Purnima in 2018

Purnima - The night of Full Moon is called as Purnima (or Poornima). On this night, moon is visible as full circle and brighter than other days. According to purnimanta calendar, new month starts from the day next to Purnima. So you can say that the Purnima is the last day of month.
There are two types of traditional calendars - Solar (based upon Sun) and Lunisolar (based upon Moon). Sankranti is the beginning of new month according to Solar calendar.
New Year 2018 - If you are looking for 'hindu calendar new year 2018', then the simple answer is 18 March, 2018. If you are inserted in some more details, then continue reading.
According to Hindu calendar, Chaitra is considered as the first month of the year. The new year starts from first day of shukla paksha of Chaitra, so the new year date is 18 March 2018 (Sunday) according to lunisolar calendar.
According to solar calendar, the new year starts from Chaitra Sankranti, which means the new year date in 2018 is 14 March (Wednesday).
Many readers consider the festival of Vaisakhi as the new year day. But actually this festival is related to the harvesting season of wheat crop in the north India.
The information on this page is divided into following sections:

Purnima in January 2018

There will be no purnima in February 2018. The last purnima was on 31st January and purnima comes after around 29 days. So the next purnima will come on 1st March. So although its very rare, but this year there is no purnima in the month of February. Purnima in Feb 2018

The Magha Purnima is on 31 Jan (Wednesday) and the Phalgun month will start from its next day i.e. 1st Feb. As this is associated with the rotation of moon around the earth and each cycle takes little more than 29 days, so the day of purnima comes after almost 29 days. On the chaturdashi of month of Phalgun i.e. 14th day, festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated. In the current year, Maha Shivratri is on 14th Feb.

Hindu Calendar January 2018

The special days and Hindu festivals during the month of January 2018 are given in this section.
Hindu Calendar January 2018
Date Weekday Special Day
Purnima (Pausha Purnima) 2nd Tuesday
Sri Ganesh Sankat Chauth 5th Friday
Ekadashi 12th Friday
Lohri 13th Saturday
Sankranti (Makar Sankranti) 14th Sunday
Amavasya (Magha Amavas) 16th Tuesday
Gupt Navratri Start 18th Thursday
Panchami (Basant Panchami) 22nd Monday
Durga Ashtami 25th Thursday
Dashami 27th Saturday
Ekadashi 28th Sunday
Guru Ravidas Jayanti 31st Wednesday
Purnima (Magha Purnima) 31st Wednesday

Sankranti in February 2018

Sankranti in February 2018 is on 12 February (Monday) and the month of Phalgun will start on this date. Phalgun is the twelevth month of the year according to Bikarmi Samvat (Vikram Samvat) calendar.

Maagh, the eleventh month of the year, will end on 11th Feb. By the start of Phalgun month, the winter season is about to end.

Sankranti Dates 2018

Sankranti - The relative motion of Sun and Earth is divided into 12 Rashis or phases. The day when Sun moves from one Rashi to another is called as Sankranti. Sankranti is the first day of a month according to Indian traditional calendars based upon Solar movement. Chaitra is the first month of the year according to Bikrami Samvat calendar and hence the Sankranti of this month is considered as the new year day. So according to Indian calendar of 2018, the new year will start on Wednesday, 14th March 2018.
Sr. No. Sankranti Date Day of Week Indian Month
1. 14 JanuarySunday1 Magh
2. 12 FebruaryMonday1 Phalgun
3. 14 MarchWednesday1 Chaitra
4. 14 AprilSaturday1 Vaisakh
5. 14 MayMonday1 Jyeshtha
6. 15 JuneFriday1 Ashadha
7. 16 JulyMonday1 Sharaavana
8. 17 AugustFriday1 Bhadra
9. 17 SeptemberMonday1 Ashwin
10. 17 OctoberWednesday1 Kartik
11. 16 NovemberFriday1 Agahana
12. 16 DecemberSunday1 Pausha

Purnima Dates 2018

The list of Purnima dates in the year 2018 is given in the following table.
Sr. No.Purnima DateDay of Week
1.2 JanuaryTuesday
2.31 JanuaryWednesday
3.1 MarchThursday
4.31 MarchSaturday
5.30 AprilMonday
6.29 MayTuesday
7.28 JuneThursday
8.27 JulyFriday
9.26 AugustSunday
10.25 SeptemberTuesday
11.24 OctoberWednesday
12.23 NovemberFriday
13.22 DecemberSaturday

Amavasya in 2018

Amavasya is the new moon day and the Moon is not visible on the night of amavasya. The amavasya in the month of January 2018 is on 16th (Tuesday) & 17th (Wednesday) January. According to Amanta Calendar (Hindu calendar from Amavasya to Amavasya), the Magha month will start from this Amavasya.
Sr. No.Masya DateDay of Week
1. 16, 17 JanuaryTuesday, Wednesday
2. 15 FebruaryThursday
3. 17 MarchSaturday
4. 15, 16 AprilSunday, Monday
5. 15 MayTuesday
6. 13 JuneWednesday
7. 13 JulyFriday
8. 11 AugustSaturday
9. 9 SeptemberSunday
10. 9 OctoberTuesday
11. 7 NovemberWednesday
12. 7 DecemberFriday