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
01

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.

2015

January
03
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
3 January 2015

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

January
26
Republic Day
Start date:
26 January 2015
February
17
Mahashivratri
Start date:
17 February 2015
March
06
Holi
Start date:
6 March 2015
April
02
Mahavir Jayanti
Start date:
2 April 2015
April
03
Good Friday
Start date:
3 April 2015
April
06
Easter Monday
Start date:
6 April 2015
June
01
Buddha Purnima (Buddha's Birthday)
Start date:
1 June 2015
July
18
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
August
15
Independence Day
Start date:
15 August 2015
September
05
Krishna Janmashtami
Start date:
5 September 2015
September
23
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
October
02
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
Start date:
2 October 2015
October
13
Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
13 October 2015
October
22
Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami)
Start date:
22 October 2015
November
11
Diwali (Festival of Lights)
Start date:
11 November 2015
November
25
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Start date:
25 November 2015

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

December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2015
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