Public holidays in India 2020-2024

In the Christian world, most holidays are oriented towards Easter or Christmas. But also in other countries far away from home there is enough reason to celebrate.

Not all holidays are statuted by law - and those that are, do not necessarily mean a day off in all regions of India. Rather, it is often up to the respective parts of the country whether the holiday is also a day off.

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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

New Year's DayJan, 1st
Guru Govind Singh JayantiJan, 5th
Day of the RepublicJan, 26th
Me-dam-me-phi (Ancestor Festival of Ahom)Jan, 31st
Bengali New Year (Tripura + West Bengal only)Apr, 14th
Labor DayMay, 1st
Birthday of Rabindra Nath TagoreMay, 7th
Independence DayAug, 15th
Birthday of Mahatma GandhiOct, 2nd
Birthday of the Islamic Prophet MuhammadDec, 24th
Christian ChristmasDec, 25th
New Year's EveDec, 31st

Moving Holidays in India

Good FridayApr, 10thApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29th
Mother's DayMay, 10thMay, 9thMay, 8thMay, 14thMay, 12th
Festival of breaking the fastMay, 23rdMay, 12thMay, 2ndApr, 21stApr, 9th
Father's DayJun, 21stJun, 20thJun, 19thJun, 18thJun, 16th
Festival of SacrificeJul, 30thJul, 19thJul, 9thJun, 28thJun, 16th
Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)Aug, 19thAug, 9thJul, 29thJul, 18thJul, 7th
Diwali (Hindu festival of lights)Nov, 14thNov, 4thOct, 24thNov, 12thNov, 1st

Movable holidays with (so far and for us) uncalculatable dates:

Vasant Panchami5. Tag des Hindu-Monats Magha, Januar/Februar
Makar Sankranti / PongalSonnenwende im Januar
Spring Festival Holi1. Vollmondtag des Hindu-Monats Phalgun, Februar/März
Shiva's Big Night13. Tag des Hindu-Monats Phalgun, Februar/März
Ugadi1. Neumond nach der Tagundnachtgleiche im Frühjahr
Rama Navami (Rama's Birthday)9. Tag des Hindu-Monats Chaitra, März/April
Mahavir Jayanti13. Tag des zunehmenden Mondes im Hindu-Monat Chaitra, März/April
Birthday of BuddhaVollmondtag des Hindu-Monats Vaisakh
Raksha BandhanVollmondtag des Hindu-Monats Shravana, August
Janmashtami, birth of the god Krishna8. Tag des Hindu-Monats Shravan, August/September
Birth of the God Ganesh4. Tag des zunehmenden Mondes im Hindu-Monat Bhaadrapada, August/September
Ganesh Chaturthi4. Tag des Hindu-Monats Bhadrapad, September
Dashahara10. Tag der mondhellen Hälfte des Hindu-Monats Ashvayuja
Birthday of Guru Nanak DevVollmond im Hindu-Monat Kartik