Festivals in June 2024: Dates and Celebrations

Use our comprehensive guide to see every significant festivals in June 2024. Learn about the dates and descriptions of Hanuman Jayanti, Apara Ekadashi, Ganga Dussehra, and other holidays. Stay updated about all the festivals in june 2024.

As June unfolds her burning tapestry, she warns everyone to be careful and drink plenty of water. It’s the Hindu month of Jyestha, which many consider to be auspicious and prompts a plethora of religious rites and celebrations. Let’s explore this month’s colourful tapestry of celebrations.

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated by the Telugu community to start in June. Lord Vishnu-focused Apara Ekadashi comes soon after. As Shani Jayanti and Pradosh and Vat Savitri Vrat fall within the same month, there is a convergence of devotion. Another important day to remember ancestors is Jyestha Amavasya.

The Sun enters Gemini on Mithun Sankranti, while Goddess Ganga’s hallowed descent to Earth is celebrated on Ganga Dussehra. Major fasting day Nirjala Ekadashi also falls on this month. Moving ahead, the spiritual fervour is increased by Jyestha Purnima Vrat, Kabirdas Jayanti, and Krishna Pingala Sankasthi Chaturthi. 

To make sure you don’t miss the festivals in june 2024 and any of these significant events, here’s a daily breakdown:

June 1st is Telugu Hanuman Jayanti

Celebrated for 41 days, Hanuman Jayanthi begins on Chaitra Purnima and ends on the tenth day of Krishna Paksha in Vaishakha month.

Tuesday, June 2: Apara Ekadashi

Parana is the term for ending a fast. After sunrise on the next day of the Ekadashi fast, one completes the Ekadashi Parana. Unless Dwadashi ends before sunrise, Parana has to be completed during that day. A transgression is practicing Parana outside of Dwadashi.

June 3rd: Apara Vaishnava Ekadashi

Parana is the term for breaking the fast. After sunrise on the next day of the Ekadashi fast, one completes the Ekadashi Parana. Unless Dwadashi ends before sunrise, Parana has to be completed during that day. It is like a sin not to perform Parana in Dwadashi. 

June 4th: Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivratri

Observed to be seeking blessings of Lord Shiva is Pradosh Vrat, sometimes known as Pradosham in South India. One of the important festivals in june 2024.

In the lunar month, Pradosh Vrat is seen on both Trayodashi Tithis—that is, Shukla Paksha Trayodashi and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi. There are some who separate Shukla from Krishna Paksha Pradosham.

June 5th: Masik Karthigai

Mostly celebrating Karthigai Deepam are Tamil Hindus. Among the ancient celebrations observed by Tamil people are this one. On the night of the festival day, houses and streets are illuminated with rows of oil lamps or Deepam.

June 6th: Vat Savitri VRat

The lunar calendar of Amanta and Purnimanta calls most of the celebrations on the same day. North Indian states, notably Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab and Haryana, adopt the Purnimanta calendar. Usually, the rest of the states use the Amanta lunar calendar. this festival is also considers one of the most cultural festivals in June 2024.

Married ladies in Maharashtra, Gujarat, southern Indian states thus see Vat Savitri Vrat 15 days later than those of North Indian women. But the story behind keeping the fast is the same on both calendars.

June 6th: Shani Jayanti

Lord Shani’s birthday is observed as Shani Jayanti. An other name for Shani Jayanti is Shani Amavasya. Son of Suryadev, Lord Shani governs Saturday of the week and Saturn. From all of this festivals in June 2024, devotees are waiting for this festival to arrive.

June 7th : Ishti, Chandra Darshan

Ishti and Anvadhan (इष्टि एवं अन्वाधान) are important Hindu holidays. Hindus, primarily those of the Vaishnava Sampradaya, fast for the entire day on Anvadhan and do Yajna on Ishti.

June 10th: Vinayaka Chaturthi

Celebrated on the fourth day after the new moon in the Shukla Paksha, this day is dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

June 11th : Skanda Shashti

Popular Hindu deity Skanda is particularly revered by Tamil Hindus. Son of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati is Lord Skanda. Whereas Skanda is regarded as Lord Ganesha’s elder brother in north India, he is seen as his younger brother in south India. Further names for God Skanda include Murugan, Kartikeyan, and Subramanya.

June 15th: Mahesh Navami

Mahesh Navami is celebrated yearly on Shukla Paksha Navami in Jyeshtha month, as per the Hindu lunar calendar. Among the several hallowed names of Lord Shiva is Mahesha. On the auspicious Mahesh Navami, Mata Parvati and Lord Shiva are honoured.

 June 15th: Mithun Sankranti

In Hindu calendar, Mithuna Sankranti is the start of the third solar month. Every one of the twelve Sankrantis in a year is very lucky for Dan-Punya activities. Certain periods of time either before or after each Sankranti moment are deemed lucky for Sankranti-related activities.

June 16th: Dussehra of Ganga

Traditionally falling in the Dashami Tithi of Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha, Ganga Dussehra is currently celebrated around May or June. An additional term for Ganga Dussehra, Gangavataran, is the descent of the Ganga.

June 17th: Jayanti of Gayatri

Gayatri Jayanti is the birthdate of the Vedic goddess Gayatri. Veda Mata to many, Goddess Gayatri is the goddess of all Vedas.

June 18th: Nirjala Ekadashi  

Among the twenty-four Ekadashis in a year, Nirjala is the most well-known. On Nirjala Ekadashi, one fasts without food or drink of any kind. Nirjala translates as dry. Nirjala Ekadashi Vratam is the hardest fast of all the Ekadashi fasts because of the stringent fasting rules. Those who follow Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat fast from food and drink.

May 19th: Pradosh Vrat

Known in South India as Pradosham, Pradosh Vrat is practiced to ask Lord Shiva for favours.

June 21st: Vat Savitri Vrat

Also known as Vat Purnima Vrat. Married ladies do Vat Purnima Vrat in order to ensure their husband’s health and longevity.

June 22nd: Jyestha Purnima 2024

Purnima or Poornima is the name given to full moon days in North India. Still, in South India, a full moon day is called Pournami or Pournima, and fasting on this day is called Pournami Vratam. Pournami Vratam is observed starting at daybreak and ending with the moon sighting.

June 25th : Krishna Pingala Sankasthi Chaturthi

A Lord Ganesha-related day observed during Krishna Paksha following Purnima.

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June 28th: Kalashtami

Lord Bhairav devotees fast and honour Him today.

Put June on your calendars and come experience its depth of spiritual and cultural offerings.

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