Dussehra (Maha Navami) 2018

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.

Dussehra Observances

List of dates for other years

WeekdayDateYearName
FridayOctober 192018Dussehra (Maha Navami)
TuesdayOctober 82019Dussehra (Maha Navami)
SundayOctober 252020Dussehra (Maha Navami)
FridayOctober 152021Dussehra (Maha Navami)
WednesdayOctober 52022Dussehra (Maha Navami)
TuesdayOctober 242023Dussehra (Maha Navami)
SaturdayOctober 122024Dussehra (Maha Navami)
ThursdayOctober 22025Dussehra (Maha Navami)
TuesdayOctober 202026Dussehra (Maha Navami)
SaturdayOctober 92027Dussehra (Maha Navami)
WednesdaySeptember 272028Dussehra (Maha Navami)
TuesdayOctober 162029Dussehra (Maha Navami)
SaturdayOctober 52030Dussehra (Maha Navami)

Dussehra Video

Dussehra Cards

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NameDateWeekdayHoliday Type
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Martin Luther King DayJanuary 21MondayHolidays /National
Belly Laugh DayJanuary 24ThursdayHolidays
Groundhog DayFebruary 2SaturdayHolidays
Lincoln’s BirthdayFebruary 12TuesdayHolidays /National
Valentine’s DayFebruary 14ThursdayHolidays
Presidents Day and Washington’s BirthdayFebruary 18MondayHolidays /National
Mardi Gras CarnivalMarch 5TuesdayHolidays
Daylight SavingMarch 10SundayHolidays
St. Patrick’s DayMarch 17SundayHolidays
April Fool’s DayApril 1MondayHolidays
Good FridayApril 19FridayHolidays
EasterApril 21SundayHolidays
Easter MondayApril 22MondayHolidays
Earth DayApril 22MondayHolidays
Cinco de MayoMay 5SundayHolidays
Mother’s DayMay 12SundayHolidays /National
Armed Forces DayMay 18SaturdayHolidays
Memorial DayMay 27MondayHolidays /National
PentecostJune 9SundayHolidays
Pentecost MondayJune 10MondayHolidays
Flag DayJune 14FridayHolidays /National
Father’s DayJune 16SundayHolidays /National
Independence DayJuly 4ThursdayHolidays /National
Parents’ DayJuly 28SundayHolidays
Labor DaySeptember 2MondayHolidays /National
Grandparents’ DaySeptember 8SundayHolidays
Patriot Day or September 11thSeptember 11WednesdayHolidays
Stepfamily DaySeptember 16MondayHolidays
Citizenship DaySeptember 17TuesdayHolidays
Native American DaySeptember 27FridayHolidays
Columb DayOctober 14MondayHolidays /National
Boss’s DayOctober 16WednesdayHolidays
Sweetest DayOctober 19SaturdayHolidays
HalloweenOctober 31ThursdayHolidays
Daylight SavingNovember 3SundayHolidays
Veterans’ DayNovember 11MondayHolidays /National
ThanksgivingNovember 28ThursdayHolidays /National
Black FridayNovember 29FridayHolidays
Cyber MondayDecember 2MondayHolidays
Pearl Harbor Remembrance DayDecember 7SaturdayHolidays
Christmas DayDecember 25WednesdayHolidays /National
New Year’s EveDecember 31TuesdayHolidays