List of National and regional Public holidays of India in 2016

DayDateHolidayComments
FridayJanuary 01New Years DayArunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
SaturdayJanuary 02Mannam JayanthiKerala Only
TuesdayJanuary 12Birthday of Swami VivekanandaWest Bengal only.
ThursdayJanuary 14BhogiTelangana
ThursdayJanuary 14PongalAlso known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
FridayJanuary 15PongalTamil Nadu
FridayJanuary 15SankrantiAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana
SaturdayJanuary 16Guru Gobind Singh JayantiHimachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan. Birthday of the final Sikh prophet-teacher
SaturdayJanuary 16Thiruvalluvar DayTamil Nadu only
SundayJanuary 17Uzhavar TirunalPuducherry, Tamil Nadu only
SaturdayJanuary 23Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose JayantiAssam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
MondayJanuary 25Statehood DayHimachal Pradesh only
TuesdayJanuary 26Republic DayCommemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
SundayJanuary 31Me-dam-me-phiAssam. Ancestor festival
TuesdayFebruary 09LosarSikkim only. Tibetan New Year
TuesdayFebruary 09Sonam LhocharSikkim only. Tamang New Year
FridayFebruary 12Vasant PanchamiHaryana, Odisha, Punjab, Tripura
FridayFebruary 12Sir Chhotu Ram JayantiHaryana only
SaturdayFebruary 13Sree PanchamiWest Bengal
FridayFebruary 19Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj JayantiMaharashtra only
MondayFebruary 22Guru Ravidas BirthdayHaryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
FridayMarch 04Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati JayantiHaryana only
SaturdayMarch 05Panchayati Raj DiwasOdisha
MondayMarch 07Maha ShivratriCelebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
WednesdayMarch 09Solar EclipseOdisha
WednesdayMarch 23DoljatraHoli Dahan
WednesdayMarch 23Shahidi Divas S. Bhagat Singh JiPunjab, Rajasthan only
WednesdayMarch 23Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & SukhdevHaryana only
ThursdayMarch 24Holi
ThursdayMarch 24Maundy ThursdayKerala
FridayMarch 25Good FridayFriday before Easter Sunday
FridayApril 01Odisha DayOdisha only. Utkal Divas
TuesdayApril 05Babu Jagjivan Ram BirthdayTelangana only
FridayApril 08UgadiTelugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh
FridayApril 08Cheti ChandGujarat only.
WednesdayApril 13VaisakhiHaryana, Punjab only
WednesdayApril 13Biju FestivalTripura only
WednesdayApril 13Maha Vishuba SankrantiOdisha
ThursdayApril 14Tamil New YearPuthandu. Tamil Nadu only
ThursdayApril 14Bengali New YearTripura, West Bengal only
ThursdayApril 14Dr Ambedkar JayantiBirthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
ThursdayApril 14VishuKerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
ThursdayApril 14Bohag BihuAssamese New Year. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
ThursdayApril 14Ashoka’s Birth AnniversaryBihar only
FridayApril 15Ram NavamiCelebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
FridayApril 15Himachal DayHimachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
FridayApril 15Bohag Bihu HolidayAssam only
SaturdayApril 16Bohag Bihu HolidayAssam only
TuesdayApril 19Mahavir JayantiThe most important religious holiday in Jainism
WednesdayApril 20Garia PujaTripura only
WednesdayApril 20Mahavir JayantiHaryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh
ThursdayApril 21Hazrat Alis BirthdayUttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad
SundayMay 01Maharashtra DayMaharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960
SundayMay 01May DayMany states
SundayMay 08Birthday of Rabindra Nath TagoreTripura, West Bengal. A Bengali polymath who reshaped literature and music.
SundayMay 08Parashurama JayantiHimachal Pradesh only
MondayMay 09Parashurama JayantiHaryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh only
MondayMay 09Basava JayanthiKarnataka only. The most important festival of the Lingayats.
MondayMay 16State DaySikkim only
SaturdayMay 21Buddha PurnimaBirth of Buddha
WednesdayMay 25Birthday of Kazi Nazrul IslamTripura only.
TuesdayJune 07Maharana Pratap JayantiHaryana, Himachal Pradesh only
WednesdayJune 08Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom dayPunjab Only
TuesdayJune 14Pahili RajaOdisha
WednesdayJune 15Raja SankrantiOdisha only
MondayJune 20Sant Guru Kabir JayantiGazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
FridayJuly 01Jumat-ul-WidaLast Friday of Ramadam
WednesdayJuly 06Idul FitrMany states
WednesdayJuly 06Ratha YatraOdisha
ThursdayJuly 07RamzanOdisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
TuesdayJuly 12Kharchi PujaTripura only
TuesdayJuly 26Ker PujaTripura only
SundayJuly 31Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham SinghPunjab only
MondayAugust 01Bonalu
TuesdayAugust 02Karkkadaka VavuKerala
MondayAugust 15Independence Day
WednesdayAugust 17Parsi New YearJamshed Navroz. Gujarat, Mumbai Only
ThursdayAugust 18Raksha BandhanGujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh only.
WednesdayAugust 24Sreekrishna JayanthiKerala, Odisha. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
ThursdayAugust 25JanmashtamiRestricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
FridaySeptember 02Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib JiPunjab only
SundaySeptember 04TeejHaryana only
MondaySeptember 05Ganesh ChaturthiVarasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
TuesdaySeptember 06NuakhaiOdisha only. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi
SaturdaySeptember 10Birthday of Baba Sri Chand JiPunjab only
MondaySeptember 12Idul JuhaBakrid. Except Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim.
TuesdaySeptember 13First OnamKerala only. Harvest Festival
TuesdaySeptember 13BakridMaharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu
WednesdaySeptember 14ThiruvonamKerala only. Harvest Festival
ThursdaySeptember 15Third OnamKerala only. Harvest Festival
FridaySeptember 16Sree Narayana Guru JayantiKerala only. Marks the birth of a key social reformer
FridaySeptember 16Fourth OnamKerala only. Harvest Festival
WednesdaySeptember 21Sree Narayana Guru SamadhiKerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
FridaySeptember 23Haryana’s Heroes’ Martyrdom DayHaryana only
WednesdaySeptember 28Birthday of S. Bhagat Singh JiPunjab only
FridaySeptember 30MahalayaKarnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
SaturdayOctober 01Maharaja Agrasen JayanatiHaryana, Punjab, Rajasthan only
SundayOctober 02Mahatma Gandhi BirthdayGandhi Jayanti
SundayOctober 02MuharramObserved mainly by the Shia Muslim community
SaturdayOctober 08Maha SaptamiOdisha, West Bengal
SundayOctober 09DurgastamiAndhra Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, West Bengal
MondayOctober 10Ayudha PujaKarnataka, Tamil Nadu
MondayOctober 10Navami of Durga PujaTripura,West Bengal
MondayOctober 10MahanavamiKerala, Odisha only. Ninth Day of Dussehra
TuesdayOctober 11DussehraDasara/Vijaya Dashami
TuesdayOctober 11Vijaya DashamiKerala, Odisha, Telangana, Tripura, Sikkim. Dussehra
WednesdayOctober 12Muharram (10th Day)Day of Ashurah
WednesdayOctober 12Durga PujaMahastami. Odisha, Sikkim only
ThursdayOctober 13Durga Puja HolidayTripura only
FridayOctober 14Durga Puja HolidayTripura only
SaturdayOctober 15Maharishi Valmiki BirthdayDelhi, Haryana, Karnataka
SaturdayOctober 15Lakshmi PujaOdisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
SundayOctober 16Maharishi Valmiki BirthdayHimachal Pradesh, Punjab
MondayOctober 17Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass JiPunjab only
TuesdayOctober 18Kati BihuAssam only
SaturdayOctober 29Narak ChaturdashiKarnataka
SaturdayOctober 29DeepavaliKerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura
SaturdayOctober 29Kali PujaOdisha, West Bengal. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
SundayOctober 30DeewaliDeepawali. Except Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal.
MondayOctober 31Vikram Samvat New YearGujarat only.
MondayOctober 31DeepavaliKarnataka, Maharashtra
MondayOctober 31Vishavkarma dayPunjab, Rajasthan
TuesdayNovember 01Bhai BijGujarat only.
TuesdayNovember 01Kannada RajyothsavaBangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
TuesdayNovember 01Haryana DayHaryana only.
TuesdayNovember 01Vishavkarma dayHaryana only
SundayNovember 06Chhath PujaHaryana, Uttar Pradesh
MondayNovember 14Guru Nanak BirthdayThe Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
MondayNovember 14Rasa PurnimaOdisha only
ThursdayNovember 17Kanakadasa JayanthiKarnataka only
SaturdayDecember 03World Disabled DayTripura only
SundayDecember 04Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur JiPunjab only
MondayDecember 12Id-e-Milad
TuesdayDecember 13Id-e-MiladHaryana, Tripura, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
SundayDecember 25Christmas DayObserved in all states
MondayDecember 26Shaheed Udham Singh’s BirthdayHaryana only
MondayDecember 26Boxing Day
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