Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Wednesday September 9, 2020
Summer holiday (end) -
Thursday September 24, 2020
School holidays :
Srimanta Sankardev day -
Saturday September 26, 2020
Hinduism : 15th–16th century Assamese polymath: a saint-scholar, poet, playwright, social-religious reformer and a figure of importance in the cultural and religious history of Assam
Banks Inventory Day -
Wednesday September 30, 2020
Banks only :
Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary -
Friday October 2, 2020
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
Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Friday October 23, 2020
Hinduism : Seventh day of the Dashain festival. Fulpati, which means sacred flowers and leaves , is collected for three days from the jungle. The jamara (a six inch tall yellow grass) and kalash (holy vessel) to be used by the Royal Family are brought from the ancestral palace (the original royal palace used during Prithivi Narayan Shah's reign) in Gurkha in a three-day parade complete with military regiment and priests.
Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Saturday October 24, 2020
Hinduism : Eighth day of Dashain. This is the day for animal sacrifices in homes all over the country. Some orthodox Hindus fast on this day and others who don't favor animal sacrifice offer vegetables like bottle gourds and radishes, coconuts, or eggs.
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)
Saturday November 14, 2020
Hinduism : The 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
Friday November 20, 2020
Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.
Regional holiday -
Friday November 20, 2020
Hinduism : Namami Barak festival in Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj
Lachit Divas -
Tuesday November 24, 2020
Hinduism : Lachit Borphukan, a commander in the Ahom kingdom, fought the 1671 Battle of Saraighat that contained an attack by Mughal forces.
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
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.
Winter holiday (beginning) -
Saturday December 26, 2020
School holidays :