The nine-day Hindu Festival of Nine Lights celebrates the goddess Durga with dances, song and worship. It's one of the holiest of Hindu festivals...
India Public Holidays
Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.
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.