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Indian - Swiss Festival calendar 2019

14 Jun 2019 11:27 AM | Priya Apte

Indo-Swiss Intercultural Calendar of Festivals and Holidays 2019 Dr. Satish Joshi, Zurich

January 01* Tue New Year’s Day 2019/Neujahr/Nouvel An (IND/R/CH)

January 05* Sat Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday 1666 (IND/R/S)

January 06* Sun Epiphany/Heilige Drei Könige/Epiphanie (CH/R/C)

January 14* Mon Makar Sankranti / Pongal / Lohri (IND/R/H)

January 26* Sat Indian Republic Day (IND)

January 30* Wed Mahatma Gandhi’s Death anniversary (IND)

February 10 Sun Vasant Panchami / Saraswati Puja (IND/R/H)

February 14* Thu Valentine’s Day/Valentinstag/Saint Valentin (IND/CH)

February 28 Thu Schmutziger Donnerstag in Luzern/Carneval à Lucerne (CH/R)

March 04 Mon Maha Shivratri (IND/R/H)

March 06 Wed Ash Wednesday/Aschermittwoch/Les Cendres (CH/R/C)

March 11 Mon Carnival in Basel/Morgenstreich = Fasnachtsmontag (CH/R

March 14* Thu Sikh New Year: Nanakshahi Calendar 550 (S)

March 20* Wed Jamshedi Navroz: Mazda Fasli New Year 1388 (P/IND/R)

March 20 Wed Hutashani=Holika Dahan=Holi (IND/H)

March 21 Thu Holi = Dhuleti = Vasantotsav = Spring Time (IND/H)

March 21 Thu Purim (Y) March 31 Sun Summer time begins from 02:00; Add 1hour/Sommerzeit/Heure d’été

April 01* Mon Bank Holiday – Annual Closing (IND)

April 06 Sat Gudi Padva, New Year in Maharashtra; Chaitri Shukladi New Year in South India, Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year, Shalivahan Shaka 1941; New Year in UP and North India; Marwadi New Year 2076; Cheti Chand (IND/R/H)

April 08 Mon Sechseläuten (ZRH) April 14 Sun Ram Navami (IND/R/H)

April 14 Sun Palm Sunday/Palmsonntag/Rameaux (CH/R/C)

April 14* Sun Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti (IND)

April 14* Sun Vishu ,New Year in Tulu Calendar, Kerala, Meshadi (IND/R)

April 14* Sun Baisakhi in Punjab (IND/R/S)

April 14 Sun Tamil New Year, Kaliyuga 5121 (IND/R/CH/H)

April 14 Sun Boisakhadi in Bengal Shatabd 1426 / Behag Bihu Assam (IND/R)

April 17 Wed Mahavir Jayanti (IND/J)

April 19 Fri Good Friday/Karfreitag/Vendredi Saint (IND/CH/C)

April 19 Fri Hanuman Jayanti _ Chaitri Purnima (IND/R/H) April 20 Sat Pessach = Passover (Y) April 21 Sun Easter/Ostern/Pâques (IND/R/CH/C)

April 22 Mon Easter Monday/Ostermontag/Lundi de Pâques (CH/R/C) May 01* Wed Labour Day = May Day/Tag der Arbeit/Fête de travail (IND/CH)

May 06 Mon First Day of Ramzan Month, Fasting begins (IND/CH/R/M

May 12 Sun Mother’s Day/Muttertag/Fête des mères (CH/IND)

May 18 Sat Buddha Jayanti/Vaisakhi Punam/Vesak (IND/B/H)

May 30 Thu Ascension Day/Auffahrt/Ascension (CH/C)

June 05 Wed Id-ul-Fitr = Ramazan Id = End of Ramzan month (IND/M)

June 09 Sun Whitsuntide = Pentecost/Pfingsten/Pentecôte (CH/C)

June 10 Mon Whit Monday = Pentacost Monday/Pfingstmontag/Lundi de Pentecôte

June 20 Thu Corpus Christi/Fronleichnam/Fête-Dieu (CH/C/R)

July 04 Thu Rath Yatra (IND/R/H)

July 16 Tue Guru Purnima (IND/H/B)

August 01* Thu Swiss National Day/Nationalfeiertag/Fête nationale (CH)

