Top events in India

May
28

GoMissing Expeditions invites you to visit the Valley of Flowers in Uttaranchal! See millions of rare flowers including the Blue Poppy and Cobra...

June
01

This festival celebrates the mighty Sindhu River or Indus River which gives India its name. The event attracts devotees from miles around, many of...

July
03

Two-day festival celebrating the ubiquitous Indian mango fruit with quizzes, competitions, mango tasting and over 400 varieties of the fruit on...

India Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

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.

2016

January
26
Republic Day
Start date:
26 January 2016
March
07
Mahashivratri
Start date:
7 March 2016
March
24
Holi
Start date:
24 March 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
March
28
Easter Monday
Start date:
28 March 2016
April
20
Mahavir Jayanti
Start date:
20 April 2016
May
14
Buddha Purnima (Buddha's Birthday)
Start date:
14 May 2016
July
07
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
August
15
Independence Day
Start date:
15 August 2016
August
25
Krishna Janmashtami
Start date:
25 August 2016
September
13
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
October
02
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
Start date:
2 October 2016
October
03
Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
3 October 2016
October
11
Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami)
Start date:
11 October 2016
October
30
Diwali (Festival of Lights)
Start date:
30 October 2016
November
14
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Start date:
14 November 2016

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

December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2016
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