Festivals Calendar 2017 : Utsava or Utsav is derived from the Sanskrit word, Utsava. The Sanskrit word Utsav comes from the word “ut” meaning “removal” and “sava” which means “worldly sorrows” or “grief”. A Festivals Calendar 2017 may be observed with acts of worship, offerings to deities, fasting, feasting, rituals, fairs, charity, celebrations, Puja, Homa, aarti etc. Festivals are celebrated by every people, they do not see any cast or religion.
Calendar 2017 india with holidays and festivals
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LIST OF HINDU FESTIVALS
- MAKAR SANKRANTI or PONGAL : Makar Sankranti or Pongal marks the transition of the Sun into Makar Rasi. It marks the gradual increase of the duration of the day. Pongal is one of the most popular harvest festivals of southern India, mainly Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
- VASANT PANCHAMI: Vasant Panchami also called Saraswati Puja by Bengalis and Odias is celebrated for the blessing of Saraswati, goddess of wisdom and the arts.
- MAHA SHIVARATRI: Maha Shivaratri is the great night of Shiva, during which followers of Shiva observe religious fasting and the offering of Bael leaves to Shiva.
- There are many religions except Hindu such as Muslim, Christian, Sikh and all of them have different festivals and their meanings according to the people.There are two official holidays in Islam: Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan,a month of fasting during daylight hours, and Muslims usually give zakat (charity) on the occasion.Eid Al-Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for four days, during which Muslims usually sacrifice a sheep and distribute its meat in 3 parts: among family, friends, and the poor.
- CHRISTMAS : The festival of Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ and conveys his message of love, tolerance and brotherhood. It’s a celebration of humanity and mankind.It is celebrated on 25th December.
- EASTER: Easter, also known as Pascha , the Feast of the Resurrection, the Sunday of the Resurrection or the Resurrection Day, is the most important religious feast of the Christian Calendar.
- GOOD FRIDAY: Good Friday, an anniversary of Jesus’ death on the cross. According to the Gospels, Jesus was put to death on the Friday before Easter Day.