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India (Puducherry) : 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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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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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, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday June 30, 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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Saturday July 9, 2022Al Waqfa DayMuslim, Sufi
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Saturday August 6, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Monday August 15, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday August 15, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Tuesday August 16, 2022De Jure DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday August 31, 2022Ganesh ChaturthiHinduism
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Thursday September 8, 2022Regional holidayHinduism
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Friday September 30, 2022Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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Saturday October 1, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday October 2, 2022Mahatma Gandhi Birth AnniversarySecular holiday
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Tuesday October 4, 2022Mahanavami/Ayudha PujaHinduism
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Wednesday October 5, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday October 9, 2022Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Saturday October 15, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Monday October 24, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Friday October 28, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday November 1, 2022Liberation DaySecular holiday
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Monday November 7, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed.

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday May 16, 2022
School holidays :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Thursday June 30, 2022
School holidays :

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)

Al Waqfa Day

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Saturday July 9, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

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

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Regional holiday

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Saturday August 6, 2022
Secular holiday : Karkida Amavasai in Mahe regions only

Summer holiday (end)

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Monday August 15, 2022
School holidays :

Independence Day

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

De Jure Day

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Tuesday August 16, 2022
Secular holiday : In 1962, the day when the rights and laws enshrined in the Indian Constitution were extended to the people of Puducherry

Ganesh Chaturthi

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Wednesday August 31, 2022
Hinduism : During ten days, Hindus must prepare the celebration at home: their house must be cleaned up and purified, in particular at the place where the Ganesh statue wil be put. Those who participate in the procession, end and highlight of this celebration, also prepare their costume. Various religious ceremonies are celebrated. On the tenth day, the celebration culminates. Streets of main cities, especially Mumbaï (Bombay) are the field of extraordinary popular demonstrations. In this day, giant elephant idols are preceded by dancers and musicians.

Regional holiday

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Thursday September 8, 2022
Hinduism : Onam falls, on the 12th day of the waxing moon in the Hindu month of Bhadon (around August September) once the golden yellow rice fields have been harvested at that time of the year. There is no specific god associated with Onam. Neither is any special puja (a ritualistic prayer ceremony) performed. First day, Atham and tenth day, Thiruonam are most important of all. in Mahe only

Banks Inventory Day

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Friday September 30, 2022
Banks only :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Saturday October 1, 2022
School holidays :

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

Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja

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Tuesday October 4, 2022
Hinduism : An integral part of the Dasara festival (festival of triumph), a Hindu festival. It is also called Astra Puja . In simple terms, it means “Worship of Implements.

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Wednesday October 5, 2022
School holidays :

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

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Sunday October 9, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Regional holiday

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Saturday October 15, 2022
Secular holiday : St Theresa in Mahe region only

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Monday October 24, 2022
Hinduism : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday October 28, 2022
School holidays :

Liberation Day

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Tuesday November 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday November 7, 2022
School holidays :