Holidays in India 2021

Festivals form an integral part of the Indian culture and varies from state to state, with each state or city having its own set of customs and traditions of celebrating a festival. Here’s a complete list of government, public, and bank holidays in 2021.

Government holidays are of two types:

  • Gazetted Holidays 2021

 A Gazetted holiday is that a holiday must be observed by schools, banks and other organizations which includes both private as well as public.


FestivalDateDay
Republic Day
26 January
Tuesday
Mahashivratri
11th March
Thursday
Holi29th MarchMonday
Good Friday
02 April
Friday
Ram Navami21 AprilWednesday
Mahavir Jayanti
25 April
Sunday
Ramzan/Eid-ul-Fitr
12 MayWednesday
Buddha Purnima
26 May
Wednesday
Bakr Id
21 JulyWednesday
Independence Day15th AugustSunday
Janmashtami
30th AugustMonday
Muharram
19th August
Thursday
Gandhi Jayanti
2nd October
Saturday
Dussehra
15th October
Friday
Diwali
4th November
Thursday
Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti
19 November
Friday
Christmas
25 December
Saturday
  • Restricted Holidays 2021

It is an optional holiday and totally depend on an individual employee whether he or she is willing to take or not.


FestivalDateDay
New Year’s Day
1 January
Friday
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti
2 January
Saturday
Lohri
13 JanuaryWednesday
Pongal
14 January
Friday
Hazrat Ali Birthday25th FebruaryThursday
Holika Dahana
28 March
Sunday
Easter day04th AprilSunday
Chaitra Sukladi/ Baisakhi
13th April
Tuesday
Birthday of Rabindranath
09th May
Sunday
Jamat-UI-Vida
06th May
Thursday
Onam12 AugustThursday
Rakshabandhan
22 August
Sunday
Ganesh Chaturthi
10th September
Friday
Maha Asthami
13 October
Wednesday
Maha Navami
14 October
Thursday
Govardhan Puja
5th November
Friday
Bhai Duj
6th November
Saturday
Chatt Puja
10th November
Wednesday
Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day
24th November
Wednesday

Observance Days 2020

There are also some observance days celebrated in India. List of the same are as follows:


FestivalDateDay
Chinese New Year
12th February
Saturday
Valentine’s Day
14 February
Sunday
First Day of Passover
4th April
Sunday
Maundy
01 April
Thursday
Ambedkar Jayanti
14th April
Wednesday
May Day
01st May
Saturday
Mother’s Day
09th May
Sunday
Father’s Day
20 June
Sunday
Guru Purnima
24th July
Saturday
Friendship Day
01st August
Sunday
Halloween Day
31st October
Saturday
Children’s day
14th November
Sunday
First Day of Hanukah
28th November
Sunday
Last Day of Hanukah
06th December
Monday