India Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

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

(a) Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

(b) Hindu festivals are declared according to local astronomical observations and it is not possible to forecast the date of their occurrence exactly.

2022

January
26
Republic Day
Start date:
26 January 2022
March
01
Mahashivratri
Start date:
1 March 2022
March
18
Holi
Start date:
18 March 2022
April
14
Mahavir Jayanti
Start date:
14 April 2022
April
15
Good Friday
Start date:
15 April 2022
April
18
Easter Monday
Start date:
18 April 2022
May
01
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
1 May 2022
May
15
Buddha Purnima (Buddha's Birthday)
Start date:
15 May 2022
July
10
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
10 July 2022
July
30
Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
30 July 2022
August
15
Independence Day
Start date:
15 August 2022
August
19
Krishna Janmashtami
Start date:
19 August 2022
October
02
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
Start date:
2 October 2022
October
05
Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami)
Start date:
5 October 2022
October
08
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
8 October 2022

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

October
24
Diwali (Festival of Lights)
Start date:
24 October 2022
November
08
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Start date:
8 November 2022

This holiday may be celebrated on its fixed date, April 14, by the Nanakshahi calendar.

December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2022
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2022

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