When Will Dussehra Holidays Start in 2023?

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When Will Dussehra Holidays Start in 2023?

Dussehra, the popular Hindu festival, is celebrated each year on the 10th Day of Navaratri. The Dussehra holidays will start from the 15th to the 24th of October 2023. In some states of the country, the festival will begin on the 14th of October, with their regional festivals.

Dussehra is the 10th day of the Hindu festival Navaratri, which will begin on 15th October 2023, Sunday. Dussehra, a.k.a. Vijayadashami, will be celebrated on 24 October all over the country. Dussehra is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil. Let’s explore more about this festival and what we can learn from it.

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About Dussehra Holidays 2023

Dussehra, aka. Vijayadashami will be celebrated on 24 October 2023 all over the country. Different regions in India have their own meaning of celebrated Dussehra. For example, in East India, the 8th day of Navaratri, Durgashtami, is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king, Ravana. Due to this difference in cultural celebrations, this festival season has different holidays for each region.

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In states like Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the state governments have declared a 13-day holiday for schools, colleges and government offices. The legends say Lord Rama defeated the demon king Ravana, giving a perfect example of the triumph of good over evil. Check the table below which highlights all the days of the Dussehra festival with their dates

Shailputri on Pratipada15th October
Brahmacharini on Dwitiya16th October
Chandarghanta on Tritiya17th October
Kushmanda on Chaturthi18th October
Skand Mata on Panchami19th October
Katyayani on Shashthi20th October
Kaalratri on Saptami21st October
Mahagauri on Ashtami22nd October
Siddhidatri on Navami23rd October
Dussehra on Vijayadashami24th October

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When will the Dussehra holidays start in 2023?

The Dussehra 2023 holidays will start on 15th October and will continue till 24th October.

When is Vijayadashami?

Vijayadashami or Dussehra 2023 will be celebrated on 24th October nationwide.

Why do we celebrate Dussehra?

Dussehra is celebrated as a victory of Lord Rama over the evil king Ravana. This victory is a sign of victory of good over evil.

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