|winter holiday (end)**||Sunday January 3, 2021||School holidays
|Republic Day*||Tuesday January 26, 2021||Secular holiday
|Maha Shivaratri*||Monday March 1, 2021||Hinduism
|Holi / Holika*||Friday March 19, 2021||Hinduism
|winter holiday (beginning)||Friday December 24, 2021||School holidays
|Christmas Day*||Saturday December 25, 2021||Catholic or protestant
Winter holiday (end) -
Monday January 3, 2022
School holidays :
Schooling is mandatory till age 14
Teaching languages: Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required
2020-2021 calendar unconfirmed due to Covid epidemics
Republic Day -
Wednesday January 26, 2022
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.
Maha Shivaratri -
Tuesday March 1, 2022
Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.
Holi / Holika -
Saturday March 19, 2022
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.
Winter holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 24, 2021
School holidays :
Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021
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.