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India (Himachal Pradesh) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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India (Himachal Pradesh) : 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



Banks are NOT working on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.
Internet domain: .in - Telephone code: +91 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +5:30 (DST: no)
The 2021 calendar is now confirmed in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Ladakh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Orissa, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal
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Name Date Kind
optional holidaySaturday January 1, 2022Secular holiday 
School holidays**Saturday January 1, 2022School holidays 
winter holiday (end)Thursday January 6, 2022School holidays 
Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji*Sunday January 9, 2022Culture 
Lohri*Thursday January 13, 2022Culture 
optional holiday*Friday January 14, 2022Hinduism 
Statehood Day*Tuesday January 25, 2022Zoroastrian 
Republic Day*Wednesday January 26, 2022Secular holiday 
Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya*Wednesday October 20, 2021Culture 
Maharishi Valmiki anniversary*Wednesday October 20, 2021Hinduism 
Karva Chauth**Sunday October 24, 2021Culture 
mid-term holiday (beginning)Monday November 1, 2021School holidays 
Deepavali/Dipabali*Thursday November 4, 2021Hinduism 
mid-term holiday (end)Monday November 8, 2021School holidays 
Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II PoyaFriday November 19, 2021Sikhism 
winter holiday (beginning)Friday December 24, 2021School holidays 
Christmas Day*Saturday December 25, 2021Catholic or protestant 

Optional holiday -
Saturday January 1, 2022

Secular holiday :


School holidays -
Saturday January 1, 2022

School holidays : Https://himachal.nic.in/
official calendar in most districts (Except Kullu, Lahaul and Spiti Districts)
Schooling is mandatory till age 14
Teaching languages: Hindi, English
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till Jan 2022

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Winter holiday (end) -
Thursday January 6, 2022

School holidays :


Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji -
Sunday January 9, 2022

Culture : Guru Gobind Singh (22 December 1666 – 7 October 1708) was the tenth Guru of Sikhism. He was born in Patna, Bihar in India and became a Guru on 11 November 1675, at the age of nine years, succeeding his father Guru Tegh Bahadur. He was the leader of the Sikh faith, a warrior, a poet, and a philosopher. In the Sikh society, Guru Gobind Singh is considered a perfect example of manhood; highly educated, skilled in horsemanship, armed combat, chivalrous, and generous in character.


Lohri -
Thursday January 13, 2022

Culture : Lohri is the Punjabis' and Dogras' cultural celebration on the eve of winter solstice.


Optional holiday -
Friday January 14, 2022

Hinduism : Magh Sankrati


Statehood Day -
Tuesday January 25, 2022

Zoroastrian : On 18 December 1970 the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament and the new state came into being on 25 January 1971. Thus Himachal emerged as the eighteenth state of the Indian Union. [Wikipedia]


Republic Day -
Wednesday January 26, 2022

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.


Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary -
Sunday October 2, 2022

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


Maharishi Balmiki's Birthday / Vap Poya -
Wednesday October 20, 2021

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 -
Wednesday October 20, 2021

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


Karva Chauth -
Sunday October 24, 2021

Culture : A festival that provides an opportunity for all married women to get close to their in-laws. All married women observes fast that ensures the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands. a holiday for women only


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Monday November 1, 2021

School holidays :


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Thursday November 4, 2021

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) -
Monday November 8, 2021

School holidays :


Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II Poya -
Friday November 19, 2021

Sikhism :


Winter holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 24, 2021

School holidays :


Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021

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.