Festive Season 2020 edit-a-thon

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Festive Season 2020 edit-a-thon
5-6 December 2020
Festive Season 2020 edit-a-thon
Rangoli on Diwali 2020 at Moga, Punjab, India.jpg
A wiki-event is planned on 5 and 6 December 2020
Begins5 December 2020 (2020-12-05)
Ends6 December 2020 (2020-12-06)

Greetings for the ongoing festivities/festive seasons. Festive season 2020 edit-a-thon is the second edit-a-thon under the mini edit-a-thon series. This edit-a-thon is followed by Mahatma Gandhi 2020 edit-a-thon. This event is to be conducted on 5 and 6 December 2020. The festive season has already begun and this edit-a-thon is going to happen to celebrate all the Indian festivals.



  • To celebrate the festivals of India and aligning it with Wikimedia by improving the content about Indian festivals.



  • Dates: 5 December to 6 December 2020
  • Time: 5 December 2020 00:01 hours and 6 December 2020 23:59 hours.


This is an online event only. No on-ground activity/event is planned during this edit-a-thon.


For participating in this edit-a-thon, you can choose/edit any Wikimedia project such as Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, Wikisource, Wikiquote etc and make some improvement, just like Mahatma Gandhi edit-a-thon. These are some contribution you can make:

  • Create a Wikipedia article on Indian festivities you can access the list of some articles below. You may also use recommend.wmflabs.org for an article idea.
  • If the article already exists then you can expand a Wikipedia article (or you can copyedit, add reliable references, fix typos, add relevant images etc.)
  • Create Wikidata items or improve Wikidata items related to any Indian festivities.
  • Upload or improve images on Wikimedia Commons. Please see photos in gallery Festivals of India (please also see numerous subcategories). Other than uploading images, you may improve image details such as improving description, writing image descriptions in your native languages, adding/improving structured data etc. Also, you can add photos to Wikipedia articles, which do not have enough photos, from Wikimedia commons.
  • You can work on Wikisource as well if you have any book on book/article which you have on Wikisource. Proofread any page related to a specific festival or related to festivals.
  • Add or improve quotes on Wikiquotes.
  • This edit-a-thon is not limited to any specific Wikimedia project. You can select any Wikimedia project (like; Wikibooks, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia, Wikisource etc.) of your interest to contribute about Indian Festivities.

Note: All edits must follow a project's and the community's policies and guidelines. Please consider making a high-quality contribution. You can work on more than one project.


  • Please add your username below. Please also include the project names you worked on. You may add the project names after completion of your work also.


This is not a competition just like previous mini edit-a-thon, but more like a celebration. We do not have any target of NN number of articles to be created or expanded, or BB bytes to be added. The idea is to make some contribution. Some small appreciations will be sent to contributors to this event.

Note: This token of appreciation can be sent only to Wikimedians in India.

List of articles[edit]

Note: There is the list of some festivals which are celebrated in India. Feel free to expand the list or can add more festival names if you have any.


Special note: Please write your username below. Please mention only those projects with language name where you will work on during the edit-a-thon. We'll check your contribution on the mentioned projects only. You may change the projects during/after the edit-a-thon.

