Friday December 30, 2022
Secular holiday : Marks the beginning of the Tamu Sambat or Gurung Calendar Year
Sunday January 1, 2023
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New Year's Day
Sunday January 1, 2023
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Winter holiday (end)
Monday January 9, 2023
School holidays :
Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja
Sunday January 15, 2023
Hinduism : The symbol is the movement from one place to another which leads to meeting someone or something. The sun leaves its present constellation to get into Sakranti .
Sunday January 22, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : Tamang New Year - This community has a tradition of associating years with the symbols of 12 different animals (starting with Rat and ending with Boar).
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.
Chinese New Year/Tet/Losar
Tuesday February 21, 2023
Buddhism (Vajrayana) :
Tuesday March 7, 2023
Culture : The Bhum or Sacred vase, according to Zigpo Lingpa, is made out of various kinds of sacred soil, water and five kinds of precious jewels found in sacred lands of India, Odiyana and Zahor. In Sikkim the Tashiding Monastery is recognized as a sacred place.
Holi / Holika
Wednesday March 8, 2023
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.
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.
Banks Inventory Day
Saturday April 1, 2023
Banks only :
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
Friday April 14, 2023
Secular holiday : This lawyer and politician drafted the constitution of India.
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)
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.
Tuesday May 16, 2023
Secular holiday :