As a very large country consisting of many cultures and religions, India’s public holidays 2013 are mostly constructed from various traditional and religious festivals.
Some popular religious festivals celebrated in almost every region of India are the Hindu festivals such as Holi, Diwali, and Dussehra, as well as the Islamic ones including Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, and Mawlid an-Nab.
Republic Day, Independence Day, and the Gandhi Jayanti are the only secular public holidays acknowledge every year in this second most populous country in the world.
The list of India Public Holidays 2013 is available below. Please note that the information provided below is based on estimation. We do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information concerning India Public Holidays 2013.
New Year’s Day 2013 New Year – Celebrates the 1st day of the 1st month of the year according to Gregorian (Western) calendar.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Milad-un-Nabi is an Islamic festival to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
India Republic Day India Republic Day is celebrated to commemorate the replacement of the Government of India Act 1965 with the Constitution of India.
Saturday, 26 January 2013
Holi Holi is a Hindu festival celebrated by smearing colorful powder or water to other people as a symbol of love and affection.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Good Friday Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrated three days before the Easter Monday.
Friday, 29 March 2013
Ram Navami is a Hindu festival to celebrate the birth of King Rama.
Saturday, 20 April 2013
Mahavir Jayanti Mahavir Jayanti is the most important religious festival in Jainism. It commemorates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Also known as Vesak Day to celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha.
Saturday, 25 May 2013
Idul Fitr Eid al-Fitr is an Islamic festival to commemorate the end of Ramadan.
Thursday, 8 August 2013
India Independence Day Independence Day of India – Commemoration of India’s freedom from British rule.
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Ganesh Chaturthi Ganesh Chaturthi – A Hindu festival to celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesh.
Monday, 9 September 2013
Gandhi Jayanti Gandhi Jayanti – Commemorates the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Dussehra Dussehra – A Hindu festival to celebrate the victory of the forces of Good over Evil.
Monday, 14 October 2013
Idul Juha / Bakrid
Also known as Eid al-Adha or the Feast of sacrifice in Islam.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Deewali / Dipavali Deewali is a Hindu festival celebrated by igniting the lights through candles or lamps.
Sunday, 3 November 2013
Muharram / Day of Ashura Ashura Day – Islamic feast day falls on 10th day of Muharram month in Islamic calendar to commemorate the martyrdom of Husayn Ibn Ali.
Thursday, 14 November 2013
Guru Nanak Birthday Guru Nanak Birthday or Guru Nanak Jayanti is a Shik/Sheik festival to celebrate the birthday of Guru Nanak.
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Christmas Day Christmas – Christian festival to celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Boxing Day Boxing Day – The day after Christmas.
Thursday, 26 December 2013