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India (Sikkim) : 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 27, 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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Wednesday July 13, 2022Bhanu's anniversarySecular holiday
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Monday August 1, 2022DrukpaTshe-ziEvents, celebrations...
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Monday August 8, 2022Prayer of the Tendong MountainSecular holiday
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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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Monday August 29, 2022TeejHinduism
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Friday September 9, 2022Indra JatraBuddhism (Theravada)
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Saturday September 10, 2022Pang LhabsolEvents, celebrations...
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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, 2022Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)Hinduism
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Monday October 3, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday October 4, 2022Mahanavami/Ayudha PujaHinduism
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Wednesday October 5, 2022Lakhshmi PujaHinduism
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Wednesday October 5, 2022Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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Thursday October 13, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday October 25, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Thursday October 27, 2022Bhai Teeka/Panchak YamaHinduism
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Tuesday November 15, 2022Buddha's Coming Down from HeavenBuddhism (Theravada)
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Tuesday December 6, 2022Kagyed DanceEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday December 8, 2022Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan TongnamEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday December 10, 2022Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan TongnamEvents, celebrations...
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Friday December 23, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday December 27, 2022BarahimizongBanks only
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Friday December 30, 2022Tamu LhosarSecular holiday
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Summer holiday (end)

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Monday June 27, 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)

Bhanu's anniversary

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Wednesday July 13, 2022
Secular holiday : Anniversary of Nepali Litterateur Bhanu Acharya

DrukpaTshe-zi

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Monday August 1, 2022
Culture : It marks the day on which Lord Buddha gave his first sermon on the Four Noble Truths to his first five disciples in the Deer Park at Sarnath, more than 2500 years ago

Prayer of the Tendong Mountain

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Monday August 8, 2022
Secular holiday : Festival of the Lepcha people of north-east India. The festival occurs usually in the month of August. According to Lepcha belief, their ancestors went atop the Tendong Mountain to escape from 40 days and 40 nights of continuous rain. This festival commemorates that happening [Wikipedia]

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

Teej

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Monday August 29, 2022
Hinduism : Teej, Hartalika. On this day Goddess Parvati is worshipped. Women, married and unmarried, mainly of Khas ethnicity, assemble at one place, in their finest attire and start dancing and singing devotional songs. Amidst all this, the grand feast takes place. The jollity often goes on till midnight, after which the 24hour fast starts. observed by women only

Indra Jatra

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Friday September 9, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : The celebrations consist of two events, Indra Jatra and Kumari Jatra. Indra Jatra is marked by masked dances of deities and demons, displays of sacred images and tableaus in honor of the deity Indra, the king of heaven. Kumari Jatra is the chariot procession of the living goddess Kumari.

Pang Lhabsol

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Saturday September 10, 2022
Culture : In this festival dedicated to Mt. Khangchendzonga, the guardian deity of Sikkim and to Yabdu, the supreme commander of Mount Khangchendzonga. It is staged in front of the Tsuklakhang monastery in the former palace compound in Gangtok

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

Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)

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Monday October 3, 2022
Hinduism : On the tenth day of Dashian, Dashami, the eldest of the family will give tika to all others. Parents will do this for their children and married children will visit their parents for this occasion.

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Monday October 3, 2022
School holidays :

Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja

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Tuesday October 4, 2022
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. [Wikipedia]

Lakhshmi Puja

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Wednesday October 5, 2022
Hinduism : The third day of the Tihar Festival of Lights is called Laxmi puja . This is the day when Nepalis worship the goddess of wealth. On this day, early in the morning the cow is worshipped. Tika is put on her head and a garland around her neck, and then she feasts with delicious food. A cow also symbolises wealth and she is the most holy animal for Hindus.

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)

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Thursday October 13, 2022
School holidays :

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Tuesday October 25, 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

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)

Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven

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Tuesday November 15, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : Celebration of his return to earth from heaven. Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal, and his mother expired after seven days. At the age of 41, he ascended to heaven to preach to his mother. Nuns and monks and king Zug Chen Nyingpo were worried because they did not know where hewas. His disciple, the clairvoyant Sharibu, had a vision of the lord to be in heaven. Another disciple of Lord Buddha, Mao gyel ge bu, who was known to possess miraculous powers, ascended to heaven and requested Buddha to return to earth. He agreed to descend.

Kagyed Dance

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Tuesday December 6, 2022
Culture :

Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam

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Thursday December 8, 2022
Culture : Observed by the Limboo Community in Sikkim, Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam, marks the birth anniversary of the famous 18th century scholar Teyongsi Sirijunga, who is greatly remembered for his legendary role as a revivalist of the Limboo’s age old traditional legacy in the state. The festival is one of the most significant for these native tribes, who celebrate it every year with great zeal and passion.

Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam

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Saturday December 10, 2022
Culture :

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 23, 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.

Barahimizong

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Tuesday December 27, 2022
Banks only :

Tamu Lhosar

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Friday December 30, 2022
Secular holiday : Marks the beginning of the Tamu Sambat or Gurung Calendar Year