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Public Holidays in India in 2011

India List of National and regional Public holidays of India in 2011

Day Date Holiday Comments
Saturday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu only
Sunday January 23 Jan 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Tripura, West Bengal only. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
Wednesday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Tuesday February 15 Feb 15 Milad-un-Nabi
Wednesday March 02 Mar 2 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Friday March 18 Mar 18 Holi
Tuesday April 12 Apr 12 Ram Navami
Thursday April 14 Apr 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Saturday April 16 Apr 16 Mahavir Jayanti
Friday April 22 Apr 22 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Tuesday May 17 May 17 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Wednesday June 15 Jun 15 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Himachal Pradesh.
Monday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Friday August 19 Aug 19 Parsi New Year Mumbai Only
Monday August 22 Aug 22 Janmashtami Bangalore, Delhi. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday August 30 Aug 30 Idul Fitr All states except Goa, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh
Sunday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Thursday October 06 Oct 6 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday October 26 Oct 26 Deewali Deepawali
Tuesday November 01 Nov 1 Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only
Sunday November 06 Nov 6 Idul Juha Bakrid
Thursday November 10 Nov 10 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Saturday November 26 Nov 26 Muharram Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community
Tuesday December 06 Dec 6 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day


National Holiday Regional Holiday


  • Only the secular holidays of Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday are observed nationally.
  • Public holidays in India tend to be observed on a strictly regional basis. The above dates are Government of India holidays, when government offices will be closed nationwide. In addition, there are numerous festivals and fairs which are also observed in some states as holidays, the dates of which change from year to year.
  • Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are the latest known dates.
  • Although not government official holidays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day are observed nationally.

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