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India Public Holidays 2021

See also: 2021 public holidays in Asia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and worldwide.

India public holidays by region: Andaman and Nicobar Islands (AN), Andhra Pradesh (AP), Arunachal Pradesh (AR), Assam (AS), Bihar (BR), Chandigarh (CH), Chhattisgarh (CG), Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (DH), Delhi (DL), Goa (GA), Gujarat (GJ), Haryana (HR), Himachal Pradesh (HP), Jammu and Kashmir (JK), Jharkhand (JH), Karnataka (KA), Kerala (KL), Ladakh (LA), Lakshadweep (LD), Madhya Pradesh (MP), Maharashtra (MH), Manipur (MN), Meghalaya (ML), Mizoram (MZ), Nagaland (NL), Odisha (OR), Puducherry (PY), Punjab (PB), Rajasthan (RJ), Sikkim (SK), Tamil Nadu (TN), Tripura (TR), Telangana (TS), Uttar Pradesh (UP), Uttarakhand (UK), West Bengal (WB).

This page contains the list of India 2021 official public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, non-working national holidays, and sectorial holidays. The public holidays listing on this page is also accessible via our free Android and iPhone/iPad mobile apps. The full qppstudio worldwide public holidays database for 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, and beyond, is available immediately, with a professional license.

The list of India official public holidays in 2021 is:


