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Holiday Weekday Date
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
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
Lohri
Sunday January 13
Makar Sankranti
Monday January 14
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
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
Chinese New Year
Chinese New year is an annual global celebration in many countries including India.
Tuesday February 5
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
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many places worldwide, including in India, on February 14 each year.
Thursday February 14
Shivaji Jayanti
Tuesday February 19
Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Tuesday February 19
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
Friday March 1
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
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20
Holika Dahana
Wednesday March 20
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
Dolyatra
Thursday March 21
Hazarat Ali's Birthday
Thursday March 21
Chaitra Sukhladi
Saturday April 6
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
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
Mesadi/Vaisakhadi
Sunday April 14
Ambedkar Jayanti
Sunday April 14
Mahavir Jayanti
Wednesday April 17
Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Thursday April 18
Good Friday
Many Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death on Good Friday. It is a gazetted holiday in India.
Friday April 19
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
Easter Day
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 21
May Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Wednesday May 1
Birthday of Ravindranath
Tuesday May 7
Mother's Day
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Sunday May 12
Buddha Purnima/Vesak
Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima, celebrates of Gautama Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death.
Saturday May 18
Jamat Ul-Vida
Friday May 31
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
Father's Day
Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
Sunday June 16
June Solstice
Friday June 21
Rath Yatra
Thursday July 4
Friendship Day
Sunday August 4
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
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
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
Parsi New Year
Saturday August 17
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
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
Muharram/Ashura
Muharram, or the Islamic New Year, is a public holiday in India.
Tuesday September 10
Onam
Wednesday September 11
September Equinox
Monday September 23
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Mahatma Gandhi's birthday is an annual gazetted holiday in India on October 2.
Wednesday October 2
Maha Saptami
Saturday October 5
Maha Ashtami
Sunday October 6
Maha Navami
Monday October 7
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
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
Sunday October 13
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
Naraka Chaturdasi
Sunday October 27
Diwali/Deepavali
Diwali is a festival of physical and spiritual light celebrated in October or November each year.
Sunday October 27
Govardhan Puja
Monday October 28
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
Halloween
Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
Thursday October 31
Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)
Saturday November 2
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
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Tuesday November 12
Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day
Sunday November 24
December Solstice
Sunday December 22
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
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 24
Christmas
Many Christians celebrate Christmas Day, which is a gazetted holiday in India, on December 25 each year.
Wednesday December 25
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
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 31