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October 2020 Calendar: Monthly Calendar

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The October 2020 calendar from AstroSage is here with all the information you need for the month. Take a peek at all the festivals, fasts, and holidays that you will encounter this 2020.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Ekadashi (S)
11    27
Dwadashi (S)
12    28
Trayodashi (S)
13    29
Chaturdashi (S)
14    30
Poornima
15    1
Prathama (K)
1    2
Dvitiya (K)
2    3
Dvitiya (K)
2    4
Tritiya (K)
3    5
Chaturthi (K)
4    6
Panchami (K)
5    7
Shashti (K)
6    8
Saptami (K)
7    9
Ashtami (K)
8    10
Navami (K)
9    11
Dashami (K)
10    12
Ekadashi (K)
11    13
Dwadashi (K)
12    14
Trayodashi (K)
13,14    15
Amavasya
15    16
Prathama (S)
1    17
Dvitiya (S)
2    18
Tritiya (S)
3    19
Chaturthi (S)
4    20
Panchami (S)
5    21
Shashti (S)
6    22
Saptami (S)
7    23
Ashtami (S)
8    24
Navami (S)
9    25
Dashami (S)
10    26
Ekadashi (S)
11    27
Dwadashi (S)
12    28
Trayodashi (S)
13    29
Chaturdashi (S)
14    30
Poornima
15    31

Note: (K) - Krishna Paksha Tithi, (S) - Shukla Paksha Tithi

October 2020 Festivals
1 Thursday Purnima Vrat
5 Monday Sankashti Chaturthi
13 Tuesday Parama Ekadashi
14 Wednesday Pradosh Vrat (K)
15 Thursday Masik Shivaratri
16 Friday Amavasya
17 Saturday Sharad Navratri , Tula Sankranti , Ghatasthapana
21 Wednesday Kalparambha
22 Thursday Navpatrika Puja
24 Saturday Durga Maha Navami Puja , Durga Puja Ashtami
25 Sunday Dussehra , Sharad Navratri Parana
26 Monday Durga Visarjan
27 Tuesday Papankusha Ekadashi
28 Wednesday Pradosh Vrat (S)
31 Saturday Ashwin Purnima Vrat

Monthly Calendar for October 2020


A calendar is a system of organizing dates, days, and times – to keep a record of significant fests and other important events. Various calendars are used around the world and have been prevalent for a long time. The most common way of timekeeping has been the Gregorian calendar with the seven days and twelve months. The days are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; while the months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December. Yet, different areas still prefer depending on traditional tier calendars for the calculation of their significant festivals and such. In the same vein, although the Gregorian Calendar is used for all administration tasks in India. However, for the computation of dates of our major festivals and fasts, the Panchang is taken into account.


The Hindu Panchang


Even though the Hindu Panchang is one of the more renowned calendars of India, however, numerous others are given priority in different states. For example:

  • The Shalivahana Shaka, commonly called Shaka Samvat is majorly used in South India
  • Vikram Samvat (Bikrami) is prevalent in Northern and Central regions of India
  • Tamil calendar is used in Tamil Nadu
  • Bengali calendar is widespread in the Bengal region
  • The Malayalam calendar for Kerala, a schedule based on the solar cycle unlike all above, which emphasize the lunar cycle.

The Indian calendar is more complicated than the Gregorian one. While the latter adds days to a month every four years, to make up for the mismatch between the 354 lunar and 365 solar days; the former follows a more intricate pattern. In order to maintain the integrity of the lunar month, the Indian calendar 2020 includes an entire month (Adhik Mas) every few years through elaborate calculations.


Monthly 2020 Calendar


The Monthly 2020 calendar here uses the Gregorian pattern; however, the fasts and festivals are calculated based on the Indian calendar. Unlike the prevalent New Year falling at 1 January, the Hindu New Year falls in April-March, in the Hindu month of Chaitra. Let us take a look at how the months from both formats match and differ from each other:

  1. Chaitra (March–April)
  2. Vaishakh (April–May)
  3. Jyeshtha (May–June)
  4. Ashadha (June–July)
  5. Shravan (July–August)
  6. Bhadrapada (August–September)
  7. Ashwin (September–October)
  8. Karthik (October–November)
  9. Margashirsha (November–December)
  10. Pausha (December–January)
  11. Magha (January–February)
  12. Phalguna (February–March)

Jain Monthly Calendar 2020


The Jain calendar 2020, much like the Vikram and Shak Samvat Panchangs is a lunisolar calendar. It includes an extra month every three years to match the lunar days with the solar days, and its dates are known as Tithis. Here are the months of Jain monthly calendar 2020, and how they coincide with the Gregorian calendar:

  1. Kartak (October–November)
  2. Maagsar (November–December)
  3. Posh (December–January)
  4. Maha (January–February)
  5. Faagan (February–March)
  6. Chaitra (March–April)
  7. Vaishakh (April–May)
  8. Jeth (May–June)
  9. Ashadh (June–July)
  10. Shravan (July–August)
  11. Bhadarvo (August–September)
  12. Aaso (September–October)

