Maharishi Balmiki/Kannada Rajyothsava/Mera Houchongba/Kut -
Thursday November 1, 2018
Secular holiday : A special occasion for kannadigas as it is on this day that the state came into being. Karnataka was formed on 1st November 1956 when the Government of India decided to form linguistic states.
Kanakadasa Jayanti -
Monday November 6, 2017
Secular holiday : Celebrates the birth anniversary of Saint and Poet Kanaka Dasa, one of the greatest social reformers of Karnataka and who is equally noted for his musical compositions.
Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday December 1, 2017
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.
Winter holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 15, 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.