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Sindhi Festivals



Sindhi Festival Dates

Sindhi youth should take note of it that Sindhi Calender [Tipano] is based on Lunar year where as the Georgian calendar is based on the solar year, so dates of Sindhi festivals varies from year to year. Additional month [Dharmau Mahino] of Sindhi calender is also a reason for this date change.  

Sindhi Festivals 
There are enough historical evidences for supporting the fact that sindhi civilization is one among the oldest human civilization and thus sindhi community posses a very rich, clearly distinct and signatory cultural heritage which often gets its expression in the form celebration of festivals. Sindhis are known for the celebrating festivals with full enthusiasm and peculiar style of celebration which often gets fused with music & folk dance along with other performing art.
Sindhi community is also renowned for holding religious and social community events, which are held at community hall (Panchayat / Dharamshala building). Like the other Hindus, Sindhis also have tradition of keeping fast on Gyaras, Satnarayan and Ganesh Choith (Sankashti).  
This is part of Sindhi history that in the era prior to birth of Jhulelal, Hindus gathered on the banks of river Sindhu and prayed water God for rescuing them from the Mirik Shah, Muslim invader of Sindh. This forty days prayer session lasted with Aakashwani about the birth of Jhulelal. During all these forty days food was taken only once in a day and all lived very simple life. This tradition is kept in continuation in the form of Chaliho Sahib, annual religious festival of sindhi community.
Adoptive attitude has helped Sindhis to add a few Hindu festivals like, Ganshoutsav, Basant Panchami, Ram Navami, Navratara, Durga Ashtami & Tulsi Vivah, to the list of sindhi festivals.

Cheti Chandu, birthday of Jhulelal (also celebrated as Sindhi New Year Day) is the most important sindhi festival and sindhi festival calendar starts with this. Do remember that there is difference between the yearly time span of Sindhi Tipano and Gregorian calendar so this is quite possible that a sindhi festival may be celebrated in two different months. Probably Lal Loi is the only sindhi festival which is always celebrated in the same month of January, most of times on 13th day of month.



Sindhi Festival Calendar

Younger sindhi generations are more familiar with Gregorian (English) calendar so for their easiness we are giving month wise list of sindhi festivals (Year 2018 ). Here is Sindhi Festival Calendar (month wise) List of Sindhi / Hindu festivals for year 2018 Just click on festival name to go to individual associated page.



List of Sindhi Festivals 2018

13 Jan :: LalLoi
14 Jan :: Makar Sankrant
22 Jan :: Basant Panchmi
13 Feb :: Shivratri
01 Mar :: Holi
02 Mar :: Dhudiyo
19 Mar :: Chetri Chand
25 Mar :: Ram Navami
31 Mar :: Hanuman Jayanti
18 Apr :: Akhan Teej
16 Jul :: Chaliho Starts
27 Jul :: Guru Purnima
15 Aug :: Gogio - Nag Panchmi
25 Aug :: Chaliho Ends
26 Aug :: Rakhadi

List of Sindhi Festivals 2018

29 Aug :: Teejadi
01 Sep :: Thadadi
02 Sep :: Janmashtami
13 Sept : Ganesh Chaturthi
24 Sep :: Shradh Starts
02 Oct :: Mahalaxmi [Sagido Chhodinin]
09 Oct :: Shradh Ends
10 Oct :: Navratra Starts
18 Oct :: Navratra Ends
19 Oct :: Dashero
05 Nov :: Dhan Teras
07 Nov :: Diyari - Laxmi Pooja
15 Nov :: Gop Ashtami
23 Nov :: Guru Nanak Jayanti
18 Dec :: Geeta Jayanti