Holiday Guide for India in 2022

India 2022
India
2022

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Capital: New Delhi
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Currency: Indian rupee
Language: Hindi

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List of Public Holidays in India in 2022

Kagyed Dance


Kagyed Dance

Sikkim: Kagyed is a masked dance performed by Buddhist monks in Sikkim as reverence to the almighty and as a means to ward off evils.

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Mannam Jayanthi


Mannam Jayanthi

Kerala: Mannath Padmanabhan was a social reformer and the founding father of the Nair Service Society

New Year Celebration

 Long Weekend! 
New Year Celebration

Mizoram: Some countries observe a second public holiday for New Year's celebration

Losoong/Namsoong

 Long Weekend! 
Losoong/Namsoong

Sikkim: An important harvest festival for Lepchas and Bhutias in Sikkim.

Losoong/Namsoong


Losoong/Namsoong

Sikkim: An important harvest festival for Lepchas and Bhutias in Sikkim.

Losoong/Namsoong


Losoong/Namsoong

Sikkim: An important harvest festival for Lepchas and Bhutias in Sikkim.

Losoong/Namsoong


Losoong/Namsoong

Sikkim: An important harvest festival for Lepchas and Bhutias in Sikkim.

Losoong/Namsoong

 Long Weekend! 
Losoong/Namsoong

Sikkim: An important harvest festival for Lepchas and Bhutias in Sikkim.

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti


Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand: Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the ten living Sikh Gurus, was born on December 22nd 1666 in Patna, Bihar, India.

Missionary Day


Missionary Day

Mizoram: Marks the arrival of two Christian missionaries to the region in 1894

Birthday of Swami Vivekananda


Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

West Bengal: West Bengal only. Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna

Bhogi


Bhogi

Andhra Pradesh: Bhogi is the first day of the four-day celebration of Pongal

Imoinu Iratpa

 Long Weekend! 
Imoinu Iratpa

Manipur: A day to worhip Emoinu, the Sanamahism goddess of wealth, prosperity and vital resources

Sankranti

 Long Weekend! 
Sankranti

Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Odisha: A harvest festival marking the start of spring.

Bhogi

 Long Weekend! 
Bhogi

Telangana: Bhogi is the first day of the four-day celebration of Pongal

Pongal

 Long Weekend! 
Pongal

Arunachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu: A popular harvest and thanksgiving festival marking the start of spring

Tusu Puja

 Long Weekend! 
Tusu Puja

Assam: An important festival of the Tea Tribes of Assam celebrated in the month of Puh and Maagh

Gann-Ngai


Gann-Ngai

Manipur: A new year festival of the Zeliangrong people of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland

Sankranti


Sankranti

Karnataka, Sikkim, Telangana: A harvest festival marking the start of spring.

Thiruvalluvar Day


Thiruvalluvar Day

Puducherry, Tamil Nadu: Tanil Nadu. The fourth day of the Pongal celebrations is called Thiruvalluvar Day. It is dedicated to the sun god, Surya.

Uzhavar Tirunal


Uzhavar Tirunal

Tamil Nadu: This is a day to thank family and friends who have helped in the farming season and the harvest

Public Holiday (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Public Holiday (in lieu)

Tamil Nadu: As Sunday will be a lockdown day in Tamil Nadu, this holiday is to allow people to return home after Pongal.

Thaipoosam


Thaipoosam

Tamil Nadu: Thaipusam is celebrated in honour of Lord Subramaniam, also known as Lord Murugan

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti


Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal: Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist who attempted to rid India of British rule in WW2

Statehood Day


Statehood Day

Himachal Pradesh: Himachal Pradesh. Statehood Day commemorates the granting of statehood on 25 January 1971

Gothar Bathou Sun


Gothar Bathou Sun

Assam: Bathouism is the ethnic religion of the Bodo people or Kachari people in Assam.

Republic Day


Republic Day

India: Indian Republic Day is celebrated on January 26th and commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India.

Me-dam-me-phi

 Long Weekend! 
Me-dam-me-phi

Assam: Assam. Celebrated by the Ahom people on 31st January in memory of the departed

Sonam Lhosar


Sonam Lhosar

Sikkim: This is the New Year of the Tamang people and the most important festival in their calendar.

