Indian Festival & Holiday 2017 - New Year, Jayanti, National & Regional Festival

Indian Festival & Holiday 2016 - New Year, Jayanti, National & Regional Festival :

National Holidays

DateEnglish nameCommemorates
26-JanuaryRepublic DayAdoption of the Constitution of India (1950)
15-AugustIndependence DayIndependence from British Empire (1947)
2-OctoberGandhi JayanthiMahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary

Hindu Holidays

HolidayObserved in
Bhogi/LohriAndhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra (as Bhogi), Punjab (as Lohri)
Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Maghi/Magh BihuAndaman & Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam (as Magh Bihu), Gujarat (as Uttarayan), Karnataka, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, West Bengal (as Makar Sankranti), Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu (as Pongal), Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh (as Maghi), Rajasthan (as Makar Sankranti).
Thiruvalluvar DayPondicherry, Tamil Nadu
VishuKerala, Tamil Nadu
Uzhavar Thirunal (Farmers' Day)Tamil Nadu
Vasant Panchami (Aka, Saraswati Puja)Orissa, Tripura, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra
Ratha SaptamiMaharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka
Maha ShivaratriAndhra Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
Holi (Aka, Dol)all states and territories except Kerala, Nagaland, Mizoram, Goa, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Gudi Padwa/Ugadi/PuthanduMaharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Ram NavamiMaharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
Hanuman JayantiMaharashtra, Orissa, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh (as Bada Mangal),Andhra pradesh and Telangana.
Akshaya Tritiya/Maharishi Parashurama JayantiMaharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh
Rath JatraOrissa,Gujarat
Nag Panchami or Guga-Navamiall states and territories except Goa
Raksha Bandhan (Aka, Rákhi Púrńimá)Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana, Orissa, Punjab, Maharashtra, Telangana.
Krishna JanmashtamiAndhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, West Bengal
Ganesh ChaturthiAndhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Orissa, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Rajasthan
OnamKerala, Pondicherry
Raja ParbaOrissa
MahalayaKarnataka, West Bengal, Assam, Orissa
Dussehra (Aka, Durgá Pujá)all states holiday for 2 days in Andhra Pradesh, mainly in Telangana (after Bathukamma), Bihar, Kerala, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh holiday for 3 days in Orissa, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, and Tripura holiday for 6 days in West Bengal 11th day Bhashani Utchhav in Orissa
Kumara Purnima (aka Kojaagari Pornima)Maharashtra (as Kojaagari Pornima),Madhya Pradesh, Odisha,Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal.
Diwali (Aka, Káli Puja, Deepavali and Diipávali)all states and territories observed for 2 days in Assam, West Bengal, Karnataka, Orissa, observed for 5 days in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh observed for 6 days in Maharashtra
Vasu Baras (aka Govatsa Dwadashi)Maharashtra
Dhan Teras (aka Dhan Trayodashi)Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh
Naraka Chaturdashiall states
Lakshmi PujaMaharashtra, Orissa, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, West Bengal and Tripura
Goverdhan Poojaall states
Bhai Duj (Aka, Bhau-beej, Yama Dwitiya, Bhai Phota)Maharashtra, Goa, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh,Bihar.
Devotthan EkadashiUttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and some parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh
Hartalika TeejMaharashtra, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
Jagaddhatri PujaWest Bengal
Visvakarma PujaOrissa, West Bengal,bihar.
NuakhaiOrissa
ChhathBihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh
BathukammaTelangana
BonaluTelangana

Islamic holidays

HolidayObserved in
Day of Ashura 10th Muharram. Death of Imam Hussain ibn AliAll States & Territories.
Eid Milad-un-Nabi Prophet Mohammad's BirthdayAll States & Territories.
Birthday of Ali ibn Abi Talib Terah Rajab Hazrat AliUttar Pradesh and Bihar
Shab-e-Barat Mid-Sha'banJammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Jumat-ul-Wida Alvida Last Friday in RamadanJammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh
Eid ul-Fitr Eid/Ramazan Id End of Ramadanall states and territories
Eid e Ghadeer Eid/Eid e Ghadeer 18th of Dhu al-HijjahTelangana[4]
Eid al-Adha Bakr-Id Feast of the Sacrificeall states and territories

