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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja*Thursday January 14, 2021Hinduism 
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Republic Day*Tuesday January 26, 2021Secular holiday 
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Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Sunday October 25, 2020Hinduism 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Thursday October 29, 2020School holidays 
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Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Friday October 30, 2020Muslim, Sufi 
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Maharishi Valmiki anniversary*Saturday October 31, 2020Hinduism 
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Sardar Patel day*Saturday October 31, 2020Hinduism 
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Parliament recess (end)Monday November 9, 2020Special Events 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Saturday November 14, 2020Hinduism 
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Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama*Monday November 16, 2020Hinduism 
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mid-term holiday (end)**Wednesday November 18, 2020School holidays 
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Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II Poya*Monday November 30, 2020Sikhism 
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Parliament recess (beginning)Friday December 11, 2020Special Events 
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Christmas Day*Friday December 25, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja -
Thursday January 14, 2021

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.


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.


Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary -
Saturday October 2, 2021

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) -
Sunday October 25, 2020

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)


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Thursday October 29, 2020

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Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday October 30, 2020

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Maharishi Valmiki anniversary -
Saturday October 31, 2020

Hinduism : Celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself.[2] He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. The Yoga Vasistha is attributed to him. A religious movement called Valmikism is based on Valmiki's teachings as presented in the Ramayana and the Yoga Vasistha. Wikipedia


Sardar Patel day -
Saturday October 31, 2020

Hinduism : (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister and statesman, a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and one of the founding member of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country's struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation. [Wikipedia]


Parliament recess (end) -
Monday November 9, 2020

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Deepavali/Dipabali -
Saturday November 14, 2020

Hinduism : 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


Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama -
Monday November 16, 2020

Hinduism : Called Bhaubeej in India, this is a Bhai Bij legend in Hindu mythology: after slaying Narkasur, Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra who gave him a warm welcome with sweets and flowers. She also affectionately applied tilak on Krishna's forehead. Since then the custom of celebrating Bhaubeej or Bhai Bij started. Carrying forward the Bhaubeej ceremony in traditional style, sisters' perform arti of their brother and apply a red tika on the brother's forehead. This teeka ceremony, on the occasion of Bhai Bij signifies sister's sincerest prayers for the long and happy life of her brother. In return brothers bless their sisters and treat them with Bhaubeej or cash gifts. (Wikipedia)


Mid-term holiday (end) -
Wednesday November 18, 2020

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Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II Poya -
Monday November 30, 2020

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


Parliament recess (beginning) -
Friday December 11, 2020

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Christmas Day -
Friday December 25, 2020

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.