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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.
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The nature of holidays in India appeals to culture, national values and religion
The 2022 calendar is mostly confirmed in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Ladakh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Orissa, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal
Weekend: Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Saturday January 1, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Friday January 7, 2022Parliament recess (beginning)Special Events
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Friday January 14, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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Saturday January 15, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Wednesday January 26, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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Wednesday January 26, 2022Republic DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 31, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Saturday February 5, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Wednesday February 23, 2022Bank strikeBanks only
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Wednesday February 23, 2022General strikeSecular holiday
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Thursday February 24, 2022General strikeSecular holiday
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Thursday February 24, 2022Bank strikeBanks only
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Tuesday March 1, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Tuesday March 1, 2022Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Friday March 18, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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Friday March 18, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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Saturday March 19, 2022Holi / HolikaHinduism
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Friday April 1, 2022Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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Friday April 1, 2022April Fools Daycards/flowers
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Saturday April 2, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Sunday April 10, 2022RamanavaniHinduism
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Thursday April 14, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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Thursday April 14, 2022Mahavir JayantiJainism
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Thursday April 14, 2022Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv SankratiSecular holiday
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday April 17, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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Sunday April 17, 2022EasterCatholic or protestant
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Friday April 29, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday May 1, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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Sunday May 1, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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Sunday May 1, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday May 9, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday May 16, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday June 20, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday July 1, 2022Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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Monday July 4, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Sunday July 10, 2022Dry day (no alcohol)Special Events
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Wednesday July 13, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Saturday July 30, 2022El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Calendars gazetted by the respective Departments of Education
Each state carries its own specific set of holidays, please scroll to the concerned state


Schools have been shut 25 weeks due to Covid epidemics

Summer school holidays vary for Indian schools due to different weather conditions in different parts of the country at the same time.
In northern India, schools end in mid-May and start in the first week of July, except in the Kashmir Valley, where the summer holidays last 10 days. Instead, schools in the Kashmir region are closed from mid-December (late December) to late February (early March) as a winter holiday.
Also in central India, the summer holidays start in mid-April (late April) and end in mid-June (end of June).
In southern India, schools end in the last week of March (early April) and start again in early June

Dates to be double checked as calendars are being affected by the Covid epidemics
Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you

Banks are closed

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Banks only :

Parliament recess (beginning)

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Friday January 7, 2022
Special Events :

Dry day (no alcohol)

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Friday January 14, 2022
Special Events :

Banks are closed

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Saturday January 15, 2022
Banks only :

Dry day (no alcohol)

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Wednesday January 26, 2022
Special Events :

Republic Day

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Wednesday January 26, 2022
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.

Parliament recess (end)

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Monday January 31, 2022
Special Events :

Dry day (no alcohol)

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Saturday February 5, 2022
Special Events :

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
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

Bank strike

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Wednesday February 23, 2022
Banks only :

General strike

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Wednesday February 23, 2022
Secular holiday :

General strike

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Thursday February 24, 2022
Secular holiday :

Bank strike

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Thursday February 24, 2022
Banks only :

Banks are closed

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
Banks only :

Maha Shivaratri

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.

Dry day (no alcohol)

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Friday March 18, 2022
Special Events :

Dry day (no alcohol)

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Friday March 18, 2022
Special Events :

Holi / Holika

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Saturday March 19, 2022
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

Banks Inventory Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
Banks only :

April Fools Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
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.

Optional holiday

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Saturday April 2, 2022
Hinduism : Marks the beginning of Ramayana's week

Ramanavani

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Sunday April 10, 2022
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.

Dry day (no alcohol)

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Special Events :

Mahavir Jayanti

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Jainism : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv Sankrati

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Secular holiday : This lawyer and politician drafted the constitution of India.

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
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.

Dry day (no alcohol)

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Special Events :

Easter

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 29, 2022
School holidays : Kendriya Vidyalayas schools in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Mumbai, Raipur, Bhubaneswar and Bhopal

Dry day (no alcohol)

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Special Events :

Dry day (no alcohol)

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Special Events :

Banks are closed

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Banks only :

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
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.

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
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 9, 2022
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 May 16, 2022
Special Events :

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
cards/flowers :

Summer holiday (end)

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Monday June 20, 2022
School holidays : Kendriya Vidyalayas schools in Agra, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Delhi, Dehradun, Gurugram, Jaipur, Jammu and Kashmir, Ranchi, Silchar, Tinsukia and Varanasi

Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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Friday July 1, 2022
Banks only :

Banks are closed

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Monday July 4, 2022
Banks only :

Dry day (no alcohol)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Special Events :

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

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Sunday July 10, 2022
cards/flowers :

Banks are closed

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Wednesday July 13, 2022
Banks only :

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

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Saturday July 30, 2022
cards/flowers :