Public Holidays in India in 2015

India List of National and regional Public holidays of India in 2015

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday January 01 New Years Day Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu only
Thursday January 01 New Years Day Public Sector. Telangana only. Compensated by Sat Feb 14
Saturday January 03 Milad-un-Nabi Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Sunday January 04 Id-e-Milad Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
Monday January 05 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Punjab only. Birthday of the tenth and final Sikh prophet-teacher
Monday January 12 Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal only.
Tuesday January 13 Bhogi Andhra Pradesh Only
Wednesday January 14 Pongal Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
Thursday January 15 Pongal Assam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
Thursday January 15 Tusu Puja Assam
Friday January 16 Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu only
Saturday January 17 Uzhavar Tirunal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only
Wednesday January 21 Sonam Lhochar Sikkim only. Tamang New Year
Friday January 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal
Saturday January 24 Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha,Tripura, West Bengal only
Saturday January 24 Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti Haryana only
Sunday January 25 Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh only
Monday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Saturday January 31 Me-dam-me-phi Assam. Ancestor festival
Tuesday February 03 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
Saturday February 14 Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Haryana only
Tuesday February 17 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Thursday February 19 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra only
Thursday February 19 Losar Sikkim only. Tibetan New Year
Friday February 27 Public Holiday Haryana only. Marks the death of a key official
Thursday March 05 Doljatra Holi Dahan. Assam, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal only.
Friday March 06 Holi
Wednesday March 18 Public Holiday Goa. Polling day for zilla panchayat elections
Saturday March 21 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh.
Monday March 23 Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev Haryana only
Saturday March 28 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Wednesday April 01 Odisha Day Odisha only. Utkal Divas
Thursday April 02 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Friday April 03 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 05 Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday Andhra Pradesh, Telangana only
Tuesday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Tuesday April 14 Tamil New Year Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only
Tuesday April 14 Vaisakhi Haryana only
Tuesday April 14 Bohag Bihu Assamese New Year
Wednesday April 15 Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
Wednesday April 15 Bengali New Year Tripura, West Bengal only
Wednesday April 15 Vishu Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
Wednesday April 15 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Thursday April 16 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Friday April 17 Public Holiday Uttar Pradesh. Birthday of former PM Chandra Shekhar
Monday April 20 Parashurama Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only
Friday May 01 Maharashtra Day Maharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960
Friday May 01 May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal only
Sunday May 03 Hazrat Alis Birthday Uttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad
Monday May 04 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Saturday May 09 Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore Tripura, West Bengal. A Bengali polymath who reshaped literature and music.
Saturday May 09 Public Holiday Uttar Pradesh. Birthday of Rajput king Maharana Pratap
Wednesday May 20 Maharana Pratap Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan
Tuesday June 02 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Monday June 15 Raja Sankranti Odisha only
Tuesday June 16 Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab Only
Friday June 19 Foundation of Sri Anandpur Sahib Punjab Only
Friday July 10 Jumat-ul-Wida Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand. Last Friday of Ramadam
Saturday July 18 Idul Fitr All states except Goa, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh
Friday July 24 Kharchi Puja Tripura only
Tuesday July 28 Public Holiday Telangana. Government only. Mourn the passing of APJ Abdul Kalam
Tuesday July 28 State Holiday Karnataka. Government only. Mourn the passing of APJ Abdul Kalam
Thursday July 30 Public Holiday Tamil Nadu. Government only. Funeral of APJ Abdul Kalam
Saturday August 15 Independence Day
Monday August 17 Teej Haryana only
Tuesday August 18 Parsi New Year Jamshed Navroz. Mumbai Only
Wednesday August 19 Public Holiday Assam only. Allow voting in council polls
Thursday August 27 First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Friday August 28 Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Saturday August 29 Raksha Bandhan Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh only.
Saturday September 05 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday September 15 Tithi of Shrimanta Shankar Dev Assam only
Thursday September 17 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Friday September 18 Nuakhai Odisha only. Harvest Festival. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi
Monday September 21 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
Wednesday September 23 Haryana's Heroes' Martyrdom Day Haryana only
Thursday September 24 Idul Juha Bakrid.
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.
Tuesday October 13 Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati Haryana only
Sunday October 18 Kati Bihu Assam only
Tuesday October 20 Saptami of Durgapuja Assam, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal
Tuesday October 20 Public Holiday Telangana. Government only. Eve of Bathukamma Festival
Wednesday October 21 Ayudha Puja Assam, Karnataka, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
Wednesday October 21 Durgastami Telangana
Thursday October 22 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami.
Thursday October 22 Mahanavami Kerala, Odisha only. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Friday October 23 Vijaya Dashami Assam, Kerala, Odisha, Sikkim. Dussehra
Saturday October 24 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Saturday October 24 Durga Puja Mahastami. Odisha, Sikkim only
Sunday October 25 Public Holiday Punjab Only
Monday October 26 Lakshmi Puja West Bengal only.
Tuesday October 27 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.
Tuesday October 27 Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura only.
Saturday October 31 Public Holiday Uttar Pradesh. Birthday of birth anniversary of Sardar Patel and Narendra Dev
Sunday November 01 Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
Sunday November 01 Haryana Day Haryana only.
Tuesday November 10 Deewali Deepawali.
Tuesday November 10 Kali Puja Odisha, West Bengal
Wednesday November 11 Deewali Deepawali. Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Telangana
Wednesday November 11 Laxmi Puja . Maharashtra
Thursday November 12 Diwali Deepawali. Maharashtra
Thursday November 12 Vishvakarma Day Haryana only
Monday November 16 Kartar Singh Sarabha Martyrdom Day Punjab Only
Tuesday November 17 Chhath Puja Uttar Pradesh only
Wednesday November 25 Rasa Purnima Odisha only
Wednesday November 25 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Saturday November 28 Kanakadasa Jayanthi Karnataka only
Sunday December 06 Dr Ambedkar death anniversary Uttar Pradesh.
Thursday December 17 Public Holiday Haryana only. Public sector only.
Thursday December 24 Id-e-Milad Birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Second time in 2015.
Friday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states
Saturday December 26 Shaheed Udham Singh's Birthday Haryana, Punjab only.


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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