September Holiday List: The month of September brings popular festivals as well as holidays for the people of India. Ganesh Chaturthi, First Onam, Thiruvonam, and Eid-e-Milad. Ganesh Chaturthi honors the coming Bappa home, Onam celebrates rice harvesting in Kerala. The famous Thiruvonam, the climax of the Onam, and Eid-e-Milad observe the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Altogether, September comes with faith, culture, and joy.
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|Date | Day
|7 September 2024 | Saturday
|5 September 2024 | Thursday
|15 September 2024 | Sunday
|16 September 2024 | Monday
|Eid e Milad
5 September 2024 | Thursday | First Onam |
Onam is celebrated in Southern India every year in Kerala state. The festival falls in the month of Chingam according to the Malayalam calendar. Onam celebrates the homecoming of King Mahabali, the king of Asurs. Onam is one of the most important festivals that is celebrated around the globe with feasts, dances, and rituals.
The preparations for the festival begin 10 days in advance. Homes are decorated with fresh flowers called Pookalam. People spread the carpet of flowers in the welcome of King Mahabali. Grand feasts and huge get-togethers are planned to celebrate the holy day.
The main highlight of the festival is the snake boat race, also called Vallam Kali. The race is held on the river Pampa. People perform folk dances like Thiruvathira, Kummati, and Pulikali. Masked dancers add beauty to the festival, enacting Pulikali or ‘tiger dance’ in vivid makeup and colorful costumes. People enjoy 10 days of delicious food and thank God for showering happiness to devotees.
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7 September 2024 | Saturday | Ganesh Chaturthi |
Ganesh Chaturthi is a lively festival celebrated across the country. The celebrations occur each year in August or September. The festival honors the birth of the beloved elephant-headed Lord Ganesha. The celebration of the festivities lasts for 10 days and is marked by rituals, joys, and the spirit of communities.
The preparation for the festival begins about a week before Ganesh Chaturthi. People decorate and start cleaning their homes to welcome ¨Bappa¨. Artists craft large idols using clay and decorative materials. Each idol is unique in its way with a signature elephant head and big ears.
On the day of the festival, people install the colorful decorated idols of Ganesha in houses or mandaps. The lord is served with flowers and offerings such as modaks. Devotees gather and chant the prayers, sing devotional songs, and perform rituals of aarti. The festival brings liveliness and joy to the nation.
The festival comes to an end on Anant Chaturthi. Grand celebrations are celebrated to submerge the idol of Ganesha idols in the nearby water lakes or rivers with the hope that he will return soon next year. The festival is celebrated as the mythological birthday of Lord Vishnu who incarnated as Vamana on this day.
The highlight of the festival is the grand boat race held on the river Pampa in Aranmula near the famous Parthasarathy temple. Huge snake boats with over 100 rowers participate in this race which gives an incredible scene and makes the festival more memorable.
15 September 2024 | Sunday | Thiruvonam |
Thiruvonam is a prosperous festival celebrated by Hindus in Southern India. The commemoration is mostly famous in Kerala state. As per the Gregorian calendar, the festival falls in the Malayalam month of Chingam, which corresponds to the mid-month of August and September.
The festival is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Vishnu. It is also believed that Lord Vishnu incarnated as Vamana, on this day. The festival highlights the grand boat race with 100 rowers in the river Pampa on this day.
A massive feast called Thiruvonam is prepared on this day. It consists of around two dozen dishes that are made using local vegetables and produce like plantain, yam, pumpkin, and more. Traditional dress Onakkodi is worn on this day. Overall, Thiruvoanm is celebrated in celebrated in Kerala with all pomp and show and people welcome the season of Onam with all open hearts.
16 September 2024 | Monday | Eid e Milad |
Eid Milad Un Nabi or Eid-e-Milad is commemorated on the 12th day of Rabi UI Awwal. The day is supposed to be the third month of the Islamic Calendar and is marked as the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohmmad.
Eid-e-Milad is a festival that brings happiness and celebrations to the people of the Muslim community all over the world. People offer prayers and remember the life and teachings of Prophet Mohmmad. They recite the devotional songs called naats and narrate stories of Prophet Mohmmad to the children.
Homes and mosques are decorated with lights. Sweet dishes are prepared for this celebration and people also donate money, clothes, and helpful things to needy people. The festival is celebrated worldwide and spreads the message of excellence and service to humanity.
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