Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja -
Sunday January 14, 2018
Culture : 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.
Winter holiday (end) -
Monday January 15, 2018
School holidays : Http://jac.nic.inr gazetted by the Ministry of Education official calender gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is mandatory till age 14
Teaching languages: Hindi, English
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required
2018 calendar to be viewed on http://jac.nic.in/DOWNLOADS_2018/AC_18.pdf
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.
Maha Shivaratri -
Wednesday February 14, 2018
Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.