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Indian Holidays & Festivals 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday 1-Jan New Year's Day Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
Tuesday 2-Jan Mannam Jayanthi Kerala Only
Friday 12-Jan Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal only
Saturday 13-Jan Bhogi Telangana
Sunday 14-Jan Pongal Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
Sunday 14-Jan Sankranti Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Telangana
Tuesday 16-Jan Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu only
Wednesday 17-Jan Uzhavar Tirunal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only
Monday 22-Jan Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Tripura, West Bengal
Tuesday 23-Jan Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
Wednesday 24-Jan Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti Haryana only
Thursday 25-Jan Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh only
Friday 26-Jan Republic Day  Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Wednesday 31-Jan Me-dam-me-phi Assam. Ancestor festival
Saturday 10-Feb Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Haryana only
Tuesday 13-Feb Maha Shivratri  Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Friday 16-Feb Losar Sikkim only. Tibetan New Year
Friday 16-Feb Sonam Lhochar Sikkim only. Tamang New Year
Monday 19-Feb Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra only
Thursday 1-Mar Doljatra Holi Dahan
Thursday 1-Mar Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only. Full moon of Magh
Friday 2-Mar Holi   
Sunday 18-Mar Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh
Monday 19-Mar Cheti Chand Gujarat only.
Thursday 22-Mar Bihar Divas Bihar Only
Friday 23-Mar Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev Haryana only
Friday 23-Mar Shahidi Divas S. Bhagat Singh Ji Punjab, Rajasthan only
Thursday 29-Mar Mahavir Jayanti  The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Thursday 29-Mar Maundy Thursday Kerala only
Friday 30-Mar Good Friday  Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday 30-Mar Hazrat Alis Birthday Uttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad
Sunday 1-Apr Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Sunday 1-Apr Odisha Day Odisha only. Utkal Divas
Thursday 5-Apr Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday Telangana only
Friday 13-Apr Biju Festival Tripura only
Friday 13-Apr Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Saturday 14-Apr Ashoka's Birth Anniversary Bihar only
Saturday 14-Apr Bengali New Year Tripura, West Bengal only
Saturday 14-Apr Bohag Bihu Assamese New Year. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
Saturday 14-Apr Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Saturday 14-Apr Maha Vishuba Sankranti Odisha
Saturday 14-Apr Tamil New Year Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only
Saturday 14-Apr Vaisakhi Haryana, Punjab only
Sunday 15-Apr Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15  1948
Sunday 15-Apr Vishu Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
Wednesday 18-Apr Parashurama Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh only
Thursday 19-Apr Basava Jayanthi Karnataka only. The most important festival of the Lingayats. 3rd Vaiskha
Monday 23-Apr Garia Puja Tripura only
Wednesday 25-Apr Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Tuesday 1-May Maharashtra Day Maharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1  1960
Tuesday 1-May  Day Many states
Monday 7-May Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore Tripura, West Bengal
Wednesday 16-May State Day Sikkim only
Friday 25-Jun Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam Tripura only.
Tuesday 29-Jun Buddha Purnima  Birth of Buddha
Friday 8-Jun Jumat-ul-Wida Last Friday of Ramadam
Thursday 14-Jun Pahili Raja Odisha
Friday 15-Jun Idul Fitr  Many states
Friday 15-Jun Raja Sankranti Odisha only
Saturday 16-Jun Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab Only
Saturday 16-Jun Maharana Pratap Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only
Thursday 28-Jun Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Saturday 14-Jul Ratha Yatra Odisha
Friday 20-Jul Kharchi Puja Tripura only
Tuesday 31-Jul Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh Haryana, Punjab only
Friday 3-Aug Ker Puja Tripura only
Saturday 11-Aug Karkkadaka Vavu Kerala
Wednesday 15-Aug Independence Day   
Friday 17-Aug Parsi New Year Jamshed Navroz. Gujarat, Mumbai Only
Wednesday 22-Aug Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Thursday 23-Aug First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Friday 24-Aug Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Saturday 25-Aug Third Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Sunday 26-Aug Raksha Bandhan Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh only. Shravana Purnima
Sunday 26-Aug Fourth Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Saturday 1-Sep Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Punjab only
Sunday 2-Sep Sreekrishna Jayanthi Kerala, Odisha. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Monday 3-Sep Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Monday 10-Sep Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji Punjab only
Tuesday 11-Sep Muharram Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community
Wednesday 12-Sep Teej Haryana only
Wednesday 12-Sep Saragarhi Day State holiday in Punjab
Thursday 13-Sep Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Friday 14-Sep Nuakhai Odisha only. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi
Thursday 20-Sep Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Friday 21-Sep Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
Sunday 23-Sep Haryana's Heroes' Martyrdom Day Haryana only
Friday 28-Sep Birthday of S. Bhagat Singh Ji Punjab only
Tuesday 2-Oct Mahatma Gandhi Birthday  Gandhi Jayanti
Tuesday 9-Oct Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Wednesday 10-Oct Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan only
Tuesday 16-Oct Maha Saptami Assam, Odisha, West Bengal
Wednesday 17-Oct Durgastami Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Telangana, West Bengal
Thursday 18-Oct Ayudha Puja Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Thursday 18-Oct Mahanavami Bihar, Kerala, Odisha only. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Thursday 18-Oct Navami of Durga Puja Assam, Tripura,West Bengal
Friday 19-Oct Durga Puja Mahastami. Odisha, Sikkim only
Friday 19-Oct Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday 24-Oct Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Wednesday 24-Oct Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
Thursday 1-Nov Haryana Day Haryana only.
Thursday 1-Nov Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
Tuesday 6-Nov Narak Chaturdashi Karnataka
Wednesday 7-Nov Deepavali Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura
Wednesday 7-Nov Deepavali Karnataka, Maharashtra
Wednesday 7-Nov Deewali Deepawali. Except Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal.
Wednesday 7-Nov Kali Puja Assam, Odisha, West Bengal. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
Thursday 8-Nov Vikram Samvat New Year Gujarat only.
Thursday 8-Nov Vishvakarma Day Day after Dewali
Friday 9-Nov Bhai Bij Gujarat only.
Wednesday 14-Nov Chhath Puja Assam, Bihar, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh
Tuesday 20-Nov Id-e-Milad  
Friday 23-Nov Guru Nanak Birthday  The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Friday 23-Nov Rasa Purnima Odisha only
Monday 3-Dec World Disabled Day Tripura only
Sunday 16-Dec Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Punjab only
Tuesday 25-Dec Christmas Day  Observed in all states
Wednesday 26-Dec Boxing Day  
Wednesday 26-Dec Shaheed Udham Singh's Birthday Haryana only
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