January 12 Birthday of Swami Vivekananda
January 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
January 26 Republic Day
February 10 Vasant Panchami
March 21 Doljatra
April 01 Bank Holiday
April 14 Bengali New Year
April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
April 19 Good Friday
May 01 May Day
May 07 Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore
May 19 Buddha Purnima
June 05 Idul Fitr
August 12 Idul Juha
August 15 Independence Day
September 10 Muharram (10th Day)
September 29 Mahalaya
October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday
October 05 Maha Saptami
October 06 Durgastami
October 06 Navami of Durga Puja
October 08 Dussehra
October 13 Lakshmi Puja
October 27 Kali Puja
October 29 Deewali
November 11 Guru Nanak Birthday
December 25 Christmas Day
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.