National Holidays In India (Updated)

We will discuss the National Holidays In India 2016 as well as religious .As  india is there are people from different religions .And people from different religions are living in India collectively . And as we know that every religion has their own Holidays so all the people belongs to their religion celebrate their holidays accordingly. And there are also some holidays which are celebrated country wide or all over the india country which are also called National holidays of India. So here we will first discussed the National Holidays In India 2016.

There are three National Holidays In India 2016 which are discussed below.

  • Republic Day
  • Independence day
  • Gandhi jayanthi


Republic Day is actually celebrated due to the adoption of the constitution of India in 1950.

15th of August 1947 is actually the independence day of India so that’s why 15th of August is celebrated all over the country as a national holiday in india.

Gandhi jayantha is also one of the National Holidays In India 2016  which is the Birh anniversary of Mahatma Ganghi.

Different Religions National Holidays In India 2016.

Hindus Holidays

Hindus celebrate a number of festivals all through the year. Hindu festivals have one or more of religious, mythological and seasonal significance. The observance of the festival, the symbolisms used and attached, and the style and intensity of celebration varies from region to region within the country. A list of the more popular festivals is given below:


HOLIDAYS                                                    Obeserved In

Bhogi/LohriAndhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra (as Bhogi), Punjab (as Lohri)
Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Maghi/Magh BihuAndaman & Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam (as Magh Bihu), Gujarat (as Uttarayan), Karnataka, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, West Bengal (as Makar Sankranti), Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu (as Pongal), Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh (as Maghi), Rajasthan (as Makar Sankranti).
Thiruvalluvar DayPondicherry, Tamil Nadu
VishuKerala, Tamil Nadu
Uzhavar ThirunalTamil Nadu
(Farmers’ Day)Orissa, Tripura, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra
Vasant Panchami (Aka, Saraswati Puja)Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka
Ratha SaptamiAndhra Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
Maha Shivaratriall states and territories except Kerala, Nagaland, Mizoram, Goa, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Holi (Aka, Dol)Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Gudi Padwa/Ugadi/PuthanduMaharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
Hanuman JayantiMaharashtra, Orissa, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh (as Bada Mangal),Andhra pradesh and Telangana.
Akshaya Tritiya/Maharishi Parashurama JayantiMaharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh
Rath JatraOrissa,Gujarat
Nag Panchami or Guga-Navamiall states and territories except Goa
Raksha Bandhan (Aka, Rákhi Púrńimá)Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana, Orissa, Punjab, Maharashtra, Telangana.
Krishna JanmashtamiAndhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, West Bengal
Ganesh ChaturthiAndhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Orissa, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Rajasthan
OnamKerala, Pondicherry
Raja ParbaOrissa
MahalayaKarnataka, West Bengal, Assam, Orissa



Dussehra (Aka, Durgá Pujá)



all states
holiday for 2 days in Andhra Pradesh, mainly in Telangana (after Bathukamma), Bihar, Kerala, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh
holiday for 3 days in Orissa, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, and Tripura
holiday for 6 days in West Bengal
11th day Bhashani Utchhav in Orissa

Kumara Purnima (aka Kojaagari Pornima)Maharashtra (as Kojaagari Pornima),Madhya Pradesh, Odisha,Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal.
Diwali (Aka, Káli Puja, Deepavali and Diipávali)all states and territories
observed for 2 days in Assam, West Bengal, Karnataka, Orissa,
observed for 5 days in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh
observed for 6 days in Maharashtra
Devotthan EkadashiUttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and some parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh
Hartalika TeejMaharashtra, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
Jagaddhatri PujaWest Bengal
Visvakarma PujaOrissa, West Bengal,bihar.
ChhathBihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh


Islamic Holidays In India

Day of AshuraAll States & Territories.
10th Muharram. Death of Imam Hussain ibn AliAll States & Territories.
Eid Milad-un-NabiUttar Pradesh and Bihar
Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Last Friday in Ramadan
Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh
Eid ul-Fitrall states and territories
Eid/Ramazan IdTelangana
Eid al-Adha

Bakr-IdFeast of the Sacrifice

all states and territories



Christian National Holidays In India 2016


25 March (2016)Good FridayAll states and territories except Chhattisgarh
27 March (2016)Easter SundayAll states and territories except Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tripura
3 JulyFeast of St. Thomas the ApostleKerala
8 SeptemberFeast of the Blessed VirginTamil Nadu, Goa, Kerala, Karnataka
3 DecemberFeast of St. Francis XavierGoa
25 DecemberChristmas DayAll states and territories
26 DecemberBoxing DayTelangana


Sikh Holidays In India

HolidayObserved in
Guru Gobind Singh JiGurpurabChandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev JiPunjab
VaisakhiAndaman & Nicobar, Assam, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
Guru Nanak GurpurabAndaman & Nicobar, Assam, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Orissa, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Jharkhand


Buddhist National Holidays In India 2016

HolidayObserved in
LosarSikkim, Ladakh
Buddha PurnimaAndaman & Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh,Tripura, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal


Issues with large number of National Holidays In India 2016

While having so many Government Holidays kept in line with the idea of peaceful co-existence of all religions, there have been demands from various public bodies that the system of a multitude of religious holidays is hampering economic activities to a great extent. The past two Central Govt. Pay Commissions [1] have recommended the abolition of all Central Govt. Holidays on religious festivals, and instead, substitute with three National Holidays In India 2016, i.e., Independence Day (15 August), Republic Day (26 January) and Gandhi Jayanti (2 October).

It was also recommended to increase the amount of existing Restricted Holidays (Optional Holidays) depending on one’s religious persuasion from existing two to eight. The rationale being, 8 holidays can more than cater for the festivals of any particular religion. So there is no point in having more than these many number of holidays, since religion does not warrant a Hindu to celebrate Eid or a Muslim to celebrate Diwali.

With the proposed system, however, it was left to the individual to choose which 8 Holidays to celebrate, irrespective of his religious belief. However, this recommendation has not been accepted by the Govt. of India, fearing a loss of popularity, and thus Indian Govt. continues with an unusually large number of religious holidays as compared to most other countries.


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