india list of holidays

India has a diverse cultural heritage and celebrates a number of holidays and observances throughout the year. Following is the list of Important Holidays in India:

List of Holidays and Observances in India in 2023

01 January 2023SundayNew Year’s DayRestricted Holiday
14 January 2023SaturdayMakar SankrantiRestricted Holiday
14 January 2023SaturdayLohriObservance
15 January 2023SundayPongalRestricted Holiday
22 January 2023SundayLunar New YearObservance
26 January 2023ThursdayRepublic DayGazetted Holiday
26 January 2023ThursdayVasant PanchamiRestricted Holiday
05 February 2023SundayGuru Ravidas JayantiRestricted Holiday
05 February 2023SundayHazarat Ali’s BirthdayRestricted Holiday
14 February 2023TuesdayValentine’s DayObservance
15 February 2023WednesdayMaharishi Dayanand Saraswati JayantiRestricted Holiday
18 February 2023SaturdayMaha Shivaratri/ShivaratriRestricted Holiday
19 February 2023SundayShivaji JayantiRestricted Holiday
07 March 2023TuesdayDolyatraRestricted Holiday
07 March 2023TuesdayHolika DahanaRestricted Holiday
08 March 2023WednesdayHoliGazetted Holiday
21 March 2023TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason
22 March 2023WednesdayChaitra SukhladiRestricted Holiday
22 March 2023WednesdayUgadiRestricted Holiday
22 March 2023WednesdayGudi PadwaRestricted Holiday
30 March 2023ThursdayRama NavamiGazetted Holiday
04 April 2023TuesdayMahavir JayantiGazetted Holiday
06 April 2023ThursdayFirst day of PassoverObservance
06 April 2023ThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance, Christian
07 April 2023FridayGood FridayGazetted Holiday
09 April 2023SundayEaster DayRestricted Holiday
14 April 2023FridayVaisakhiRestricted Holiday
14 April 2023FridayAmbedkar JayantiObservance
15 April 2023SaturdayMesadi / VaisakhadiRestricted Holiday
21 April 2023FridayJamat Ul-Vida (Tentative Date)Restricted Holiday
22 April 2023SaturdayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar (Tentative Date)Gazetted Holiday
22 April 2023SaturdayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar (Tentative Date)Muslim, Common local holiday
01 May 2023MondayInternational Worker’s DayObservance
05 May 2023FridayBuddha Purnima/VesakGazetted Holiday
09 May 2023TuesdayBirthday of RabindranathRestricted Holiday
14 May 2023SundayMother’s DayObservance
18 June 2023SundayFather’s DayObservance
20 June 2023TuesdayRath YatraRestricted Holiday
21 June 2023WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason
29 June 2023ThursdayBakrid/Eid ul-Adha (Tentative Date)Gazetted Holiday
03 July 2023MondayGuru PurnimaObservance
29 July 2023SaturdayMuharram/Ashura (Tentative Date)Gazetted Holiday
06 August 2023SundayFriendship DayObservance
15 August 2023TuesdayIndependence DayGazetted Holiday
16 August 2023WednesdayParsi New YearRestricted Holiday
20 August 2023SundayVinayaka ChathurthiRestricted Holiday
29 August 2023TuesdayOnamRestricted Holiday
30 August 2023WednesdayRaksha Bandhan (Rakhi)Restricted Holiday
06 September 2023WednesdayJanmashtami (Smarta)Restricted Holiday
07 September 2023ThursdayJanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
19 September 2023TuesdayGanesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday
23 September 2023SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
28 September 2023ThursdayMilad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad (Tentative Date)Gazetted Holiday
02 October 2023MondayMahatma Gandhi JayantiGazetted Holiday
15 October 2023SundayFirst Day of Sharad NavratriObservance, Hinduism
20 October 2023FridayFirst Day of Durga Puja FestivitiesObservance, Hinduism
21 October 2023SaturdayMaha SaptamiRestricted Holiday
22 October 2023SundayMaha AshtamiRestricted Holiday
23 October 2023MondayMaha NavamiRestricted Holiday
24 October 2023TuesdayDussehraGazetted Holiday
28 October 2023SaturdayMaharishi Valmiki JayantiRestricted Holiday
31 October 2023TuesdayHalloweenObservance
01 November 2023WednesdayKaraka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)Restricted Holiday
12 November 2023SundayNaraka ChaturdasiRestricted Holiday
12 November 2023SundayDiwali/DeepavaliGazetted Holiday
13 November 2023MondayGovardhan PujaRestricted Holiday
15 November 2023WednesdayBhai DujRestricted Holiday
19 November 2023SundayChhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)Restricted Holiday
24 November 2023FridayGuru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayRestricted Holiday
27 November 2023MondayGuru Nanak JayantiGazetted Holiday
08 December 2023FridayFirst Day of HanukkahObservance
15 December 2023FridayLast day of HanukkahObservance
22 December 2023FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
24 December 2023SundayChristmas EveRestricted Holiday
25 December 2023MondayChristmasGazetted Holiday
31 December 2023SundayNew Year’s EveObservance

Important Note: We constantly strive to keep our holiday dates accurate through diligent research, but some of the information in the table may still be subject to change. If you come across any inaccuracies, kindly inform us.