Holidays In India
India is a country of diversity and culture, where people of many religions lives in. Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Jain, Buddhism and many more religions are there and having a population of more than 1.2 billion.
Indian observes festivals now and then that may be from other religion. So here is the list of holidays, and holiday calendar of India. Some holidays are region specific and some of them are observed nationally.
Indian Holiday Calendar 2020
National Holidays In India
Only secular holidays are celebrated as national holidays of India. Those are Independents Day on August 15, Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, and Republic Day on January 26.
Many States have local festivals depending upon religious demographics. Popular Hindu festivals of Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Maha Shivratri, Onam, Janmashtami, Saraswati Puja, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Raksha Bandhan, Holi, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Nuakhai. Jain festivals like Mahavir Jayanti and Paryushan, Sikh festivals like Guru Nanak Jayanti and Vaisakhi, Muslim festivals like Eid ul-Fitr, Eid ul-Adha, Mawlid, Muharram; Buddhist festivals like Buddha Jayanti, Dhammachakra Pravartan Day and Losar and Christian festivals of Christmas, Easter and Good Friday are celebrated all over India.