List Of Holidays 2021 : Government Holidays / Public Holidays

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List Of Holidays 2021 : Government Holidays / Public Holidays

Some are list of holidays for national holidays and apply throughout India, while others are restricted holidays in some states only. Use this holiday calendar to plan your outings, events, pending tasks and others. Here is the list of holidays for 2021.

List Of Holidays 2021 : Government Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan Friday New Year’s Day Restricted Holiday
13 Jan Wednesday Lohri Restricted Holiday
14 Jan Thursday Pongal Restricted Holiday
14 Jan Thursday Makar Sankranti Restricted Holiday
20 Jan Wednesday Guru Govind Singh Jayanti Restricted Holiday
26 Jan Tuesday Republic Day Gazetted Holiday
12 Feb Friday Chinese New Year Observance
14 Feb Sunday Valentine’s Day Observance
16 Feb Tuesday Vasant Panchami Restricted Holiday
19 Feb Friday Shivaji Jayanti Restricted Holiday
26 Feb Friday Hazarat Ali’s Birthday Restricted Holiday
27 Feb Saturday Guru Ravidas Jayanti Restricted Holiday
8 Mar Monday Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Restricted Holiday
11 Mar Thursday Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri Gazetted Holiday
20 Mar Saturday March Equinox Season
28 Mar Sunday First day of Passover Observance
28 Mar Sunday Holika Dahana Restricted Holiday
29 Mar Monday Holi Gazetted Holiday
1 Apr Thursday Maundy Thursday Observance, Christian
2 Apr Friday Good Friday Gazetted Holiday
4 Apr Sunday Easter Day Restricted Holiday
13 Apr Tuesday Chaitra Sukhladi Restricted Holiday
14 Apr Wednesday Vaisakhi Restricted Holiday
14 Apr Wednesday Mesadi Restricted Holiday
14 Apr Wednesday Ambedkar Jayanti Observance
15 Apr Thursday Bahag Bihu/Vaisakhadi Restricted Holiday
21 Apr Wednesday Rama Navami Gazetted Holiday
25 Apr Sunday Mahavir Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
1 May Saturday May Day Observance
7 May Friday Jamat Ul-Vida Restricted Holiday
9 May Sunday Mother’s Day Observance
9 May Sunday Birthday of Ravindranath Restricted Holiday
14 May Friday Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar Gazetted Holiday
14 May Friday Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar Muslim, Common local holiday
26 May Wednesday Buddha Purnima/Vesak Gazetted Holiday
20 Jun Sunday Father’s Day Observance
21 Jun Monday June Solstice Season
12 Jul Monday Rath Yatra Restricted Holiday
21 Jul Wednesday Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha (Tentative Date) Gazetted Holiday
24 Jul Saturday Guru Purnima Observance
1 Aug Sunday Friendship Day Observance
15 Aug Sunday Independence Day Gazetted Holiday
16 Aug Monday Parsi New Year Restricted Holiday
19 Aug Thursday Muharram/Ashura (Tentative Date) Gazetted Holiday
21 Aug Saturday Onam Restricted Holiday
22 Aug Sunday Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) Restricted Holiday
30 Aug Monday Janmashtami Gazetted Holiday
30 Aug Monday Janmashtami (Smarta) Restricted Holiday
10 Sep Friday Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi Restricted Holiday
23 Sep Thursday September Equinox Season
2 Oct Saturday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
12 Oct Tuesday Maha Saptami Restricted Holiday
13 Oct Wednesday Maha Ashtami Restricted Holiday
14 Oct Thursday Maha Navami Restricted Holiday
15 Oct Friday Dussehra Gazetted Holiday
19 Oct Tuesday Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad (Tentative Date) Gazetted Holiday
20 Oct Wednesday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti Restricted Holiday
24 Oct Sunday Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) Restricted Holiday
31 Oct Sunday Halloween Observance
4 Nov Thursday Naraka Chaturdasi Restricted Holiday
4 Nov Thursday Diwali/Deepavali Gazetted Holiday
5 Nov Friday Govardhan Puja Restricted Holiday
6 Nov Saturday Bhai Duj Restricted Holiday
10 Nov Wednesday Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi) Restricted Holiday
19 Nov Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
24 Nov Wednesday Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day Restricted Holiday
29 Nov Monday First Day of Hanukkah Observance
6 Dec Monday Last day of Hanukkah Observance
21 Dec Tuesday December Solstice Season
24 Dec Friday Christmas Eve Restricted Holiday
25 Dec Saturday Christmas Gazetted Holiday
31 Dec Friday New Year’s Eve Observance


The Hindus throughout the country festival a huge number of festivals. The festivals of Hindu have one or more of periodic, mythological and religious importance. The symbolism utilised and attached, the observance of the festival and the intensity and style of celebration differs from region to region within the nation.