Christian holidays

DateHolidayObserved in
24 March (2016)Maundy ThursdayKerala
25 March (2016)Good FridayAll states and territories except Chhattisgarh
27 March (2016)Easter SundayAll states and territories except Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tripura
3 JulyFeast of St. Thomas the ApostleKerala
8 SeptemberFeast of the Blessed VirginTamil Nadu, Goa, Kerala, Karnataka
3 DecemberFeast of St. Francis XavierGoa
25 DecemberChristmas DayAll states and territories
26 DecemberBoxing DayTelangana

Sikh holidays

Holiday
Guru Gobind Singh Ji Gurpurab
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji
Vaisakhi
Guru Nanak Gurpurab

Buddhist holidays

Holiday
Mahavir Jayanti
Paryushan

Secular holidays

DateHolidayObserved in
1 JanuaryNew Year's DayMost of India
23 JanuaryNetaji Subhas Chandra Bose's JayantiOrissa, Tripura, West Bengal
19 FebruaryChatrapati Shivaji's JayantiMaharashtra
15 MarchKanshi Ram's JayantiUttar Pradesh
22 MarchBihar DayBihar
30 MarchRajasthan DayRajasthan
1 AprilUtkala Dibasa (Odisha day)Orissa
14 AprilDr. B. R. Ambedkar's JayantiAndhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
2nd Day of Chaitra, March–AprilCheti Chand (Sindhi New Year)Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
15 AprilBihu (Assamese New Year)Assam
15 AprilMaha Vishuva Sankranti / Pana Sankranti (Oriya New Year)Orissa
14/15 AprilPohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year)Tripura, West Bengal
1st Day of Chithirai, March–AprilVishu / Varusha Pirappu orPuthandu (Malayali & Tamil New Year)Kerala, Tamil Nadu
1 MayLabour Day (not a Gazetted holiday)[7][8]Telangana, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Manipur, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal, Orissa, Rajasthan,
1 MayMaharashtra DayMaharashtra
1 MayGujarat DayGujarat
9 MayRabindra JayantiWest Bengal
16 MayAnnexation DaySikkim
15 JuneMaharana Pratap JayantiRajasthan
Purnima of Ashvin MonthValmiki JayantiKarnataka
26 OctoberAccession DayJammu and Kashmir
31 OctoberSardar Patel JayantiGujarat
1 NovemberKarnataka RajyotsavaKarnataka
1 NovemberAndhra Pradesh Foundation DayAndhra Pradesh
1 NovemberHaryana Foundation DayHaryana
1 NovemberMadhya Pradesh Foundation DayMadhya Pradesh
1 NovemberKerala Foundation DayKerala
1 NovemberChhattisgarh Foundation DayChhattisgarh
3rd Day Of Kartika (month) Krishna Paksha (November)Kanaka JayantiKarnataka
7 DecemberArmed Forces Flag DayIndian military

Indian New Year's days

Day / Month (Sanskrit)Typical Date (Gregorian)Indian FestivalRegions
Jan 1New YearChristians
Islamic New YearMuslims
First Day ofChaitraApril 8 2016Chaitra NavratrisMadhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh,Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand
1st Day of ChaitraApril 8 2016UgadiKarnataka, Andhra pradesh, Telangana
1st Day of ChaitraApril 8 2016Gudhi PadwaMaharashtra, Goa, Konkan
1st Day of ChaitraApril 8 2016Sajibu nongma panbaManipur
1st Day of ChaitraApril 8 2016NavrehKashmir
1st Day of ChaitraApril 8 2016ThapnaRajasthan, Marwari
1st Day of ChaitraApril 8 2016Cheti ChandSindhi
April 14 2016Rongali BihuAssam
April 14 2016PuthanduTamil Nadu
August 17 2016Chingam (also known as Vishu)Kerala
April 14 2016Maha Bishuva Sankranti / Bishuva SankrantiOdisha
April 14 2016VaisakhiPunjab
April 14 2016Poila BoishakhBengal
October /NovemberDiwaliGujarat

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