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2015: India

India National public holidays of India in 2015

DayDateHolidayComments
Thursday January 01 New Years Day Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu only
Sunday January 04 Milad-un-Nabi Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Monday January 05 Guru Govind Singh Jayanti Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab only. Birthday of the tenth and final Sikh prophet-teacher
Monday January 05 Guru Govind Singh Birthday Himachal Pradesh only
Monday January 12 Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal only.
Tuesday January 13 Bhogi Andhra Pradesh Only
Wednesday January 14 Pongal Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
Thursday January 15 Uzhavar Tirunal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only
Friday January 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
Saturday January 24 Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha,Tripura, West Bengal only
Sunday January 25 Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh only
Monday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Tuesday February 03 Guru Ravidas Birthday Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
Tuesday February 17 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Thursday February 19 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra (Mumbai) only
Thursday March 05 Doljatra Holi Dahan. Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal only.
Friday March 06 Holi
Saturday March 21 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka (Bangalore), Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only.
Saturday March 28 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Thursday April 02 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Friday April 03 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 05 Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday Andhra Pradesh only
Tuesday April 14 Tamil New Year Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only
Wednesday April 15 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Wednesday April 15 Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
Wednesday April 15 Bengali New Year Tripura, West Bengal only
Monday April 20 Parashurama Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only
Friday May 01 Maharashtra Day Maharashtra (Mumbai) only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960
Friday May 01 May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal only
Sunday May 03 Hazrat Alis Birthday Uttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad
Monday May 04 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Saturday May 09 Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore Tripura, West Bengal. A Bengali polymath who reshaped literature and music.
Sunday May 24 Maharana Pratap Jayanti Himachal Pradesh only
Tuesday June 02 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Tuesday June 16 Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab Only
Friday July 10 Jumat-ul-Wida Last Friday of Ramadam
Saturday July 18 Idul Fitr All states except Goa, Jharkhand, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh
Saturday August 15 Independence Day
Tuesday August 18 Parsi New Year Jamshed Navroz. Mumbai Only
Thursday August 27 First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Friday August 28 Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Saturday August 29 Raksha Bandhan Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh only.
Saturday September 05 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Thursday September 17 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Monday September 21 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
Friday September 25 Idul Juha Bakrid. Except Tamil Nadu.
Friday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Monday October 12 Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Tuesday October 13 Muharram Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community
Tuesday October 20 Saptami of Durgapuja Tripura, West Bengal only
Wednesday October 21 Ayudha Puja Karnataka only
Thursday October 22 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Saturday October 24 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Tuesday October 27 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.
Tuesday October 27 Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Sunday November 01 Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
Sunday November 01 Haryana Day Haryana only.
Wednesday November 11 Deewali Deepawali. Except West Bengal.
Wednesday November 11 Kali Puja West Bengal only.
Wednesday November 25 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Thursday December 24 Milad-un-Nabi Birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Second time in 2015.
Friday December 25 Christmas Day

Key

National Holiday
Regional Holiday
Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • 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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