India Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

Only the secular holidays of Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday are universally observed.

(a) Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

(b) Hindu festivals are declared according to local astronomical observations and it is not possible to forecast the date of their occurrence exactly.

2020

January
26
Republic Day
Start date:
26 January 2020
February
21
Maha Shivratri
Start date:
21 February 2020
March
10
Holi
Start date:
10 March 2020
April
06
Mahavir Jayanti
Start date:
6 April 2020
April
10
Good Friday
Start date:
10 April 2020
April
13
Easter Monday
Start date:
13 April 2020
May
07
Buddha Purnima (Buddha's Birthday)
Start date:
7 May 2020
May
24
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
24 May 2020
End date:
25 May 2020
July
31
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
31 July 2020
August
12
Krishna Janmashtami
Start date:
12 August 2020
August
15
Independence Day
Start date:
15 August 2020
August
29
Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
29 August 2020
October
02
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
Start date:
2 October 2020
October
25
Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami)
Start date:
25 October 2020
October
29
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
29 October 2020

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

November
14
Diwali (Festival of Lights)
Start date:
14 November 2020
November
30
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Start date:
30 November 2020

This holiday may be celebrated on its fixed date, April 14, by the Nanakshahi calendar.

December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2020
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2020

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