Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka
2) Republic Day
3) Maha Shivratri
Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
5) Bank Holiday
Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Telugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh
7) Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
8) Ram Navami
Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
9) Mahavir Jayanti
The most important religious holiday in Jainism
10) Idul Fitr
11) Idul Juha
Bakrid. Many states
12) Independence Day
13) Ganesh Chaturthi
Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
14) Muharram (10th Day)
Day of Ashurah
15) Mahatma Gandhi Birthday
Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Telangana, West Bengal
Deepawali. Except Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal.
20) Christmas Day
Observed in all states
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 correspond to the holidays of the Indian government, when government offices will be closed throughout the country. In addition, there are many festivals and fairs that are also observed in some states as holidays, the dates of which vary 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.