Festivals of India, September - 2019

Fairs / Festivals September 2019
Month Festival Place
September 1, 2019 Onam Kerala
September 2, 2019 Ganesh Chaturthi All India
September 5, 2019 Teacher's Day All India
September 29, 2019 Navratri All India

 

India, the most colourful country in the world with diverse culture celebrates life every day of the year. September is a month for some amazing festivals and fairs. Let’s take a peek into them

Ganesh Chaturthi

When: 02 - 12 Sep.

Ganesh Chaturthi, the spectacular festival which commemorates the birth of Lord Ganesh, is one of the most popular festivals in India. Lord Ganesha is known to be “Vighnaharta”, the lord who takes all your pains away. He is worshipped for his ability to remove obstacles and bring good fortune in life.

 

Ganesh Chaturthi Calendar
Date Day Year
13 September Thursday 2018
2 September Monday 2019
22 August Saturday 2020
10 September Friday 2021


Teachers' Day

When: 05 Sep.

Teachers' Day is celebrated every year on September 5 in India so as to commemorate the birth of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishan, the second President of the nation. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan was a philosopher and a great teacher whose contribution toward the Indian education system is undeniable.

Teachers' Day is celebrated in every school and college in India. A wide range of activities are performed on this special occasion. Right from gifts, flowers, and a note of appreciation to plan a Teachers' Day party, you can do everything to show how much you appreciate all that your teachers have done for you.

 

Teachers' Day Calendar
Date Day Year
5 September Wednesday 2018
5 September Thursday 2019
5 September Saturday 2020
5 September Sunday 2021

Navaratri

When: 29 Sep. - 7 Oct.

Navratri, which means the nine nights, is an important festival celebrated in India. It is on this day that Goddess Durga and her various incarnations are brought home and worshipped. The festivities continue for nine days. The festival is celebrated all over India with full fervor and enthusiasm. It begins on the day of Mahalaya (new moon) and concludes on Dussehra.

Celebrations: During Navratri, people fast for nine long days and consume only satvik (vegetarian food prepared without onions and garlic) food when they break the fast at the end of each day. In the evening and till late night the goddess is again worshipped in the form of dandiya and raas garba, where everyone dressed in their finest traditional clothes dance all night long, in large areas arranged for the event. During Navratri, festivities take place all over India. In Gujarat Garba is played by Dandiya, in West Bengal, huge poojas are organized, in North India people perform folk dance and organize Ramayana plays.

What to do and what not to do during Navratri?

To do -
Visit the temple daily during Navratri to seek the blessings of the Goddess.
Offer water to people who are thirsty, especially during Navratri.
Clean your surroundings and wear clean clothes.
Fasting is an integral part of Navratri so one should keep a fast during the nine days.

Not to do -
Avoid consuming alcohol.
Avoid eating non-vegetarian food.
Avoid lying or hurting anyone.

 

Navaratri Calendar
Date Day Year
1 - 11 October Saturday 2016
21 - 29 September Thursday 2017
10 - 18 October Wednesday 2018
29 Sep. - 7 Oct Sunday 2019
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