Holidays and Festival Calendar April 2020

Indian Holidays and Festival Calendar for April 2020 with subh muhurats of the month. List of April 2020 holidays and Indian festivals.

Holidays and Festivals List April 2020
Wednesday, 01 AprilMasik Durgashtami, Ashoka Ashtami, April Fool’s Day
Thursday, 02 AprilRam Navami, Tara Jayanti, Swaminarayan Jayanti
Saturday, 04 AprilKamada Ekadashi
Sunday, 05 AprilVamana Dwadashi, Pradosh Vrat
Monday, 06 AprilMahavir Jayanti
Tuesday, 07 AprilChaitra Purnima Vrat
Wednesday, 08 AprilHanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima
Thursday, 09 AprilMaundy Thursday
Friday, 10 AprilGood Friday
Sunday, 12 AprilEaster
Monday, 13 AprilBaisakhi, Mesha Sankranti, Solar New Year
Tuesday, 14 AprilAmbedkar Jayanti, Kalashtami
Saturday, 18 AprilVaruthini Ekadashi, Vallabhacharya Jayanti
Monday, 20 AprilPradosh Vrat
Tuesday, 21 AprilMasik Shivaratri
Wednesday, 22 AprilVaishakha Amavasya, Earth Day
Friday, 24 AprilChandra Darshan, Ramadan Fasting Starts
Saturday, 25 AprilParashurama Jayanti
Sunday, 26 AprilAkshaya Tritiya, Matangi Jayanti, Rohini Vrat
Tuesday, 28 AprilSurdas Jayanti, Ramanuja Jayanti, Shankaracharya Jayanti, Skanda Sashti
Thursday, 30 AprilGanga Saptami
Subh Muhurats April 2020
Marriage14, 15, 25, 26
Namakaran3, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30
Vehicle Purchase1, 3, 8, 16, 17, 26, 27, 29, 30
Property Purchase25, 27
Mundan3, 9, 16, 17, 27, 29, 30
Griha Pravesh3
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Festivals in April 2020

According to the Hindu lunar calendar, April 2020 starts from Chaitra Sukla Paksha Ashtami and ends in Vaisakha Shukla Paksha Saptami. Rama Navami, Hanuman Jayanti, Baisakhi, and Akshaya Tritiya are some important festivals of this month.

Wednesday, 01 April

Masik Durgashtami
Durgashtami is a very auspicious vrat and is observed every month during Shukla Paksha Ashtami. Observers/ Vratees observe fast on this day from morning to evening.
Ashoka Ashtami
Ashoka Ashtami is an auspicious Hindu festival devoted to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is observed on Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Ashtami.
April Fool's Day
April Fool’s Day is an annual custom on April 1, consisting of practical jokes and hoaxes.

Thursday, 02 April

Rama Navami
Ram Navami a Hindu spring festival, dedicated to Lord Rama, celebrated on the ninth and last day of Chaitra Navratri in the month of March/April. This festivity marks the arrival of the spring season and solemnizes as the birth anniversary of the divinity. As per the Hindu Mythology, this sacred 9th day of Navratri is dedicated to one of Lord Vishnu’s incarnations (avatar) Lord Rama. Ram Navami is the holy festival of great importance for the ardent devotees of Lord Rama.
Tara Jayanti
On the auspicious day of tara Jayanti dus maha vidya Mata tara tantric puja is carried out in a grand way by vamtantra sadhaks. Mahatara Jayanti is celebrated with a lot of excitement and observe on the shubh tithi of Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Navami.
Swaminarayan Jayanti
Swaminarayan was born on 3 April 1781 in Chhapaiya. This day is annually celebrated as Swaminarayan Jayanti by his followers.

Saturday, 04 April

Kamada Ekadashi
Kamada Ekadasi falls on the 11th lunar day (Ekadashi) of the fortnight of the waxing moon in the Hindu month of Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Ekadashi. It is the first ekadashi after the Hindu New Year. After taking bath in the morning of Kamada ekadashi, the devotee observes a fast. Worship is also offered to Vishnu in the form of Krishna, often in a nearby temple.

Sunday, 05 April

Vamana Dwadashi
Vamana Dwadashi is celebrated on Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Dwadashi. Lord Vamana is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu’s and Devotees must observe a strict fast on this auspicious day while offering pooja to Lord Vishnu.
Pradosh Vrat
Pradosh Vrat is also known as Pradosham and marks as a major sacred observation by Hindus. The Pradosh fasting and rituals are observed on the 13th day of a lunar fortnight which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Monday, 06 April

Mahavir Jayanti
Mahavir Janma Kalyanak is one of the most important religious festivals in Jainism. It celebrates the birth of Mahavir, the twenty-fourth and last Tirthankara of present Avasarpiṇī. Every year Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated on Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Trayodashi.

Tuesday, 07 April

Chaitra Purnima Vrat
Purnima fast is also of special importance among Hindus. According to the Puranas, every wish is fulfilled by observing this fast.

