All festivals observed by Bharatiyas have a marvelous inner meaning. But men in general view them in terms of external observances and celebrate them with feasts and frolic. These festivals were really intended to be used for the exclusive worship of the Divine, enjoy the bliss of that devotion and overcome pain and sorrow. These holy days were instituted for the purpose of getting rid of ignorance and cultivating right knowledge, the higher wisdom and cosmic consciousness.
- Baba
Sanathana Sarathi, May 1989
From Digest II - A collection of Sri Sathya Sai Baba's sayings

2003 Festival Calendar

January 1
New Year
January 14
February 18
March 21
March 30
Sri Raama Navami
May 6
Easwaramma Day
July 2
Guru Purnima
August 28
September 7
Sri Krishna Janmaashtami
September 17
Ganesh Chaturthi
October 22/23
Dasara or Vijayadashami 
November 11
November 13 - 14
Akhanda Bhajan
November 19
Women's Day
November 23
Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's 79th Birthday
December 25