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
Date Day Name Type 1 January Friday New Year’s Day Restricted Holiday 13 January Wednesday Lohri Restricted Holiday 14 January Thursday Pongal/ Makar Sankranti Restricted Holiday 23 January Saturday Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti 26 January Tuesday Republic Day Gazetted Holiday
List of Holidays in February 2021
Date Day Name Type 16 February Tuesday Vasant Panchami / Saraswati Puja Restricted Holiday 19 February Friday Shivaji Jayanti Restricted Holiday 26 February Friday Hazrat Ali’s Birthday Restricted Holiday 27 February Saturday Guru Ravidas Jayanti Restricted Holiday
List of Holidays in March 2021
Date Day Name Type 8 Mar Monday Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Restricted Holiday 11 Mar Thursday Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri Gazetted Holiday 20 Mar Saturday March Equinox Season 28 Mar Sunday First day of Passover Observance 28 Mar Sunday Holika Dahana Restricted Holida
List of Holidays in April 2021
Date Day Name Type 1 Apr Thursday Maundy Thursday Observance, Christian 2 Apr Friday Good Friday Gazetted Holiday 4 Apr Sunday Easter Day Restricted Holiday 13 Apr Tuesday Chaitra Sukhladi Restricted Holiday 14 Apr Wednesday Vaisakhi Restricted Holiday 14 Apr Wednesday Mesadi Restricted Holiday 14 Apr Wednesday Ambedkar Jayanti Observance 15 Apr Thursday Bahag Bihu/Vaisakhadi Restricted Holiday 21 Apr Wednesday Rama Navami Gazetted Holiday 25 Apr Sunday Mahavir Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
List of Holidays in May 2021
Date Day Name Type 1 May Saturday May Day Observance 7 May Friday Jamat Ul-Vida Restricted Holiday 9 May Sunday Mother’s Day Observance 9 May Sunday Birthday of Ravindranath Restricted Holiday 14 May Friday Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar Gazetted Holiday 14 May Friday Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar Muslim, Common local holiday 26 May Wednesday Buddha Purnima/Vesak Gazetted Holiday
List of Holidays in June 2021
Date Day Name Type 20 Jun Sunday Father’s Day Observance 21 Jun Monday June Solstice Season
List of Holidays in July 2021
Date Day Name Type 12 Jul Monday Rath Yatra Restricted Holiday 21 Jul Wednesday Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha (Tentative Date) Gazetted Holiday 24 Jul Saturday Guru Purnima Observance
List of Holidays in August 2021
Date Day Name Type 1 Aug Sunday Friendship Day Observance 15 Aug Sunday Independence Day Gazetted Holiday 16 Aug Monday Parsi New Year Restricted Holiday 19 Aug Thursday Muharram/Ashura (Tentative Date) Gazetted Holiday 21 Aug Saturday Onam Restricted Holiday 22 Aug Sunday Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) Restricted Holiday 30 Aug Monday Janmashtami Gazetted Holiday 30 Aug Monday Janmashtami (Smarta) Restricted Holiday
List of Holidays in September 2021
Date Day Name Type 10 Sep Friday Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi Restricted Holiday 23 Sep Thursday September Equinox Season
List of Holidays in October 2021
Date Day Name Type 2 Oct Saturday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Gazetted Holiday 12 Oct Tuesday Maha Saptami Restricted Holiday 13 Oct Wednesday Maha Ashtami Restricted Holiday 14 Oct Thursday Maha Navami Restricted Holiday 15 Oct Friday Dussehra Gazetted Holiday 19 Oct Tuesday Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad (Tentative Date) Gazetted Holiday 20 Oct Wednesday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti Restricted Holiday 24 Oct Sunday Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) Restricted Holiday 31 Oct Sunday Halloween Observance
List of Holidays in November 2021
Date Day Name Type 4 Nov Thursday Naraka Chaturdasi Restricted Holiday 4 Nov Thursday Diwali/Deepavali Gazetted Holiday 5 Nov Friday Govardhan Puja Restricted Holiday 6 Nov Saturday Bhai Duj Restricted Holiday 10 Nov Wednesday Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi) Restricted Holiday 19 Nov Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti Gazetted Holiday 24 Nov Wednesday Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day Restricted Holiday 29 Nov Monday First Day of Hanukkah Observance
List of Holidays in December 2021
Date Day Name Type 6 Dec Monday Last day of Hanukkah Observance 21 Dec Tuesday December Solstice Season 24 Dec Friday Christmas Eve Restricted Holiday 25 Dec Saturday Christmas Gazetted Holiday 31 Dec Friday New Year’s Eve Observance
List of Government / Gazetted Holidays in India 2021
There are 18 gazetted holidays in India in 2020. There are the following.
Date Day Name Type 26 January Tuesday Republic Day Gazetted Holiday 11 March Friday Maha Shivratri/Shivratri Gazetted Holiday 29 March Monday Holi Gazetted Holiday 2 April Friday Good Friday Gazetted Holiday 6 April Tuesday Rama Navmi Gazetted Holiday 25 April Sunday Mahavir Jayanti Gazetted Holiday 14 May Friday Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar Gazetted Holiday 26 May Wednesday Buddha Purnima/Vesak Gazetted Holiday 21 July Wednesday Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha Gazetted Holiday 15 August Sunday Independence Day Gazetted Holiday 19 August Thursday Muharram Gazetted Holiday 30 August Monday Janmashtami Gazetted Holiday 2 October Saturday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Gazetted Holiday 15 October Friday Dussehra Gazetted Holiday 19 October Tuesday Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad Gazetted Holiday 04 November Thursday Diwali/Deepavali Gazetted Holiday 19 November Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti Gazetted Holiday 25 December Saturday Christmas Gazetted Holiday
List of Public / National Holidays in India
There are only three national holidays in India. There are the following.
Date Day Name Type 26 January Tuesday Republic Day National Holidays 15 August Sunday Independence Day National Holidays 2 October Saturday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti National 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.
Date Day Holiday 1 January Friday New Year’s Day 14 January Thursday Pongal 26 January Tuesday Republic Day 16 February Tuesday Vasant Panchami 11 March Thursday Maha Shivratri 29 March Monday Holi 02 April Friday Good Friday 13 April Tuesday Ugadi 14 April Wednesday Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti 21 April Wednesday Ram Navami 25 April Sunday Mahavir Jayanti 01 May Saturday May Day 13 May Thursday Eid-ul-Fitr 14 May Friday Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti 26 May Wednesday Buddha Purnima 20 July Tuesday Bakrid/Eid-al-Adha 15 August Sunday Independence Day 19 August Thursday Muharram 22 August Sunday Raksha Bandhan 30 August Monday Janmashtami 10 September Friday Ganesh Chaturthi 2 October Saturday Gandhi Jayanti 06 October Wednesday Mahalaya Amavasye 13 October Wednesday Maha Ashtami 14 October Thursday Maha Navami 15 October Friday Dussehra/Vijaya Dashami 19 October Tuesday Eid e Milad 04 November Thursday Diwali 05 November Friday Deepavali Holiday 06 November Saturday Bhai Dooj 19 November Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti 12 December Sunday Second Saturday 25 December Saturday Christmas 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.
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