Maha Shivaratri -
Tuesday February 13, 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.
Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year -
Sunday March 18, 2018
Buddhism (Theravada) : May last three days, and marks the beginning of Ramayana's week The Hindu New Year, also known as Ugadi, is on the day following the new moon on or after the spring equinox. Year 2003 is the year 2060 in this Hindu calendar.
Mahavir Jayanti -
Thursday March 29, 2018
Jainism : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.
End of school year -
Saturday March 31, 2018
School holidays :
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
Basava Jayanthi -
Wednesday April 18, 2018
Hinduism : Guru Basavanna (also known as Guru Basavanna or Basaveshwara (1134–1196)) was a philosopher and a social reformer. He fought against the caste system and rituals in Hinduism. He is also called Vishwa Guru and Bhakti-Bhandari. His teachings and preachings go beyond all boundaries and are universal and eternal. He was a great humanitarian. Guru Basavanna advocated a new way of life wherein the divine experience was the center of life giving equal opportunity to all aspirants regardless of the gender, caste, and social status. The cornerstone behind his movement was the firm belief in a universal concept of God. Guru Basavanna has a proponent of monotheistic concept of formless God.  Wikipedia
Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .
Public holiday -
Saturday May 12, 2018
Secular holiday : Election day
Shri Shankaracharya -
Wednesday May 15, 2019
Culture : Shri Shankaracharya jayanti
Beginning of school year -
Monday June 4, 2018
School holidays :
Friday June 8, 2018
Muslim, Sufi : The Muslims observe Jumatul Wida, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, with traditional religious fervour and solemnity at the Grand Mosque of Andarkilla in Chittagong. Millions of fasting people offer Friday prayers at mosques and prayer grounds. Jumatul Wida has a special significance since it is a prelude to the departure of holy month of Ramadan and considered the harbinger of the end of the showering of divine blessings that characterize the holy month. Holy Prophet (pbuh) also stressed the sanctity of this day.
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.
Banks Inventory Day -
Monday July 2, 2018
Banks only : Annual Closing of the Royal Bank of India (RBI)
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 : The second main celebration of Islam. It cele ates A aham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.