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India Public Holidays
India Public Holidays

India is a land of celebrations and thatís why there are many public holidays in India. They can be classified in two categories either in national holidays or religious holidays.

National holidays of India
National holidays are observed in all states and union territories. Following are the national holidays in India.

26th January       Republic Day

30th January       Martyrs' Day

15th August        Independence Day

2nd October        Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday

Religious Holidays of India
Religious holidays are the holidays related to religion festivals.

Popular religious holidays include the days of Hindu Festivals, Sikh Festivals, Muslim and Christian Festivals and are celebrated through out the country.

New Year Day                                  1st January                          

Makar Sankranti                                14th January                        

Mahashivratri                                     12th February                       

ID-E-Milad                                        27th February                       

Holi (Festival of Colours)                   1st March                                             

Shri Ram Navami                              24th March                           

Mahavir Jayanti                                  28th March           

Good Friday Holiday                         2nd April           

Buddha Purnima                                27th May               

Rath Yatra                                         13th July

Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan)                   24th August                          

Janmashtami                                      2nd September                    

Id ul Fitr (End of Ramadan)               10th September                    

Ganesh Chaturthi                               11th September                    

Dusshehra, Deepavali Festival            7th October                        

Diwali Festival Holiday                       5th November                      

Hindu calendar New Year                  7th November

Id-ul Zuha/Bakrid                              17th November                    

Guru Nanak Jayanti                           21st November

Moharram (Islamic New Year)          17th December                     

Christmas Day                                   25th December

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