India has a total of 53 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 downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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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
Sunday January 13 National holiday
Makar Sankranti
Monday January 14 National holiday
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
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
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
Holika Dahana
Wednesday March 20 National holiday
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
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, 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
Sunday April 14 National holiday
Ambedkar Jayanti
Sunday April 14 Observance
Mahavir Jayanti
Wednesday April 17 National holiday
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
Easter Day
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 21 National holiday
Birthday of Ravindranath
Tuesday May 7 National holiday
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
Rath Yatra
Thursday July 4 National holiday
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
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, or the Islamic New Year, is a public holiday in India.
Tuesday September 10 National holiday
Wednesday September 11 National holiday
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, 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 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
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
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 24 National holiday
Many Christians celebrate Christmas Day, which is a gazetted holiday in India, on December 25 each year.
Wednesday December 25 National holiday