There are Over 18 major holidays in the Hindu calendar are feast days that including Holi, Ramnavamni, Dusshera, Pongal, Janmashtami, and Diwali. More personal feast days include anniversaries of birthdays, marriages, and deaths. Fasting is also common, dependent on a person's social standing. Family, age, and gender are also factors for fasting. Fasting can be complete, eating "purer" foods, adopting a completely vegetarian diet or it can be abstaining from favourite foods. More Common fast days include Sundays, the day of the new moon, the full moon, the 10th and 11th day of each month, the Feast of Sivaratri, the 9th day of the month of Cheitra, the 8th day of Sravana, and days of eclipses, equinoxes, solstices, and conjunction of the planets.
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