The business world's No-Go Days!
China, China (Beijing), China (Changsha), today is your national day! EDIT wishes you all the best on this special day.

linkIndia (Goa) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

India (Goa) : 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
  • IF YOU NEED TRANSLATION INTO THIS COUNTRY's LANGUAGE(S): English (350 million speakers in 47 countries), Bengali, Assamese (180 million speakers), Hindi (200 million speakers), Punjabi (85 millions speakers), Tamil (55 million speakers), Telugu (70 millions speakers), Dhodia ...
    Contact edit!
  • DateNameKindMore
    Sunday October 2, 2022Mahatma Gandhi Birth AnniversarySecular holiday
    view more
    Wednesday October 5, 2022Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
    view more
    Tuesday October 18, 2022Diwali holiday (beginning)School holidays
    view more
    Monday October 24, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
    view more
    Monday November 7, 2022Diwali (end)School holidays
    view more
    Saturday December 3, 2022St Françis XavierBanks only
    view more
    Monday December 19, 2022Goa Liberation DayBanks only
    view more
    Friday December 23, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
    view more
    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
    view more
    Tuesday January 3, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
    view more
    Thursday January 26, 2023Republic DaySecular holiday
    view more
    Friday February 17, 2023Carnival (during 5 days from this date on)Events, celebrations...
    view more
    Thursday February 23, 2023CarnivalEvents, celebrations...
    view more
    Wednesday March 8, 2023Holi / HolikaHinduism
    view more
    Wednesday March 22, 2023Hindu, Navratri, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New YearBuddhism (Theravada)
    view more
    Thursday March 30, 2023RamanavaniHinduism
    view more

    Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary

    -
    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)

    -
    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)

    Diwali holiday (beginning)

    -
    Tuesday October 18, 2022
    School holidays :

    Deepavali/Dipabali

    -
    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

    Diwali (end)

    -
    Monday November 7, 2022
    School holidays :

    St Françis Xavier

    -
    Saturday December 3, 2022
    Banks only : (7 April 1506 – 3 December 1552), was a Navarrese Catholic missionary who was a co-founder of the Society of Jesus. Born in Javier, Kingdom of Navarre (in present-day Spain), he was a companion of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits who took vows of poverty and chastity at Montmartre, Paris, in 1534.[3] He led an extensive mission into Asia, mainly in the Portuguese Empire of the time and was influential in evangelization work, most notably in India. The Goa Inquisition was proposed by St. Francis Xavier.[4][5] He also was the first Christian missionary to venture into Japan, Borneo, the Maluku Islands, and other areas. In those areas, struggling to learn the local languages and in the face of opposition, he had less success than he had enjoyed in India. Xavier was about to extend his missionary preaching to China when he died on Shangchuan Island. [Wikipedia]

    Goa Liberation Day

    -
    Monday December 19, 2022
    Banks only :

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

    -
    Friday December 23, 2022
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

    -
    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Christmas holiday (end)

    -
    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    School holidays : Http://education.goa.gov.in
    official calender gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    Schooling is mandatory till age 14
    Teaching languages: Konkani, Portuguese, English
    Number of instructional days: 200
    schools close on Saturday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till July 2023

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
    Make a Paypal donation of euros 50 to [email protected] to purchase the full calendar for 5 countries, including Goa schools
    Contact [email protected] to purchase a file containing confirmed calendars of 550 countries and regions.

    Republic Day

    -
    Thursday January 26, 2023
    Secular holiday : It was the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress at midnight of December 31, 1929 - January 1, 1930, that the Tri-Colour Flag was unfurled by the nationalists and a pledge taken that every year on January 26, the Independence Day would be celebrated and that the people would unceasingly strive for the establishment of a Sovereign Democratic Republic of India. The professed pledge was successfully redeemed on January 26, 1950, when the Constitution of India framed by the Constituent Assembly of India came into force, although the Independence from the British rule was achieved on August 15, 1947. It is because of this that August 15 is celebrated as Independence Day, while January 26 as Republic Day.

    Carnival (during 5 days from this date on)

    -
    Friday February 17, 2023
    Culture :

    Carnival

    -
    Thursday February 23, 2023
    Culture : Http://goacarnival.com/

    Holi / Holika

    -
    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

    Hindu, Navratri, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year

    -
    Wednesday March 22, 2023
    Buddhism (Theravada) : The Hindu New Year, also known as Ugadi, is on the day following the new moon on or after the spring equinox.

    Ramanavani

    -
    Thursday March 30, 2023
    Hinduism : Festivities take place in the Rama temples. recitation of the Ramayana (Perayana), which can last up to 9 days. Classical music and sacred chants.