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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

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Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Monday August 8, 2022Prayer of the Tendong MountainSecular holiday
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Monday August 15, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Friday August 19, 2022Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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Monday August 29, 2022TeejHinduism
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Friday September 9, 2022Indra JatraBuddhism (Theravada)
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Saturday September 10, 2022Pang LhabsolEvents, celebrations...
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Friday September 30, 2022Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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Thursday October 13, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday October 25, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Thursday October 27, 2022Bhai Teeka/Panchak YamaHinduism
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Tuesday November 15, 2022Buddha's Coming Down from HeavenBuddhism (Theravada)
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Thursday December 8, 2022Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan TongnamEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday December 10, 2022Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan TongnamEvents, celebrations...
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Friday December 23, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday December 27, 2022BarahimizongBanks only
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Friday December 30, 2022Tamu LhosarSecular holiday
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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Monday January 9, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday January 14, 2023Public holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday January 15, 2023Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu PujaHinduism
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Sunday January 22, 2023Day of OfferingsSecular holiday
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Thursday January 26, 2023Republic DaySecular holiday
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Monday February 27, 2023Chinese New Year/Tet/LosarBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Prayer of the Tendong Mountain

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Monday August 8, 2022
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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Monday August 15, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule

Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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Friday August 19, 2022
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

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Monday August 29, 2022
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

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Friday September 9, 2022
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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Saturday September 10, 2022
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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Friday September 30, 2022
Banks only :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Thursday October 13, 2022
School holidays :

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Tuesday October 25, 2022
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

Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama

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Thursday October 27, 2022
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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Tuesday November 15, 2022
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.

Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam

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Thursday December 8, 2022
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.

Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam

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Saturday December 10, 2022
Culture :

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 23, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
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.

Barahimizong

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Tuesday December 27, 2022
Banks only :

Tamu Lhosar

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Friday December 30, 2022
Secular holiday : Marks the beginning of the Tamu Sambat or Gurung Calendar Year

New Year's Day

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Sunday January 1, 2023
Secular holiday :

School holidays

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Sunday January 1, 2023
School holidays : Http://sikkimhrdd.org

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Dates confirmed till Feb 2023

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Winter holiday (end)

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Monday January 9, 2023
School holidays :

Public holiday

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Saturday January 14, 2023
Secular holiday :

Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja

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Sunday January 15, 2023
Hinduism : The symbol is the movement from one place to another which leads to meeting someone or something. The sun leaves its present constellation to get into Sakranti .

Day of Offerings

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Sunday January 22, 2023
Secular holiday : Women sing and dance, men play archery, picnics are organized more popular in Eastern Bhutan

Republic Day

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Thursday January 26, 2023
Secular holiday : It was the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress at midnight of December 31, 1929 - January 1, 1930, that the Tri-Colour Flag was unfurled by the nationalists and a pledge taken that every year on January 26, the Independence Day would be celebrated and that the people would unceasingly strive for the establishment of a Sovereign Democratic Republic of India. The professed pledge was successfully redeemed on January 26, 1950, when the Constitution of India framed by the Constituent Assembly of India came into force, although the Independence from the British rule was achieved on August 15, 1947. It is because of this that August 15 is celebrated as Independence Day, while January 26 as Republic Day.

Chinese New Year/Tet/Losar

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Monday February 27, 2023
Buddhism (Vajrayana) :