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Janmashtami in India

Krishna Janmashtami (Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Astami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanthi, Janmashtami) is one of the most important Hindu festivals that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Hindu month of Bhadrava, which is usually in August or September.

Is Janmashtami a Public Holiday?

Janmashtami is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Krishna is the eight incarnation of the god Vishnu.

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About Janmashtami

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Janmashtami Observances

Note: During a gazetted holiday, government offices and most businesses are closed so people have a day off work.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016ThuAug 25JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2017TueAug 15JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2018MonSep 3JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2019SatAug 24JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2020WedAug 12JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2021MonAug 30JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2022FriAug 19JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2023ThuSep 7JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2024MonAug 26JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2025SatAug 16JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2026FriSep 4JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday

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