Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Monday March 29, 2021
Banks Inventory Day -
Thursday April 1, 2021
Banks only :
Good Friday -
Friday April 2, 2021
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.
Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year -
Tuesday April 13, 2021
Secular holiday :
Tamil and Sinhala New Year -
Wednesday April 14, 2021
Buddhism (Theravada) : Sri Lankans and Tamilnadu people celebrate their national new year's day (Puththandu in Tamil and Aluth Avurudhu in Sinhala). The specific time of the New Year is set by astrologers on the 13th or 14th. The sun moving from the house of Pisces to the house of Aries signals the dawn of the new year.
Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv Sankrati -
Wednesday April 14, 2021
Secular holiday : This lawyer and politician drafted the constitution of India.
Mahavir Jayanti -
Sunday April 25, 2021
Jainism : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.
Labor Day/May Day -
Saturday May 1, 2021
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 .
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday May 14, 2021
Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed. In India, except in Arunachal Pradesh.
Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Wednesday May 26, 2021
cards/flowers : Commemorates to Buddhists the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Gautama Buddha.
Summer holiday (end) -
Monday June 14, 2021
School holidays :