Indian Holidays for this year

 

National and Regional holidays of Gujarat in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday January 14 Pongal Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
Tuesday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Monday March 07 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Thursday March 24 Holi
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 08 Cheti Chand Gujarat 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
Tuesday April 19 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Wednesday July 06 Idul Fitr Many states
Monday August 15 Independence Day
Wednesday August 17 Parsi New Year Jamshed Navroz. Gujarat, Mumbai Only
Thursday August 18 Raksha Bandhan Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh only.
Thursday August 25 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Monday September 05 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Monday September 12 Idul Juha Bakrid. Except Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim.
Sunday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Tuesday October 11 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday October 12 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Sunday October 30 Deewali Deepawali. Except Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal.
Monday October 31 Vikram Samvat New Year Gujarat only.
Tuesday November 01 Bhai Bij Gujarat only.
Monday November 14 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Monday December 12 Id-e-Milad
Sunday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states

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