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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.
    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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    Saturday june 1, 2024Election DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday june 1, 2024Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Sunday june 2, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday june 9, 2024Maharana Pratap anniversaryBanks only
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Saturday june 22, 2024Sant Kabir DasHinduism
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    Monday july 1, 2024Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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    Monday july 1, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday july 2, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Wednesday july 17, 2024Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday august 19, 2024Banks remain openBanks only
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    Monday august 19, 2024Raksha BandhanHinduism
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    Monday august 19, 2024Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)Hinduism
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    Monday august 19, 2024Raksha BandhanEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday august 26, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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    Monday september 30, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Wednesday october 2, 2024Mahatma Gandhi Birth AnniversarySecular holiday
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    Sunday october 13, 2024Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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    Monday october 14, 2024Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap PoyaEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday october 17, 2024Maharishi Valmiki anniversaryHinduism
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    Thursday october 17, 2024Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap PoyaEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday october 20, 2024Karva ChauthEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday october 30, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday november 1, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Friday november 1, 2024Maharishi Balmiki/Kannada Rajyothsava/Mera Houchongba/KutSecular holiday
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    Sunday november 3, 2024Bhai Teeka/Panchak YamaHinduism
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    Tuesday november 5, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday november 15, 2024Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II PoyaSikhism
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    Sunday december 15, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Election Day

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    Saturday june 1, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Parliamentary election

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    Saturday june 1, 2024
    Special Events :

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Sunday june 2, 2024
    School holidays :

    Maharana Pratap anniversary

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    Sunday june 9, 2024
    Banks only : First freedom fighter of India who stood and fought against the dominance of Mughal Empire. Especially celebrated in Udaipur

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

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Sant Kabir Das

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    Saturday june 22, 2024
    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]

    Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Banks only :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    School holidays :

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Tuesday july 2, 2024
    Banks only : Annual Closing of the Royal Bank of India (RBI)

    Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The first Islamic year beginning in 610 AD during which the emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra

    Independence Day

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

    Banks remain open

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    Banks only :

    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.

    Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)

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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.

    Raksha Bandhan

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    Culture : 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. a holiday for women only

    Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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    Monday august 26, 2024
    Hinduism :

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Monday september 30, 2024
    Banks only :

    Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary

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    Wednesday october 2, 2024
    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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    Sunday october 13, 2024
    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)

    Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya

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    Monday october 14, 2024
    Culture : (ca. 400 BC) is celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself. He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. (Wikipedia)

    Maharishi Valmiki anniversary

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    Thursday october 17, 2024
    Hinduism : Celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself.[2] He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. The Yoga Vasistha is attributed to him. A religious movement called Valmikism is based on Valmiki's teachings as presented in the Ramayana and the Yoga Vasistha. Wikipedia

    Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya

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    Thursday october 17, 2024
    Culture : (ca. 400 BC) is celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself. He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. (Wikipedia)

    Karva Chauth

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    Sunday october 20, 2024
    Culture : A festival that provides an opportunity for all married women to get close to their in-laws. All married women observes fast that ensures the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands. a holiday for women only

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday october 30, 2024
    School holidays :

    Deepavali/Dipabali

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    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

    Maharishi Balmiki/Kannada Rajyothsava/Mera Houchongba/Kut

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : A special occasion for kannadigas as it is on this day that the state came into being. Karnataka was formed on 1st November 1956 when the Government of India decided to form linguistic states.

    Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama

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    Sunday november 3, 2024
    Hinduism : Called Bhaubeej in India, this is a Bhai Bij legend in Hindu mythology: after slaying Narkasur, Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra who gave him a warm welcome with sweets and flowers. She also affectionately applied tilak on Krishna's forehead. Since then the custom of celebrating Bhaubeej or Bhai Bij started. Carrying forward the Bhaubeej ceremony in traditional style, sisters' perform arti of their brother and apply a red tika on the brother's forehead. This teeka ceremony, on the occasion of Bhai Bij signifies sister's sincerest prayers for the long and happy life of her brother. In return brothers bless their sisters and treat them with Bhaubeej or cash gifts. (Wikipedia)

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Tuesday november 5, 2024
    School holidays :

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

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    Friday november 15, 2024
    Sikhism :

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Sunday december 15, 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.