Festivals to Celebrate this January 2022•
Posted on January 09 2022
Every ethnicity in India seems to have its own set of festivals and each one depicts our richness in cultural diversity. We have a plethora of festivals showing traditions and happiness. Every location and culture eagerly anticipates festivals. People follow religious beliefs and traditions. Fasting and providing free meals are all popular traditions associated with these special events in our festival calendar.
- Masik Shivaratri (1 January 2022) – People choose to perform this puja at midnight. The celebration of Masik Shivratri is the simplest method to gain Lord Shiva's blessings. Married women do fasting for their partners' health and wellbeing. Unmarried women pray to Lord Shiva in the hopes of finding a suitable partner.
- Pausha Amavasya (2 January 2022) – According to the Hindu calendar, Amavasya Tithi is an important day since numerous rituals and fasts occur. Diwali occurs on the month of Kartik in the Indian Calendar. Pausha Amavasya is the Hindu month of Paush month's Amavasya day. As per the Gregorian calendar, the day comes in December or January.
- Chandra Darshana (4 January 2022) – Chandra Darshan is when the moon becomes visible after Amavasya. The festival has great religious importance in Hinduism. Believers worship Lord Moon and give special prayers. The seeing of the moon immediately after the Amavasya is exceedingly lucky.
- Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti (9 January 2022) – Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti commemorates Guru Gobind Singh's birth and accomplishments. People acknowledge his significance as a holy warrior leader as the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. He was a Guru because of his significant contribution to Sikh theology. The establishment of the Khalsa Panth and the maintenance of morality in daily life were his main principles.
- Lohri (13 January 2022) – The Lohri celebration heralds the start of the harvest season in India. Lohri is a Hindu festival that honors the end of winter. It occurs on the shortest day every year. The longest night of the year represents Lohri, and the day after it is Maghi. It is a celebration to express gratitude for allowing for a plentiful harvest.
- Pongal (14 January 2022) – Farmers show gratitude towards Lord Sun and Lord Indra during the festival. It is mainly a celebration of a bountiful harvest. Special decorations, ceremonies, and food are all part of it. The primary day of the celebrations is Thai Pongal, which coincides with the festival of Makar Sankranti.
- Makar Sankranti (14 January 2022) – Makar Sankranti is among Hinduism's most important festivals. The sun becomes Uttarayan and enters Capricorn. Activities like bathing and charity are crucial on this day. In different cities, this festival has different names. People believe that the benefits of donations become several times valuable than on other days. Sun encounters Shani during Makar Sankranti.
- Magh Bihu (15 January 2022) – As per the Bengali calendar, the celebration occurs on the first day of the month of Magh. The festivities in Assam, which are similar to Sankranti, last for a week. The festival of Magh Bihu represents feasts and bonfires. A day before Magh Bihu is Uruka. It is also the last day of the Assamese calendar for the month of Poush.
- Darsha Amavasya (31 January 2022) – Darsha Amavasya is the Hindu calendar's no moon night. The moon remains invisible on this night. It has a significant religious significance in Hinduism. It's the first day after the visibility of a full moon. People prefer to keep a fast and break it after seeing the new moon on Chandra Darshan day.