Talk:List of Hindu festivals

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2014 dates[edit]

Many of these are in Category:Moveable holidays (2014 date missing). Would be cool if we had the dates for the upcoming year.


There are two ways to add this:

  • in article's infobox, add |date2014= followed by the date

Or even better:

Maybe a function for the Hindu calendar should be set up (sample for another series of dates: Module:Easter). -- 签名 sig at 09:41, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Request create a sample entry in article's info box for the others to follow. As the first entry, you could include the upcoming festival Makar Sankranti, celebrated when Sun enters Capricorn constellation. It is usually January 14th and may change by a day due to the transit for the year. We can then follow your edit method. Prodigyhk (talk) 02:09, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
The articles in Category:Moveable holidays (2014 date missing) now have a red link at "2014". Have a look at one. It seems to work as the number of articles in the category keeps reducing. See Template_talk:Infobox_holiday#Editintro_for_2014_dates for a description.
I have to learn more about the underlying calendar to make an entry for Template:Infobox holiday/date. Is there a function somewhere that shows how the 14 January is calculated? -- 签名 sig at 19:13, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
Not sure if that holiday is a particular easy one to do. Besides, it doesn't vary that much.
An easier might be: e.g. Sitalsasthi (random sample) lists here "Sixth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Jyestha" and in the infobox "Jyeshta Shukla Shashti" (both terms seem to be equivalent).
It should be possible to build a function that converts either into Gregorian dates. In the infobox, we would just add "date=Jyeshta Shukla Shashti" or ( "hindu_day=6", "hindu_fortnight=bright", "hindu_month=Jyestha". -- 签名 sig at 19:56, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
Hindu festivals follow the movement of the Sun and the Moon. If we have a function that is based on the almanac, it will work. Prodigyhk (talk) 20:07, 11 January 2014 (UTC)