Holiday Navratri
Mon, Sep 26, 2022

Navratri

Navratri is a Hindu holiday celebrated annually, according to the lunar calendar. In 2022, it falls on September 26th. There are no uniform customs and traditions in India regarding the celebration; each region has its own rules. In some regions, the holiday is dedicated to the victory of Durga Puja over the demon, in others – the victory of Rama over the leader of the demons.

History

This special event is connected to the legend of Lord Rama, and the goddess Durga’s battle with the demon Mahishasura.

Interesting Facts

  • Navratri celebrates the goddess Durga and symbolizes the victory of good over evil.
  • The battle between the goddess and the demon lasted 10 days, so Navratri lasts 10 days – the celebration begins on September 26th and ends on October 5th.
  • On each day of the holiday, a festival is held, which corresponds to a certain color, symbolizing a character trait of the goddess.
  • The main dances of Navratri are Garba and Raas.

How to take part

Try to perform traditional dances for the holiday or attend a relevant performance. Keep a fast or a light diet until sunset, and at sunset you can eat a full meal. Pray to the deities who bring abundance, joy, and happiness.

When is Navratri celebrated in 2022?

Navratri is observed every year according to the lunar calendar.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Monday September 26 2022
Sunday October 15 2023
Thursday October 3 2024
Monday September 22 2025

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