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Indian Holidays & Festivals 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 New Years Day Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu only
Tuesday January 05 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only. Birthday of the tenth and final Sikh prophet-teacher
Tuesday January 12 Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal only.
Thursday January 14 Bhogi Andhra Pradesh Only
Friday January 15 Pongal Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
Sunday January 17 Uzhavar Tirunal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only
Saturday January 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
Sunday January 24 Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti Haryana only
Monday January 25 Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh only
Tuesday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Sunday January 31 Me-dam-me-phi Assam. Ancestor festival
Monday February 08 Losar Sikkim only. Tibetan New Year
Saturday February 13 Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha,Tripura, West Bengal only
Sunday February 14 Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Haryana only
Friday February 19 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra (Mumbai) only
Thursday February 25 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
Friday February 26 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Wednesday March 23 Doljatra Holi Dahan. Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal only.
Wednesday March 23 Holi  
Wednesday March 23 Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev Haryana only
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 01 Odisha Day Odisha only. Utkal Divas
Tuesday April 05 Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday Andhra Pradesh, Telangana only
Friday April 08 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only.
Wednesday April 13 Vaisakhi Haryana only
Thursday April 14 Tamil New Year Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only
Thursday April 14 Bengali New Year Tripura, West Bengal only
Thursday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday April 15 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Friday April 15 Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
Friday April 15 Vishu Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
Tuesday April 19 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Thursday April 21 Hazrat Alis Birthday Uttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad
Sunday May 01 Maharashtra Day Maharashtra (Mumbai) only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960
Sunday May 01 May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal only
Saturday May 07 Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore Tripura, West Bengal. A Bengali polymath who reshaped literature and music.
Sunday May 08 Parashurama Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only
Saturday May 21 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Tuesday June 07 Maharana Pratap Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only
Tuesday June 14 Raja Sankranti Odisha only
Thursday June 16 Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab Only
Monday June 20 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Friday July 01 Jumat-ul-Wida Last Friday of Ramadam
Tuesday July 05 Idul Fitr All states except Goa, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh
Monday August 15 Independence Day  
Thursday August 18 Raksha Bandhan Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh only.
Saturday August 20 Parsi New Year Jamshed Navroz. Mumbai Only
Thursday August 25 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Sunday August 28 Nuakhai Odisha only. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi
Sunday September 04 Teej Haryana only
Monday September 05 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Sunday September 11 Idul Juha Bakrid. Except Tamil Nadu, Sikkim.
Tuesday September 13 First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Wednesday September 14 Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Wednesday September 21 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
Friday September 23 Haryana's Heroes' Martyrdom Day Haryana only
Friday September 30 Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Sunday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Sunday October 02 Muharram Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community
Sunday October 09 Saptami of Durgapuja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only
Sunday October 09 Ayudha Puja Karnataka only
Tuesday October 11 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Tuesday October 11 Mahanavami Kerala, Odisha only. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Wednesday October 12 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Wednesday October 12 Vijaya Dashami Kerala, Odisha, Sikkim only. Dussehra
Wednesday October 12 Durga Puja Mahastami. Odisha, Sikkim only
Thursday October 13 Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati Haryana only
Saturday October 15 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.
Sunday October 30 Deewali Deepawali. Except West Bengal.
Sunday October 30 Kali Puja West Bengal only. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
Monday October 31 Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Monday October 31 Vishavkarma day Haryana only
Tuesday November 01 Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
Tuesday November 01 Haryana Day Haryana only.
Monday November 14 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Monday November 14 Rasa Purnima Odisha only
Monday December 12 Milad-un-Nabi Birthday of Prophet Muhammad.
Sunday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states
Monday December 26 Shaheed Udham Singh's Birthday Haryana, Punjab only
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