Hindu Holiday Calendar (2012 – 2017)


I missed Diwali this year so I hunted around the internet looking for an .ics or .vcs file that I could import into my Outlook calendar. I couldn’t find any and the default holiday tool that comes with Outlook 2007 doesn’t include any Hindu holidays either. So, I made one for 2008 – 2009 (based on the dates from here) if you want to download it. It includes most of the major celebrations:

Update (7/23/2012): I’ve updated the festival calendar from Jul 2012 – Dec 2017. Download the ICS file here: hindu-festivals-2017.ics


  1. Hi, thanks for creating this it can prove very useful. But doesn’t Navaratri start on 30th Sept this year? Calendar says 19th Oct, please correct me if I’m wrong.

  2. wow! I can’t believe you actually did it! I was just joking. I wasn’t even expecting you to actually do it! That’s why I did not even check back till now! wow! Thanks! Really appreciate all the hardwork you put it to make our life so much simpler! Thanks!

    ps: I’m still counting on you for the 50 year calendar!!! 🙂

  3. … and hey. I even imported this calendar to my dad’s nokia E51 sp that he’s reminded of all the important festivals… upto 2011!! thanks from him too! (I imported the calendar into outlook and then synced the outlook calendar with nokia PC suite.)

  4. Thank you! This is what I’ve been looking for! I previously downloaded an Indian holiday calendar and it didn’t even include Diwali or Navratri! Could you make Navratri as holiday for the entire 9 days? Also include Karva Chauth?

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