August 05 Mon Nag Panchami (IND/R/H)

August 11 Sun Id-ul-Adha = Id-ul-Zuha = Id El Hajj = Bakr Id (IND/M)

August 15* Thu Indian Independence Day (IND)

August 15* Thu Assumption Day/Maria Himmelfahrt/Asomption (CH/R/C)

August 15 Thu Raksha Bandhan = Nariyeri Purnima (IND/R/H)

August 17 Fri Pateti, Navroz, Parsi NewYear:Shehanshahi 1389 (IND/R/P)

August 24 Sat KrishnaJanmashtami (IND/H)

August 25 Sun Nandmahotsav (IND/H)

August 31 Sat Moharam Muslim New Year Hizri1441 /Islamisches Neujahr/Nouvel An Islamique (M)

September 02 Mon Ganesh Chaturthi = Ganesh Sthapana (IND/H)

September 03 Tue Paryushana Parva: Eighth Day / Samvatsari (J)

September 05 Thu Jeûne Genevois (C/GVA)

September 09 Mon Knabenschiessen (ZRH)

September 10 Tue Onam (IND/R/H)

September 10 Tue Moharam/Taziya/Roz I Ashura/Mourning Day (M)

September 12 Thu Anant Chaturdashi = Ganesh Visarjan (IND/H)

September 15 Sun Federal Day of Prayer/Eidg. Bettag/Jeûne Fédéral (CH/C)

September 28 Sat Sarva Pitru Shraadtha, Amavasya (IND/R/H/B)

September 29 Sun Navaratri starts (IND/H)

September 30 Mon Rosh ha-Schana, Jewish New Year 5780 (Y)

October 02* Wed Gandhi Jayanti (IND/CH)

October 06 Sun Maha Ashtami = Durgashtami (IND/R/H)

October 08 Tue Dussehra = Vijaya Dashami (IND/H)

October 09 Wed Yom Kippur (Y)

October 13 Sun Sharad Punam = Kojagari Purnima (IND/R)

October 17 Thu Karva Choth (IND/R)

October 27 Sun End of Summer Time. At 03:00 reduce 1 hour/Ende Sommerzeit=Beginn Winterzeit/ Heure d’hiver (CH)

October 27 Sun Diwali = Dipawali=Laxmi Puja = Sharada Puja (IND/H/S/J)

October 28 Mon New Year Vikram Samvat 2076 / Govardhan Puja(IND/R/H)

October 28 Mon New Year Mahavir Samvat 2546 (J)

October 29 Tue Bhai Bij = Bhau Duj (IND)

November 01* Fri All Saints’ Day/Allerheiligen/Le toussaint (CH/R/C)

November 03 Sun Reformation Day/Reformationstag/Fête de Ref. (CH/R/C)

November 10 Sun Id-e-Milad = Mevlid/Birthday of Prophet Mohammed, 570 (IND/M) November 12 Tue Guru Nanak Jayanti, 1469, Kartik Purnima = Dev Diwali (S)

November 25 Mon Ziebelmärit in Berne (CH/R) December 08* Sun Immaculate Conception/Maria Empfängnis/Immaculée Conc. (CH/R/C)

December 12* Thu Escalade (GVA)

December 24* Tue Christmas Eve = Holy Night/Heiliger Abend/la veille de Noël (CH/C)

December 25* Wed Christmas Day/Weihnachten/Noël (IND/CH/C)

December 26* Thu St. Stephen’s Day/Stephanstag/Saint Etienne (CH/C)

December 31* Tue New Year’s Eve 2019→2020/Silvester/saint-Sylvestre (IND/CH) (B) Buddhist, (C) Christian, (H) Hindu, (J) Jain, (M) Muslim, (P) Parsi, (S) Sikh, (Y) Yehudi or Jewish, (R) Regional, (IND) All-India, (CH ) Switzerland, (GVA) Geneva, (ZRH ) Zurich * = Same date every year for this festival NB: Religious dates are subject to regional and institutional variations. Provide ± 1 day Dr. Satish Joshi, Zurich writes and lectures on Indian culture and religions ( satish.joshi@alumni.ethz.ch) Indo-Swiss Calendar 2019.doc / 31.DEC.2018