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India (Puducherry) : 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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    Wednesday june 12, 2024Summer holiday (end)School 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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    Monday july 1, 2024Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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    Tuesday july 2, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Tuesday august 6, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Friday august 16, 2024De Jure DaySecular holiday
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    Friday september 6, 2024Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Saturday september 7, 2024Ganesh ChaturthiHinduism
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    Saturday september 14, 2024Regional holidayHinduism
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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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    Monday september 30, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Wednesday october 2, 2024Mahatma Gandhi Birth AnniversarySecular holiday
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    Saturday october 12, 2024Mahanavami/Ayudha PujaHinduism
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    Sunday october 13, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday october 15, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday october 25, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday october 31, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Friday november 1, 2024Liberation DaySecular holiday
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    Monday november 4, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday december 20, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Summer holiday (end)

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    Wednesday june 12, 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 :

    Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Banks only :

    Banks Inventory Day

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

    Regional holiday

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    Tuesday august 6, 2024
    Secular holiday : Karkida Amavasai in Mahe regions only

    Independence Day

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

    De Jure Day

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    Friday august 16, 2024
    Secular holiday : In 1962, the day when the rights and laws enshrined in the Indian Constitution were extended to the people of Puducherry

    Beginning of school year

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    Friday september 6, 2024
    School holidays :

    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.

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday september 14, 2024
    Hinduism : Onam falls, on the 12th day of the waxing moon in the Hindu month of Bhadon (around August September) once the golden yellow rice fields have been harvested at that time of the year. There is no specific god associated with Onam. Neither is any special puja (a ritualistic prayer ceremony) performed. First day, Atham and tenth day, Thiruonam are most important of all. in Mahe only

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

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    Monday september 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Monday september 30, 2024
    Banks only :

    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

    Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja

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    Saturday october 12, 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.

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Sunday october 13, 2024
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    Regional holiday

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    Tuesday october 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : St Theresa in Mahe region only

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 25, 2024
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    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

    Liberation Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday november 4, 2024
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    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    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.