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Hindu calendar for 2013
|Event Date||Event||Event Description|
|Monday 14 January||Makar Sankrant||
Makar Sankrant is one of the most important festivals of the Hindu calendar and celebrates the sun's journey into the northern hemisphere.
|Friday 19 April||Swaminarayan Jayanti||
This day marks the birth of Lord Swaminarayan for followers of the Swaminarayan tradition.
|Saturday 5 October||Navaratri (start)||
Navaratri (nine nights) symbolises the triumph of good over evil and marks the start of autumn.
|Monday 14 October||Dussera||
Celebrates Lord Rama's victory over the evil demon Ravana.
|Sunday 3 November||Diwali||
Diwali, the festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is an occasion for celebrations by Hindus as well as Jains and Sikhs.