List of Public Holidays in India 2012

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Here is the list of Public Holidays in India for Year 2012...

The 2012 Public Holidays in India will be an exhibition of multicultural and multi-religious festivities. India 2012 public holidays are mostly religious. There are only three national holidays in the country namely Republic Day, Independence Day, and the Gandhi Jayanti.
Holidays 2012 India
Detailed list of 2012 Public Holidays in India 

  • New Year’s Day: International New Year Day on Sunday, 1 January 2012

  • Pongal: Harvest Festival of South India on Saturday, 14 January 2012

  • India Republic Day: To commemorate the replacement of the Government of India Act 1935 by Constitution of India on Thursday, 26 January 2012

  • Milad-Un-Nabi: Mawlid an-Nabi is celebrated as the Birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad on Saturday, 4 February 2012

  • Mahashivratri / Maha Sivaratri: Also known as Great Night of Shiva when prayers and offerings of Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Lord Shiva are done. This is a Hindu festival on Monday, 20 February 2012

  • Holi: Hindu festival celebrated by playing with powdered colors on Thursday, 8 March 2012 and Friday, 9 March 2012

  • Mahavir Jayanthi: To celebrate the Birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara, this is the most important religious holiday for those who follow Jainism on Thursday, 5 April 2012

  • Good Friday: To commemorate the Death of Jesus, this is celebrated across globe and is a Christian holiday on Friday, 6 April 2012

  • Easter Monday: To commemorate the Resurrection of Jesus this too is a Christian holiday on Monday, 9 April 2012

  • Buddha Purnima: Also known as Vesak Day, this day is observed to celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha on Sunday, 6 May 2012

  • Krishna Janmashtami / Srikrishna Jayanti: This is celebrated to commemorate the Birth of Krishna, a Hindu god who is believed to be an avatar of god Vishnu on Friday, 10 August 2012

  • India Independence Day: On Wednesday, 15 August 2012

  • Id ul Fitr: Also known as Eid ul-Fitr, it marks the end of one month Ramadan period and is celebrated following the Islamic Calendar on Sunday, 19 August 2012

  • Ganesh Chaturthi: This is a very popular Hindu Festival and is grandly celebrated in the western part of the country. It commemorates the birth of Lord Ganesh (Ganesha). Celebrated for 4 days through various religious ceremonies it will fall on Sunday, 9 September 2012. The last day of the festivity, Anant Chaturdashi will be celebrated on Wednesday, 19 September 2012.

  • Gandhi Jayanti: This marks the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi popularly known as the Father of the Nation on Tuesday, 2 October 2012

  • Dussehra: The most celebrated Hindu festival, is also referred as the Vijaya Dashami on Wednesday, 24 October 2012

  • Idu’l Zuha/Bakrid: Also known as Eid al-Adha, this is an Islamic festival observed as the Feast of the Sacrifice. Following the Islamic Calendar this day will arrive on Friday, 26 October 2012

  • Deepavali / Diwali: More popularly known as the Festival of Lights, this is a very important Hindu festival and will be celebrated on Tuesday, 13 November 2012

  • Muharram: This is the Islamic New Year on Thursday, 15 November 2012

  • Guru Nanak Jayanti: This is the Sikh guru, Guru Nanak’s Birthday on Wednesday, 28 November 2012

  • Christmas Day: To commemorate the birth of Christ, this is the most important Christian holiday on Tuesday, 25 December 2012
List of Popular India Public Holidays 2012 

Date
Week Day
Name
26-Jan
Thursday
Republic Day
20-Feb
Monday
Maha Shivratri
8-Mar
Thursday
Holi
5-Apr
Thursday
Mahavir Jayanthi
6-Apr
Friday
Good Friday
1-May
Tuesday
May Day
6-May
Sunday
Buddha Purnima
10-Aug
Friday
Krishna Janmastami
15-Aug
Wednesday
Independence Day
19-Sep
Wednesday
Ganesh Chaturthi
2-Oct
Tuesday
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi
24-Oct
Wednesday
Vijaya Dashami
11-Nov
Sunday
Diwali
28-Nov
Wednesday
Guru Nanak Jayanthi
25-Dec
Tuesday
Christmas

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