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Public Holidays in India in 2010

India List of National and regional Public holidays of India in 2010

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Friday February 12 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Friday February 26 Milad-un-Nabi
Monday March 01 Holi
Wednesday March 24 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Sunday March 28 Mahavir Jayanti
Friday April 02 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Thursday May 27 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Sunday August 15 Independence Day
Friday September 10 Idul Fitr All states except Goa, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh
Saturday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Sunday October 17 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Monday November 01 Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only
Friday November 05 Deewali Deepawali
Tuesday November 16 Idul Juha Bakrid
Sunday November 21 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Thursday December 16 Muharram Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community
Saturday December 25 Christmas Day


National Holiday Regional Holiday


  • 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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