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India (Meghalaya) : 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: Sunday

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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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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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Friday July 1, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday July 2, 2022Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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Saturday July 9, 2022BehdiengkhlamEvents, celebrations...
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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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Sunday July 17, 2022U Tirot Sing DayHinduism
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Thursday July 21, 2022Behdeinkhlamcards/flowers
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Monday August 15, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Friday August 19, 2022Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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Friday September 30, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday September 30, 2022Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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Sunday October 2, 2022Mahatma Gandhi Birth AnniversarySecular holiday
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Tuesday October 4, 2022Mahanavami/Ayudha PujaHinduism
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Wednesday October 5, 2022Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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Monday October 10, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday October 25, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Friday November 11, 2022Wangala FestivalSecular holiday
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Wednesday November 23, 2022Seng Kut SnemSecular holiday
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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.

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 :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 1, 2022
School holidays :

Banks Inventory Day

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Saturday July 2, 2022
Banks only : Annual Closing of the Royal Bank of India (RBI)

Behdiengkhlam

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Saturday July 9, 2022
Culture : The most celebrated religious festival among the Pnars. Behdienkhlam (chasing away the Demon of Cholera) is celebrated annually in July after the sowing period, the most important dance festival of the Jaintia tribes. This festival is also an invocation to God, seeking his blessings for a bumper harvest. The women however do not participate in the dancing, as they have an important function of offering sacrificial food to the spirits of the forefathers. [www.north-east-india.com]

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

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

U Tirot Sing Day

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Sunday July 17, 2022
Hinduism : Irot Sing, also known as U Tirot Sing, was one of the chiefs of the Khasi people in the early 18th century. He drew his lineage from the Syiemlieh clan.He was Syiem (chief)of Nongkhlaw, part of the Khasi Hills. His title was Syiem — a constitutional head sharing corporate authority with his Council, generally representatives of leading clans within his territory. Tirot Sing fought against British attempts to take over control of the Khasi Hills [Wikipedia]

Behdeinkhlam

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Thursday July 21, 2022
cards/flowers : Agrarian festival that asks God to chase away plagues and diseases and to bless the people with good health and a bountiful

Independence Day

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Monday August 15, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule

Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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Friday August 19, 2022
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 (beginning)

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Friday September 30, 2022
School holidays :

Banks Inventory Day

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Friday September 30, 2022
Banks only :

Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary

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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

Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja

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Tuesday October 4, 2022
Hinduism : An integral part of the Dasara festival (festival of triumph), a Hindu festival. It is also called Astra Puja . In simple terms, it means “Worship of Implements.

Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)

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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)

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday October 10, 2022
School holidays :

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Tuesday October 25, 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

Wangala Festival

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Friday November 11, 2022
Secular holiday :

Seng Kut Snem

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Wednesday November 23, 2022
Secular holiday : Seng Kut Snem is a festival of Khasi Community which is largely celebrated to preserve and exhibit their culture and traditions. The festival not only is a preservative for the culture of Khasi community it also acts as a reminder to all cultures across India to retain their cultural and religious significance.