India has a total of 70 holidays in 2020. 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
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year’s Day is celebrated many countries such as in India on the January 1 in the Gregorian calendar.
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti
Thursday, January 2, 2020 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
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Lohri is a restricted holiday in India
Pongal
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Many southern states in India, particularly Tamil Nadu, celebrate Pongal as a thanksgiving for the good harvest season in mid-January every year.
Makar Sankranti
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Makar Sankranti is a restricted holiday in India
Chinese New Year
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Chinese New year is an annual global celebration in many countries including India.
Republic Day
Sunday, January 26, 2020 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.
Vasant Panchami
Thursday, January 30, 2020 Vasant Panchami, or India’s spring festival, is a Hindu event that includes special rituals and highlights the start of spring.
Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Sunday, February 9, 2020 Guru Ravidas Jayanti is a restricted holiday in India
Valentine's Day
Friday, February 14, 2020 Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many places worldwide, including in India, on February 14 each year.
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti is a restricted holiday in India
Shivaji Jayanti
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Shivaji Jayanti is a restricted holiday in India
Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri
Friday, February 21, 2020 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.
Holika Dahana
Monday, March 9, 2020 Holika Dahana is a restricted holiday in India
Hazarat Ali's Birthday
Monday, March 9, 2020 Hazarat Ali's Birthday is a restricted holiday in India
Holi
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 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.
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020 March Equinox in India (New Delhi)
Chaitra Sukhladi
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Chaitra Sukhladi is a restricted holiday in India
Rama Navami
Thursday, April 2, 2020 Rama Navami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Rama, the first son of King Dasaratha of Ayodhya.
Mahavir Jayanti
Monday, April 6, 2020 Mahavir Jayanti is a gazetted holiday in India
First day of Passover
Thursday, April 9, 2020 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.
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 9, 2020 Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Good Friday
Friday, April 10, 2020 Many Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death on Good Friday. It is a gazetted holiday in India.
Easter Day
Sunday, April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Vaisakhi
Monday, April 13, 2020 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
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Mesadi/Vaisakhadi is a restricted holiday in India
Ambedkar Jayanti
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Ambedkar Jayanti is a observance in India
May Day
Friday, May 1, 2020 May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Buddha Purnima/Vesak
Thursday, May 7, 2020 Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima, celebrates of Gautama Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death.
Birthday of Ravindranath
Thursday, May 7, 2020 Birthday of Ravindranath is a restricted holiday in India
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 10, 2020 Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Jamat Ul-Vida
Friday, May 22, 2020 Jamat Ul-Vida is a restricted holiday in India
Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar
Monday, May 25, 2020 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.
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020 June Solstice in India (New Delhi)
Father's Day
Sunday, June 21, 2020 Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
Rath Yatra
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Rath Yatra is a restricted holiday in India
Guru Purnima
Sunday, July 5, 2020 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.
Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha
Friday, July 31, 2020 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.
Friendship Day
Sunday, August 2, 2020 Friendship Day is a observance in India
Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)
Monday, August 3, 2020 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.
Janmashtami (Smarta)
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Janmashtami (Smarta) is a restricted holiday in India
Janmashtami
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 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.
Independence Day
Saturday, August 15, 2020 India's Independence Day is an annual gazetted holiday on August 15 to commemorate the day India became an independent nation.
Parsi New Year
Sunday, August 16, 2020 Parsi New Year is a restricted holiday in India
Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi
Saturday, August 22, 2020 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
Saturday, August 29, 2020 Muharram, or the Islamic New Year, is a public holiday in India.
Onam
Monday, August 31, 2020 Onam is a restricted holiday in India
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September Equinox in India (New Delhi)
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Friday, October 2, 2020 Mahatma Gandhi's birthday is an annual gazetted holiday in India on October 2.
Maha Saptami
Thursday, October 22, 2020 Maha Saptami is a restricted holiday in India
Maha Ashtami
Friday, October 23, 2020 Maha Ashtami is a restricted holiday in India
Maha Navami
Saturday, October 24, 2020 Maha Navami is a restricted holiday in India
Dussehra
Sunday, October 25, 2020 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.
Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad
Thursday, October 29, 2020 Milad un-Nabi is a gazetted holiday in India and marks the Prophet Muhammad's birthday.
Halloween
Saturday, October 31, 2020 Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
Saturday, October 31, 2020 Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti is a restricted holiday in India
Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 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
Saturday, November 14, 2020 Naraka Chaturdasi is a restricted holiday in India
Diwali/Deepavali
Saturday, November 14, 2020 Diwali is a festival of physical and spiritual light celebrated in October or November each year.
Govardhan Puja
Sunday, November 15, 2020 Govardhan Puja is a restricted holiday in India
Bhai Duj
Monday, November 16, 2020 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.
Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)
Friday, November 20, 2020 Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi) is a restricted holiday in India
Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day is a restricted holiday in India
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Monday, November 30, 2020 Guru Nanak Jayanti is a gazetted holiday in India
First Day of Hanukkah
Friday, December 11, 2020 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.
Last day of Hanukkah
Friday, December 18, 2020 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.
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020 December Solstice in India (New Delhi)
Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas
Friday, December 25, 2020 Many Christians celebrate Christmas Day, which is a gazetted holiday in India, on December 25 each year.
New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2020 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.