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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 current 2 months



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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Saturday June 16, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Fathers' DaySunday June 17, 2018cards/flowers 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Wednesday August 22, 2018cards/flowers 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Monday September 3, 2018Hinduism 
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El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Wednesday September 12, 2018cards/flowers 
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Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)*Friday September 21, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Pitr-paksha*Tuesday September 25, 2018Culture 
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Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary*Tuesday October 2, 2018Secular holiday 
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Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Friday October 19, 2018Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Wednesday November 7, 2018Hinduism 
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Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)*Wednesday November 21, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II Poya*Friday November 23, 2018Sikhism 
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Black Friday*Friday November 23, 2018Special Events 
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Parliament recess (end)Friday December 21, 2018Special Events 
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National Consumers Day*Monday December 24, 2018Culture 
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Christmas Day*Tuesday December 25, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday June 16, 2018

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.


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

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Independence Day -
Thursday August 15, 2019

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday August 22, 2018

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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Monday September 3, 2018

Hinduism : Krishna (literally black , dark , dark-blue ) is a Hindu deity, regarded as an avatar of Vishnu and in some traditions considered the Supreme Being. Krishna is often depicted as an infant or young boy playing a flute as in the Bhagavata Purana or as a youthful prince giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita. The stories of Krishna appear across a oad spectrum of Hindu philosophical and theological traditions.They portray him in various perspectives: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero and the Supreme Being.


El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday September 12, 2018

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Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) -
Friday September 21, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The first Islamic year beginning in 610 AD during which the emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra [Wikipedia]


Pitr-paksha -
Tuesday September 25, 2018

Culture : Pitrapaksha gives a chance to repay debt to the deceased ancestors by gratifying their spirits. As such, Shraddha is a debt of the dead or ceremonies of the dead which should be performed, assuming that the dead ones are alive. The Lord of death, Yamaraja enables the dead ones to come to earth and receive offers from the descendants. This practice is made to the dead petras and pitras http://www.drikpanchang.com


Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary -
Tuesday October 2, 2018

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


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Friday October 19, 2018

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)


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Wednesday November 7, 2018

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


Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday November 21, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Birthday of the Prophet, Mohammed. For nine days there are Parties with fairs, feasting, and parades. Stories are told about how the mountains danced when Mohammed was born, and sang, There is no god but Allah. The trees answered, And Mohammed is his Prophet.


Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II Poya -
Friday November 23, 2018

Sikhism : Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1539) Founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak’s divinity and religious authority Wikipedia


Black Friday -
Friday November 23, 2018

Special Events : Day of sales and bargains


Parliament recess (end) -
Friday December 21, 2018

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National Consumers Day -
Monday December 24, 2018

Culture : The significance of December 24th is that on this day in the year 1986 the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 received assent of the President of India. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 is considered to a historic milestone in the Consumer movement in the country. Therefore, the Government of India has decided to observe December 24 as National Consumer Day and, this is to observe every year on 24th December in addition to World Consumer Rights Day on March 15. The observance of these days provides an opportunity for highlighting the importance of the consumer movement and the need to make the consumer more aware of their rights and responsibilities.


Christmas Day -
Tuesday December 25, 2018

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.