As a very large country consisting of many cultures and religions, India’s public holidays 2013 are mostly constructed from various traditional and religious festivals.
Some popular religious festivals celebrated in almost every region of India are the Hindu festivals such as Holi, Diwali, and Dussehra, as well as the Islamic ones including Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, and Mawlid an-Nab.
Republic Day, Independence Day, and the Gandhi Jayanti are the only secular public holidays acknowledge every year in this second most populous country in the world.
The list of India Public Holidays 2013 is available below. Please note that the information provided below is based on estimation. We do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information concerning India Public Holidays 2013.
|2013 Date ||Name ||Remarks |
|January 24 || Milad-un-Nabi ||Birthday of Prophet Muhammad |
|January 26 || Republic Day || |
|March 10 || Maha Shivratri ||Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha |
|March 27 || Holi || |
|March 29 || Good Friday ||Friday before Easter Sunday |
|April 11 || Ugadi ||Telugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka (Bangalore), Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh only. |
|April 20 || Ram Navami || |
|April 23 || Mahavir Jayanti || |
|May 1 || Maharashtra Day ||Maharashtra (Mumbai) only |
|May 1 || May Day ||Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal only |
|May 25 || Buddha Purnima ||Birth of Buddha |
|August 8 || Idul Fitr || |
|August 15 || Independence Day || |
|August 20 || Parsi New Year ||Mumbai Only |
|August 28 || Janmashtami ||Restricted Holiday. Bangalore, Delhi. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna |
|September 9 || Ganesh Chaturthi ||Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Orissa, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only |
|October 2 || Mahatma Gandhi Birthday || Gandhi Jayanti |
|October 14 || Dussehra ||Vijaya Dashami |
|October 15 || Idul Juha ||Bakrid |
|November 1 || Kannada Rajyothsava ||Bangalore Only |
|November 3 || Deewali ||Deepawali |
|November 5 || Muharram ||Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community |
|November 14 || Muharram (10th Day) || Day of Ashurah |
|November 17 || Guru Nanak Birthday || |
|December 25 || Christmas day || |