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October 2022: List of Festivals & Their Significance!

Gandhi Jayanti 2 October 2022, Sunday

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. This day is celebrated all over the country even outside the country by the followers of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi Ji was the practitioner of Ahinsa (Non-Violence) so this day is also celebrated as the International Day of Non Violence by the United Nations. Gandhi Jayanti will be observed on October 2, 2022.

Durga Puja Ashtami 3 October 2022, Monday

It is a four-day festival that happens on the last four days of the nine-day Navratri festival that is also dedicated to the Goddess. This year, Durga Puja begins on October 1, 2022, with Shashti. Saptami falls on October 2, Ashtami on October 3, Navami on October 4, and finally, Vijayadashami on October 5.

Durga Maha Navami Puja, Sharad Navratri Parana 4 October 2022, Tuesday

Maha Navami marks the ninth day of Navratri and will be celebrated on October 14 (Thursday) across the country with much fervor. It is also the third day of Durga Puja and is celebrated as a victory of good over evil.

Dussehra 5 October 2022, Wednesday

Dussehra, also called Dasara or Vijayadashami, in Hinduism, holiday marking the triumph of Rama, an avatar of Vishnu, over the 10-headed demon king Ravana, who abducted Rama’s wife, Sita.

Karva Chauth 13 October 2022, Thursday

Karva Chauth is a one-day festival celebrated annually by married Hindu women in which they observe a fast from sunrise to moonrise and pray for the well-being and longevity of their husbands.

Dhanteras 23 October 2022, Sunday

Dhantrayodashi, which is also called Dhanteras, marks the start of the five-day-long Diwali festivities. The festival is observed during the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik.

Diwali, Narak Chaturdashi 24 October 2022, Monday

The festival of lights is India’s most awaited and brightest of all festivals and comes somewhere around late October to mid-November every year.

Bhai Dooj, Govardhan Puja 26 October 2022, Wednesday

On the day of the Bhai Dooj, sisters invite their brothers for a sumptuous meal often including their favorite dishes/sweets. 

Govardhan Puja is a Hindu festival in which devotees worship Govardhan Hill and prepare and offer a large variety of vegetarian food to Krishna as a mark of gratitude.

Chhath Puja 30 October 2022, Sunday

Chhath puja is dedicated to the sun god Surya. The sun is visible to every being and is the basis of life for all creatures on earth.