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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is celebrated many countries such as in India on the January 1 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday January 1 National holiday
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is the Sikh annual celebration that occurs in countries such as India around December or January in the Gregorian calendar.
Sunday January 13 Observance
Lohri
Sunday January 13 National holiday
Makar Sankranti
Monday January 14 National holiday
Pongal
Many southern states in India, particularly Tamil Nadu, celebrate Pongal as a thanksgiving for the good harvest season in mid-January every year.
Tuesday January 15 National holiday
Republic Day
India's Republic Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Indian constitution. It is an annual gazetted holiday in India on January 26.
Saturday January 26 National holiday
Chinese New Year
Chinese New year is an annual global celebration in many countries including India.
Tuesday February 5 Observance
Vasant Panchami
Vasant Panchami, or India’s spring festival, is a Hindu event that includes special rituals and highlights the start of spring.
Sunday February 10 National holiday
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many places worldwide, including in India, on February 14 each year.
Thursday February 14 Observance
Shivaji Jayanti
Tuesday February 19 National holiday
Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Tuesday February 19 National holiday
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
Friday March 1 National holiday
Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri
Maha Shivaratri is an annual Hindu festival that is dedicated to Lord Shiva on the 13th or 14th day of the Hindu month of Maagha or Phalguna.
Monday March 4 National holiday
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20 Season
Holika Dahana
Wednesday March 20 National holiday
Holi
Holi is a spring festival of colors celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and others. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the upcoming season of spring. The festival can last up to sixteen days.
Thursday March 21 National holiday
Dolyatra
Thursday March 21 National holiday
Hazarat Ali's Birthday
Thursday March 21 National holiday
Chaitra Sukhladi
Saturday April 6 National holiday
Rama Navami
Rama Navami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Rama, the first son of King Dasaratha of Ayodhya.
Saturday April 13 Observance,Hinduism
Vaisakhi
Vaisakhi, also known as Baisakhi, is a harvest celebration on either April 13 or April 14 in the Gregorian calendar. It is one of India’s most notable celebrations.
Sunday April 14 National holiday
Mesadi/Vaisakhadi
Sunday April 14 National holiday
Ambedkar Jayanti
Sunday April 14 Observance
Mahavir Jayanti
Wednesday April 17 National holiday
Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Thursday April 18 Observance,Christian
Good Friday
Many Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death on Good Friday. It is a gazetted holiday in India.
Friday April 19 National holiday
First day of Passover
During Passover, the Jewish people remember the liberation of the Israelites from slavery, their exodus from Egypt, and that their first-born children were spared during the 10th plague, as told in the Haggadah.
Saturday April 20 Observance
Easter Day
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 21 National holiday
May Day
Wednesday May 1 Observance
Birthday of Ravindranath
Tuesday May 7 National holiday
Mother's Day
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Sunday May 12 Observance
Buddha Purnima/Vesak
Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima, celebrates of Gautama Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death.
Saturday May 18 National holiday
Jamat Ul-Vida
Friday May 31 National holiday
Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar
One day of Eid-ul-Fitar, which marks the end of Ramadan, is a gazetted holiday in India.
Wednesday June 5 Muslim,Common local holiday
Father's Day
Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
Sunday June 16 Observance
June Solstice
Friday June 21 Season
Rath Yatra
Thursday July 4 National holiday
Friendship Day
Sunday August 4 Observance
Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha
Many Muslims in India celebrate Eid al-Adha (Id-ul-Zuha or Bakr-Id), which is on the 10th to 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijja.
Monday August 12 National holiday
Independence Day
India's Independence Day is an annual gazetted holiday on August 15 to commemorate the day India became an independent nation.
Thursday August 15 National holiday
Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)
Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that is celebrated on the full moon of the Hindu month of Shravana (Shravan Poornima). The day is also sometimes referred to as Brother and Sister Day because it honors the relationship between brother and sister.
Thursday August 15 National holiday
Parsi New Year
Saturday August 17 National holiday
Janmashtami
Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Hindu month of Bhadrava (Bhadrapada), which is usually in August or September.
Saturday August 24 National holiday
Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi is the great Ganesha festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha during the Hindu Month of Bhadra, which usually falls between mid-August and mid-September. It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi and can last up to 10 days.
Monday September 2 National holiday
Muharram/Ashura
Muharram, or the Islamic New Year, is a public holiday in India.
Tuesday September 10 National holiday
Onam
Wednesday September 11 National holiday
September Equinox
Monday September 23 Season
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Mahatma Gandhi's birthday is an annual gazetted holiday in India on October 2.
Wednesday October 2 National holiday
Maha Saptami
Saturday October 5 National holiday
Maha Ashtami
Sunday October 6 National holiday
Maha Navami
Monday October 7 National holiday
Dussehra
Dussehra, also known as Vijaya Dashami, is an Indian festival that celebrates good forces over evil forces. It spans for 10 days and is celebrated in varied traditions across India.
Tuesday October 8 National holiday
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
Sunday October 13 National holiday
Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)
Karwa Chauth is an annual one-day festival that honors the Hindu god Shiva and goddess Parvati. It is celebrated by all married Hindu women on the fourth day after the full moon in the Hindu month of Kartik, which is usually in October.
Thursday October 17 National holiday
Naraka Chaturdasi
Sunday October 27 National holiday
Diwali/Deepavali
Diwali is a festival of physical and spiritual light celebrated in October or November each year.
Sunday October 27 National holiday
Govardhan Puja
Monday October 28 National holiday
Bhai Duj
Bhai Duj is a Hindu festival that celebrates the relationship between a brother and a sister on the second day after the new moon in the Hindu month of Kartika.
Tuesday October 29 National holiday
Halloween
Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
Thursday October 31 Observance
Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)
Saturday November 2 National holiday
Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad
Milad un-Nabi is a gazetted holiday in India and marks the Prophet Muhammad's birthday.
Sunday November 10 National holiday
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Tuesday November 12 National holiday
Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day
Sunday November 24 National holiday
December Solstice
Sunday December 22 Season
First Day of Hanukkah
Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah or the Festival of Lights, is celebrated for 8 days between the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar.
Monday December 23 Observance
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 24 National holiday
Christmas
Many Christians celebrate Christmas Day, which is a gazetted holiday in India, on December 25 each year.
Wednesday December 25 National holiday
Last day of Hanukkah
Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah or the Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days between the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar.
Monday December 30 Observance
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 31 Observance