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Public Holidays in India in 2016

India Upcoming Public Holidays in India

Mahalaya
Mahalaya

30 September 2016 This Regional holiday is Today!. Marks the first day of the festival of Durga Puja

Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati
Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati

1 October 2016 This Regional holiday is Tomorrow. Maharaja Agrasen was a legendary Indian king of Agroha, from whom the Agrawal and Agrah...

Mahatma Gandhi Birthday
Mahatma Gandhi Birthday

2 October 2016 This National holiday is in 2 days. Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated across India to mark the birthday of Ma...

India List of National and regional Public holidays of India in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
Saturday January 02 Jan 2 Mannam Jayanthi Kerala Only
Tuesday January 12 Jan 12 Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal only.
Thursday January 14 Jan 14 Bhogi Telangana
Thursday January 14 Jan 14 Pongal Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
Friday January 15 Jan 15 Pongal Tamil Nadu
Friday January 15 Jan 15 Sankranti Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Telangana
Saturday January 16 Jan 16 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan. Birthday of the final Sikh prophet-teacher
Saturday January 16 Jan 16 Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu only
Sunday January 17 Jan 17 Uzhavar Tirunal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only
Saturday January 23 Jan 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
Monday January 25 Jan 25 Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh only
Tuesday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Thursday January 28 Jan 28 Birthday of Lala Lajpat Rai 150th year anniversary
Sunday January 31 Jan 31 Me-dam-me-phi Assam. Ancestor festival
Tuesday February 02 Feb 2 Public Holiday Voting in GHMC elections
Tuesday February 09 Feb 9 Losar Sikkim only. Tibetan New Year
Tuesday February 09 Feb 9 Sonam Lhochar Sikkim only. Tamang New Year
Friday February 12 Feb 12 Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Tripura
Friday February 12 Feb 12 Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti Haryana only
Saturday February 13 Feb 13 Sree Panchami West Bengal
Friday February 19 Feb 19 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra only
Monday February 22 Feb 22 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
Friday March 04 Mar 4 Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Haryana only
Saturday March 05 Mar 5 Panchayati Raj Diwas Odisha
Monday March 07 Mar 7 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Wednesday March 09 Mar 9 Solar Eclipse Odisha
Tuesday March 22 Mar 22 Bihar Divas Bihar Only
Wednesday March 23 Mar 23 Doljatra Holi Dahan
Wednesday March 23 Mar 23 Shahidi Divas S. Bhagat Singh Ji Punjab, Rajasthan only
Wednesday March 23 Mar 23 Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev Haryana only
Thursday March 24 Mar 24 Holi
Thursday March 24 Mar 24 Maundy Thursday Kerala only
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 01 Apr 1 Odisha Day Odisha only. Utkal Divas
Friday April 01 Apr 1 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Tuesday April 05 Apr 5 Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday Telangana only
Friday April 08 Apr 8 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh
Friday April 08 Apr 8 Cheti Chand Gujarat only.
Wednesday April 13 Apr 13 Vaisakhi Haryana, Punjab only
Wednesday April 13 Apr 13 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Wednesday April 13 Apr 13 Biju Festival Tripura only
Wednesday April 13 Apr 13 Maha Vishuba Sankranti Odisha
Thursday April 14 Apr 14 Tamil New Year Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only
Thursday April 14 Apr 14 Bengali New Year Tripura, West Bengal only
Thursday April 14 Apr 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Thursday April 14 Apr 14 Vishu Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
Thursday April 14 Apr 14 Bohag Bihu Assamese New Year. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
Thursday April 14 Apr 14 Ashoka's Birth Anniversary Bihar only
Friday April 15 Apr 15 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Friday April 15 Apr 15 Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
Friday April 15 Apr 15 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Tuesday April 19 Apr 19 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Wednesday April 20 Apr 20 Garia Puja Tripura only
Thursday April 21 Apr 21 Hazrat Alis Birthday Uttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad
Sunday May 01 May 1 Maharashtra Day Maharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960
Sunday May 01 May 1 May Day Many states
Sunday May 08 May 8 Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore Tripura, West Bengal. A Bengali polymath who reshaped literature and music.
Sunday May 08 May 8 Parashurama Jayanti Himachal Pradesh only
Monday May 09 May 9 Parashurama Jayanti Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh only
Monday May 09 May 9 Basava Jayanthi Karnataka only. The most important festival of the Lingayats.
Monday May 16 May 16 State Day Sikkim only
Monday May 16 May 16 Public Holiday Kerala only. Allow voting in Assembly elections
Saturday May 21 May 21 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Wednesday May 25 May 25 Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam Tripura only.
Tuesday June 07 Jun 7 Maharana Pratap Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only
Wednesday June 08 Jun 8 Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab Only
