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

2004 Festival Calendar

January 1
New Year
January 14
March 8
April 9
April 18
Sri Raama Navami
May 6
Easwaramma Day
July 21
Guru Purnima
August 26
Sri Krishna Janmaashtami
September 7
Ganesh Chaturthi
September 15
October 12
Dasara or Vijayadashami 
November 1
November 12 - 13
Akhanda Bhajan
November 19
Women's Day
November 23
Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's 80th Birthday
December 25