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 2020 date is November 20 in India as per IST.
The six-day fasting and vratham begins on 28 October and ends on 2 November. On 3 November, Thirukalynam is held.
Skanda Sashti date in Singapore and Malaysia: 20 November. In Malaysia, Skanda Sashti vritham begins on 15 November and ends on 20 November with Soorasamharam.
Skanda Sashti 2020 date in all cities of USA and Canada: 19 November. In USA & Canada, Soorasamharam date is 19 November. Trinidad & Guyana will celebrate Skanda Sashti on 19 November.
Skanda Sashti 2020 date in all cities of UK: 20 November.
Skanda Shashti in Australia: November 20.
Skanda Sasthi in New Zealand: 20th November. In New Zealand & Fiji, Skanda Sashti celebrations begin on 15 November & Soorasamharam date is 20 November.
Skanda Sashti is also celebrated with utmost fervor in Sri Lanka, and South Africa, and many other countries where Tamil Hindus live.