hara Chathurti *Tamil, Bol Choth *Gujarat
22 august 2016
(Monday)
Nag Pancham *Gujarat
23 august 2016
(Tuesday)
Balarama Jayanti, Randhan Chhath *Gujarat
24 august 2016
(Wednesday)
Shitala Satam *Gujarat, Ashtami Rohini
25 august 2016
(Thursday)
Krishna Janmashtami, Kalashtami
26 august 2016
(Friday)
Dahi Handi, Rohini Vrat
28 august 2016
(Sunday)
Aja Ekadashi
29 august 2016
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat
30 august 2016
(Tuesday)
Masik Shivaratri

Festivals in September 2016

1 september 2016
(Thursday)
Bhadrapada Amavasya, Surya Grahan
3 september 2016
(Saturday)
Chandra Darshan
4 september 2016
(Sunday)
Samaveda Upakarma, Varaha Jayanti, Hartalika Teej, Gowri Habba
5 september 2016
(Monday)
Ganesh Chaturthi
6 september 2016
(Tuesday)
Rishi Panchami
7 september 2016
(Wednesday)
Skanda Sashti
8 september 2016
(Thursday)
Gauri Avahana
9 september 2016
(Friday)
Radha Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins, Durva Ashtami, Gauri Puja
10 september 2016
(Saturday)
Gauri Visarjan
13 september 2016
(Tuesday)
Parsva Ekadashi, Vamana Jayanti, Onam, Eid al-Adha, Bakrid
14 september 2016
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat
15 september 2016
(Thursday)
Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan
16 september 2016
(Friday)
Chandra Grahan, Purnima Upavas, Purnima Shraddha, Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja
17 september 2016
(Saturday)
Pratipada Shraddha
18 september 2016
(Sunday)
Dwitiya Shraddha
19 september 2016
(Monday)
Tritiya Shraddha, Chaturthi Shraddha, Sankashti Chaturthi
20 september 2016
(Tuesday)
Maha Bharani, Panchami Shraddha
21 september 2016
(Wednesday)
Shashthi Shraddha, Masik Karthigai
22 september 2016
(Thursday)
Saptami Shraddha, Autumnal Equinox, Rohini Vrat
23 september 2016
(Friday)
Ashtami Shraddha, Jivitputrika Vrat, Kalashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends
24 september 2016
(Saturday)
Navami Shraddha
25 september 2016
(Sunday)
Dashami Shraddha
26 september 2016
(Monday)
Indira Ekadashi, Ekadashi Shraddha
27 september 2016
(Tuesday)
Dwadashi Shraddha
28 september 2016
(Wednesday)
Magha Shraddha, Trayodashi Shraddha, Pradosh Vrat
29 september 2016
(Thursday)
Chaturdashi Shraddha, Masik Shivaratri
30 september 2016
(Friday)
Ashwin Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Amavasya

Festivals in October 2016

1 october 2016
(Saturday)
Navratri Begins, Ghatasthapana
2 october 2016
(Sunday)
Chandra Darshan, Gandhi Jayanti
5 october 2016
(Wednesday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi, Lalita Panchami
6 october 2016
(Thursday)
Skanda Sashti
7 october 2016
(Friday)
Saraswati Avahan, Bilva Nimantran, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon
8 october 2016
(Saturday)
Navpatrika Puja
9 october 2016
(Sunday)
Saraswati Puja, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja
10 october 2016
(Monday)
Saraswati Balidan, Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Saraswati Visarjan, Ayudha Puja, Saraswati Poojai, Bengal Maha Navami
11 october 2016
(Tuesday)
Durga Visarjan, Dussehra, Vijayadashami, Bengal Vijayadashami, Mysore Dasara, Vidyarambham Day, Madhvacharya Jayanti
12 october 2016
(Wednesday)
Papankusha Ekadashi
13 october 2016
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
15 october 2016
(Saturday)
Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima
16 october 2016
(Sunday)
Ashwin Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti
17 october 2016
(Monday)
Tula Sankranti
18 october 2016
(Tuesday)
Atla Tadde, Masik Karthigai
19 october 2016
(Wednesday)
Karwa Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi, Rohini Vrat
22 october 2016
(Saturday)
Ahoi Ashtami, Radha Kunda Snan, Kalashtami
26 october 2016
(Wednesday)
Rama Ekadashi, Govatsa Dwadashi
27 october 2016
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat
28 october 2016
(Friday)
Dhan Teras, Yama Deepam, Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja, Masik Shivaratri
29 october 2016
(Saturday)
Narak Chaturdashi, Tamil Deepavali, Kali Puja
30 october 2016
(Sunday)
Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Chopda Puja, Sharda Puja, Kartik Amavasya
31 october 2016
(Monday)
Gowardhan Puja, Annakut, Bali Pratipada, Dyuta Krida

Festivals in November 2016

1 november 2016
(Tuesday)
Chandra Darshan, Bhaiya Dooj, Yama Dwitiya
3 november 2016
(Thursday)
Nagula Chavithi *Telugu, Vinayaka Chaturthi
5 november 2016
(Saturday)
Labh Panchami, Soora Samharam
6 november 2016
(Sunday)
Chhath Puja
8 november 2016
(Tuesday)
Gopashtami, Masik Durgashtami
9 november 2016
(Wednesday)
Akshaya Navami, Jagaddhatri Puja
10 november 2016
(Thursday)
Kansa Vadh, Devutthana Ekadashi
11 november 2016
(Friday)
Gauna Devutthana Ekadashi, Vaishnava Utthana Ekadashi, Tulasi Vivah
12 november 2016
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
13 november 2016
(Sunday)
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi
14 november 2016
(Monday)
Dev Diwali, Kartik Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Masik Karthigai, Nehru Jayanti
16 november 2016
(Wednesday)
Vrischika Sankranti, Mandalakala Begins, Rohini Vrat
17 november 2016
(Thursday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
21 november 2016
(Monday)
Kalabhairav Jayanti
25 november 2016
(Friday)
Utpanna Ekadashi
26 november 2016
(Saturday)
Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
27 november 2016
(Sunday)
Masik Shivaratri
29 november 2016
(Tuesday)
Margashirsha Amavasya
30 november 2016
(Wednesday)
Chandra Darshan

Festivals in December 2016

3 december 2016
(Saturday)
Vinayaka Chaturthi
4 december 2016
(Sunday)
Vivah Panchami
5 december 2016
(Monday)
Subrahmanya Sashti, Champa Shashthi
7 december 2016
(Wednesday)
Masik Durgashtami
10 december 2016
(Saturday)
Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti, Guruvayur Ekadashi
11 december 2016
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat
12 december 2016
(Monday)
Hanuman Jayanti *Kannada, Karthigai Deepam
13 december 2016
(Tuesday)
Dattatreya Jayanti, Purnima Upavas, Annapurna Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
15 december 2016
(Thursday)
Dhanu Sankranti
17 december 2016
(Saturday)
Sankashti Chaturthi
20 december 2016
(Tuesday)
Kalashtami
21 december 2016
(Wednesday)
Shortest Day of Year
24 december 2016
(Saturday)
Saphala Ekadashi
25 december 2016
(Sunday)
Merry Christmas
26 december 2016
(Monday)
Pradosh Vrat, Mandala Pooja
27 december 2016
(Tuesday)
Masik Shivaratri
29 december 2016
(Thursday)
Paush Amavasya, Hanumath Jayanthi
30 december 2016
(Friday)
Chandra Darshan

Hindu Festival Calendar

The following Hindu Festival Calendar are shown for the date April, 2016 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.