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FESTIVAL 2008
01 january
New Year's Day
05 january
Guru Govind Singh's birthday
9 january
Muharam (Al Hijra)
13 january
Lohri / Lohari (HP, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi)
14 january
Pongal
15 january
Makar Sakranti
26 january
Republic Day
31 january
Guru Har Rai Sahib's birthday (Sikh)
 
 
02 february
Guru Ravi Dass's birthday
07 february
Chinese New Year
07 february
Mauni Amavashya
11 february
Vasant Panchami
12 february
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
14 february
Valentine Day
 
 
02 march
Mothering Sunday (UK)
06 march
Mahashivratri
16 march
Palm Sunday
20 march
Milad un Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet)
21 march
Good Friday
21 march
Nau Roz
22 march
Holi
22 march
Holla Mohalla
23 march
Easter Sunday
26 march
Khordad Sal, Birth of Prophet Zaranhushtra
31 march
Mahavir Jayanti
 
 
06 april
Bikrami Samvat (Hindu New Year)
06 april
Gudi Padwa
08 april
Easter Sunday
14 april
Tamil New Year (Tamil Nadu)
14 april
Baisakhi / Vaisakhi (birth anniversary of the Khalsa)
14 april
Dr B.R. Ambedkar's birthday
14 april
Ram Navmi
15 april
Himachal day (Himachal Pradesh)
18 april
Mahavir Jayanti
18 april
Guru Angad Sahib's birthday (Sikh)
18 april
Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib's birthday (Sikh)
19 april
Hanuman Jayanti
20 april
Passover
27 april
Easter
 
 
01 may
May Day
01 may
Maharashtra Day
02 may
Guru Arjun Sahib's birthday (Sikh)
11 may
Mother's Day
20 may
Buddha Jayanti / Buddha Purnima
21 may
Rajiv Gandhi death anniversary
23 may
Guru Amar Das Sahib's birthday (Sikh)
27 may
Pandit Nehru death anniversary
 
 
13 june
Ganga Dussehra
15 june
Fatherís Day
16 june
Guru Arjun Dev Sahib's Martyrdom Day
18 june
Kabir Das Jayanti
   
 
05 july
Guru Hargobinds birthday (Sikh)
16 july
Rath Yatra
18 july
Guru Purnima (Vyas pujan)
23 july
Guru Harkrishan Sahib' birthday (Sikh)
28 july
Hazrat Ali's birthday
30 july
Shravan Shivratri
 
 
03 august
Friendship Day
08 august
TusliDas Jayanti
15 august
Independence Day
16 august
Rakhi
19 august
Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi)
24 august
Sri Krishna Janmashtami
 
 
02 september
Ramadan Starts
03 september
Ganesh Chaturathi
05 september
Teachers Day
12 september
Onam
29 september
Navaratri begin
 
 
02 october
Gandhi Jayanti (Mahatma Gandhi's birthday)
02 october
Id-Ul-Fitr -Ramadan Ends
07 october
Durga Ashtami
08 october
Mahanaomi
09 october
Guru Ramdas Sahib's birthday (Sikh)
09 october
Dussehra
14 october
Balmiki Jayanti
18 october
Karva Chauth
22 october
Ahoi Ashtami
26 october
Dhan Teras
28 october
Diwali
29 october
Govardhan Puja
30 october
Bhai Duj
31 october
Halloween.
 
 
01 november
Kannada Rajyotsava (Karnataka founding day)
03 november
Guru Gobind Singh Balidaan Diwas
13 november
Guru Nanak Birthday
14 november
Children's Day
27 november
Thanksgiving Day
 
 
03 december
Guru Teg Bahadur balidan Diwas
11 december
Idu'l Zuha / Id ul Zuha /Eid ul Adha (Bakrid - Feast of the Sacrifice)
22 december
Hanukkah
24 december
Christmas Eve
25 december
Christmas
 
   


*subject to change; one day earlier or later depending on sighting of moon
 
 

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