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Public Holidays in Karnataka in 2015

India National and Regional Public holidays of Karnataka in 2015

DayDateHolidayComments
Saturday January 03 Milad-un-Nabi Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Wednesday January 14 Pongal Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
Thursday January 15 Pongal Assam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
Monday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Tuesday February 17 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Saturday March 21 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh.
Thursday April 02 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Friday April 03 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Tuesday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday May 01 May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal only
Saturday July 18 Idul Fitr All states except Goa, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh
Tuesday July 28 State Holiday Karnataka. Government only. Mourn the passing of APJ Abdul Kalam
Saturday August 15 Independence Day
Thursday September 17 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Friday September 25 Idul Juha Bakrid. Assam, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra
Friday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti.
Monday October 12 Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Wednesday October 21 Ayudha Puja Assam, Karnataka, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
Saturday October 24 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Tuesday October 27 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.
Sunday November 01 Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
Tuesday November 10 Deewali Deepawali.
Saturday November 28 Kanakadasa Jayanthi Karnataka only
Thursday December 24 Id-e-Milad Birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Second time in 2015.
Friday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states

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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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