Listed below are the popular Festival Holidays 2021 / List Of Holidays 2021 :

Date Day Holiday Observed in
14 January 2021 Thursday Makar Sankrati Rajasthan, Orissa, Karnataka, Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar
16 February 2021 Tuesday Vasant Panchami Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Orissa, Tripura
11 March 2021 Thursday Maha Shivaratri West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and other states
29 March 2021 Monday Holi All states except Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Nagaland, Goa, Kerala
13 April 2021 Tuesday Ugadi Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Goa, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
2 April 2021 Friday Ram Navami Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi, Assam, Gujarat, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh
14 April 2021 Wednesday Vishu Tamil Nadu, Kerala
27 April 2021 Tuesday Hanuman Jayanti Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Telangana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh
14 April 2021 Friday Akshaya Tritiya Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
12 July 2021 Monday Puri Rath Yatra Gujarat, Orissa
2 August 2021 Monday Bonalu Telangana
13 August 2021 Friday Naga Panchami All states except Goa and territories
22 August 2021 Sunday Raksha Bandhan Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand
30 August 2021 Monday Krishna Janmashtami West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Gujarat, Bihar
9 September 2021 Thursday Hartalika Teej Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar
10 September 2021 Friday Ganesh Chaturthi Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra
11 September 2021 Saturday Nuakhai Orissa
21 August 2021 Saturday Onam Kerala, Pondicherry
17 September 2021 Friday Vishwakarma Puja West Bengal
6 October 2021 Wednesday Mahalaya Orissa, West Bengal, Assam, Karnataka
Bathukamma Telangana
15 October 2021 Friday Dusshera All states
2 November 2021 Tuesday Dhanteras Most states
4 November 2021 Thursday Diwali All states except Kerala territories
11 November 2021 Thursday Chhath Puja Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand
Friday Kartik Purnima Several states
12 November 2021 Friday Jagaddhatri Puja West Bengal
14 November 2021 Sunday Devutthana Ekadashi Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttarakhanda

10 Popular Festivals Holidays In India 2021

Holi, the Festival of Colors, is normally celebrated in the month of March every year. During this festival, people burn figurines, light beacons and drench each other with water billons and water.

Maha Shivatri means the night of Lord Shiva. Devotees across the country flock to Shiva temples and offer Bilva leaves to Lord Shiva. Extensive dancing and singing takes place to make people stay awake all night.

Ramajan is the month of fasting for the Islamic community. During the month, Muslims refrain from drinking, eating and smoking. The festival is intended to teach the community of Islam about humility, patience and spirituality to God.

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love, bond and affection between sisters and brothers. The festival is usually celebrated in the month of August every year. On this day, sisters tie Rakhi on the wrist of brothers.

Navaratri is celebrated for nine days with three each dedicated to worship of Ma Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, Ma Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge and Ma Durga, the Goddess of Valor.

Dussehra, a Hindu festival, celebrates the triumph of Lord Rama over Ravana. The festival also signifies the triumph of Goddess Durga over Mahishasur. Mysore is the famous destination to celebrate this festival with friends and families.

Ganesh Chaturthi, a Hindu festival, marks the birthday of Lord Ganesh or Lord Ganapati. The festival is celebrated by the worshippers of Lord Shiva and the worshipers of Lord Vishnu. Baisakhi, a primordial harvest festival, celebrates the New Year for the Sikh community.

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is normally celebrated in the month of October or November every year. It is a 5-day Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Diwali, in North India, is celebrated to honor the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after beating Ravana.

List Of holidays 2021 For Banks

Here is the complete list of the major bank holidays in 2021. Apart from these, there are some restricted holidays when banks in some states are closed.

January 26/Tuesday: Republic Day

March 11/Thursday: Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri

March 29/Monday: Holi

April 1/ Thursday: Closing accounts

April 2/Friday: Good Friday

April 14/Wednesday: Ambedkar Jayanti

April 25/Sunday: Mahavir Jayanti

May 13/Thursday: Ramzan-Id/Id-ul-Fitar

July 20/Tuesday: Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha

August 15/Sunday: Independence Day

August 19/Thursday: Muharram/Ashura

August 30/Monday: Janmashtami

September 10/Friday: Ganesh Chaturthi

October 2/Saturday: Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

October 15/Friday: Dussehra

November 4/Thursday: Diwali

November 19/Friday: Guru Nanak Jayanti

December 25/Saturday: Christmas


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