Holidays and Festival Calendar December 2020

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

Holidays and Festivals List December 2020
Tuesday, 01World Aids Day
Wednesday, 02Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi
Friday, 04Navy Day
Monday, 07Kalashtami, Kalabhairav Jayanti
Thursday, 10Utpanna Ekadashi
Saturday, 12Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
Sunday, 13Masik Shivaratri
Monday, 14Margashirsha Amavasya, Somavati Amavasya
Tuesday, 15Dhanu Sankranti
Wednesday, 16Chandra Darshana
Friday, 18Vinayaka Chaturthi
Saturday, 19Vivah Panchami, Subrahmanya Sashti, Skanda Sashti
Sunday, 20Champa Shashthi
Tuesday, 22Masik Durgashtami
Friday, 25Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti, Vaikuntha Ekadashi,
Malaviya Jayanti, Merry Christmas
Saturday, 26Matsya Dwadashi
Sunday, 27Pradosh Vrat
Monday, 28Rohini Vrat
Tuesday, 29Dattatreya Jayanti
Wednesday, 30Margashirsha Purnima,
Annapurna Jayanti, Bhairavi Jayanti
Subh Muhurats December 2020
Marriage1, 7, 8, 9, 11
Griha Pravesh10, 16, 17, 23
Namakaran4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 31
Vehicle Pur.3, 4, 9, 10, 18, 20, 23, 27, 30
Property Pur.No Muhurat
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Festivals In December 2020

According to the Hindu lunar calendar, December 2020 starts from Margashirsha Krishna Paksha Pratipada and ends on Pausa Krishna Paksha Pratipada. Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi, Kalabhairav Jayanti, Vinayaka Chaturthi are some important festivals of this month.

Tuesday 01

  • World Aids Day: Rock the Ribbon Together this World AIDS Day World AIDS Day is on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

Thursday 03

  • Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi: Sankashti Chaturthi is an auspicious day dedicated to Ganesha. This day is observed in on the auspicious tithi of Margashirsha, Krishna Paksha Chaturthi

Friday 04

  • Navy Day: Navy Day in India is celebrated on 4 December every year to recognize the achievements and role of the Indian Navy to the country. 4 December was chosen as on that day in 1971, during Operation Trident, the Indian Navy sank four Pakistani vessels including PNS Khaibar, killing hundreds of Pakistani Navy personnel.

Monday 07

  • Kalashtami: The ‘Ashtami Tithi’ (8th day) after ‘Purnima’ (full moon) is considered to be the most suitable day to propitiate Lord Kaal Bhairav. On this day, Hindu devotees worship Lord Bhairav and keep a fast to please Him. There are a total of 12 Kalashtami observances in a year. It is celebrated on Margashirsha, Krishna Paksha Ashtami.
  • Kalabhairav Jayanti: It is observed on the ‘Ashtami’ (8th day) of the ‘Krishna Paksha’ (the period of the waning phase of moon) during the Hindu lunar month of ‘Kartik’. In the Gregorian calendar, this date corresponds to the months of mid-November to mid-December. The festival of Kalabhairav Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary of Kala Bhairav, the Hindu God of Time.

Thursday 10

  • Utpanna Ekadashi: Utpanna Ekadashi or ‘Uttpatti Ekadashi’ as it is also is known, is observed on the ‘Ekadashi’ (11th day) of the Krishna Paksha (the waning phase of moon) during the ‘Margashirsh’ month of the Hindu calendar.

Saturday 12

  • Shani Trayodashi: Thirteenth day of the Hindu calendar is called Trayodashi Tithi. Fortnight Trayodashi that falls on Saturday is called Shani Trayodasi or Shani Pradosh. Shani dev is considered as Lord of Saturday. It is a very auspicious day to perform puja, yagna or Tailabhishekam with gingelly oil to Lord Shani.
  • Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is observed on both Trayodashi Tithis, i.e. Shukla Paksha Trayodashi and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi, in the lunar month. Some people distinguish between Shukla and Krishna Paksha Pradosham.

Sunday 13

  • Masik Shivaratri: Shivaratri is a great festival of convergence between Shiva and Shakti. Each month, Chaturdashi Tithi during Krishna Paksha is known as Masik Shivaratri.

Monday 14

  • Margashirsha Amavasya – According to Hindu Calendar, Margashirsha Amavasya comes in Krishna Paksha of Margashirsha month. It is also known by the name of Agahan Amavasya. On this day, people perform Pitru Tarpan, bathing, charity and donation for the peaceful afterlife of their forefathers. Worshipping God Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi is also considered auspicious on this day.

Tuesday 15

  • Dhanu Sankranti: Dhanu Sankranti or Dhanu Sankraman is an auspicious day as per Hindu mythology and occurs when the Sun enters the Sagittarius sun sign or the dhanu Rashi. It is of special importance in the state of Orissa where this day is celebrated with great joy.

Wednesday 16

  • Chandra Darshana: Chandra Darshan is the first day of moon sighting after no moon day. In Hinduism, the new moon day is known as Amavasya and the first sighting of the moon after the new moon has religious significance. People observe a day-long fast and break it after sighting the new moon on Chandra Darshan day.

