Hindu Observances

We celebrate with our Hindu sisters and brothers.

Photo: Happy Diwali! by Soham Banerjee / CC BY 2.0


It is estimated that there are 1.1 billion people in the world who adhere to the Hindu faith. In the United States there are 1.5 million. Hinduism is one of the oldest religions and many people claim it. In 2020, the feast of Diwali starts on November 14th. ...
Makar Sankranti - Kite Festival in Hyderabad by Saurabh Chatterjee / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Makar Sankranti

One of the few ancient Indian festivals observed according to solar cycles instead of the lunar calendar, Makar Sankranti usually falls on or around the same day each year (normally January 14). This is a time of peace, insight, and joy....
ISKCON Delhi, at the night of Janmashtami by Bill William Compton at en.wikipedia.org / CC BY-SA 3.0

Krishna Janmashtami

We join with our Hindu brothers and sisters and honor their celebration of Krishna Janmashtami, one of the most important festivals in the Hindu world. September second begins a 2-day festival celebrating the birth of Krishna, the personification of the divine love of the second person of the Hindu trinity....