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India bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
* Thu May Day (AP AS BR GA KA KL MN PY TN TR WB) Regional
* Thu Maharashtra Day (MH) Regional
* Thu Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti (UP) Regional
* Thu Shiv Jayanthi (KA) Regional
* Fri Basava Jayanti (KA) Regional
* Tue Hazrat Alis Birthday (UP) Regional
* Wed Buddha Purnima (AN AR CG DL HP JK MH MP MZ UK) Regional
* Fri Sant Kabir Jayanti (HR) Regional
* Mon Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji (PB) Regional
* Fri Jumat-ul-Wida (JK UK UP) Regional
* Tue Ramazan / Idu'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) (AN AP AR AS BR CG CH DD DL DN GJ HP HR JK KA LD MH ML MN MP MZ NL OR PB PY RJ SK TN TR UK WB) Regional
* Wed Teej (HR) Regional
* Sun Raksha Bandhan (GJ RJ UK UP) Regional
Fri Independence Day
* Sun Janmashtami (Smarta) (BR OR) Regional
* Sun Sri Krishna Jayanti (TN) Regional
* Mon Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi) (MH) Regional
* Mon Janmashtami (Vaishnava) (CH DL GJ HR JK PB RJ UK UP) Regional
* Fri Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi (AP GA GJ MH OR PY TN) Regional
* Sat First Onam (KL) Regional
* Sun Onam / Thiruonam (KL PY) Regional
* Sun Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day (KL) Regional
* Tue Haryana Veer and Shahidi Divas (HR) Regional
* Wed Mahalaya (KA WB) Regional
* Thu Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (HR) Regional
* Tue Mid-Year Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) Banks
* Wed Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (SK TR WB) Regional
Thu Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
* Thu Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (AP AR AS ML MN OR TR WB) Regional
* Fri Dussehra (Maha Navami) (BR KA KL ML NL PY SK TN UK UP WB) Regional
* Sat Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami) (AN AP AS BR CG CH DD DL DN GA GJ HP HR JK KL LD MH ML MP MZ NL OR RJ TN TR UK UP WB) Regional
* Mon Bakri Id / Idu'l Zuha (Feast of Sacrifice) (except CH GA HP MZ PB SK) Regional
* Wed Lakshmi Puja (TR WB) Regional
* Wed Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji (HR KA PB) Regional
* Wed State Public Holiday (MH) (Assembly Election) Regional
* Wed Deepavali (Festival of Lights) (AP CH DL GJ HR KL PY TN WB) Regional
* Wed Naraka Chaturdashi (KA) Regional
* Thu Diwali (Festival of Lights) (AN AR AS BR CG DD DN GA HP JH JK LD MH ML MP MZ NL OR PB RJ SK TR UK UP) Regional
* Fri Balipadyami Diwali (Gobardhan Puja/Vishavakarma Day) (GJ HR KA MH UK UP) Regional
* Sat Bhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti (MH UK UP) Regional
* Wed Chhath Puja (DL) Reg+Gov
* Sat Kannada Rajyothsava (KA) Regional
* Sat Haryana Day (HR) Regional
* Sat Puducherry Liberation Day (PY) Regional
* Tue Muharram (AN AP BR CG CH DL HP JK KA MH MP OR RJ TN UK UP WB) Regional
* Thu Guru Nanak Jayanti (AN CG CH DL HP HR JK MH MP NL PB RJ UK UP WB) Regional
* Mon Kanaka Jayanti (KA) Regional
* Thu Christmas Day (except HR JH) Regional
* Sun Guru Govind Singh Jayanti (CH HR PB) Regional
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Recent News and Updates