Wednesday, 08 April

Hanuman Jayanti
Hanuman Jayanti celebrates the birth of Lord Sri Hanuman. Lord Hanuman was born to Kesari and Anjani on the Chaitra Shukla Purnima. Lord Hanuman is believed to be invincible and immortal as well. People believe that worshiping him with all your heart can never go vague as he is the only God who is still alive and lives somewhere on the Earth.
Chaitra Purnima
Chaitra Full Moon, also known as Chitra Purnima, occurs when the Sun is in an exalted position and observed on the auspicious tithi of Chaitra, Shukla Paksha Purnima.

Thursday, 09 April

Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Washing of the Feet and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles, as described in the canonical gospels.

Friday, 10 April

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death as narrated in the Holy Book, The Bible. The Good Friday holiday is celebrated in the Holy week, two days before Easter Sunday.

Sunday, 12 April

Easter is the time of the Christian year when Christians remember the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The first Jewish Christians added Easter celebrations to the Passover festival and because Jesus rose from the dead on a Sunday, so Easter Day became the first Sunday.

Monday, 13 April

Baisakhi is a historical and religious festival in Hinduism and Sikhism. It is usually celebrated on Vaisakha, Krishna Paksha Sashti.
Mesha Sankranti
Mesha Sankranti refers to the first day of the solar cycle year, which is the solar New Year in the Hindu lunisolar calendar. It falls on Vaisakha, Krishna Paksha Sashti.

Tuesday, 14 April

Ambedkar Jayanti
Every year on April 14, Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the memory of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
Kalashtami falls on Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi. It is observed basically on the 8th day of the falling phase of the full- moon (Asthami after Purnima).

Saturday, 18 April

Varuthini Ekadashi
Varuthini Ekadashi or ‘Baruthani Ekadashi’ as it is also known as a holy fasting day for Hindus that is observed on the Vaisakha, Krishna Paksha Ekadashi.
Vallabhacharya Jayanti
Shri Vallabh Acharya Jayanti – It is celebrated on the Vaisakha, Krishna Paksha Ekadashi fortnight of the waning moon of Hindu Vaishakha month.

Monday, 20 April

Pradosh Vrat
Pradosh Vrat is also known as Pradosham and marks as a major sacred observation by Hindus. The Pradosh fasting and rituals are observed on the 13th day of a lunar fortnight which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Tuesday, 21 April

Masik Shivratri
Masik Shivratri is an auspicious Hindu Festival, celebrated to pay reverence to invincible Lord of the Lords – Shiva. It is monthly solemnized on ‘Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi- the fourteenth day of the lunar month during the waning phase.

Wednesday, 22 April

Vaishakha Amavasya
Vaishakha Amavasya gets its name from the Vaishakha month of the Hindu calendar and is called so because it falls in this month.
Earth Day
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.

Friday, 24 April

Chandra Darshan
The day after Amavasya is known as Chandra Darshan and it is one of the most important Navagras of Hinduism. It will be observed on Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Pratipada.
Ramadan Fasting Starts
Ramadan (also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a time when Muslims around the world focus on prayer, fasting, giving to charity, and religious devotion.

Saturday, 25 April

Parashurama Jayanti
Parashurama Jayanti is a regional Indian holiday that is observed on Tritiya (third day) of the Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Dwitiya.

Sunday, 26 April

Akshaya Tritiya
Akshaya Tritiya is also known as Akha Teej and is highly auspicious for Hindus as well as Jains. It falls during Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the month of Vaishakha. This day is considered to be very auspicious as the Sun and the Moon are at the height of their brightness on this day.
Matangi Jayanti
Shri Matangi Jayanti will be celebrated on 26th April. Devotees perform puja and religious ceremonies in the dedication of Goddess Matangi and observed on Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Tritiya.
Rohini Vrat
Rohini Vrat is observed by the women who want a long life for their husbands. Rohini vrat will be observed on the tithi of Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Tritiya.

Tuesday, 28 April

Surdas Jayanti
Surdas Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of poet Surdas who was renowned for his poems and songs adulating lord Krishna. He is believed to have been blind from birth and falls on the shubh tithi of Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Panchami.
Ramanuja Jayanti
Ramanujacharya was an exponentially knowledgeable and versed philosopher. It is celebrated on Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Panchami.
Shankaracharya Jayanti
Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti is observed as the birth anniversary of Indian Guru and philosopher Adi Shankara. Every year it falls on Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Panchami.
Skanda Sashti
It is a Holy Day for Hindus dedicated to Lord Murugan or Karttikeya prosperous tithi of Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Sashti. It is one of the renowned and auspicious occasions celebrated in the Indian State.

Thursday, 30 April

Ganga Saptami
Ganga Saptami is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. This day is also known as Ganga Pujan and Ganga Jayanti as Ganga was reborn on this day and observed on Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Saptami.

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