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
Winter holiday (end) -
Monday January 8, 2018
School holidays : Http://schooleducation.tripura.gov.in
official calendar gazetted by the Education Department
Schooling is mandatory till age 14
Teaching languages: Bengali, Kokborok, English
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required
2017 calendar not yet available
Vasant Panchami - Basanta Panchami -
Monday January 22, 2018
Buddhism (Mahayana) : Vasant means, the spring season . This is the great spring festival, falling on the fifth day of the month of Magh, the first day of spring.
On this day everyone wears a yellow cloth. It represents the ripening of the spring crops. Even the food is coloured yellow by using saffron. Spiritually, the yellow colour is a sign of prosperity; it is the colour of love.
On this day we offer special worship to the sun god, to Mother Ganga (the deity of the sacred river Ganges), and Mother Earth. They provide us the means of acquiring food and all that we need to keep alive. We express our gratitude to them by worshipping them. Hindus are ever mindful of the debt they owe to all nature. Worship of nature is extremely important to them. date confirmed for 2018
Netaji's Birthday - Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti - Veer Surendra Sai Jayanti -
Tuesday January 23, 2018
Secular holiday : Subhas Chandra Bose (23 January 1897 – 18 August 1945) was an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, but whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a troubled legacy. The honorific Netaji (Hindustani: Respected Leader ), first applied in early 1942 to Bose in Germany by the Indian soldiers of the Indische Legion and by the German and Indian officials in the Special Bureau for India in Berlin, was later used throughout India. [Wikipedia]
Date confirmed for 2018
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.
World Disabled Day -
Monday December 3, 2018
Secular holiday : To promote the awareness about the people with disabilities as well as to encourage them by implementing a lot of assistance in their real life to enhance their way of life and remove the social stigma towards
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.