28 Oct 2014 Indian Capital Public Holiday October 29 (The Hindu-Delhi) The Lieutenant-Governor of India's Delhi Capital State has declared Wednesday, October 29, 2014, as another one-off non-working public holiday in all government offices under the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, on account of the upcoming Chhath Puja.  25 Oct 2014 Indian Islamic New Year 1436 Tomorrow (The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) Earlier tonight, the moon sighting committee of the Hilal Committee Mumbai announced that the first day of the new month of Muharram will be tomorrow, Sunday, October 26, 2014.  01 Oct 2014 India 2014 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Amended (Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced that it had amended its previously-released annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Tamil Nadu for the calendar year 2014, by moving the date of the upcoming Bakrid (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holiday from Sunday, October 5, to Monday, October 6, 2014.  25 Sep 2014 Indian October 2 Public Sector Holiday Canceled (The Hindu-Delhi) Indian Central Government Cabinet Secretary, Ajit Seth, has announced that as part of the Narendra Modi government's "Clean India" campaign, the upcoming, October 2, annual non-working public holiday for the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, would be canceled for all Indian central government employees.  15 Aug 2014 India Adds New Public Holiday In Puducherry (Government of Puducherry-Saram) The Chief Minister of India's State of Puducherry, N Rangasamy, has announced that it had finally decided to declared November 1st as a new annual non-working public holiday in India's State of Puducherry, to mark the "Liberation Day of Puducherry".  16 Jul 2014 Indian 2015 Public Holidays Amended (The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released an amended list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2015.  07 Jun 2014 Indian 2015 Public Holidays Released (The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2015.  02 Dec 2013 Indian Capital Public Holiday December 4 (The Hindu-Delhi) The Lieutenant-Governor of India's Delhi Capital State, Najeeb Jung, has declared Wednesday, December 4, 2013, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming assembly polls.  30 Nov 2013 India Mulls New Public Holiday In Puducherry (Government of Puducherry-Saram) The Government of India's state of Puducherry has has constituted a nine-member committee to make recommendations to the Puducherry state government on the advisability of declaring November 1st as a new annual non-working public holiday in India's state of Puducherry.  26 Nov 2013 India 2014 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Released (Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Tamil Nadu for the upcoming calendar year 2014.  15 Jun 2013 Indian 2014 Public Holidays Released (The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2014.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the India public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Full national public holidays: There are many festivals and special events in India, but only three of these are full national public holidays. They are Republic Day on January 26, Independence Day on August 15, and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday on October 2.  In India General Holidays usually mean Government Holidays, and Public Holidays or Gazetted or Compulsory holidays are holidays that are usually observed by everyone in the area, banks, government, and schools included.  Other than the first three national public holidays, all others are either regional or religious holidays and not recognized as national public holidays. In some areas workers have the option of choosing from a list of possible public holidays. In most areas, depending on the industry or company, employees may choose at least 2 other holidays (and sometimes up to 6 or 9) from a list that is usually referred to as Restricted Holidays.  Indian States and Territories: There are 28 Indian States and 7 Union Territories (denoted by an asterisk). Their 2-letter codes are: •AN* Andaman/Nicobar, •AP Andhra Pradesh, •AR Arunachal Pradesh, •AS Assam, •BR Bihar, •CG Chattisgarh, •CH* Chandigarh, •DD* Daman/Diu, •DL* Delhi, •DN* Dadra and Nagar Haveli, •GA Goa, •GJ Gujarat, •HP Himachal Pradesh, •HR Haryana, •JH Jharkhand, •JK Jammu/Kashmir, •KA Karnataka, •KL Kerala, •LD* Lakshadweep, •MH Maharashtra, •ML Meghalaya, •MN Manipur, •MP Madhya Pradesh, •MZ Mizoram, •NL Nagaland, •OR Orissa, •PB Punjab, •PY* Puducherry, •RJ Rajasthan, •SK Sikkim, •TN Tamil Nadu, •TR Tripura, •UK Uttarakhand (formerly UA-Uttaranchal), •UP Uttar Pradesh, •WB West Bengal.  Bank Holidays: Banks are not governed by the list of gazette holidays put out by the Centre every year, but instead have to depend on state governments, which have powers under the Negotiable Instruments Act to declare local holidays based on festivals and important regional events.  Regional and Restricted Holidays: In addition to the above three national public holidays, the other ones that tend to be observed by most, among the ones listed, are (note that Jayanti means birthday): Islamic New Year (Muharram), Maha Shivaratri, Ram Navami, Mahavir Jayanti, Milad un Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday), Good Friday, Buddha Purnima (Buddha Day), Janmashtami, Ramazan (End of Ramadan), Guru Nanak Jayanti, Bakrid (Feast of Sacrifice), andChristmas Day.  There are currently 17 compulsory public holidays; five are Muslim celebrations, five Hindu, two Christian and one each is Buddhist, Jain and Sikh. In addition, there is a list of around 35 festivals (the number varies from state to state),  As an historical aside, in 1924, there were 18 public holidays in India, of which Diwali, Easter and Christmas were allotted three days each, and the New Year holiday spanned the last day of the present year as well as the first day of the coming year. The list contained only one Muslim celebration (although Pakistan and Bangladesh were part of India at the time), in contrast to seven Hindu ones, including Mahashivaratri, Holi, Coconut Day, and Ganesh Chaturthi. Two days in the year were also dedicated to the celebration of empire: Empire Day in May and the King’s Birthday in June.  Some holidays are celebrated a day earlier in some areas. This happens usually more in the south but isn't limited to that area.  For example, Diwali (or Deepevali, as it is more likely to be called in Southern India and overseas communities that hail from Southern India) is often celebrated on a different day in the south and in southern expatriates .  Despite the great number of public holidays, the work ethic in India is such that business meetings may be scheduled during a holiday if needed.  India International Codes IN and IND (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .in (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of India information and news: Reserve Bank of India (India central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (India maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in India), and Wikipedia (includes India commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in India, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in India that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays, for India, were calculated using a mathematical model that is based on Sufist lunar visibility criteria. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.

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Hindu Calendar Public Holidays : For India, when calculating the date of bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays based on the Hindu Lunar calendar, if the date is expunged (ie. does not occur), then we use the following existing date of the Hindu Lunar calendar. Local practice concerning expunged days may vary regionally as described in many sources, including the 1998 book The Indian Calendric System by G.K. Chatterjee.

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Solar Holidays : The calculation of moon phases, moonrises, moonsets, equinoxes, solstices, sunrises, and sunsets used to predict solar bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for India are based on the geographical location of New Delhi (latitude 28,6°N, longitude 77,2°E, GMT+5,5 hours, no summer time rules). Note that many countries in South-East Asia are progressively changing the recurrence rule of some of their lunar/solar holidays to rules based on fixed dates of the Western (Gregorian) calendar. Therefore, while the dates predicted above for 2015 and beyond are currently technically correct, the rules of these holidays may change in the next few years.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for India, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of India, before planning any trip to India. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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