Public Holidays in India 2018

Upcoming Public Holidays in India

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Wed : Independence Day

Fri : Parsi New Year

  • Parsis descend from a group of Zoroastrians from Iran who immigrated to India during 10th century AD
  • Regions: Gujarat, Maharashtra


Wed : Idul Juha

  • Commemorates the Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God
  • Regions: Andhra pradesh, Assam,Bihar, Chandigarah, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Madhya pradesh, Nagaland, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu


Thu : Idul Juha Holiday

Fri : First Onam

Sat : Thiruvonam

Sun : Raksha Bandhan

  • Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters.
  • Regions: Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh


Sun : Third Onam

Mon : Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti

Tue : Ayankali Jayanthi

Fri : Tithi of Sri Sri Madhav Dev

Sun : Sreekrishna Jayanthi

Sun : Janmashtami

Mon : Janmashtami

  • The birthday of Lord Krishna, the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu who gave the message of the Bhagwat Gita
  • Regions: Assam, Bihar, Chandigarah, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand


Tue : Muharram

  • Marks Islamic New Year and the Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina in 622AD.
  • Regions: Shia Muslim community


Tue : Tithi of Shrimanta Shankar Dev

Thu : Ganesh Chaturthi

  • Ganesha Chaturthi is the day when all Hindus celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesh
  • Regions: Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana


Fri : Nuakhai

  • Nuakhai is an agricultural festival observed by people of Western Odisha to welcome the new rice of the season
  • Regions: Odisha


Wed : Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi

Wed : Janmostav of Srimatna Sankardev

Thu : Muharram (10th Day)

Thu : Karam

  • Jharkhand. A religious tribal festival that gives thanks to Karam Devta for a good harvest
  • Regions: Jharkhand


Fri : Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi

Fri : Muharram

  • Many states. The 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram.
  • Regions: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal


Sun : Haryana's Heroes' Martyrdom Day

Tue : Mahatma Gandhi Birthday

Mon : Mahalaya

Tue : Bathukamma Starting day

Wed : Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati

Tue : Maha Saptami

  • Several states. On the seventh day of Durga Puja, the goddess started her battle against Mahishasura.
  • Regions: Assam, Bihar, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal


NOTE: Due to the number of public holidays in India, the above is a list of the next 30 public holidays. Visit our mobile page for a full list of National and Regional Public Holidays in India in 2018 .

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