Dussehra in India in 2022

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When is Dussehra in 2022?

Dussehra in 2022 is on the Friday, 25th of Feb (25/10/2022).

Also famous as Vijayadashami, Dussehra is a Hindu festival celebrated across India, predominantly in north India. In West Bengal, Navaratri and Dussehra are celebrated as Durga Puja. It is celebrated on 10th day of the Hindu month Ashwin which is also the 10th day of Navratri festival. In falls on someday in late September or early October each year.

It is celebrated for the triumph of Ram over the 10-headed demon king Ravan which signifies the triumph of good over evil. Ram killed Ravan because Ravan had abducted Ram's beloved wife Sita. Dussehra is made up of two sanskrit words dasha (Ten) and hara (defeat).

Many plays and dance performances are organised by many social groups as well as schools known as Ramaleela. Dussehra is also seen as an auspicious day to worship tools which are used to earn income. In many offices, machines, tools, safety vaults, lockers, laptops, computers, etc. are worsipped. Some people also worship their vehicles. On Dussehra, big and huge effigies of the demon Ravan are burned across India.

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List of Holidays in India in 2022

WednesdayJanuary 26 2022Republic Day
TuesdayMarch 01 2022Maha Shivaratri
FridayMarch 18 2022Holi
ThursdayApril 14 2022Mahavir Jayanti
FridayApril 15 2022Good Friday
TuesdayMay 03 2022Eid-ul-fitar
MondayMay 16 2022Buddha Purnima
SundayJuly 10 2022Eid-ul-adha
MondayAugust 08 2022Muharram
MondayAugust 15 2022Independence Day
FridayAugust 19 2022Janmashtami
SundayOctober 02 2022Gandhi Jayanti
WednesdayOctober 05 2022Dussehra
SundayOctober 09 2022Id-e-milad
MondayOctober 24 2022Diwali
TuesdayNovember 08 2022Guru Nanak Jayanti
SundayDecember 25 2022Christmas