Ganesh Chaturthi in USA – Hindu Holiday – Today holiday
Ganesh Chaturthi in the United States of America (USA) is celebrated by different religious organizations. A Hindu Society in Warrenville, Illinois named as Sai Samsthan, organizes the grandest Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in the USA. Other well-known organizations like North American Sankethi Association of New York and The Hindu Temple Society in Miami, Florida also hold the Ganesh Puja. This is a ten-day festival that according to Gregorian calendar starts in the month of August or September. The festival is celebrated in remembrance of Ganesha’s birthday so this is named as Ganesh Chaturthi in the US.
What is Ganesh Chaturthi?
Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is a Hindu festival that is held in high regard of Hindu god Ganesha. Ganesha is the god of good beginnings, prosperity and obstacle remover.
Ganesh Chaturthi History:
Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten day Hindu festival that is celebrated to honor the elephant headed god, Ganesha’s birthday. He is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He was born on the fourth day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu lunar month of Magh. The tale about the birth of Ganesha is quite interesting so the festival is celebrated in his memory. Ganesha is known by 108 different names and is the lord of arts and sciences and the deva of wisdom.
When is Ganesh Chaturthi in 2017?
Ganesh Chaturthi in 2017 will begin on Friday, 25th August 2017 and ends on Tuesday, 5th September 2017.
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations:
On the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi, a clay idol of Lord Ganesha is installed in homes. The entire family members gather together to celebrate the festival and Poojas are performed. During these days, homes are decorated with flowers. Temples witness the visit of a large number of devotees. All these celebrations last for ten days and on the last day of celebration; the idol of Lord Ganesha is taken on the streets. At the end of the day, the Idol is finally immersed in the river or sea.
Is it a holiday today?
To know whether it is a holiday today on Ganesh Chaturthi Day or not, we need to have a look at 2017 Holidays Calendar USA. In this list, we can see that Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu Holiday and not an official holiday in the USA.
Ganesh Chaturthi Holidays Calendar:
|Date||Week Day||Year||Holiday Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Sep 11||Sat||2010||Ganesh Chaturthi||Hindu Holiday|
|Aug 31||Wed||2011||Ganesh Chaturthi||Hindu Holiday|
|Sep 18||Tue||2012||Ganesh Chaturthi||Hindu Holiday|
|Sep 8||Sun||2013||Ganesh Chaturthi||Hindu Holiday|
|Aug 29||Fri||2014||Ganesh Chaturthi||Hindu Holiday|
|Sep 16||Wed||2015||Ganesh Chaturthi||Hindu Holiday|
|Sep 4||Sun||2016||Ganesh Chaturthi||Hindu Holiday|
|Aug 24||Thu||2017||Ganesh Chaturthi||Hindu Holiday|
|Sep 12||Wed||2018||Ganesh Chaturthi||Hindu Holiday|
|Sep 2||Mon||2019||Ganesh Chaturthi||Hindu Holiday|
|Aug 21||Fri||2020||Ganesh Chaturthi||Hindu Holiday|