|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|January 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|January 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
Republic dayJanuary 26 is not only republic day it is also Purna Swaraj Day. In 1950 when India's constitution came into effect this date was chosen as it was the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day, which was held on January 26, 1930. Republic day means means the constitution will give the power to the citizens to govern themselves by choosing their own government.
|February 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|February 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 7||Monday||Maha Shivratri|
|March 12||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
HoliIt was believed Hiranyakashipu a hard hearted and evil King decided to kill his own son as he refused to worship him. He asked his sister 'Holika', who was immune to fire, to sit on a pyre of fire with Prahalad in her lap. Actually they plan to burn Prahalad. But their plan did not go through as Prahalad who was reciting the name of Lord Vishnu throughout was safe, but Holika got burnt to ashes. The defeat of Holika signifies the burning of all that is bad. After this, Lord Vishnu killed Hiranyakashipu. It is actually the death of Holika that is associated with Holi.
|March 26||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 1||Friday||Annual Closing of Bank Accounts Day|
|April 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 15||Friday||Ram Navami|
|April 19||Tuesday||Mahaveer Jayanti|
|April 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 21||Saturday||Buddha Pournima|
|May 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|June 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|June 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|August 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
Independence DayIndia got Independence on August 15, 1947. India's independence from Britain ended 200 years of British rule. Much of the efforts for this should be given to our Indian independence leaders Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
|August 18||Thursday||Raksha Bandhan|
|August 25||Thursday||Janma Ashtami|
|August 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 10||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 24||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
Gandhi Jayanti2nd October is a national holiday in India to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti. This day is celebrated in the honor of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapuji.
|October 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
DussehraIn most of northern India and some parts of Maharashtra, Dussehra is celebrated to honor Lord Rama for the victory Ravana.
In West Bengal and the east of India, Durga Puja takes center stage of Dussehra festivities. They celebrate the victory of goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura in Dvapara yuga. Ashok Vijaya Dashmi is celebrated by Dalit Buddhists as the day Emperor Ashoka converted to Buddhism.
|October 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
DiwaliOn this day Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against Ravana.Hindu's light their houses to celebrate his victory over Demon King.
|November 12||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 14||Monday||Gurunanak Jayanti|
|November 26||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 10||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 24||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
ChristmasChristmas marks the birth Jesus Christ. Christians remember that Jesus died for us and then came back to life. He was resurrected from the dead on Easter day
भारत में लगभग 20 सार्वजनिक छुट्टियां होती हैं जिनमें दूसरा और चौथा शनिवार शामिल नहीं हैं। कुछ ऐसी सार्वजनिक छुट्टियां होती हैं जो हर बार अलग अलग समय में आती हैं जिनमें कुछ महत्वपूर्ण छुट्टियां शामिल नहीं हैं। सभी सार्वजनिक छुट्टियों के अलावा तीन महत्वपूर्ण सरकारी छुट्टियां भी होती हैं जिन्हें गजेटेड अवकाश (छुट्टियां/हॉलिडेज) कहा जाता है।
ये छुट्टियां गणतंत्र दिवस (26 जनवरी), स्वतंत्रता दिवस (15 अगस्त), गांधी जयन्ती (2 अक्टूबर) हैं। ये तीन छुट्टियां भारत में प्रमुख छुट्टियां हैं क्योंकि इन छुट्टियों के दिन बैंक, सरकारी कार्यालय स्कूल, कॉलेज, शैक्षणिक संस्थान तथा अन्य सभी संस्थाएं वर्ष के इन तीन में बंद रहते हैं।
कुछ अन्य धार्मिक त्योहार हैं जब सभी बैंक, शैक्षणिक संस्थान और अन्य कंपनियां बंद रहती हैं। परन्तु कुछ सरकारी कार्यालय, शैक्षणिक संस्थान और व्यापार उनके धार्मिक विश्वास के आधार पर काम करते हैं। ये त्योहार हैं