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.
List of Public Holidays of India in 2014:
|January 13, 2014||Milad-un-Nabi||Birthday of Prophet Muhammad|
|January 26, 2014||Republic Day|
|February 28, 2014||Maha Shivratri||Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha|
|March 17, 2014||Holi|
|March 31, 2014||Ugadi||Telugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka (Bangalore), Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh only.|
|April 8, 2014||Ram Navami|
|April 13, 2014||Mahavir Jayanti|
|April 18, 2014||Good Friday||Friday before Easter Sunday|
|May 1, 2014||May Day||Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal only|
|May 1, 2014||Maharashtra Day||Maharashtra (Mumbai) only|
|May 13, 2014||Buddha Purnima||Birth of Buddha|
|July 28, 2014||Idul Fitr|
|August 15, 2014||Independence Day|
|August 17, 2014||Janmashtami||Restricted Holiday. Bangalore, Delhi. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna|
|August 20, 2014||Parsi New Year||Jamshed Navroz. Mumbai Only|
|August 29, 2014||Ganesh Chaturthi||Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Orissa, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only|
|October 2, 2014||Mahatma Gandhi Birthday||Gandhi Jayanti|
|October 4, 2014||Idul Juha||Bakrid|
|October 6, 2014||Dussehra||Vijaya Dashami|
|October 23, 2014||Deewali||Deepawali|
|October 25, 2014||Muharram||Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community|
|November 1, 2014||Kannada Rajyothsava||Bangalore Only|
|November 3, 2014||Muharram (10th Day)||Day of Ashurah|
|November 6, 2014||Guru Nanak Birthday|
|December 25, 2014||Christmas 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.