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India (Puducherry) : 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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New Year's Day**Monday January 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 8, 2018School holidays 
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Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal*Monday January 15, 2018Hinduism 
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Thiruvalluvar*Tuesday January 16, 2018Secular holiday 
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Republic Day*Friday January 26, 2018Secular holiday 
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Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Friday December 1, 2017Muslim, Sufi 
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Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Saturday December 2, 2017Muslim, Sufi 
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Christmas holiday (beginning)Friday December 22, 2017School holidays 
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Christmas Day*Monday December 25, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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New Year's Day -
Monday January 1, 2018

Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. A number of restricted holidays apply to civil servants, such as: Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami, Guru Ravidas’s Birthday, Swami Dayananda Sarawati Jayanti, Shivaji Jayanti, Holika Dahan/Dolyatra, Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand, , Ram Navami, Easter Sunday, Hazarat Ali’s Birthday, Vaisakhi/Vishu/Mesadi, Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam), Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday, Jamat-Ul-Vida, Rath Yatra, Parsi New Year’s day/Nauraj, Onam or Thiru Onam Day, Raksha Bandhan, Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh Chaturthi, Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional), Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional), Dussehra (Maha Navmi), Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday, Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth), Deepavali (South India), Naraka Chaturdasi, Govardhan Puja, Bhai Duj, Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja), Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day, Christmas Eve


Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 8, 2018

School holidays : Lycée français de Pondichery
www.lfpondichery.net

Schooling is mandatory till age 14
Teaching languages: Tamil, English, Malayalam (in Mahé), Telugu (in Yanam), French
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required
confirmed till June 2018


Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal -
Monday January 15, 2018

Hinduism : Celebration of the harvest, which is observed for three days: Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal and Mattu Pongal. A colourful and traditional festival with many a ceremony devoted to various deities and cattle races.


Thiruvalluvar -
Tuesday January 16, 2018

Secular holiday : A celebrated Tamil poet who wrote the Thirukkural, a work on ethics in Tamil literature. [Wikipedia]


Republic Day -
Friday January 26, 2018

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. www.indiaa2z.com


Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday December 1, 2017

Muslim, Sufi :


Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday December 2, 2017

Muslim, Sufi :


Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 22, 2017

School holidays :


Christmas Day -
Monday December 25, 2017

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.