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India : 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

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  • Weekend: Sunday
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday may 13, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday may 23, 2024Regional holidayHinduism
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    Thursday may 23, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday june 17, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Monday june 17, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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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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    Monday july 1, 2024Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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    Monday july 8, 2024El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Wednesday july 17, 2024Regional holidayMuslim, Sufi
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday august 26, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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    Monday august 26, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Saturday september 7, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Monday september 16, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Monday september 16, 2024Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday september 18, 2024Pitr-pakshaEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday october 2, 2024Mahatma Gandhi Birth AnniversarySecular holiday
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    Friday october 11, 2024Autumn holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday october 11, 2024Mahanavami/Ayudha PujaHinduism
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    Sunday october 13, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Monday october 14, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Thursday october 17, 2024Autumn holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday october 31, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Thursday october 31, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Friday november 1, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Monday november 11, 2024National Education DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday november 13, 2024India International trade FairTradeshows
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    Friday november 15, 2024Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II PoyaSikhism
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    Friday november 29, 2024Black FridaySpecial Events
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    Banks are closed

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Banks only :

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Special Events :

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Monday may 13, 2024
    School holidays : Kendriya Vidyalayas schools in Agra, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Delhi, Dehradun, Gurugram, Jaipur, Jammu and Kashmir, Ranchi, Silchar, Tinsukia and Varanasi

    Regional holiday

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
    Hinduism : Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha in Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand,

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Special Events :

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

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    Monday june 17, 2024
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    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    School holidays : Kendriya Vidyalayas schools in Agra, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Delhi, Dehradun, Gurugram, Jaipur, Jammu and Kashmir, Ranchi, Silchar, Tinsukia and Varanasi

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

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Banks only :

    El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday july 8, 2024
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    Regional holiday

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) in Chhattishgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
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    Independence Day

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

    Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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    Monday august 26, 2024
    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

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Monday august 26, 2024
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    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Saturday september 7, 2024
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    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Monday september 16, 2024
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    Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday september 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Birthday of the Prophet, Mohammed. For nine days there are Parties with fairs, feasting, and parades. Stories are told about how the mountains danced when Mohammed was born, and sang, There is no god but Allah. The trees answered, And Mohammed is his Prophet.

    Pitr-paksha

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    Wednesday september 18, 2024
    Culture : Pitrapaksha gives a chance to repay debt to the deceased ancestors by gratifying their spirits. As such, Shraddha is a debt of the dead or ceremonies of the dead which should be performed, assuming that the dead ones are alive. The Lord of death, Yamaraja enables the dead ones to come to earth and receive offers from the descendants. This practice is made to the dead petras and pitras http://www.drikpanchang.com

    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

    Autumn holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 11, 2024
    School holidays : Kendriya Vidyalayas schools in Agra, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Delhi, Dehradun, Gurugram, Jaipur, Jammu and Kashmir, Ranchi, Silchar, Tinsukia and Varanasi

    Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja

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    Friday october 11, 2024
    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.

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Sunday october 13, 2024
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    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Monday october 14, 2024
    Special Events :

    Autumn holiday (end)

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    Thursday october 17, 2024
    School holidays : Kendriya Vidyalayas schools in Agra, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Delhi, Dehradun, Gurugram, Jaipur, Jammu and Kashmir, Ranchi, Silchar, Tinsukia and Varanasi

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Thursday october 31, 2024
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    Deepavali/Dipabali

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    Thursday october 31, 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

    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

    National Education Day

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    Monday november 11, 2024
    Culture : A mark of respect to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The latter was a freedom fighter and independent India’s first Education Minister (served from 1947 to 1958).

    India International trade Fair

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    Wednesday november 13, 2024
    Tradeshows : Https://indiatradefair.com/iitf/ in Delhi 2023 edition confirmed

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

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    Friday november 15, 2024
    Sikhism : Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1539) Founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak’s divinity and religious authority Wikipedia

    Black Friday

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    Friday november 29, 2024
    Special Events : Day of sales and bargains