Swami Vivekananda Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Swami Vivekananda according to Hindu Lunar Calendar. According to Gregorian Calendar, Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863. However, according to Hindu calendar, his birthday falls on the Paush Krishna Saptami, the 7th day after the full moon day in the Hindu month of Paush. Therefore the date varies from year to year. The date of the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda as per Hindu Lunar Calendar is on January 31, 2016. It is the 153rd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
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On the occasion of 153rd Birth Anniversary celebrated as National Youth Day.
According to Gregorian Calendar Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863 into an aristocratic Bengali family of Calcutta. However, his birthday is celebrated according to Hindu calendar and this day is known as Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. In 1984 the government of India decided to observe Swami Vivekananda’s Gregorian date of birth as National Youth Day. Hence National Youth Day of India is celebrated each year on January 12 since 1985.