2021 INDIA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in India is
2nd October, SaturdayMathatma Gandhi Jayanti
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of India in 2021
|FridayFri||Jan 01, 2021Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|ThursdayThu||Jan 14, 2021Jan 14||Makar Sankranti / Pongal|
|TuesdayTue||Jan 26, 2021Jan 26||Republic Day|
|ThursdayThu||Mar 11, 2021Mar 11||Maha Shivaratri|
|MondayMon||Mar 29, 2021Mar 29||Holi|
|FridayFri||Apr 02, 2021Apr 02||Good Friday|
|TuesdayTue||Apr 13, 2021Apr 13||Ugadi / Gudi Padwa|
|WednesdayWed||Apr 21, 2021Apr 21||Ram Navami|
|SundaySun||Apr 25, 2021Apr 25||Mahavir Jayanti|
|SaturdaySat||May 01, 2021May 01||Labour Day|
|ThursdayThu||May 13, 2021May 13||Eid-ul-Fitar|
|WednesdayWed||May 26, 2021May 26||Budhha Purnima|
|MondayMon||Jul 12, 2021Jul 12||Rath Yatra|
|TuesdayTue||Jul 20, 2021Jul 20||Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha|
|TuesdayTue||Aug 10, 2021Aug 10||Muharram|
|SundaySun||Aug 15, 2021Aug 15||Independence Day|
|SaturdaySat||Aug 21, 2021Aug 21||Onam|
|SundaySun||Aug 22, 2021Aug 22||Raksha Bandhan|
|MondayMon||Aug 30, 2021Aug 30||Janmashtami|
|FridayFri||Sep 10, 2021Sep 10||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|SaturdaySat||Oct 02, 2021Oct 02||Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti|
|FridayFri||Oct 15, 2021Oct 15||Dussehra / Dasara|
|ThursdayThu||Nov 04, 2021Nov 04||Diwali / Deepavali|
|FridayFri||Nov 19, 2021Nov 19||Milad un Nabi|
|FridayFri||Nov 19, 2021Nov 19||Guru Nanak's Birthday|
|SaturdaySat||Dec 25, 2021Dec 25||Christmas|
Public Holidays in India
Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti
Saturday Oct 02, 2021
The upcoming India holiday Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti is in 13 days from today.
Dussehra / Dasara
Friday Oct 15, 2021
The upcoming India holiday Dussehra / Dasara is in 26 days from today.
Diwali / Deepavali
Thursday Nov 04, 2021
The upcoming India holiday Diwali / Deepavali is in 46 days from today.
2021 Public Holidays India Service
The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in India which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide India holiday calendar for 2021 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.
India is the second populated nation in the world. For this reason, it has diverse cultural practices that are celebrated in various holidays. India has several holidays, but three are recognized as the main national holidays. Those three includes; Republic day in honor of the day India's constitution came into effect, Independence Day honors the day Indians got independence from the United Kingdom, and Gandhi Jayanti to honor the birth, Mahatma Gandhi.
On behalf of the central government, the Ministry of Personnel announces the days to celebrate national holidays yearly. The rest of the holidays are given at the states level. Each state has a right to choose holidays based on their religious beliefs and cultural diversities.
The set labor laws of India require that all the employees are given a paid day off for three national holidays. During these days, all business and government offices are closed. However, transport remains operational.
There are several religious groups in India, but Hinduism is the dominant religion with 80% of the population observing it. These religious groups have different holidays celebrated annually. Hindus celebrate several holidays yearly. The most celebrated Hindus holiday is Bhogi/Lori. The celebrations are marked with intense celebrations, shouts, and dances.
The rest of religious groups are Islamists, Christians, Buddhism, Jainism, and Judaism. Each of the groups marks their holidays differently on various set dates of the year.
The most celebrated national holiday in India is the Independence Day. The day is observed nationwide. During this day, Indians celebrate with cultural dances, songs, and military shows. The day is seen as a source of unity and peace.