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2014: Kerala

India Public holidays of Kerala in 2014

DayDateHolidayComments
Tuesday January 14 Milad-un-Nabi Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Sunday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Friday February 28 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Sunday April 13 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Monday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday April 18 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Thursday May 01 May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal only
Friday August 15 Independence Day
Saturday September 06 First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Sunday September 07 Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Monday September 08 Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala only. Marks the birth of a key social reformer
Sunday September 21 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
Thursday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Friday October 03 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Sunday October 05 Bakrid Kerala, Tamil Nadu. Date varies on Lunar cycle
Monday October 06 Idul Juha Bakrid. Except Tamil Nadu.
Wednesday October 22 Deewali Deepawali. Kerala, Tamil Nadu only.
Thursday November 06 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Thursday December 25 Christmas Day

Key

National Holiday
Regional 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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