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List of public and national holidays observed in India in year 2021.

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Public Holidays in India 2021

All National holidays in India are observed as per government declaration of public holidays. All banks, government offices and education institutions remains closed in India during these national holidays. India holiday calendar for year 2021.


National Holidays in India 2021

Date Day Holiday Name Type Comments
Friday New Year's Day Regional Holiday Several states
Saturday New Year Celebration Regional Holiday Several states
Tuesday Birthday of Swami Vivekananda Regional Holiday West Bengal only.
Wednesday Bhogi Regional Holiday Some states
Wednesday Makara Sankranti Government Holiday Some states
Thursday Pongal Regional Holiday
Thursday Sankranti Regional Holiday Several states
Wednesday Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Regional Holiday
Saturday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Regional Holiday Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal
Monday Statehood Day Regional Holiday Himachal Pradesh only
Monday Imoinu Iratpa Regional Holiday Manipur
Tuesday Republic Day Public Holiday Observed all over India.
Thursday Thaipoosam Regional Holiday Several states
Friday Sonam Lhosar Regional Holiday
Friday Losar Regional Holiday Tibetan New Year
Tuesday Vasant Panchami Regional Holiday Several states
Friday Chahhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Regional Holiday Maharashtra only
Saturday Mizoram State Day Regional Holiday Mizoram
Saturday Statehood Day Regional Holiday Arunachal Pradesh
Friday Imam Ali's Birthday Regional Holiday Uttar Pradesh only
Saturday Guru Ravidas Jayanti Regional Holiday Several states.  Full moon of Magh
Monday International Women's Day Not A Public Holiday Telangana. Holiday for female employees
Thursday Shab-I-Miraj Regional Holiday The Prophet's Ascension
Thursday Maha Shivratri Regional Holiday Most states
Sunday Nauroz Regional Holiday
Monday Bihar Divas Regional Holiday Bihar Only
Tuesday Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev Regional Holiday Haryana
Sunday Holi Dahan / Doljatra Regional Holiday Day before Holi
Monday Shab e-Barat Government Holiday 15 Sha'aban
Monday Holi Regional Holiday
Thursday Bank Holiday Not A Public Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Thursday Odisha Day Regional Holiday Odisha
Friday Good Friday Regional Holiday
Sunday Easter Sunday Regional Holiday
Tuesday Cheti Chand / Gudi Padwa Regional Holiday
Tuesday 1st Navratra Regional Holiday Jammu and Kashmir
Tuesday Ugadi Regional Holiday Telugu and Kannada New Year
Tuesday Vaisakhi Regional Holiday several states
Wednesday Vishu Regional Holiday Kerala Only
Wednesday Cheiraoba Regional Holiday Manipur
Wednesday Tamil New Year Regional Holiday Puthandu. Puducherry, Tamil Nadu
Wednesday Biju Festival Regional Holiday Tripura
Wednesday Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Public Holiday
Wednesday Bohag Bihu Holiday Regional Holiday Assam only
Thursday Himachal Day Regional Holiday Himachal Pradesh only
Thursday Bengali New Year Regional Holiday Tripura, West Bengal only
Thursday Bohag Bihu Regional Holiday Assamese New Year. Assam only
Wednesday Ram Navami Regional Holiday
Sunday Mahavir Jayanti Regional Holiday
Apr 27 Tuesday Hanuman Jayanti    
Saturday Maharashtra Day Regional Holiday Maharashtra only
Saturday Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji's Birthday Regional Holiday Punjab only
Saturday Labour Day Regional Holiday Many states
Friday Jumat-ul-Wida Regional Holiday Last Friday of the month of Ramadan
Sunday Shab-I-Qadr Regional Holiday Jammu and Kashmir
Sunday Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore Regional Holiday Tripura, West Bengal
Thursday Eid ul-Fitr Regional Holiday Several states
Friday Parashurama Jayanti Regional Holiday Several states
Sunday Sikkim State Day Regional Holiday Sikkim only
Wednesday Buddha Purnima Regional Holiday Birth of Buddha
Sunday Maharana Pratap Jayanti Regional Holiday
Monday Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji Regional Holiday Punjab Only
Thursday Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Regional Holiday Full moon in Hindu month of Jyeshtha
Friday Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday Regional Holiday Jammu and Kashmir
Monday Ratha Yatra Regional Holiday Odisha
Friday Harela Regional Holiday Uttarakhand
Tuesday Eid-ul-Azha / Id-ul-Ad'ha Regional Holiday Many states
Wednesday Bakrid Regional Holiday Many states
Saturday Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh Regional Holiday Haryana, Punjab only
Friday Patriot's Day Regional Holiday Observed on August 13th
Sunday Independence Day Public Holiday
Monday Parsi New Year Regional Holiday Jamshed Navroz
Thursday Ashura Regional Holiday Many states
Friday Ashura Regional Holiday Many states
Friday First Onam Regional Holiday Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Saturday Thiruvonam Regional Holiday Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Sunday Raksha Bandhan Regional Holiday Several states
Monday Janmashtami Regional Holiday
Thursday Haritalika Teej Regional Holiday Women only
Friday Ganesh Chaturthi Government Holiday Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Saturday Nuakhai Regional Holiday Odisha only. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi
Tuesday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Regional Holiday Kerala
Thursday Haryana Heroes' Martyrdom Day Regional Holiday Haryana
Saturday Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Public Holiday
Thursday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti Regional Holiday Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan only
Wednesday Durga Ashtami Regional Holiday Several states
Thursday Navami of Durga Puja / Mahanavami / Ayudha Puja Regional Holiday Some states
Friday Durga Puja / Dussehra / Janmostav of Srimatna Sankardev Regional Holiday
Saturday Following day of Vijaya Dasami Holiday Regional Holiday
Monday Kati Bihu Regional Holiday Assam
Tuesday Mawlid Regional Holiday Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Wednesday Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Regional Holiday Several states
Wednesday Maulud Nabi Government Holiday Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Sunday Sardar Patel's Birthday Regional Holiday Gujarat
Monday Haryana Day Regional Holiday Haryana only
Monday Puducherry Liberation Day Regional Holiday
Thursday Diwali / Kali Puja / Diwali Amavasaya Regional Holiday Most states
Friday Diwali / Vikram Samvat New Year / Vishvakarma Day / Govardhan Puja Regional Holiday Most states
  Bhai Bij Regional Holiday Some states
Wednesday Chhath Puja Regional Holiday Some states
Thursday Chhath Puja Holiday Regional Holiday Some states
Friday Wangala Festival Regional Holiday Meghalaya. Second week of November
Friday Guru Nanak's Birthday / Rasa Purnima Regional Holiday Full moon of the month Kartik
Monday Kanakadasa Jayanthi Regional Holiday Karnataka
Wednesday State Inauguration Day Regional Holiday Nagaland
Wednesday Indigenous Faith Day Regional Holiday Arunachal Pradesh
Thursday Asom Divas Regional Holiday Assam only
Friday Feast of St. Francis Xavier Regional Holiday Goa
Wednesday Martyrdom of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Regional Holiday Punjab only
Saturday Guru Ghasidas Jayanti Regional Holiday
Sunday Goa Liberation Day Regional Holiday Goa only
Friday Christmas Eve Regional Holiday
Saturday Christmas Day Regional Holiday Observed in all states
Sunday Boxing Day Regional Holiday
Sunday Christmas Holiday Regional Holiday
Friday New Year's Eve Regional Holiday

Public Holidays in 2021


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