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April 2019

Ram Navami

14 April, 2019

Ram Navami Lord Rama was born on the ninth day of the Hindu month. Ram Navami is celebrated with religious fervour. On this day, people observe fast. Many devotees fast for nine days. On Ram Navami day, all the Ram temples are beautifully decorated. The idols of Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman are adorned with new clothes, jewellery and flowers. Devotees visit various Ram temples and offer sweets, flowers and fruits.

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Mahavir Jayanti/Narsimha Jayanti

17 April, 2019
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May 2019

Bali Saraswati Day

11 May, 2019

Knowledge is very important for Balinese. Every Saniscara, Umanis, Wuku Watugunung, they celebrate Saraswati Day, the knowledge day. It is based on the Pawukon (Balinese calendar) system and the Saniscara (seven day cycle). The name Saraswati came from "Saras" meaning flow and "wati" meaning a women. So, Saraswati is symbol of knowledge, its flow (or growth) is like a river and knowledge is very interesting, like a beautiful women. Saraswati is the Goddess of Knowledge, symbolized by a beautiful woman…

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Pagerwesi Day Bali

15 May, 2019

The Day of Wisdom Pagerwesi is the day when the Balinese strengthen their minds and souls against evil forces. Pagerwesi is also called "rerainan gumi" by the Balinese and means the holiday for everyone from every background - from the families of priests to the common families. The Balinese celebrate the Pagerwesi ceremony every six months according to the Balinese pawukon calendar, the celebration is usually three days after Saraswati. Pagerwesi derives from the two Balinese words pager and wesi, which means fence and iron. The…

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Budha Jayanti

18 May, 2019
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July 2019

Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra

4 July, 2019
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Guru Purnima

16 July, 2019
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Galungan

24 July, 2019
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August 2019

Kuningan

3 August, 2019
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Nag Panchami

5 August, 2019
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Varahlakshami Vrat

9 August, 2019
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Radha Govinda Jhulana Yatra

11 August, 2019 - 15 August, 2019
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Raksha Bandhan/Gayatri jayanti

15 August, 2019

Raksha Bandhan On this day sister ties Rakhi on her brother’s hand and puts a tilak on his forehead and the brother blesses the sister and gives her gifts as a token of love and affection.

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Balarama Purnima

15 August, 2019
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Gai Jatra Nepal Cow Procession

19 August, 2019

NEPAL. Gai Jatra is observed in Kathmandu valley only. Gai Jatra easily ranks high as one of the most popular of all Nepal?s festivals. It is connected with the worship of Yamaraj, considered the god of death. But oddly enough, it is also a time of comedy and, of all things, an annual cow parade. While Gai Jatra has been celebrated in Nepal since ancient times, the modern version of it dates from Medieval times. A king Pratap Malla had…

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