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Janmashtami (Smarta) in India

Is Janmashtami (Smarta) a Public Holiday?

Janmashtami (Smarta) 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.

Janmashtami (Smarta) Observances

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
2016ThuAug 25Janmashtami (Smarta)Observance
2017MonAug 14Janmashtami (Smarta)Observance
2018SunSep 2Janmashtami (Smarta)Observance
2019SatAug 24Janmashtami (Smarta)Observance
2020TueAug 11Janmashtami (Smarta)Restricted Holiday
2021MonAug 30Janmashtami (Smarta)Restricted Holiday
2022ThuAug 18Janmashtami (Smarta)Restricted Holiday
2023WedSep 6Janmashtami (Smarta)Restricted Holiday
2024MonAug 26Janmashtami (Smarta)Restricted Holiday
2025FriAug 15Janmashtami (Smarta)Restricted Holiday
2026FriSep 4Janmashtami (Smarta)Restricted Holiday

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