February 29 called a Leap Day occurs once every four years called a Leap Year. A leap year contains one extra day in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the solar year. In a leap year, February has 29 days instead of the usual 28. There are 366 days in a leap year because it takes slightly longer, an extra 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds, to complete an orbit around the sun. The year 2016 is a leap year, and February 29 is leap day.
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Celebrating the 639th Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas.
Guru Ravidas (1377-1527 CE) was a north Indian mystic poet-saint of the bhakti movement, social reformer and a spiritual figure. The life details of Ravidas are uncertain and contested. Most scholars believe he was born into a low caste family who were regarded as untouchables. As per Hindu calendar Guru Ravidas was born on Magha Purnima, the full moon day in the month of Magh. Accordingly, 639th Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas is celebrated as Guru Ravidas Jayanti on February 22, 2016.
According to Bengali Panjika, February 13, 2016 marks Saraswati Puja.
Swami Vivekananda's speeches at the Parliament of World's Religions, Chicago, 1893.
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.
Observe with due solemnity and pay homage to martyrs.
Martyrs’ Day in India, is observed at the national level on January 30, the anniversary of the assassination of the father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, in 1948. The Nation pays homage to the Mahatma and other martyrs who gave their lives in the struggle for India’s freedom on January 30 every year.
The ceremony on January 29 ends Republic Day celebrations.
The Beating the Retreat Ceremony is conducted in the capital city of Delhi in India on the evening of January 29, the third day after the Republic Day, and marks the culmination of the Republic Day festivities. The annual musical extravaganza is performed by the bands of the three wings of the military, the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. The venue is the imposing Vijay Chowk square at the foot of the Raisina Hill on which the British-built Rashtrapati Bhawan stands.
Wishing you all a very Happy Republic Day of India 2016.
Today, India celebrates 67th Republic Day. The Republic Day parade is held every year in New Delhi, and makes the celebration even more beautiful and entertaining. In India, Republic Day commemorates the date on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India on January 26, 1950.
The nation salutes Netaji on the occasion of 119th Birth Anniversary.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (January 23, 1897 – unconfirmed) was an Indian revolutionary who led an Indian national political and military force against Britain and the Western powers during World War II. He was one of the most prominent leaders who struggled for India’s Independence from British rule, and is a legendary figure in India today. He was famously known as Netaji. To celebrate 119th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, we have compiled ten of his timeless inspirational quotes designed by GoldenTwine Graphic.
Celebrating the 409th Birth Anniversary of Shri Trailanga Swami.
Trailanga Swami (reportedly 1607 – December 26, 1887 CE) was a great Hindu yogi and mystic famed for his spiritual powers. For most of his life he stayed in Varanasi, India. He is regarded by devotees as an incarnation of Shiva. Swami Ramakrishna referred to him as The Walking Shiva of Varanasi. According to some accounts, he lived a very long life of around 280 years. Trailanga Swami was also known as Telang Swami and Tailang Swami.
Celebrating the 349th Birth Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a Sikh festival that commemorates the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh (December 22, 1666 – October 7, 1708 CE), the tenth Guru of Sikhism. It is a religious celebration in which prayers for prosperity are offered. Hundreds thousands of devotees and pilgrims throng Amritsar’s Golden Temple. Guru Gobind Singh is revered as The Tenth Nanak, Sarbans Dani (The merciful donor, who sacrificed his all), Mard Agamra (A Man without any parallels) and Shah-e-Shahenshah (The Emperor of Emperors).