Date Weekday Public Holiday Observance
Friday New Year's Day (AR ML MN MZ NL PY SK TN TS) regional
Saturday Mannam Jayanti (KL) regional
Saturday New Year Celebration (MZ) regional
Monday Barahimizong (SK) regional
Saturday Death Anniversary of L Maharaja Gambhir Singh (MN) regional
Monday Missionary Day (MZ) regional
Tuesday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti (WB) regional
Wednesday Bhogi / Bogi Pandigai (AP TS) regional
Wednesday Lohri (JK*) regional
Thursday Sankranti / Pongal (AP PY* TN) regional
Thursday Makara Samkranti / Magh Bihu (AN AR AS GJ KA OR SK TS) regional
Friday Thiruvalluvar Day / Mattu Pongal (PY* TN) regional
Friday Kanuma Panduga / Tusu Puja (AP AS) regional
Saturday Uzhavar Thirunal (TN) regional
Wednesday Guru Govind Singh Jayanti (CH HR JK PB RJ) regional
Saturday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti (AS OR TR WB) regional
Monday Statehood Day (HP) regional
Monday Imoinu Iratpa (MN) regional
Tuesday Republic Day (National Day)
Tuesday Gwther Bathou San (AS) regional
Tuesday Gaan-Ngai (MN) regional
Thursday Thaipoosam (TN) regional
Sunday Me-Dam-Me-Phi (AS) regional
Friday Sonam Lochhar (SK) regional
Friday Losar (SK) regional
Sunday Birthday of Thakur Panchanan Barma (WB) regional
Monday Lui-Ngai-Ni (MN) regional
Tuesday Vasant Panchami / Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti / Saraswati Puja (HR OR TR WB) regional
Friday Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (MH) regional
Saturday Statehood Day (AR) regional
Saturday State Day (MZ) regional
Friday Hazrat Alis Birthday (UP) regional
Saturday Guru Ravidas Jayanti / Magha Purnima (CH HP HR JK* MP PB) regional
Saturday Bir Chilarai Divas (AS) regional
Saturday Bhumchu (SK) regional
Friday Panchayati Raj Divas (OR) regional
Friday Chapchâr Kût (MZ) regional
Monday International Women's Day (women only) (TS*) regional other
Monday Public Holiday (death of former governor Anshuman Singh) (RJ) regional
Thursday Maha Shivaratri (AP CG CH DH GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB RJ TR TS UK UP) regional
Thursday Mairaj-ul-Alam / Shab-i-Meiraj (LD) regional
Friday Mairaj-ul-Alam / Shab-i-Meiraj (JK) regional
Friday Friday following Shab-I-Miraj (JK*) regional
Sunday Nauroz (JK LA) regional
Monday Bihar Day (BR) regional
Tuesday Shaheedi Diwas / Martyrdom Day of Sardar Bhagat Singh (HR) regional
Saturday Assembly Elections (AS*) regional
Sunday Dolapurnima / Doljatra / Holika Dahan / Holi (AS JH JK* MN OR RJ UK UP WB) regional
Monday Holi / Dhuleti (AN AR CG CH DH DL GA GJ HP HR JH LA LD MH ML MN MP MZ NL OR PB RJ SK TR UK UP) regional
Monday Dolapurnima / Doljatra / Holika Dahan / Holi (BR AP TS) regional
Monday Shab-e-Barath (AP) regional
Tuesday Holi / Dhuleti (BR) regional
Thursday Annual Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) banks
Thursday Utkal Dibas / Odisha Day (OR) regional
Thursday Maundy Thursday (KL) regional
Thursday Assembly Elections (AS*) regional
Friday Good Friday (AN AP AR AS BR CG CH DH DL GA GJ HP JH KA KL LD MH ML MN MP MZ NL OR PB PY RJ SK TN TR TS UK UP WB) regional
Sunday Easter Sunday (KL) regional
Monday Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanthi (AP TS) regional
Tuesday State Public Holiday (assembly polls) (KL) regional
Tuesday Public Holiday (Lok Sabha Elections) (PY TN) regional
Tuesday Assembly Elections (AS*) regional
Thursday Birthday of Sri Guru Nabha Dass Ji (PB) regional
Tuesday Gudi Padva / Ugadi / Chetti Chand / 1st Navratra (AP DH GA GJ JK KA MH MP RJ TS) regional
Tuesday Telugu New Year (PY* TN) regional
Tuesday Vaisakhi / Baisakhi (JK PB) regional
Tuesday Sajibu Nongmapanba (Cheiraoba) (MN) regional
Wednesday Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (AP BR CH GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL LA MH MP OR PB PY RJ SK TN TS UK UP WB) regional
Wednesday Tamil New Year (PY TN) regional
Wednesday Vishu (KL PY*) regional
Wednesday Maha Visubha Sankranti (OR) regional
Wednesday Vaisakhi / Baisakhi (MP) regional
Wednesday Bohag Bihu (AS) regional
Wednesday Biju Festival (TR) regional
Wednesday Cheiraoba (MN) regional
Thursday Bengali New Year / Nababarsha / Masadi (TR WB) regional
Thursday Sarhul (JH) regional
Thursday Bohag Bihu (AS) regional
Thursday Himachal Day (HP) regional
Thursday Vishu 2nd Day (PY*) regional
Thursday Bohag Bihu (AR) regional
Friday Bohag Bihu (AS) regional
Wednesday Ram Navami (AN AP BR CH DH GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ SK TS UK UP) regional
Wednesday Garia Puja (TR) regional
Wednesday Sati Sadhani Divas (AS) regional
Thursday Additional holiday for Garia Puja (TR) regional
Friday Khongjam Day (MN) regional
Sunday Mahavir Jayanti / Janma Kalyanak (BR CG DH DL GJ HR JH KA MH MP MZ PB RJ TN UK UP WB) regional
Saturday May Day / Labor Day (AN AS BR GA KA KL MN PY TN WB) regional
