2021 has been started. Now, are you looking for an updated and fresh Holiday List 2021 now?
Then you have landed an absolutely right place to check the holiday list for 2021 for India if you citizen of this country. Festivals are an integral part of the Indian culture and it varies from state to state.
Every state or city having its own set of traditions of celebrating a particular festival. Here’s a complete list of government, public, and bank holidays.
Holiday List 2021 In India
India has a huge list of Public and Government holidays. Below is a list of the major Public, Government and festival holidays list of India in 2021.
|1 Jan||Friday||New Year’s Day||Restricted Holiday|
|13 Jan||Wednesday||Lohri||Restricted Holiday|
|14 Jan||Thursday||Pongal||Restricted Holiday|
|14 Jan||Thursday||Makar Sankranti||Restricted Holiday|
|20 Jan||Wednesday||Guru Govind Singh Jayanti||Restricted Holiday|
|26 Jan||Tuesday||Republic Day||Gazetted Holiday|
|12 Feb||Friday||Chinese New Year||Observance|
|14 Feb||Sunday||Valentine’s Day||Observance|
|16 Feb||Tuesday||Vasant Panchami||Restricted Holiday|
|19 Feb||Friday||Shivaji Jayanti||Restricted Holiday|
|26 Feb||Friday||Hazarat Ali’s Birthday||Restricted Holiday|
|27 Feb||Saturday||Guru Ravidas Jayanti||Restricted Holiday|
|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 Holiday|
|29 Mar||Monday||Holi||Gazetted Holiday|
|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|
|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|
|20 Jun||Sunday||Father’s Day||Observance|
|21 Jun||Monday||June Solstice||Season|
|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|
|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|
|10 Sep||Friday||Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi||Restricted Holiday|
|23 Sep||Thursday||September Equinox||Season|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Information & General Quizzes
Which religion has the most public holidays?
The actual question is – Who Celebrates the Most? Hinduism and Catholicism recognize the birthdays and anniversaries of hundreds of divinities.
Is Holi a Hindu New Year?
No, Holi is not Hindus New Year. It also has a religious purpose, symbolically meant by the story of Holika.
Which religion has the most public holidays?
#1 IRAN & Cambodia – They have around 27 and 28 Paid public holidays respectively. Azerbaijan, Bulgaria and Malaysia share the #2 place with 19 paid public holidays and last not least Colombia comes #3 with 18 paid public holidays.
In term of less public holidays Norway has the lowest in the world with only two paid public holidays.
(Note: Facts should be check accordingly)
What is the oldest holiday in the world?
It said to be New Year. As it said to be the oldest holiday in the world, and it is one of the holidays celebrated universally. It has been witnessed for nearly 4,000 years.
It said to be that the first documented celebrations of New Year occurred on March 23rd by the Babylonians over 4,000 years ago. (Note: You should check facts and myths about this line first)
Which 7 country does not celebrate New Year?
- Saudi Arabia
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- Costa Rica
Final Words: Holiday List 2021 In India
In our today blog article, we covered the holiday list 2021 in India. We have covered so many FAQ which you should read and find out their answer as it will help to improve your knowledge incredibly.
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This is a general holiday list of 2021 but the holiday list updates every year. So next year there will be an updated list of public and government holidays list. If we have missed anything please let us know below by comment.