Holidays and Festivals make the foundation of entertainment and celebration in our India. Every year we do have certain days to encash the holidays with fun and festivity. Following are the list of Holidays and festivals in January 2018.
January 01, 2018 (Monday) –Welcome to 2018! It’s a New Year’s Day.
January 02, 2018 (Tuesday) – Mannam Jayanti (Celebrated only in Kerala only) –
January 05, 2018 (Friday) – Guru Govind Singh Jayanti. A very important festival of Sikhism, celebrated all over in India.
January 12, 2018 (Friday) –Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda (celebrated specially in West Bengal)
January 14, 2018 (Sunday) – Three festivals are observed on the same day in different parts of India. They are
- Makar Sankranti – A welcome to new solar day in hindu calendar. It is celebrated all over in India.
- Pongal – Harvesting festival celebrated by Tamil inhabitants
- Lohri – Specially celebrated by Sikhs, punjabi’s and Hindus. It is celebrated to welcome the coming summer season and the declaration of winter solstice.
January 22, 2018 (Monday) – Vasant Panchami. The festive of Maa Saraswati. Parents do akshar abhyasam (religious way for initiating kids to write letters or alphabets)
January 23, 2018 (Tuesday) – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti. Celebrating the birth date of Netaji.
January 26, 2018 (Friday) – 68thRepublic Day Celebration. Renowned for the R-day parade and a glorious ceremony exhibiting the enormous strength of Indian Armed force as well as diversity in Indian culture.