Hindu Holidays Rules

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Hindu Holidays Rules

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The Hindu Calendar holiday recurrence rule type is for holidays based on either the Hindu lunar calendar or the Hindu solar calendar.

 

Hindu lunar calendar holidays

The structure of Hindu lunar calendar holidays is a month-day-time triplet with the option of observing the holiday on the leap month and/or leap day.

 

Deepavali (Singapore)

Deepavali (Singapore)

Hindu solar calendar holidays

The structure of Hindu solar calendar holidays is based on a simple month-day pair of the Hindu solar calendar, with the option of taking the nakshatra into account.

 

Maha Visubha Sankranti (India)

Maha Visubha Sankranti (India)

 

First Onam (India)

First Onam (India)

 

Most Hindu holidays are based on the lunar calendar. In addition, even holidays which are supposed to be based on the Hindu solar calendar are, in practice, better matched by the use of a lunisolar recurrence rule, than by the use of a rule based on the Hindu solar calendar.

 

See also: other types of recurrence rules and recurrence rules options.


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