Navratri 2018

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When is Navratri in 2018? Navratri 2018

Navratri in 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

When is Navratri in 2019?

Navratri in 2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019

Why we celebrate Navratri?

Navratri is considered in Hinduism a major festival held in honor of the deities. The holiday consists of 2 parts, which are celebrated in spring and autumn: Chaitra (Vasanta) Navratri 18th to 26th and MarchAshwin (Shardiya) MahaNavratri 10th to 19th October.

The first part of the holiday lasts 9 days during the month of Ashvin. The celebration ends on the 10th day. In some parts of India Dusehra lasts 10 days, instead of 9. Since the holiday depends on the lunar calendar, in some year the holiday can last 8 days. It is believed that the autumn festival is the most significant.

What Do People Do?

Navratri in each region of India is marked differently. For some residents this is a time of religious meditation and fasting, and for others – the opportunity to dance. To the customs include a strict vegetarian diet, the refusal of alcohol and spices. Locals on this day dance Garba. Nine nights of the festival are devoted to different aspects of shakti. The first part of the festival focuses on the goddess Durga, the second third on the goddess Lakshmi and the last part – Saraswati.

Navratri Calendar 2018

Navratri Day 1 – Panchang for Ghatasthapana Day, color of the day – Royal Blue
Navratri Day 2 – Panchang for Sindoor Tritiya Day , color of the day – Yellow
Navratri Day 3 – Panchang for Kushmanda Puja Day , color of the day – Green
Navratri Day 4 – Panchang for Upang Lalita Vrat Day, color of the day – Grey
Navratri Day 5 – Panchang for Saraswati Awahan Day, color of the day – Orange
Navratri Day 6 – Panchang for Saraswati Puja Day, color of the day – White
Navratri Day 7 – Panchang for Kalaratri Puja Day, color of the day – Red
Navratri Day 8 – Panchang for Durga Ashtami Day, color of the day – Sky Blue
Navratri Day 9 – Panchang for Ayudha Puja Day, color of the day – Pink
Navratri Day 10 – Panchang for Durga Visarjan Day

Navratri Calendar 2019

Navratri Day 1 – Panchang for Ghatasthapana Day, color of the day – Orange
Navratri Day 2 – Panchang for Brahmacharini Puja Day, color of the day – White
Navratri Day 3 – Panchang for Sindoor Tritiya Day, color of the day – Red
Navratri Day 4 – Panchang for Kushmanda Puja Day, color of the day – Royal Blue
Navratri Day 5 – Panchang for Skandamata Puja Day, color of the day – Yellow
Navratri Day 6 – Panchang for Saraswati Awahan Day, color of the day – Green
Navratri Day 7 – Panchang for Saraswati Puja Day, color of the day – Grey
Navratri Day 8 – Panchang for Durga Ashtami Day, color of the day – Purple
Navratri Day 9 – Panchang for Ayudha Puja Day, color of the day – Peacock Green
Navratri Day 10 – Panchang for Durga Visarjan Day

How to Celebrate Navratri?

The word “Navratri” means “nine nights” in Sanskrit. The festival is associated with the battle between Durga and the demon Mahishasura. The holiday is celebrated in honor of the victory of Good over Evil. All days are associated with the embodiment of the goddess. The holiday is celebrated all over the country.

Navratri Observances

WeekdayDate (start – end)YearNameType
WedOctober 10 –
October 19
2018NavarartriHindu
SunSeptember 29 – October 82019NavarartriHindu
SatOctober 17 –
October 26
2020NavarartriHindu
ThuOctober 7 –
October 15
2021NavarartriHindu
MonSeptember 26 – October 52022NavarartriHindu
SunOctober 15 –
October 24
2023NavarartriHindu
ThuOctober 3 –
October 12
2024NavarartriHindu

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NameDateWeekdayHoliday Type
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Lincoln’s BirthdayFebruary 12TuesdayHolidays /National
Valentine’s DayFebruary 14ThursdayHolidays
Presidents Day and Washington’s BirthdayFebruary 18MondayHolidays /National
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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
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