Thaipusam is an annual Hindu festival, observed on the day of the first full moon during the Tamil month of Thai, which falls in late January or February.
Maha Shivaratri is a famous Hindu festival celebrated each year in reverence of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and regeneration.
The Hindu ‘festival of colours’, Holi, is celebrated on the last full moon day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month, which usually falls in early March.
Ram Navami is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya.
This ancient Hindu festival is also known as Rakhi Purnima. It is celebrated on the full moon of the Hindu month ‘Shravana’.
It is a public holiday in several regions in India, dependant on what day of the week it falls on.
Janmashtami is a Hindu festival and a Gazetted holiday in many regions of India.
It may be known as Gokulashtami or Sreekrishna Jayanthi in some regions.
In India, Durga Puja is a public holiday in several states. The names and dates may differ and some states observe holidays related to the festivals of Dussehra and Navrati which are celebrated on similar dates.
Deepawali / Diwali
Hindus around the world, the celebration revolves around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity, light over darkness. It is one of the most important Hindu festivals.