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November
04

A major Hindu festival; this festival of lights is punctuated with firecrackers from dawn and fireworks at night, new clothes, gifts of sweets and...

November
04

The five-day 'Festival of Lights' is the most pan-Indian of Hindu festivals and is celebrated by giving gifts, lighting fireworks, and burning...

November
19

Festival of lights with lamps and firecrackers celebrated on the full moon evening in the Tamil month of Karthigai. On this occasion, people clean...

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.

2021

January
26
Republic Day
Start date:
26 January 2021
March
11
Mahashivratri
Start date:
11 March 2021
March
29
Holi
Start date:
29 March 2021
April
02
Good Friday
Start date:
2 April 2021
April
05
Easter Monday
Start date:
5 April 2021
April
25
Mahavir Jayanti
Start date:
25 April 2021
May
13
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
13 May 2021
May
26
Buddha Purnima (Buddha's Birthday)
Start date:
26 May 2021
July
20
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
20 July 2021
August
15
Independence Day
Start date:
15 August 2021
August
19
Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
19 August 2021
August
30
Krishna Janmashtami
Start date:
30 August 2021
October
02
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
Start date:
2 October 2021
October
15
Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami)
Start date:
15 October 2021
October
19
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
19 October 2021

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

November
04
Diwali (Festival of Lights)
Start date:
4 November 2021
November
19
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Start date:
19 November 2021

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

December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2021
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2021

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