Swami Vivekananda’s birthday is celebrated on the 12th of January every year in India, especially in the state of West Bengal. The day is observed as the National Youth Day following the Government of India’s declaration of the same in the year 1984.
Reason of celebrating the Swami Vivekanand Jayanti
Swami Vivekananda is an inspiration for millions of youths throughout the world with his teachings. His prominence was felt at a convention in Chicago in the year 1893 where he was a participant and speaker. His famous speech on India’s spirituality-driven culture and robust history drew praises from the Americans, especially from the intellectual circle. His strong personality, vast knowledge in science and Vedanta, and empathy towards human and animal life made him the torchbearer of peace and humanity.
How the celebrations take place?
It is celebrated in the form of National Youth Day. It is celebrated in many colleges and schools across the West Bengal.
Apart from other government-organized events and cultural programmes, Vivekananda’s birthday is also celebrated at Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. Mangal aarti, devotional songs, meditation, recital of Vivekananda’s teachings, and Sandhya aarti are performed at the Ramakrishna Math to mark the occasion.
Not only in India but Vivekananda’s birthday is also celebrated at the Vedanta Society of Toronto, Canada. The society strives to spread Vivekananda’s Vedanta-inspired teaching to the world.
So, if you are planning celebrate Swami Vivekananda’s birthday in the year 2020, you can pay a visit to Ramakrishna Math or Ramakrishna Mission.