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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: Andhra Pradesh (AP), Bihar (BR), Chandigarh (CH), Chhattisgarh (CG), Delhi (DL), Goa (GA), Gujarat (GJ), Haryana (HR), Himachal Pradesh (HP), Jammu and Kashmir (JK), Jharkhand (JH), Karnataka (KA), Kerala (KL), Madhya Pradesh (MP), Maharashtra (MH), Odisha (OR), Puducherry (PY), Punjab (PB), Rajasthan (RJ), Tamil Nadu (TN), Telangana (TS), Uttar Pradesh (UP), Uttarakhand (UK), West Bengal (WB).

This page contains the list of India 2021 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 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and beyond, is available immediately, with a professional license.

The list of India public holidays in 2021 is:


Date Weekday Public Holiday Observance
Friday New Year's Day (PY TN TS) regional
Saturday Mannam Jayanti (KL) regional
Tuesday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti (WB) regional
Wednesday Bhogi / Bogi Pandigai (AP TS) regional
Thursday Sankranti / Pongal (AP PY TN) regional
Thursday Makara Samkranti / Magh Bihu (GJ KA TS) regional
Friday Thiruvalluvar Day / Mattu Pongal (PY TN) regional
Friday Kanuma Panduga / Tusu Puja (AP) regional
Saturday Uzhavar Thirunal (PY TN) regional
Wednesday Guru Govind Singh Jayanti (BR CH DL HP HR JK PB RJ) regional
Saturday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti (OR WB) regional
Monday Statehood Day (HP) regional
Tuesday Republic Day (National Day)
Tuesday Vasant Panchami / Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti / Saraswati Puja (BR HR JH OR PB WB) regional
Friday Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (MH) regional
Friday Hazrat Alis Birthday (UP) regional
Saturday Guru Ravidas Jayanti / Magha Purnima (CH HP HR PB) regional
Friday Panchayati Raj Divas (OR) regional
Thursday Maha Shivaratri (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) regional
Sunday Nauroz (JK) regional
Monday Bihar Day (BR) regional
Tuesday Death of Sardar Bhagat Singh (HR) regional
Sunday Dolapurnima / Doljatra / Holika Dahan / Holi (AP BR JH MP OR RJ TS UK UP WB) regional
Monday Holi / Dhuleti (BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH MH MP OR PB RJ UK UP) regional
Thursday Annual Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) banks
Thursday Utkal Dibas / Orissa Day (OR) regional
Thursday Maundy Thursday (KL) regional
Friday Good Friday (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP JH KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) regional
Monday Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanthi (AP TS) regional
Tuesday Gudi Padva / Ugadi / Chetti Chand / 1st Navratra (AP GA GJ JK KA MH MP RJ TS) regional
Tuesday Tamil New Year (PY TN) regional
Tuesday Telugu New Year (PY TN) regional
Tuesday Maha Visubha Sankranti (OR) regional
Tuesday Vaisakhi / Baisakhi (CH HR JK MP PB) regional
Wednesday Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (AP BR CG GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) regional
Wednesday Bengali New Year / Masadi (WB) regional
Wednesday Vishu / Vishu 2nd Day (KL) regional
Thursday Sarhul (JH) regional
Thursday Himachal Day (HP) regional
Wednesday Ram Navami (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) regional
Sunday Mahavir Jayanti / Janma Kalyanak (BR CG CH DL GJ HR JH KA MH MP PB RJ TN UK UP) regional
Saturday May Day / Labor Day (BR GA KA KL PB PY TN WB) regional
Saturday Maharashtra Din (MH) regional
Friday Jumat-ul-Wida (JK) regional
Saturday Rabindra Nath Tagore Jayanti (WB) regional
Sunday Lok Nayak Maharana Pratap Jayanti (UP) regional
Monday Shab-i-Qadr (JK) regional
Thursday Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti (GJ HP HR MP PB RJ) regional
Friday Ramazan / Id-ul-Fitr / Kuthba-e-Ramzan (End of Ramadan) (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) regional
Saturday Basava Jayanti (KA) regional
Saturday Ramazan (2nd day) (TS) regional
Wednesday Buddha Purnima (BR CG CH DL HP HR JH JK MH MP UK UP WB) regional
Sunday Maharana Pratap Jayanti (HP HR RJ) regional
Monday Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji (PB) regional
Monday Pahaliraja / Pahili Raja (OR) regional
Tuesday Raja Sankranti (OR) regional
Thursday Kabir Jayanti (BR CG HP HR PB) regional
Monday Guru Hargobind Ji's Jayanti (JK) regional
Monday Ratha Yathra (OR) regional
Tuesday Martyr's Day (JK) regional
Wednesday Bakri Id / Id-ul-Zuha (Feast of Sacrifice) (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) regional
Thursday Eid-Ul-Azha Holiday (JK) regional
