Parsis august 2018 calendar celebrate Pateti, the Zoroastrian new year, especially in Mumbai (Bombay). Houses are cleaned and decorated with flowers and rangoli,the family dresses up and eats special fish dishes and sweets, and offerings are made at the Fire Temple.Nehru Trophy Boat Race On the second Saturday of August, this fiercely contested regatta sees 40m-long Chundan Vallams (snake boats) go head-to-head, powered by up to 100 rowers each, on Punnamada Lake near Alappuzha (Alleppey, Kerala). Quite a spectacle.Eid al-Adha
Muslims2018 printable calendar commemorate Ibrahim’s readiness to sacrifice his son to God by slaughtering a goat or sheep and sharing it with family, the community and the poor. Around 1 September 2017, 20 August 2018 and 10 August 2019. September The rain begins to ease up somewhat, but with temperatures still relatively high throughout southern India the moisture-filled air can create a fatiguing steam-bath-like environment.Ganesh’s BirthdayHindus celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, the birth of the elephant-headed god, by displaying decorative statues of him on many streets then parading them around town before ceremonially depositing them in rivers, lakes, reservoirs or the sea. Particularly riotous in Mumbai. Dates: 25 August 2017, 13 September 2018 and 2 September 2019.
OnamKerala’s biggest cultural celebration, printable calendar template a 10-day Hindu soirée glorifying the golden age of mythical King Mahabali, is celebrated at the beginning of the first month of the Malayalam Calendar (August or September).OctoberThe southeast coast (and southern Kerala) can still be rainy, but this is when India starts to get its travel mojo on.Gandhi’s BirthdayThe national holiday of Gandhi Jayanti (2 October) is a solemn celebration of Mohandas Gandhi’s birth, with prayer meetings at his cremation site in Delhi, and no alcohol on sale countrywide.
Navratri The Hindu full moon calendar ‘Festival of Nine Nights’ leading up to Dussehra celebrates the goddess Durga in all her incarnations. Festivities, in September or October, are particularly vibrant in Maharashtra.Dussehra