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GANDHI JAYANTI

When is Gandhi Jayanti in 2018?

Gandhi Jayanti in 2018 is on the Tuesday, 2nd of Oct (10/02/2018).

Gandhi Jayanti is on the 275rd day of 2018. There are 90 days left in the year.

Quick Facts : Gandhi Jayanti

  • Date: Oct 02, 2018
  • National
  • Also Called: 2nd October
  • Celebrations: Community, Historical celebration
Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday in India celebrated on 2nd October. This day is celebrated in the honor of the birthday of the Father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapuji. Internationally this day is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence as Gandhiji was the preacher of non-violence. He is a symbol of peace and truth.

Gandhiji was born on 2nd October 1869, in Porbunder, a small town in Gujarat. He studied law in U.K and practiced law in South Africa. In his autobiography "My experiments with Truth" Gandhiji described his childhood and teen age years, his marriage with Kasturba at the age of 13 and a sheer dedication for his mother land. He has set an example of simple living and high thinking. He was against the addictions like smoking, drinking and non-vegetarianism.

Gandhiji was a pioneer of truth and non-violence. He started the 'Satyagraha' (non-violence) movement for the Indian freedom struggle. He played a very significant role in achieving independence for India from British rule. He proved to the world that freedom can be achieved through the path of total non-violence.

All the organizations throughout the country remain closed on this day. Special event is organized at Raj Ghat, New Delhi where Gandhiji was cremated. People do prayers, pay homage and sing Gandhiji's favorite song "Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, Patit Pavan Sita Ram...".

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

Gandhi Jayanti Observances

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DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Fri
  • Oct 02, 2015
  • Sun
  • Oct 02, 2016

India holidays celebrated in year 2018

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Mon
  • Jan 01, 2018
  • Fri
  • Jan 26, 2018
  • Wed
  • Feb 14, 2018
  • Fri
  • Mar 02, 2018
  • Sun
  • Mar 18, 2018
  • Sun
  • Mar 25, 2018
  • Thu
  • Mar 29, 2018
  • Fri
  • Mar 30, 2018
  • Mon
  • Apr 30, 2018
  • Tue
  • May 01, 2018
  • Sat
  • Jun 16, 2018
  • Sat
  • Jul 14, 2018
  • Wed
  • Aug 15, 2018
  • Wed
  • Aug 22, 2018
  • Sat
  • Aug 25, 2018
  • Sun
  • Aug 26, 2018
  • Mon
  • Sep 03, 2018
  • Thu
  • Sep 13, 2018
  • Fri
  • Sep 21, 2018
  • Fri
  • Oct 19, 2018
  • Wed
  • Nov 07, 2018
  • Wed
  • Nov 21, 2018
  • Fri
  • Nov 23, 2018
  • Tue
  • Dec 25, 2018