Hindu Festivals 2023 Calendar – Hindu Holidays Calendar

Several festivals, events, and fasts are enlisted in the Hindu calendar. Here, almost every other festival is determined by the position of the sun and the moon. The Hindu calendar usually is based on the Lunisolar calendar, likewise, the vrats are also determined by the location of the sun and moon. This is the sole reason why the days vary from one place to another. The Hindu Calendar 2023 is already here and as usual, the festivals are mentioned in the calendar. Hindu calendar also goes by the name of the ‘Hindu vrat’ or ‘Tyohar calendar’.

As known, there aren’t any fixed dates for celebrating the Hindu festivals and occasions but there are selective festivals that are exceptions to this rule. The change in the dates of most of the festivals every year is that the festival dates are decided by considering the occurrence of the full moon. Apart from this, there are other festivals whose dates are decided on the state of the moon. Some examples of festivals that are celebrated by considering the moon’s state are Holi and Diwali.

Hindu Festivals & Vrat in January 2023

Festivals Name Date and Day
Pausha Putrad Ekadashi 2nd January, Monday
Pausha Purnima 6th January, Friday
Sakat Chauth 10th January, Tuesday
Makar Sankranti 15th January, Sunday
Shatilla Ekadashi 18th January, Wednesday
Masik Shivratri 20th January, Friday
Mauni Amavasya 21st January, Saturday
Vasant Panchami 26th January, Thursday
Rath Saptami 28th January, Saturday
Bhishma Ashtami 28th January, Saturday

Hindu Festivals & Vrat in February 2023

Festivals Name Date and Day
Jaya Ekadashi 1st February, Wednesday
Magha Purnima 5th February, Sunday
Sankashti Chaturthi 9th February, Thursday
Kumbha Sankranti 13th February, Monday
Vijaya Ekadashi 16th February, Thursday
Mahashivratri 18th February, Saturday
Somavati Amavasya 20th February, Monday

Hindu Festivals & Vrat in March 2023

Festivals Name Date and Day
Amalaki Ekadashi 3rd March, Friday
Holika Dahan/Phalgun Purnima 7th March, Tuesday
Holi 8th March, Wednesday
Sankashti Chaturthi 11th March, Saturday
Sheetla Ashtami/Basoda 15th March, Wednesday
Papmochani Ekadashi 18th March, Saturday
Masik Shivratri 20th March, Monday
Chaitra Amavasya 21st March, Tuesday
Chaitra Navratri (Starts) 22nd March, Wednesday
Gauri Pooja/Gangaur 24th March, Friday
Yamuna Chauth 27th March, Monday
Ram Navami 30th March, Thursday
Chaitra Navratri Parana (Ends) 31st March, Friday

Hindu Festivals & Vrat in April 2023

Festivals Name Date and Day
Kamada Ekadashi 1st April, Saturday
Hanuman Jayanti/Chaitra Purnima 6th April, Thursday
Sankashti Chaturthi 9th April, Sunday
Mesha Sankranti/Solar New Year 14th April, Friday
Varuthini Ekadashi 16th April, Sunday
Masik Shivaratri 18th April, Tuesday
Surya Grahan Sankarita 20th April, Thursday
Akshaya Tritiya 22nd April, Saturday
Ganga Saptami 27th April, Thursday
Sita Navami 29th April, Saturday

Hindu Festivals & Vrat in May 2023

Festivals Name Date and Day
Mohini Ekadashi 1st May, Monday
Chandra Grahan Upchaya/Vaishakh Purnima 5th May, Friday
Narada Jayanti 6th May, Saturday
Sankashti Chaturthi 8th May, Monday
Vrishabh Sankranti/Apara Ekadashi 15th May, Monday
Masik Shivaratri 17th May, Wednesday
Shani Jayanti/Vat Savitri Vrat 19th May, Friday
Ganga Dussehra 30th May, Tuesday
Nirjala Ekadashi 31st May, Wednesday

