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India (Kerala) : 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

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    Saturday February 18, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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    Wednesday March 22, 2023Hindu, Navratri, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New YearBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Friday March 31, 2023End of school yearSchool holidays
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    Saturday April 1, 2023Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic 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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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday June 10, 2023Beginning of school yearSchool 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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    Saturday July 1, 2023Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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    Wednesday July 19, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday July 29, 2023Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday August 11, 2023Hindu celebrationEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday August 15, 2023Karkidaka vavuHinduism
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    Tuesday August 15, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday August 28, 2023Ayyankali's birthdaySecular holiday
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    Monday August 28, 2023Ayyankalis birthdayEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday August 29, 2023Third OnamHinduism
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    Thursday August 31, 2023Fourth OnamHinduism
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    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.

    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.

    End of school year

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays :

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Saturday April 1, 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.

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    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 :

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Beginning of school year

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    Saturday June 10, 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 :

    Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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    Saturday July 1, 2023
    Banks only :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Wednesday July 19, 2023
    School holidays :

    Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)

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    Saturday July 29, 2023
    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

    Hindu celebration

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    Friday August 11, 2023
    Culture : Thiruvananthapuram Sree Padmanabhaswamy - The seat of acute devotion and compassion

    Karkidaka vavu

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    Tuesday August 15, 2023
    Hinduism : Bali Pratipadā is the fourth day of Deepavali (Diwali), the Hindu festival of lights. It is celebrated in honour of the notional return of the (Daitya)-king Bali to earth. [Wikipedia]

    Independence Day

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    Tuesday August 15, 2023
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule

    Ayyankali's birthday

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    Monday August 28, 2023
    Secular holiday : 28 August 1863 – 1941) was a social reformer who worked for the advancement of those people in the princely state of Travancore, British India, who were treated as untouchables. His efforts influenced many changes that improved the social wellbeing of those people, who are today often referred to as Dalits.

    Ayyankalis birthday

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    Monday August 28, 2023
    Culture : (28 August 1863 – 1941) was a social reformer who worked for the advancement of those people in the princely state of Travancore, British India, who were treated as untouchables. His efforts influenced many changes that improved the social wellbeing of those people, who are today often referred to as Dalits. [Wikipedia]

    Third Onam

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    Tuesday August 29, 2023
    Hinduism : Chodhi: On the third day of Onam celebrations, the pookalam starts growing in its size by adding new layers or designs with at least 4 to 5 different flowers. The day also marks the start of shopping activities. Onam is associated with gifting new clothes, hence from this day onwards people start buying new clothes and jewellery. [Wikipedia]

    Fourth Onam

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    Thursday August 31, 2023
    Hinduism : Vishakam The fourth day of Onam celebrations. Vishakam: considered to be one of the most auspicious days of Onam. In olden days, the markets open their harvest sale on this day, making one of the busiest days in the markets for public. Nowadays, Vishakam marks the start of many Onam-related competitions such as Pookkalam competition. [Wikipedia]