Holidays and Festival Calendar May 2020

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

Holidays and Festivals List May 2020
Friday, 01International Workers’ Day, Bagalamukhi Jayanti,
Masik Durgashtami, Maharashtra Day
Saturday, 02Sita Navami
Sunday, 03Mohini Ekadashi, World Laughter Day
Monday, 04Parashuram Dwadasi
Tuesday, 05Pradosh Vrat
Wednesday, 06Narasimha Jayanti, Chhinnamasta Jayanti
Thursday, 07Vaishakha Purnima, Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti,
Kurma Jayanti, Buddha Purnima
Friday, 08Narada Jayanthi
Sunday, 10Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi, Mother’s Day
Thursday, 14Kalashtami, Vrishabha Sankranti
Monday, 18Apara Ekadashi, Bhadrakali Jayanti
Tuesday, 19Pradosh Vrat
Wednesday, 20Masik Shivratri
Friday, 22Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti,
Vat Savitri Vrat, Jamat Ul-Vida
Saturday, 23Rohini Vrat
Sunday, 24Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr), Chandra Darshan
Monday, 25Maharana Pratap Jayanti
Tuesday, 26Vinayaka Chaturthi
Thursday, 28Skanda Sashti
Saturday, 30Masik Durgashtami, Dhumavati Jayanti
Sunday, 31Mahesh Navami, World No Tobacco Day
Subh Muhurats May 2020
Marriage2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24
Namakaran3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 27, 31
Mundan6, 7, 13, 20, 27
Property Purchase7, 8, 28
Vehicle Purchase6, 7, 8, 14, 27
Griha Pravesh8, 18, 23
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Festivals In May 2020

According to the Hindu lunar calendar, May 2020 starts from Vaisakha Shukla Paksha Ashtami and ends in Jyestha Shukla Paksha Navami. Sita Navami, Buddha Purnima, Shani Jayanti, and Vat Savitri Vrat are some important festivals of this month.

Friday, 01

  • International Workers’ Day: May Day, also called Workers’ Day or International Workers’ Day, the day commemorating the historic struggles and gains made by workers and the labor movement, observed in many countries on May 1.
  • Bagalamukhi Jayanti: Goddess Baglamukhi is also known as Pitambara Devi. The birth anniversary of Mata Bagalamukhi is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India by the devotees. Every year it is celebrated on Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Ashtami.
  • Masik Durgashtami: Durgashtami is a very auspicious vrat and is observed every month during Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Ashtami. Observers/ Vratees observe fast on this day from morning to evening.
  • Maharashtra Day: Maharashtra Day, commonly known as Maharashtra Din is a state holiday in the Indian state of Maharashtra, commemorating the formation of the state of Maharashtra from the division of the Bombay State on 1 May 1960.

Saturday, 02

  • Sita Navami: The pious festival of Sita Navami celebrates the birth of Goddess Sita, who was an incarnation of Lakshmi and the consort of Lord Rama. Sita Navami is the avatar divas of Ayodhya queen Devi Sita, the daughter of Mithila King Janaka and queen Sunayna is observed on Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Navami.

Sunday, 03

  • Mohini Ekadashi: Mohini Ekadashi falls on the Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Dashami. Mohini Ekadashi fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. According to Vishnu Puran, if a person follows a fast on Mohini Ekadashi, he gets liberation from the bonds of attachment.
  • World Laughter Day: World Laughter Day takes place on the first Sunday of May of every year. The first celebration was on January 10, 1998, in Mumbai, India, and was arranged by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.

Monday, 04

  • Parashuram Dwadashi: Parashuram Dwadashi Vrata is observed on the twelfth day of the Shukla Paksha in Vaisakh month. Devotees observe a strict fast on this day. A brave warrior sage, Lord Parashuram, had earned his divine axe as a blessing from Lord Shiva on the day of Parashuram Dwadashi.

Tuesday, 05

  • Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is a Hindu vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and observed on shubh tithi of Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Trayodashi.

Wednesday, 06

  • Narasimha Jayanti: Narsimha Jayanti is another important festival among the Hindus and is celebrated on Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi. Narasimha was the fourth Avatar of Lord Vishnu. 
  • Chhinnamasta Jayanti: Mata Chinnamasta Jayanti is celebrated on the Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi. Chinnamastika Devi is one of the most worshipped goddesses who is the fifth of the Dasa Mahavidya.

Thursday, 07

  • Vaishakha Purnima: Vaishakha Purnima is known as “vaikasi vishakam” in Tamil Nadu which is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Murugan. Every year it is celebrated on the auspicious tithi of Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Purnima.
  • Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti: Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta on 7 May 1981. He started to write poetry when he was 8 and by the age of 16. Rabindranath Tagore is the only person to have written the national anthems for two different countries.
  • Kurma Jayanti: Kurma Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the incarnation of Lord Vishnu as Kurma or tortoise. According to the Hindu calendar, it falls on the Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Purnima.
  • Buddha Purnima: Buddha Jayanti, also known as Buddha Purnima, celebrates the birthday of Lord Buddha. Gautama Buddha whose birth name was Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual teacher on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. Every year it falls on Vaisakha, Shukla Paksha Purnima.