Vasant Panchami


Vasant Panchami

Haryana, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal: 5th Day of Magha. On this day Hindus worship Saraswati Devi, the goddess of wisdom, knowledge, music, art and culture

Lata Mangeshkar Mourning

 Long Weekend! 
Lata Mangeshkar Mourning

Maharashtra, West Bengal: A day of mourning in Maharashtra for the passing of legendary singer, Lata Mangeshkar.

Public Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Public Holiday

Goa: Goa Assembly Election 2022: February 14 has been declared as as a Public Holiday in Goa.

Uttarakhand Public Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Uttarakhand Public Holiday

Uttarakhand: A public holiday has been declared for polling in the Assembly election.

Imam Ali's Birthday


Imam Ali's Birthday

Uttar Pradesh: Ali ibn Abu Talib was the cousin and son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad. He ruled the Rashidun Empire from 656 to 661.

Lui-Ngai-Ni


Lui-Ngai-Ni

Manipur: A seed-sowing festival celebrated by the Naga tribes of Manipur

Bir Chilarai Divas


Bir Chilarai Divas

Assam: Bir Chilarai was a legendary 16th century general from the Assam Koch royal dynasty

Guru Ravidas Jayanti


Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab: Guru Ravidas was a north Indian mystic in the 15th century

Chahhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti


Chahhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

Maharashtra: Birthday of the creator of the Maratha nation. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, was an Indian warrior king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan

Statehood Day


Statehood Day

Arunachal Pradesh: Arunachal Pradesh. Statehood Day commemorates the granting of statehood on February 20th 1987

Mizoram State Day


Mizoram State Day

Mizoram: On February 20th 1987, Mizoram became the 23rd state of India.

Shab-I-Miraj


Shab-I-Miraj

Jammu and Kashmir: Isra and Mi'raj marks the Night Journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and the ascent into heaven

Maha Shivratri


Maha Shivratri

Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand: According to Hindu mythology, Shivaratri symbolizes the wedding day of Lord Shiva.

Maha Shivratri


Maha Shivratri

Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh: According to Hindu mythology, Shivaratri symbolizes the wedding day of Lord Shiva.

Losar


Losar

Sikkim: Tibetan New year, also known as Losar, is the most important festival in the Tibetan calendar

Chapchar Kut

 Long Weekend! 
Chapchar Kut

Mizoram: A popular spring festival in Mizoram that marks the completion of the clearing of the jungle ready to be farmed.

Panchayati Raj Diwas


Panchayati Raj Diwas

Odisha: Honours Biju Patnaik, an Indian politician who was twice Chief Minister of Odisha

Holi Dahan


Holi Dahan

Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand: The day before Holi commemorates the burning of the demon Holika

Yaosang

 Long Weekend! 
Yaosang

Manipur: Manipur. This festival that combines Hindu and folk traditions is celebrated for five days in spring on the full moon in the month of Lamda

Holi

 Long Weekend! 
Holi

Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand: Originally a harvest and fertility festival, Holi also commemorates a legend from Hindu Mythology

Holi Dahan

 Long Weekend! 
Holi Dahan

Assam, Telangana: The day before Holi commemorates the burning of the demon Holika

Doljatra

 Long Weekend! 
Doljatra

Odisha, West Bengal: Doljatra is the last festival of the Bengali year and celebrates the love between Krishna and Radha

Holi Holiday


Holi Holiday

Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh: Originally a harvest and fertility festival, Holi also commemorates a legend from Hindu Mythology

Holi


Holi

Odisha: Originally a harvest and fertility festival, Holi also commemorates a legend from Hindu Mythology

Yaosang 2nd Day


Yaosang 2nd Day

Manipur: Manipur. This festival that combines Hindu and folk traditions is celebrated for five days in spring on the full moon in the month of Lamda

Nauroz

 Long Weekend! 
Nauroz

Jammu and Kashmir: Novruz celebrates the Persian New Year, and the beginning of Spring

Bihar Divas


Bihar Divas

Bihar: Bihar Divas marks the formation of the state of Bihar on March 22nd 1912

Shaheedi Diwas


Shaheedi Diwas

Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab: Commemorates three martyrs executed by the British for planting a bomb in 1929

Bakth Matha Karma Jayanthi

 Long Weekend! 
Bakth Matha Karma Jayanthi

Chhattisgarh: Honours the story of Mata Karma, a 17th century devotee of Krishna.

