Indian Festivals 2022: List of Holidays & Festivals in India
List of Holidays & Indian Festivals in 2022: India is a multicultural country which celebrates different festivals and holidays. There are so many festivals celebrated in India state wise, community-wise and religion-wise.
- 26 December 2021,
- 9:24 PM
List of Indian Festivals & Holidays 2022 Month-wise
|Indian Festivals in January 2022|
English New Year
National Youth Day
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
Hanuman Jayanti (Tamil)
|14||Thursday – Saturday, 16 Jan||Pongal|
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti
|27||Wednesday – Thursday, 28 Jan||Tu B’Shevat|
Mahatma Gandhi Punyatithi
Birthday of Guru Har Rai (Nanakshahi Calendar)
|Indian Festivals in February 2022|
World Cancer Day
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday
|25||Thursday – Friday, 26 February||Purim|
Sant Ravidas Jayanti
|Indian Festivals in March 2022|
World Womens Day
Shaheed Diwas (Martyrs’ Day)
|27||Saturday – Sunday, 04 April||Passover|
Chhoti Holi , Holika Dahan
|29||Monday – Wednes, 31 March||Hola Mohalla|
Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti (19th February as per English Calendar)
|Indian Festivals in April 2022|
Sheetala Ashtami (Basoda Date)
Chaitra Navratri Begins
Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Telugu New Year
BR Ambedkar Jayanti
|14||April 14, Wednesday – Tuesday, April 20||Rongali Bihu|
Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)
|Indian Festivals in May 2022|
Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
|12||Wednesday – Thursday, 13 May||
Eid-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan Ends
|16||Sunday – Tuesday, 30 May||Shavuot|
Birthday of Guru Amar Das (Nanakshahi calendar)
World No Tobacco Day
|Indian Festivals in June 2022|
Telugu Hanuman Jayanthi
World Environment Day
Maharana Pratap Jayanti
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
International Yoga Day
Sant Kabirdas Jayanti
|Indian Festivals in July 2022|
Birthday of Guru Hargobind (Nanakshahi calendar)
Birthday of Guru Har Krishan (Nanakshahi calendar)
|19||Monday – Tuesday, 20 July||Eid ul-Adha|
|Indian Festivals in August 2022|
Al-Hijira, Islamic New Year
World Sanskrit Day (Sanskrit Diwas)
Sri Krishna Janmashtami
|Indian Festivals in September 2022|
|6||Monday – Wednesday, 08 Sep||Rosh Hashanah|
|15||Wednesday – Thursday, 16 Sep||Yom Kippur|
|20||Monday – Monday, 27 Sep||Sukkot|
Shemini Atzeret (Simchat Torah)
Birthday of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Ji
|Indian Festivals in October 2022|
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Sharad Navratri Begins
Birthday of Guru Ram Das (Nanakshahi calendar)
|11||Monday – Friday, 15 October||
Durga Puja Begins
Dussehra, Durga Visarjan
|18||Monday – Tuesday, 19 Oct||Milad un-Nabi|
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti (Birthday)
|Indian Festivals in November 2022|
Chhath Puja Begins (Nahai Khai)
Chhath Puja Ends (Suryodaya Argh)
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)
|28||Sunday – Monday, 6 Dec||Hanukkah|
|30||Tuesday||St Andrew’s Day|
|Indian Festivals in December 2022|
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Indian Festival List 2022: There’s never a month in India where there’s no festivity celebration, from January till December, the country is full of festivities. But, the most joyful and vibrant months of the year happens to be from October up to December.
For this reason, travellers are attracted to visit India and experience this multicultural festivity which is full of love, life, colour, joy and happiness. These festivals bring a wave of excitement and happiness and it doesn’t matter, it’s a big or small one, people love to celebrate and enjoy the pleasures of festivity, fun and enjoyment. Whether it’s the arrival of spring celebration or just even a cultural one, people are akin to celebrating life.
Popular Festivals of India 2022
Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights which symbolises the victory of light over evil, darkness etc. It’s celebrated through home decorations, Diya, lights, prayers, feasts etc.
In India, Diwali is a national holiday and is celebrated throughout the country. On the eve of Diwali, people worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi. The puja place is cleaned and decorated using live flowers, dhoop batti, which is followed by chanting mantras. In the end, aarti is done to cumulate the Diwali pujan.
Holi is a popular Hindu festival celebrated through the festival of colours and love. Holi is now celebrated in many parts of the world.
It is a festival which is a sign of the victory of good. The eve of Holi marks the arrival of spring along with the end of the winter season. Holi also marks the commencement of the season of spring harvest. According to the Hindu Calendar, Holi is celebrated in the month of Phalguna.
Ramadan or Ramazan is a festival celebrated by the Muslim community as the month for fasting, reflection and prayers.
In the Islamic calendar, the festival is celebrated in the 9th month. For all Muslims all around the world, Ramadan or Ramazan is a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, and reflection. In India and other countries, the festival duration is from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.
Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated yearly to honour Lord Shiva which is observed through fasting and worship of Lingam.
Mahashivratri is also known as the night when Lord Shiva performed the heavenly dance. Every year, 12 Shivratri are observed, from which Maha Shivratri is the most prominent one. This is the night when Shiva and Shakti converge. According to the Hindu calendar, this solemn festival is also significant in overcoming darkness and ignorance in life.
Raksha Bandhan is a popular Hindu festival to celebrate a brother-sister relationship. It is also celebrated in Nepal and around the world.
Raksha Bandhan is observed on Purnima or the full moon day according to the Hindu calendar month of Shravan. This day a sister ties a thread on the wrist of her brother, which is significant of her love and trust in him. In return, the brother promises to keep her happy and protect her from the evil of all types.
Navaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated yearly in the month of autumn. It marks the last five days of Durga Puja.
The festival is celebrated to mark the defeat of Mahishasur by the great Goddess Durga. During Navratri, the message which is given to all the devotees is that good always prevails over evil. Based on the Hindu calendar, this festival is celebrated mainly twice a year and all the devotees observe fast, which is broken on the last day, after performing the pooja and Aarti.
Dussehra is one of the major Hindu festivals celebrated at the end of Navaratri by putting tika on the forehead, prayers and many religious rituals.
Dashmi will fall on October 5, 2022, according to the Hindu Calendar. This is also the 10th day of Durga Puja. Also known as Vijayadashami, the Dussehra date, time, history, and significance are well known among all the devotees. Dussehra marks the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, along with the triumph of Goddess Durga over Mahishasur, a powerful demon.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindus festival celebrating the arrival of Ganesh with his mother Goddess Parvati.
Also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, it is a 10-day festival, during which the god of prosperity – Lord Ganesha is celebrated. According to the Hindu Calendar, Ganesh Chaturthi starts on the 4th day of the 6th month of Bhadrapada (August–September).
FAQ on Indian Festivals 2022
1Kab Hai Holi, When is Holi 2022
This year Holi is on Friday, 18 March. Holi will begin in the evening of Thursday, 17 March, and ends in the evening of Friday, 19 March 2022.
2When is Maha Shivratri 2022?
Maha Shivratri is on Tuesday, 1 March 2022.
3When is Diwali/Deepawali 2022?
Diwali is on Monday, 24 October 2022. Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus.
4When is Ganesh Chaturthi 2022?
Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi Observances is on Wednesday, 31 August 2022.