Friday, 08

  • Narada Jayanthi: Narada Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Devrishi Narada Muni. According to Vedic Puranas and mythologies Devrishi Narada it is observed on the shubh tithi of Jyestha, Krishna Paksha Pratipada.

Sunday, 10

  • Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi: Sankashti Chaturthi is an auspicious day dedicated to Ganesha. This day is observed on Jyestha, Krishna Paksha Chaturthi. It is believed that worship of Ekadanta Ganapati is very meritorious, especially so, if he is worshipped on Sankashti Chaturthi day.
  • Mother’s Day: Mother’s Day celebrates motherhood and the contribution of mothers in society. The holiday is celebrated worldwide as an international day. The International Mother’s Day is observed on the second Sunday in May every year.

Thursday, 14

  • Vrishabha Sankranti: In the Hindu Solar Calendar, the festival of Vrishabha Sankranti marks the onset of the second month. Vrishabha Sankranti is celebrated with devotion on Jyestha, Krishna Paksha Saptami.
  • Kalashtami: Kalashtami is a Hindu festival dedicated to the birthday of Lord Bhairva and is observed every year on the tithi of Jyestha, Krishna Paksha Ashtami.

Monday, 18

  • Apara Ekadashi: Apara Ekadashi is a fasting day for Hindus that is observed on the Jyestha, Krishna Paksha Ekadashi. Apara Ekadashi is also dedicated to worshipping Lord Vishnu. Apara Ekadashi is one of the most auspicious days of fast dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
  • Bhadrakali Jayanti: Bhadrakali Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary of Goddess Bhadrakali. She is one of the fierce forms of the Great Goddess Shakti or Adi Parashakti. It is observed on the Jyestha, Krishna Paksha Ekadashi.

Tuesday, 19

  • Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is a Hindu vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and observed on the auspicious tithi of Jyestha, Krishna Paksha Trayodashi.

Wednesday, 20

  • Masik Shivratri: Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva on the tithi Jyestha, Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi.

Friday, 22

  • Jyeshtha Amavasya: Jyeshtha Amavasya as the name suggests, is the no moon night that is observed in the Hindu month of Jyeshtha. It is a significant day as many rituals are performed only on Amavasya Tithi.
  • Vat Savitri Vrat: Vat Savitri fast is considered to be fasting for good luck and aiding in the attainment of children. The fast is dedicated to Savitri, who saved her husband Satyavan from being taken by the death god and observed on Jyestha, Krishna Paksha Amavasya.
  • Shani Jayanti: Lord Shani is the son of Sun (Surya) and rules the planet Saturn. However, in the South of India, Shani Jayanti is celebrated on Jyestha, Shukla Paksha Amavasya.
  • Jamat Ul-Vida: Jumu’ah Al-Widaa is the last Friday in the month of Ramadan before Eid-ul-Fitr. Muslim people, along with their regular Friday Namaaz, perform special prayer by reading the Holy Quran throughout the day. This Friday is the blessed and most auspicious day than other days.

Saturday, 23

  • 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 Jyestha, Shukla Paksha Pratipada.

Sunday, 24

  • Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr): Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and is celebrated during the first three days of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims observe a complete fast from dawn until sunset. The observance of the sawm Ramadan, considered to be the fourth pillar of Islam.
  • 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 Jyestha, Shukla Paksha Pratipada.

Monday, 25

  • Maharana Pratap Jayanti: Maharana Pratap Jayanti is a festival celebrated in remembrance of Maharana Pratap Singh, a Rajput king of Mewar. However, the birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap is celebrated as per the Hindu calendar and falls on Jyestha, Shukla Paksha Tritiya.

Tuesday, 26

  • Vinayaka Chaturthi: Vinayaka Chaturthi is also known as Ganesh Chaturthi and it falls on the auspicious tithi of Jyestha, Shukla Paksha Chaturthi. It is one of the most anticipated and lively festivals in India.

Thursday, 28

  • Skanda SashtiIt is a Holy Day for Hindus dedicated to Lord Murugan or Karttikeya prosperous tithi of Jyestha, Shukla Paksha Sashti. It is one of the renowned and auspicious occasions celebrated in the Indian State.

Saturday, 30

  • Masik Durgashtami: Durgashtami is a very auspicious vrat and is observed on Jyestha, Shukla Paksha Ashtami. Observers/ Vratees observe fast on this day from morning to evening.
  • Dhumavati Jayanti: Dhumavati Jayanti falls on Ashtami (eighth day) during Shukla Paksha in Jyeshtha month. Goddess Dhumavati is an incarnation of Goddess Durga. Dhumavati is the seventh embodiment of Maa Durga.

Sunday, 31

  • Mahesh Navami: Mahesh Navami is the biggest festival of the Maheshwari community. According to the Hindu calendar, every year, the Navami of the Shukla Paksha of the month of Jyeshtha is celebrated with the celebration of “Mahesh Navami”.
  • World No Tobacco Day: Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.

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