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A preview of the India bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2021, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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India Public Holidays in 2021 Observance*
Jan.    Fri New Year's Day (PY TN TS) Regional
        Sat Mannam Jayanti (KL) Regional
        Tue Swami Vivekananda Jayanti (WB) Regional
        Wed Bhogi / Bogi Pandigai (AP TS) Regional
        Thu Pongal (AP PY TN) Regional
        Thu Makara Samkranti / Magh Bihu (GJ KA TS) Regional
        Fri Thiruvalluvar Day (PY TN) Regional
        Fri Kanuma Panduga / Tusu Puja (AP) Regional
        Sat Uzhavar Thirunal (PY TN) Regional
        Wed Guru Govind Singh Jayanti (BR CH DL HP HR JK PB RJ) Regional
        Sat Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti (OR WB) Regional
        Mon Statehood Day (HP) Regional
        Tue Republic Day (National Day)
Feb.    Tue Vasant Panchami / Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti / Saraswati Puja (BR HR JH OR PB WB) Regional
        Fri Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (MH) Regional
        Fri Hazrat Alis Birthday (UP) Regional
        Sat Guru Ravidas Jayanti (CH HP HR PB) Regional
Mar.    Fri Panchayati Raj Divas (OR) Regional
        Mon Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti (HR) Regional
        Thu Maha Shivaratri (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) Regional
        Fri Mairaj-ul-Alam / Shab-i-Meiraj (JK) Regional
        Sun Nauroz (JK) Regional
        Mon Bihar Day (BR) Regional
        Tue Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh (PB) Regional
        Tue Death of Sardar Bhagat Singh (HR) Regional
        Sun Dolapurnima / Doljatra / Holika Dahan / Holi (AP BR JH MP OR RJ TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Mon Holi / Dhuleti (BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH MH MP OR PB RJ UK UP) Regional
Apr.    Thu Annual Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) Banks
        Thu Utkal Dibas / Orissa Day (OR) Regional
        Thu Maundy Thursday (KL) Regional
        Fri 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
        Mon Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanthi (AP TS) Regional
        Tue Gudi Padva / Ugadi / Chetti Chand / 1st Navratra (AP GA GJ JK KA MH MP RJ TS) Regional
        Tue Tamil New Year (PY TN) Regional
        Tue Telugu New Year (PY TN) Regional
        Tue Maha Visubha Sankranti (OR) Regional
        Tue Vaisakhi / Baisakhi (CH HR JK MP PB) Regional
        Wed 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
        Wed Bengali New Year / Masadi (WB) Regional
        Wed Vishu / Vishu 2nd Day (KL) Regional
        Thu Sarhul (JH) Regional
        Thu Himachal Day (HP) Regional
        Wed Ram Navami (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) Regional
        Sun Mahavir Jayanti / Janma Kalyanak (BR CG CH DL GJ HR JH KA MH MP PB RJ TN UP) Regional
May     Sat May Day / Labor Day (BR GA KA KL PB PY TN TS WB) Regional
        Sat Maharashtra Din (MH) Regional
        Fri Jumat-ul-Wida (JK) Regional
        Sat Rabindra Nath Tagore Jayanti (WB) Regional
        Sun Lok Nayak Maharana Pratap Jayanti (UP) Regional
        Mon Shab-i-Qadr (JK) Regional
        Thu Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti (GJ HP HR MP PB RJ) Regional
        Fri 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
        Sat Basava Jayanti (KA) Regional
        Sat Ramazan (2nd day) (TS) Regional
        Wed Buddha Purnima (BR CG CH DL HP HR JH JK MH MP UK UP WB) Regional
June    Sun Maharana Pratap Jayanti (HP HR RJ) Regional
        Mon Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji (PB) Regional
        Mon Pahaliraja / Pahili Raja (OR) Regional
        Tue Raja Sankranti (OR) Regional
        Thu Kabir Jayanti (BR CG HP HR PB) Regional
July    Mon Guru Hargobind Ji's Jayanti (JK) Regional
        Mon Ratha Yathra (OR TS) Regional
        Tue Martyr's Day (JK) Regional
        Wed 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
        Thu Eid-Ul-Azha Holiday (JK) Regional
        Sat Martyrdom Day of Shahid Udham Singh (HR PB) Regional
Aug.    Wed Bonalu (TS) (may vary by a few weeks) Regional
        Sun Karkidaka Vavu Bali (KL) Regional
        Wed Hariyali Teej (HR) Regional
        Sun Independence Day
        Mon Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi) (GJ MH) Regional
        Mon De Jure Transfer Day (PY) Regional
        Thu Muharram / Ashoora (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Fri First Onam (KL) Regional
        Sat Onam / Thiruonam (KL) Regional
        Sun Raksha Bandhan (CG GJ MP RJ UK UP) Regional
        Sun Third Onam (KL) Regional
        Sun Jhulana Purnima (OR) Regional
        Mon Fourth Onam (KL) Regional
        Sat Ayyankali Jayanti (KL) Regional
        Mon 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
Sep.    Wed Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (PB) Regional
        Fri Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi / Chaturthi Paksha (AP GA GJ KA MH OR PY TN TS) Regional
        Sat Nuakhai (OR) Regional
        Sat Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd Day) (GA) Regional
        Sun Saragarhi Diwas (PB) Regional
        Wed Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji (PB) Regional
        Thu Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi (RJ) Regional
        Fri Karma Puja (JH) Regional
        Mon Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi (KL) Regional
        Tue Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day (KL) Regional
        Thu Haryana Veer and Shahidi Divas (HR) Regional
