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AKSHAYA TRITIYA

When is Akshaya Tritiya in 2023?

Akshaya Tritiya in 2023 is on the Saturday, 22nd of Apr (4/22/2023).

Akshaya Tritiya is on the 112rd day of 2023. There are 253 days left in the year.

Akshaya Tritiya Facts

  • Date: Apr 22, 2023
  • Religious
  • Also Called: Akha Teej
  • Celebrations: Start any new Venture, Buying Gold
Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya is a very popular festival that the Hindus and Jains celebrate every year. It is considered as one of the most important days for Hindu community as it is the day of the birth of the Lord Parasurama. The Hindu community considers this day as a lucky day and believes that any venture such as a business or the construction of a building started on that day will follow betterment and prosperity. Akshaya Tritiya is a one day event celebrated in late April or early May. Hindus celebrate this day because, according to them, Akshaya Tritiya is the day when the great God of Wisdom, God Ganesha, started writing the epic work called "Mahabharata". It is believed that when the Pandavas were in exile the Lord presented them a bowl which was named Akshaya Tritiya. That bowl was never empty and produces an unlimited amount of food on demand.

Akshaya Tritiya is considered as the most golden day of the year because the word Akshaya means the most "Eternal" that which never diminishes. Any initiative made on that day or anything bought on that day is considered to be good fortune. The most popular activity is the buying of gold and it is believed it will be a sign of good fortune for the buyer. In the Indian culture people typically starts a new business or begins a new venture on Akshaya Tritiya. This is also one of the most popular days for weddings to take plans as the spirit of this day bids them on a very long and fulfilling life journey. It was also believed that people born in that month will be very lucky and will shine bright throughout their life.

The most popular story regarding the celebration of Akshaya Tritiya is that Lord Karishna and Sudama were friends during their childhood. Sudama was poor and he went to Karishna to ask him for some financial help or to give him money as a gift as a friend. Sudama did not have anything else except the pouch of Poha and he felt ashamed when he gave it to Karishna as he treated Poha as a king. His poor friend was overwhelmed by the hospitality shown by the Lord Karishna that he could not ask his friend for financial support which led him to go home empty-handed. When he arrived at his home he saw that his run-down hut was converted into a palace and his family was wearing royal attire. Sudama knew that this was the blessing of his friend Krishna who blessed him with more wealth than he needed or could ever imagine. This is why Akshaya Tritiya is associated with material gains.

Akshaya Tritiya is the festival, which is considered as a Golden Day for Hindus and Jains. This festival is only for Hindus and Jains, therefore not considered as a public holiday nor is celebrated anywhere else in the world.

Akshaya Tritiya Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Tue
  • Apr 24, 2012
  • Mon
  • May 13, 2013
  • Fri
  • May 02, 2014
  • Tue
  • Apr 21, 2015
  • Mon
  • May 09, 2016

List of Religious Holidays of Hindu in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 15, 2023Jan 15Makarsankranti / Pongal
ThursdayThuJan 26, 2023Jan 26Vasant Panchami
SundaySunFeb 05, 2023Feb 05Thaipusam
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18Maha Shivaratri
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07Holika Dahan
WednesdayWedMar 08, 2023Mar 08Holi
WednesdayWedMar 22, 2023Mar 22Hindi New Year
WednesdayWedMar 22, 2023Mar 22Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year
ThursdayThuMar 30, 2023Mar 30Ramanavami
ThursdayThuApr 06, 2023Apr 06Hanuman Jayanti
FridayFriApr 14, 2023Apr 14Tamil New Year
FridayFriApr 14, 2023Apr 14Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu
SaturdaySatApr 15, 2023Apr 15Bengali New Year / Bihu
SaturdaySatApr 22, 2023Apr 22Akshaya Tritiya
FridayFriMay 19, 2023May 19Savitri Pooja
TuesdayTueJun 20, 2023Jun 20Puri Rath Yatra
MondayMonJul 03, 2023Jul 03Guru Purnima
MondayMonAug 21, 2023Aug 21Nag Panchami
FridayFriAug 25, 2023Aug 25Varalakshmi Vrat
TuesdayTueAug 29, 2023Aug 29Onam
WednesdayWedAug 30, 2023Aug 30Raksha Bandhan
WednesdayWedSep 06, 2023Sep 06Krishna Janmashtami
SundaySunSep 17, 2023Sep 17Vishwakarma Puja
TuesdayTueSep 19, 2023Sep 19Ganesh Chaturthi
FridayFriOct 13, 2023Oct 13Mahalaya Amavasya
SundaySunOct 15, 2023Oct 15Navaratri begins
MondayMonOct 23, 2023Oct 23Navaratri ends / Maha Navami
TuesdayTueOct 24, 2023Oct 24Dusshera
SaturdaySatOct 28, 2023Oct 28Sharad Purnima
WednesdayWedNov 01, 2023Nov 01Karwa Chauth
FridayFriNov 10, 2023Nov 10Dhan Teras
SundaySunNov 12, 2023Nov 12Diwali
TuesdayTueNov 14, 2023Nov 14Bhai Dooj
SundaySunNov 19, 2023Nov 19Chhath Puja
MondayMonNov 27, 2023Nov 27Kartik Poornima
SaturdaySatDec 16, 2023Dec 16Dhanu Sankranti
FridayFriDec 22, 2023Dec 22Geeta Jayanti

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
ThursdayThuJan 12, 2023Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
ThursdayThuJan 19, 2023Jan 19National Popcorn Day
WednesdayWedFeb 01, 2023Feb 01National Signing Day
ThursdayThuFeb 02, 2023Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 03, 2023Feb 03National Wear Red Day
ThursdayThuFeb 09, 2023Feb 09National Pizza Day
MondayMonFeb 13, 2023Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 14, 2023Feb 14Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 15, 2023Feb 15National Bagel Day
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 21, 2023Feb 21National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 22, 2023Feb 22National Margarita Day
FridayFriMar 03, 2023Mar 03National Employee Appreciation Day
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 12, 2023Mar 12Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 13, 2023Mar 13National Napping Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Walkout Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 20, 2023Mar 20National Proposal Day
ThursdayThuMar 23, 2023Mar 23National Puppy Day
ThursdayThuMar 30, 2023Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 05, 2023Apr 05National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 06, 2023Apr 06National Burrito Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07National Beer Day
TuesdayTueApr 11, 2023Apr 11National Pet Day
WednesdayWedApr 12, 2023Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 04, 2023May 04National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 14, 2023May 14Mother's Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Towel Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day
ThursdayThuJun 08, 2023Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 18, 2023Jun 18Father's Day
WednesdayWedJun 21, 2023Jun 21National Selfie Day
ThursdayThuJun 22, 2023Jun 22National Kissing Day
ThursdayThuJul 13, 2023Jul 13National French Fry Day
FridayFriJul 14, 2023Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 16, 2023Jul 16National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 19, 2023Jul 19National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 23, 2023Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
MondayMonJul 24, 2023Jul 24National Tequila Day
SaturdaySatJul 29, 2023Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
TuesdayTueAug 01, 2023Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 06, 2023Aug 06National Sister Day
MondayMonSep 18, 2023Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Vodka Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Taco Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 21, 2023Oct 21Sweetest Day
SundaySunOct 29, 2023Oct 29National Cat Day
TuesdayTueOct 31, 2023Oct 31Halloween
FridayFriNov 03, 2023Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24Black Friday
MondayMonNov 27, 2023Nov 27Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 02, 2023Dec 02Candle Day
SaturdaySatDec 09, 2023Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 15, 2023Dec 15National Ugly Sweater day