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 2024

01 January 2024MondayNew Year’s DayRestricted Holiday
13 January 2024SaturdayLohriRestricted Holiday
14 January 2024SundayMakar SankrantiRestricted Holiday
15 January 2024MondayPongalRestricted Holiday
17 January 2024WednesdayGuru Govind Singh JayantiRestricted Holiday
25 January 2024ThursdayHazarat Ali’s BirthdayRestricted Holiday
26 January 2024FridayRepublic DayGazetted Holiday
10 February 2024SaturdayLunar New YearObservance
14 February 2024WednesdayVasant PanchamiRestricted Holiday
14 February 2024WednesdayValentine’s DayObservance
19 February 2024MondayShivaji JayantiRestricted Holiday
24 February 2024SaturdayGuru Ravidas JayantiRestricted Holiday
06 March 2024WednesdayMaharishi Dayanand Saraswati JayantiRestricted Holiday
08 March 2024FridayMaha Shivaratri/ShivaratriRestricted Holiday
12 March 2024TuesdayRamadan StartObservance
20 March 2024WednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason
24 March 2024SundayHolika DahanaRestricted Holiday
25 March 2024MondayHoliGazetted Holiday
25 March 2024MondayDolyatraRestricted Holiday
28 March 2024ThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance, Christian
29 March 2024FridayGood FridayGazetted Holiday
31 March 2024SundayEaster DayRestricted Holiday
05 April 2024FridayJamat Ul-Vida (Tentative Date)Restricted Holiday
09 April 2024TuesdayChaitra SukhladiRestricted Holiday
09 April 2024TuesdayUgadiRestricted Holiday
09 April 2024TuesdayGudi PadwaRestricted Holiday
11 April 2024ThursdayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar (Tentative Date)Gazetted Holiday
11 April 2024ThursdayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar (Tentative Date)Muslim, Common local holiday
13 April 2024SaturdayVaisakhiRestricted Holiday
14 April 2024SundayMesadi / VaisakhadiRestricted Holiday
14 April 2024SundayAmbedkar JayantiObservance
17 April 2024WednesdayRama NavamiGazetted Holiday
21 April 2024SundayMahavir JayantiGazetted Holiday
23 April 2024TuesdayFirst day of PassoverObservance
01 May 2024WednesdayInternational Worker’s DayObservance
08 May 2024WednesdayBirthday of RabindranathRestricted Holiday
12 May 2024SundayMothers’ DayObservance
23 May 2024ThursdayBuddha Purnima/VesakGazetted Holiday
16 June 2024SundayFathers’ DayObservance
17 June 2024MondayBakrid/Eid ul-Adha (Tentative Date)Gazetted Holiday
21 June 2024FridayJune SolsticeSeason
07 July 2024SundayRath YatraRestricted Holiday
17 July 2024WednesdayMuharram/Ashura (Tentative Date)Gazetted Holiday
21 July 2024SundayGuru PurnimaObservance
04 August 2024SundayFriendship DayObservance
15 August 2024ThursdayIndependence DayGazetted Holiday
15 August 2024ThursdayParsi New YearRestricted Holiday
19 August 2024MondayRaksha Bandhan (Rakhi)Restricted Holiday
26 August 2024MondayJanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
26 August 2024MondayJanmashtami (Smarta)Observance
07 September 2024SaturdayGanesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday
15 September 2024SundayOnamRestricted Holiday
16 September 2024MondayMilad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad (Tentative Date)Gazetted Holiday
22 September 2024SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason
02 October 2024WednesdayMahatma Gandhi JayantiGazetted Holiday
03 October 2024ThursdayFirst Day of Sharad NavratriObservance, Hinduism
09 October 2024WednesdayFirst Day of Durga Puja FestivitiesObservance, Hinduism
10 October 2024ThursdayMaha SaptamiRestricted Holiday
11 October 2024FridayMaha NavamiRestricted Holiday
11 October 2024FridayMaha AshtamiRestricted Holiday
12 October 2024SaturdayDussehraGazetted Holiday
17 October 2024ThursdayMaharishi Valmiki JayantiRestricted Holiday
20 October 2024SundayKaraka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)Restricted Holiday
31 October 2024ThursdayHalloweenObservance
31 October 2024ThursdayNaraka ChaturdasiRestricted Holiday
31 October 2024ThursdayDiwali/DeepavaliGazetted Holiday
02 November 2024SaturdayGovardhan PujaRestricted Holiday
03 November 2024SundayBhai DujRestricted Holiday
07 November 2024ThursdayChhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)Restricted Holiday
15 November 2024FridayGuru Nanak JayantiGazetted Holiday
24 November 2024SundayGuru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayRestricted Holiday
21 December 2024SaturdayDecember SolsticeSeason
24 December 2024TuesdayChristmas EveRestricted Holiday
25 December 2024WednesdayChristmasGazetted Holiday
26 December 2024ThursdayFirst Day of HanukkahObservance
31 December 2024TuesdayNew 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.