Saturday Maharashtra Din (MH) regional
Saturday 400th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji (PB) regional
Friday Jumat-ul-Wida (JK) regional
Sunday Rabindra Nath Tagore Jayanti (TR WB) regional
Sunday Shab-i-Qadr (LD) regional
Monday Shab-i-Qadr (JK) regional
Wednesday Tithi of Damodardev (AS) regional
Thursday Ramazan / Id-ul-Fitr / Kuthba-e-Ramzan (End of Ramadan) (JK KL MH) regional
Thursday Day before Ramazan / Id-ul-Fitr (PY*) regional
Friday Ramazan / Id-ul-Fitr / Kuthba-e-Ramzan (End of Ramadan) (AN AP AR AS BR CG CH DH DL GA GJ HP HR JH KA LA LD ML MN MP MZ NL OR PB PY* RJ SK TN TR TS UK UP WB) regional
Friday Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti (GJ HP HR MP PB RJ) regional
Friday Basava Jayanthi / Akshaya Tritiya (KA) regional
Saturday Ramazan (2nd day) (TS) regional
Sunday State Day (SK) regional
Wednesday Buddha Purnima / Shyadar Pidar (AR AS CG CH DL HP JH JK LA MH MP MZ SK TR UK UP WB) regional
Wednesday Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam (TR) regional
Wednesday Saga Dawa (SK) regional
Thursday Janmotsav of Sri Sri Madhabdeva (AS) regional
Thursday Sabitri Amabasya (OR) regional
Sunday Maharana Pratap Jayanti (HP HR RJ) regional
Monday Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji (CH PB) regional
Monday Pahaliraja / Pahili Raja (OR) regional
Tuesday Raja Sankranti (OR) regional
Tuesday YMA Day (MZ) regional
Friday Mela Khir Bhawani (JK*) regional
Thursday Kabir Jayanti (CH HP HR PB) regional
Friday Guru Hargobind Ji's Jayanti (JK) regional
Wednesday Remna Ni (MZ) regional
Tuesday MHIP Day (MZ) regional
Sunday Beh Deinkhlan (ML) regional
Monday Ratha Yathra / Kang (MN OR) regional
Tuesday Bhanu Jayanti (SK) regional
Wednesday Drukpa Tshechi (SK) regional
Friday Harela (UK) regional
Saturday Kharchi Puja (TR) regional
Saturday U Tirot Sing Day (ML) regional
Saturday Urs Shah-I-Hamdan Sahib (JK*) regional
Monday Guru Rimpoche's Thungkar Tshechu (SK) regional
Tuesday Day before Bakri Id / Id-ul-Zuha (PY*) regional
Wednesday Bakri Id / Id-ul-Zuha (Feast of Sacrifice) (AN AP AS BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL LA MH ML MN MP MZ NL OR PB PY* RJ TN TR TS UK UP WB) regional
Thursday Bakri Id / Id-ul-Zuha (Feast of Sacrifice) (LD) regional
Thursday Eid-Ul-Azha Holiday (JK) regional
Saturday Martyrdom Day of Shahid Udham Singh (HR) regional
Saturday Ker Puja (TR) regional
Monday Bonalu (TS) regional
Sunday Karkidaka Vavu Bali (KL) regional
Sunday Tendong Lho Rum Faat (SK) regional
Monday World Tribal Day (RJ) regional
Friday Patriot's Day (MN) regional
Sunday Independence Day
Monday Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi) (DH GJ MH) regional
Monday De Jure Transfer Day (PY) regional
Thursday Muharram / Ashoora (BR GJ JH KL MZ PY* RJ TR UK) regional
Thursday Birthday of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur Deb Burman (TR) regional
Friday Muharram / Ashoora (AP AS* CG DL HP JK KA LA LD MH MP OR PY* TN TS UP WB) regional
Friday First Onam (KL PY*) regional
Saturday Onam / Thiruonam (AN KL LD PY*) regional
Sunday Raksha Bandhan (DH GJ HR JH MP RJ UK UP) regional
Sunday Third Onam (KL) regional
Sunday Jhulana Purnima (OR) regional
Sunday Pang Lhabsol (SK) regional
Monday Fourth Onam (KL) regional
Monday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi (KL) regional
Monday Public Holiday (Death of Kalyan Singh) (RJ* UP) regional
Friday Tithi of Sri Sri Madhabdeva (AS) regional
Saturday Ayyankali Jayanti (KL) regional
Monday Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti/ Sri Krishna Astami (AP AS BR CG CH DH GJ HP HR JH JK KL LD ML MN MP NL OR PB RJ SK TN TR UK UP) regional
Tuesday Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti/ Sri Krishna Astami (TS) regional
Wednesday Tithi of Shrimanta Shankar Deva (AS) regional
Thursday Haritalika Teej (SK) regional
Friday Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi / Chaturthi Paksha (AN AP DH GA GJ KA MH OR PY* TN TS) regional
Saturday Nuakhai (OR) regional
Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd Day) (GA) regional
Thursday Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi (RJ) regional
Monday Karam Puja / Vishwakarma Puja (AS JH) regional
Monday Indrajatra (SK) regional
Tuesday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day (KL) regional
Thursday Haryana Veer and Shahidi Divas (HR) regional
Tuesday Public Holiday (incessant rain) (TS) regional
Thursday Jananeta Irawat Birth Day (MN) regional
Saturday Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
Monday Urs Sheikh Noor-ud-din-Sahib (JK*) regional
Tuesday Birthday of Late Nar Bahadur Bhandari (SK) regional
Wednesday Mahalaya / Mahalaya Amavasye (KA OR TR WB) regional
Wednesday First day of Bathukamma (TS) regional
Thursday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (HR PB) regional
