India 2013 Public Holidays

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
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
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

Buddha Purnima
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

Happy India Holiday 2013!