Islamic Monthly Calendar 2020


Unlike the Hindu panchang and its various classifications which are lunisolar, the Islamic Calendar or Hijri Calendar is entirely a lunar one. It is based on the phases of the moon, and thus, there are only 354 or 355 days in the 12 months. As a result, the Islamic Calendar is shorter than the Gregorian one, and shifts according to it consistently. Each of the twelve months of the Islamic calendar has a meaning associated with it. These are:

S.No.Month in EnglishMonth in ArabicMeaning
1Muharramمُحَرَّمforbidden
2Safarصَفَرvoid
3Rabi al-Awwalرَبِيع ٱلْأَوَّلthe first spring
4Rabi al-Thani (Rabī’ al-Ākhir)ربيع الثاني or رَبِيع ٱلْآخِرthe second spring
5Jumada al-Ulaجُمَادَىٰ ٱلْأُولَىٰthe first of parched land
6Jumada al-Akhirahجُمَادَىٰ ٱلْآخِرَةthe last of parched land
7Rajabرَجَبrespect, honour
8Shabanشَعْبَانscattered
9Ramadanرَمَضَانburning heat
10Shawwalشَوَّالraised
11Zulqaedahذُو ٱلْقَعْدَةthe one of truce/sitting
12Zulhijjahذُو ٱلْحِجَّةthe one of pilgrimages

Tamil Monthly Calendar 2020


The Panchang commonly used in the state of Tamil Nadu and its residents is the Tamil Calendar. Its months coincide with the Hindu Panchang, like all other alliterations of the Panchang, however, the names differ slightly, as:

S.No.Month in TamilTransliterationHindu MonthGregorian Calendar equivalent
1சித்திரைChithiraiChaitraApril to May
2வைகாசிVaikāsiVaishakhMay to June
3ஆனிĀniJyeshthaJune to July
4ஆடிĀdiAshadhaJuly to August
5ஆவணிĀvaṇiShravanaAugust to September
6புரட்டாசிPuraṭṭāsiBhadrapadaSeptember to October
7ஐப்பசிAippasiAshwinOctober to November
8கார்த்திகைKārttikaiKarthikNovember to December
9மார்கழிMārkazhiMargashirshaDecember to January
10தைTaiPaushaJanuary to February
11மாசிMāsiMaghaFebruary to March
12பங்குனிPaṅkuniPhalgunaMarch to April

Chinese Monthly Calendar 2020


The Chinese Monthly Calendar is a lunisolar calendar similar to the Hindu panchang in specific ways. Much like the Panchang, the Chinese calendar also has 354 days in a 12-month-year (common year), and to compensate for the mismatch in the lunar and solar days, they include an extra month almost once every three years, which is then called a long year. The months in the Chinese Calendar were originally named after natural phenomena – the Phenological names of the months are associated with fauna and plants. On the other hand, the Earthly Branch names of the months are given as per the ordering system of twelve Terrestrial Branches. The modern way of naming the months include numbers as a month name. Let us take a look at all these naming systems and how the Chinese months correspond with Gregorian calendar:

S.No.Gregorian MonthsPhenological MonthEarthly Branch MonthModern Month
1January - February陬月; zōuyuè; ’corner month’; square of Pegasus month寅月; yínyuè; ’tiger month’正月; zhēngyuè; ’first month’
2February - March杏月; xìngyuè; ’apricot month’卯月; mǎoyuè; ’rabbit month’二月; èryuè; ’second month’
3March - April桃月; táoyuè; ’peach month’辰月; chényuè; ’dragon month’三月; sānyuè; ’third month’
4April - May梅月; méiyuè; ’plum flower month’巳月; sìyuè; ’snake month’四月; sìyuè; ’fourth month’
5May - June榴月; liúyuè; ’pomegranate month’午月; wǔyuè; ’horse month’五月; wǔyuè; ’fifth month’
6June - July荷月; héyuè; ’lotus month’未月; wèiyuè; ’goat month’六月; liùyuè; ’sixth month’
7July - August蘭月; 兰月; lányuè; ’orchid month’申月; shēnyuè; ’monkey month’七月; qīyuè; ’seventh month’
8August - September桂月; guìyuè; ’osmanthus month’酉月; yǒuyuè; ’rooster month’八月; bāyuè; ’eighth month’
9September - October菊月; júyuè; ’chrysanthemum month’戌月; xūyuè; ’dog month’九月; jiǔyuè; ’ninth month’
10October - November露月; lùyuè; ’dew month’亥月; hàiyuè; ’pig month’十月; shíyuè; ’tenth month’
11November - December冬月; dōngyuè; ’winter month’;葭月; jiāyuè; ’reed month’子月; zǐyuè; ’rat month’十一月; shíyīyuè; ’eleventh month’
12December - January冰月; bīngyuè; ’ice month’丑月; chǒuyuè; ’ox month’臘月; 腊月; làyuè; ’end-of-year month’

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