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India (Jammu & Kashmir) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Rupee (INR)
Banks are NOT working on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.
No alcohol served in shops, restaurants during most holidays
The nature of holidays in India appeals to culture, national values and religion

Internet domain: .in - Telephone code: +91 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +5:30 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday May 16, 2022Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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Wednesday June 15, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday July 1, 2022Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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Saturday July 2, 2022Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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Tuesday July 5, 2022Guru Hargobind Ji's BirthdaySikhism
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Friday July 8, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday July 11, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday July 13, 2022Martyrs' DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday July 13, 2022Martyrs' DayEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday August 9, 2022Ashura - Moharram/Dr.Babu Jagjivan Ram (may last 2 days)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday August 15, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Friday August 19, 2022Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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Thursday August 25, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday October 2, 2022Mahatma Gandhi Birth AnniversarySecular holiday
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Wednesday October 5, 2022Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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Saturday October 8, 2022Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Friday October 14, 2022Autumn holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday October 14, 2022Public holidayMuslim, Sufi
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Monday October 24, 2022Autumn holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday October 24, 2022Azad Kashmir DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday October 24, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Wednesday October 26, 2022Banks remain openBanks only
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Wednesday October 26, 2022Accession DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday November 8, 2022Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II PoyaSikhism
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Thursday November 10, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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Monday May 16, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday June 15, 2022
School holidays : Summer zone schools

Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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Friday July 1, 2022
Banks only :

Banks Inventory Day

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Saturday July 2, 2022
Banks only : Annual Closing of the Royal Bank of India (RBI)

Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday

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Tuesday July 5, 2022
Sikhism : Also Saccha Badshah (ਸੱਚਾ ਪਾਦਸ਼ਾਹ True King) (19 June 1595–2 March 1644) was the sixth of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and became Guru on 25 May 1606 following in the footsteps of his father Guru Arjan Dev. From the very beginning he was the deadly enemy of Mughals. (Wikipedia)

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 8, 2022
School holidays : Winter zone schools

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday July 11, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

Martyrs' Day

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Wednesday July 13, 2022
Secular holiday : To mark a 1931 protest against the rule of Maharaja Hari Singh.

Martyrs' Day

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Wednesday July 13, 2022
Culture : To mark a 1931 protest against the rule of Maharaja Hari Singh in the then princely state. On that day, 22 Kashmiri men and women were shot dead as they gathered outside the Srinagar central jail to protest against the arrest and subsequent trial of Abdul Qadeer Gazi, who was seen as a crusader against Singh’s Dogra regime.

Ashura - Moharram/Dr.Babu Jagjivan Ram (may last 2 days)

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Tuesday August 9, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Independence Day

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Monday August 15, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule

Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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Friday August 19, 2022
Hinduism : Hindu celebration of the birthday of Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sweets, fruits and milk products are available in abundance. Sri or Shree: A prefix denoting auspiciousness

Summer holiday (end)

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Thursday August 25, 2022
School holidays : Summer zone schools

Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary

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Sunday October 2, 2022
Secular holiday : He is the man who played a significant role in achiveing independence for India from the British Empire with his simplicity and strong will power. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as 'Bapu' or 'Father of the nation', was born on the 2nd of October in 1869, in Porbunder, Gujarat. He studied law in U.K and practiced law in South Africa. But he left his profession and returned to India to join the Indian freedom struggle. Gandhiji was a preacher of truth and 'Ahimsa'(non-violence). He started the 'Satyagraha' movement for the Indian freedom struggle. He believed in living a simple life and in 'Swadeshi'. He proved to the world that freedom can be achieved through the path of non-violence. Gandhiji is a symbol of peace and truth. www.indiaa2z.com

Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)

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Wednesday October 5, 2022
Hinduism : The victory of Durga on evil forces, the destruction of Vasanas (subjectivity, selfishness, desires...) and the achievement of the deepest Self. Dominance of Saraswati (pure science) over Lakshmi (applied science)

Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday October 8, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Autumn holiday (beginning)

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Friday October 14, 2022
School holidays :

Public holiday

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Friday October 14, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Autumn holiday (end)

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Monday October 24, 2022
School holidays :

Azad Kashmir Day

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Monday October 24, 2022
Culture : The day that the Azad Jammu and Kashmir government was created in 1947.

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Monday October 24, 2022
Hinduism :

Banks remain open

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Wednesday October 26, 2022
Banks only :

Accession Day

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Wednesday October 26, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates the day when Maharaja Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession October 26th 1947. With this treaty, Jammu and Kashmir joined the Dominion of India.

Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II Poya

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Tuesday November 8, 2022
Sikhism : Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1539) Founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak’s divinity and religious authority Wikipedia

Regional holiday

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Thursday November 10, 2022
Secular holiday : Urs Shah Asrar-ud-Din Sahib in Kishtwar, Doda and Ramban