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India (Gujarat) : 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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    Thursday june 13, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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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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    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, 2024Ashura - Moharram/Dr.Babu Jagjivan Ram (may last 2 days)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Farsi New YearZoroastrian
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Sunday august 18, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday august 19, 2024Raksha BandhanHinduism
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    Tuesday august 27, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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    Wednesday august 28, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday september 7, 2024Ganesh ChaturthiHinduism
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    Tuesday september 17, 2024Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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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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    Friday october 4, 2024Navrati (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday october 13, 2024Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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    Monday october 14, 2024Navrati (end)School holidays
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    Friday october 25, 2024Diwali holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday october 31, 2024Sardar Patel dayHinduism
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    Friday november 1, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Saturday november 2, 2024Vikram Samvat New YearHinduism
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    Sunday november 3, 2024Bhai Teeka/Panchak YamaHinduism
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    Monday november 4, 2024Diwali holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday november 7, 2024ChhathHinduism
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    Thursday november 7, 2024Banks remain openBanks only
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    Friday november 15, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Friday november 15, 2024Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II PoyaSikhism
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Summer holiday (end)

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    Thursday june 13, 2024
    School holidays :

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

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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)

    Ashura - Moharram/Dr.Babu Jagjivan Ram (may last 2 days)

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Farsi New Year

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Zoroastrian :

    Independence Day

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

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Sunday august 18, 2024
    School holidays :

    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.

    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

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Wednesday august 28, 2024
    School holidays :

    Ganesh Chaturthi

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    Saturday september 7, 2024
    Hinduism : During ten days, Hindus must prepare the celebration at home: their house must be cleaned up and purified, in particular at the place where the Ganesh statue wil be put. Those who participate in the procession, end and highlight of this celebration, also prepare their costume. Various religious ceremonies are celebrated. On the tenth day, the celebration culminates. Streets of main cities, especially Mumbaï (Bombay) are the field of extraordinary popular demonstrations. In this day, giant elephant idols are preceded by dancers and musicians.

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

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    Tuesday september 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    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

    Navrati (beginning)

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    Friday october 4, 2024
    School holidays :

    Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)

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    Sunday october 13, 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)

    Navrati (end)

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    Monday october 14, 2024
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    Diwali holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 25, 2024
    School holidays :

    Sardar Patel day

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    Thursday october 31, 2024
    Hinduism : (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister and statesman, a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and one of the founding member of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country's struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation. [Wikipedia]

    Deepavali/Dipabali

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Hinduism : 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

    Vikram Samvat New Year

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    Saturday november 2, 2024
    Hinduism : Historical and official Hindu calendar of Nepal, Eastern anf Western India. It uses lunar months and solar sidereal year.

    Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama

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    Sunday november 3, 2024
    Hinduism : Called Bhaubeej in India, this is a Bhai Bij legend in Hindu mythology: after slaying Narkasur, Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra who gave him a warm welcome with sweets and flowers. She also affectionately applied tilak on Krishna's forehead. Since then the custom of celebrating Bhaubeej or Bhai Bij started. Carrying forward the Bhaubeej ceremony in traditional style, sisters' perform arti of their brother and apply a red tika on the brother's forehead. This teeka ceremony, on the occasion of Bhai Bij signifies sister's sincerest prayers for the long and happy life of her brother. In return brothers bless their sisters and treat them with Bhaubeej or cash gifts. (Wikipedia)

    Diwali holiday (end)

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    Monday november 4, 2024
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    Chhath

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

    Banks remain open

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    Thursday november 7, 2024
    Banks only :

    Deepavali/Dipabali

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    Friday november 15, 2024
    Hinduism : 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

    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

    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.