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India Public Holidays
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 Year 2007
January 1
January 20
January 26
Febuary 16
March 31
April 1
April 6
April 9
May 2
August 15
September 4
October 2
October 13
October 21
November 9
November 24
December 25
December 26

Idu’z Zuha/Bakrid (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Republic Day
Mahashivratri.
Mahavir Jayanthi.
Milad-Un-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet).
Good Friday.
Easter Monday.
Buddha Purnima.
Independence Day
Janmashtami.
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday.
Id ul Fitr (End of Ramadan).
Dussehra (Vijaya Fashami).
Deepavali or Diwali (Festival of Lights).
Guru Nanak's Birthday.
Christmas Day.
Boxing Day.
 
 Year 2008
 
December/January
January 10
January 26
Febuary *
Febuary/March*
March/April*
Marcy 21
March 24
April/May*
August 15
September*
September/October*
October 2
October 2
November*
November 24
December 25
December 26
December 29

Idu’z Zuha/Bakrid (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Republic Day
Mahashivratri.
Mahavir Jayanthi.
Milad-Un-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet).
Good Friday.
Easter Monday.
Buddha Purnima.
Independence Day
Janmashtami.
Dussehra (Vijaya Fashami).
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday.
Id ul Fitr (End of Ramadan).
Deepavali or Diwali (Festival of Lights).
Guru Nanak's Birthday.
Christmas Day.
Boxing Day.
Muharram (Islamic New Year).
Notes

(a) Public holidays in india tend to be observed on a strictly regional basis. Only the secular holidays of republic day, Independence and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday are universally observed. The above dates are Government of India holidays, when government offices will be closed nationwide. In addition, there are numerous festivals and fairs, which are also observed in some States as holidays, and the dates of which change from year to year. For more details, contact India Tourism (see Contact section). See also under the heading Special Events in the Social Profile section.

(b) Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates listed above are approximate. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night. Normal business patterns are sometimes interrupted. Many restaurants are closed during the day and there may be restrictions on smoking and drinking. For more information see the World of Islam appendix.
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