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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.

In 2019 it falls on a Saturday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Krishna is the eight incarnation of the god Vishnu.

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About Janmashtami

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Janmashtami Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2020.

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatSep 5JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2016ThuAug 25JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2017TueAug 15JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2018MonSep 3JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2019SatAug 24JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
2020WedAug 12JanmashtamiGazetted Holiday

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