Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Onsdag 17 Oktober, 2018
Hinduism : Eighth day of Dashain. This is the day for animal sacrifices in homes all over the country. Some orthodox Hindus fast on this day and others who don't favor animal sacrifice offer vegetables like bottle gourds and radishes, coconuts, or eggs.
Torsdag 18 Oktober, 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