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India

Public holidays in India

National holidays:

Date

Holiday

Commemorates

26-January

Republic Day

Adoption of the Constitution of India(1950)

15-August

Independence Day

Independence from British Empire (1947)

2-October

Gandhi Jayanthi

Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary

 

Secular holidays:

Date

Holiday

Observed in

1 January

New Year's Day

Most of India

23 January

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Jayanti

Orissa, Tripura, West Bengal

19 February

Chatrapati Shivaji's Jayanti

Maharashtra

15 March

Kanshi Ram's Jayanti

Uttar Pradesh

22 March

Bihar Day

Bihar

30 March

Rajasthan Day

Rajasthan

1st Day of Chithirai, MarchApril

Vishu/Varusha Pirappu or Puthandu

(Malayali & Tamil New Year)

Kerala, Tamil Nadu

1 April

Utkala Dibasa

(Odisha day)

Orissa

14/15 April

Pohela Boishakh

(Bengali New Year)

Tripura, West Bengal

14 April

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's Jayanti

Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

15 April

Bihu

(Assamese New Year)

Assam

15 April

Maha Vishuva Sankranti/Pana Sankranti

(Oriya New Year)

Orissa

1 May

Labour Day (not a Gazetted holiday)

Assam, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Manipur, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal, Orissa, Rajasthan

1 May

Maharashtra Day

Maharashtra

1 May

Gujarat Day

Gujarat

16 May

Annexation Day

Sikkim

15 June

Maharana Pratap Jayanti

Rajasthan

26 October

Accession Day

Jammu and Kashmir

31 October

Sardar Patel Jayanti

Gujarat

1 November

Andhra Pradesh Foundation Day

Andhra Pradesh

1 November

Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day

Madhya Pradesh

1 November

Karnataka Foundation Day

Karnataka

1 November

Kerala Foundation Day

Kerala

1 November

Chhattisgarh Foundation Day

Chhattisgarh

7 December

Armed Forces Flag Day

Indian military