Odisha Day

 Long Weekend! 
Odisha Day

Odisha: Celebrated in Odisha to mark formation of the state as a separate province on April 1st 1936

Ugadi


Ugadi

Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana: Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon's orbit.

Gudi Padwa


Gudi Padwa

Goa: Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon's orbit.

Sajibu Nongma Panba


Sajibu Nongma Panba

Manipur: The Sajibu Nongmapanba Festival is the Lunar new year festival of the sanamahism religion

1st Navratra


1st Navratra

Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu and Kashmir. First day of a nine day festival that ends on Ram Navami

Cheti Chand


Cheti Chand

Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand: Sindhi New Year is celebrated on the second day in the month of Chaitra

Gudi Padwa


Gudi Padwa

Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra: Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon's orbit.

Sarhul

 Long Weekend! 
Sarhul

Jharkhand: A key tribal festival, celebrated on Chaitra Shukla Tritiya, the third day of waxing moon in Chaitra month. Sarhul marks the beginning of New Year

Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday


Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana. Birthday of an Indian independence activist and politician from Bihar

Birthday of Sri Guru Nabha Dass Ji

 Long Weekend! 
Birthday of Sri Guru Nabha Dass Ji

Punjab: Sri Guru Nabha Das was a 16th century saint, theologian and the writer of the Holy Scripture, The Bhagat Maal.

Ram Navami


Ram Navami

Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand: Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya celebrated on the ninth day of Chaitra

Biju Festival


Biju Festival

Tripura: Tripura. Biju Festival is a three-day festival that celebrates and showcases the cultural diversity of the Chakma people.

Bohag Bihu


Bohag Bihu

Assam: Assam. Marks the beginning of the Assamese New Year, signifying the time of harvest

Dr Ambedkar Jayanti


Dr Ambedkar Jayanti

Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal: Celebrated to mark the birthday of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, an Indian jurist, politician, philosopher, anthropologist, historian and economist

Mahavir Jayanti


Mahavir Jayanti

Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal: Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara (24 great sages)

Tamil New Year


Tamil New Year

Puducherry, Tamil Nadu: Puthandu also known as Tamil New Year, is the celebration of the first day of the Tamil new year

Mahabishuba Sankranti


Mahabishuba Sankranti

Odisha: Odisha. Marks the beginning of the New Year in the traditional Odia calendar

Bohag Bihu


Bohag Bihu

Arunachal Pradesh: Public holidays for the Assamese New Year

Cheiraoba


Cheiraoba

Manipur: Cheiraoba is the Manipur New Year and is celebrated during the month of April.

Maundy Thursday


Maundy Thursday

Kerala: Also Known as Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday commemorates the last supper and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist

Vaisakhi


Vaisakhi

Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab: The beginning of the harvest season and birth of the Khalsa ☬

Bohag Bihu

 Long Weekend! 
Bohag Bihu

Assam: Public holidays for the Assamese New Year

Bengali New Year

 Long Weekend! 
Bengali New Year

Tripura, West Bengal: Mughal Emperor Akbar introduced the Bengali calendar in 1556 (Gregorian calendar) to make the collection of land tax easier in 'Subah Bangla', much of which is now in Bangladesh.

Vishu

 Long Weekend! 
Vishu

Kerala: Vishu is celebrated with much fanfare and energy in all parts of Kerala. It is considered a festival of light and fireworks

Himachal Day

 Long Weekend! 
Himachal Day

Himachal Pradesh: Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on April 15th 1948

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Bohag Bihu


Bohag Bihu

Assam: Public holidays for the Assamese New Year

Easter


Easter

Kerala: Easter Sunday is the most important date in the Christian church. In the bible, it is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which Jesus had been placed.

Sati Sadhani Divas


Sati Sadhani Divas

Assam: A state holiday in Assam to honour the sacrifices made by the Sutiya Queen, Sati Sadhina.

Khongjom Day


Khongjom Day

Manipur: Marks the Anglo-Manipur War of 1891, on the anniversary of an important battle.