For example;
  1. Rajeeb (talk), Structure data on Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata
  2. Sangram Keshari Senapati, Odia Wikipedia/Wikisource, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons
  3. Raju Jangid (talk) 09:38, 24 November 2020 (UTC), Hindi Wikipedia/Wikidata[reply]
  4. Gazal world (talk) 09:39, 24 November 2020 (UTC), Gujarati Wikipedia[reply]
  5. Jagseer S Sidhu (talk) 10:18, 24 November 2020 (UTC) Punjabi Wikipedia, Wikisource, Wikidata, Commons[reply]
  6. ❙❚❚❙❙ GnOeee ❚❙❚❙❙ , Wikidata, Malayalam Wikipedia
  7. Ritu ramneek (talk) 11:49, 24 November 2020 (UTC) punjabi Wikipedia, wikisource[reply]
  8. Gill jassu (talk) 14:02, 24 November 2020 (UTC) punjabi wikipedia,wikisource[reply]
  9. Dugal harpreet (talk) 06:21, 25 November 2020 (UTC) Punjabi Wikipedia,Punjabi Wikisource[reply]
  10. Atudu (talk) 15:02, 26 November 2020 (UTC) Wikidata[reply]
  11. Vijay Barot, Gujarati wikipedia; wikimedia commons
  12. Brihaspati (talk) 12:09, 27 November 2020 (UTC), Gujarati Wikipedia[reply]
  13. Satpal Dandiwal (talk) 15:36, 27 November 2020 (UTC), Punjabi Wikipedia[reply]
  14. Simranjeet Sidhu (talk) 15:48, 27 November 2020 (UTC) , Punjabi Wikipedia[reply]
  15. Kiran Gopi (talk) 18:32, 27 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Nayan j Nath (talk) 18:59, 27 November 2020 (UTC), Assamese Wikipedia.[reply]
  17. Meenakshi nandhini (talk) 19:11, 27 November 2020 (UTC) Malayalam Wikipedia[reply]
  18. অজয় দাস (talk) 00:58, 28 November 2020 (UTC), Assamese Wikipedia[reply]
  19. Ranjithsiji (talk) 02:52, 28 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  20. Sushant savla (talk) 05:10, 28 November 2020 (UTC), Gujarati Wikipedia, Commons, Gujarati Wikisource[reply]
  21. Kuldhar Rabha (talk) 05:27, 28 November 2020 (UTC) Assamese Wikipedia[reply]
  22. --Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 06:01, 28 November 2020 (UTC) English and Telugu Wikisource, Telugu Wikipedia, Commons[reply]
  23. --Rajdeep ghuman (talk) 15:48, 28 November 2020 (UTC) Punjabi wikipedia, wikisource, wikidata[reply]
  24. -- দিব্য দত্ত (talk) 16:35, 28 November 2020 (UTC) Assamese Wikipedia[reply]
  25. --ঈশান জ্যোতি বৰা (talk) 16:52, 28 November 2020 (UTC) Assamese Wikipedia[reply]
  26. -- R Ashwani Banjan Murmu (talk) 04:27, 29 November 2020 (UTC) Santali Wikipedia. Odia Wikipedia[reply]
  27. Sreenandhini (talk) 04:48, 29 November 2020 (UTC) Wikidata, Malayalam Wikipedia[reply]
  28. Sridhar G (talk) Tamil Wikipedia, Commons,wikiquotes 14:50, 29 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  29. Bijendra Hansda Purudhul (talk) 15:12, 29 November 2020 (UTC) Santali Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons[reply]
  30. Mahalingam--TNSE Mahalingam VNR (talk) 15:35, 29 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  31. Rorki amandeep sandhu (talk) 08:19, 30 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  32. JyotiPN (talk) 08:41, 30 November 2020 (UTC)JyotiPN Assamese Wikipedia[reply]
  33. টিটো দত্ত (কথা) 08:51, 30 November 2020 (UTC), Wikimedia Commons, contribution tracked at c:Category:Bengali pronunciation uploaded during Festive Season 2020 edit-a-thon[reply]
  34. Bhuvana Meenakshi (talk) 10:19, 30 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  35. K.Venkataramana (talk) 14:48, 30 November 2020 (UTC) Telugu wikipedia[reply]
  36. Ramesam54 (talk) Ramesam54 (talk) 16:43, 30 November 2020 (UTC) Telugu Wikisource[reply]
  37. Babulbaishya (talk) 18:15, 30 November 2020 (UTC) Assamese Wikipedia, Wikidata[reply]
  38. -J. Ansari Talk 18:45, 30 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  39. Kasyap (talk) 06:25, 1 December 2020 (UTC) Telugu Wikipedia[reply]
  40. GGK1960 (talk)--GGK1960 (talk) 06:58, 1 December 2020 (UTC)Telugu wikisource[reply]
  41. Tnse anita cbe (talk) Tamil Wikisource,wikipedia, wikimedia Commons 10:23, 01, December 2020 (UTC)
  42. Maina Tudu (talk) 14:13, 1 December 2020 (UTC) Santali Wikipedia[reply]
  43. --Chandan Chiring Phukon Let's chat 12:03, 2 December 2020 (UTC) Assamese wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons[reply]
  44. #𝕾𝖆𝖋𝖚𝖆𝖓(𝖙𝖆𝖑𝖐) 12:25, 2 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  45. Hasan (talk) 12:30, 2 December 2020 (UTC) Urdu Wikipedia[reply]
  46. Soumendrak (talk) 15:52, 2 December 2020 (UTC) Odia Wikipedia[reply]
  47. Kazi Mizanur Rahaman (talk) 21:20, 2nd December 2020 (UTC) Bengali Wikipedia/Wikisource
  48. आर्या जोशी (talk) 05:41, 3 December 2020 (UTC)Marathi Wikipedia[reply]
  49. Faismeen (talk) 06:19, 3 December 2020 (UTC) Urdu Wikipedia[reply]
  50. Pranayraj Vangari (talk) |Contribs) 08:53, 3 December 2020 (UTC) Telugu Wikipedia[reply]
  51. Nilesh shukla (talk) 13:14, 3 December 2020 (UTC), Hindi Wikipedia[reply]
  52. উন্মীলন মেধি (talk) 15:29, 3 December 2020 (UTC), Assamese Wikipedia[reply]
  53. Salil Kumar Mukherjee (talk) 16:49, 3 December 2020 (UTC) Bengali Wikisource/Wikipedia[reply]
  54. KartikMistry (talk) 17:38, 3 December 2020 (UTC) Gujarati Wikipedia, Wikidata[reply]
  55. Aliva Sahoo (talk) 08:11, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  56. Satdeep Gill (talk) 09:11, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  57. Hindust@niक्या करें? बातें! 09:13, 4 December 2020 (UTC), Hindi Wikipedia[reply]
  58. SlowPhoton (talk) 11:18, 4 December 2020 (UTC), Assamese Wikipedia[reply]
  59. User:Balu1967--Balu1967 (talk) 11:37, 4 December 2020 (UTC) Tamil Wikipedia[reply]
  60. Mulkh Singh (talk) 11:43, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  61. JogiAsad (talk) 12:19, 4 December 2020 (UTC) Sindhi/Urdu Wikipedia[reply]
  62. Natural-moustache Simple Black.svg  Innocentbunny    TALK  12:03, 4 December 2020 (UTC), Hindi Wikipedia[reply]
  63. कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया (talk) 12:47, 4 December 2020 (UTC) , Hindi Wikisource/Hindi Wikipedia जोनबील मेला[reply]
  64. অনামিকা(চুমু) বড়া (talk) 18:54, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  65. ज्ञानदा गद्रे-फडके (talk) 03:02, 5 December 2020 (UTC) Marathi Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata[reply]
  66. Gujarati and English Wikipedia VikramVajir (talk) 03:22, 5 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  67. Joy sagar Murmu (talk) 04:00, 5 December 2020 (UTC) Santali Wikipedia[reply]
  68. MT731 (talk) 04:47, 5 December 2020 (UTC) Santali Wikipedia[reply]
  69. Jagmit Singh (talk) 07:09, 5 December 2020 (UTC) Punjabi Wikipedia/Wikidata[reply]
  70. ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਵਿਰਦੀ (talk) 07:15, 5 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  71. Nitesh Gill (talk) 07:18, 5 December 2020 (UTC) - Punjabi Wikipedia ਪੋਂਗਲ (ਤਿਉਹਾਰ) ਰਾਸ-ਲੀਲਾ[reply]
  72. --Hellohappy (talk) 07:33, 5 December 2020 (UTC) Odia, English and Hindi Wikipedia, Wikidata[reply]
  73. Kalpgna (talk) 11:06, 5 December 2020 (UTC) Gujarati Wikipedia[reply]
  74. KSK TRY (talk) 14:25, 5 December 2020 (UTC) Tamilwikisource[reply]
  75. Girijaanand (talk) 14:24, 5 December 2020 (UTC) tamil wikisource[reply]
  76. Golam Mukit ☆ (Talk) 01:21, 6 December 2020 (UTC)- Bengali Wikipedia[reply]
  77. বিশ্বজিৎ বৈশ্য (talk) 11:56, 6 December 2020 (UTC) Assamese Wi#[reply]
  78. pranamikaadhikary(Talk)19:35,6 December 2020 (UTC) Assamese wikipedia
  79. Gaurav Jhammat on Punjabi Wikipedia Gaurav Jhammat (talk) 14:35, 6 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  80. Alokjain19883105 (talk) 14:45, 6 December 2020 (UTC) Wikimedia Commons[reply]
  • Sanskrit Wikipedians have participated in this edit-a-thon. click here for more details and participant's list.


