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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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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Saturday January 14, 2023Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu PujaHinduism
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    Thursday January 26, 2023Republic DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday February 18, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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    Tuesday March 7, 2023Holi / HolikaHinduism
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    Wednesday March 22, 2023Hindu, Navratri, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New YearBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Thursday March 30, 2023Banks remain openBanks only
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    Thursday March 30, 2023RamanavaniHinduism
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    Saturday April 1, 2023Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Tuesday April 4, 2023Mahavir JayantiJainism
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    Tuesday April 4, 2023Banks remain openBanks only
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 14, 2023Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv SankratiSecular holiday
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Saturday April 22, 2023Parshuram JayantiHinduism
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    Sunday April 30, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday June 5, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    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.

    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Http://gujarat-education.gov.in
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    International schools may follow a different calendar
    Schooling is mandatory till age 14
    Teaching languages: Gujarati, English
    Number of instructional days: 241
    schools close on Saturday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till July 2023

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    Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja

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    Saturday January 14, 2023
    Hinduism : Celebration of the harvest, which is observed for three days: Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal and Mattu Pongal. A colourful and traditional festival with many a ceremony devoted to various deities and cattle races.

    Republic Day

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    Thursday January 26, 2023
    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.

    Maha Shivaratri

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    Saturday February 18, 2023
    Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.

    Holi / Holika

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    Tuesday March 7, 2023
    Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

    Hindu, Navratri, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year

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    Wednesday March 22, 2023
    Buddhism (Theravada) : The Hindu New Year, also known as Ugadi, is on the day following the new moon on or after the spring equinox.

    Banks remain open

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    Thursday March 30, 2023
    Banks only :

    Ramanavani

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    Thursday March 30, 2023
    Hinduism : Festivities take place in the Rama temples. recitation of the Ramayana (Perayana), which can last up to 9 days. Classical music and sacred chants.

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    Banks only :

    Mahavir Jayanti

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    Tuesday April 4, 2023
    Jainism : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.

    Banks remain open

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    Tuesday April 4, 2023
    Banks only :

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv Sankrati

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    Friday April 14, 2023
    Secular holiday : This lawyer and politician drafted the constitution of India.

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Parshuram Jayanti

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Hinduism : Birth anniversary of sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Sunday April 30, 2023
    School holidays :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday June 5, 2023
    School holidays :

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

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :