Festival Calendar 2022

Indian Festivals & Holidays


India is a land of diversity and surely its diversity is world-renowned. And to celebrate this diversity are 100s of festivals celebrated across the length and breadth of the country. And to mark all of them in one place is the Indian Festival calendar 2022.

January Festival 2022

LohriThursday, January 13, 2022
Makar SankrantiFriday, January 14, 2022
Sakat ChauthFriday, January 21, 2022
Republic DayWednesday, January 26, 2022

February Festival 2022

Mauni AmavasyaTuesday, 1st of February, 2022
World Cancer DayFriday, February 4, 2022
Valentine’s DayMonday, February 14, 2022
Vasant PanchamiSaturday, February 5, 2022

March Festival 2022

Maha ShivaratriTuesday, March 1, 2022
Phulera DoojFriday, March 4, 2022
International Women’s DayTuesday, March 8, 2022
Holika DahanThursday, March 17, 2022
Rangwali HoliFriday, March 18, 2022
Lakshmi JayantiFriday, March 18, 2022
Holi Bhai DoojSunday, March 20, 2022
Sheetala AshtamiFriday, March 25, 2022

April Festival 2022

Gudi PadwaSunday, April 2, 2022 - Monday, April 11, 2022
Chaitra NavratriSunday, April 2, 2022 - Monday, April 11, 2022
Gangaur PujaMonday, April 4, 2022
Rama NavamiSunday, April 10, 2022
Yamuna ChhathThursday, April 7, 2022
Mahavir JayantiThursday, April 14, 2022
BaisakhiThursday, April 14, 2022
Hanuman JayantiSaturday, April 16, 2022
Earth DayFriday, April 22, 2022

May Festival 2022

International Laughter DaySunday, May 1, 2022
Labor DaySunday, May 1, 2022
Parashurama JayantiTuesday, May 3, 2022
Akshaya TritiyaTuesday, May 3, 2022
Mother’s DaySunday, May 8, 2022
Buddha PurnimaMonday, May 16, 2022
Narada JayantiTuesday, May 17, 2022
Vata Savitri AmavasyaMonday, May 30, 2022
Shani JayantiMonday, May 30, 2022
No Tobacco DayMonday, May 31, 2022

June Festival 2022

Environment DaySunday, June 5, 2022
Ganga DussehraThursday, June 9, 2022
Jyeshtha Gayatri JayantiFriday, June 10, 2022
Vata Savitri PurnimaTuesday, June 14, 2022
Father’s DaySunday, June 19, 2022
Longest Day of the yearTuesday, June 21, 2022
International Yoga DayTuesday, June 21, 2022

July Festival 2022

Jagganath Ratha YatraFriday, July 1, 2022
Gauri VratSaturday, July 9, 2022 - Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Kokila VratWednesday, July 13, 2022
Guru PurnimaWednesday, 13 July, 202
First Shravan Somwar VratJuly 18, 2022, Monday
Second Shravan Somwar VratJuly 25, 2022, Monday
Third Shravan Somwar VratAugust 1, 2022, Monday
Fourth Shravan Somwar VratAugust 8, 2022, Monday
Hariyali TeejSunday, July 31, 2022

August Festival 2022

Nag PanchamiTuesday, August 2, 2022
Friendship’s DaySunday, August 7, 2022
Raksha BandhanThursday, August 11, 2022
Varalakshmi VratamFriday, August 12, 2022
Gayatri JayantiFriday, August 12, 2022
Narali PurnimaFriday, August 12, 2022
Kajari TeejSunday, August 14, 2022
Independence DayMonday, August 15, 2022
Balarama JayantiWednesday, August 17, 2022
Krishna JanmashtamiThursday, August 18, 2022
Dahi HandiFriday, August 19, 2022
Ganesha ChaturthiWednesday, August 31, 2022

September Festival 2022

Rishi PanchamiThursday, September 1, 2022
Radha AshtamiSunday, 4 September
Teacher’s DayMonday, September 5, 2022
OnamThursday, September 8, 2022
Anant ChaturdashiFriday, September 9, 2022
NavaratriMonday, September 26, 2022

October Festival 2022

Gandhi JayantiSunday, October 2, 2022
DurgashtamiMonday, October 3, 2022
Buddha JayantiTuesday, October 4, 2022
Vijayadashami/ DussheraWednesday, October 5, 2022
Sharada PurnimaSunday, October 9, 2022
Karwa ChauthThursday, October 13, 2022
Ahoi AshtamiMonday, October 17, 2022
Dhanteras PujaSaturday, October 22, 2022
Lakshmi Puja/DiwaliMonday, October 24, 2022
Govardhan PujaWednesday, October 26, 2022
Bhai DoojWednesday, October 26, 2022
Chhath PujaSunday, October 30, 2022

November Festival 2022

Tulasi VivahSaturday, November 5, 2022
Dev DeepavaliMonday, November 7, 2022
Guru Nanak JayantiTuesday, November 8, 2022
Children’s DayMonday, November 14, 2022
Vivah PanchamiMonday, November 28, 2022

December Festival 2022

Annapurna JayantiThursday, December 8, 2022
Shortest Day of yearThursday, December 22, 2022
ChristmasSunday, 25 December, 2022

When it comes to celebrating festivals, the toughest task at hand is to actually figure out the exact date when the Indian festival can be celebrated. This is because the diversity of India also allows it a number of calendars. There is the Solar calendar, Gregorian calendar, Islamic Hejira Calendar, Festival calendar 2022 and many more. In a nutshell, there are as many as 30 calendars used in India to calculate the dates of Indian festivals 2022 for different religions.

However, no one, surely, has the time to go through all of these calendars at once. So to make the process easier, we at AstroTalk have come up with an Indian festival calendar for 2022, which allows you the complete list of all the festivals in 2022 across all religions. The national calendar that most of the astrologers, across religions, use in India to highlight the festivals is called the Shalivahana Shaka Calendar. This calendar also has 12 months and 365 days just like the Gregorian calendar. The astrologers keep an eye on astrological events and come up with festival dates in 2022. This movement of the planets also helps in the prediction of your horoscope, panchang, etc.

Indian Festival calendar 2022

To understand the Indian calendar better, we must first understand the structure of the Indian calendar.

The Indian calendar, which is the Shaka Calendar, is based on the luni-solar system. It has its local variation but still follows the 12 months and 365 days rule. However, the names of the month change when it comes to the Indian calendar. For example, the first month in the Indian Calendar is Chaitra and the last is Phalguna. People who are not comfortable with normal January, February, names or simply are not aware of those, use these names to help themselves. Especially in rural areas, this variation is used to find Hindu festivals 2022.

The 12 months as per the luni solar calendar are:
  1. Chaitra
  2. Vaishakha
  3. Jyeshtha
  4. Ashadha
  5. Shravana
  6. Bhadra
  7. Ashwin
  8. Kartika
  9. Agrahayana
  10. Pausha
  11. Magha
  12. Phalguna

When talking about the Indian festival calendar 2022, while occasions such as Independence Day, Republic Day, Gandhi Jayanti, etc. have fixed dates, the religious festivals, on the other hand, are based on the movement of the Sun and Moon. The astrologers acknowledge the position of the Moon and stars in the night sky to determine where to place what festival in the festival calendar. A good example of this scenario would be the festival of Eid, which solely depends on moon sightings.

India Lunar calendar

Most of the festivals in India are based on the lunar calendar. The Lunar calendar is simply based on the position of the moon in the night sky. The movement of the Moon is responsible for festivals like Eid, Shivaratri, Karwa Chauth, etc. Interestingly, even National Sanskrit day in India is celebrated as per the moon sighting. However, the lunar calendar is basically the half part that makes the Shaka calendar, which is the national calendar of India. To complete the Shaka calendar, we also need to analyse the solar calendar. A combination of the Lunar and solar calendars is what the Shaka calendar is all about.

Solar calendar

Next, we have the solar calendar. A solar month, though, is 30 days long, however, when we compare it to the Gregorian calendar, the start of the month in the solar calendar does not coincide with the Gregorian calendar. Indian Calendar, as per Solar month, is given below, which describes the Hindu months and their Gregorian dates. Below dates approximately correspond with the Gregorian calendar, based on the position of the Sun. The table is provided for you for reference purposes.

Solar MonthApprox Greg.Date
CaitraMarch 14
VaisakhaApril 13
JyesthaMay 14
AsadhaJune 14
SravanaJuly 16
BhadrapadaAugust 16
AsvinaSeptember 16
KartikaOctober 17
MargashirshaNovember 16
PausaDecember 15
MaghaJanuary 14
Phalguna February 12

So now that we combine the lunar calendar and solar calendar, we get the Shaka calendar, which is the national calendar of India. Also, based on the Shaka calendar, the list of festivals in 2022 is made.

Adoption of the Shaka calendar is a sign of India’s diversity. It showcases the country's penchant to nurture the ancient traditions and belief that interestingly continues to live.

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