Festivals are very important and support deeper concepts within various cultures and traditions. More information on the Sanskrit language is available by clicking on the menu bar to the left of the screen.
Knowing festival dates is essential in planning programmes of study, arranging visits and accommodating student’s individual religious needs.
The Hindu calendar is lunar-solar and dates vary each year, with up to a month between the earliest and latest possible dates (by our Gregorian calendar).
Therefore, having an accurate and up-to-date calendar is essential
- For a list of main dates from 2009 until 2030, please download here
- For more information on the Hindu Calendar, download here
Hindu festival dates and times differ according to region, denomination and favoured astrological system. Most dates vary by no more than one day. However, please double check them before organising trips or making other important decisions.
While making every endeavour to ensure accuracy, we cannot take responsibility for mishaps that occur due to consulting our calendar.
The following fact sheets are available for both student and teacher.
Teaching about Hinduism can be challenging and rewarding. The many categories of deities are sometimes confusing but can also be opportunities for profound discussion.
Hindu philosophy is extensive, but most suitable for promoting critical, reflective thought. More than anything, Hinduism embraces all the senses, and makes for exciting learning!
The following ‘learning experiences’ are samples only and teachers are encouraged to use and modify them to enhance their own initiative and creativity.
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