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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.

In 2019 it falls on a Saturday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

The Ramayana

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

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About Rama Navami

Read more about Rama Navami.

Rama Navami 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
2015SatMar 28Rama NavamiGazetted Holiday
2016FriApr 15Rama NavamiGazetted Holiday
2017TueApr 4Rama NavamiGazetted Holiday
2018SunMar 25Rama NavamiRestricted Holiday
2019SatApr 13Rama NavamiRestricted Holiday
2020ThuApr 2Rama NavamiRestricted Holiday

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