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India (Meghalaya) : 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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    Monday june 10, 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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    Saturday july 13, 2024BehdiengkhlamHinduism
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    Tuesday july 16, 2024Banks remain openBanks only
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    Tuesday july 16, 2024U Tirot Sing DayHinduism
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    Wednesday july 17, 2024Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday july 21, 2024Behdeinkhlamcards/flowers
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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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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    Tuesday september 17, 2024Banks remain openBanks only
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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 11, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday october 12, 2024Mahanavami/Ayudha PujaHinduism
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    Sunday october 13, 2024Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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    Monday october 21, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday november 1, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Friday november 8, 2024Wangala FestivalSecular holiday
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    Friday november 15, 2024Banks remain openBanks only
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    Friday november 15, 2024Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II PoyaSikhism
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    Saturday november 23, 2024Seng Kut SnemSecular holiday
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    Thursday december 12, 2024Pa-Togan Nengminza SangmaSecular holiday
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    Friday december 13, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 18, 2024SoSo Tham anniversarySecular holiday
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    Tuesday december 24, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday december 26, 2024Boxing DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday december 26, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    Monday december 30, 2024U Kiang NangbahSecular holiday
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    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday june 10, 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)

    Behdiengkhlam

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    Saturday july 13, 2024
    Hinduism : The most celebrated religious festival among the Pnars. Behdienkhlam (chasing away the Demon of Cholera) is celebrated annually in July after the sowing period, the most important dance festival of the Jaintia tribes. This festival is also an invocation to God, seeking his blessings for a bumper harvest. The women however do not participate in the dancing, as they have an important function of offering sacrificial food to the spirits of the forefathers. [www.north-east-india.com]

    Banks remain open

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    Tuesday july 16, 2024
    Banks only :

    U Tirot Sing Day

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    Tuesday july 16, 2024
    Hinduism : Irot Sing, also known as U Tirot Sing, was one of the chiefs of the Khasi people in the early 18th century. He drew his lineage from the Syiemlieh clan.He was Syiem (chief)of Nongkhlaw, part of the Khasi Hills. His title was Syiem — a constitutional head sharing corporate authority with his Council, generally representatives of leading clans within his territory. Tirot Sing fought against British attempts to take over control of the Khasi Hills [Wikipedia]

    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

    Behdeinkhlam

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    Sunday july 21, 2024
    cards/flowers : Agrarian festival that asks God to chase away plagues and diseases and to bless the people with good health and a bountiful

    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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    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

    Banks remain open

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    Tuesday september 17, 2024
    Banks only :

    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

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 11, 2024
    School holidays :

    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.

    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)

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday october 21, 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

    Wangala Festival

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    Friday november 8, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Banks remain open

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    Friday november 15, 2024
    Banks only :

    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

    Seng Kut Snem

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    Saturday november 23, 2024
    Secular holiday : Seng Kut Snem is a festival of Khasi Community which is largely celebrated to preserve and exhibit their culture and traditions. The festival not only is a preservative for the culture of Khasi community it also acts as a reminder to all cultures across India to retain their cultural and religious significance.

    Pa-Togan Nengminza Sangma

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    Thursday december 12, 2024
    Secular holiday : Togan Sangma was a young man was in command of Garo warriors who fought the British. He fell fighting with unmatched heroism and courage in December 1872

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 13, 2024
    School holidays :

    SoSo Tham anniversary

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    Wednesday december 18, 2024
    Secular holiday : Soso Tham (1873-1940) is the uncrowned, though acknowledged poet laureate of the Khasis.

    Banks are closed

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    Tuesday december 24, 2024
    Banks only :

    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.

    Boxing Day

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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Banks are closed

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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Banks only :

    U Kiang Nangbah

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    Monday december 30, 2024
    Secular holiday : U Kiang Nangbah fought against the British imperialism in 1861-62 and was sentenced to death by hanging at Yawmusiang on 30.12.1862.