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India (Sikkim) : 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



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Name Date Kind
Prayer of the Tendong Mountain*Sunday August 8, 2021Secular holiday 
Independence Day*Sunday August 15, 2021National Day 
Pang Lhabsol*Sunday August 22, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Monday August 30, 2021Hinduism 
Teej**Thursday September 9, 2021Hinduism 
Indra Jatra*Monday September 20, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
Banks Inventory DayThursday September 30, 2021Banks only 
Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary*Saturday October 2, 2021Secular holiday 
Lakhshmi Puja*Tuesday October 5, 2021Hinduism 
Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Wednesday October 13, 2021Hinduism 
mid-term holiday (beginning)Wednesday October 13, 2021School holidays 
Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Thursday October 14, 2021Hinduism 
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Friday October 15, 2021Hinduism 
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Sunday October 17, 2021Hinduism 
mid-term holiday (end)Saturday October 23, 2021School holidays 
Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven*Wednesday October 27, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
Deepavali/Dipabali*Thursday November 4, 2021Hinduism 
Deepavali/DipabaliFriday November 5, 2021Hinduism 
Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama*Saturday November 6, 2021Hinduism 

Prayer of the Tendong Mountain -
Sunday August 8, 2021

Secular holiday : Festival of the Lepcha people of north-east India. The festival occurs usually in the month of August. According to Lepcha belief, their ancestors went atop the Tendong Mountain to escape from 40 days and 40 nights of continuous rain. This festival commemorates that happening [Wikipedia]


Independence Day -
Sunday August 15, 2021

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Pang Lhabsol -
Sunday August 22, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) : In this festival dedicated to Mt. Khangchendzonga, the guardian deity of Sikkim and to Yabdu, the supreme commander of Mount Khangchendzonga. It is staged in front of the Tsuklakhang monastery in the former palace compound in Gangtok


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Monday August 30, 2021

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


Teej -
Thursday September 9, 2021

Hinduism : Teej, Hartalika. On this day Goddess Parvati is worshipped. Women, married and unmarried, mainly of Khas ethnicity, assemble at one place, in their finest attire and start dancing and singing devotional songs. Amidst all this, the grand feast takes place. The jollity often goes on till midnight, after which the 24hour fast starts. observed by women only


Indra Jatra -
Monday September 20, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) : The celebrations consist of two events, Indra Jatra and Kumari Jatra. Indra Jatra is marked by masked dances of deities and demons, displays of sacred images and tableaus in honor of the deity Indra, the king of heaven. Kumari Jatra is the chariot procession of the living goddess Kumari.


Banks Inventory Day -
Thursday September 30, 2021

Banks only :


Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary -
Saturday October 2, 2021

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


Lakhshmi Puja -
Tuesday October 5, 2021

Hinduism : The third day of the Tihar Festival of Lights is called Laxmi puja . This is the day when Nepalis worship the goddess of wealth. On this day, early in the morning the cow is worshipped. Tika is put on her head and a garland around her neck, and then she feasts with delicious food. A cow also symbolises wealth and she is the most holy animal for Hindus.


Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Wednesday October 13, 2021

Hinduism : On the tenth day of Dashian, Dashami, the eldest of the family will give tika to all others. Parents will do this for their children and married children will visit their parents for this occasion.


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday October 13, 2021

School holidays :


Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Thursday October 14, 2021

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]


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Friday October 15, 2021

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)


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Sunday October 17, 2021

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) -
Saturday October 23, 2021

School holidays :


Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven -
Wednesday October 27, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) : Celebration of his return to earth from heaven. Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal, and his mother expired after seven days. At the age of 41, he ascended to heaven to preach to his mother. Nuns and monks and king Zug Chen Nyingpo were worried because they did not know where hewas. His disciple, the clairvoyant Sharibu, had a vision of the lord to be in heaven. Another disciple of Lord Buddha, Mao gyel ge bu, who was known to possess miraculous powers, ascended to heaven and requested Buddha to return to earth. He agreed to descend.


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


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Friday November 5, 2021

Hinduism :


Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama -
Saturday November 6, 2021

Hinduism : Called Bhaubeej in India, this is a Bhai Bij legend in Hindu mythology: after slaying Narkasur, Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra who gave him a warm welcome with sweets and flowers. She also affectionately applied tilak on Krishna's forehead. Since then the custom of celebrating Bhaubeej or Bhai Bij started. Carrying forward the Bhaubeej ceremony in traditional style, sisters' perform arti of their brother and apply a red tika on the brother's forehead. This teeka ceremony, on the occasion of Bhai Bij signifies sister's sincerest prayers for the long and happy life of her brother. In return brothers bless their sisters and treat them with Bhaubeej or cash gifts. (Wikipedia)