September 2019 Festivals, Events and Holiday Calendar: Ganesh Chaturthi, Teachers' Day, Sharad Navratri; Know All Important Dates and List of Fasts for the Month
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The ninth month of the year is full of major festivals and events in India. If last month was about Krishna Janmashtami, September would have popular Hindu festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi and Sharad Navratri. The month begins with Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival marking Lord Ganesh’s birth. It is celebrated over ten days and is also known as Ganeshotsav. Sharad Navratri is the biggest of four Navratris celebrated in the honour of Goddess Durga. We also have an important Muslim festival, Ashura or the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. Apart from festival dates, we have a number of prominent national and international days like Teachers’ Day, International Day of Charity, International Day of Peace, World Heart Day. These days are also observed with a lot of passion and enthusiasm. Let us look at the September 2019 calendar in detail, the important days and events to commemorate, along with religious festivals, birth and death anniversaries. Calendar 2019 For Free Download in PDF: Know List of Hindu Festivals, Holidays, Fasts According to Drik Panchang, Kalnirnay, Lala Ramswaroop Calendars Online.

September begins with Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the biggest Hindu festival, especially in the state of Maharashtra. It starts on September 2 and will last until September 12 on the day of Anant Chaturdashi. The first week will also see the beginning of Onam, the biggest festival in Kerala. The main Onam day celebration or Thiruvonam will fall on September 11 and end on September 13. Hartalika Teej, Gowri Habba, Varaha Jayanti, Rishi Panchami, Jyeshtha Gauri Avahana are some of the important Vrat (fasts) observed in the first week of September. Samvatsari Parva, the last day of Paryushana Shwetambar sect of Jainism will also take place in the week. The second and third week of the month will continue with Ganeshotsav celebrations and Visarjan (idol immersion), masik vrat (monthly fasts) and non-religious observances.

Sharad Navratri 2019 will begin in the last week on September 29 and conclude on October 8. The post-monsoon and autumn Navratri is the most important type of Navratri dedicated to the divine feminine power, Goddess Durga. The celebrations witness fasting for nine nights, invocation of Maa Durga, Kanya Pujan, visiting Durga pandals and more.

List of International Days and Bank Holidays in September 2019

Sr. No. Date Day Fasts/Festivals/ National/International Days
1. Sept 1 Sunday Samaveda Upakarma, Varaha Jayanti, Hartalika Teej, Swarna Gowri Vratha, Islamic New Year, Random Acts of Kindness Day (New Zealand)
2. Sept 2 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
3. Sept 3 Tuesday Rishi Panchami, Samvatsari
4. Sept 4 Wednesday Skanda Sashti
5. Sept 5 Thursday Jyeshtha Gauri Avahana, Teachers' Day, International Day of Charity
6. Sept 6 Friday Masik Durgashtami, Radha Ashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins, Durva Ashatami, Jyeshtha Gauri Puja, Colour Blindness Awareness Day
7. Sept 7 Saturday Jyeshtha Gauri Visarjan
8. Sept 8 Sunday International Literacy Day
9. Sept 9 Monday Parsva Ekadashi, International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day
10. Sept 10 Tuesday Kalki Dwadashi, Vamana Jayanti, Bhuvneshwari Jayanti, Day of Ashura, Muharram, World Suicide Prevention Day
11. Sept 11 Wednesday Pradosh Vrat, Onam
12. Sept 12 Thursday Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan,
13. Sept 13 Friday Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat, Anvadhan, Purnima Shraddha, RUOK? Day (Depression awareness and suicide prevention (Australia), International Chocolate Day
14. Sept 14 Saturday Bhadrapada Purnima, Ishti, Pitrupaksha Begins, Pratipada Shraddha, Hindi Diwas, National Quiet Day (UK)
15. Sept 15 Sunday Ashwina Begins, Dwitiya Shraddha, Engineers’ Day, Visvesvaraya Jayanti, International Day of Democracy
16. Sept 16 Monday International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
17. Sept 17 Tuesday Tritiya Shraddha, Vighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi, Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja, World Patient Safety Day
18. Sept 18 Wednesday Maha Bharani, Chaturthi Shraddha, World Water Monitoring Day
19. Sept 19 Thursday Panchami Shraddha, Masik Karthigai, International Talk Like a Pirate Day
20. Sept 20 Friday Shashthi Shraddha
21. Sept 21 Saturday Saptami Shraddha, Kalashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends, Rohini Vrat, International Day of Peace
22. Sept 22 Sunday Ashtami Shraddha, Jivitputrika Vrat, Baltic Unity Day, World Rhino Day, Hobbit Day
23. Sept 23 Monday Navami Shraddha, Autumnal Equinox, International Day of Sign Languages, Celebrate Bisexuality Day
24. Sept 24 Tuesday Dashami Shraddha
25. Sept 25 Wednesday Indira Ekadashi, Ekadashi Shraddha, Dwadashi Shraddha, As You Wish Day
26. Sept 26 Thursday Magha Shraddha, Pradosh Vrat, Trayodashi Shraddha, European Day of Languages, World Contraception Day
27. Sept 27 Friday Masik Shivaratri, Chaturdashi Shraddha, World Tourism Day
28. Sept 28 Saturday Ashwina Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Anvadhan, Sarvu Pitru Amavasya, World Rabies Day, International Right to Know Day, International Safe Abortion Day, Ask a Stupid Question Day
29. Sept 29 Sunday Sharad Navratri Begins, World Heart Day, International Coffee Day
30. Sept 30 Monday International Translation Day

There are birth and death anniversaries of prominent personalities that are also observed by people. Many observances are declared bank or public holiday. Bookmark this page and get all the information on holiday and festival updates. Do visit this section as we will also return with the monthly calendar of October 2019.