2018 Festival Schedule

January

Monday, January 1 - Puśpa Abhisekha

Sunday, January 7 – Puśpa Abhisekha Festival

Friday, January 12 – Sat-tila Ekadasi (break fast next day 7:11 AM - 10:19 AM)

Tuesday, January 23 – Advaita Acarya Appearance

Saturday, January 27 – Bhaimi Ekadasi complete fast until noon; Ekadasi fasting rules rest of day (break fast with grains next day 7:02 AM - 10:19 AM)

Sunday, January 28 - Varaha Dvadasi (Appearance of Varahadev) 

Monday, January 29 – Nityananda Trayodasi (Celebration Sunday, January 28)

February

Sunday, February 4 –  Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Appearance 

Sunday, February 11 – Vijay Ekadasi (break fast next day 6:45 AM - 9:37 AM)

Wednesday, February 14 – Siva Ratri

Monday, February 26 – Amalaki vrata Ekadasi (break fast next day 6:23 AM - 10:06 AM)

March

Wednesday, March 1 – Gaura Purnima

Friday, March 9 – Ŝri Ŝrivasa Pandit Appearance

Monday, March 12 – Papamocani Ekadasi (break fast next day 9:44 AM - 9:56 AM)

Sunday, March 25 – Rama Navami

Tuesday, March 27 – Kamada Ekadasi (break fast next day 5:33 AM - 9:44 AM)

April

Wednesday, April 11 – Varuthini Ekadasi (break fast next day 5:08 AM - 9:33 AM)

Sunday, April 15 – Gadadhara Pandit Appearance

Wednesday, April 18 - Akśaya Trtiya

Wednesday, April 25 – Mohini Ekadasi (break fast next day 4:46 AM - 9:24 AM)

Monday, April 23 – Śrimati Sita Devi Appearance 

Saturday, April 28 - Nrśrimha Ċaturdasi

Sunday, April 29 – Śrila Śrinivas Acarya Appearance

May

Friday, May 11 – Apara Ekadasi (break fast next day 4:26 AM - 9:16 AM)

Wednesday, May 16 – Purŝottama-adhika Masa begins

Friday, May 25 – Padmini Ekadasi (break fast next day 4:13 AM - 7:13 AM)

June

Saturday, June 9 – Parama Ekadasi (break fast next day 6:59 AM - 9:11 AM)

Wednesday, June 13 - Purŝottama-adhika Mas ends

Saturday, June 23 – Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi [complete fast (no food, no water) (break fast next day 4:08 AM - 9:14 AM)]

July

Monday, July 9 – Yogini Ekadasi (break fast next day 4:17 AM - 8:18 AM)

Thursday, July 12 – Śrila Bhaktivinod Thakura Disappearance

Monday, July 17 – ISKCON Incorporated New York City

Tuesday, July 23 – Sayana Ekadasi (break fast next day 4:29 AM - 7:58 AM)

August

Tuesday, August 7 – Kamika Ekadasi (break fast next day 4:44 AM - 9:28 AM)

Saturday, August 11 Śri Śri Radha Gopivallabha 47th Installation Anniversary 

Sunday, August 12 – Śri Śri Radha Gopivallabha 47th Installation Anniversary Celebration Festival

Tuesday, August 21 – Radha Govinda Jhulana Yatra begins

Wednesday, August 22 – Pavitropana Ekadasi (break fast next day 4:50 AM - 9:31 AM)

Saturday, August 25 – Balarama Jayanti, Jhulana Yatra ends

Tuesday, August 27 – Śrila Prabhupada's departure for the USA

September

Monday, September 3 – Śri Krŝna Janmastami

Tuesday, August 4 – Śrila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja

Thursday, September 6 – Annada Ekadasi (break fast next day 5:16 AM - 9:33 AM)

Monday, September 17 – Radhastami

Thursday, September 20 – Parśva Ekadasi (break fast next day 5:30 AM - 9:35 AM)

Friday, September 21 - Śri Vamana Dvadasi (Appearance of Lord Vamanadeva)

Saturday, September 22 – Śrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Appearance

Monday, September 24 – Śrila Prabhupada acceptance of sannyasa

October

Monday, October 1 – Śrila Prabhupada's arrival in the USA

Friday, October 5 – Indira Ekadasi (break fast next day 5:47 AM - 6:12 AM)

Thursday, October 18 – Ramaċandra Vijayotsava 

Saturday, October 20 – Paśankuśa Ekadasi (break fast next day 6:04 AM - 9:40 AM)

Thursday, October 25 – Damodara Kartik Masa begins

Sunday, October 28 – Disappearance of Śrila Narottama Dasa Thakura

Wednesday, October 31 – Bahulastami (Appearance of Radha Kunda)

November

Saturday, November 3 – Rama Ekadasi (break fast next day 6:21 AM - 9:45 AM)

Wednesday, November 7 – Dipavali

Thursday, November 8 – Govardhan Puja

Sunday, November 11 – Disappearance of Śrila Prabhupada

Thursday, November 15 – Gopastami, Śrila Śrinivasa Acarya Disappearance, Śrila Gadadhara Disappearance

Sunday, November 18 – Śrila Gaura Kiśora Dasa Babaji Disappearance; Bhiśma Panċaka; Utthana Ekadasi (break fast next day 00:00 AM - 00:00 AM)

Thursday, November 22 – Damodara Kartik Masa ends; Tulasi-Śaligrama Vivaha (marriage)

December

Sunday, December 2 – Utpanna Ekadasi (break fast next day 8:22 AM - 10:01 AM)

Tuesday, December 18 – Gita Jayanti (Advent of Bhagavad Gita); Mokśada Ekadasi (break fast next day 7:09 AM - 10:10 AM)

Tuesday, December 25 – Śrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Disappearance