Hindu Festivals & Vrat in June 2023

Festivals Name Date and Day
Vat Purnima Vrat 3st June, Saturday
Jyeshtha Purnima 4th June, Sunday
Sankashti Chaturthi 7th June, Wednesday
Yogini Ekadashi 14th June, Wednesday
Mithuna Sankranti 15th June, Thursday
Masik Shivaratri 16th June, Friday
Jagannath Rath Yatra 20th June, Tuesday
Devshayani Ekadashi/Ashadi Ekadashi 29th June, Thursday

Hindu Festivals & Vrat in July 2023

Festivals Name Date and Day
Guru Purnima/Ashadha Purnima 3rd July, Monday
Sankashti Chaturthi 6th July, Thursday
Kamika Ekadashi 13th July, Thursday
Masik Shivaratri 15th July, Saturday
Karka Sankranti 16th July, Sunday
Somavati Amavasya 17th July, Monday
Padmini Ekadashi 29th July, Saturday

Hindu Festivals & Vrat in August 2023

Festivals Name Date and Day
Shravana Adhika Purnima 1st August, Tuesday
Sankashti Chaturthi 4th August, Friday
Parama Ekadashi 12th August, Saturday
Masik Shivaratri 14th August, Monday
Simha Sankranti 17th August, Thursday
Hariyali Teej 19th August, Saturday
Nag Panchami 21st August, Monday
Varlakshmi Vrat 25th August, Friday
Shravana Putrada Ekadashi 27th August, Sunday
Onam/Thiruvonam 29th August, Tuesday
Raksha Bandhan 30th August, Wednesday
Gayatri Jayanti 31st August, Thursday
Shravana Purnima 31st August, Thursday

Hindu Festivals & Vrat in September 2023

Festivals Name Date and Day
Kajari Teej 2nd September, Saturday
Sankashti Chaturthi 3rd September, Sunday
Janmashtami Samaria 6th September, Wednesday
Janmashtami 7th September, Thursday
Aja Ekadashi 10th September, Sunday
Masik Shivaratri 13th September, Wednesday
Bhadrapada Amavasya 14th September, Thursday
Vishwakarma Puja/Kanya Sankranti 17th September, Wednesday
Hartalika Teej 18th September, Monday
Ganesh Chaturthi 19th September, Tuesday
Rishi Panchami 20th September, Wednesday
Radha Ashtami 23 September, Saturday
Parsva Ekadashi 25th September, Monday
Gauna Parsva Ekadashi 26th September, Tuesday
Ganesha Visarjan 28th September, Thursday
Anant Chaturdashi 28th September, Thursday
Pitrupaksha Begins 29th September, Friday
Bhadrapada Purnima 29th September, Friday

Hindu Festivals & Vrat in October 2023

Festivals Name Date and Day
Sankashti Chaturthi 2nd October, Monday
Indira Ekadashi 10th October, Tuesday
Masik Shivaratri 12th October, Thursday
Surya Grahan Valayakara 14th October, Saturday
Ashwin Amavasya 14th October, Saturday
Navratri Begins 15th October, Sunday
Tula Sankranti 18th October, Wednesday
Saraswati Avahan 20th October, Friday
Kalparambha 20th October, Friday
Navpatrika Pooja 21 October, Saturday
Saraswati Pooja 21st October, Saturday
Durga Pooja Ashtami 22nd October, Sunday
Durga Maha Navami Pooja 23rd October, Monday
Dussehra/Vijayadashami 24th October, Tuesday
Papankusha Ekadashi 25th October, Wednesday
Kojagara Pooja 28th October, Saturday
Sharad Purnima/Ashwina Purnima 28th October, Saturday
Chandra Grahan Anshika 29th October, Sunday

