When is Dussehra
(Maha Navami) in 2018?
Dussehra in 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
When is Dussehra
(Maha Navami) in 2019?
Dussehra in 2019
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Why we celebrate Dussehra (Maha Navami)?
Dussehra is a Hindu festival that symbolizes the victory of good over evil. This holiday is celebrated on the 10th day of Shukla Paksha in the Indian calendar. Dussehra is the victory of the Hindu god Rama over the demon king Ravana.
In Nepal Dasara is celebrated as Dashain. Dussehra also known as Maha Navami. The day celebrates good over evil. It is a gazetted holiday in India. There are many local celebrations in some areas in India that can last for up to 10 days.
What Do People Do?
Most of the people of India celebrate, praying, offering food to the gods. It is also customary to organize open fairs, parades with Ravan. In the evening a scarecrow is burned at the stake. Dussehra is the culmination of the Navaratri festival. In some areas of India you can observe whole processions with the goddess Chamundeshwari on the throne.
Karnataka will be well-known as books, computers, kitchen frames. On a holiday prepare potato snacks and other national dishes. It is customary to give leaves from the tree of Shami. They are a symbol of the history of the expulsion of the Pandava brothers in the Mahabharata tales.
How to Celebrate Dussehra?
On the day of Dussehra, state offices, post offices and banks are closed in India. Stores and other businesses can be closed or part-time.
List of dates for other years
|Friday||October 19||2018||Dussehra (Maha Navami)|
|Tuesday||October 8||2019||Dussehra (Maha Navami)|
|Sunday||October 25||2020||Dussehra (Maha Navami)|
|Friday||October 15||2021||Dussehra (Maha Navami)|
|Wednesday||October 5||2022||Dussehra (Maha Navami)|
|Tuesday||October 24||2023||Dussehra (Maha Navami)|
|Saturday||October 12||2024||Dussehra (Maha Navami)|
|Thursday||October 2||2025||Dussehra (Maha Navami)|
|Tuesday||October 20||2026||Dussehra (Maha Navami)|
|Saturday||October 9||2027||Dussehra (Maha Navami)|
|Wednesday||September 27||2028||Dussehra (Maha Navami)|
|Tuesday||October 16||2029||Dussehra (Maha Navami)|
|Saturday||October 5||2030||Dussehra (Maha Navami)|
List of Common Holidays in 2018
|New Year’s Day||January 1||Tuesday||Holidays /National|
|Martin Luther King Day||January 21||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Belly Laugh Day||January 24||Thursday||Holidays|
|Groundhog Day||February 2||Saturday||Holidays|
|Lincoln’s Birthday||February 12||Tuesday||Holidays /National|
|Valentine’s Day||February 14||Thursday||Holidays|
|Presidents Day and Washington’s Birthday||February 18||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Mardi Gras Carnival||March 5||Tuesday||Holidays|
|Daylight Saving||March 10||Sunday||Holidays|
|St. Patrick’s Day||March 17||Sunday||Holidays|
|April Fool’s Day||April 1||Monday||Holidays|
|Good Friday||April 19||Friday||Holidays|
|Easter Monday||April 22||Monday||Holidays|
|Earth Day||April 22||Monday||Holidays|
|Cinco de Mayo||May 5||Sunday||Holidays|
|Mother’s Day||May 12||Sunday||Holidays /National|
|Armed Forces Day||May 18||Saturday||Holidays|
|Memorial Day||May 27||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Pentecost Monday||June 10||Monday||Holidays|
|Flag Day||June 14||Friday||Holidays /National|
|Father’s Day||June 16||Sunday||Holidays /National|
|Independence Day||July 4||Thursday||Holidays /National|
|Parents’ Day||July 28||Sunday||Holidays|
|Labor Day||September 2||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Grandparents’ Day||September 8||Sunday||Holidays|
|Patriot Day or September 11th||September 11||Wednesday||Holidays|
|Stepfamily Day||September 16||Monday||Holidays|
|Citizenship Day||September 17||Tuesday||Holidays|
|Native American Day||September 27||Friday||Holidays|
|Columb Day||October 14||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Boss’s Day||October 16||Wednesday||Holidays|
|Sweetest Day||October 19||Saturday||Holidays|
|Daylight Saving||November 3||Sunday||Holidays|
|Veterans’ Day||November 11||Monday||Holidays /National|
|Thanksgiving||November 28||Thursday||Holidays /National|
|Black Friday||November 29||Friday||Holidays|
|Cyber Monday||December 2||Monday||Holidays|
|Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day||December 7||Saturday||Holidays|
|Christmas Day||December 25||Wednesday||Holidays /National|
|New Year’s Eve||December 31||Tuesday||Holidays|