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India (Himachal Pradesh) : 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.
Internet domain: .in - Telephone code: +91 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +5:30 (DST: no)
The nature of holidays in India appeals to culture, national values and religion
The 2022 calendar is mostly confirmed in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Ladakh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Orissa, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Saturday January 1, 2022Optional holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday January 9, 2022Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh JiEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday January 13, 2022LohriEvents, celebrations...
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Friday January 14, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Tuesday January 25, 2022Statehood DayZoroastrian
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Wednesday January 26, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday January 26, 2022Republic DaySecular holiday
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Saturday February 5, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Tuesday February 15, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday February 16, 2022Guru Ravidas celebrationHinduism
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Tuesday March 1, 2022Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Friday March 18, 2022Holi / HolikaHinduism
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Friday April 1, 2022Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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Sunday April 10, 2022RamanavaniHinduism
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Thursday April 14, 2022Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv SankratiSecular holiday
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Friday April 15, 2022Himachal DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Parshuram JayantiHinduism
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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 BuchaHinduism
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Friday May 20, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday June 2, 2022Maharana Pratap anniversaryBanks only
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Tuesday June 14, 2022Sant Kabir DasHinduism
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Tuesday June 14, 2022Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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Wednesday June 15, 2022Summer holiday (end)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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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday July 20, 2022Monsoon Vacation (beginning)School holidays
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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Https://himachal.nic.in/
official calendar in most districts (Except Kullu, Lahaul and Spiti Districts)
Schooling is mandatory till age 14
Teaching languages: Hindi, English
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till March 2022

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Optional holiday

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

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Sunday January 9, 2022
Culture : Guru Gobind Singh (22 December 1666 – 7 October 1708) was the tenth Guru of Sikhism. He was born in Patna, Bihar in India and became a Guru on 11 November 1675, at the age of nine years, succeeding his father Guru Tegh Bahadur. He was the leader of the Sikh faith, a warrior, a poet, and a philosopher. In the Sikh society, Guru Gobind Singh is considered a perfect example of manhood; highly educated, skilled in horsemanship, armed combat, chivalrous, and generous in character.

Lohri

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Thursday January 13, 2022
Culture : Lohri is the Punjabis' and Dogras' cultural celebration on the eve of winter solstice.

Optional holiday

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Friday January 14, 2022
Hinduism : Magh Sankrati

Statehood Day

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Tuesday January 25, 2022
Zoroastrian : On 18 December 1970 the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament and the new state came into being on 25 January 1971. Thus Himachal emerged as the eighteenth state of the Indian Union. [Wikipedia]

Winter holiday (end)

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Wednesday January 26, 2022
School holidays : Except Kullu a!ld Lahaul Spiti districts

Republic Day

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Wednesday January 26, 2022
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.

Optional holiday

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Saturday February 5, 2022
Hinduism : Basant Panchami

Winter holiday (end)

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Tuesday February 15, 2022
School holidays : Except Kullu a!ld Lahaul Spiti districts

Guru Ravidas celebration

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Wednesday February 16, 2022
Hinduism : Guru or Bhagat Ravidas (also Raidas) was a north Indian Sant mystic of the bhakti movement who was active in the 15th century CE. Venerated in northern India and in the Indian state of Maharashtra, he is the Satguru of the Ravidasi sect and one of the fifteen Bhagats of the Sikhs. His devotional songs and verses made a lasting impact upon the bhakti movement.

Maha Shivaratri

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.

Holi / Holika

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Friday March 18, 2022
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

Banks Inventory Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
Banks only :

Ramanavani

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Sunday April 10, 2022
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.

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv Sankrati

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Secular holiday : This lawyer and politician drafted the constitution of India.

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Himachal Day

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Friday April 15, 2022
Secular holiday : On 18 December 1970 the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament (and the new state came into being on 25 January 1971). [Wikipedia]

Parshuram Jayanti

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Monday May 2, 2022
Hinduism : Birth anniversary of sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu

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.

Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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Monday May 16, 2022
Hinduism :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday May 20, 2022
School holidays :

Maharana Pratap anniversary

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Thursday June 2, 2022
Banks only : First freedom fighter of India who stood and fought against the dominance of Mughal Empire. Especially celebrated in Udaipur

Sant Kabir Das

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Tuesday June 14, 2022
Hinduism : Saint Kabir Das reached the abode of God in Maghar close to Gorakhpur in 1518. However, immediate dispute began regarding the way in which his final rites must be performed. It is believed that both Hindus and Muslims claimed the body to perform the funeral rites. To their utter surprise, Kabir Das stood up and asked them to lift his body and view beneath. Lying there was nothing but a beautiful array of flowers. Devotees and his followers were speechless with Hindus along with some flowers leaving to Varanasi and the rest of the flowers taken by Muslims to Maghar. [festivalsofindia]

Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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Tuesday June 14, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition. In some countries, may only be observed by the Hinduist community. In India, only celebrated in Andaman & Nicobar Island, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh. In Thailand, falls on the same day as Vesak

Summer holiday (end)

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Wednesday June 15, 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)

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

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Monsoon Vacation (beginning)

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Wednesday July 20, 2022
School holidays :