When is Ganesh Chaturthi in 2018?
Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
When is Ganesh Chaturthi in 2019?
Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
Why we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi?
Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival dedicated to the birth of the Hindu god of the elephant, Lord Ganesha. According to legend, you can’t look at the moon at a certain time. If a person sees the moon, he will be cursed. This prediction is attributed to the fact that Lord Krish himself was falsely accused of stealing a precious stone.
The sage Narada said that Krishna must have seen the moon in the Bhadrapada of Shukla Chaturthi, because of which he was cursed. The idols of Lord Ganesha are worshiped every day, in the evening. The largest statues of Ganesha, exposed to the public, plunge into the water at Anant Chaturdasi.
What Do People Do?
On this day, the man-made idols of the Lord are installed at home, on the streets. Prana Pratishtu is performed to summon the power of the deity to the idol. Later, a 16-step ritual called Shodashapachara-Puja is performed. During the ritual, sweets, coconuts and flowers are brought to the idol. The ritual is performed at noon Madhyan, when Lord Ganesh was born.
How to Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi?
The festival is celebrated very publicly. Local communities compete with each other to deliver the largest and best statue and display of Ganesha. Expect very crowded streets filled with violent devotees, and a lot of music.
Ganesh Chaturthi Observances
List of dates for other years
|Mon||Sep 2||2019||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|Sat||Aug 22||2020||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|Fri||Sep 10||2021||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|Wed||Aug 31||2022||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|Tue||Sep 19||2023||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|Sat||Sep 7||2024||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|Wed||Aug 27||2025||Ganesh Chaturthi|
Ganesh Chaturthi Video
Ganesh Chaturthi Cards
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|
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|New Year’s Eve||December 31||Tuesday||Holidays|