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|New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is celebrated many countries such as in India on the January 1 in the Gregorian calendar.
|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.
Many southern states in India, particularly Tamil Nadu, celebrate Pongal as a thanksgiving for the good harvest season in mid-January every year.
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
Chinese New year is an annual global celebration in many countries including India.
Vasant Panchami, or India’s spring festival, is a Hindu event that includes special rituals and highlights the start of spring.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many places worldwide, including in India, on February 14 each year.
|Guru Ravidas Jayanti
|Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
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.
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.
|Hazarat Ali's Birthday
Rama Navami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Rama, the first son of King Dasaratha of Ayodhya.
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.
Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Many Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death on Good Friday. It is a gazetted holiday in India.
|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.
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
|Birthday of Ravindranath
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima, celebrates of Gautama Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death.
One day of Eid-ul-Fitar, which marks the end of Ramadan, is a gazetted holiday in India.
Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
|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.
India's Independence Day is an annual gazetted holiday on August 15 to commemorate the day India became an independent nation.
|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.
|Parsi New Year
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
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, or the Islamic New Year, is a public holiday in India.
|Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Mahatma Gandhi's birthday is an annual gazetted holiday in India on October 2.
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
|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.
Diwali is a festival of physical and spiritual light celebrated in October or November each year.
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 is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
|Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)
Milad un-Nabi is a gazetted holiday in India and marks the Prophet Muhammad's birthday.
|Guru Nanak Jayanti
|Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day
|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.
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Many Christians celebrate Christmas Day, which is a gazetted holiday in India, on December 25 each year.
|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.
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.