Friday 18

  • Vinayaka Chaturthi: Ganesh can also be known by the names Heramba, Ekadanta, Ganapati, Vinayaka, and Pillaiyar. Ganesh Chaturthi / Ganesh Puja is one of the widely celebrated Hindu festivals in the country. The blessings of this God are invoked at religious ceremonies since he is the one who can all difficulties to success, especially when people are commencing a new business or an enterprise.

Saturday 19

  • Vivah Panchami: On Vivah Panchami day, Lord Rama and Goddess Sita were married and this day is celebrated as the marriage anniversary of Rama and Sita.
  • Subrahmanya Sashti: Next Skanda Sashti after famous Soorasamharam is known as Subramanya Sashti. Subramanya Sashti is also known as Kukke Subramanya Sashti and falls during lunar month Margashirsha.
  • Skanda Sashti: Skanda is a popular Hindu deity especially among Tamil Hindus. Lord Skanda is the son of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In south India, Skanda is considered as the younger brother of Lord Ganesha while in north India Skanda is considered as the elder brother of Lord Ganesha. God Skanda is also known as Murugan, Kartikeyan, and Subramanya.

Sunday 20

  • Champa Sashti: Shasti is a very auspicious day for Hindus. They worship Lord Muruga on this day. ‘Shasti’ is the word derived from Sanskrit. It is referred to like six since ‘shasti’ is observed on the sixth day of the fifteen-day lunar cycle. According to the Hindu lunar calendar, ‘Shasti’ is observed on the sixth day after Amavasya(or Shukla Paksha phase).

Tuesday 22

  • Masik Durgashtami: Durgashtami fasting is observed every month during Ashtami Tithi of Shukla Paksha. On this day devotees of Goddess Durga worship Her and observe day-long fast.

Friday 25

  • Merry Christmas: Christmas day and the new year have no much difference because they both fall in the same week. Christmas is celebrated on 25th December of every year whereas New Year is celebrated on 1st January of every year. People want to wish their lovers, friends, families on this occasion. They search for merry Christmas and happy new year 2020 wishes over the internet.
  • Mokshada Ekadashi: Mokshada Ekadashi is popularly celebrated as ‘Gita Jayanti’ on the Ekadashi tithi (11th day) of Shukla Paksha (the waxing phase of moon) during the lunar month of ‘Margashira’. If you follow the Gregorian calendar it falls between the months of November to December. As the name reveals, the observer of Mokshada Ekadashi vrat will achieve liberation or ‘Moksha’ from the cycle of birth and death and reach to the divine abode of Lord Vishnu, ‘Vaikunth’.
  • Vaikuntha Ekadashi: Vaikunta Ekadashi is an auspicious day among all Vaishnavites (followers of Vishnu). This is commemorated on the Shukla Paksha Ekadashi that occurs during the Dhanu month in the Hindu calendar. This corresponds to the Gregorian calendar from December to January. On this day, the doors of the heaven of Vishnu’s inner gate are said to be opened. This day is very special in South India across all Vaishnava temples. In Kerala, Vaikuntha Ekadashi is celebrated as ‘Swargavathil Ekadashi’. 
  • Malaviya Jayanti: Malaviya was born in Allahabad, North-Western Provinces, India on 25 December 1861, in a Brahmin family to Pandit Baijnath and Moona Devi Malaviya.
  • Gita Jayanti: Gita Jayanti day symbolizes the birth of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita, the sacred text of the Hindus.

Saturday 26

  • Matsya Dwadashi: Matsya Dwadashi is dedicated to the Matsya Avatar of Sri Vishnu. It is observed on the 12th day of the waxing phase of moon in Kartik month by some communities and also on the 12th day of the waxing phase of moon in the Margashirsh month.

Sunday 27

  • Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is observed on both Trayodashi Tithis, i.e. Shukla Paksha Trayodashi and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi, in the lunar month. Some people distinguish between Shukla and Krishna Paksha Pradosham.

Monday 28

  • Rohini Vrat: This page provides a list of Rohini Vrat dates in the year 2020. Rohini vrat is very observed by women who want a long life for their husbands. Who observe Rohini vrat can get rid of sorrows and poverty.

Tuesday 29

  • Dattatreya Jayanti: Dattatreya Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Hindu deity encompassing the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, collectively known as Trimurti.

Wednesday 30

  • Margashirsha Purnima: Purnima December 2020 time begins from 07:54 am on December 29, 2020, and ends at 08:57 am on December 30, 2020. Purnima Vrat Date is on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. It comes in Margashirsha month, so we call it Margashirsha Purnima.
  • Bhairavi Jayanti– In 2020, Tripura Bhairavi Jayanti will be celebrated on 29/30th December. Devotees who worship Goddess Tripura attain success in their endeavors. She helps to overcome all the obstacles in life and directs her devotees toward the path of success. She is also known as Bhava Bandhan Mochan since worshipping her gives relief from all kinds of resistances.
  • Annapurna Jayanti: Annapurna Jayanti has observed annually on Purnima in the month of Margashirsha as per the Hindu lunar calendar.

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