Hindu Heritage Month: All you need to know

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On Sept. 5, – Hindu dharma-based many organizations which include the ones of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, and Jain traditions from across the world, introduced the addition of every other predominant festival, a whole month of festivals, in October because of the Hindu Heritage Month.

Hindu Heritage Month
Hindu Heritage Month

Why Hindu Heritage Month

Hindus are one of the newest and fastest-growing immigrant communities in the United States and Canada. Supported by a strong family structure and a love of education, they are fully integrated into all aspects of their adopted society, enriching it not only with exceptional professional contributions but also a rich cultural heritage, said the organizers in a press release. From stylish ethnic clothes to delicious food at festivals like Holi and Diwali, their rich and diverse culture has impressed everyone in the Western world.

Based on the “open source” model, the celebration of Hindu Heritage Month will be a showcase of the diversity so fundamental to Hindu civilization. Each participating organization will decide on the modalities and program of its events. on any given day, multiple events can take place in different parts of the United States and Canada. Celebrations can take many forms: cultural programs, fashion shows, webinars, multi-day conferences, walking marathons, and more, the choices are limited only by our imagination. Some events can take place in person but most will be virtual, given the Covid19 situation.

Celebrations of Hindu Heritage Month

Each participating organization will decide on the modalities and program of its events. Each day, several events can take place in different parts of the United States and Canada. Celebrations can take many forms: cultural programs, fashion shows, webinars, multi-day conferences, walking marathons, and more, “the choices are only limited by our imagination,”

Importance of Hindu Heritage Month

The Vedic Sanatan Dharma – which is, with limited understanding, called Hinduism – represents the only continuous civilization that has stood the test of time for tens of thousands of years. There is not a single book that can be consulted to get what Hindu philosophy is, for it is constantly evolving and its contribution to human civilization is immeasurable; its liveliness risks being overlooked. Hindu Heritage Month will give the world an opportunity to understand just how open and free this philosophy is, which is very often limited and distorted by the label ‘religion’.

President of Hindu University of America Kalyan Viswanathan said, “Hindu Heritage Month is a great opportunity for the Hindu community to remember our collective journey so far – from ancient Vedic times to our golden ages, through the trials and tribulations of conquest and colonization – and look with optimism at the opportunity we have to reclaim and re-articulate the Hindu worldview for future generations. Between the celebrations, I hope we can reflect on what it means to be Hindu in the modern world: what it’s just being of a certain ethnicity or that we have something to say, something to contribute that could be of immeasurable value to all of humanity.

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