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India (Chandigarh) : 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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    Monday june 10, 2024Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev JiSecular holiday
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    Saturday june 15, 2024Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev JiSecular holiday
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday june 18, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Events, celebrations...
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    Monday july 1, 2024Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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    Monday july 1, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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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, 2024Raksha BandhanHinduism
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    Monday august 19, 2024Optional holidayHinduism
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    Tuesday august 27, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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    Monday september 16, 2024Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday september 17, 2024Banks remain openBanks only
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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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    Thursday october 3, 2024Banks remain openBanks only
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    Thursday october 3, 2024Maharaja Agrasen daySecular holiday
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    Tuesday october 8, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday october 12, 2024Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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    Monday october 14, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday october 14, 2024Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap PoyaEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday october 17, 2024Maharishi Valmiki anniversaryHinduism
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    Thursday october 17, 2024Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap PoyaEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday october 27, 2024Diwali holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday october 31, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Monday november 4, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday november 15, 2024Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II PoyaSikhism
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    Friday december 6, 2024Banks remain openBanks only
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    Friday december 6, 2024Guru Tegh Bahadur daySikhism
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday december 26, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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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 :

    Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji

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    Monday june 10, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji

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    Saturday june 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : Guru Arjun (1563 - 1606) laid the foundation of the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in the middle of the tank of Amritsar. All of the Sikhs desired that it should be the tallest building in the new town. Guru Arjan Dev however felt otherwise. He reminded his followers that humility should be a great virtue. The temple was therefore built on as low an elevation as possible. sikhs.org

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Tuesday june 18, 2024
    Culture :

    Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Banks only :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    School holidays :

    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

    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.

    Optional holiday

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    Hinduism : Raksha Bandhan

    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

    Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday september 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Birthday of the Prophet, Mohammed. For nine days there are Parties with fairs, feasting, and parades. Stories are told about how the mountains danced when Mohammed was born, and sang, There is no god but Allah. The trees answered, And Mohammed is his Prophet.

    Banks remain open

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    Tuesday september 17, 2024
    Banks only :

    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

    Banks remain open

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    Thursday october 3, 2024
    Banks only :

    Maharaja Agrasen day

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    Thursday october 3, 2024
    Secular holiday : A legendary Indian king of Agroha credited with the establishment of a kingdom of traders in North India named Agroha, and is known for his compassion in refusing to slaughter animals. [Wikipedia]

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday october 8, 2024
    School holidays :

    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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    Monday october 14, 2024
    School holidays :

    Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya

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    Monday october 14, 2024
    Culture : (ca. 400 BC) is celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself. He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. (Wikipedia)

    Maharishi Valmiki anniversary

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    Thursday october 17, 2024
    Hinduism : Celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself.[2] He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. The Yoga Vasistha is attributed to him. A religious movement called Valmikism is based on Valmiki's teachings as presented in the Ramayana and the Yoga Vasistha. [Wikipedia]

    Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya

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    Thursday october 17, 2024
    Culture : (ca. 400 BC) is celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself. He is revered as the Adi Kavi, which means First Poet, for he discovered the first śloka i.e. first verse, which set the base and defined the form to Sanskrit poetry. (Wikipedia)

    Diwali holiday (beginning)

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    Sunday october 27, 2024
    School holidays :

    Deepavali/Dipabali

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    Thursday october 31, 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

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday november 4, 2024
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    Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II Poya

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    Friday november 15, 2024
    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

    Banks remain open

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    Friday december 6, 2024
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    Guru Tegh Bahadur day

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    Friday december 6, 2024
    Sikhism : (1 April 1621 – 24 November 1675), revered as the ninth Nanak, was the ninth of ten Gurus of the Sikh religion. Tegh Bahadur continued in the spirit of the first guru, Nanak; his 115 poetic hymns are in the text Guru Granth Sahib. Tegh Bahadur resisted the forced conversions of Kashmiri Pandits and non-Muslims to Islam, and was publicly beheaded in 1675 on the orders of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi for refusing to convert to Islam. Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in Delhi mark the places of execution and cremation of the Guru's body. The martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur is remembered as the Shaheedi Divas of Guru Tegh Bahadur every year on 24 November, according to the Nanakshahi calendar released by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in 2003.

    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.

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    School holidays :