Religious Festival Calendar 2019 & National Holidays for India and New Zealand

All Dates / Tithi / Lunar Days in Religious Festival Calendar 2019 are as per Auckland, New Zealand time and coordinates. Unless specified otherwise. We tried to add festivals of all the religions (predominantly followed in Indian subcontinent) in our Religious Festival Calendar 2019 along with Indian & New Zealand national holidays.

Jan 2019

1st, Tue: New Year Day

2nd, Wed: Day After New Year’s Day, Saphala Ekadashi

3rd, Thu: Pradosh Vrat

4th, Fri: Masik Shivaratri

­5th, Sat: Darsha Amavasya

6th, Sun: Paush Amavasya, Hanuman Jayanthi (Tamil / Margashirsh Amavasai), Epiphany

8th, Tue: Chandra Darshan

10th, Thu: Vinayak Chaturthi

12th, Sat: Skanda Shashti, Swami Vivekanand Jayanti

13th, Sun: Bhanu Saptami, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

14th, Mon: Lohri, Bhogi Pandigai

15th, Tue: Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Uttarayan, Hadaga, Poki, Tusa Puja, Makaravilakku, Banada Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami

16th, Wed: Mattu Pongal, Magh Bihu, Thiruvalluvar Jayanti

17th, Thu: Paush Putrada Ekadashi, Masik Karthigai, Uzhavar Tirunal,  Tailang Swami Jayanti

18th, Fri: Gauna/Vaishnav Paush Putrada Ekadashi, Kurma Dwadashi, Rohini Vrat

19th, Sat: Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi

21st, Mon: Paush Purnima, Thai Pusam, Shakambhari Purnima, Wellington Anniversary Day

23rd, Wed: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti

24th, Thu: Sankashti Chaturthi / Sakat Chauth

26th, Sat: Indian Republic Day

27th, Sun: Bhanu Saptami, Kalashtami

28th, Mon: Auckland Anniversary Day, New Zealand school term 1 starts (between 28th Jan and 7th Feb)

30th, Wed: Mahatma Gandhi Punya tithi

31st, Thu: Shat-tila Ekadashi

Feb 2019

2, Sat: Pradosh Vrat, Shani / Meru Trayodashi

3, Sun: Masik Shivaratri

4, Mon: Darsha Amavasya (No moon night), Thai Amavasai (4th Feb 7.23am to 5th Feb 10.03am Auckland time), World Cancer day, Nelson Anniversary Day

5, Tue: Magh / Mauni Amavasya / Thai Amavasai (4th Feb 7.23am to 5th Feb 10.03am Auckland time), Tibetan & Tamang New Year, Chinese New Year

6, Wed: Chandra Darshan, Magh / Gupt Navratri begins (6th Feb to 15th Feb), Waitangi Day

9, Sat: Ganesh Jayanti, Vinayaka Chaturthi

10, Sun: Vasant Panchami, Sri Panchami, Madana Panchmi

11, Mon: Skanda Shashti

12, Tue: Rath Saptami, Surya Jayanthi, Narmada Jayanti

13, Wed: Masik Karthigai, Masik Durgashtami, Kumbh Sankranti / Samkramanam, Bhishm Ashtami

14, Thu: Valentine’s Day, Rohini Vrat

15, Fri: Lui-Ngai-Ni (Manipur India), Dashmi / 10th Day of Magh Gupt Navratri

16, Sat: Jaya Ekadashi, Bhaimi Ekadashi

17, Sun: Bhishm Dwadashi, Pradosh Vrat

19, Tue: Magh Purnima (Vrat), Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Lalita Jayanti, Masi Magam, Shivaji Jayanti

20, Thu: Attukal Pongal

22, Fri: Sankashti / Sankashthahara Chaturthi

25, Mon: Yashoda Jayanti, Meher Baba Jayanthi

26, Tue: Kalashtami, Shabri Jayanti

March 2019

1, Fri: Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

2, Sat: Vijaya / Vaikuntha Ekadasi (Agyaras / 11th Lunar day)

4, Mon: Pradosh Vrat

5, Tue: Maha Shivratri, Mardi Gras

6, Wed: Darsh Amavasya, Falgun Amavasya (No moon day), Ash Wednesday (Lent starts)

8, Fri: Chandra Darshan, Phulera Dooj, Ramakrishna Jayanti, International Women’s Day

10 / 11, Sun / Mon: Vinayaka Chaturthi (Tithi from 10th Mar 10.33 am to 11th Mar 11.36am)

11, Mon: Taranaki Anniversary Day

12, Tue: Skanda Shashti, Masik Karthigai

14, Thu: Rohini Vrat, Falgun Ashtahnik / Holashtak Begins

15, Fri: Masik Durgashtami, Meen Sankranti, Karadaiyan Nombu

17, Sun: Amalaki Ekadashi, St Patrick’s Day

18, Mon: Vaishnav Amalaki Ekadashi, Narasimha Dwadashi

19, Tue: Pradosh Vrat

20, Wed: Falgun Chaumasi Chaudas, Holika Dahan, Hazrat Ali’s birthday

21, Thu: Holi, Dhuleti, Panguni Uthiram, Vasant Purnima, Dol Purnima, Dol Jatra, Falgun Purnima (Vrat), Falgun Ashtahnik Ends, Lakshmi Jayanti, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti, Parsi New Year, March Equinox

23, Sat: Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya, Shivaji Jayanti, Shaheedi Diwas

24, Sun: Sankashti Chaturthi

25, Mon: Rang Panchmi, Otago Anniversary Day

27, Wed: Shitala Saptami

28, Thu: Kalashtami, Basoda, Shitala Ashtami, Varshi Tap Begins

April 2019

1, Mon: Papmochani Ekadashi, First day of financial year in most of the part in the world, Indian Bank holiday

2, Tue: Pradosh Vrat

3, Wed: Masik Shivaratri

5, Fri: Darsh Amavasya, Chaitra Amavasya

6, Sat: Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Chaitra Navratri begins, Chandra Darshan, Hindu New Year

7, Sun: Cheti Chand, Jhulelal Jayanti, New Zealand Day light Saving ends

8, Mon: Gauri Pooja, Gangaur, Matsya Jayanti, Masik Karthigai

9, Tue: Vinayaka Chaturthi

10, Wed: Lakshmi Panchami, Rohini Vrat

11, Thu: Skanda Shashti, Yamuna Chhath

12, Fri: Chaitra Nav Pad begins

13, Sat: Masik Durgashtami

14, Sun: Baisakhi (Vaishakhi), Sri Ram Navmi, Tara Jayanti, Ambedkar Jayanti, Mesh Sankranti

15, Mon: Pohela Boishakha, Vishu Kani, Puthandu (Tamil New Year)

16, Tue: Kamada Ekadashi, Waman Dwadashi

17, Wed: Pradosh Vrat, Mahavir Swami Jayanti

18, Thu: Maundy Thursday

19, Fri: Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Nav Pad Oli Ends, Chaitra Purnima (Vrat), Chitra Pournami, Good Friday

21, Sun: Easter Sunday

22, Mon: Sankashti Chaturthi (tithi starts 5.56PM Auckland time), Earth Day, Easter Monday

23, Tue: Sankashthi Chaturthi (tithi upto 5.34pm Auckland time), Southland Anniversary Day, Easter Tuesday

25, Thu: Anzac Day

27, Sat: Kalashtami

29, Mon: New Zealand schools term 2 starts

30, Tue: Varuthini Ekadashi, Vallabhacharya Jayanti

May 2019

1, Wed: Vaishnav Varuthini Ekadashi, May Day

2, Thu: Pradosh Vrat

3, Fri: Masik Shivaratri

4, Sat: Darsh Amavasya

5, Sun: Vaishakha Amavasya, World Laughter Day

6, Mon: Chandra Darshan, Masik Karthigai, Ramadan Fasting starts (day may vary by 1/2 days as per Moon sighting)

7, Tue: Akshay Tritiya, Aakha Teej, Parashuram Jayanti, Varshi Tap Parana, Rabindra Nath Tagore Jayanti, Rohini Vrat

8, Wed: Vinayak Chaturthi, Matangi Jayanti

9, Thu: Shankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti, Ramanuja Jayanti

10, Fri: Skand Shashti

11, Sat: Ganga Saptami, Ganga Pujan

12, Sun: Masik Durgashtami, Baglamukhi Jayanti, Mother’s Day

13, Mon: Sita Navmi

14, Tue: Mahavir Swami Kevalagyan, Thrissur Pooram

15, Wed: Mohini Ekadashi, Vrishabha Sankranti

16, Thu: Parashuram Dwadashi, Pradosh Vrat

17, Fri: Narasimha Jayanti, Chhinnamasta Jayanti

18: Kurma Jayanti, Vaishakha Purnima Vrat

19, Sun: Buddha Jayanti, Vaishakha Purnima

20, Mon: Narad Jayanti

22, Wed: Sankashti Chaturthi

26, Sun: Bhanu Saptami, Kalashtami

29, Wed: Hanuman Jayanti (Telugu)

30, Thu: Apara Ekadashi

31, Fri: Jamat Ul-Vida (Last Friday of Ramadan), World NO Tobacco Day

June 2019
1, Sat: Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi, Masik Shivratri

2, Sun: Masik Karthigai

3, Mon: Darsh Amavasya, Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Vat Savitri Vrat, Rohini Vrat, Queen’s birthday

5, Wed: Chandra Darshan, Eid al-Fitr (Idul Fitr), World Environment Day

6, Thu: Maharana Pratap Jayanti

7, Fri: Vinayaka Chaturthi

8, Sat: Skand Shashti

9, Sun: Bhanu Saptami, Pentecost

10, Mon: Masik Durgashtami, Dhumavati Jayanti

11, Tue: Mahesh Navmi

12, Wed: Ganga Dussera

13, Thu: Nirjala Ekadashi, Gayatri Jayanti

14, Fri: Ramalakshman Dwadashi

15, Sat: Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi, Vaikasi Visakam

16, Sun: Mithun Sankranti, Father’s Day

17, Mon: Jyeshtha Purnima (Vrat), Kabir Dasji Jayanti

21, Fri: Sankashthi Chaturthi, International Yoga Day

25, Tue: Kalashtami

29, Sat: Yogini Ekadashi, Masik Karthigai

30, Sun: Pradosh Vrat

July 2019

1, Mon: Masik Shivratri, Rohini Vrat

2, Tue: Darsh Amavasya, Ashadh Amavasya

3, Wed: Ashadh Navratri

4, Thu: Chandra Darshan, Jagannath Rath Yatra

5, Fri: New Zealand schools term 2 ends

6, Sat: Vinayaka Chaturthi

7, Sun: Skand Shashthi

9, Tue: Ashadha Ashtahnik Begins

10, Wed: Masik Durgashtami

12, Fri: Dev Shayani Ekadashi

13, Sat: Vaishnav Dev Shayani Ekadashi, Gauri Vrat Begins, Vasudeva Dwadashi

14, Sun: Pradosh Vrat, Jaya Parvati Vrat Begins

15, Mon: Ashadh Chaumasi Chaudas

16, Tue: Kokila Vrat, Ashadha Purnima Vrat

17, Wed: Guru Purnima, Vyas Puja, Ashadha Purnima, Gauri Vrat Ends, Ashadha Ashtahnika Ends, Kark Sankranti, Shravan starts (Purnimant / observed in Northern part of India)

18, Thu: Hindola Prarambh

20, Sat: Sankashthi Chaturthi, Jaya Parvati Vrat ends

22, Mon: First Shravan Somvar Vrat, New Zealand schools term 3 starts

23, Tue: First Mangala Gauri Vrat

25, Thu: Kalashtami

27, Sat: Masik Karthigai

28, Sun: Kamika Ekadashi, Rohini Vrat

29, Mon: Second Shravan Somvar Vrat

30, Tue: Pradosh Vrat, Masik (Shravan) Shivratri, Second Mangala Gauri Vrat

Aug 2019

1, Thu: Shravan Amavasya, Darsh Amavasya, Hariyali Amavasya, Aadi Amavasai

2, Fri: Chandra Darshan, Shravan Month Starts (Gujrat)

3, Sat: Hariyali Teej, Aadi Perukku

4, Sun: Vinaya Chaturthi, Andal Jayanti, Friendship Day

5, Mon: Nag Panchmi, Shravan Shukla Panchmi, Third Shravan Somvar Vrat

6, Tue: Skand Shashthi, Randhan Chat, Kalki Jayanti, Third Mangla Gauri Vrat

7, Wed: Tulsidas Jayanti, Shitala Saptami / Satam

8, Thu: Masik Durgashtami

9, Fri: Varalashmi Vrat, Nori Nom

11, Sun: Shravan Putrada Ekadashi

12, Mon: Damodar Dwadashi, Fourth Shravan Somvar Vrat, Eid Al-Adha (Bakri Id, Idul Juha)

13, Tue: Pradosh Vrat, Fourth Mangala Gauri Vrat

15, Thu: Raksha Bandhan / Rakhi, Nareli Purnima, Shravan Purnima (Vrat), Gayatri Jayanti, Rigved & Yajurved Upakarma, Sanskrit Diwas, Hayagriva Jayanti, Indian Independence Day, Shravan Month Ends (Purnimant / Observed in Northern states of  India)

16, Fri: Gayatri Jap

17, Sat: Simha Sankranti, Hindola Samapt, Parsi New Year

18, Sun: Kajari Teej, Sattu Teej

19, Mon: Sankashthi Chaturthi, Maha Sangada Hara Chaturthi, Bahula Chaturthi

21, Wed: Nag Panchmi (Gujrat), Randhan Chhath (Gujrat)

22, Thu: Balram Jayanti, Shitala Satam (Gujrat)

23, Fri: Kalashtami, Kali Jayanti, Ashtami Rohini, Masik Karthigai

24, Sat: Krishna Janmashtami

25, Sun: Dahi Handi/Govinda, Rohini Vrat

27, Tue: Aja Ekadashi, Paryushan Parv Starts

28, Wed: Pradosh Vrat

29, Thu: Masik Shivratri

30, Fri: Darsh Amavasya, Bhadrapada Amavasya, Pithori Amavasya, Pola, Vrishabhotsava, Shravan Month Ends (amant / observed in Gujarat – Maharashtra & Southern states of India)

31, Sat: Chandra Darshan, Parkash Utsav

Sep 2019

1, Sun: Varaha Jayanti, Al Hijra, Islamic New Year, Muharram, Fathers Day

2, Mon: Onam First Day, Ganesh Chaturthi, Kerala Vinayaka chaturthi, Samved Upakarma, Gowhi Habba, Hartalika Teej

3, Tue: Rishi Panchami, Samvatsari Parv

4, Wed: Skand Shashthi

5, Thu: Lalita Saptami, Jyeshtha Gauri Avahan, Teacher’s Day

6, Fri: Masik Durgashtami, Radha Ashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins, Durva Ashtami, Jyeshtha Gauri Puja

7, Sat: Jyeshtha Gauri Visarjan

10, Tue: Onam Ninth day (Uthradom / First Onam), Parsv Ekadashi, Kalki Dwadashi, Vamna Jayanti, Day of Ashura, Muharram 10th Day

11, Wed: ONAM, Onam Tenth day (Thiru-Onam / Second Onam), Pradosh Vrat, Bhuvaneshwari Jayanti

12 & 13, Fri: Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan

14, Sat: Bhadrapad Purnima (Vrat), Purnima Sharadha(Tarpan), Hindi Diwas

15, Sun: Pitrupaksha (Pitar Pak) / Shradhha Paksh begins, Vishveshvarya Jayanti, Engineer’s Day

16, Mon: Dwitiya Shradhha

17, Tue: Tritiya Shradha, Kanya Sankranti, Vishvarkarma Puja

18,Wed: Chaturthi Sharadhha, Sankashthi Chaturthi, Maha Bharni

19, Thu: Panchami Shradhha, Masik Karthigai

20, Fri: Shashti Shradhha

21, Sat: Saptami Shradhha, Rohini Vrat

22, Sun: Ashtami Shradhha, Kalashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends

23, Mon: Navmi Shradhha, September Equinox, South Canterbury Day

24, Tue: Dasmi Shradhha

25, Wed: Indira Ekadashi, Ekadashi Shradhha

26, Thu: Dwadashi / Magha Shradhha, Pradosh Vrat

27, Fri: Trayodashi & Chaturdashi Shradhha, Masik Shivratri, New Zealand school term 3 ends

28, Sat: Sarv Pitru Amavasya, Darsh Amavasya

29, Sun: Navratri begins, Ghat Sthapana, Mahalaya, Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti, Ashvin Amavasya, New Zealand Daylight Saving starts

30, Mon: Chandra Darshan

Oct 2019

2, Wed: Vinayak Chaturthi, Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

3, Thu: Upang Lalita Vrat, Skand Shashthi

4, Fri: Bilva Nimantran, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon

5, Sat: Saraswati Avahan, Navpatrika Puja, Ashwin Navapada Oli Begins

6, Sun: Saraswati Puja, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja

7, Mon: Maha Navmi, Saraswati Puja / Visarjan

8, Tue: Durga Visarjan, Dussera, Vijaya Dashmi, Budhha Jayanti, Madhvacharya Jayanti

9, Wed: Papankush Ekadashi

10, Thu: Padmanabha Dwadashi, Fiji Independence Day

11, Fri: Pradosh Vrat

13, Sun: Ashwini Purnima Vrat, Sharad Purnima, Kojagara Puja

14, Mon: Ashmini Purnima, Valmiki Jayanti, Meera Bai Jayanti, Ashwini Navapada Oli Ends, New Zealand school term 4 starts

17, Thu: Karwa Chauth, Samkashthi Chaturthi, Masik Karthigai, Atla Tadde

18, Fri: Tula Sankranti, Rohini Vrat

21, Mon: Kalashtami, Ahoi Ashtami, Radha Kund Snan

24, Thu: Rama Ekadashi

25, Fri: Gaun / Vaishnav Rama Ekadashi, Govatsa Dwadashi, Baj / Vach Baras, Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day

26, Dhan Teras, Yama Deepam, Shani Trayodashi, Masik Shivratri, Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja

27, Sun: Diwali / Deepavli, Lakshmi Puja, Narak Chaturshi, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Kali Puja, Sharada Puja, Kamala Jayanti

28, Mon: Annakut, Goverdhan Pooja, Bali Pratipada, Darsha Amavasya, Kartik Amavasya, Labour day

29, Tue: Chandra Darshan, Dyut Krida, Gujrati New Year (Vikram samvat), Bhai Dooj / Bhaiya Dooj / Bhai Beej, Yam Dwitiya

31, Thu: Nagula Chavithi, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Halloween