        Tue Birthday of S. Bhagat Singh Ji (PB) Regional
        Thu Mid-Year Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) Banks
Oct.    Sat Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
        Tue Mahalaya / Mahalaya Amavasye (KA OR WB) Regional
        Wed First day of Bathukamma (TS) Regional
        Thu Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (HR PB) Regional
        Thu Navratra Stapana / Navratri Ghatasthapana (RJ) Regional
        Tue Dussehra (Maha Saptami) / Durga Puja / Durga Saptami (BR OR WB) Regional
        Wed Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) / Durga Ashtami (AP BR JH OR RJ TS WB) Regional
        Thu Dussehra (Maha Navami) / Ayudha Puja / Saraswathi Puja (BR JH JK KA KL OR PY TN TS UP WB) Regional
        Fri 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
        Tue 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
        Wed Lakshmi Puja / Kunar Purnima (OR WB) Regional
        Wed Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji (CH DL HP HR KA MP PB UK) Regional
        Fri Friday Following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi (JK) Regional
        Fri Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji (PB) Regional
        Sun Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti (GJ) Regional
Nov.    Mon Kannada Rajyothsava (KA) Regional
        Mon Haryana Day (HR) Regional
        Mon Puducherry Liberation Day (PY) Regional
        Thu Diwali / Diwali Amavasya / Deepavali (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) Regional
        Thu Deepavali / Diwali (GA KL PY TN) Regional
        Thu Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja (KA OR WB) Regional
        Fri Balipadyami Diwali / Govardhan Pooja / Vikram Samvat (GJ HR KA MH PB RJ UK UP) Regional
        Sat Bhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti / Bhau Beej / Dawat Puja (BR GJ MH RJ UK UP) Regional
        Wed Chhath Puja Parva / Surya Sasthi (BR DL HR JH UK) Regional
        Thu Chath Holiday (BR) Regional
        Tue Shahidi Divas S. Kartar Singh Srabha Ji (PB) Regional
        Fri Guru Nanak Jayanti (CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP PB RJ TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Fri Karthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima (OR TS) Regional
        Mon Kanakdasa Jayanti (KA) Regional
Dec.    Fri Feast of St. Francis Xavier (GA) Regional
        Sun Birthday of Shaikh Mohammad Abdullah (JK) Regional
        Wed Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji (PB) Regional
        Sat Guru Ghasidas Jayanti (CG) Regional
        Sun Goa Liberation Day (GA) Regional
        Sat 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
        Sun Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti (HR) Regional
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

15 Oct 2018 India 2018 Haryana Public Holidays Amended Again (Government of Haryana-Chandigarh) The government of the Indian State of Haryana has amended its previously-released list of 2018 public holidays in Haryana State by moving the upcoming Dussehra public holiday in the Indian State of Haryana from October 18 to Friday, October 19, 2018.  08 Oct 2018 Indian Punjab Public Holiday October 10 (Government of Punjab-Chandigarh) The Government of India's state of Punjab, has once again amended the list of of the days which are non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the calendar year 2018, this time by declaring, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in India's state of Punjab, on account of Agarsen Jayanti.  20 Sep 2018 India 2018 Puducherry Public Holidays Further Amended (Government of Puducherry-Saram) The Government of India's state of Puducherry has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Friday, September 21, 2018, on account of Muharram.  17 Sep 2018 Indian Punjab Public Holiday September 19 (Government of Punjab-Chandigarh) The Government of India's state of Punjab, has once again amended the list of of the days which are non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the calendar year 2018, this time by declaring, Wednesday, September 19, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in India's state of Punjab, on account of the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti elections.  13 Sep 2018 Indian West Bengal Public Holiday September 17 (Government of West Bengal-Kolkata) The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has declared a half-day non-working public holiday on Monday, September 17, 2018, on the occasion of Vishwakarma Puja.  09 Sep 2018 India Karnataka Public Holiday September 10 (Government of Karnataka-Bengaluru) The Government of India's State of Karnataka has invoked Section 135 (B) of the "Representation of People’s Act, 1954" to declare Monday, September 19, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Indian State of Karnataka as a precautionary measure in view of the Bharat Bandh scheduled for that day.  08 Sep 2018 Indian Punjab Public Holiday September 10 (Government of Punjab-Chandigarh) The Government of India's state of Punjab, has once again amended the list of of the days which are non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the calendar year 2018, this time by declaring, on the directive of Punjab's Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, Monday, September 10, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in India's state of Punjab, on account of the First Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji (installation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji in Sri Harmandir Sahib in 1604).  