Saturday Martyrdom Day of Shahid Udham Singh (HR PB) regional
Wednesday Bonalu (TS) (may vary by a few weeks) regional
Sunday Karkidaka Vavu Bali (KL) regional
Monday World Tribal Day (CG) regional
Sunday Independence Day
Monday Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi) (GJ MH) regional
Monday De Jure Transfer Day (PY) regional
Thursday Muharram / Ashoora (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR RJ TN TS UK UP WB) regional
Friday First Onam (KL) regional
Saturday Onam / Thiruonam (KL) regional
Sunday Raksha Bandhan (CG GJ MP RJ UK UP) regional
Sunday Third Onam (KL) regional
Sunday Jhulana Purnima (OR) regional
Monday Fourth Onam (KL) regional
Saturday Ayyankali Jayanti (KL) regional
Monday Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti/ Sri Krishna Astami (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK KL MP OR PB RJ TN TS UK UP) regional
Wednesday Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (PB) regional
Friday Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi / Chaturthi Paksha (AP 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
Friday Karma Puja (JH) regional
Monday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi (KL) regional
Tuesday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day (KL) regional
Thursday Haryana Veer and Shahidi Divas (HR) regional
Thursday Mid-Year Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) banks
Saturday Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
Tuesday Mahalaya / Mahalaya Amavasye (KA OR WB) regional
Wednesday First day of Bathukamma (TS) regional
Thursday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (HR PB) regional
Thursday Navratra Stapana / Navratri Ghatasthapana (RJ) regional
Tuesday Dussehra / Durga Puja / Durga Saptami (Maha Saptami) (BR OR WB) regional
Wednesday Dussehra / Durga Ashtami (Maha Ashtami) (AP BR JH OR RJ TS WB) regional
Thursday Dussehra / Ayudha Puja / Saraswathi Puja (Maha Navami) (BR JH JK KA KL OR PY TN TS UP WB) regional
Friday Durga Puja / Dussehra / Dasehra (Vijaya Dashami) (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB RJ TN TS UK UP WB) regional
Tuesday Milad-un-Nabi / Baravfat (Prophet's Birthday) (AP BR CG DL GJ HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP) regional
Wednesday Lakshmi Puja / Kunar Purnima (OR WB) regional
Wednesday Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji (CH DL HP HR KA MP PB UK) regional
Friday Friday Following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi (JK) regional
Sunday Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti (GJ) regional
Monday Kannada Rajyothsava (KA) regional
Monday Haryana Day (HR) regional
Monday Puducherry Liberation Day (PY) regional
Thursday Diwali / Diwali Amavasya / Deepavali (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) regional
Thursday Deepavali / Diwali (GA KL PY TN) regional
Thursday Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja (KA OR WB) regional
Friday Balipadyami Diwali / Govardhan Pooja / Vikram Samvat (GJ HR KA MH PB RJ UK UP) regional
Saturday Bhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti / Bhau Beej / Dawat Puja (BR GJ MH RJ UK UP) regional
Wednesday Chhath Puja Parva / Surya Sasthi (BR DL HR JH UK) regional
Thursday Chath Holiday (BR) regional
Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti (CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP PB RJ TS UK UP WB) regional
Friday Karthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima (OR TS) regional
Monday Kanakdasa Jayanti (KA) regional
Friday Feast of St. Francis Xavier (GA) regional
Sunday Birthday of Shaikh Mohammad Abdullah (JK) regional
Wednesday Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji (PB) regional
Saturday Guru Ghasidas Jayanti (CG) regional
Sunday Goa Liberation Day (GA) regional
Saturday Christmas (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) regional
Sunday Boxing Day (TS) regional

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Recent India Public Holidays News and Updates


Below is a list of recent news and updates related to India public holidays, national holidays, government holidays and bank holidays (note that this newsfeed is delayed by 30 days).

Global Holidays Observed in India (beta)


Below is the list of global holidays observed as non-working public holidays in India, with the dates of these global holidays for the next 10 years (2019-2029).

India Background Information and Links



India Regional Abbreviations


Below is a list of the India regional abbreviations, used for regional public holidays, in the table above.