India has a total of 71 holidays in 2021. 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
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day is celebrated many countries such as in India on the January 1 in the Gregorian calendar.
Lohri
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Lohri is a restricted holiday in India
Pongal
Thursday, January 14, 2021 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
Thursday, January 14, 2021 Makar Sankranti is a restricted holiday in India
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is the Sikh annual celebration that occurs in countries such as India around December or January in the Gregorian calendar.
Republic Day
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 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
Friday, February 12, 2021 Chinese New year is an annual global celebration in many countries including India.
Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14, 2021 Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many places worldwide, including in India, on February 14 each year.
Vasant Panchami
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Vasant Panchami, or India’s spring festival, is a Hindu event that includes special rituals and highlights the start of spring.
Shivaji Jayanti
Friday, February 19, 2021 Shivaji Jayanti is a restricted holiday in India
Hazarat Ali's Birthday
Friday, February 26, 2021 Hazarat Ali's Birthday is a restricted holiday in India
Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Saturday, February 27, 2021 Guru Ravidas Jayanti is a restricted holiday in India
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
Monday, March 8, 2021 Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti is a restricted holiday in India
Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri
Thursday, March 11, 2021 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
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in India (New Delhi)
First day of Passover
Sunday, March 28, 2021 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.
Holika Dahana
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Holika Dahana is a restricted holiday in India
Holi
Monday, March 29, 2021 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.
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 1, 2021 Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Good Friday
Friday, April 2, 2021 Many Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death on Good Friday. It is a gazetted holiday in India.
Easter Day
Sunday, April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Chaitra Sukhladi
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Chaitra Sukhladi is a restricted holiday in India
Vaisakhi
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 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
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Mesadi is a restricted holiday in India
Ambedkar Jayanti
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Ambedkar Jayanti is a observance in India
Bahag Bihu/Vaisakhadi
Thursday, April 15, 2021 Bahag Bihu/Vaisakhadi is a restricted holiday in India
Rama Navami
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Rama Navami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Rama, the first son of King Dasaratha of Ayodhya.
Mahavir Jayanti
Sunday, April 25, 2021 Mahavir Jayanti is a gazetted holiday in India
May Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Jamat Ul-Vida
Friday, May 7, 2021 Jamat Ul-Vida is a restricted holiday in India
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 9, 2021 Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Birthday of Ravindranath
Sunday, May 9, 2021 Birthday of Ravindranath is a restricted holiday in India
Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar
Friday, May 14, 2021 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.
Buddha Purnima/Vesak
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima, celebrates of Gautama Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death.
Father's Day
Sunday, June 20, 2021 Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in India (New Delhi)
Rath Yatra
Monday, July 12, 2021 Rath Yatra is a restricted holiday in India
Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 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.
Guru Purnima
Saturday, July 24, 2021 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 1, 2021 Friendship Day is a observance in India
Independence Day
Sunday, August 15, 2021 India's Independence Day is an annual gazetted holiday on August 15 to commemorate the day India became an independent nation.
Parsi New Year
Monday, August 16, 2021 Parsi New Year is a restricted holiday in India
Muharram/Ashura
Thursday, August 19, 2021 Muharram, or the Islamic New Year, is a public holiday in India.
Onam
Saturday, August 21, 2021 Onam is a restricted holiday in India
Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)
Sunday, August 22, 2021 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
Monday, August 30, 2021 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.
Janmashtami (Smarta)
Monday, August 30, 2021 Janmashtami (Smarta) is a restricted holiday in India
Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi
Friday, September 10, 2021 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.
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in India (New Delhi)
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Saturday, October 2, 2021 Mahatma Gandhi's birthday is an annual gazetted holiday in India on October 2.
Maha Saptami
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Maha Saptami is a restricted holiday in India
Maha Ashtami
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Maha Ashtami is a restricted holiday in India
Maha Navami
Thursday, October 14, 2021 Maha Navami is a restricted holiday in India
Dussehra
Friday, October 15, 2021 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
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Milad un-Nabi is a gazetted holiday in India and marks the Prophet Muhammad's birthday.
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti is a restricted holiday in India
Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)
Sunday, October 24, 2021 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.
Halloween
Sunday, October 31, 2021 Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
Naraka Chaturdasi
Thursday, November 4, 2021 Naraka Chaturdasi is a restricted holiday in India
Diwali/Deepavali
Thursday, November 4, 2021 Diwali is a festival of physical and spiritual light celebrated in October or November each year.
Govardhan Puja
Friday, November 5, 2021 Govardhan Puja is a restricted holiday in India
Bhai Duj
Saturday, November 6, 2021 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)
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi) is a restricted holiday in India
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Friday, November 19, 2021 Guru Nanak Jayanti is a gazetted holiday in India
Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day is a restricted holiday in India
First Day of Hanukkah
Monday, November 29, 2021 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
Monday, December 6, 2021 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
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in India (New Delhi)
Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Many Christians celebrate Christmas Day, which is a gazetted holiday in India, on December 25 each year.
New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31, 2021 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.