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India (Gujarat) : 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)

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  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Wednesday july 17, 2024Ashura - Moharram/Dr.Babu Jagjivan Ram (may last 2 days)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Farsi New YearZoroastrian
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Sunday august 18, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday august 19, 2024Raksha BandhanHinduism
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    Tuesday august 27, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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    Wednesday august 28, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday september 17, 2024Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday september 30, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Friday october 18, 2024Diwali holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday october 31, 2024Sardar Patel dayHinduism
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    Friday november 15, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Friday november 15, 2024Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II PoyaSikhism
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    Monday november 18, 2024Diwali holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Tuesday january 14, 2025Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu PujaHinduism
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    Sunday january 26, 2025Republic DaySecular holiday
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    Ashura - Moharram/Dr.Babu Jagjivan Ram (may last 2 days)

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Farsi New Year

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Zoroastrian :

    Independence Day

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Sunday august 18, 2024
    School holidays :

    Raksha Bandhan

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    Hinduism : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her.

    Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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    Tuesday august 27, 2024
    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

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Wednesday august 28, 2024
    School holidays :

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

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    Tuesday september 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Monday september 30, 2024
    Banks only :

    Diwali holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 18, 2024
    School holidays :

    Sardar Patel day

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    Thursday october 31, 2024
    Hinduism : (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister and statesman, a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and one of the founding member of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country's struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation. [Wikipedia]

    Deepavali/Dipabali

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    Friday november 15, 2024
    Hinduism : 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

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

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    Friday november 15, 2024
    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

    Diwali holiday (end)

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    Monday november 18, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    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.

    School holidays

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    School holidays : Http://gujarat-education.gov.in
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    International schools may follow a different calendar
    Schooling is mandatory till age 14
    Teaching languages: Gujarati, English
    Number of instructional days: 241
    schools close on Saturday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till Aug 2025 -- heat waves may affect the calendar

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    Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja

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    Tuesday january 14, 2025
    Hinduism : Celebration of the harvest, which is observed for three days: Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal and Mattu Pongal. A colourful and traditional festival with many a ceremony devoted to various deities and cattle races.

    Republic Day

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    Sunday january 26, 2025
    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.