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Public Holidays in India 2021 List of Gazetted/National Holiday-Calendar & Info

Public Holidays in India 2021

Holidays are important for everyone as it takes us away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Being a cultural diverse country, there are many Public Holidays in India 2021. Here in this page, candidates can check out the list of Gazetted /National Holiday or can check the Public Holidays Calendar & Info from here.

Every year, Central government and State government prepare a list of Public Holidays in India in their respective government offices. This list is divided in two parts- Gazetted holidays and restricted holidays. Even the local administration issues a list of holidays known as local holidays which is observed at the district level.

Public Holidays in India

Classification of Public Holidays in India 2021:

  • India Public Holidays schedule is divided across three classifications: gazetted, restricted, as well as state and union territory
  • The three main holidays are Independence Day (the 15th of August), Republic Day (the 26th of January), and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday (the 2nd of October).
  • Festivals of Hindus such as Maha Shivratri, Makar Sankranti, Janmashtami, Saraswati Puja, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi, Durga Puja, Dussehra
  • Festivals OF Sikhs such as Vaisakhi and Guru Nanak Jayanti;
  • Festivals of Islamic includes Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Milad un-Nabi, Muharram and
  • Christian festivals of Christmas.

List of Holidays in India in 2021:

Here is a list of all the Public and Government holidays in India in 2021:

1 JanFridayNew Year’s Day
13 JanWednesdayLohri
14 JanThursdayPongal
14 JanThursdayMakar Sankranti
20 JanWednesdayGuru Govind Singh Jayanti
26 JanTuesdayRepublic Day
12 FebFridayChinese New Year
14 FebSundayValentine’s Day
16 FebTuesdayVasant Panchami
19 FebFridayShivaji Jayanti
26 FebFridayHazarat Ali’s Birthday
27 FebSaturdayGuru Ravidas Jayanti
8 MarMondayMaharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
11 MarThursdayMaha Shivaratri/Shivaratri
20 MarSaturdayMarch Equinox
28 MarSundayFirst day of Passover
28 MarSundayHolika Dahana
29 MarMondayHoli
1 AprThursdayMaundy Thursday
2 AprFridayGood Friday
4 AprSundayEaster Day
13 AprTuesdayChaitra Sukhladi
14 AprWednesdayVaisakhi
14 AprWednesdayMesadi
14 AprWednesdayAmbedkar Jayanti
15 AprThursdayBahag Bihu/Vaisakhadi
21 AprWednesdayRama Navami
25 AprSundayMahavir Jayanti
1 MaySaturdayMay Day
7 MayFridayJamat Ul-Vida
9 MaySundayMother’s Day
9 MaySundayBirthday of Ravindranath
14 MayFridayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar
14 MayFridayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar
26 MayWednesdayBuddha Purnima/Vesak
20 JunSundayFather’s Day
21 JunMondayJune Solstice
12 JulMondayRath Yatra
21 JulWednesdayBakr Id/Eid ul-Adha (Tentative Date)
24 JulSaturdayGuru Purnima
1 AugSundayFriendship Day
15 AugSundayIndependence Day
16 AugMondayParsi New Year
19 AugThursdayMuharram/Ashura (Tentative Date)
21 AugSaturdayOnam
22 AugSundayRaksha Bandhan (Rakhi)
30 AugMondayJanmashtami
30 AugMondayJanmashtami (Smarta)
10 SepFridayGanesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi
23 SepThursdaySeptember Equinox
2 OctSaturdayMahatma Gandhi Jayanti
12 OctTuesdayMaha Saptami
13 OctWednesdayMaha Ashtami
14 OctThursdayMaha Navami
15 OctFridayDussehra
19 OctTuesdayMilad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad (Tentative Date)
20 OctWednesdayMaharishi Valmiki Jayanti
24 OctSundayKaraka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)
31 OctSundayHalloween
4 NovThursdayNaraka Chaturdasi
4 NovThursdayDiwali/Deepavali
5 NovFridayGovardhan Puja
6 NovSaturdayBhai Duj
10 NovWednesdayChhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)
19 NovFridayGuru Nanak Jayanti
24 NovWednesdayGuru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day
29 NovMondayFirst Day of Hanukkah
6 DecMondayLast day of Hanukkah
21 DecTuesdayDecember Solstice
24 DecFridayChristmas Eve
25 DecSaturdayChristmas
31 DecFridayNew Year’s Eve

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Holiday Calendar in India- List of Gazetted/National Holiday

India is among the culturally diverse countries as there are different religions followed within India like Hinduism, Islam & Christianity. Due to this, the federal and state governments have acknowledged a number of holidays

We, the members of have brought you the list of Gazetted/National Holiday and Public Holidays in India together with the 2021 Holiday Calendar India. Take a look at the list of Public Holidays in India 2021 from this page.

