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Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi in India

Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom and success. It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi and can last up to 10 days during the Hindu Month of Bhadra, which usually falls between mid-August and mid-September.

Is Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi a Public Holiday?

Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi is an optional holiday. Employment and holiday laws in India allow employees to choose a limited number of holidays from a list of optional holidays. Some employees may choose to take the day off on this day, however, most offices and businesses remain open.

Lord Ganesha

This festival celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha.

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About Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi

Read more about Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi.

Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2021.

Note: Individuals can take a limited number of restricted holidays but government offices and most businesses remain open. This system gives individuals the flexibility to take time off to celebrate a holiday within India's vast religious and cultural society.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuSep 17Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday
2016MonSep 5Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday
2017FriAug 25Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday
2018ThuSep 13Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday
2019MonSep 2Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday
2020SatAug 22Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday
2021FriSep 10Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday

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