Nov 2019
2, Sat: Labh Panchami, Soora Samharram, All Saints Day

3, Sun: Chhath Puja, Jalaram Jayanti

4, Mon: Kartik Ashtahnika Begins, Marlborough Anniversary Day

5, Tue: Masik Durgashtami, Gopashtami, Guy Fawkes Night

6, Wed: Akshya Navmi, Jagaddatri Puja

7, Thu: Kans Vadh

8, Fri: Devuthani Ekadashi, Kartik Shukla Ekadashi, Bhishm Panchak Begins

9, Sat: Yogeshwara Dwadashi, Tulsi Vivah

10, Sun: Pradosh Vrat, Vishweshwara Vrat, Milad un-Nabi, Id e-Milad

11, Mon: Vaikuntha Chaturdashi, Manikarnika Snan, Kartik Chaumasi Chaudas

12, Tue: Dev Diwali, Kartik Purnima (Vrat), Pushkar Snan, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Bhism Panchak Ends, Karthik Ashtahnika Ends, Kartik Ratha Yatra

13, Wed: Masik Karthigai

14, Thu: Rohini Vrat, Nehru Jayanti, Children’s Day (India)

15, Fri: Christchurch Show Day, Canterbury Anniversary Day

16, Sat: Sankashtahi Chaturthi

17, Sun: Vrishchik Sankranti, Mandal Pooja Begins

20, Wed: Kal Bhairav Jayanti

23, Sat: Utpanna Ekadashi

24, Sun: Pradosh Vrat

25, Mon: Masik Sankranti

26, Tue: Darsh Amavasya, Margashirsha Amavasya

28, Thu: Chandra Darshan

30, Sat:  Vinayaka Chaturthi

Dec 2019
1, Sun: Vivah Panchmi, Nag Panchami (Telugu), Word AIDS Day

2, Mon: Subramanya Sashti, Champa Shashthi, Chatham Islands Anniversary Day, Westland Anniversary Day

5, Thu: Masik Durgashtami

8, Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti, Matsya Dwadashi, Vaishav Guruvayur Ekadashi

9, Mon: Pradosh Vrat

10, Tue: Hanuman Jayanti (Kannada), Karthigai Deepam

11, Wed: Dattatraya Jayanti

12, Thu: Margashirsh Purnima (Vrat), Annapurna Jayanti, Bhairavi Jayanti, Rohini Vrat

13, Fri: New Zealand school term 4 ends no longer than this day for secondary and composite schools

15, Sun: Sankashtahi Chaturthi

16, Mon: Dhanu Sankranti

19, Thu: Kalashtami

20, Fri: New Zealand school term 4 ends no longer than this day for primary and intermediate schools

22, Sun: Saphala Ekadashi, Longest Day of the year, December Solstice

23, Mon: Pradosh Vrat

24, Tue: Masik Shivratri, Christmas Eve

25, Wed: Christmas Day

26, Thu: Pausha Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Hanuman Jayanti (Tamil), Boxing Day

27, Fri: Chandra Darshan, Mandal Pooja

30, Mon: Vinayaka Chaturthi

31, Tue: New Year’s Eve

Additional info about religious festival calendar 2019:

श्रावण मास / Shravan (Shravana / Avni / Srabon) Month 2019 (As per Auckland time & coordinates)

17th July – 15th August 2019: श्रावण मास (पूर्णिमान्त) Shravan Month (Purnimant / North & East states of India). Tithi Pratipada / Ekam / 1st Lunar day starts on 17th July 9.38 AM Auckland time. As per first day of the month calculated after full moon day. Usually followed in northern part of India (Assam, Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh,  etc).

2nd Aug – 30th Aug 2019: श्रावण मास (अमावास्यन्त / अमांत) Shravan Month (Amant / South & West states of India). Shravan calculated after no moon day (called Amavasyant / Amant) is from 2nd Aug – 30th Aug. This calendar is followed in central and southern part of Indian (Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Telangana).

