Maharaja Agrasen day -
Onsdag 10 Oktober, 2018
Sekulär semester : A legendary Indian king of Agroha credited with the establishment of a kingdom of traders in North India named Agroha, and is known for his compassion in refusing to slaughter animals. [Wikipedia]
Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Torsdag 18 Oktober, 2018
Hinduism : An integral part of the Dasara festival (festival of triumph), a Hindu festival. It is also called Astra Puja . In simple terms, it means “Worship of Implements. Wikipedia
date confirmed in 2018
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Fredag 19 Oktober, 2018
Hinduism : The victory of Durga on evil forces, the destruction of Vasanas (subjectivity, selfishness, desires...) and the achievement of the deepest Self.
Dominance of Saraswati (pure science) over Lakshmi (applied science) ASSAM, BIHAR, WEST BENGAL: preceeded by 3 bank holidays.
DELHI, KARNATAK, KERALA, TAMILNADU, UTTAR PRADESH: preceeded by 1 bank holiday. RAJASTHAN, MANIPUR, HIMACHAL PRADESH: preceeded by 1 bank holiday 2 days before (ex. Thursday AND Saturday
Maharishi Valmiki anniverary -
Onsdag 24 Oktober, 2018
Hinduism : Celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself. He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. The Yoga Vasistha is attributed to him. A religious movement called Valmikism is based on Valmiki's teachings as presented in the Ramayana and the Yoga Vasistha. Wikipedia