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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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    Monday February 6, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday February 18, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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    Monday February 27, 2023Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Holi / HolikaHinduism
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    Tuesday April 4, 2023Mahavir JayantiJainism
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday May 5, 2023Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaHinduism
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    Wednesday May 24, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Saturday July 1, 2023Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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    Saturday July 8, 2023BehdiengkhlamHinduism
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    Monday July 17, 2023U Tirot Sing DayHinduism
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    Friday July 21, 2023Behdeinkhlamcards/flowers
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    Monday July 24, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday July 29, 2023Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday August 15, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday February 6, 2023
    School holidays :

    Maha Shivaratri

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    Saturday February 18, 2023
    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.

    Parliamentary election

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    Monday February 27, 2023
    Special Events :

    Holi / Holika

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

    Mahavir Jayanti

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    Tuesday April 4, 2023
    Jainism : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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.

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    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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    Friday May 5, 2023
    Hinduism :

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday May 24, 2023
    School holidays :

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

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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    Saturday July 1, 2023
    Banks only :

    Behdiengkhlam

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    Saturday July 8, 2023
    Hinduism : 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]

    U Tirot Sing Day

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    Monday July 17, 2023
    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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    Friday July 21, 2023
    cards/flowers : Agrarian festival that asks God to chase away plagues and diseases and to bless the people with good health and a bountiful

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday July 24, 2023
    School holidays :

    Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)

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    Saturday July 29, 2023
    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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    Tuesday August 15, 2023
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule