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Parent’s Day 2017 – Date, Information, History, Celebration

Parent's Day

Parent’s day was introduced in the United States of America by President Bill Clinton, in the year 1994. This was done to prevent gender biased differentiation by having fathers’ day and mothers’ day as two separate days of the year. It is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July, every year. Parent’s day is celebrated on May 8th in Korea …

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2017 Guru Har Krishan Jayanti – Sikh Festival

Guru Har Krishan Jayanti - Sikh Festival

Sikhism as a religion evolved over a period, though early initiation to promote the same was done by Guru Nanak Dev. Among the eleven gurus in Sikh religion, Guru Har Kishan Das was 8th guru. Became Guru on 7th October, 1661. He succeeded his father Guru Hari Rai. Guru Har Krishan is popularly referred to as Bal Guru as he was …

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2017 Kamika Ekadashi – Hindu Festival

Kamika Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Kamika Ekadashi, like any other ekadashi is considered to be an auspicious day to worship Lord Vishnu. Worshiping Lord Vishnu on this special day washes away all sins and gives Moksha. It also helps a person to acquire Punya which is equal to that obtained by performing an ‘Ashwamedha Yaga’ or donating a cow or performing: a sacrifice or Yagnas. …

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Dakshinayana Sankranti 2018 – Hindu Festival

Dakshinayana Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Legends have it that Gods go to sleep during the Dakshinayana period. As the sun enters Karka rashi during Dakshinayana, therefore it is popularly also known by the name of Karkataka Sankranti. Dakshinayana generally lasts for six months starting June 21st and lasts till the month of January. It ends during Makar Sankranti when the Uttarayana phase begins. In 2018, …

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2018 Guru Purnima Date, How to Observe, Hindu Festival

Guru Purnima - Hindu Festival

Guru Purnima – The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Purnima. The spiritual Gurus are revered on this day by remembering their life and teachings. 2018 Guru Purnima – Friday, 27 July It is a propitious day of Guru Purnima, a day holy to the memory of the enormous sage …

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2018 World Population Day – 11 July

World Population Day

World population day is an international level awareness campaign being celebrated all over the world to call people on stage to know the reason of this exploding population year by year as well as solve the big mistake of whole human fraternity. This great awareness event is to bring a population revolution globally as well as breaking sleep of all …

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Champakulam Boat Race 2017 – July 8

Champakulam Boat Race 2017 - July 8

Kerala, with its winding stretches of backwaters, is famous for its native boat races held in different parts of the State in the harvest season. The Champakulam boat race is the first race during the season and has a tradition of centuries. The festivities include spectacular water floats, decorated boats, Vanchipattu – the song of the oarsmen and the most …

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Van Mahotsava 2017: July 1-7

Van Mahotsava

“If a tree is saved even at cost of one’s head, it’s worth it” said the noted activist Amrita Devi Bishnoi. This is the reason why India has so many festivals related to trees. One of them is the Van Mahotsav Day or the Forest Day. It was started as a crusade with the lofty purpose of saving the mother …

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National Doctors Day

National Doctors Day

Doctors on earth are like Gods in the heaven. A special day is observed to thank them for their humane services to mankind. Every year July 1 is ‘Doctor’s Day‘ which is very special for every medical practitioner. First Doctor’s Day was celebrated in 1991. Every doctor of any specialization acknowledges the entire medical profession. The story of Doctor’s Day …

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Jagannath Rath Yatra 2017 – 25th June

Jagannath Rath Yatra

This spectacular chariot festival celebrated for 8 days is held at the famous Jagannath Temple at Puri (Orissa). Thousands of devotees flock to Puri during the occasion, as they believe that a glimpse of Lord Jagannath in his chariot gives salvation. Images of Lord Jagannath – the Lord of the Universe, his sister Subhadra and brother Balbhadra are taken out …

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