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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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    Sunday October 2, 2022Mahatma Gandhi Birth AnniversarySecular holiday
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    Wednesday October 5, 2022Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Banks only
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    Wednesday October 5, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Saturday October 8, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Sunday October 9, 2022Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday October 14, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Friday October 14, 2022Autumn holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday October 20, 2022Autumn holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday October 23, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Monday October 24, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Tuesday November 8, 2022Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II PoyaSikhism
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    Friday November 11, 2022National Education DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday November 14, 2022India International trade FairTradeshows
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    Friday November 25, 2022Black FridaySpecial Events
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    Friday December 16, 2022Bank strike announcedBanks only
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    Saturday December 17, 2022Bank strike announcedBanks only
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    Friday December 23, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday December 24, 2022National Consumers DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday January 1, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Saturday January 14, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Saturday January 14, 2023Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Thursday January 26, 2023Republic DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday January 26, 2023Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Thursday January 26, 2023Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Saturday February 18, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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    Sunday February 19, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Holi / HolikaHinduism
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Wednesday March 22, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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    Thursday March 30, 2023RamanavaniHinduism
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    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

    Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)

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    Wednesday October 5, 2022
    Banks only :

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Wednesday October 5, 2022
    Special Events :

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Saturday October 8, 2022
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    Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday October 9, 2022
    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.

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Friday October 14, 2022
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    Autumn holiday (beginning)

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    Friday October 14, 2022
    School holidays : Kendriya Vidyalayas schools in Agra, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Delhi, Dehradun, Gurugram, Jaipur, Jammu and Kashmir, Ranchi, Silchar, Tinsukia and Varanasi

    Autumn holiday (end)

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    Thursday October 20, 2022
    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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    Sunday October 23, 2022
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    Deepavali/Dipabali

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    Monday October 24, 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

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

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    Tuesday November 8, 2022
    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

    National Education Day

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    Friday November 11, 2022
    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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    Monday November 14, 2022
    Tradeshows : Http://www.indiatradefair.com/exhi/ in Delhi 2022 edition confirmed

    Black Friday

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    Friday November 25, 2022
    Special Events : Day of sales and bargains

    Bank strike announced

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    Friday December 16, 2022
    Banks only :

    Bank strike announced

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    Saturday December 17, 2022
    Banks only :

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday December 23, 2022
    School holidays : Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan schools in Agra, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Delhi, Dehradun, Gurugram, Jaipur, Jammu and Kashmir, Ranchi, Silchar, Tinsukia and Varanasi

    National Consumers Day

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    Saturday December 24, 2022
    Culture : The significance of December 24th is that on this day in the year 1986 the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 received assent of the President of India. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 is considered to a historic milestone in the Consumer movement in the country. Therefore, the Government of India has decided to observe December 24 as National Consumer Day and, this is to observe every year on 24th December in addition to World Consumer Rights Day on March 15. The observance of these days provides an opportunity for highlighting the importance of the consumer movement and the need to make the consumer more aware of their rights and responsibilities.

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
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    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    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.

    Banks are closed

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
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    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Calendars gazetted by the respective Departments of Education
    Each state carries its own specific set of holidays, please scroll to the concerned state


    Schools have been shut 25 weeks due to Covid epidemics


    Summer school holidays vary for Indian schools due to different weather conditions in different parts of the country at the same time.
    In northern India, schools end in mid-May and start in the first week of July, except in the Kashmir Valley, where the summer holidays last 10 days. Instead, schools in the Kashmir region are closed from mid-December (late December) to late February (early March) as a winter holiday.
    Also in central India, the summer holidays start in mid-April (late April) and end in mid-June (end of June).
    In southern India, schools end in the last week of March (early April) and start again in early June

    Dates to be double checked as calendars are being affected by the Covid epidemics
    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you

    Banks are closed

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    Saturday January 14, 2023
    Banks only :

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Saturday January 14, 2023
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    Republic Day

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    Thursday January 26, 2023
    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)

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    Thursday January 26, 2023
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    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Thursday January 26, 2023
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    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    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.

    Banks are closed

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    Sunday February 19, 2023
    Banks only :

    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.

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
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    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
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    Optional holiday

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    Wednesday March 22, 2023
    Hinduism : Marks the beginning of Ramayana's week

    Ramanavani

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    Thursday March 30, 2023
    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.