Veer Kunvar Singh Jayanti


Veer Kunvar Singh Jayanti

Bihar: Babu Veer Kunwar Singh was a notable leader during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

Garia Puja


Garia Puja

Tripura: Tripura only. A popular festival held on the seventh day of the month of Vaishakha

Shab-I-Qadr

 Long Weekend! 
Shab-I-Qadr

Jammu and Kashmir: The night that the first verses of the Qu'ran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammad

Jumatul Bidah

 Long Weekend! 
Jumatul Bidah

Jammu and Kashmir, Mizoram: Jumatul Bidah translates as 'Friday of farewell' and marks the last Friday prayers in the holy month of Ramadan

Maharashtra Day


Maharashtra Day

Maharashtra: Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra from the division of the Bombay State on 1 May 1960

Labour Day


Labour Day

Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Id-ul-Fitr

 Long Weekend! 
Id-ul-Fitr

Kerala: The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Idul Fitr


Idul Fitr

Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal: The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Parashurama Jayanti


Parashurama Jayanti

Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan: Parshurama is the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. He is the son of Renuka and one of the saptarishi Sage Jamadagni

Basava Jayanthi


Basava Jayanthi

Karnataka: Karnataka. Marks the birthday of Basavanna, the founding saint of the Lingayat religion

Id-ul-Fitr Holiday


Id-ul-Fitr Holiday

Kerala: The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Following Day Of Ramzan


Following Day Of Ramzan

Telangana: Second day of holidays to mark the end of the fasting period of the Islamic month of Ramadan

Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore


Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore

Tripura: Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music

Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore

 Long Weekend! 
Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore

West Bengal: Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music

Sikkim State Day

 Long Weekend! 
Sikkim State Day

Sikkim: The Northeast Indian state of Sikkim joined the Indian union on May 16th 1975

Buddha Purnima

 Long Weekend! 
Buddha Purnima

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Odisha, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal: Marks three key events in Buddhas life - his birthday, the enlightenment and his achievement of Nirvana

Janmotsav of Sri Sri Madhav Dev


Janmotsav of Sri Sri Madhav Dev

Assam: Birthday of Madhab Dev. One of the most popular Vaishnava Saints in Assam

Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam


Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam

Tripura: Tripura only. A notable Bengali poet, writer, musician, and revolutionary born in 1899.

Savitri Amavasya

 Long Weekend! 
Savitri Amavasya

Odisha: A fasting day for married Hindu women who pray for their husbands to have a long life.

Maharana Pratap Jayanti


Maharana Pratap Jayanti

Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan: 3rd day of Jyeshta. Honours an eminent ruler in the region in the 16th century

Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji

 Long Weekend! 
Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji

Punjab: Guru Arjun Dev was the fifth Sikh Guru and the first Sikh martyr, killed in 1606. ☬

Birsa Munda Shahidi Diwas


Birsa Munda Shahidi Diwas

Madhya Pradesh: Birsa Munda was a tribal freedom fighter from Jharkhand and is highly revered among tribals.

Pahili Raja


Pahili Raja

Odisha: First day of a traditional festival in Odisha that welcomes the rainy season

Saga Dawa


Saga Dawa

Sikkim: Marks three key events in Buddhas life - his birthday, the enlightenment and his achievement of Nirvana

Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti


Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti

Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab: Birthday of a 15th century mystic and poet. Celebrated on Jyeshtha Purnima

Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday


Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday

Jammu and Kashmir: Birthday of the sixth of ten Gurus of the Sikh religion

Raja Sankranti


Raja Sankranti

Odisha: Odisha only. The 'Swing festival' marks the start of the rainy season.

YMA Day


YMA Day

Mizoram: The Young Mizo Association (YMA) is the largest non-profit and nongovernmental organisation of the Mizo people. It was established on 15 June 1935.

Kharchi Puja


Kharchi Puja

Tripura: Tripura only. A festival to worship the cleansing of the earth and honour 14 gods

Remna Ni


Remna Ni

Mizoram: On 30 June 1986, a peace agreement was signed between the Mizo National Front and the Central government, ending 20 years of insurgency in Mizoram

Ratha Yatra

 Long Weekend! 
Ratha Yatra

Manipur, Odisha: Odisha. A festival that involves moving large idols of deities on a chariot

Ker Puja


Ker Puja

Tripura: Tripura only. Celebrated two weeks after Kharchi Puja to honor Ker, the guardian deity of Vastu Devata

MHIP Day


MHIP Day

Mizoram: The MHIP is the biggest voluntary organisation in Mizoram and was founded on July 6th 1974

Id-ul-Ad'ha


Id-ul-Ad'ha

Kerala: Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah's command, before he was stopped by Allah.

