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India (Bihar) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Rupee (INR)
  • Banks are NOT working on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.
    No alcohol served in shops, restaurants during most holidays
    The nature of holidays in India appeals to culture, national values and religion

    Internet domain: .in - Telephone code: +91 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +5:30 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Saturday june 1, 2024Election DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday june 1, 2024Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Saturday june 15, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday june 17, 2024Bakri-IdMuslim, Sufi
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    Monday july 1, 2024Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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    Tuesday july 2, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Wednesday july 17, 2024MuharramMuslim, Sufi
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday august 19, 2024Banks remain openBanks only
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    Monday august 19, 2024Raksha BandhanHinduism
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    Sunday august 25, 2024Arba’in-e HosseiniSecular holiday
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    Tuesday august 27, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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    Monday september 30, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Wednesday october 2, 2024Mahatma Gandhi Birth AnniversarySecular holiday
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    Saturday october 12, 2024Mahanavami/Ayudha PujaHinduism
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    Saturday october 12, 2024Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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    Wednesday october 16, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday november 1, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Sunday november 3, 2024BhaiyyadhoojHinduism
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    Tuesday november 5, 2024Cattle FairEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday november 6, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday november 7, 2024ChhathHinduism
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    Friday november 8, 2024ChhathHinduism
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    Monday november 11, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday november 24, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Election Day

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    Saturday june 1, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Parliamentary election

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    Saturday june 1, 2024
    Special Events :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Saturday june 15, 2024
    School holidays :

    Bakri-Id

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Banks only :

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Tuesday july 2, 2024
    Banks only : Annual Closing of the Royal Bank of India (RBI)

    Muharram

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Muharram is so called because it is unlawful to fight during this month, the word is derived from the word haraam, meaning forbidden . It is held to be the most sacred of all the months, excluding Ramadan. Some Muslims fast during these days.

    Independence Day

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule

    Banks remain open

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    Banks only :

    Raksha Bandhan

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    Hinduism : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her.

    Arba’in-e Hosseini

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    Sunday august 25, 2024
    Secular holiday : The name simply means 40 in Arabic, and celebrates the 40th and last day of the mourning period for Imam Hussein, killed on the flat plain outside Karbala in 680 CE. Since Ashura is the date of his martyrdom, Arbain is always observed 40 days after Ashura. http://www.cbi.ir/about/holidays.asp

    Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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    Tuesday august 27, 2024
    Hinduism : Hindu celebration of the birthday of Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sweets, fruits and milk products are available in abundance. Sri or Shree: A prefix denoting auspiciousness

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Monday september 30, 2024
    Banks only :

    Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary

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    Wednesday october 2, 2024
    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

    Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja

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    Saturday october 12, 2024
    Hinduism : An integral part of the Dasara festival (festival of triumph), a Hindu festival. It is also called Astra Puja . In simple terms, it means “Worship of Implements.

    Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)

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    Saturday october 12, 2024
    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)

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Wednesday october 16, 2024
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    Deepavali/Dipabali

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    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

    Bhaiyyadhooj

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    Sunday november 3, 2024
    Hinduism : Chitragupta ('rich in secrets' or 'hidden picture') is a Hindu god assigned with the task of keeping complete records of actions of human beings on the earth. He is god of justice. Upon their death, Chitragupta has the task of deciding heaven or the hell for the humans, depending on their actions on the earth. Chitragupta Maharaj (Chitragupta is the patron deity of Kayasthas, a Hindu caste of India and Nepal. [Wikipedia]

    Cattle Fair

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    Tuesday november 5, 2024
    Culture : Last 1 month in Sonepur (near Patna)

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday november 6, 2024
    School holidays :

    Chhath

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    Thursday november 7, 2024
    Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti

    Chhath

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    Friday november 8, 2024
    Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Monday november 11, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Sunday november 24, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    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.