16 Aug 2018 India 2018 Uttarakhand Public Holidays Amended (Government of Uttarakhand-Dehradun) The Government of India's state of Uttarakhand has declared a one-off non-working public holiday tomorrow, Friday, August 17, 2018, following the death of former PM and BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee.  14 Aug 2018 Indian Punjab Public Holiday August 16 (Government of Punjab-Chandigarh) The Government of India's state of Punjab, has once again amended the list of of the days which are non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the calendar year 2018, this time by declaring Thursday, August 16, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in India's state of Punjab, on account of the death of Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon.  14 Aug 2018 Indian 2018 Central Public Holidays Amended Again (The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has once again amended the previously-released list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the calendar year 2018, by moving the Bakra Eid, Bakrid or Eid-ul-Adha public holiday for 2018, from Wednesday, August 22, 2018 to Thursday, August 23, 2018.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the India public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Full national public holidays: India has only 3 full national public holidays: Republic Day on January 26, Independence Day on August 15, and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday on October 2.  Indian States and Territories and their Abreviations: There are 29 Indian States and 7 Union Territories (denoted by an asterisk). Their 2-letter codes are: •AN* Andaman/Nicobar, •AP Andhra Pradesh, •AR Arunachal Pradesh, •AS Assam, •BR Bihar, •CG Chattisgarh, •CH* Chandigarh, •DD* Daman/Diu, •DL* Delhi, •DN* Dadra and Nagar Haveli, •GA Goa, •GJ Gujarat, •HP Himachal Pradesh, •HR Haryana, •JH Jharkhand, •JK Jammu/Kashmir, •KA Karnataka, •KL Kerala, •LD* Lakshadweep, •MH Maharashtra, •ML Meghalaya, •MN Manipur, •MP Madhya Pradesh, •MZ Mizoram, •NL Nagaland, •OR Odisha (formerly Orissa), •PB Punjab, •PY Puducherry, •RJ Rajasthan, •SK Sikkim, •TS Telangana, •TN Tamil Nadu, •TR Tripura, •UK Uttarakhand (formerly UA-Uttaranchal), •UP Uttar Pradesh, •WB West Bengal.  Coverage: We do not cover 6 of the so-called Seven Sister States of the Northern Frontier (Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura), nor the Himalayan state of Sikkim, and the extremely minor, often former Portuguese enclaves that are the Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep.  Selection of Indian Public holidays: Each of the Indian States and Union Territories issues 2 or 3 annual listings; the General holidays (sometimes also called Public Holidays or Gazetted Holidays), a list of Restricted Holidays (a smorgasbord of 15-30 holidays related to all the various religious minorities of a given state, from which employees are allowed to select a few, typically 3), and in some, but not all, cases a list of Bank Holidays. We do not include the list of restricted holidays, per se, as this would more than double the current list of over 160 annual public holidays in the 23 States and 3 Union Territories that we cover (see below), though many of these restricted holidays can appear as general holidays of one or more of the other Indian states. We do not include the bank holidays lists either, but these usually follow the general holidays lists (and some states/territories even omit them altogether).  India International Codes IN and IND (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .in (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of India information and news: Reserve Bank of India (India central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (India maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in India), and Wikipedia (includes India commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in India, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in India that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays, for India, were calculated using a mathematical model that is based on Sufist lunar visibility criteria. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.

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Hindu Calendar Public Holidays : For India, when calculating the date of bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays based on the Hindu Lunar calendar, if the date is expunged (ie. does not occur), then we use the following existing date of the Hindu Lunar calendar. Local practice concerning expunged days may vary regionally as described in many sources, including the 1998 book The Indian Calendric System by G.K. Chatterjee.

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Solar Holidays : The calculation of moon phases, moonrises, moonsets, equinoxes, solstices, sunrises, and sunsets used to predict solar bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for India are based on the geographical location of New Delhi (latitude 28.6°N, longitude 77.2°E, GMT+5.5 hours, no summer time rules). Note that many countries in South-East Asia are progressively changing the recurrence rule of some of their lunar/solar holidays to rules based on fixed dates of the Western (Gregorian) calendar. Therefore, while the dates predicted above for 2019 and beyond are currently technically correct, the rules of these holidays may change in the next few years.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2021 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for India, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of India, before planning any trip to India. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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