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Holidays in India in 2008


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday type
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayRestricted Holiday
Jan 5SaturdayGuru Govind Singh JayantiRestricted Holiday
Jan 15TuesdayPongalRestricted Holiday
Jan 26SaturdayRepublic DayGazetted Holiday
Feb 7ThursdayChinese New YearObservance
Feb 11MondayVasant PanchamiRestricted Holiday
Feb 14ThursdayValentine's DayObservance
Feb 19TuesdayShivaji JayantiRestricted Holiday
Feb 21ThursdayGuru Ravidas JayantiRestricted Holiday
Mar 2SundayMaharishi Dayanand Saraswati JayantiRestricted Holiday
Mar 5WednesdayMaha Shivaratri/ShivaratriGazetted Holiday
Mar 20ThursdayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 20ThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance, Christian
Mar 21FridayGood FridayGazetted Holiday
Mar 21FridayMilad un-Nabi/Id-e-MiladGazetted Holiday
Mar 22SaturdayDolyatraRestricted Holiday
Mar 23SundayEaster DayRestricted Holiday
Apr 7MondayChaitra SukhladiRestricted Holiday
Apr 13SundayVaisakhiRestricted Holiday
Apr 14MondayRama NavamiGazetted Holiday
Apr 18FridayMahavir JayantiGazetted Holiday
Apr 20SundayFirst day of PassoverObservance
May 1ThursdayMay DayObservance
May 8ThursdayBirthday of RavindranathRestricted Holiday
May 11SundayMother's DayObservance
May 20TuesdayBuddha Purnima/VesakGazetted Holiday
Jun 15SundayFather's DayObservance
Jun 20FridayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 7MondayRath YatraRestricted Holiday
Jul 17ThursdayHazarat Ali's BirthdayRestricted Holiday
Aug 3SundayFriendship DayObservance
Aug 15FridayIndependence DayGazetted Holiday
Aug 15FridayThanksgiving DayObservance
Aug 16SaturdayRaksha Bandhan (Rakhi)Restricted Holiday
Aug 19TuesdayParsi New YearRestricted Holiday
Aug 24SundayJanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
Sep 3WednesdayGanesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday
Sep 12FridayOnamRestricted Holiday
Sep 22MondaySeptember equinoxSeason
Sep 26FridayJamat Ul-VidaRestricted Holiday
Oct 2ThursdayMahatma Gandhi JayantiGazetted Holiday
Oct 3FridayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-FitarMuslim, Common Local holidays
Oct 6MondayMaha SaptamiRestricted Holiday
Oct 7TuesdayMaha AshtamiRestricted Holiday
Oct 9ThursdayDussehra (Maha Navami)Gazetted Holiday
Oct 14TuesdayMaharishi Valmiki JayantiRestricted Holiday
Oct 28TuesdayDiwali/DeepavaliGazetted Holiday
Oct 29WednesdayGovardhan PujaRestricted Holiday
Oct 30ThursdayBhai DujRestricted Holiday
Oct 31FridayHalloweenObservance
Nov 13ThursdayGuru Nanak JayantiGazetted Holiday
Nov 24MondayGuru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom DayRestricted Holiday
Dec 9TuesdayBakri Id/Eid ul-AdhaGazetted Holiday
Dec 21SundayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 22MondayFirst Day of HanukkahObservance
Dec 24WednesdayChristmas EveRestricted Holiday
Dec 25ThursdayChristmasGazetted Holiday
Dec 29MondayLast day of HanukkahObservance
Dec 31WednesdayNew Year's EveObservance, Christian
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