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India (Jharkhand) : 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: Sunday
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    Tuesday may 7, 2024Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Wednesday may 15, 2024Banks remain openBanks only
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    Wednesday may 15, 2024Bengali New YearSecular holiday
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    Monday may 20, 2024Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Thursday may 23, 2024Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Saturday may 25, 2024Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Saturday june 1, 2024Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Anniversary of Guru RinpocheBuddhism (Theravada)
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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, 2024Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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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, 2024Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday august 9, 2024World Tribal DaySecular holiday
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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 26, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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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, 2024VishwakarmaEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday september 17, 2024Karma PujaEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday september 23, 2024Maharaja Hari Singh’s birth anniversarySecular holiday
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    Monday september 23, 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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    Friday october 4, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday october 9, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday october 11, 2024Durga Puja (Astami) - MahastamiHinduism
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    Saturday october 12, 2024Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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    Saturday october 12, 2024Mahanavami/Ayudha PujaHinduism
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    Sunday october 13, 2024Nund RishiSecular holiday
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    Monday october 14, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday october 20, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday november 1, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Thursday november 7, 2024ChhathHinduism
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    Friday november 8, 2024ChhathHinduism
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    Friday november 15, 2024Birsa Munda dayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday november 15, 2024Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II PoyaSikhism
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    Parliamentary election

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    Tuesday may 7, 2024
    Special Events :

    Banks remain open

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    Wednesday may 15, 2024
    Banks only :

    Bengali New Year

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    Wednesday may 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : Under the Mughals, agricultural taxes were collected according to the Hijri calendar. However, as the Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar, it does not coincide with the harvest. As a result, farmers were hard-pressed to pay taxes out of season. In order to streamline tax collection, the Mughal Emperor Akbar ordered a reform of the calendar. Accordingly, Fatehullah Shirazi, a renowned scholar and astronomer, formulated the Bangla year on the basis of the lunar Hijri and Bangla solar calendars. The new year subsequently became known as Bôngabdo or Bengali year

    Parliamentary election

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    Monday may 20, 2024
    Special Events :

    Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
    Buddhism (Theravada) :

    Parliamentary election

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    Saturday may 25, 2024
    Special Events :

    Parliamentary election

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    Saturday june 1, 2024
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    Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    Buddhism (Theravada) : Padmasambhava (in Sanskrit meaning lotus-born ) founded the Tibetan or Tantric school of Buddhism in the 8th century. In Bhutan and Tibet he is better known as Guru Rinpoche ( Precious Master ) where followers of the Nyingma school regard him as the second Buddha.

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

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Beginning of school year

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    School holidays :

    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)

    Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The first Islamic year beginning in 610 AD during which the emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra [Wikipedia]

    World Tribal Day

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    Friday august 9, 2024
    Secular holiday : The tribal people living in different areas of Rajasthan organise religious, social and cultural programs.

    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.

    Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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    Monday august 26, 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

    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 :

    Vishwakarma

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    Tuesday september 17, 2024
    Culture : all creating is the Personification of ultimate reality and deity of the creative power .According to the Rigveda. It/He is considered to be the architect, divine engineer of universe from before the advent of time. [Wikipedia]

    Karma Puja

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    Tuesday september 17, 2024
    Culture : The most important festival Jharkhand. Karma Puja is not only celebrated by the tribes of this state but is also an important festival of Bihar, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jhargram (West Bengal) and many other states

    Maharaja Hari Singh’s birth anniversary

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    Monday september 23, 2024
    Secular holiday : from 2022

    Banks remain open

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    Monday september 23, 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

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 4, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday october 9, 2024
    School holidays :

    Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami

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    Friday october 11, 2024
    Hinduism : The main festival in Bengal in tribute to goddess Durga. Bengalis celebrate with new clothes and other gifts which are worn on the evenings when the family goes out to see the pandals (temporary structures set up to venerate Durga).

    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)

    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. [Wikipedia]

    Nund Rishi

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    Sunday october 13, 2024
    Secular holiday : Also known as Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani, Sheikh-Ul-Alam (spiritual guide of the world)[3] and by the title Alamdar-e-Kashmir ( Flag Bearer of Kashmir ), was a Kashmiri Sufi saint, mystic, poet and Islamic preacher. Nund Rishi was among the founders of the Rishi order, a Sufi tradition of the region. in Kashmir and Jharkand

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday october 14, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Sunday october 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    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

    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 :

    Birsa Munda day

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    Friday november 15, 2024
    Culture : An Indian tribal freedom fighter, religious leader, and folk hero who belonged to the Munda tribe. He spearheaded an Indian tribal religious Millenarian movement that arose in the tribal belt of modern-day Bihar and Jharkhand in the late 19th century, during the British Raj, thereby making him an important figure in the history of the Indian independence movement. His achievements are even more remarkable for having been accomplished before the age of 25. His portrait hangs in the Central Hall of the Indian parliament; he is the only tribal leader to have been so honored. [Wikipedia]

    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