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July 2020 Calendar Dates & Festivals

Last Updated: 12/26/2019 4:09:18 PM

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July 2020 Calendar helps you decode the exact date on which the July 2020 festivals and holidays are falling. Also, the list of events as per July Calendar 2020 are described in a formatted manner, which reveals the religious significance behind these festivals, how to perform the rituals and festivities carried out on these days. Plan your holidays accordingly and make travelling plans to experience the festive grandeur.

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July 2020 Calendar: List Of Festivals & Holidays

Date Day Festivals
July 1 Wednesday Ashadhi Ekadashi, Deva Shayani Ekadashi
July 2 Thursday Pradosh Vrat (S)
July 5 Sunday Guru Purnima, Ashadha Purnima Vrat
July 8 Wednesday Sankashti Chaturthi
July 16 Thursday Kamika Ekadashi, Karka Sankranti
July 18 Saturday Masik Shivaratri, Pradosh Vrat (K)
July 20 Monday Shravana Amavasya
July 23 Thursday Hariyali Teej
July 25 Saturday Nag Panchami
July 30 Thursday Shravana Putrada Ekadashi

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2020 July Calendar: July 2020 Holidays

July commemorates the arrival of the monsoon festival and welcomes a series of interesting festivals, events and holidays. July 2020 Calendar reveals the date and day on which these events are falling, with the description provided below:

Bonalu (Ashada Jatra Utsavalu)

Bonalu is a 200+ years old ancient festival celebrating the Shakti or Female Energy & Prowess. Maa Mahakali is venerated on this day, and rituals related to it are carried out. On this auspicious occasion, Kheer, consisting of rice, milk and jaggery, is cooked and offered to the Goddess, which is then distributed as Prasad. The festivities take place at Mahakali Temple, Golconda Fort, then at Ujjaini Mahakali Temple, Secunderbad and then finally at Simhavahini Sri Mahakali Temple of Lal Darwaza, Old City, Hyderabad.

Behdienkhlam

Behdienkhlam is a significant festival celebrated by Pnar tribe in Meghalaya after the sowing of crops is over. The word “Behdienkhlam” is made of two distinctive words, “beh dien” which means driving away with sticks and “Khlam” meaning plague. Hence, the motive of this festival is to drive away negative and evil forces that can hamper the luscious green crops. The festivities last for up to three days, where chariot and khnongs (ceremonial tree trunks) processions are carried out to a sacred water body. One of the unique highlights is the football match between local residents, where the winner is said to have a great harvest.

Champakulam Boat Race

The Champakulam Boat Race is a popular event in Kerala and oldest snake boat of the state. This event takes place at Pampa River, Champakulam, where street processions are carried out by the locals, where colorful floats are presented and artists perform the folk dance and songs. Massive snake boats vare decorated in a vivid manner, and the view comprising of boats competing against each other with men rowing with humming sounds is exhilarating to look at.

Dree Festival

Dree is observed by the natives of the Apatani tribe residing in the Ziro District, Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India, and regarded as an agricultural festival. This is an annual event falling in the first ten days of July, where sacrifices are offered and worships are carried out to protect the cultivation. People on this day dress up in traditional attires and perform folk songs and dance. A "Mr Dree" contest is organized, where men of the tribe show off their manliness, intelligence and agility.

Kharchi Puja

Kharchi puja is an annual occurrence and a famous religious event in Tripura. This festival falls in July, where fourteen deities are invoked. This festival lasts for upto a week, and is popularly celebrated at Agartala. Thousands of devotees visit the temple to offer their wishes, where the deities are taken out their holy bath and then returned. Then, they are decorated with flowers and vermillion, and animal sacrifice is carried out. A festive fair is organized on the auspicious occasion of Kharchi Puja.

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Calendar 2020 July Fasts

2020 July Calendar offers you a quick insight on various Hindu fasts and rituals to be performed on the specific occasion. Read more about July 2020 fasts and know why they are performed and outcome:

  • Ashadhi Ekadashi: Ekadashi during the Ashadh month and Shukla Paksha is known as Ashadhi Ekadashi, where Lord Vishnu is venerated with utter devotion. It is also known as Deva Shayani Ekadashi. It marks the initiation of the period when Lord Vishnu goes off to sleep for four months.
  • Pradosh Vrat (S & K): Pradosh Vrat falls two times in a month, i.e. Shukla and Krishna Paksha, and is observed to get rid of fear and attain courage and victory. Along with Lord Shiva, the whole Shiv Parivar is worshipped.
  • Ashadha Purnima Vrat: Ashadha Purnima Vrat falls on Guru Purnima, and is also known as Gopadam Vrat. On this auspicious occasion, Lord Vishnu is worshipped by taking a holy bath early in the morning and reciting the mantras and invoking the Lord. Observing a fast on this day gets the devotee all the comforts of the world.
  • Sankashti Chaturthi: Lord Ganesha is venerated on this day by observing a fast, performing the Ganesha Puja and sighting the Moon while chanting the Ganesha Mantra. Pure vegetarian food items are consumed, and salt is strictly avoided.
  • Kamika Ekadashi: One of the 2020 July fasts is Kamika Ekadashi, that falls during the Krishna Paksha on Ekadashi during the Shravan month. On the night of Kamika Ekadashi, offering Deepdan at the temple enables the ancestors to attain salvation and taste the heavenly Amrit or Nectar.
  • Karka Sankranti: Sun transiting and changing its place from Gemini to Cancer or Karka is known as Karka Sankranti. This is regarded as an important planetary transit, where Lord Sun is worshipped and mantras are recited.
  • Shravana Amavasya: Shravana Amavasya holds high religious, spiritual and environmental importance. It is also known as Hariyali Amavasya, and Lord Shiva is invoked on this day. Pind Daan is carried out on this occasion, as performing this ritual helps the ancestors to attain liberation.
  • Shravana Putrada Ekadashi: Couples who wish for children observe a fast on the auspicious day of Shravana Putrada Ekadashi. The devotee observing this fast gets all his/her sins eliminated and attains Moksha or Salvation in afterlife.

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June 2020 Fasts as per June 2020 Calendar sheds light on various religious fasts in Hinduism observed with great virtue and devotion. We hope that you find this article on July Calendar 2020 interesting as well as informative.

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