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AKSHAYA TRITIYA

When is Akshaya Tritiya in 2022?

Akshaya Tritiya in 2022 is on the Tuesday, 3rd of May (5/03/2022).

Akshaya Tritiya is on the 123th day of 2022. There are 242 days left in the year.

Akshaya Tritiya Facts

  • Date: May 03, 2022
  • 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
  • Fri
  • Apr 28, 2017
  • Wed
  • Apr 18, 2018
  • Tue
  • May 07, 2019
  • Sun
  • Apr 26, 2020
  • Fri
  • May 14, 2021

List of Religious Holidays of Hindu in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
ThursdayThuJan 14, 2021Jan 14Makarsankranti / Pongal
ThursdayThuJan 28, 2021Jan 28Thaipusam
TuesdayTueFeb 16, 2021Feb 16Vasant Panchami
ThursdayThuMar 11, 2021Mar 11Maha Shivaratri
SundaySunMar 28, 2021Mar 28Holika Dahan
MondayMonMar 29, 2021Mar 29Holi
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Ramanavami
MondayMonApr 12, 2021Apr 12Hindi New Year
TuesdayTueApr 13, 2021Apr 13Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year
WednesdayWedApr 14, 2021Apr 14Vaisakhi / Baisakhi / Vishu
WednesdayWedApr 14, 2021Apr 14Tamil New Year
ThursdayThuApr 15, 2021Apr 15Bengali New Year / Bihu
TuesdayTueApr 27, 2021Apr 27Hanuman Jayanti
FridayFriMay 14, 2021May 14Akshaya Tritiya
ThursdayThuJun 10, 2021Jun 10Savitri Pooja
MondayMonJul 12, 2021Jul 12Puri Rath Yatra
SaturdaySatJul 24, 2021Jul 24Guru Purnima
FridayFriAug 13, 2021Aug 13Nag Panchami
FridayFriAug 20, 2021Aug 20Varalakshmi Vrat
SaturdaySatAug 21, 2021Aug 21Onam
SundaySunAug 22, 2021Aug 22Raksha Bandhan
MondayMonAug 30, 2021Aug 30Krishna Janmashtami
FridayFriSep 10, 2021Sep 10Ganesh Chaturthi
FridayFriSep 17, 2021Sep 17Vishwakarma Puja
WednesdayWedOct 06, 2021Oct 06Navaratri begins
WednesdayWedOct 06, 2021Oct 06Mahalaya Amavasya
ThursdayThuOct 14, 2021Oct 14Navaratri ends / Maha Navami
FridayFriOct 15, 2021Oct 15Dusshera
TuesdayTueOct 19, 2021Oct 19Sharad Purnima
TuesdayTueNov 02, 2021Nov 02Dhan Teras
ThursdayThuNov 04, 2021Nov 04Diwali
SaturdaySatNov 06, 2021Nov 06Bhai Dooj
ThursdayThuNov 11, 2021Nov 11Chhath Puja
FridayFriNov 19, 2021Nov 19Kartik Poornima
WednesdayWedNov 24, 2021Nov 24Karwa Chauth
SundaySunDec 12, 2021Dec 12Dhanu Sankranti
TuesdayTueDec 14, 2021Dec 14Geeta Jayanti