Colourful august moon calendar Dussehra celebrates the victory of the Hindu god Rama over the demon-king Ravana and the triumph of good over evil. Dussehra is big in Mysuru (Mysore), which hosts one of India’s grandest parades. Falls around 30 September 2017, 19 October 2018 and 8 October 2019.MuharramShiite Muslims commemorate the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Imam Hussain, an event during this Islamic month of grieving and remembrance known as Ashura. The 10th day brings beautiful processions, especially in Hyderabad. Dates: 20 September 2017, 10 September 2018 and 30 August 2019.
Festival of Lights In the lunar september moon calendar month of Kartika, Hindus celebrate Diwali for five days, giving gifts, lighting fireworks, drawing colourful rangoli and burning butter and oil lamps (or hanging lanterns) to lead Lord Rama home from exile. Dates: 19 October 2017, 7 November 2018 and 27 October 2019.November The northeast monsoon is sweeping Tamil Nadu and Kerala, but it’s a good time to be anywhere low altitude, as the temperatures are generally pleasant.
Guru Nanak’s BirthdayNanak Jayanti, birthday of Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism, is celebrated with prayer, kirtan (devotional singing) and processions for three days. Around 4 November 2017, printable calendar 2018 23 November 2018 and 12 November 2019.Movie ManiaThe International Film Festival of India (www.iffi.nic.in), the country’s biggest movie jamboree, attracts Bollywood’s finest to Panaji, Goa, for premieres, parties and screenings.The Prophet’s Birthday The Islamic festival of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi celebrates the birth of the Prophet Mohammed with prayers and processions. Around 30 November 2017, 21 November 2018 and 10 November 2019. May also fall in December.
Karthikai Deepam Celebrating Shiva’s restoration of light to the world, this festival is especially massive at Tiruvannamalai, where Shiva appeared atop Mt Arunachala as a lingam of fire. Throngs of pilgrims converge on the town for the full-moon night (2 December 2017, 23 November 2018 and 10 December 2019). December December is peak tourist season for a reason: august printable calendarthe weather is lovely, the humidity is lower than usual, the mood is festive and the beach is simply sublime.Christmas Day Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on 25 December. The festivities are especially big in Goa and Kerala, with musical events, elaborate decorations and special Masses, while Mumbai’s Catholic neighbourhoods become festivals of lights. Lunar Calendar