Indian Festival & Holiday 2018 - New Year, Jayanti, National & Regional Festival

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National Holidays

Date English name Commemorates
26-January Republic Day Adoption of the Constitution of India (1950)
15-August Independence Day Independence from British Empire (1947)
2-October Gandhi Jayanthi Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary

Hindu Holidays

Holiday Observed in
Bhogi/Lohri Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra (as Bhogi), Punjab (as Lohri)
Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Maghi/Magh Bihu Andaman & Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam (as Magh Bihu), Gujarat (as Uttarayan), Karnataka, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, West Bengal (as Makar Sankranti), Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu (as Pongal), Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh (as Maghi), Rajasthan (as Makar Sankranti).
Thiruvalluvar Day Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Vishu Kerala, Tamil Nadu
Uzhavar Thirunal (Farmers' Day) Tamil Nadu
Vasant Panchami (Aka, Saraswati Puja) Orissa, Tripura, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra
Ratha Saptami Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka
Maha Shivaratri Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
Holi (Aka, Dol) all states and territories except Kerala, Nagaland, Mizoram, Goa, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Gudi Padwa/Ugadi/Puthandu Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Ram Navami Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
Hanuman Jayanti Maharashtra, Orissa, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh (as Bada Mangal),Andhra pradesh and Telangana.
Akshaya Tritiya/Maharishi Parashurama Jayanti Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh
Rath Jatra Orissa,Gujarat
Nag Panchami or Guga-Navami all states and territories except Goa
Raksha Bandhan (Aka, Rákhi Púrńimá) Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana, Orissa, Punjab, Maharashtra, Telangana.
Krishna Janmashtami Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, West Bengal
Ganesh Chaturthi Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Orissa, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Rajasthan
Onam Kerala, Pondicherry
Raja Parba Orissa
Mahalaya Karnataka, West Bengal, Assam, Orissa
Dussehra (Aka, Durgá Pujá) all states holiday for 2 days in Andhra Pradesh, mainly in Telangana (after Bathukamma), Bihar, Kerala, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh holiday for 3 days in Orissa, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, and Tripura holiday for 6 days in West Bengal 11th day Bhashani Utchhav in Orissa
Kumara Purnima (aka Kojaagari Pornima) Maharashtra (as Kojaagari Pornima),Madhya Pradesh, Odisha,Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal.
Diwali (Aka, Káli Puja, Deepavali and Diipávali) all states and territories observed for 2 days in Assam, West Bengal, Karnataka, Orissa, observed for 5 days in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh observed for 6 days in Maharashtra
Vasu Baras (aka Govatsa Dwadashi) Maharashtra
Dhan Teras (aka Dhan Trayodashi) Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh
Naraka Chaturdashi all states
Lakshmi Puja Maharashtra, Orissa, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, West Bengal and Tripura
Goverdhan Pooja all states
Bhai Duj (Aka, Bhau-beej, Yama Dwitiya, Bhai Phota) Maharashtra, Goa, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh,Bihar.
Devotthan Ekadashi Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and some parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh
Hartalika Teej Maharashtra, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
Jagaddhatri Puja West Bengal
Visvakarma Puja Orissa, West Bengal,bihar.
Nuakhai Orissa
Chhath Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh
Bathukamma Telangana
Bonalu Telangana

Islamic holidays

Holiday Observed in
Day of Ashura 10th Muharram. Death of Imam Hussain ibn Ali All States & Territories.
Eid Milad-un-Nabi Prophet Mohammad's Birthday All States & Territories.
Birthday of Ali ibn Abi Talib Terah Rajab Hazrat Ali Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
Shab-e-Barat Mid-Sha'ban Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Jumat-ul-Wida Alvida Last Friday in Ramadan Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh
Eid ul-Fitr Eid/Ramazan Id End of Ramadan all states and territories
Eid e Ghadeer Eid/Eid e Ghadeer 18th of Dhu al-Hijjah Telangana
Eid al-Adha Bakr-Id Feast of the Sacrifice all states and territories

Christian holidays

Date Holiday Observed in
24 March (2017) Maundy Thursday Kerala
25 March (2017) Good Friday All states and territories except Chhattisgarh
27 March (2017) Easter Sunday All states and territories except Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tripura
3 July Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle Kerala
8 September Feast of the Blessed Virgin Tamil Nadu, Goa, Kerala, Karnataka
3 December Feast of St. Francis Xavier Goa
25 December Christmas Day All states and territories
26 December Boxing Day Telangana

