Important Days And Dates In November 2024

List of holidays and festivals celebrated in November 2024
Important Days And Dates In NOVEMBER

Important Days And Dates In NOVEMBER

November is the year's eleventh month in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the fourth month with 30 days. Earlier, it was the ninth month of the calendar of Romulus.

November retained its name from the Latin word novem, meaning "nine" when January and February were added to the Roman calendar. November is a month of late spring in the Southern Hemisphere and late autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. 

Apart from its seasonal significance, November is also known for many holidays and celebrations. In India, various festivals are celebrated this month, including Karwa Chauth, Ahoi Ashtami and Dhanteras. Here is the list of festivals celebrated in November; let's have a look:

What are the festivals celebrated in November 2024?

2nd November 2024, Saturday, Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja or Annakut Puja is of utmost importance among Hindus dedicated to Lord Krishna and marks his triumph over Indra Dev. This day is celebrated a day after Diwali, but it may also differ due to the lunar cycle.

This festival is celebrated all over India, due to which the way of celebrating it is also different, and also it is known by different names. The devotees prepare delectable dishes to offer to Lord Krishna as bhog.

The reason behind celebrating Goverdhan Puja lies in Lord Krishna’s act of saving the people of Gokul from the wrath of Lord Indra on this auspicious day.

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Goverdhan or ‘Annakut’ Puja 2023- Honouring The Goverdhan Parvat

3rd November 2024, Sunday, Bhai Dooj

Bhai Dooj- Bhai Dooj is known by various names in India and is celebrated enthusiastically in India and Nepal. The festival commemorates the relationship between brother and sister.

There is a mythological story of Yamraj and his sister Yam behind the celebration of Bhai Dooj. The celebration of Bhai Dooj varies across India with traditions and customs.

This festival symbolizes devotion and love between brother-sister, where the sister prays for her brother's well-being, and in return, the brother gives her gifts.

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Bhai Dooj 2023 – Celebrate The Bond Between Brother-Sister

14th November 2024, Thursday, Children's Day

Children's Day is observed annually on 14 November to honour and acknowledge the rights and education of children and minors. The day also marks the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (Chacha Nehru), India's first Prime Minister.

However, Children's Day is celebrated on different dates worldwide. The day is celebrated with many activities and programs by and for the children. Children's Day is widely celebrated with enthusiasm to promote the importance of children for society and the nation.

5th-8th November 2024, Tue-Friday, Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja is one of the major Hindu festivals celebrated widely in India and Nepal as well. This festival marks the worship of the Sun God and his consort Usha.

According to the Hindu calendar, Chhath Puja is celebrated twice a year, once in March–April and again in October–November.

The festival spans four-day, during which women diligently observe a strict fast for the whole day. Chhath Puja has immense significance and is celebrated with utmost devotion, gratitude and joy.

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Chhath Puja 2023- Honouring Surya Dev And Goddess Usha

12th November 2024, Tuesday, Dev Uthani Ekadashi or Tulsi Vivah

Devutthana Ekadashi is known by various names like Prabodhini Ekadashi, Kartiki Ekadashi, Dev Praboshini, etc. According to the Hindu calendar, it falls during the month of Kartik; hence this year, it will be celebrated on 23 November Thursday.

On the day of Devutthaan Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu awakens from his four months of slumber. On this auspicious day, devotees offer fruits, sweets, clothes etc., to Lord Vishnu while reciting various mantras.

The day is also associated with the Tulsi Vivah and is considered to worship Tulsi on Dev Uthani Ekadashi. Devutthana Ekadashi is regarded as an auspicious day where if a person observes a fast, attains heaven after death.

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Devuthani Ekadashi 2023- Know The Importance Of Worshipping Tulsi

15th November 2024, Friday, Dev Deepawali

Dev Diwali, also called "Diwali of the Gods" or "Festival of Lights of the Gods", is one of the sacred festivals for Hindus. This festival is celebrated all over India but is majorly celebrated in Varanasi at the holy river of Ganges.

Dev Deepawali is celebrated every year after Diwali in the month of Kartik. On this auspicious day, devotees observe various rituals and worship Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

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Dev Diwali 2023- A Diwali Of The Hindu Deities

15th November 2024, Friday, Guru Nanak Jayanti

Guru Nanak Jayanti is one of the significant festivals for Sikhs and is joyously celebrated globally. The festival marks the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.

Guru Nanak is observed annually on the full moon day in October or November. Various festivals are organised in the Gurudwaras to mark the grand celebration of this festival.

Guru Nanak was born on 14 April and is remembered for his profound teachings. A magnificent celebration of Guru Nanak Jayanti is seen yearly at the Golden Temple and Gurdwara Nankana Sahib. 

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Guru Nanak Jayanti 2023- Birth Anniversary Of The Sikhism’s Founder

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