India 2014 Public Holiday and Bank Holiday

Being a multicultural and multi-religious country, India celebrates festivals from various religions as public holidays. This second most-populated country in the world observe only 3 secular public holidays i.e. Republic Day, Independence Day, and Gandhi Jayanti. Aside from those holidays, most of India 2014 public holidays and 2012 bank holidays are religious holidays.

Many local festivals are celebrated in each state and regional of India. The celebrated festivals depend on the dominant religious and linguistic demographics of the population in that region.

Some Hindu festivals such as Diwali, Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Dussehra are very popular in India and celebrated throughout the nation. Almost every region in India also celebrate certain Muslim festivals including Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha and Mawlid an-Nab. Meanwhile, Christian festivals (Christmas, Good Friday), Sikh festivals (Guru Nanak Jayanti) and Jain festivals (Mahavir Jayanti, Paryushan) are observed in some regions with significant number of followers for each religion.

India 2014 public holiday or bank holiday calendar is available below. Please note that the following list of India holidays 2014 is only an estimate. Thus, we do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information. We appreciate any comment and information regarding India public holiday 2014 calendar.

List of India Public Holidays 2014 & Bank Holiday 2014
Here is list of holidays 2014 in India

New Year’s Day
International New Year Day
Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Birth of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad
Mawlid / Birth of the Prophet
Monday, 13 January 2014

Harvest Festival of South India
Tuesday, 14 January 2014

India Republic Day
Commemorates the replacement of the Government of India Act 1935 with the Constitutions of India.
India Republic Day 2014
Sunday, 26 January 2014

Mahashivratri / Maha Sivaratri
A Hindu holiday – Great Night of Shiva
Maha Shivaratri 2014
Friday, 28 February 2014

Holika Dahan
Holika Dahan is the eve of Holi
Holika Dahan 2014
Sunday, 16 March 2014

Hindu festival of colors
Holi 2014
Monday, 17 March 2014

Mahavir Jayanthi
Birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara. The most important festival in Jainism.
Mahavir Jayanthi 2014
Sunday, 13 April 2014

Good Friday
Christian festival to commemorate the death of Jesus.
Good Friday 2014
Friday, 18 April 2014

Christian festival to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus.
Easter 2014
Sunday, 20 April 2014

Buddha Purnima
Buddhist festival to celebrate the birth, enlightment, and death of Buddha.
Vesak Day 2014
Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Idul Fitr
End of Ramadhan according to Islamic calendar.
Eid ul-Fitr 2014
Monday, 28 July 2014

India Independence Day
Celebrate the independence of India
India Independence Day 2014
Friday, 15 August 2014

Krishna Janmashtami / Srikrishna Jayanti
Hindu festival to celebrate the birth of Krishna.
Krishna Janmashtami 2014
Sunday, 17 August 2014

Ganesh Chaturthi
Hindu festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesh (Ganesha).
Ganesh Chaturthi 2014
Friday, 29 August 2014

Gandhi Jayanti
The birth of Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi Jayanti 2014
Thursday, 2 October 2014

Idul Juha / Bakrid
Islamic festival of sacrifice.
Eid ul-Adha 2014
Saturday, 4 October 2014

Vijaya Dashami – Hindu Festival
Dussehra 2014
Monday, 6 October 2014

Deepavali / Diwali
Festival of lights – a very important Hindu festival in India
Deepavali 2014
Thursday, 23 October 2014

Muharram / Day of Ashura
Islamic festival to mourn for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali / Imam Hussain.
Ashura Day 2014
Monday, 3 November 2014

Guru Nanak Jayanti
Sikh festival to commemorate the birth of Guru Nanak
Guru Nanak Birthday 2014
Thurday, 6 November 2014

Christmas Day
Christian festival to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Christmas 2014
Thursday, 25 December 2014

Boxing Day
The day after Christmas
Boxing Day 2014
Friday, 26 December 2014

Happy India holiday 2014 !