|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 12||Friday||Basant Panchami / Saraswati Puja|
|February 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|February 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|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.
Good FridayChristians all over the world Mourn Jesus Christ's crucifixion and death on Friday before Easter Sunday. Many church services are held in the afternoon, usually around noon or midday to 3 pm, to remember the hours when Jesus hung on the cross. Handmade Kites are often are flown in Bermuda on Good Friday to symbolize the cross that Jesus died on, as well as his ascending into heaven.
|March 26||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 1||Friday||Annual Closing of Bank Account Day|
|April 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 13||Wednesday||Maha Visubha Sankranti|
|April 14||Thursday||Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti|
|April 15||Friday||Shriram Navami|
|April 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|June 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|June 15||Wednesday||Raja Sankranti|
|June 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 6||Wednesday||Rath Yatra|
|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 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 5||Monday||Ganesh Puja|
|September 10||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 24||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 2||Sunday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti|
|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 19||Wednesday||Maha Asthami|
|October 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 29||Saturday||Kali Puja|
|November 12||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|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