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Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) in India

Karwa Chauth is an annual one-day festival that honors the Hindu god Shiva and goddess Parvati. It occurs on the fourth day after the full moon in the Hindu month of Kartik, which is usually in October.

Is Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) a Public Holiday?

Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) 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.

Goddess Parvati & Lord Shiva

This festival honors the Hindu god Shiva and goddess Parvati.

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About Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)

Read more about Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth).

Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2020.

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
2015FriOct 30Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)Restricted Holiday
2016WedOct 19Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)Restricted Holiday
2017SunOct 8Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)Restricted Holiday
2018SatOct 27Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)Restricted Holiday
2019ThuOct 17Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)Restricted Holiday
2020WedNov 4Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)Restricted Holiday

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