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India Public Holidays

DateEnglish
26 JanuaryRepublic Day
15 AugustIndependence Day
2 OctoberGandhi Jayanti
India: The above mentioned is the official National holidays which are observed in all states and territories. Beside these India have a lot of religious holidays and festivals, too many to mention here. Wikipedia has a list of holidays observed in the different regions and states according to specific religions and beleives.

See the calendars for national India holidays year by year.

Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about India holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Holidays, explainer

New Year's Day

New Year's Day is 1st January, the first day of the year, in the Gregorian calendar. New Year's Day is the most widely observed public holiday in the year.

Epiphany

Epiphany or Three Kings' Day, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights. Commemoration of International Women's Day today ranges from being a public holiday in some countries to being largely ignored elsewhere.

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, is on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Washing of the Feet and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. In some countries it is a public holiday.

Good Friday

​​Many countries observe Good Friday as a national holiday on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus. In most countries with christian culture it is a public holiday.

Easter Sunday

Also called Pascha (Greek, Latin or Resurrection Sunday, is a holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial. In most countries with christian culture it is a public holiday.

Easter Monday

Easter Monday is a Christian holiday celebrated the day after Easter Sunday.

Labour Day

Labour Day is commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement. The holiday may also be known as May Day or International Worker's Day. In some countries it is a public holiday while in others it is ignored.

Ascension Day

The 40th day of Easter commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven 39 days after resurrection on Easter Sunday. Also known as The Feast of the Ascension, The Ascension of Jesus, Ascension Thursday and Holy Thursday. In most countries with christian culture it is a public holiday.

Whit Sunday

Also known as Pentecost is a public holiday in most countries with christian culture.

Whit Monday

Whit Monday, also known as Pentecost Monday is a public holiday in several countries on the Monday after Whitsunday. Also known as Pentecost, Whitsunday is observed fifty days after Easter. It is a public holiday in most countries with christian culture.

Corpus Christi

Catholic festival celebrated on the second Thursday after Whitsun. Corpus Christi means the Body of Christ and refers to the elements of the Eucharist also called the Holy Communion, Last Supper or Lord's Supper.

Assumption of Mary

The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is a very important day in the Catholic religion. It is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ. In most countries with christian culture the day, 15th of August, is a public holiday.

All Saints' Day

All Saints’ Day is celebrated on 1 November as a commemoration day for all Christian saints.

Christmas Day

25th December will be a public holiday in most countries around the world. Christmas Day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date of which according to tradition took place on 25 December 1 BC

St. Stephen's Day

Saint Stephen's Day, 26 December is the Feast of St. Stephen in Western Christianity. In commonwealth countries, the day after Christmas day is a holiday, but known as Boxing Day.

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