National Public Holidays of India in 2014

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The list of India Public Holidays 2014 is available below. As a very large country consisting of many cultures and religions, India’s public holidays 2014 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 2014 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 2014.

Public Holidays India 2014

List of Public Holidays of India in 2014:

2014 DateNameRemarks
January 13, 2014Milad-un-NabiBirthday of Prophet Muhammad
January 26, 2014Republic Day
February 28, 2014Maha ShivratriCelebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
March 17, 2014Holi
March 31, 2014UgadiTelugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka (Bangalore), Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh only.
April 8, 2014Ram Navami
April 13, 2014Mahavir Jayanti
April 18, 2014Good FridayFriday before Easter Sunday
May 1, 2014May DayAndhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal only
May 1, 2014Maharashtra DayMaharashtra (Mumbai) only
May 13, 2014Buddha PurnimaBirth of Buddha
July 28, 2014Idul Fitr
August 15, 2014Independence Day
August 17, 2014JanmashtamiRestricted Holiday. Bangalore, Delhi. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
August 20, 2014Parsi New YearJamshed Navroz. Mumbai Only
August 29, 2014Ganesh ChaturthiAndhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Orissa, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only
October 2, 2014Mahatma Gandhi BirthdayGandhi Jayanti
October 4, 2014Idul JuhaBakrid
October 6, 2014DussehraVijaya Dashami
October 23, 2014DeewaliDeepawali
October 25, 2014MuharramObserved mainly by the Shia Muslim community
November 1, 2014Kannada RajyothsavaBangalore Only
November 3, 2014Muharram (10th Day)Day of Ashurah
November 6, 2014Guru Nanak Birthday
December 25, 2014Christmas day

Notes about Indian Public Holidays 2014:

  • Only the secular holidays of Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday are observed nationally.
  • Public holidays in India tend to be observed on a strictly regional basis. 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, the dates of which change from year to year.
  • Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are the latest known dates.
  • Although not government official holidays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day are observed nationally.

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