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Rama Navami in India

Rama Navami (Ram Navami, Ramanavami, Sri Rama Navami) is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Rama on the ninth day of the Hindu month of Caitra, which usually falls in March or April. Rama is the first son of King Dasaratha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya and is believed to be the seventh incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu.

Is Rama Navami a Public Holiday?

Rama Navami is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Rama Navami celebrates the birth of Rama, the hero of the great religious epic poem, the Ramayana.

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About Rama Navami

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Rama Navami Observances

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016FriApr 15Rama NavamiGazetted Holiday
2017TueApr 4Rama NavamiGazetted Holiday
2018SunMar 25Rama NavamiRestricted Holiday
2019SatApr 13Rama NavamiRestricted Holiday
2020ThuApr 2Rama NavamiGazetted Holiday
2021WedApr 21Rama NavamiGazetted Holiday
2022SunApr 10Rama NavamiGazetted Holiday
2023ThuMar 30Rama NavamiGazetted Holiday
2024WedApr 17Rama NavamiGazetted Holiday
2025SunApr 6Rama NavamiGazetted Holiday
2026ThuMar 26Rama NavamiGazetted Holiday

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