Thursday Navratra Stapana / Navratri Ghatasthapana (RJ) regional
Thursday Mera Chaoren Houba of Lainingthou Sanamahi (MN) regional
Tuesday Dussehra / Durga Puja / Durga Saptami (Maha Saptami) (AS OR TR WB) regional
Wednesday Dussehra / Durga Ashtami (Maha Ashtami) (AP AS BR JH MN OR RJ TR WB) regional
Wednesday Durga Puja / Dasain (SK) regional
Thursday Dussehra / Ayudha Puja / Saraswathi Puja (Maha Navami) (AR AS BR JH JK KA KL ML NL OR PY TN TR UP WB) regional
Thursday Durga Puja / Dasain (SK) regional
Friday Durga Puja / Dussehra / Dasehra (Vijaya Dashami) (AN AP AR BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL LA LD MH ML MP MZ NL OR PB RJ TN TR TS UK UP WB) regional
Friday Janmotsav of Srimanta Shankardeva (AS) regional
Friday St. Theresa Festival (PY*) regional
Friday Durga Puja / Dasain (SK) regional
Saturday Following day of Vijaya Dasami (TS) regional
Saturday Durga Puja / Dasain (SK) regional
Sunday Durga Puja / Dasain (SK) regional
Monday Kati Bihu (AS) regional
Tuesday Milad-un-Nabi / Baravfat (Prophet's Birthday) (CG DH DL GJ JH JK KL LA LD MH MN MP NL OR PY RJ TN TR TS UK UP) regional
Wednesday Milad-un-Nabi / Baravfat (Prophet's Birthday) (AP GA KA) regional
Wednesday Lakshmi Puja / Kunar Purnima (AS* OR TR WB) regional
Wednesday Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji (CH HP HR KA MP PB UK) regional
Wednesday Mera Houchongba (MN) regional
Friday Friday Following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi (JK) regional
Tuesday Accession Day (JK) regional
Wednesday Lhabab Duchen (SK) regional
Sunday Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti (GJ) regional
Monday Kannada Rajyothsava (KA) regional
Monday Haryana Day (HR) regional
Monday Puducherry Liberation Day (PY) regional
Monday Kut (MN) regional
Wednesday Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja (KA) regional
Thursday Diwali / Diwali Amavasya / Deepavali (AN AP AR BR CG CH DH DL GJ HP HR JH JK LA MH ML MN MP MZ NL OR PB RJ TS UK UP) regional
Thursday Deepavali / Diwali (AS GA KL PY* TN TR) regional
Thursday Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja (AS OR WB) regional
Thursday Laxmi Puja / Deepawali (SK) regional
Friday Balipadyami Diwali / Govardhan Pooja / Vikram Samvat (DH GJ HR KA MH PB RJ UK UP) regional
Friday Laxmi Puja / Deepawali (SK) regional
Saturday Bhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti / Bhau Beej / Dawat Puja (AS GJ RJ UP) regional
Saturday Ningol Chakkouba (MN) regional
Saturday Laxmi Puja / Deepawali (SK) regional
Wednesday Chhath Puja Parva / Surya Sasthi (AS BR DH JH) regional
Thursday Chath Holiday (BR) regional
Friday Wangala Festival (ML) regional
Monday Birthday of Birsa Munda (WB) regional
Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti (AN AR AS CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK LD LA MH MP MZ NL PB RJ TS UK UP WB) regional
Friday Karthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima (OR TS) regional
Monday Kanakdasa Jayanti (KA) regional
Tuesday Seng Kut Snem (ML) regional
Wednesday Lachit Divas (AS) regional
Wednesday State Inauguration Day (NL) regional
Wednesday Indigenous Faith Day (AR) regional
Thursday Asom Divas / Su-Ka-Pha Divas (Assam Day) (AS) regional
Friday Feast of St. Francis Xavier (GA) regional
Wednesday Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji (PB) regional
Sunday Pa-Togan Nengminja Sangama (ML) regional
Sunday Nupi Lal (MN) regional
Saturday Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham (ML) regional
Sunday Goa Liberation Day (GA) regional
Sunday Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam (SK) regional
Sunday Puhgal Parim (SK) regional
Thursday Christmas Holidays (NL) regional
Friday Christmas Eve / Christmas Festival (ML MZ NL) regional
Friday Barahimizong (SK) regional
Friday Sakewa (SK) regional
Saturday Christmas (AN AP AR AS BR CG CH DH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL LA LD MH ML MN MP MZ NL OR PB PY RJ SK TN TR TS UK UP WB) regional
Sunday Boxing Day / Christmas Festival / Christmas Celebration (ML NL TS) regional
Monday Christmas Festival / Christmas Celebration (ML MZ NL) regional
Tuesday Christmas Holidays (NL) regional
Wednesday Christmas Holidays (NL) regional
Thursday U Kiang Nangbah Day (ML) regional
Thursday Christmas Holidays (NL) regional
Thursday Tamu Lochar (SK) regional
Friday New Year's Eve (MZ) regional
Friday Christmas Holidays (NL) regional

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Recent India Public Holidays News and Updates


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Global Holidays Observed in India


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India Background Information and Links



India Regional Abbreviations


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