When is Janmashtami in 2018?
Janmashtami in 2018
Sunday, September 3, 2018
When is Janmashtami in 2019?
Janmashtami in 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Why we celebrate Janmashtami?
Janmashtami is a Hindu festival, which is celebrated by many regions of India. In some places of the country Janmashtami is called Shrikrishna Jayanti. According to the Hindu calendar, Janmashtami is celebrated on Ashtah (the eighth day) of Krishna Pakshi (dark two weeks) in the month of Shravana or Bhadra (in the Hindu calendar there is a leap month once every three years).
Janmashtami is also a public holiday in Bangladesh. One of the most important Hindu festivals, Janmastami (Krishna Jayanti) is Lord Krishna’s birthday, the eighth reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, who gave an important message of the Bhagwat-Gita, the guidelines for every Hindu. According to tradition, Krishna was born in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. In this region, the common practice is the performance of Krishna Lila, a folk drama consisting of scenes from the life of Krishna.
Many customs have developed in different parts of India for many years. They are all based on stories from Krsna’s life. For example, they say that in childhood Krishna loved butter and milk so much that they needed to be kept out of reach. This story is reflected in many games for children.
What Do People Do?
In all the temples of India, on the day of Janmashtami, prayers and ceremonies are held. On the eve of the day, people can fast, pray until midnight, the time when Krishna was born. In Tamil Nadu, oil-bearing posts with pots with money are installed tied to the top. Boys dressed like Krishna are trying to climb these pillars to get money. At this time, spectators pour water on them. In Maharashtra, where the festival is known as Govinda, pots with buttermilk are hung high above the streets.
How to Celebrate Janmashtami?
On Second of September, 2018, Janmashtami is a state holiday in Tamil Nadu. All organizations are closed. It is known that on September 3, Janmashtami is celebrated in Bihar, Delhi, Kashmir and other cities of India.
List of dates for other years
|Sun||Sep 3||2018||Krishna Janmashtami|
|Sat||Aug 24||2019||Krishna Janmashtami|
|Tue||Aug 11||2020||Krishna Janmashtami|
|Mon||Aug 30||2021||Krishna Janmashtami|
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|