Christmas holiday (beginning)
Friday december 22, 2023
School holidays :
Monday december 25, 2023
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 Years Day on Christmas Day.
Tata Open Maharashtra
Monday january 1, 2024
Sports events : lasts 4 days -- in Pune 2024 edition confirmed
New year holiday (end)
Tuesday january 2, 2024
School holidays : Https://education.maharashtra.gov.in
Schooling is mandatory till age 14
Teaching languages: Marathi, English
Number of instructional days: 237
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required We carry confirmed dates till May 2024 -- heat waves may affect the calendar
(some variations according to location and religion)
Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Friday january 26, 2024
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.
Dry day (no alcohol)
Tuesday january 30, 2024
Special Events :
Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Monday february 19, 2024
Hinduism : Shivaji was born in February 19, and passed away on April 3, 1680. Shivaji Maharaj is instrumental in carving Maharastra from alien powers, especially the Mughals. He united the Maratha chiefs of Mayal, Konkan and Desh regions for a stronger Maratha nation.
Friday march 8, 2024
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 or Holika (second day)
Monday march 25, 2024
Friday march 29, 2024
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.
Banks Inventory Day
Monday april 1, 2024
Banks only :
Hindu, Navratri, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year
Tuesday april 9, 2024
Buddhism (Theravada) : The Hindu New Year, also known as Ugadi, is on the day following the new moon on or after the spring equinox.
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)
Thursday april 11, 2024
Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .
Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv Sankrati
Sunday april 14, 2024
Secular holiday : This lawyer and politician drafted the constitution of India.
Wednesday april 17, 2024
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.
Sunday april 21, 2024
Jainism : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.
End of school year
Friday april 26, 2024
School holidays :
Maharashtra Day/Labour Day
Wednesday may 1, 2024
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 shoots 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 .
Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha
Thursday may 23, 2024
Buddhism (Theravada) :
Beginning of school year
Monday june 10, 2024
School holidays :
Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)
Monday june 17, 2024
Muslim, Sufi :