Sikh holidays

Holiday
Guru Gobind Singh Ji Gurpurab
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji
Vaisakhi
Guru Nanak Gurpurab

Buddhist holidays

Holiday
Mahavir Jayanti
Paryushan

Secular holidays

Date Holiday Observed in
1 January New Year's Day Most of India
23 January Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Jayanti Orissa, Tripura, West Bengal
19 February Chatrapati Shivaji's Jayanti Maharashtra
15 March Kanshi Ram's Jayanti Uttar Pradesh
22 March Bihar Day Bihar
30 March Rajasthan Day Rajasthan
1 April Utkala Dibasa (Odisha day) Orissa
14 April Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's Jayanti Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
2nd Day of Chaitra, March–April Cheti Chand (Sindhi New Year) Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
15 April Bihu (Assamese New Year) Assam
15 April Maha Vishuva Sankranti / Pana Sankranti (Oriya New Year) Orissa
14/15 April Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year) Tripura, West Bengal
1st Day of Chithirai, March–April Vishu / Varusha Pirappu orPuthandu (Malayali & Tamil New Year) Kerala, Tamil Nadu
1 May Labour Day (not a Gazetted holiday) Telangana, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Manipur, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal, Orissa, Rajasthan,
1 May Maharashtra Day Maharashtra
1 May Gujarat Day Gujarat
9 May Rabindra Jayanti West Bengal
16 May Annexation Day Sikkim
15 June Maharana Pratap Jayanti Rajasthan
Purnima of Ashvin Month Valmiki Jayanti Karnataka
26 October Accession Day Jammu and Kashmir
31 October Sardar Patel Jayanti Gujarat
1 November Karnataka Rajyotsava Karnataka
1 November Andhra Pradesh Foundation Day Andhra Pradesh
1 November Haryana Foundation Day Haryana
1 November Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day Madhya Pradesh
1 November Kerala Foundation Day Kerala
1 November Chhattisgarh Foundation Day Chhattisgarh
3rd Day Of Kartika (month) Krishna Paksha (November) Kanaka Jayanti Karnataka
7 December Armed Forces Flag Day Indian military

Indian New Year's days

Day / Month (Sanskrit) Typical Date (Gregorian) Indian Festival Regions
Jan 1 New Year Christians
Islamic New Year Muslims
First Day of Chaitra March 28 2017 Chaitra Navratris Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh,Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand
1st Day of Chaitra 28 March 2017 Ugadi Karnataka, Andhra pradesh, Telangana
1st Day of Chaitra 28 March 2017 Gudhi Padwa Maharashtra, Goa, Konkan
1st Day of Chaitra April 2017 Sajibu nongma panba Manipur
1st Day of Chaitra April 2017 Navreh Kashmir
1st Day of Chaitra April 2017 Thapna Rajasthan, Marwari
1st Day of Chaitra 29 March 2017 Cheti Chand Sindhi
April 14 2017 Rongali Bihu Assam
April 14 2017 Puthandu Tamil Nadu
August 2017 Chingam (also known as Vishu) Kerala
April 14 2017 Maha Bishuva Sankranti / Bishuva Sankranti Odisha
April 14 2017 Vaisakhi Punjab
April 14 2017 Poila Boishakh Bengal
October /November Diwali Gujarat

Calendar View

Solar or Lunar calendar Date Festival name Religion / Regions (Hindu)
Solar fixed, Jan 1 New Year Christians
Lunar varies, Mar/Apr Ugadi Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka
Lunar varies, Mar/Apr Gudhi Padwa Maharashtra, Goa, Konkan
Lunar varies, Mar/Apr Cheiraoba Manipur
Lunar varies, Mar/Apr Navreh Kashmir
Lunar varies, Mar/Apr Cheti Chand Sindh
Solar fixed, April 13/14/15 Vaisakhi North and Central India
Solar fixed, April 13/14/15 Rongali Bihu Assam
Solar fixed, April 13/14/15 Puthandu Tamil Nadu
Solar fixed, April 13/14/15 Vishu Kerala
Solar fixed, April 13/14/15 Bishuva Sankranti Odisha
Solar fixed, April 13/14/15 Poila Boishakh Bengal
Lunar varies, Oct/Nov Bestu Varas Gujarat
Lunar varies Islamic New Year Muslims
Solar varies, Aug 17,18,19 Pateti Parsis
Solar Fixed, March 21 Nowru Zoroastrians

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