Tuesday June 14 Jun 14 Pahili Raja Odisha
Wednesday June 15 Jun 15 Raja Sankranti Odisha only
Monday June 20 Jun 20 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Friday July 01 Jul 1 Jumat-ul-Wida Last Friday of Ramadam
Wednesday July 06 Jul 6 Idul Fitr Many states
Wednesday July 06 Jul 6 Ratha Yatra Odisha
Thursday July 07 Jul 7 Ramzan Many states
Friday July 08 Jul 8 Ramzan Telengana
Tuesday July 12 Jul 12 Kharchi Puja Tripura only
Tuesday July 26 Jul 26 Ker Puja Tripura only
Sunday July 31 Jul 31 Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh Punjab only
Monday August 01 Aug 1 Bonalu
Tuesday August 02 Aug 2 Karkkadaka Vavu Kerala
Monday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Wednesday August 17 Aug 17 Parsi New Year Jamshed Navroz. Gujarat, Mumbai Only
Thursday August 18 Aug 18 Raksha Bandhan Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh only.
Wednesday August 24 Aug 24 Sreekrishna Jayanthi Kerala, Odisha. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Thursday August 25 Aug 25 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Friday September 02 Sep 2 Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Punjab only
Saturday September 03 Sep 3 Tithi of Shrimanta Shankar Dev Assam only
Sunday September 04 Sep 4 Teej Haryana only
Monday September 05 Sep 5 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Tuesday September 06 Sep 6 Nuakhai Odisha only. Harvest Festival. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi
Saturday September 10 Sep 10 Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji Punjab only
Monday September 12 Sep 12 Idul Juha Bakrid. Except Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Sikkim.
Tuesday September 13 Sep 13 First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Tuesday September 13 Sep 13 Bakrid Gujurat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, Tamil Nadu
Wednesday September 14 Sep 14 Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Thursday September 15 Sep 15 Third Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Friday September 16 Sep 16 Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala only. Marks the birth of a key social reformer
Friday September 16 Sep 16 Fourth Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Wednesday September 21 Sep 21 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
Friday September 23 Sep 23 Haryana's Heroes' Martyrdom Day Haryana only
Wednesday September 28 Sep 28 Birthday of S. Bhagat Singh Ji Punjab only
Friday September 30 Sep 30 Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Saturday October 01 Oct 1 Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan only
Sunday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Sunday October 02 Oct 2 Muharram Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community
Saturday October 08 Oct 8 Maha Saptami Assam, Odisha, West Bengal
Sunday October 09 Oct 9 Durgastami Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Telangana, West Bengal
Monday October 10 Oct 10 Ayudha Puja Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Monday October 10 Oct 10 Navami of Durga Puja Assam, Tripura,West Bengal
Monday October 10 Oct 10 Mahanavami Bihar, Kerala, Odisha only. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Tuesday October 11 Oct 11 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Tuesday October 11 Oct 11 Vijaya Dashami Assam, Bihar, Kerala, Odisha, Telangana, Tripura, Sikkim. Dussehra
Wednesday October 12 Oct 12 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Wednesday October 12 Oct 12 Durga Puja Mahastami. Odisha, Sikkim only
Thursday October 13 Oct 13 Durga Puja Holiday Tripura only
Friday October 14 Oct 14 Durga Puja Holiday Tripura only
Saturday October 15 Oct 15 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka
Saturday October 15 Oct 15 Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Sunday October 16 Oct 16 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
Monday October 17 Oct 17 Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji Punjab only
Tuesday October 18 Oct 18 Narak Chaturdashi Karnataka
Saturday October 29 Oct 29 Narak Chaturdashi Karnataka
Saturday October 29 Oct 29 Deepavali Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura
Saturday October 29 Oct 29 Kali Puja Assam, Odisha, West Bengal. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
Sunday October 30 Oct 30 Deewali Deepawali. Except Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal.
Monday October 31 Oct 31 Vikram Samvat New Year Gujarat only.
Monday October 31 Oct 31 Deepavali Karnataka, Maharashtra
Monday October 31 Oct 31 Vishavkarma day Punjab, Rajasthan
Tuesday November 01 Nov 1 Bhai Bij Gujarat only.
Tuesday November 01 Nov 1 Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
Tuesday November 01 Nov 1 Haryana Day Haryana only.
Tuesday November 01 Nov 1 Vishavkarma day Haryana only
Sunday November 06 Nov 6 Chhath Puja Assam, Bihar, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh
Monday November 07 Nov 7 Chhath Puja Bihar only
Monday November 14 Nov 14 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Monday November 14 Nov 14 Rasa Purnima Odisha only
Thursday November 17 Nov 17 Kanakadasa Jayanthi Karnataka only
Saturday December 03 Dec 3 World Disabled Day Tripura only
Sunday December 04 Dec 4 Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Punjab only
Monday December 12 Dec 12 Id-e-Milad
Tuesday December 13 Dec 13 Id-e-Milad Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Shaheed Udham Singh's Birthday Haryana only
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Boxing 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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