LENT and Great Lent 2019

Lent 2019 as per Liturgical Calendar and Roman Catholicism, starts on Ash Wednesday, 6th March and ends day after Good Friday which is Holy Saturday 20th April. Easter (Western Easter) is on 21st April. Lent period is of 46 days. Out of these, Lenten Fast is observed for 40 days because Sunday is not fasting day.  Lent fast is observed in commemoration of the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert. The last day of Lent period depends on Christian denomination and/or local custom. It varies from Holy Thursday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday or at the midnight between them. Meat and meat products are avoided during the fast period.

Orthodox Christian observes Great Lent which is from 11th March upto 27th April. Palm Sunday is on 21st April and Orthodox Easter (Pascha) is on 28th April.

Ramadan (Ramzaan / Ramjan) Month / रमज़ान 2019

6th May  –  4th June (+/- one day. Dates may vary by a day or two depending on Moon sighting): Ramadan (pronounced Ramzaan in Indian subcontinent) is the holiest month of the year for Muslims. Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) on the night of Laylat Al Qadr. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Hijri (Islamic) calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, Ramadan is starting from 5th May and lasts for one complete Moon cycle which is approximately 29 or 30 days.

Fasting is observed by adult Muslims from dawn to dusk every day throughout Ramadan. Those who are ill, elderly, diabetic, pregnant, menstruating, with health issues or breast-feeding are not required to fast. Eid festival is celebrated at the end of Ramadan month. In Indian subcontinent it is called Eid-Ul-Fitr or Mithi Eid (मीठी ईद). Prayer time may vary as per Moon time, please refer to local prayer hall / Mosque for details. There are many websites which provide location based prayer time. Ramadan Kareem. Happy Ramadan.

अधिक मास / पुर्षोत्तम मास Adhik Month / Purshottam Month 2019

There is NO Adhik Maas in 2019. It was observed in 2018 from 16th May – 13th June 2018 (or 30 April 2018 to 29 May  2018 if ending the months on the full moon): Adhik Maas (English translation is Extra Month) is the month inserted to Lunar Year about every 32.5 months to keep the Lunar and Solar year aligned.

Adhik Maas (Masa) is also known as Purshottam Maas, Londa Maas, Mala Maas (मल मास) and Malimmacha. Adhik Maas is NOT considered good for wedding or moving into new house (Gruh Pravesh / गृह प्रवेश). Various religious programs and special prayers are organised during the month at all the temples.

Adhik Masa as per Astronomy:
Moon takes 27.3 days to orbit around Earth. Earth takes 365.2422 days to orbit around Sun. However, Moon has to travel 2.2 days extra to line up with Earth and Sun to become full Moon again, due to the curve of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun. This creates gap of 10.87 days per year between Lunar Year (354.372 days) and Sun Year (365.2422 days). To compensate this gap, an extra month is added after about every 32.5 months. This is seen in Hindu/Indian Lunar, Jewish, Buddhist Calendars.

Disclaimer: Though all the precautions are taken to calculate exact calendar (Christian, Jews, Parsi, Chinese) / Tithi or Lunar day (Hindu, Sikh, Buddisht, Jain, Muslim, Parsi) as per Auckland and/or New Zealand Standard Time, there may be some differences across multiple sites / publications. This may be because of variation in calculating Sun Rise/Set and Moon Rise/Set timings.

Indian calendar (Panchang) explanation: First day after no Moon day (अमावस्या) is considered here as first day of Hindu Month. This is called Amant Calendar (अमान्त पंचांग). In few parts of India first day of Hindu Month is considered on one day after Full Moon (पूर्णिमा) and the calendar is known as Purnimant Calendar (पूर्णिमान्त पंचांग). Only month name changes in these two methods. Tithi still remains the same. For example, if the tithi is Shukla paksh Chaturthi (शुक्ल पक्ष चतुर्थी), it remains same in both the methods. We are committed to provide accurate information on our portal, however, we do not take any responsibility on accuracy of the calendar, events or Panchang published here.

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