Festival Calendar Bank Holiday's are marked Red

2020

May
1FriInternational Workers' DayInternational Workers' Day
7ThuBuddha JayantiBuddha Jayanti
7ThuRabindranath Tagore JayantiRabindranath Tagore Jayanti
7ThuBengali New YearBengali New Year
10SunMother's DayMother's Day
24SunRamzan-Id / Id-ul-FitrRamzan-Id / Id-ul-Fitr
25MonMaharana Pratap JayantiMaharana Pratap Jayanti

Jun
5FriWorld Environment DayWorld Environment Day
5FriVata PurnimaVata Purnima
5FriSant Guru Kabir JayantiSant Guru Kabir Jayanti
21SunInternational Yoga DayInternational Yoga Day
21SunFather's DayFather's Day
23TueRath YatraRath Yatra

Jul
1WedStart of Gauri VratStart of Gauri Vrat
5SunGuru PoornimaGuru Poornima
5SunEnd of Gauri VratEnd of Gauri Vrat
20MonDivasoDivaso
27MonTulsidas JayantiTulsidas Jayanti
31FriBakri IdBakri Id

Aug
2SunFriendship DayFriendship Day
3MonRaksha BandhanRaksha Bandhan
8SatNag PanchmiNag Panchmi
11TueJanmashtamiJanmashtami
12WedNand MahatosavNand Mahatosav
15SatIndependance DayIndependance Day
17MonPateti (Parsi New Year)Pateti (Parsi New Year)
21FriHartalika TeejHartalika Teej
22SatGanesh ChaturthiGanesh Chaturthi
23SunSamvatsariSamvatsari
23SunRishi PanchamiRishi Panchami
29SatMoharramMoharram
31MonOnamOnam

Sep
5SatTeachers' DayTeachers' Day

Oct
2FriGandhi JayantiGandhi Jayanti
17SatStart of NavratriStart of Navratri
23FriDurga AshtamiDurga Ashtami
25SunVijaya Dashmi-DussehraVijaya Dashmi-Dussehra
29ThuId-E-MiladId-E-Milad
30FriSharad PurnimaSharad Purnima
31SatValmiki JayantiValmiki Jayanti
31SatMeerabai JayantiMeerabai Jayanti
31SatSardar Patel JayantiSardar Patel Jayanti

Nov
4WedKarwa ChothKarwa Choth
12ThuVagh BarasVagh Baras
13FriDhan TerasDhan Teras
14SatDiwaliDiwali
14SatChildren's DayChildren's Day
14SatNehru JayantiNehru Jayanti
15SunVikram Samvat New YearVikram Samvat New Year
15SunGovardhan PujaGovardhan Puja
16MonBhai BeejBhai Beej
19ThuLabh PachamLabh Pacham
20FriChhath PujaChhath Puja
29SunDev DiwaliDev Diwali
30MonGuru Nanak JayantiGuru Nanak Jayanti

Dec
25FriChristmasChristmas

Buddha Jayanti

Celebrated as Buddha Jayanti, the day marks the birth, enlightenment and the Mahaparinirvan of the Buddha.

Bakri Id

Observed by Muslims to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's offer to sacrifice his son at the bidding of the Lord. Read More

Independance Day

This day marks the anniversary of the attainment of India's Independence (August 15, 1947) and it is celebrated with solemnity in all parts of the country. The National Flag is hoisted with due ceremony at special functions.

Nag Panchmi

The festival of Nag Panchmi is celebrated throughout the country in the month of Shravana (July-August).

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan, celebrated in India in the month of Shravana (July-August), is an age old festival which strengthens the bond of love between brother and sister.

Janmashtami

The festival of Janmashtami is observed in the month of Bhadra (August-September) in honour of Lord Krishna who was born on this day at Mathura. Read More

Ganesh Chaturthi

This festival is celebrated throughout India in the month of Bhadra (August-September) in honour of Lord Ganesha.

Moharram

Moharram, which commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed is observed by Muslims throughout India. Read More

Onam

Kerala's notable festival is Onam, celebrated with great enthusiasm. Read More

Gandhi Jayanti

The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, is celebrated with great devotion all over the country.

Vijaya Dashmi-Dussehra

Dussehra, one of the most popular festivals of India is celebrated all over the country for ten days in the month of Asvina (September-October). Read More

Karwa Choth

The Karwa Choth festival is observed in all Hindu families exclusively by married woman in the month of Kartika (October-November).

Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights, is observed in honour of goddess Lakshmi in the month of Kartika (October-November). Read More

Guru Nanak Jayanti

Also known as Gurupurab, it is the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak who founded the Sikh faith. Read More

Children's Day

The birthday of free India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, is celebrated throughout the country as Children's day. Groups of children participate in rallies and cultural programmes.

Christmas

The birth anniversary of Jesus Christ is celebrated by Christians and non-Christians alike, with special enthusiasm in big cities like Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta, where shops and homes take on a festive air. Read More

English New Year

Starts on 1st of January, the first day of modern Gregorian calendar also called as Western Calendar and Christian Calendar. Read More

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708 C.E.) was the tenth Guru out of total 10 Sikh Gurus. He was born in Patna, Bihar on 22nd December 1666 according to Julian calendar. Read More

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902 C.E.) was a Hindu monk and a patriotic saint of India. According to English calendar he was born on 12th January 1863 into an aristocratic Bengali family of Calcutta. Read More

Lohri

Lohri is a popular winter Punjabi folk festival, celebrated primarily by Sikhs and Hindus from the Punjab region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, celebrated in January month of every year. Read More

Pongal

A three-day harvest festival, Pongal is one of the gayest events in South India. Read More

Makar Sankranti

Sankrant means the passing of the sun from one Zodiac sign to the other. Read More

Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

The birthday, or “jayanti”, of Subhas Chandra Bose is a public holiday in three states of India, kept every 23 January. The name “Netaji” was a title often ascribed to this national hero of India during his life. Read More

Republic Day

Republic Day, which marks the anniversary of the adoption of India's Constitution (January 26, 1950) is an important national occasion. Read More

Vasant Panchmi

Vasant Panchami day is dedicated to Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, music, arts, science and technology. Read More

Gandhi Punyatithi

Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary - January 30 - is marked as Martyrs Day every year. Read More

Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Guru Ravidass Jayanti is the birthday of Guru Ravidass, celebrated on Magh Purnima, the full moon day in the month of Magh month. Read More

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Read More

Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti celebrates Dayanand Saraswati's Arya Samaj. Arya Samaj is principled under Satyarth Prakash as the 'light of truth. Read More

Maha Shivratri

The festival of Shivratri is celebrated by Hindus throughout India in the month of Phalguna (February-March). It is the main festival in honour of Lord Shiva. Read More

Ramakrishna Jayanti

About Ramakrishna Jayanti. Sri Ramakrishna Deva's introduction to the world and his just 50 years of life have demonstrated the world the state of mind it must take to satisfy the motivation behind human birth. He stated, "The sole point of human birth is to acknowledge God". Read More

Shivaji Jayanti

Shiv Jayanti or Shivaji Jayanti is a festival and public holiday of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Read More

Gudi Padwa

Indians celebrate the festival of Gudi Padwa marking the arrival of spring and which coincides with the start of the New Year for Marathi and Konkani Hindus in the subcontinent. Read More

Ugadi

Ugadi is the New Year's Day for the people of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana states in India. Read More

Cheti Chand

The Cheti Chand festival is observed by Sindhis in honour of Shri Amarlal, also known as Uderolal, in the month of Chaitra (March-April). Read More

International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8. Read More

Holi

Among the most colourful of India's festivals is Holi, observed all over India. Read More

Swaminarayan Jayanti

Swaminarayan was born on 3 April 1781 in Chhapaiya. This day is annually celebrated as Swaminarayan Jayanti by his followers. Read More

Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti is a Hindu religious festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Sri Hanuman. This festival is celebrated on different days in different parts of India. Read More

Ram Navmi

The festival of Ramanavami is celebrated throughout India to commemorate the birth of Shri Rama. Read More

Mahavir Jayanti

Vardhamana Mahavira, the twenty-fourth spiritual head (Tirthankara) of Jainism, was born on this day more than 2,500 years ago. Read More

Good Friday

Christians observe Good Friday as the day on which Jesus laid down his life for the good of humanity. Services and recitals of religious music are held in the churches. Read More

Easter

The Resurrection of Christ is celebrated with fervour by members of the Christian community. The occasion is solemnised in some parts of the country by processions being taken out. Read More

Baisakhi

This is Hindu Solar New Year Day observed in many parts of the country. It is a religious festival when people bathe in rivers and go to temples to offer worship. Read More

Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti

Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is an annual festival observed on 14 April to commemorate the memory of B. R. Ambedkar. It marks Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's birthday who was born on 14 April 1891. Read More