India – Public Holidays In 2021

Public holidays are usually non-working days during the year established by law. In general, these are days of celebration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event, or they can be religious celebrations. Some countries have national laws that make some or all public holidays paid holidays, while in some, there are no such laws. In these cases, many firms provide days off as paid or unpaid holidays. Here you can find the public holidays of India in 2021.

Public Holidays for India

Guru Gobind Singh JayantiWednesday, January 20, 2021
Republic DayTuesday, January 26, 2021
Vasant PanchamiTuesday, February 16, 2021
Guru Ravidas JayantiSaturday, February 27, 2021
Maha ShivaratriThursday, March 11, 2021
S. Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom DayTuesday, March 23, 2021
HoliMonday, March 29, 2021
VaisakhTuesday, April 13, 2021
Dr Ambedkar JayantiWednesday, April 14, 2021
Ram NavamiWednesday, April 21, 2021
Mahavir JayantiSunday, April 25, 2021
Idul FitrThursday, May 13, 2021
Maharshi Parasuram JayantiFriday, May 14, 2021
Buddha PurnimaWednesday, May 26, 2021
Maharana Pratap JayantiSunday, June 13, 2021
Sant Guru Kabir JayantiThursday, June 24, 2021
Bakrid / Eid al AdhaTuesday, July 20, 2021
Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom DaySaturday, July 31, 2021
Haryali TeejWednesday, August 11, 2021
Independence DaySunday, August 15, 2021
MuharramThursday, August 19, 2021
Raksha BandhanSunday, August 22, 2021
JanmashtamiMonday, August 30, 2021
JanmashtamiThursday, September 23, 2021
Gandhi JayantiSaturday, October 02, 2021
Maharaja Agrasen JayantiThursday, October 07, 2021
Vijaya DashamiFriday, October 15, 2021
Eid e MiladTuesday, October 19, 2021
Maharishi Valmiki JayantiWednesday, October 20, 2021
Haryana DayMonday, November 01, 2021
DiwaliThursday, November 04, 2021
Deepavali HolidayFriday, November 05, 2021
Guru Nanak JayantiFriday, November 19, 2021
Christmas DaySaturday, December 25, 2021
Shaheed Udham Singh JayantiSunday, December 26, 2021

Tip: How to use the public holidays to your advantage:

  • When a public holiday is set on a friday, take the monday off and enjoy an extended week-end (or viceversa).
  • If a public holiday is set in the middle of the week, take the remaining days off, and benefit of a small vacation by using fewer paid leave days.
  • When two public holidays are very close together, take off the days between them for a little recreation time.
Iulia S.
Iulia S.
I am an active social media user that finds new things to learn every day. The internet feels like home to me. My mind is always analyzing something, and what I enjoy doing the most is using everything I know to help others.

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