2019 South Asian Social Calendar: Southern California Wedding Date Guide

ShaadiShop’s 2019 South Asian Social Calendar Features:

  • all major Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Jain holidays
  • major events throughout Southern California i.e. Comic Con, Coachella, US Open of Surfing (events that could impact your wedding date and location)
  • scroll to the bottom for links to major sports team and convention center schedules spanning LA to San Diego.
  • you might also like our 2018 South Asian Social Calendar

Some of the couples we’re working with to find their wedding venue are already starting to look at wedding dates for 2019, so we wanted to get ahead so you don’t have to look up all of these dates individually!


January 2019

Jan. 1, Tuesday, Happy New Year!
Jan. 6, Sunday, Golden Globe Awards (Beverly Hills) Note: expect more traffic in the area
Jan. 13, Sunday, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Jan. 13, Sunday, Lohri
Jan. 15, Sunday, Pongal (Tamil Harvest Festival)
Jan. 26, Sunday, India’s Republic Day
Jan. 27, Sunday, Grammy Awards (LA)

February 2019

Feb. 4, Sunday, Sri Lankan Independence Day
Feb. 3, Sunday, Superbowl
Feb. 18, Monday, President’s Day (3 day weekend)
Feb. 24, Saturday, Academy Awards (Hollywood)

March 2019

Mar. 4, Monday, Maha Shivrarti
Mar. 17, Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day
Mar. 17, Sunday, LA Marathon (Santa Monica + Pasadena)
Mar. 20, Wednesday, Holi
Mar. 26, Tuesday, Bangladesh Independence Day

Note:
March 6-10 is the Natural Products Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center. Anaheim gets packed and hotel rooms rates go up significantly.

April 2019

Apr. 6, Saturday, Ugadi (Telugu New Year)
Apr. 12-14, Coachella Weekend 1
Apr. 12-14, Long Beach Grand Prix (avoid getting married in Long Beach this weekend)
Apr. 14, Sunday, Ram Navami
Apr. 14, Sunday, Bengali New Year
Apr. 14, Sunday, Puthandu (Tamil New Year)
Apr. 14, Sunday, Vaisakhi
Apr. 17, Wednesday, Mahavir Jayanti
Apr. 19, Friday, 1st day of Passover
Apr. 19, Friday, Good Friday
Apr. 19, Friday, Hanuman Jayanti
Apr. 21, Sunday, Easter
Apr. 26-28, Coachella Weekend 2
Apr. 27, Saturday, last day of Passover

Note: The Indian Film Festival is usually mid-April in LA.
Note: The Festival of Books is usually the 2nd to last weekend of April at USC, impacting traffic in/out of downtown LA.
Note: Since Easter is April 21, most schools will have spring break in around this. Expect more traffic in beach cities + Disneyland area.

May 2019

May 5, Sunday, 1st day of Ramadan
May 18, Vesak, Saturday Buddha’s birthday
May 27, Monday, Memorial Day

Note: Bay to Breakers in SF, is usually the 2nd to last weekend of May.

June 2019

June 4, Tuesday, Eid al-Fitr
June 27, Thursday, BET Awards (downtown LA)

Note: LA Pride Week is usually the 1st full week of June.

July 2019

July 4, Thursday, Happy birthday America!
July 17-21, Comic-Con San Diego
July 19-21 (tentative) US Open of Surfing Weekend 1 (Huntington Beach) (
July 26-28 (tentative) US Open of Surfing Weekend 2 (Huntington Beach); finals weekend = more crowds
July 26, Friday, Maldives Independence Day

Note: The OC Fair starts mid-July thru mid-August impacting traffic in Costa Mesa
Note: Pageant of the Masters at the Festival of Arts starts right after July 4 weekend thru the end of August. Expect more traffic getting in/out of Laguna Beach.

August 2019

Aug. 14, Wednesday, Pakistan Independence Day
Aug. 15, Thursday, India Independence Day
Aug. 10, Saturday, 1st day of Eid al-Adha
Aug. 11, Sunday, end of Eid al-Adha
Aug. 15, Thursday, Raksha Bandhan
Aug. 24, Saturday, Janmashtami
Aug. 26, Monday, 1st day of Burning Man
Aug. 27, Friday, 1st day of Paryushan

Note: the Catalina Ski Race is one of the 1st 3 weekends of August. Hotel room rates at venues in Long Beach go up at that time.
Note: The OC Fair starts mid-July thru mid-August impacting traffic in Costa Mesa

September 2019

Sept. 1, Sunday, 1st day of Onam
Sept. 1, Sunday, Ganesh Chaturthi
Sept. 2, Monday, Labor Day (USA)
Sept. 2, Monday, Last day of Burning Man
Sept. 3, Tuesday, Samvatsari (last day of Paryushan)
Sept. 13, Friday, Last day of Onam
Sept. 29, Sunday, 1st day of Navrati

Note: Garba will be every weekend in September

October 2019

Oct. 7, Monday, Columbus Day (USA) some people get the day off
Oct. 8, Tuesday, last day of Navratri
Oct. 8, Tuesday, Dussehra
Oct. 17, Thursday, Karwa Chauth
October 27, Sunday, Diwali
Oct. 29, Tuesday, Bhai Dhooj
Oct. 31, Thursday, Halloween

November 2019

Nov. 1, 2, Friday-Saturday, BlizzCon (impacts all venues in Anaheim).
Nov. 12, Tuesday Guru Nanak Jayanti
Nov. 21, Thursday, Thanksgiving (USA)

December 2019

Dec. 22, Sunday, 1st day of Hanukah
Dec. 25, Wednesday, Christmas
Dec. 30, Monday, last day of Hanukah

Note: Disneyland’s Christmas celebrations start the 2nd week of November thru the 1st week of January. Expect a significant traffic increase in the area.

We also suggest you check the schedules below if you’re planning to get married near areas where these teams play. Traffic on the freeways and exits will get backed up.

Angels schedule
Clippers schedule
Lakers schedule
LA Chargers schedule
LA Rams schedule
LA Galaxy schedule
San Diego Padres

USC Football schedule
UCLA Football schedule

Convention Center Schedules
Anaheim Convention Center schedule
LA Convention Center schedule
Long Beach Convention Center schedule
San Diego Convention Center

I hope this calendar of events and the links to the sports and event areas helps you make wedding date decisions easier.

Did you find this calendar helpful? Let me know in the comments. And follow ShaadiShop on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram so you can see our latest guides and tips.

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! 🙂

Samta Varia, Founder & CEO ShaadiShop: South Asian Wedding Venues

 


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