India has a total of 71 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year’s Day is celebrated many countries such as in India on the January 1 in the Gregorian calendar.
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti
Sunday, January 13, 2019 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is the Sikh annual celebration that occurs in countries such as India around December or January in the Gregorian calendar.
Lohri
Sunday, January 13, 2019 Lohri is a restricted holiday in India
Makar Sankranti
Monday, January 14, 2019 Makar Sankranti is a restricted holiday in India
Pongal
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Many southern states in India, particularly Tamil Nadu, celebrate Pongal as a thanksgiving for the good harvest season in mid-January every year.
Republic Day
Saturday, January 26, 2019 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.
Chinese New Year
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Chinese New year is an annual global celebration in many countries including India.
Vasant Panchami
Sunday, February 10, 2019 Vasant Panchami, or India’s spring festival, is a Hindu event that includes special rituals and highlights the start of spring.
Valentine's Day
Thursday, February 14, 2019 Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many places worldwide, including in India, on February 14 each year.
Shivaji Jayanti
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Shivaji Jayanti is a restricted holiday in India
Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Guru Ravidas Jayanti is a restricted holiday in India
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
Friday, March 1, 2019 Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti is a restricted holiday in India
Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri
Monday, March 4, 2019 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.
March Equinox
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 March Equinox in India (New Delhi)
Holika Dahana
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Holika Dahana is a restricted holiday in India
Holi
Thursday, March 21, 2019 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.
Dolyatra
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Dolyatra is a restricted holiday in India
Hazarat Ali's Birthday
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Hazarat Ali's Birthday is a restricted holiday in India
Chaitra Sukhladi
Saturday, April 6, 2019 Chaitra Sukhladi is a restricted holiday in India
Rama Navami
Saturday, April 13, 2019 Rama Navami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Rama, the first son of King Dasaratha of Ayodhya.
Vaisakhi
Sunday, April 14, 2019 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.
Mesadi/Vaisakhadi
Sunday, April 14, 2019 Mesadi/Vaisakhadi is a restricted holiday in India
Ambedkar Jayanti
Sunday, April 14, 2019 Ambedkar Jayanti is a gazetted holiday in India
Mahavir Jayanti
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Mahavir Jayanti is a gazetted holiday in India
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 18, 2019 Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Good Friday
Friday, April 19, 2019 Many Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death on Good Friday. It is a gazetted holiday in India.
First day of Passover
Saturday, April 20, 2019 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.
Easter Day
Sunday, April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
May Day
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Birthday of Ravindranath
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Birthday of Ravindranath is a restricted holiday in India
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 12, 2019 Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Buddha Purnima/Vesak
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima, celebrates of Gautama Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death.
Jamat Ul-Vida
Friday, May 31, 2019 Jamat Ul-Vida is a restricted holiday in India
Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
Father's Day
Sunday, June 16, 2019 Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
June Solstice
Friday, June 21, 2019 June Solstice in India (New Delhi)
Rath Yatra
Thursday, July 4, 2019 Rath Yatra is a restricted holiday in India
Guru Purnima
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Guru Purnima is a festival that honors spiritual Gurus by remembering their life and teachings. It is observed on the full moon day, Purnima, in the Hindu month of Ashadh, which is usually June or July.
Friendship Day
Sunday, August 4, 2019 Friendship Day is a observance in India
Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha
Monday, August 12, 2019 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.
Independence Day
Thursday, August 15, 2019 India's Independence Day is an annual gazetted holiday on August 15 to commemorate the day India became an independent nation.
Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)
Thursday, August 15, 2019 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.
Parsi New Year
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Parsi New Year is a restricted holiday in India
Janmashtami (Smarta)
Friday, August 23, 2019 Janmashtami (Smarta) is a observance in India
Janmashtami
Saturday, August 24, 2019 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.
Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi
Monday, September 2, 2019 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.
Muharram/Ashura
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Muharram, or the Islamic New Year, is a public holiday in India.
Onam
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Onam is a restricted holiday in India
September Equinox
Monday, September 23, 2019 September Equinox in India (New Delhi)
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Mahatma Gandhi's birthday is an annual gazetted holiday in India on October 2.
Maha Saptami
Saturday, October 5, 2019 Maha Saptami is a restricted holiday in India
Maha Ashtami
Sunday, October 6, 2019 Maha Ashtami is a restricted holiday in India
Maha Navami
Monday, October 7, 2019 Maha Navami is a restricted holiday in India
Dussehra
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 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.
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
Sunday, October 13, 2019 Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti is a restricted holiday in India
Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)
Thursday, October 17, 2019 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.
Naraka Chaturdasi
Sunday, October 27, 2019 Naraka Chaturdasi is a restricted holiday in India
Diwali/Deepavali
Sunday, October 27, 2019 Diwali is a festival of physical and spiritual light celebrated in October or November each year.
Govardhan Puja
Monday, October 28, 2019 Govardhan Puja is a restricted holiday in India
Bhai Duj
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 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.
Halloween
Thursday, October 31, 2019 Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)
Saturday, November 2, 2019 Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi) is a restricted holiday in India
Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad
Sunday, November 10, 2019 Milad un-Nabi is a gazetted holiday in India and marks the Prophet Muhammad's birthday.
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Guru Nanak Jayanti is a gazetted holiday in India
Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day
Sunday, November 24, 2019 Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day is a restricted holiday in India
December Solstice
Sunday, December 22, 2019 December Solstice in India (New Delhi)
First Day of Hanukkah
Monday, December 23, 2019 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.
Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Many Christians celebrate Christmas Day, which is a gazetted holiday in India, on December 25 each year.
Last day of Hanukkah
Monday, December 30, 2019 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.
New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.