Top events in India

February
28

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

March
01

Celebrates the onset of spring with general merrymaking including face painting and throwing coloured water on others. For Bengalis, the day...

March
13

Timed to coincide with the full moon, this Hindi water festival involves people throwing water, paint and coloured powders over each other and is...

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.

2017

January
26
Republic Day
Start date:
26 January 2017
February
25
Mahashivratri
Start date:
25 February 2017
March
13
Holi
Start date:
13 March 2017
April
09
Mahavir Jayanti
Start date:
9 April 2017
April
14
Good Friday
Start date:
14 April 2017
April
17
Easter Monday
Start date:
17 April 2017
May
10
Buddha Purnima (Buddha's Birthday)
Start date:
10 May 2017
June
25
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
25 June 2017
August
15
Independence Day
Start date:
15 August 2017
August
15
Krishna Janmashtami
Start date:
15 August 2017
September
01
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
1 September 2017
September
22
Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
22 September 2017
September
30
Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami)
Start date:
30 September 2017
October
02
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
Start date:
2 October 2017
October
19
Diwali (Festival of Lights)
Start date:
19 October 2017
November
04
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Start date:
4 November 2017
December
01
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
1 December 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2017

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