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India (Meghalaya) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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India (Meghalaya) : 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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Holi or Holika (second day)*Friday March 2, 2018Hinduism 
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Good Friday*Friday March 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Banks Inventory DayMonday April 2, 2018Banks only 
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summer holiday (beginning)Wednesday May 23, 2018School holidays 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Saturday June 16, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche*Saturday June 23, 2018Buddhism (Vajrayana) 
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Banks Inventory Day*Monday July 2, 2018Banks only 
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Beh Dienkhlam*Tuesday July 3, 2018Jainism 
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Behdiengkhlam*Saturday July 14, 2018Culture 
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U Tirot Sing Day*Tuesday July 17, 2018Hinduism 
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Behdeinkhlam*Saturday July 21, 2018cards/flowers 
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summer holiday (end)Monday July 23, 2018School holidays 
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Independence Day*Wednesday August 15, 2018National Day 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Wednesday August 22, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Holi or Holika (second day) -
Friday March 2, 2018

Hinduism : Hindu spring festival dedicated to the god of pleasure. It is observed in a colorful and boisterous manner. People shower each other with colored water and smear red and green powder on each other,


Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018

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.


Banks Inventory Day -
Monday April 2, 2018

Banks only :


Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv Sankrati -
Sunday April 14, 2019

Secular holiday : This lawyer and politician drafted the constitution of India. Date is confirmed in 2018


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday May 23, 2018

School holidays :


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.


Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche -
Saturday June 23, 2018

Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Padmasambhava (in Sanskrit meaning lotus-born ) founded the Tibetan or Tantric school of Buddhism in the 8th century. In Bhutan and Tibet he is better known as Guru Rinpoche ( Precious Master ) where followers of the Nyingma school regard him as the second Buddha. http://www.arikah.net/encyclopedia/Guru_Rinpoche


Banks Inventory Day -
Monday July 2, 2018

Banks only : Annual Closing of the Royal Bank of India (RBI)


Beh Dienkhlam -
Tuesday July 3, 2018

Jainism : The most important festival of the Jaintias and is celebrated after the sowing is over. Khlam means ‘Plague or Pestilence’ and Beh Dien means to drive away with sticks. It is very popular and colourful festivals of the Jaintias where men only, young and old, take part in the dancing to the tune of drums and flute. Women do not take part in the dancing, but had an important role to play at home in offering sacrificial food to the spirits of the ancestors. They invoke their aid and intercession, so that life here below will be good and worthy for the next one above. Men go round the town and beat the roof of every house with bamboo poles calling upon the plague demon to leave the house. This is done early on the first day of the festival. The climax of the celebrations is the tussle, as seen in a tug of war, for a large undressed beam by two groups people opposed to each other. This festival is also an invocation to God, seeking His blessing for good harvest. [www.megipr.gov.in]


Behdiengkhlam -
Saturday July 14, 2018

Culture : The most celebrated religious festival among the Pnars. Behdienkhlam (chasing away the Demon of Cholera) is celebrated annually in July after the sowing period, the most important dance festival of the Jaintia tribes. This festival is also an invocation to God, seeking his blessings for a bumper harvest. The women however do not participate in the dancing, as they have an important function of offering sacrificial food to the spirits of the forefathers. [www.north-east-india.com]


U Tirot Sing Day -
Tuesday July 17, 2018

Hinduism : Irot Sing, also known as U Tirot Sing, was one of the chiefs of the Khasi people in the early 18th century. He drew his lineage from the Syiemlieh clan.He was Syiem (chief)of Nongkhlaw, part of the Khasi Hills. His title was Syiem — a constitutional head sharing corporate authority with his Council, generally representatives of leading clans within his territory. Tirot Sing fought against British attempts to take over control of the Khasi Hills [Wikipedia]


Behdeinkhlam -
Saturday July 21, 2018

cards/flowers : Agrarian festival that asks God to chase away plagues and diseases and to bless the people with good health and a bountiful


Summer holiday (end) -
Monday July 23, 2018

School holidays :


Independence Day -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

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

Muslim, Sufi :