Bakrid


Bakrid

Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal: Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah's command, before he was stopped by Allah.

Eid-ul-Azha Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Eid-ul-Azha Holiday

Jammu and Kashmir: Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah's command, before he was stopped by Allah.

Behdienkhlam


Behdienkhlam

Meghalaya: Behdienkhlam (chasing away the Demon of Cholera) is celebrated in mid-July after the sowing period. It is the most important festival of the Jaintia tribes

Harela


Harela

Uttarakhand: This festival marks the onset of the rainy season in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.

U Tirot Sing Day


U Tirot Sing Day

Meghalaya: Birthday of Tirot Singh, a freedom fighter from Meghalaya who led a revolt against the British

Bonalu

 Long Weekend! 
Bonalu

Telangana: A Hindu festival in Telangana celebrating Goddess Mahakali in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad

Hareli


Hareli

Chhattisgarh: A popular harvest festival celebrated by farming communities in Chhattisgarh.

Karkidaka Vavu


Karkidaka Vavu

Kerala: Karkidaka Vavu is a ritual dedicated to dead ancestors performed by Hindus in Kerala.

Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh


Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh

Haryana: A revolutionary, best known for assassinating Michael O'Dwyer on March 13th 1940

Drukpa Tsheshi

 Long Weekend! 
Drukpa Tsheshi

Sikkim: A public holiday on the fourth day of the sixth month in the Bhutanese calendar

Ashura

 Long Weekend! 
Ashura

Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala: Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram

Adivasi Divas


Adivasi Divas

Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan: Observed on August 9th, on the UN's International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

Ashura


Ashura

Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal: Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram

Raksha Bandhan


Raksha Bandhan

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

Jhulan Purnima


Jhulan Purnima

Odisha: Jhulan Yatra is one of the most important festivals in Odisha for the followers of Lord Krishna.

Patriot's Day


Patriot's Day

Manipur: Remembers those who fought against the British during the Anglo-Manipuri war

Independence Day

 Long Weekend! 
Independence Day

India: On the 15th of August 1947, India became completely independent from British rule

De jure Transfer Day


De jure Transfer Day

Puducherry: On August 16th 1962 Puducherry was formally merged with the Indian union.

Parsi New Year


Parsi New Year

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

Janmashtami


Janmashtami

Haryana, Kerala, Odisha, Uttarakhand: The birthday of Lord Krishna, the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu who gave the message of the Bhagwat Gita

Janmashtami

 Long Weekend! 
Janmashtami

Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh: The birthday of Lord Krishna, the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu who gave the message of the Bhagwat Gita

Sri Krishna Astami


Sri Krishna Astami

Telangana: The birthday of Lord Krishna, the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu who gave the message of the Bhagwat Gita

Ayyankali Jayanthi


Ayyankali Jayanthi

Kerala: Ayyankali Jayanthi commemorates the birthday of Ayyankali, an important social reformer in Travancore, British India

Tithi of Srimatna Sankardev

 Long Weekend! 
Tithi of Srimatna Sankardev

Assam: Srimanta Sankardev was a 15th–16th century Assamese polymath credited with uniting Assam.

Harithalika


Harithalika

Chhattisgarh: Teej is a festival, celebrated in Northern India and Nepal to welcome the monsoon season

Ganesh Chaturthi


Ganesh Chaturthi

Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana: Ganesh Chaturthi is the day when all Hindus celebrate one of the most popular deities, Lord Ganesh

Ganesh Chaturthi


Ganesh Chaturthi

Gujarat: The last day of Paryushana, the most important holy event of the year for Jains.

Vinayagar Chathurthi


Vinayagar Chathurthi

Puducherry: Ganesh Chaturthi is the day when all Hindus celebrate one of the most popular deities, Lord Ganesh

Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd Day) Holiday


Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd Day) Holiday

Goa: Ganesh Chaturthi is the day when all Hindus celebrate one of the most popular deities, Lord Ganesh

Nuakhai


Nuakhai

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

Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi

 Long Weekend! 
Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi

Rajasthan: A public holiday for two Hindu folk deities of Rajasthan

Karam Puja


Karam Puja

Assam: A religious tribal festival that gives thanks to Karam Devta for a good harvest

First Onam


First Onam

Kerala: Onam lasts 10 days with official state holidays on three or four days starting from Onam Eve (Uthradom) to the Third Onam Day

Thiruvonam


Thiruvonam

Kerala: Traditional harvest festival that marks the annual return of mythical King Mahabali

Third Onam

 Long Weekend! 
Third Onam

Kerala: Third day of a popular 10 day Hindu harvest festival

Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti


Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti

Kerala: The birthday of Narayana Guru, a great Saint and Social reformer of India

Fourth Onam


Fourth Onam

Kerala: Fourth day of a popular 10 day Hindu harvest festival

Tithi of Sri Sri Madhav Dev


Tithi of Sri Sri Madhav Dev

Assam: Madhab Dev is one of the most popular Vaishnava Saints in Assam

Vishvakarma Day


Vishvakarma Day

Uttarakhand: Vishwakarma Puja is a day of celebration for Vishwakarma, a Hindu god, the divine architect

Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi


Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi

Kerala: Marks the death ceremony of the Sree Narayana Guru, saint, prophet and social reformer from Kerala

Haryana  Heroes' Martyrdom Day

 Long Weekend! 
Haryana Heroes' Martyrdom Day

Haryana: Honours those who have laid down their lives while safeguarding the frontiers of the nation

Mahalaya


Mahalaya

Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal: Marks the first day of the festival of Durga Puja

Bathukamma Starting Day


Bathukamma Starting Day

Telangana: Bathukamma is floral festival celebrated by the Hindu women of Telangana

Mera Chaoren Houba

 Long Weekend! 
Mera Chaoren Houba

Manipur: Mera Chaoren Houba is a traditional festival of Manipur celebrated on the first day of Mera, the seventh month of Meetei Lunar calendar.

Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti

 Long Weekend! 
Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti

Haryana, Rajasthan: Maharaja Agrasen was a legendary Indian king of Agroha, from whom the Agrawal and Agrahari communities are descended

Agarsain Jayanti

 Long Weekend! 
Agarsain Jayanti

Punjab: Maharaja Agrasen was a legendary Indian king of Agroha, from whom the Agrawal and Agrahari communities are descended

Maha Saptami


Maha Saptami

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

Mahatma Gandhi Birthday


Mahatma Gandhi Birthday

India: Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated across India to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi

Durga Ashtami

 Long Weekend! 
Durga Ashtami

Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal: Durgastami or Mahastami is the eighth day of the Durga Puja festival

Navami of Durga Puja


Navami of Durga Puja

Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Meghalaya, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh: Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga

Navami of Durga Puja


Navami of Durga Puja

Assam, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Tripura: Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga

Nabami


Nabami

West Bengal: Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga

Ayudha Puja


Ayudha Puja

Karnataka, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu: On Ayudha Puja, the ninth day of Navaratri, many common and seemingly mundane tools and implements are cleaned and worshipped.

Durga Puja


Durga Puja

Sikkim, Tripura: Durga Puja is one of the largest Hindu festivals that involves worship of Goddess Durga symbolising power and triumph of good over evil in Hindu mythology.

Janmostav of Srimatna Sankardev


Janmostav of Srimatna Sankardev

Assam: Birthday of Srimanta Sankardev, a 15th–16th century Assamese polymath

Vijaya Dashami


Vijaya Dashami

Andhra Pradesh: Also known as Dashain or Tenth day of Navratri or Durgotsav, Vijaya Dashami commemorates the day that Durga appeared riding a lion to slay the Mahisasura.

Dussehra


Dussehra

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand: The festival of Dusseha symbolizes the triumph of good over evil in the legend of Rama and Ravana

Durga Puja


Durga Puja

Rajasthan, Telangana, Tripura, West Bengal: Durga Puja is one of the largest Hindu festivals that involves worship of Goddess Durga symbolising power and triumph of good over evil in Hindu mythology.