During this 2-day-long edit-a-thon, we saw contributions from 13 Indian language communities— Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Santali, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu (and English). In this event total 98 Wikimedians signed up to create or improve content regarding festivals on different Wikimedia projects. Out of 98 users, 76 editors participated.

Most of the participants created content on Wikipedia and around 230 articles were created. 13 editors from the Assamese community participated and created 59 new articles. The Sanskrit community performed well. They (User: Sayant Mahato and User: Soorya Hebbar) created a local page on Sanskrit Wikipedia for this event and 17 participants created 18 articles in Sanskrit. On Tamil Wikipedia, 4 editors created 21 new articles, only User: Balu1967 created 12 articles. User: Maina Tudu from the Santali community, created 10 articles. On Malayalam Wikipedia, User: Meenakshi Nandini created 13 pages. User:आर्या जोशी created 5 new articles on Marathi Wikipedia. User: Simranjeet Sidhu from Punjabi community, created 14 articles. Gujurati Wikipedian User: Vijay Barot created 11 new articles. User: Salil Kumar Mukherjee created a total of 5 articles on Bengali Wikipedia. User: Hellohappy created 3 articles, one on Odia, Hindi, English Wikipedia, respectively.
On Wikisource, we saw less participation for this time. A few users made edits on it and created some pages or proofread the pages of those books which are related to festivities, directly or indirectly. User: Rajdeep Ghuman pages proofread on Punjabi Wikisource. On Telugu Wikisource, User: GGK1960 created a few pages, around 27 pages. On Wikidata, the edits were mostly related to labels and descriptions improvement. User: Atudu, User: GnOeee, User:Marajozkee contributed to Wikidata during this event.

The editors contributed to Wikimedia Commons well. Editors uploaded files on Commons, beside of it, structure data also added on Wikimedia Commons. User: Alokjain19883105 uploaded 44 pictures or files on Commons. Tamil community User: Sridhar G uploaded 5 files. From Marathi community User:आर्या जोशी uploaded 17 photos and User:ज्ञानदा गद्रे-फडके uploaded 3 files of festivals.

Also, on two more projects volunteers took part. One is Wikiquotes and the other one is LinguaLibre (through it files uploaded on Wikimedia Commons). User: Sridhar G created a page on Wikiquotes about an Indian festival, Diwali. User: Titodutta recorded 442 words on LiguaLibre related to Indian festivities and uploaded on Commons.


For any query related to the event please contact Nitesh (CIS-A2K).