India Holidays 2016 Public Holidays and Observances

India Holidays 2016 Public Holidays and Observances

List of India Holidays 2016. All you need to know about Public Holidays and Observances in India.

Date
Weekday
Holiday name
Holiday type

Jan 1
Friday
New Year’s Day
Restricted Holiday

Jan 14
Thursday
Makar Sankranti
Restricted Holiday

Jan 15
Friday
Pongal
Restricted Holiday

Jan 16
Saturday
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti
Restricted Holiday

Jan 26
Tuesday
Republic Day
Gazetted Holiday

Feb 8
Monday
Chinese New Year
Observance

Feb 12
Friday
Vasant Panchami
Restricted Holiday

Feb 14
Sunday
Valentine’s Day
Observance

Feb 19
Friday
Shivaji Jayanti
Restricted Holiday

Feb 22
Monday
Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Restricted Holiday

Mar 4
Friday
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
Restricted Holiday

Mar 7
Monday
Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri
Gazetted Holiday

Mar 20
Sunday
March equinox
Season

Mar 23
Wednesday
Holika Dahana
Restricted Holiday

Mar 24
Thursday
Maundy Thursday
Observance, Christian

Mar 24
Thursday
Dolyatra
Restricted Holiday

Mar 25
Friday
Good Friday
Gazetted Holiday

Mar 27
Sunday
Easter Day
Restricted Holiday

Apr 8
Friday
Chaitra Sukhladi
Restricted Holiday

Apr 13
Wednesday
Vaisakhi
Restricted Holiday

Apr 14
Thursday
Mesadi/Vaisakhadi
Restricted Holiday

Apr 14
Thursday
Ambedkar Jayanti
Observance

Apr 15
Friday
Rama Navami
Gazetted Holiday

Apr 20
Wednesday
Mahavir Jayanti
Gazetted Holiday

Apr 21
Thursday
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday
Restricted Holiday

Apr 23
Saturday
First day of Passover
Observance

May 1
Sunday
May Day
Observance

May 8
Sunday
Mother’s Day
Observance

May 8
Sunday
Birthday of Ravindranath
Restricted Holiday

May 21
Saturday
Buddha Purnima/Vesak
Gazetted Holiday

Jun 19
Sunday
Father’s Day
Observance

Jun 20
Monday
June Solstice
Season

Jul 1
Friday
Jamat Ul-Vida
Restricted Holiday

Jul 6
Wednesday
Rath Yatra
Restricted Holiday

Jul 8
Friday
Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar
Muslim, Common Local holidays

Aug 7
Sunday
Friendship Day
Observance

Aug 15
Monday
Independence Day
Gazetted Holiday

Aug 15
Monday
Thanksgiving Day
Observance

Aug 17
Wednesday
Parsi New Year
Restricted Holiday

Aug 18
Thursday
Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)
Restricted Holiday

Aug 25
Thursday
Janmashtami
Gazetted Holiday

Sep 5
Monday
Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi
Restricted Holiday

Sep 12
Monday
Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha
Gazetted Holiday

Sep 14
Wednesday
Onam
Restricted Holiday

Sep 22
Thursday
September equinox
Season

Oct 2
Sunday
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Gazetted Holiday

Oct 11
Tuesday
Dussehra (Maha Navami)
Gazetted Holiday

Oct 12
Wednesday
Muharram/Ashura
Gazetted Holiday

Oct 16
Sunday
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
Restricted Holiday

Oct 19
Wednesday
Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)
Restricted Holiday

Oct 29
Saturday
Naraka Chaturdasi
Restricted Holiday

Oct 30
Sunday
Diwali/Deepavali
Gazetted Holiday

Oct 31
Monday
Halloween
Observance

Oct 31
Monday
Govardhan Puja
Restricted Holiday

Nov 1
Tuesday
Bhai Duj
Restricted Holiday

Nov 6
Sunday
Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)
Restricted Holiday

Nov 24
Thursday
Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day
Restricted Holiday

Dec 13
Tuesday
Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad
Gazetted Holiday

Dec 21
Wednesday
December Solstice
Season

Dec 24
Saturday
Christmas Eve
Restricted Holiday

Dec 25
Sunday
First Day of Hanukkah
Observance

Dec 25
Sunday
Christmas
Gazetted Holiday

Dec 31
Saturday
New Year’s Eve
Observance, Christian

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