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India : 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: Sunday
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday march 8, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Monday march 25, 2024Regional holidayHinduism
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    Monday march 25, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Friday march 29, 2024Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 1, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Monday april 1, 2024April Fools Daycards/flowers
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    Monday april 8, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Thursday april 11, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday april 14, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Sunday april 14, 2024Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv SankratiSecular holiday
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    Wednesday april 17, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Wednesday april 17, 2024RamanavaniHinduism
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    Sunday april 21, 2024Mahavir JayantiJainism
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    Friday april 26, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday may 13, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday may 23, 2024Regional holidayHinduism
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    Thursday may 23, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday june 17, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday june 17, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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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 june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Monday july 1, 2024Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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    Monday july 8, 2024El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Wednesday july 17, 2024Regional holidayMuslim, Sufi
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday august 26, 2024Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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    Monday august 26, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
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    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Friday march 8, 2024
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    Regional holiday

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    Monday march 25, 2024
    Hinduism : in Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Uttarakhand

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Monday march 25, 2024
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    Regional holiday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : in Andaman & Nicobar Island, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattishgarh, Daman & Diu, Ladakh, Punjab, Rajasthan,

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    Banks only :

    April Fools Day

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Monday april 8, 2024
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    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday april 11, 2024
    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.

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Sunday april 14, 2024
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    Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv Sankrati

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    Sunday april 14, 2024
    Secular holiday : This lawyer and politician drafted the constitution of India.

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Wednesday april 17, 2024
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    Ramanavani

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    Wednesday april 17, 2024
    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.

    Mahavir Jayanti

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    Sunday april 21, 2024
    Jainism : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday april 26, 2024
    School holidays : Kendriya Vidyalayas schools in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Mumbai, Raipur, Bhubaneswar and Bhopal

    Banks are closed

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Banks only :

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
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    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Monday may 13, 2024
    School holidays : Kendriya Vidyalayas schools in Agra, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Delhi, Dehradun, Gurugram, Jaipur, Jammu and Kashmir, Ranchi, Silchar, Tinsukia and Varanasi

    Regional holiday

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
    Hinduism : Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha in Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand,

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    School holidays : Kendriya Vidyalayas schools in Agra, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Delhi, Dehradun, Gurugram, Jaipur, Jammu and Kashmir, Ranchi, Silchar, Tinsukia and Varanasi

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
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    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

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

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    Monday june 17, 2024
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    Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Banks only :

    El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday july 8, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Regional holiday

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) in Chhattishgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
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    Independence Day

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

    Dry day (no alcohol)

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    Monday august 26, 2024
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    Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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    Monday august 26, 2024
    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