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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

  • 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: Saturday & Sunday
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    Monday june 17, 2024Summer holiday (end)School 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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    Tuesday july 9, 2024DrukpaTshe-ziBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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    Saturday july 13, 2024Bhanu's anniversarySecular holiday
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    Wednesday august 7, 2024TeejHinduism
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    Thursday august 8, 2024Prayer of the Tendong MountainSecular holiday
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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 20, 2024Bhasa Manyata DiwasBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Monday august 26, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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    Tuesday september 17, 2024Indra JatraBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Wednesday september 18, 2024Pang LhabsolEvents, celebrations...
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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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    Saturday october 5, 2024Lakhshmi PujaHinduism
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    Thursday october 10, 2024Holiday:Hinduism
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    Friday october 11, 2024Durga Puja (Astami) - MahastamiHinduism
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    Friday october 11, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday october 12, 2024Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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    Sunday october 13, 2024Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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    Monday october 14, 2024Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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    Tuesday october 15, 2024Durga Puja (Dashami)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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    Saturday november 2, 2024Govardhan PujaHinduism
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    Sunday november 3, 2024Bhai Teeka/Panchak YamaHinduism
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    Friday november 22, 2024Buddha's Coming Down from HeavenBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Friday december 6, 2024Kagyed DanceEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday december 13, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday december 14, 2024Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan TongnamEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday december 15, 2024Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan TongnamEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday december 27, 2024Banks remain openBanks only
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    Friday december 27, 2024BarahimizongBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Monday december 30, 2024Sonam LocharBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday june 17, 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)

    DrukpaTshe-zi

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    Tuesday july 9, 2024
    Buddhism (Vajrayana) : It marks the day on which Lord Buddha gave his first sermon on the Four Noble Truths to his first five disciples in the Deer Park at Sarnath, more than 2500 years ago

    Bhanu's anniversary

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    Saturday july 13, 2024
    Secular holiday : Anniversary of Nepali Litterateur Bhanu Acharya

    Teej

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    Wednesday august 7, 2024
    Hinduism : 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 24-hour fast starts.

    Prayer of the Tendong Mountain

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    Thursday august 8, 2024
    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

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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.

    Bhasa Manyata Diwas

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    Tuesday august 20, 2024
    Buddhism (Theravada) :

    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

    Indra Jatra

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    Tuesday september 17, 2024
    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.

    Pang Lhabsol

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    Wednesday september 18, 2024
    Culture : 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

    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

    Lakhshmi Puja

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    Saturday october 5, 2024
    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.

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    Thursday october 10, 2024
    Hinduism : Seventh day of the Dashain festival. Fulpati, which means sacred flowers and leaves , is collected for three days from the jungle. The jamara (a six inch tall yellow grass) and kalash (holy vessel) to be used by the Royal Family are brought from the a

    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).

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 11, 2024
    School holidays :

    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)

    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)

    Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)

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    Monday october 14, 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)

    Durga Puja (Dashami)

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    Tuesday october 15, 2024
    Hinduism :

    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

    Govardhan Puja

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    Saturday november 2, 2024
    Hinduism : The day Krishna defeated Indra

    Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama

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    Sunday november 3, 2024
    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)

    Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven

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    Friday november 22, 2024
    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.

    Kagyed Dance

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    Friday december 6, 2024
    Culture :

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 13, 2024
    School holidays :

    Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam

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    Saturday december 14, 2024
    Culture :

    Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam

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    Sunday december 15, 2024
    Culture : Observed by the Limboo Community in Sikkim, Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam, marks the birth anniversary of the famous 18th century scholar Teyongsi Sirijunga, who is greatly remembered for his legendary role as a revivalist of the Limboo’s age old traditional legacy in the state. The festival is one of the most significant for these native tribes, who celebrate it every year with great zeal and passion.

    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.

    Banks remain open

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    Friday december 27, 2024
    Banks only :

    Barahimizong

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    Friday december 27, 2024
    Buddhism (Theravada) :

    Sonam Lochar

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    Monday december 30, 2024
    Buddhism (Theravada) : Tamang New Year - This community has a tradition of associating years with the symbols of 12 different animals (starting with Rat and ending with Boar).