Following Day of Vijaya Dasami Holiday


Following Day of Vijaya Dasami Holiday

Telangana: Durga Puja is one of the largest Hindu festivals that involves worship of Goddess Durga symbolising power and triumph of good over evil in Hindu mythology.

Mawlid


Mawlid

Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry: Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar

Maharishi Valmiki Birthday


Maharishi Valmiki Birthday

Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand: Valmiki is celebrated as the harbinger-poet in Sanskrit literature. He lived in the first millennium BCE

Mawlid


Mawlid

Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand: Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar

Lakshmi Puja


Lakshmi Puja

Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal: The most important day to worship Goddess Lakshmi falls on the full moon day in lunar month Ashwin

Friday after Eid e-Milad-un Nabi

 Long Weekend! 
Friday after Eid e-Milad-un Nabi

Jammu and Kashmir: A public holiday in Jammu and Kashmir on the Friday after Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi

Kati Bihu


Kati Bihu

Assam: An important Assamese festival to ensure strong growth and healthy crops that begins at the start of the month of Kati.

Kali Puja

 Long Weekend! 
Kali Puja

Assam, Odisha, West Bengal: Kali Puja is celebrated on the new moon day of the Hindu month Kartik. It is celebrated on the same day as Diwali, when other regions worship the godess Lakshmi.

Narak Chaturdashi

 Long Weekend! 
Narak Chaturdashi

Karnataka: Karnataka. The second day of the five-day-long festival of Diwali

Diwali

 Long Weekend! 
Diwali

Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand: Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity, light over darkness

Govardhan Puja


Govardhan Puja

Chandigarh: A day after Diwali in the month of Kartik. Celebrated by Hindus as the day Lord Krishna defeated the God Indra

Vishvakarma Day


Vishvakarma Day

Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand: Vishvakarma Puja is a day of celebration for Vishvakarma, a Hindu god, the divine architect

Bhai Bij


Bhai Bij

Uttar Pradesh: A festival focused on siblings. Sisters invite their brothers to join in a feast.

Vishvakarma Day


Vishvakarma Day

Punjab: Vishvakarma Puja is a day of celebration for Vishvakarma, a Hindu god, the divine architect

Diwali


Diwali

Manipur, Telangana: Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity, light over darkness

Vikram Samvat New Year


Vikram Samvat New Year

Gujarat: Gujuarat. Named after king Vikramaditya, this calendar remains widely used in western India. In Gujarat, the second day of Diwali is celebrated as the first day of the Vikram Samvat calendar

Bhai Bij


Bhai Bij

Gujarat, Rajasthan: A festival focused on siblings. Sisters invite their brothers to join in a feast.

Accession Day


Accession Day

Jammu and Kashmir: Commemorates October 26th 1947, when Maharaja Hari Singh signed off the Instrument of Accession, in which Jammu and Kashmir joined the Dominion of India.

Diwali


Diwali

Maharashtra: Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity, light over darkness

Govardhan Puja


Govardhan Puja

Uttarakhand: A day after Diwali in the month of Kartik. Celebrated by Hindus as the day Lord Krishna defeated the God Indra

Diwali


Diwali

Karnataka: Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity, light over darkness

Ningol Chakkouba


Ningol Chakkouba

Manipur: During this popular festival, married sisters and daughters are invited to the parental house for a grand feast

Chhath Puja


Chhath Puja

Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal: Chhath is an important Hindu festival dedicated to the worship of the Sun god and his wife.

Sardar Patel's Birthday

 Long Weekend! 
Sardar Patel's Birthday

Gujarat: Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel, popularly known as Sardar Patel, was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India

Chhath Puja Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Chhath Puja Holiday

Bihar: Some states. An ancient Hindu festival which gives thanks to the Sun God

Haryana Day


Haryana Day

Haryana: Commemorates the day when the state of Haryana was carved out of Punjab in 1966

Kannada Rajyothsava


Kannada Rajyothsava

Karnataka: All the Kannada speaking regions of south India were merged to form the state of Karnataka on Nov 1st 1956

Puducherry Liberation Day


Puducherry Liberation Day

Puducherry: The de facto transfer or merger of Puducherry and other French colonies with India came into effect on November 1st 1954

Kut


Kut

Manipur: A harvest festival of the different tribes of Kuki-Chin-Mizo groups of Manipur

Guru Nanak's Birthday


Guru Nanak's Birthday

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal: Falls on the full moon day of the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated all over India to commemorate the birth of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.

