Holiday List 2021 In India – Government, Festival & Bank Holidays

Last Updated on May 13, 2021

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
Holiday List 2021

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.

Date DayNameType
1 JanFridayNew Year’s DayRestricted Holiday
13 JanWednesdayLohriRestricted Holiday
14 JanThursdayPongalRestricted Holiday
14 JanThursdayMakar SankrantiRestricted Holiday
20 JanWednesdayGuru Govind Singh JayantiRestricted Holiday
26 JanTuesdayRepublic DayGazetted Holiday
12 FebFridayChinese New YearObservance
14 FebSundayValentine’s DayObservance
16 FebTuesdayVasant PanchamiRestricted Holiday
19 FebFridayShivaji JayantiRestricted Holiday
26 FebFridayHazarat Ali’s BirthdayRestricted Holiday
27 FebSaturdayGuru Ravidas JayantiRestricted Holiday
8 MarMondayMaharishi Dayanand Saraswati JayantiRestricted Holiday
11 MarThursdayMaha Shivaratri/ShivaratriGazetted Holiday
20 MarSaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason
28 MarSundayFirst day of PassoverObservance
28 MarSundayHolika DahanaRestricted Holiday
29 MarMondayHoliGazetted Holiday
1 AprThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance, Christian
2 AprFridayGood FridayGazetted Holiday
4 AprSundayEaster DayRestricted Holiday
13 AprTuesdayChaitra SukhladiRestricted Holiday
14 AprWednesdayVaisakhiRestricted Holiday
14 AprWednesdayMesadiRestricted Holiday
14 AprWednesdayAmbedkar JayantiObservance
15 AprThursdayBahag Bihu/VaisakhadiRestricted Holiday
21 AprWednesdayRama NavamiGazetted Holiday
25 AprSundayMahavir JayantiGazetted Holiday
1 MaySaturdayMay DayObservance
7 MayFridayJamat Ul-VidaRestricted Holiday
9 MaySundayMother’s DayObservance
9 MaySundayBirthday of RavindranathRestricted Holiday
14 MayFridayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-FitarGazetted Holiday
14 MayFridayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-FitarMuslim, Common local holiday
26 MayWednesdayBuddha Purnima/VesakGazetted Holiday
20 JunSundayFather’s DayObservance
21 JunMondayJune SolsticeSeason
12 JulMondayRath YatraRestricted Holiday
21 JulWednesdayBakr Id/Eid ul-Adha (Tentative Date)Gazetted Holiday
24 JulSaturdayGuru PurnimaObservance
1 AugSundayFriendship DayObservance
15 AugSundayIndependence DayGazetted Holiday
16 AugMondayParsi New YearRestricted Holiday
19 AugThursdayMuharram/Ashura (Tentative Date)Gazetted Holiday
21 AugSaturdayOnamRestricted Holiday
22 AugSundayRaksha Bandhan (Rakhi)Restricted Holiday
30 AugMondayJanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
30 AugMondayJanmashtami (Smarta)Restricted Holiday
10 SepFridayGanesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday
23 SepThursdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
2 OctSaturdayMahatma Gandhi JayantiGazetted Holiday
12 OctTuesdayMaha SaptamiRestricted Holiday
13 OctWednesdayMaha AshtamiRestricted Holiday
14 OctThursdayMaha NavamiRestricted Holiday
15 OctFridayDussehraGazetted Holiday
19 OctTuesdayMilad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad (Tentative Date)Gazetted Holiday
20 OctWednesdayMaharishi Valmiki JayantiRestricted Holiday
24 OctSundayKaraka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)Restricted Holiday
31 OctSundayHalloweenObservance
4 NovThursdayNaraka ChaturdasiRestricted Holiday
4 NovThursdayDiwali/DeepavaliGazetted Holiday
5 NovFridayGovardhan PujaRestricted Holiday
6 NovSaturdayBhai DujRestricted Holiday
10 NovWednesdayChhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)Restricted Holiday
19 NovFridayGuru Nanak JayantiGazetted Holiday
24 NovWednesdayGuru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayRestricted Holiday
29 NovMondayFirst Day of HanukkahObservance
6 DecMondayLast day of HanukkahObservance
21 DecTuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
24 DecFridayChristmas EveRestricted Holiday
25 DecSaturdayChristmasGazetted Holiday
31 DecFridayNew Year’s EveObservance
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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)

Holiday List 2021 in India
Holiday List 2021

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?

  2. India
  3. China
  4. Saudi Arabia
  5. Vietnam
  6. Bangladesh
  7. IRAN

Top 9 holiday destinations to experience in 2021

  1. USA
  2. Costa Rica
  3. Canada
  4. Thailand
  5. Vietnam
  6. Mauritius
  7. Japan
  8. Maldives
  9. Switzerland
Holiday List 2021 in India

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.

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