Faagan month or Falgun month fifth month in Gujarati calendar followed in Gujarat and some other western parts of India. Faagan month 2017 begins on February 27 and ends on March 28.
Fagan month is a period of time in which Punam or Full Moon falls on Purv Faagan or Uttar Fagan nakshatra. Holi and Dhuleti are the major festivals celebrated in Gujarati Falgun month. The same calendar is followed in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Sud Paksh in Fagan month 2017 starts on February 27 and ends on March 12.
Vad Paksh in Falgun month 2017 begins on March 13 and ends on March 28.
Fagan mahina is the auspicious period for Shiva Puja and Sri Krishna Puja. In ISKCON temples and Swaminarayan Temple, Faagan mahina marks many celebrations. Holashtak, Vasantotsav, and Dhuleti Fuldolotsav are the important events among them.
The important festivals in Phalgun Month 2017 as per Gujarati calendar…
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 – Amalaki Ekadashi
Sunday, 12 March 2017 – Holi Festival
Sunday, 12 March 2017 – Holika Dahan
Monday, 13 March 2017 – Rangwali Holi
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 – Meena Sankranti
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 – Basoda Festival
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 – Sheetala Ashtami
Friday, 24 March 2017 – Papmochani Ekadashi