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India (Delhi) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Rupee (INR)
Banks are NOT working on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.
No alcohol served in shops, restaurants during most holidays
The nature of holidays in India appeals to culture, national values and religion

Internet domain: .in - Telephone code: +91 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +5:30 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Friday June 10, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday July 1, 2022Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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Friday July 1, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday July 2, 2022Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday August 9, 2022Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday August 15, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Friday August 19, 2022Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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Wednesday August 31, 2022Banks remain openBanks only
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Wednesday August 31, 2022Ganesh ChaturthiHinduism
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Friday September 16, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Wednesday September 28, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday September 30, 2022Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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Sunday October 2, 2022Mahatma Gandhi Birth AnniversarySecular holiday
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Monday October 3, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday October 5, 2022Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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Sunday October 9, 2022Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday October 24, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Sunday October 30, 2022ChhathHinduism
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Tuesday November 8, 2022Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II PoyaSikhism
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Monday November 14, 2022India International trade FairTradeshows
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Friday December 16, 2022New year holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 10, 2022
School holidays :

Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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Friday July 1, 2022
Banks only :

Summer holiday (end)

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Friday July 1, 2022
School holidays :

Banks Inventory Day

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Saturday July 2, 2022
Banks only : Annual Closing of the Royal Bank of India (RBI)

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It cele ates A aham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)

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Tuesday August 9, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The first Islamic year beginning in 610 AD during which the emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra

Independence Day

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Monday August 15, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule

Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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Friday August 19, 2022
Hinduism : Hindu celebration of the birthday of Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sweets, fruits and milk products are available in abundance. Sri or Shree: A prefix denoting auspiciousness

Banks remain open

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Wednesday August 31, 2022
Banks only :

Ganesh Chaturthi

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Wednesday August 31, 2022
Hinduism : During ten days, Hindus must prepare the celebration at home: their house must be cleaned up and purified, in particular at the place where the Ganesh statue wil be put. Those who participate in the procession, end and highlight of this celebration, also prepare their costume. Various religious ceremonies are celebrated. On the tenth day, the celebration culminates. Streets of main cities, especially Mumbaï (Bombay) are the field of extraordinary popular demonstrations. In this day, giant elephant idols are preceded by dancers and musicians.

Optional holiday

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Friday September 16, 2022
Hinduism : Third Onam

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday September 28, 2022
School holidays :

Banks Inventory Day

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Friday September 30, 2022
Banks only :

Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary

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Sunday October 2, 2022
Secular holiday : He is the man who played a significant role in achiveing independence for India from the British Empire with his simplicity and strong will power. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as 'Bapu' or 'Father of the nation', was born on the 2nd of October in 1869, in Porbunder, Gujarat. He studied law in U.K and practiced law in South Africa. But he left his profession and returned to India to join the Indian freedom struggle. Gandhiji was a preacher of truth and 'Ahimsa'(non-violence). He started the 'Satyagraha' movement for the Indian freedom struggle. He believed in living a simple life and in 'Swadeshi'. He proved to the world that freedom can be achieved through the path of non-violence. Gandhiji is a symbol of peace and truth. www.indiaa2z.com

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday October 3, 2022
School holidays :

Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)

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Wednesday October 5, 2022
Hinduism : The victory of Durga on evil forces, the destruction of Vasanas (subjectivity, selfishness, desires...) and the achievement of the deepest Self. Dominance of Saraswati (pure science) over Lakshmi (applied science)

Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday October 9, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Monday October 24, 2022
Hinduism : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days

Chhath

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Sunday October 30, 2022
Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.

Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II Poya

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Tuesday November 8, 2022
Sikhism : Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1539) Founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak’s divinity and religious authority Wikipedia

India International trade Fair

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Monday November 14, 2022
Tradeshows : Http://www.indiatradefair.com/exhi/ in Delhi 2022 edition confirmed

New year holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 16, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.