Dubai Festival : Calender 2012:

 

 

13th- Lohri

Lohri is an extremely popular festival celebrated by the Punjabis. This agricultural winter festival is celebrated throughout Punjab and in parts of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhiand Jammu.

14th- Makar Sakranti

Sankranti or Sankranthi marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. Traditionally, this has been one of many harvest days in India.

Owing to the vast geography and diversity of culture in India, this festival is celebrated for innumerable reasons and in innumerable ways depending on the climate, agricultural environment, cultural background and location.

26th- Republic Day

Republic Day commemorates the date on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India on 26 January 1950. The date of 26 January was chosen to honour the declaration of independence of 1930. It is one of the three national holidays in India. While the main parade takes place in the national capital, New Delhi, at the Rajpath before the president, the anniversary is also celebrated with varying degrees of formality in state capitals and other centres.

29th- Muharram

Muharram (Arabic: المحرّم) is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year in which fighting is prohibited. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.

 

 

05th - Milad-un-Nabi

Many Muslims in India observe Milad un-Nabi, which commemorates the Prophet Muhammad's (or Mohammad's) birthday. Milad un-Nabi is a gazetted holiday in India and is also known as Nabi Day, Mawlid, Mohammad's Birthday or the Prophet's Birthday.

14th Maha Shivratri

Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. Shivratri literally means the great night of Shiva or the night of Shiva. It is celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day of the Maagha or Phalguna month of the Hindu calendar.

 

 

8th- Holi

Holi is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. It is also known as Phagwah and Festival of Colours. Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of 'good' over 'bad'. The colorful festival bridges the social gap and renew sweet relationships.

23rd- 1st- April- Navratra

Navratra is a festival dedicated to the worship of a Hindu deity Shakti. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped. The 10th day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or Dussehra.

 

 

1st- Navratra

Navratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of a Hindu deity Shakti. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped.

13th- Baisakhi

Baisakhi is celebrating the birth of the Sikhs which is celebrated across the northern Indian subcontinent, especially in the Punjab region by the Sikh nation as this day commemorates the establishment of the Khalsa.

 

No events in May


 

 

1st- Nirjala Ekadashi

Nirjala Ekadashi is the most important and significant Ekadashis out of all twenty four Ekadashis in a year. Nirjala means without water and Nirjala Ekadashi fasting is observed without water and any type of food. The festival is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and celebrated on 11th day of the fortnight according to the traditional Hindu calender

17th- Shab - e - Meraj

Shab-e-Meraj symbolises the night during which Prophet Muhammad journeyed to Baitul Muqqadas or Masjid-e-Aqsa at Jerusalem and thereafter to the skies on a horse-like animal called Burraq(which travels with the speed of light) and saw the paradise and the hell and met the other Prophets there. On 27th Rajab, all the Muslim believers celebrate this as a grand day of Meraj as "Grand Eid"

 

 

5th- Shab - e - Baraat

Mid-Sha'ban is the 15th day of the eighth month (Sha'ban) of the Islamic lunar calendar. The preceding night is known as Shab-e-barat. These names are translated to the night of records, the night of assignment and the night of deliverance, and the observance involves a festive nightlong vigil with prayers. In some regions, this is also a night when one's deceased ancestors are commemorated.

22nd- Haryali Teej

Teej is a fasting festival for Hindu women. Dedicated to the Goddess Parvati, commemorating her union with Lord Shiva, the festival is celebrated for marital bliss, well-being of spouse and children and purification of own body and soul. The festival is a three-day-long celebration that combines sumptuous feasts as well as rigid fasting.

Falling on the Hindu month of Bhadrapada or Bhado (August/September), it also celebrates the arrival of monsoon after a season of oppressive heat.

 

 

2nd -Rakshabandhan

Raksha Bandhan, (the bond of protection) or Rakhi, is a festival primarily observed in India, which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. The central ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi (sacred thread) by a sister on her brother's wrist. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her. The festival falls on the full moon day of the Shravan month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar.

9th- Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Krishna, an avatar of the god Vishnu.

The festival falls within mid-August to mid-September. Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the life of Krishna, are a special feature on the festival along with fasting.

15th- Independence Day,
Shab-e-Qadar

The Independence Day of India is celebrated on 15 August to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on 15 August 1947. The Independence Day is a national holiday in India. All over the country, flag-hoisting ceremonies are conducted by government as well as private organisations.

Shab-e-Qadar, the Night of Destiny, Night of Power, Night of Value, the Night of Decree or Night of Measures, is the anniversary of two very important dates in Islam that occurred in the month of Ramadan. It is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

20th- Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, (sawm) or Roza. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fiṭr means "breaking the fast". The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. This is a day where Muslims around the world try to show a common goal of unity. It is a day of recognizance of God.

 

No events in Septembar


 

16th-23rd- Navratra

Navratra is a festival dedicated to the worship of a Hindu deity Shakti. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped. The 10th day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or Dussehra.

27th- Eid-U-Adha

Eid-al-Adha' or "Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims and Druze worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a sheep to sacrifice instead.

 

 

2nd- Karva Chauth

Karva Chauth is celebrated mostly by the married women in North India. On this day, they observe a fast, praying for the long life, well being and prosperity of their husband. They break their fast in the evening, after moonrise. It is celebrated nine days before DiwalI, on the fourth day of the new moon immediately after Dusshera, in the month of 'Karthik' (October-November).

13th- Diwali

DIWALI: One of the major Hindu festivals, it is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over the evil, when Lord Rama defeated Ravana and rescued his wife Sita from his custody. It is predominantly a five-day festival, with a number of customs and rituals followed during each day. It is also know as the festival of light celebrated between mid-October and mid-December

25th- Muharram

Muharram (Arabic: المحرّم) is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year in which fighting is prohibited. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.

28th- Gurunanak Jayanti

One of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism, Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Prakash Utsav, marks the birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. Apart from Sikhs, the Nanakpanthi Hindus and other followers of Guru Nanak's philosophy also celebrate this festival.

 

 

25th Christmas

Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated on December 25 as a religious and cultural holiday by billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide.