The Complete List of Holidays in India 2021 – Start Planning


Are you looking for a list of holidays in India in 2021? If yes, then your search ends here. India is known for various fairs and festivals which form an integral part of Indian culture. If we talk about holidays in India, the country has an extensive list of public and government holidays. These holidays are observed on religious festivals, foundation days of different states, and birthdays of individuals with historical significance.

In this article, I am providing the complete list of public and government holidays in compliance with Indian holiday calendar. I have done a lot of research to prepare this list. I have analyzed and explored so many authentic sources to prepare the list of public, government, national, bank, state-wise, and gazetted holidays in India. Since the list of holidays in India is long, I have divided the list into different categorized namely: Public (National) Holidays in India, Government/Gazetted Holidays, and Bank Holidays in India.

Month Wise List of Holidays in India in 2021

List of Holidays in January 2021

1 JanuaryFridayNew Year’s DayRestricted Holiday
13 JanuaryWednesdayLohriRestricted Holiday
14 JanuaryThursdayPongal/ Makar SankrantiRestricted Holiday
23 JanuarySaturdaySubhash Chandra Bose Jayanti 
26 JanuaryTuesdayRepublic DayGazetted Holiday

List of Holidays in February 2021

16 FebruaryTuesdayVasant Panchami / Saraswati PujaRestricted Holiday
19 FebruaryFridayShivaji JayantiRestricted Holiday
26 FebruaryFridayHazrat Ali’s BirthdayRestricted Holiday
27 FebruarySaturdayGuru Ravidas JayantiRestricted Holiday

List of Holidays in March 2021

8 MarMondayMaharishi Dayanand Saraswati JayantiRestricted Holiday
11 MarThursdayMaha Shivaratri/ShivaratriGazetted Holiday
20 MarSaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason
28 MarSundayFirst day of PassoverObservance
28 MarSundayHolika DahanaRestricted Holida

List of Holidays in April 2021

1 AprThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance, Christian
2 AprFridayGood FridayGazetted Holiday
4 AprSundayEaster DayRestricted Holiday
13 AprTuesdayChaitra SukhladiRestricted Holiday
14 AprWednesdayVaisakhiRestricted Holiday
14 AprWednesdayMesadiRestricted Holiday
14 AprWednesdayAmbedkar JayantiObservance
15 AprThursdayBahag Bihu/VaisakhadiRestricted Holiday
21 AprWednesdayRama NavamiGazetted Holiday
25 AprSundayMahavir Jayanti Gazetted Holiday

List of Holidays in May 2021

1 MaySaturdayMay DayObservance
7 MayFridayJamat Ul-VidaRestricted Holiday
9 MaySundayMother’s DayObservance
9 MaySundayBirthday of RavindranathRestricted Holiday
14 MayFridayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-FitarGazetted Holiday
14 MayFridayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-FitarMuslim, Common local holiday
26 MayWednesdayBuddha Purnima/VesakGazetted Holiday

List of Holidays in June 2021

20 JunSundayFather’s DayObservance
21 JunMondayJune SolsticeSeason

List of Holidays in July 2021

12 JulMondayRath YatraRestricted Holiday
21 JulWednesdayBakr Id/Eid ul-Adha (Tentative Date)Gazetted Holiday
24 JulSaturdayGuru PurnimaObservance

List of Holidays in August 2021

1 AugSundayFriendship DayObservance
15 AugSundayIndependence DayGazetted Holiday
16 AugMondayParsi New YearRestricted Holiday
19 AugThursdayMuharram/Ashura (Tentative Date)Gazetted Holiday
21 AugSaturdayOnamRestricted Holiday
22 AugSundayRaksha Bandhan (Rakhi)Restricted Holiday
30 AugMondayJanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
30 AugMondayJanmashtami (Smarta)Restricted Holiday

List of Holidays in September 2021

10 SepFridayGanesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday
23 SepThursdaySeptember EquinoxSeason

List of Holidays in October 2021

2 OctSaturdayMahatma Gandhi JayantiGazetted Holiday
12 OctTuesdayMaha SaptamiRestricted Holiday
13 OctWednesdayMaha AshtamiRestricted Holiday
14 OctThursdayMaha NavamiRestricted Holiday
15 OctFridayDussehraGazetted Holiday
19 OctTuesdayMilad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad (Tentative Date)Gazetted Holiday
20 OctWednesdayMaharishi Valmiki JayantiRestricted Holiday
24 OctSundayKaraka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)Restricted Holiday
31 OctSundayHalloweenObservance

List of Holidays in November 2021

4 NovThursdayNaraka ChaturdasiRestricted Holiday
4 NovThursdayDiwali/DeepavaliGazetted Holiday
5 NovFridayGovardhan PujaRestricted Holiday
6 NovSaturdayBhai DujRestricted Holiday
10 NovWednesdayChhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)Restricted Holiday
19 NovFridayGuru Nanak JayantiGazetted Holiday
24 NovWednesdayGuru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayRestricted Holiday
29 NovMondayFirst Day of HanukkahObservance

List of Holidays in December 2021

6 DecMondayLast day of HanukkahObservance
21 DecTuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
24 DecFridayChristmas EveRestricted Holiday
25 DecSaturdayChristmasGazetted Holiday
31 DecFridayNew Year’s EveObservance

List of Government / Gazetted Holidays in India 2021

There are 18 gazetted holidays in India in 2020. There are the following.

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26 JanuaryTuesdayRepublic DayGazetted Holiday
11 MarchFridayMaha Shivratri/ShivratriGazetted Holiday
29 MarchMondayHoliGazetted Holiday
2 AprilFridayGood FridayGazetted Holiday
6 AprilTuesdayRama NavmiGazetted Holiday
25 AprilSundayMahavir JayantiGazetted Holiday
14 MayFridayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-FitarGazetted Holiday
26 MayWednesdayBuddha Purnima/VesakGazetted Holiday
21 JulyWednesdayBakr Id/Eid ul-AdhaGazetted Holiday
15 AugustSundayIndependence DayGazetted Holiday
19 AugustThursdayMuharramGazetted Holiday
30 AugustMondayJanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2 OctoberSaturdayMahatma Gandhi JayantiGazetted Holiday
15 OctoberFridayDussehraGazetted Holiday
19 OctoberTuesdayMilad un-Nabi/Id-e-MiladGazetted Holiday
04 NovemberThursdayDiwali/DeepavaliGazetted Holiday
19 NovemberFridayGuru Nanak JayantiGazetted Holiday
25 DecemberSaturdayChristmasGazetted Holiday

List of Public / National Holidays in India

There are only three national holidays in India. There are the following.


26 JanuaryTuesdayRepublic DayNational Holidays
15 AugustSundayIndependence DayNational Holidays
2 OctoberSaturdayMahatma Gandhi JayantiNational Holidays

List of Bank Holidays in 2021 in India

This list of bank holidays in India. There can be some specific bank holidays in different Indian states depending upon their specific regional festivals and cultural events.

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1 January FridayNew Year’s Day
14 January ThursdayPongal
26 January TuesdayRepublic Day
16 February TuesdayVasant Panchami
11 March ThursdayMaha Shivratri
29 March MondayHoli
02 AprilFridayGood Friday
13 April TuesdayUgadi
14 AprilWednesdayDr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti
21 April WednesdayRam Navami
25 April SundayMahavir Jayanti
01 May SaturdayMay Day
13 May ThursdayEid-ul-Fitr
14 May FridayMaharshi Parasuram Jayanti
26 May WednesdayBuddha Purnima
20 July TuesdayBakrid/Eid-al-Adha
15 August SundayIndependence Day
19 August ThursdayMuharram
22 August SundayRaksha Bandhan
30 August MondayJanmashtami
10 September FridayGanesh Chaturthi
2 OctoberSaturdayGandhi Jayanti
06 October WednesdayMahalaya Amavasye
13 October WednesdayMaha Ashtami
14 OctoberThursdayMaha Navami
15 October FridayDussehra/Vijaya Dashami
19 October TuesdayEid e Milad
04 November ThursdayDiwali
05 November FridayDeepavali Holiday
06 November SaturdayBhai Dooj
19 November FridayGuru Nanak Jayanti
12 December SundaySecond Saturday
25 December SaturdayChristmas Day

Moving is one of the best decisions of life. Different people have different choices when they need to plan their move. Some love to move on an auspicious date and some plan move on holiday or weekend.

There are also some people that plan move on weekday because they can find cheap movers and packers on weekday. Professional packers and movers charges may go higher on holidays because most people prefer to move on a holiday or weekend.

If you are thinking for moving home on holidays then this list of holidays in India might be beneficial. I hope you will find this article useful.

Heartiest thank you to all esteemed readers who read this post. I shall have some more exciting information to share soon, so stay tuned!  🙂
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