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India (Himachal Pradesh) : 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

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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday December 29, 2022Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh JiEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday January 1, 2023Optional holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Wednesday January 11, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday January 14, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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    Saturday January 14, 2023LohriEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday January 17, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday January 25, 2023Statehood DayZoroastrian
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    Thursday January 26, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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    Thursday January 26, 2023Republic DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday February 5, 2023Guru Ravidas celebrationHinduism
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    Saturday February 18, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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    Tuesday March 7, 2023Holi / HolikaHinduism
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    Thursday March 30, 2023RamanavaniHinduism
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 14, 2023Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv SankratiSecular holiday
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    Friday April 14, 2023Banks remain openBanks only
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    Saturday April 15, 2023Himachal DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday April 22, 2023Parshuram JayantiHinduism
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday May 5, 2023Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Friday May 19, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday May 22, 2023Maharana Pratap anniversaryBanks only
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    Sunday June 4, 2023Sant Kabir DasHinduism
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    Wednesday June 14, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    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.

    Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

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    Thursday December 29, 2022
    Culture : Guru Gobind Singh (22 December 1666 – 7 October 1708) was the tenth Guru of Sikhism. He was born in Patna, Bihar in India and became a Guru on 11 November 1675, at the age of nine years, succeeding his father Guru Tegh Bahadur. He was the leader of the Sikh faith, a warrior, a poet, and a philosopher. In the Sikh society, Guru Gobind Singh is considered a perfect example of manhood; highly educated, skilled in horsemanship, armed combat, chivalrous, and generous in character.

    Optional holiday

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Https://himachal.nic.in/
    official calendar in most districts (Except Kullu, Lahaul and Spiti Districts)
    Schooling is mandatory till age 14
    Teaching languages: Hindi, English
    schools close on Saturday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till Feb 2023

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday January 11, 2023
    School holidays :

    Optional holiday

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    Saturday January 14, 2023
    Hinduism : Magh Sankrati

    Lohri

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    Saturday January 14, 2023
    Culture : Lohri is the Punjabis' and Dogras' cultural celebration on the eve of winter solstice.

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Tuesday January 17, 2023
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    Statehood Day

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    Wednesday January 25, 2023
    Zoroastrian : On 18 December 1970 the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament and the new state came into being on 25 January 1971. Thus Himachal emerged as the eighteenth state of the Indian Union. [Wikipedia]

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    Thursday January 26, 2023
    Hinduism : Basant Panchami

    Republic Day

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    Thursday January 26, 2023
    Secular holiday : It was the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress at midnight of December 31, 1929 - January 1, 1930, that the Tri-Colour Flag was unfurled by the nationalists and a pledge taken that every year on January 26, the Independence Day would be celebrated and that the people would unceasingly strive for the establishment of a Sovereign Democratic Republic of India. The professed pledge was successfully redeemed on January 26, 1950, when the Constitution of India framed by the Constituent Assembly of India came into force, although the Independence from the British rule was achieved on August 15, 1947. It is because of this that August 15 is celebrated as Independence Day, while January 26 as Republic Day.

    Guru Ravidas celebration

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    Sunday February 5, 2023
    Hinduism : Guru or Bhagat Ravidas (also Raidas) was a north Indian Sant mystic of the bhakti movement who was active in the 15th century CE. Venerated in northern India and in the Indian state of Maharashtra, he is the Satguru of the Ravidasi sect and one of the fifteen Bhagats of the Sikhs. His devotional songs and verses made a lasting impact upon the bhakti movement.

    Maha Shivaratri

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    Saturday February 18, 2023
    Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.

    Holi / Holika

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    Tuesday March 7, 2023
    Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

    Ramanavani

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    Thursday March 30, 2023
    Hinduism : Festivities take place in the Rama temples. recitation of the Ramayana (Perayana), which can last up to 9 days. Classical music and sacred chants.

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv Sankrati

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    Friday April 14, 2023
    Secular holiday : This lawyer and politician drafted the constitution of India.

    Banks remain open

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    Friday April 14, 2023
    Banks only :

    Himachal Day

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    Saturday April 15, 2023
    Secular holiday : On 18 December 1970 the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament (and the new state came into being on 25 January 1971). [Wikipedia]

    Parshuram Jayanti

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Hinduism : Birth anniversary of sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed.

    Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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    Friday May 5, 2023
    Buddhism (Theravada) : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition. In some countries, may only be observed by the Hinduist community. In India, only celebrated in Andaman & Nicobar Island, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh. In Thailand, falls on the same day as Vesak

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 19, 2023
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    Maharana Pratap anniversary

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    Monday May 22, 2023
    Banks only : First freedom fighter of India who stood and fought against the dominance of Mughal Empire. Especially celebrated in Udaipur

    Sant Kabir Das

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    Sunday June 4, 2023
    Hinduism : Saint Kabir Das reached the abode of God in Maghar close to Gorakhpur in 1518. However, immediate dispute began regarding the way in which his final rites must be performed. It is believed that both Hindus and Muslims claimed the body to perform the funeral rites. To their utter surprise, Kabir Das stood up and asked them to lift his body and view beneath. Lying there was nothing but a beautiful array of flowers. Devotees and his followers were speechless with Hindus along with some flowers leaving to Varanasi and the rest of the flowers taken by Muslims to Maghar. [festivalsofindia]

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Wednesday June 14, 2023
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    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :