Festivals in October 2022

Festivals in October
Dugra puja (October 1, 2022) The festival of Durga Puja is celebrated as the victory of the Hindu goddess Durga over the evil demon Mahishasura. Therefore, the festival of Durga Puja is also considered as the victory of good over evil.

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti (October 2, 2022) The full name of Mahatma Gandhi is Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi and he was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat. He is also addressed as the Father of the Nation, Bapu. ... that is why Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated as a national holiday on his birthday i.e. on 2nd October.

Maha Ashtami (October 3, 2022) The eighth day of Navratri or Durgotsav is known as Durgashtami. According to Hinduism, it is one of the most auspicious days of Durgotsav, also known as Maha Ashtami.

Yom Kippur (October 4, 2022) A Jew is expected on this day to pray for the forgiveness of sins between man and God and to rectify the wrongs done to his companions. The main rituals of Yom Kippur are long devotional services and a 25-hour fast which are also followed by people of other religions. It is the biggest festival in terms of popularity

Dussehra (October 5, 2022) Dussehra (Vijayadashami or Ayudh-worship) is a major festival of Hindus. Lord Rama killed Ravana on this day and Goddess Durga defeated Mahishasura after nine nights and ten days of the war. It is celebrated as the victory of truth over falsehood.

Birthday of Guru Ram Das (October 9, 2022) Guru Ram Das Jayanti is a huge festival for all the Sikhs around the world. This day is the birth anniversary of the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das, who was the founder of Amritsar city. This festival is celebrated all over the country as Gurupurab. This day commemorates the great deeds and teachings of the Guru as well as his birth anniversary.

Karwa Chauth (October 13, 2022) Karva Chauth is a major festival of Hindus. It is a festival celebrated in Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan of India. On this day all married women stay hungry and thirsty for their husbands throughout the day and see the moon at night and break the fast. This fast strengthens the bond of love between husband and wife.

Dhanteras (October 23, 2022) Dhanteras is a famous festival celebrated in Hinduism. This festival is celebrated two days before Diwali. Lord Dhanvantari was born on the day of Trayodashi (13th day) of Kartik Krishna Paksha. For this reason, this date is also known as 'Dhanteras' or 'Dhantrayodashi'.

Kali Puja (October 24, 2022) Dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, this festival is celebrated on the new moon day of the month of Kartik, that is, on the same day as the festival of Diwali and Lakshmi Puja is celebrated all over India.

Deepavali (October 24, 2022) This festival is celebrated by people of almost all religions. Many days before the arrival of this festival, the painting and decoration of houses start. New clothes are made to wear these days, sweets are made. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on this day so houses are decorated for her arrival and welcome.

Govardhan Pooja (October 26, 2022) Govardhan Puja is celebrated on the Pratipada of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month on the second day of Deepawali. On this auspicious day, Govardhan Parvat and Lord Shri Krishna are worshipped by the people of India. This festival is mostly celebrated in Uttar Pradesh. Cows are also worshipped on this wonderful day because Lord Krishna loves cows.

Bhaidooj (October 26, 2022) The festival of Bhai Dooj is celebrated two days after Diwali. This festival is also called Yama Dwitiya, on this day there is a law to worship the god of death, Yamraj and his sister the Yamuna. Like Rakhi, this festival is also dedicated to brother and sister. On this day brothers visit their sisters at their homes.

Chhath Puja (October 28, 2022) This festival includes a holy bath, fasting, standing in water for a long time, offering prasad and arghya. The tradition of this festival is very difficult.

Halloween (October 31, 2022) Halloween is observed on 31st October, every year. It is a festival of fun, usually celebrated in the countries of the west such as Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Now, this festival has gained popularity in India too. The ancestors of the Scottish people and the Irish welsh were known as the Celts and the 31st of October happens to be the eve of the Celtic New Year. There is a belief among the people that on this day, ghosts mingle with living beings. So, people dress themselves up as ghosts to look like the dead souls and also make food for the ghosts. Now, Halloween is more of a celebration for the children, who dress up as ghosts on this day and engage in different sorts of fun activities in cities like Goa.

Last Updated on February 15, 2022