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India (Gujarat) : 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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Monday June 13, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday July 1, 2022Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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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, 2022Ashura - Moharram/Dr.Babu Jagjivan Ram (may last 2 days)Muslim, Sufi
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Thursday August 11, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday August 12, 2022Raksha BandhanHinduism
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Monday August 15, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Tuesday August 16, 2022Farsi New YearZoroastrian
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Friday August 19, 2022Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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Monday August 22, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday August 31, 2022Ganesh ChaturthiHinduism
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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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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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Friday October 21, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday October 25, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Tuesday October 25, 2022Vikram Samvat New YearHinduism
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Thursday October 27, 2022Bhai Teeka/Panchak YamaHinduism
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Monday October 31, 2022Sardar Patel dayHinduism
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Monday November 7, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday November 8, 2022Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II PoyaSikhism
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Summer holiday (end)

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Monday June 13, 2022
School holidays :

Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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Friday July 1, 2022
Banks only :

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 :

Ashura - Moharram/Dr.Babu Jagjivan Ram (may last 2 days)

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Tuesday August 9, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Thursday August 11, 2022
School holidays :

Raksha Bandhan

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Friday August 12, 2022
Hinduism : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her.

Independence Day

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

Farsi New Year

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Tuesday August 16, 2022
Zoroastrian :

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

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday August 22, 2022
School holidays :

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.

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

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 :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday October 21, 2022
School holidays :

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Tuesday October 25, 2022
Hinduism : 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

Vikram Samvat New Year

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Tuesday October 25, 2022
Hinduism : Historical and official Hindu calendar of Nepal, Eastern anf Western India. It uses lunar months and solar sidereal year.

Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama

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Thursday October 27, 2022
Hinduism : Called Bhaubeej in India, this is a Bhai Bij legend in Hindu mythology: after slaying Narkasur, Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra who gave him a warm welcome with sweets and flowers. She also affectionately applied tilak on Krishna's forehead. Since then the custom of celebrating Bhaubeej or Bhai Bij started. Carrying forward the Bhaubeej ceremony in traditional style, sisters' perform arti of their brother and apply a red tika on the brother's forehead. This teeka ceremony, on the occasion of Bhai Bij signifies sister's sincerest prayers for the long and happy life of her brother. In return brothers bless their sisters and treat them with Bhaubeej or cash gifts. (Wikipedia)

Sardar Patel day

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Monday October 31, 2022
Hinduism : (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister and statesman, a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and one of the founding member of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country's struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation. [Wikipedia]

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday November 7, 2022
School holidays :

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

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.