Top events in India

August
10

Festival dedicated to brothers and sisters. Sisters tie bracelets, known as rakhi (holy threads), around their brothers’ wrists and...

August
15

This national holiday commemorates India's independence from British rule on 15 August 1947. In the capital, it focuses on Delhi's spectacular Red...

August
15

National holiday to celebrate India's independence from British rule.

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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