Bank Holidays in India 2021:

1 January 2021FridayNew Year’s Day
11 January 2021MondayMissionary Day
14 January 2021ThursdayMakar Sankranti
15 January 2021FridayKanuma Panduga/Thiruvalluvar Day
23 January 2021SaturdayNetaji Subhas Chandra Bose Birthday
25 January 2021MondaySonam Lhochar/Himachal Statehood Day
26 January 2021TuesdayRepublic Day
31 January 2021FridayMe-dum-me-phi
15 February 2021MondayLui-Ngai-Ni
19 February 2021FridayChhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti
20 February 2021SaturdayArunachal Statehood Day and Mizoram State Day
25 February 2021ThursdayLosar
5 March 2021FridayPanchayati Raj Diwas
5 March 2021FridayChapchar Kut
9 March 2021TuesdayHazrat Ali’s Birthday
11 March 2021ThursdayMaha Shivarathri
29 March 2021MondayHoli
23 March 2021MondayMartyrs’ Day
1 April 2021ThursdayOdisha day
2 April 2021FridayGood Friday
6 April 2021MondayMahavir Jayanti
13 April 2021TuesdayUgadi
14 April 2021WednesdayDr. Ambedkar Jayanti
15 April 2021ThursdayHimachal Day
21 April 2021WednesdayRam Navami
25 April 2021SundayMahavir Jayanti
1 May 2021SaturdayMay Day
7 May 2021FridayJumat-ul-Wida
9 May 2021SundayGuru Rabindranath Jayanti
10 May 2021MondayShab-e-Qadr
13 May 2021ThursdayIdul Fitr
14 May 2021FridayMaharshi Parasuram Jayanti
16 May 2021SundayState Day
25 May 2021TuesdayBirthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam
26 May 2021WednesdayBuddha Purnima
13 June 2021SunMaharana Pratap Jayanti
14 June 2021MonPahili Raja
15 June 2021TueRaja Sankranti
24 June 2021ThuSant Guru Kabir Jayanti
30 June 2021WedRemna Ni
2 July 2021FridayKharchi Puja
5 July 2021SundayGuru Purnima
6 July 2021MondayMHIP Day
12 July 2021MondayRatha Yatra
13 July 2021TuesdayMartyr’s Day / Bhanu Jayanti
17 July 2021FridayU Tirot Sing Day
20 July 2021TuesdayEid al Adha
21 July 2021WednesdayBakrid
31 July 2021SaturdayMartyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh
4 August 2021WednesdayBonalu
8 August 2021SundayTendong Lho Rum Faat
11 August 2021WednesdayHaryali Teej
13 August 2021FridayPatriot’s day
15 August 2021SundayIndependence Day
16 August 2021MondayDe Jure Transfer Day
17 August 2021TuesdayParsi New Year
19 August 2021ThursdayMuharram
20 August 2021FridayFirst Onam
21 August 2021SaturdayThiruvonam
22 August 2021SundayRaksha Bandhan
22 August 2021SundayJhulan Purnima, Indra Jatra
30 August 2021MondayJanmashtami
8 September 2021WednesdayParkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
9 September 2021ThursdayHartalika Teej
11 September 2021SaturdayGanesh Chaturthi
11 September 2021SaturdayNuakhia
16 September 2021ThursdayRamdev Jayanti, Teja Dashmi
21 September 2021TuesdaySree Narayana Guru Jayanti, Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi
23 September 2021ThursdayHaryana Heroes’ Martyrdom Day
28 September 2021TuesdayS. Bhagat Singh Ji Jayanti
2 October 2021SaturdayMahatma Gandhi Jayanti
6 October 2021WednesdayBathukamma Starting Day, Mahalaya
7 October 2021ThursdayMaharaja Agrasen Jayanti
12 October 2021TuesdayMaha Saptami
13 October 2021WednesdayMaha Ashtami
14 October 2021ThursdayMaha Navami
15 October 2021FridayVijaya Dashami / Dussehra
19 October 2021TuesdayMawlid (Id-e-Milad)
20 October 2021WednesdayLakshmi Puja, Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti
27 October 2021WednesdayLhabab Duchen
31 October 2021SundaySardar Patel’s Birthday
04 November 2021ThursdayDiwali
06 November 2021SaturdayBhai Dooj
10 November 2021WednesdayChhath Puja
19 November 2021FridayGuru Nanak Jayanti/Karthika Purnima
23 November 2021TuesdaySeng Kut Snem
25 December 2021SaturdayChristmas Day

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Indian Calendar 2021 – Festivals:

Do You Know Holidays Declared As Gazetted  Holidays In States (Other Than Delhi)?

1An additional Day for Dussehra
3Janamashtami (Vaishnavi)
4Ram Navami
5Maha Shivratri
6Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayak Chaturthi
7Makar Sankaranti
8Rath Yatra
11Sri Panchami / Basanta Panchami
12Vishu / Vaisakhi / Vaisakhadi / Bhag Bihu / Mashadi Ugadi / Chaitra Sakladi / Cheti Chand / Gudi Pada 1st Navratra / Nauraj / Chhath Pooja / Karva Chauth

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Public Holidays in India 2021 for all the Sectors:

As per the India Public Holidays schedule, there are gazetted, restricted, as well as state and union territory holidays. Gazetted holidays are mandatory, restricted holidays are optional, and state and union territory holidays are local. Many companies in India provide leave to the employees on the gazetted holidays and provide restricted holidays of the employees choosing. Usually all the Public Holidays in India gets decided as per the Indian Holiday Calendar 2021

Final Note

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