In 2013, we would celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
According to English calendar the anniversary would be celebrated on Saturday, 12th January and according to Hindu Lunar calendar it would be celebrated on Sunday, 3rd February.
The government of India has declared 12th January as National Youth Day in honor of Swami Vivekananda. Hence most non-spiritual activities like processions, speeches, recitations, music concerts, youth conventions, seminars, Yogasana presentations, essay writing competitions and sports events would be held on 12th January.
The spiritual and religious activities like Mangalarati, special worship, Homa, meditation, devotional songs, religious discourse and Sandyarati would be held on 3rd February on Krishna Paksha Saptami after seven days of Paush Purnima.