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Maha Ashtami in India

Is Maha Ashtami a Public Holiday?

Maha Ashtami 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.

Maha Ashtami Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2019.

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
2015WedOct 21Maha AshtamiRestricted Holiday
2016SunOct 9Maha AshtamiRestricted Holiday
2017ThuSep 28Maha AshtamiRestricted Holiday
2018WedOct 17Maha AshtamiRestricted Holiday
2019SunOct 6Maha AshtamiRestricted Holiday

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