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The Punjabi calendar is based on the Bikrami calendar which started in 57 B.C. with King Vikramaditya. The calendar uses the solar aspect of the Bikrami calendar and has the first day of Vaisakh as the Punjabi new year which is celebrated as Vaisakhi.

No. Name Punjabi Days Julian Months
1 Chet ਚੇਤ 31 14 March – 13 April
2 Vaisakh ਵੈਸਾਖ 31 14 April – 14 May
3 Jeth ਜੇਠ 31 15 May – 14 June
4 Harh ਹਾੜ 31 15 June – 15 July
5 Sawan ਸਾਵਣ 31 16 July – 15 August
6 Bhadon ਭਾਦੋਂ 30 16 August – 14 September
7 Assu ਅੱਸੂ 30 15 September – 14 October
8 Katak ਕੱਤਕ 30 15 October – 13 November
9 Maghar ਮੱਘਰ 30 14 November – 13 December
10 Poh ਪੋਹ 30 14 December – 12 January
11 Magh ਮਾਘ 30 13 January – 11 February
12 Phagun ਫੱਗਣ 30/31 12 February – 13/14 March

The Punjabi months (solar)

The months of the Punjabi calendar are:

No.

Name

Punjabi Gurmukhi

Punjabi Shahmukhi

Western months

1

Vaisakh

ਵੈਸਾਖ

ویساکھ

Mid April – Mid May

2

Jeth

ਜੇਠ

جیٹھ

Mid May – Mid June

3

Harh

ਹਾੜ

ہاڑھ

Mid June – Mid July

4

Sawan

ਸਾਵਣ

ساون

Mid July – Mid August

5

Bhadon

ਭਾਦੋਂ

بھادوں

Mid August – Mid September

6

Assu

ਅੱਸੂ

اسو

Mid September – Mid October

7

Katak

ਕੱਤਕ

کاتک

Mid October – Mid November

8

Maghar

ਮੱਘਰ

مگھر

Mid November – Mid December

9

Poh

ਪੋਹ

پوہ

Mid December – Mid January

10

Magh

ਮਾਘ

ماگھ

Mid January – Mid February

11

Phagun

ਫੱਗਣ

پھگن

Mid February – Mid March

12

Chet

ਚੇਤ

چیت

Mid March – Mid April

Punjabi lunar calendar:

The lunar aspect of the calendar begins with Chait. The first day of this month however is not the new lunar year as the lunar year begins on the day after the new moon in Chait. The months of the Punjabi lunar calendar start from the day after the full moon and end on the following full moon. Accordingly, the month of Chait is split between two years whereby the two weeks up to the new moon are counted in the preceding year and the two weeks from the day after the new moon fall into the next year. However, the Chait new year is not the official Punjabi new year but as the lunar year starts with Chait, Punjabi folk poetry, Barah Maha, begins the lunar year with this month. The lunar aspect of the Punjabi calendar determines many Punjabi festivals.

Punjabi festivals:

Festival Month Solar or Lunar month Date
Maghi/Makar Sankranti Magh Solar 1 Magh
Holika Dahan Phagan Lunar Phagan full moon
Holi Chait Lunar First day of Chait after Phagan full moon
Raksha Bandhan Sawan Lunar Sawan full moon
Vaisakhi Visakh Solar 1 Visakh
Lohri Poh Solar Last day of Poh
Teej/Teeyan Sawan Lunar Sawan month/3rd day from and including new moon (dark night)
Basant Festival Magh Lunar 5th day from and including new moon (dark night)

The days in Punjabi

No. Day in Western calendar Day in Punjabi
1. Monday Somvaar
2. Tuesday Mangalvar
3. Wednesday Budhvaar
4. Thursday Veervaar
5. Friday Shukarvaar
6. Saturday Sanicharvaar
7. Sunday Aitvaar

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