Skanda Sashti, the popular festival dedicated to Lord Murugan or Skanda, is celebrated on the sixth day in bright half of Karthigai month as per Tamil calendar. Skanda Sashti 2014 date is October 29 in India as per IST.
The six-day fasting and vratham begins on 24 October and ends on 29 October. On 30th October, Thirukalynam is held.
Skanda Sashti date in Singapore and Malaysia: 29 October. In Malaysia, Skanda Sashti vritham begins on 24 October and ends on 29 October with Soorasamharam.
Skanda Sashti 2014 date in all cities of USA and Canada: 29 October. In USA & Canada, Soorasamharam date is 29 October.
Skanda Sashti 2014 date in all cities of UK: 29 October
Skanda Shashti in Australia: 29 October
Skanda Sasthi in New Zealand: 29 October. In New Zealand & Fiji, Skanda Sashti celebrations begin on 24 October & Soorasamharam date is 29 October.
Skanda Sashti is also celebrated with utmost fervor in Sri Lanka, and South Africa, and many other countries where Tamil Hindus live.