Rasa Purnima


Rasa Purnima

Odisha: First full moon day of the month of Kartik. The day when Lord Krishna performed the Rasa Lila dance

Kanakadasa Jayanthi

 Long Weekend! 
Kanakadasa Jayanthi

Karnataka: This public holiday in Karnataka marks the birthday of the great poet and saint shri Kanaka Dasa

Birsa Munda Birth Anniversary


Birsa Munda Birth Anniversary

Madhya Pradesh: Birsa Munda was a tribal freedom fighter from Jharkhand and is highly revered among tribals.

Seng Kut Snem


Seng Kut Snem

Meghalaya: A festival of the Khasi Community in Meghalaya celebrating their culture and traditions

Lachit Divas


Lachit Divas

Assam: Assam only. Lachit Borphukan was a legendary general in 17th century Assam

Martyrdom of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji


Martyrdom of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji

Uttarakhand: Punjab. Guru Teg Bahadur was the ninth of ten Gurus (Prophets) of the Sikh religion

Martyrdom of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji

 Long Weekend! 
Martyrdom of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji

Punjab: Punjab. Guru Teg Bahadur was the ninth of ten Gurus (Prophets) of the Sikh religion

State Inauguration Day


State Inauguration Day

Nagaland: State Inauguration Day in Nagaland marks the creation of the state on December 1st 1963

Indigenous Faith Day


Indigenous Faith Day

Arunachal Pradesh: A day to honour and promote all indigenous faiths in Arunachal Pradesh

Asom Divas

 Long Weekend! 
Asom Divas

Assam: Commemorates the advent of the first king of the Ahom kingdom in Assam

World Disabled Day


World Disabled Day

Tripura: Tripura only. A UN sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability

Feast of St. Francis Xavier


Feast of St. Francis Xavier

Goa: Goa only. Francis was a Roman Catholic missionary and a co-founder of the Society of Jesus

Pa Togan Nengminza Sangma

 Long Weekend! 
Pa Togan Nengminza Sangma

Meghalaya: Death anniversary of a Garo tribe leader who fought against the British and died in 1872

Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham


Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham

Meghalaya: A holiday in Meghalaya to mark the legendary Khasi poet laureate U Soso Tham who died on 18 December 1940

Guru Ghasidas Jayanti


Guru Ghasidas Jayanti

Chhattisgarh: Birthday of an advocate of the Satnami sect of Hinduism in the early 19th century

Goa Liberation Day

 Long Weekend! 
Goa Liberation Day

Goa: Goa. Marks the surrender of Portuguese forces in Goa on 19 December 1961

Christmas Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Christmas Holiday

Nagaland: Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December

Christmas Eve


Christmas Eve

Meghalaya, Mizoram: Christmas Eve marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that started on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Christmas Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Christmas Holiday

Meghalaya, Mizoram: Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December

Christmas Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Christmas Holiday

Nagaland: Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December

Boxing Day

 Long Weekend! 
Boxing Day

Telangana: The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.

Christmas Holiday


Christmas Holiday

Nagaland: Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December

Christmas Festival


Christmas Festival

Meghalaya: Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December

Christmas Holiday


Christmas Holiday

Nagaland: Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti


Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Chandigarh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand: Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the ten living Sikh Gurus, was born on December 22nd 1666 in Patna, Bihar, India.

Christmas Holiday


Christmas Holiday

Nagaland: Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December

Christmas Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Christmas Holiday

Nagaland: Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December

Tamu Lhosar

 Long Weekend! 
Tamu Lhosar

Sikkim: The festival of Tamu Lhosar is marked as the New Year by the Gurung people to celebrate their unique cultural and traditional values.

U Kiang Nangbah

 Long Weekend! 
U Kiang Nangbah

Meghalaya: U Kiang Nangbah was a freedom fighter from Meghalaya who led an uprising against the British

New Year's Eve


New Year's Eve

Mizoram: The last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar is usually celebrated with parties as midnight approaches

Christmas Holiday


Christmas Holiday

Nagaland: Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December

Notes

  • Only the secular holidays of Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday are observed nationally.