Home   Calendar   Holidays   India   Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri
Flag for India

Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri in India

Maha Shivaratri (Maha Shivratri, Maha Sivaratri, Shivaratri, Sivaratri) is a festival that is dedicated to the worship Lord Shiva on the 13th or 14th day of the Hindu month of Maagha or Phalguna. The festival usually occurs in the month of February or March and is observed for one day and night only.

Is Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri a Public Holiday?

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

Goddess Parvati & Lord Shiva

The Hindu god Shiva next to the goddess Parvati.

©iStockphoto.com/kolluru ashok

About Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri

Read more about Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri.

Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri 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
2015TueFeb 17Maha Shivaratri/ShivaratriGazetted Holiday
2016MonMar 7Maha Shivaratri/ShivaratriGazetted Holiday
2017FriFeb 24Maha Shivaratri/ShivaratriGazetted Holiday
2018WedFeb 14Maha Shivaratri/ShivaratriGazetted Holiday
2019MonMar 4Maha Shivaratri/ShivaratriGazetted Holiday
2020FriFeb 21Maha Shivaratri/ShivaratriGazetted Holiday

You might also like

Try Our iOS Eclipse App

Try Our iOS Eclipse App

With our Solar & Lunar Eclipses app for iOS you have all you need to get ready for the total lunar eclipse on January 20-21 in one free app. more

 Total Eclipse Supermoon

Total Eclipse Supermoon

The Wolf Moon, the Full Moon on January 20-21, 2019, is a Supermoon, making it look bigger and brighter than usual during the total lunar eclipse. more

Free 2019 Calendars to Print

Free 2019 Calendars to Print

Easy-to-use free printable Calendar PDF for over 220 countries. Make blank calendars or include holidays or events before saving, sharing, or printing. more