Hindu Festivals & Vrat in November 2023

Festivals Name Date and Day
Sankashti Chaturthi 1st November, Wednesday
Karwa Chauth 1st November, Wednesday
Ahoi Ashtami 5th November, Sunday
Govatsa Dwadashi 9th November, Thursday
Rama Ekadashi 9th November, Thursday
Dhanteras 10th November, Friday
Kali Chaudas 11th November, Saturday
Masik Shivaratri 11th November, Saturday
Diwali/Lakshmi Pooja/Narak Chaturdashi 12th November, Sunday
Goverdhan Pooja 14th November, Tuesday
Vrischika Sankranti 17th November, Friday
Chhath Pooja 19th November, Sunday
Kansa Vadh 22nd November, Wednesday
Devutthana Ekadashi 23rd November, Thursday
Tulsi Vivah 24th November, Friday
Kartika Purnima 27th November, Monday

Hindu Festivals & Vrat in December 2023

Festivals Name Date and Day
Kalabhairav Jayanti 5th December, Tuesday
Utpanna Ekadashi 8th December, Friday
Masik Shivaratri 11th December, Monday
Dhanu Sankranti 16th December, Saturday
Vivah Panchami 17th December, Sunday
Gita Jayanti/Moksha Ekadashi 22nd December, Friday
Gauna Mokshada Ekadashi 23rd December, Saturday
Dattatreya Jayanti 26th December, Tuesday
Margashirsha Purnima 26th December, Tuesday
Sankashti Chaturthi 28th December, Saturday

Hindu Calendar importance

The fact that the Hindu calendar is a culmination of all the efforts that our ancient scholars have done in the past is strong enough a reason as to how much importance the Hindu Calendar holds. The calendar has been designed in such a manner that it operates by considering the Moon and Sun cycle. This is also one of the reasons why this calendar has come to be known as the lunisolar calendar. Although, there are many variations in the Hindu calendar yet people usually follow the one that has all the Hindu months along with the lunisolar calendar.

Hindu Calendar structure

In the case of the Hindu calendar, the year is termed the Saka era where one Saka symbolizes the beginning of the vernal equinox. In normal years, there are 365 days but in the case of the leap years, there are 366 days. What happens in the Hindu calendar is that the intercalary day gets added at the end month of the Chaitra. Apart from that, to find out the leap years in the Hindu calendar, one needs to add 78 to the Saka year. After this, if the sum gets divided by the number 4 then it would be considered as the leap year.

Since the Hindu calendar is based upon the lunisolar system thereby consisting of 12 months and 365 days. The name of the months is however different than those English names. The names are said to be the following: –

  • Chaitra
  • Vaishakha
  • Jyeshtha
  • Ashadha
  • Shravana
  • Bhadra
  • Ashwin
  • Kartika
  • Agrahayana
  • Pausha
  • Magha
  • Phalguna

In the Hindu calendar, the principal unit remains the civil day whereas the era is termed to be the Saka era. The calendar is modified in such a way that it easily aligns with the Tropical or the Sayana year instead of the normal Sidereal or the Niryana year, when it comes to predicting Vedic Astrology, this lunar or the Hindu calendar plays a very crucial role in the calculations of muhurat, festivals and more.

Solar and Lunar time of the Hindu Calendar

The solar months and days are determined by the sunrise time. Apart from this, the solar months are also dependent upon the Hindu zodiac signs. The Lunar month in this year is aligned with the time that the moon takes to move around the sun, in terms of the lunar days in the Hindu Calendar, they are 30 in number,

Hindu calendar’s elements

The elements that are involved in the making of the Hindu calendar are mentioned below:-


These are the prestigious part of the merged longitudes of the planet Sun as well as the Moon. Here, Yoga is said to be exactly parallel to all the Hindu idols as well as human nature.


It illustrates around one-half of the lunar side, and its role is to mirror several aspects of human behaviour.


Here, there is a very major role of the lunar mansion as well as of the points that are found in the orbit of the moon.


It is the time that the Moon occupies thereby extending the gap from the Sun by 12 degrees.


The name of the weekdays in the Hindu calendar is based on the name of the planets in astrology.


Thus, it can be said that the Hindu calendar is a culmination efforts of ancient scholars. As per the Hindu Calendar 2023, it majorly starts a bit late as compared with the financial year and before the academic year. In a nutshell, it can be said that there is a wide delay of around 13 to 15 days. Thus, this is all the information that was there to know about the Hindu festival calendar 2023.

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