Winter holiday (end) -
Monday January 6, 2020
School holidays : Kendriya Vidyalaya Silvassa
Schooling is mandatory till age 14
Teaching languages: Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required
2019 dates NOT confirmed
Republic Day -
Tuesday January 26, 2021
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.
Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Tuesday March 10, 2020
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.
Banks Inventory Day -
Wednesday April 1, 2020
Banks only :
Mahavir Jayanti -
Monday April 6, 2020
Jainism : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.
Good Friday -
Friday April 10, 2020
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.