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India (Karnataka) : 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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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday may 7, 2024Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday may 10, 2024Basava JayanthiHinduism
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Shri ShankaracharyaEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday may 15, 2024Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday july 2, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Wednesday july 17, 2024Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Saturday september 7, 2024Ganesh ChaturthiHinduism
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    Monday september 16, 2024Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday september 29, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday september 30, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Wednesday october 2, 2024Mahalaya AmavasyaHinduism
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    Wednesday october 2, 2024Mahatma Gandhi Birth AnniversarySecular holiday
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    Friday october 4, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday october 9, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday october 11, 2024Mahanavami/Ayudha PujaHinduism
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    Saturday october 12, 2024Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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    Tuesday october 15, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday october 17, 2024Maharishi Valmiki anniversaryHinduism
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    Thursday october 31, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Friday november 1, 2024Maharishi Balmiki/Kannada Rajyothsava/Mera Houchongba/KutSecular holiday
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    Saturday november 2, 2024Govardhan PujaHinduism
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    Monday november 18, 2024Karnataka Formation DaySecular holiday
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    Monday november 18, 2024Kanakadasa JayantiHinduism
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Public holiday

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    Tuesday may 7, 2024
    Secular holiday : Election day

    Basava Jayanthi

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    Friday may 10, 2024
    Hinduism : Guru Basavanna (also known as Guru Basavanna or Basaveshwara (1134–1196)) was a philosopher and a social reformer. He fought against the caste system and rituals in Hinduism. He is also called Vishwa Guru and Bhakti-Bhandari. His teachings and preachings go beyond all boundaries and are universal and eternal. He was a great humanitarian. Guru Basavanna advocated a new way of life wherein the divine experience was the center of life giving equal opportunity to all aspirants regardless of the gender, caste, and social status. The cornerstone behind his movement was the firm belief in a universal concept of God. Guru Basavanna has a proponent of monotheistic concept of formless God.[1] [2] Wikipedia

    Shri Shankaracharya

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
    Culture : Shri Shankaracharya jayanti

    Beginning of school year

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    Wednesday may 15, 2024
    School holidays :

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

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    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.

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Tuesday july 2, 2024
    Banks only : Annual Closing of the Royal Bank of India (RBI)

    Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    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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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule

    Ganesh Chaturthi

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    Saturday september 7, 2024
    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.

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

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    Monday september 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Sunday september 29, 2024
    School holidays :

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Monday september 30, 2024
    Banks only :

    Mahalaya Amavasya

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    Wednesday october 2, 2024
    Hinduism : His day of Pitr Paksha or Mahalaya Amavasya has great significance and importance for all Hindus in all parts of the world. It is the annual festival for worshipping and propitiating the spirits of our ancestors, with devout prayers for peace and spiritual tranquility.

    Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary

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    Wednesday october 2, 2024
    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 (beginning)

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    Friday october 4, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Wednesday october 9, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja

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    Friday october 11, 2024
    Hinduism : An integral part of the Dasara festival (festival of triumph), a Hindu festival. It is also called Astra Puja . In simple terms, it means “Worship of Implements.

    Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)

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    Saturday october 12, 2024
    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)

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Tuesday october 15, 2024
    School holidays :

    Maharishi Valmiki anniversary

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    Thursday october 17, 2024
    Hinduism : Celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself.[2] He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. The Yoga Vasistha is attributed to him. A religious movement called Valmikism is based on Valmiki's teachings as presented in the Ramayana and the Yoga Vasistha. Wikipedia

    Deepavali/Dipabali

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    Thursday october 31, 2024
    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

    Maharishi Balmiki/Kannada Rajyothsava/Mera Houchongba/Kut

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : A special occasion for kannadigas as it is on this day that the state came into being. Karnataka was formed on 1st November 1956 when the Government of India decided to form linguistic states.

    Govardhan Puja

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    Saturday november 2, 2024
    Hinduism : The day Krishna defeated Indra

    Karnataka Formation Day

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    Monday november 18, 2024
    Secular holiday : Karnataka Rajyotsava (Karnāṭaka Rājyōtsava; lit. Karnataka State Festival). This was the day in 1956 when all the Kannada language-speaking regions of South India were merged to form the state of Karnataka. [Wikipedia]

    Kanakadasa Jayanti

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    Monday november 18, 2024
    Hinduism : Celebrates the birth anniversary of Saint and Poet Kanaka Dasa, one of the greatest social reformers of Karnataka and who is equally noted for his musical compositions.