List of Holidays 2021 – Gazetted, Public and Bank Holidays in India

Holidays are intended to allow individuals to take a break from their routine lives to celebrate festivals or events related to culture, tradition, or religious significance. 2021 has a long list of holidays that is set aside by the law or custom on which normal activities like work, business, or school are suspended.

Some national holidays are applicable all over India whereas others are restricted holidays which are applicable only in some states. In this article, we talk about a detailed list of holidays in 2021 which includes bank holidays, public holidays and government holidays.

National Holiday 2021

India has three national holidays. The country celebrates Independence Day on 15th August, Republic Day on 26th January and Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October every year, which are duly marked as national holidays for the entire country.

Public and Government Holidays List 2021

India has an extensive list of government and public holidays. These holidays range from the foundation day of different states to religious festivals as well as birthdays of famous people with historical significance. Let’s take a look at the list of Public and Gazetted holidays of India in 2021.

Date 

Day

Holiday 

States 


1st JAN 2021


Friday


New Year’s Day 


Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Puducherry, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana

2nd JAN 2021

Saturday

New Year Holiday 

Mizoram 

11th JAN 2021

Monday

Missionary Day 

Mizoram 

12th JAN 2021

Tuesday 

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 

West Bengal 

31th JAN 2021

Wednesday 

Lohri 

Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi 


14th JAN 2021


Thursday 

Makar Sankranti 

Karnataka, Gujrat, Sikkim, Telangana

14th JAN 2021

Thursday 

Pongal 

Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Puducherry 


15th JAN 2021


Friday

Magh Bihu 

Assam

15th JAN 2021

Friday

Kanuma Panduga

Andhra Pradesh 

15th JAN 2021

Friday

Uzhavar Thirunal 

Puducherry 

16th JAN 2021

Saturday 

Thiruvalluvar Day 

Tamil Nadu 

20th JAN 2021

Wednesday 

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 

Chandigarh and Haryana 

23rd JAN 2021

Saturday

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti 

West Bengal, Odisha, Tripura 

25th JAN 2021

Monday 

State Day 

Himachal Pradesh 

26th JAN 2021

Tuesday 

Republic Day 

All States 

31st JAN 

Sunday 

Me-Dum-Me-Phi 

Assam

12th FEB 2021

Friday

Sonam Losar

Sikkim

15th FEB 2021

Monday 

Lui-Ngai-Ni

Manipur

16th FEB 2021

Tuesday

Vasant Panchami 

Haryana, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal and Punjab

19th FEB 2021

Friday 

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 

Maharashtra 

20th FEB 2021

Saturday 

State Day 

Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh 

26th FEB 2021

Friday 

Hazrat Ali Jayanti 

Uttar Pradesh 

27th FEB 2021

Saturday 

Guru Ravidas Jayanti 

Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana 

5th MAR 2021

Friday 

Panchayatiraj Divas

Odisha 

11th MAR 2021

Thursday 

Maha Shivaratri

All states except: Assam, Bihar, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Dadar and Nagar Haveli 

13th MAR 2021

Saturday 

Losar

Sikkim 

22nd MAR 2021

Monday

Bihar Diwas 

Bihar

23rd MAR 2021

Tuesday 

S.Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom Day 

Haryana 

29th MAR 2021

Monday 

Holi

All States except: Kerala, Karnataka, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep. 

1st APR 2021

Thursday 

Odisha Day 

Odisha 

2nd APR 2021

Friday 

Good Friday 

All states except: Haryana and Jammu & Kashmir

3rd APR 2021

Saturday 

Easter Saturday 

Nagaland 

4th APR 2021

Sunday 

Easter Sunday 

Nagaland and Kerala 

5th APR 2021

Monday 

Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti 

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh 




13th APR 2021




Tuesday 

Telugu New Year

Telangana

13th APR 2021

Tuesday 

Bohag Bihu Holiday 

Assam

13th APR 2021

Tuesday 

Gudi Padwa

Maharashtra

13th APR 2021

Tuesday 

Vaisakh 

Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir 

13th APR 2021

Tuesday 

Sajibu Nongma Panba

Manipur 

13th APR 2021

Tuesday 

Ugadi 

Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and  Telangana


14th APR 2021


Wednesday

Tamil New Year

Tamil Nadu 

14th APR 2021

Wednesday

Maha Vishuba Sankranti 

Odisha

14th APR 2021

Wednesday

Bohag Bihu

Assam and Arunachal Pradesh 

14th APR 2021

Wednesday

Cheiraoba

Manipur



15th APR 2021



Thursday 

Vishu 

Kerala

15th APR 2021

Thursday 

Bengali New Year 

West Bengal and Tripura 

15th APR 2021

Thursday 

Himachal Day 

Himachal Pradesh 

15th APR 2021

Thursday 

Sarhul Festival 

Jharkhand 

15th APR 2021

Thursday 

Sarhul 

Jharkhand 

21st APR 2021

Wednesday 

Ram Navami 

Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujrat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Odisha, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Rajasthan and Telangana 

21st APR 2021

Wednesday 

Garia Puja

Tripura 

25th APR 2021

Sunday 

Mahavir Jayanti 

Chandigarh, Gujrat, Haryana Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Punjab, West Bengal, Lakshadweep and Tamil Nadu 


1st May 2021


Saturday 

Maharashtra Day

Maharashtra 


1st May 2021


Saturday 

May Day

Goa, Assam, Bihar, Kerala, Karnataka, Puducherry, Manipur, Telangana, Tripura, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal 

7th May 2021

Friday 

Jumat-ul-Wida

Jammu and Kashmir 

9th May 2021

Sunday

Guru Rabrindranath Jayanti 

Tripura and West Bengal 

10th May 2021

Monday 

Shab-e-Qadr

Jammu and Kashmir 


14th May 2021


Friday 

Eid Ul Fitr

Puducherry and West Bengal

14th May 2021

Friday 

Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti 

Himachal Pradesh, Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan 

14th May 2021

Friday 

Basava Jayanti 

Karnataka 

14th May 2021

Friday 

Eid Ul Fitr Holiday 

Telangana 

16th May 2021

Sunday 

State Day 

Sikkim

25th May 2021

Tuesday 

Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti 

Tripura

26th May 

Wednesday 

Buddha Purnima 

Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya  Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tripura, Mizoram, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal 

10th JUN 2021

Thursday 

Vat Savitri Vrat 

Punjab, Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra 

13th JUN 2021

Sunday 

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 

Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan 


14th JUN 2021


Monday

Pahili Raja 

Odisha


14th JUN 2021


Monday

Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji’s Martyrdom Day 

Punjab

15th JUN 2021

Tuesday 

Raja Sankranti 

Odisha 

YMA Day 

Mizoram 

24th JUN 2021

Thursday 

Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti 

Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Punjab 

30th JUN 2021

Wednesday 

Remna Ni 

Mizoram 

5th JUL 2021

Monday 

Guru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday 

Jammu and Kashmir

6th JUL 2021

Tuesday 

MHIP Day

Mizoram 

10th JUL 2021

Saturday 

Bhanu Jayanti 

Sikkim 

12th JUL 2021

Monday 

Ratha Yathra

Odisha 

13th JUL 2021

Tuesday 

Martyrs Day 

Jammu and Kashmir 


17th JUL 2021


Saturday 

Kharchi Puja

Tripura


17th JUL 2021


Saturday 

U Tirot Sing Day 

Meghalaya 

20th JUL 2021

Tuesday 

Bakrid/ Eid al Adha 

All states except: Daman and Diu, Sikkim, Puducherry and Arunachal Pradesh 


21st JUL 2021


Wednesday 

Bakrid/ Eid al Adha

Puducherry 

21st JUL 2021

Wednesday 

Bakrid/ Eid al Adha

Jammu and Kashmir 

31st JUL 2021

Saturday 

Ker Puja 

Tripura

31st JUL 2021

Saturday 

Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day 

Haryana 

4th AUG 2021

Wednesday 

Bonalu 

Telangana 

8th AUG 2021

Sunday 

Tendong Lho Rum Faat 

Sikkim 

11th AUG 

Wednesday 

Hariyali Teej 

Haryana 

12th to 23rd AUG 2021

Thursday to Monday 

First Onam 

Kerala

13th AUG 

Friday 

Patriots Day 

Manipur

15th AUG 2021

Sunday 

Independence Day 

All States 

16th AUG 2021

Monday 

De Jure Transfer Day 

Puducherry

17th AUG 2021

Tuesday 

Parsi New Year

Maharashtra and Gujarat

18th to 22nd AUG 2021

Wednesday to Sunday 

Jhulan Purnima 

Odisha 

19th AUG 2021

Thursday 

Muharram 

All States except: Daman and Diu, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Goa, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Punjab, Puducherry, Uttrakhand, Sikkim and West Bengal 

21st AUG 2021

Saturday 

Thiruvonam 

Kerala 


22nd AUG 2021


Sunday 

Raksha Bandhan 

Gujrat, Daman and Diu, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand 

22nd AUG 2021

Sunday

Indra Jatra 

Sikkim 

23rd AUG 2021

Monday 

Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti 

Kerala 

30th AUG 2021

Monday

Janmashtami

All states except: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Manipur, Mizoram and West Bengal

8th SEP 2021

Wednesday 

Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji 

Punjab 

9th SEP 2021

Thursday 

Hartalika Teej 

Sikkim and Chandigarh 

10th SEP 2021

Friday 

Ganesh Chaturthi 

Daman and Diu, Andhra Pradesh, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Maharashtra, Gujrat, Goa, Odisha, Telangana, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu 

10th SEP 2021

Friday 

Samvatsari Festival 

Gujarat

11th SEP 2021

Saturday 

Nuakhai

Odisha 

11th SEP 2021

Saturday 

Ganesh Chaturthi Holiday

Goa

16th SEP 2021

Thursday 

Ramdev Jayanti

Rajasthan 

16th SEP 2021

Thursday 

Teja Dashmi 

Rajasthan 

21st SEP 2021

Tuesday 

Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi 

Kerala 

23rd SEP 2021

Thursday 

Heroes’ Martyrdom Day 

Haryana 

28th SEP 2021

Tuesday 

S. Bhagat Singh Ji Jayanti 

Punjab 

2nd OCT 2021

Saturday 

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 

All States 

6th OCT 2021

Wednesday 

Mahalaya Amavasya

Karnataka, Tripura, Odisha and West Bengala 

6th OCT 2021

Wednesday 

First Day of Bathukamma

Telangana 

7th OCT 2021

Thursday 

Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti 

Haryana 

7th OCT 2021

Thursday 

Ghatasthapana

Rajasthan

12th OCT 2021

Tuesday 

Maha Saptami 

Tripura, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal 

13th OCT 2021

Wednesday 

Maha Ashtami 

Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand,  Odisha, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Tripura, Telangana and West Bengal  

14th OCT 2021

Thursday 

Maha Navami 

Bihar, Assam, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Odisha, Nagaland, Sikkim, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura and West Bengal

15th OCT 2021

Friday 

Vijaya Dashami 

All states except: Manipur and Puducherry 

18th OCT 2021

Monday 

Kati Bihu  

Assam

19th OCT 2021

Tuesday

Eid e Milad

All states except: Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bihar, Assam, Goa, Chandigarh, Manipur, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Punjab, West Bengal and Manipur

20th OCT 2021

Wednesday 

Lakshmi Puja 

Tripura, Odisha and West Bengal 

20th OCT 2021

Wednesday 

Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 

Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, Punjab 

22nd OCT 2021

Friday 

Friday Following Eid e Milad

Jammu and Kashmir 

24th OCT 2021

Sunday 

Karaka Chaturthi 

Many States 

27th OCT 2021

Wednesday 

Lhabab Duchen

Sikkim 

31st OCT  2021

Sunday 

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti 

Gujarat 

1st NOV  2021

Monday 

Kut

Manipur

1st NOV  2021

Monday 

Puducherry Liberation Day 

Puducherry 

1st NOV  2021

Monday 

Haryana Day 

Haryana 

1st NOV  2021

Monday 

Kannada Rajyotsava 

Karnataka 

4th NOV  2021

Thursday 

Diwali 

All States 

5th NOV 2021

Friday 

Deepavali Holiday 

Haryana, Daman and Diu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttrakhand, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh 

5th NOV 2021

Friday 

Vikram Samvat New Year 

Gujarat

6th NOV 2021

Saturday 

Bhai Dooj 

Rajasthan, Gujarat, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand

10th NOV 2021

Wednesday 

Chhath Puja 

Chandigarh, Bihar and Jharkhand 

11th NOV 2021

Thursday 

Chhath Puja Holiday 

Bihar 

19th NOV 2021

Friday 

Karthika Purnima 

Telangana and Odisha 

19th NOV 2021

Friday

Guru Nanak Jayanti 

All States except: Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Daman and Diu, Kerala, Karnataka, Meghalaya, Manipur, Odisha, Mizoram, Sikkim, Puducherry, Tripura and Tamil Nadu 

23rd  NOV 2021

Tuesday 

Seng kut Snem 

Meghalaya 

1stDEC 2021

Wednesday 

Indigenous Faith Day 

Arunachal Pradesh 

3rd DEC 2021

Friday 

Feast of St Francis Xavier

Goa

5th DEC 2021

Sunday 

Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti 

Jammu and Kashmir 

8th DEC 2021

Wednesday 

Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji’s Martyrdom Day 

Punjab 

12th DEC 2021

Sunday 

Pa Togan Nengminza Sangma 

Meghalaya 

18th DEC 2021

Saturday 

Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham 

Meghalaya 

18th DEC 2021

Saturday 

Guru Ghasidas Jayanti 

Chandigarh 

19th DEC 2021

Sunday 

Liberation Day 

Goa, Daman and Diu 

24th DEC 2021

Friday 

Christmas Holiday 

Mizoram and Meghalaya 

25th DEC 2021

Saturday 

Christmas Day 

All states 

26th DEC 2021

Sunday 

Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti 

Haryana 

26th DEC 2021

Sunday 

Christmas Holiday 

Mizoram, Meghalaya and Telangana 

30th DEC 2021

Thursday 

U Kiang Nangbah

Meghalaya 

30th DEC 2021

Thursday 

Tamu Losar 

Sikkim 

31st DEC 2021

Friday 

New Year’s Eve

Manipur

As one of the most populated countries in the world, India has a rich cultural heritage. With many different religions, traditions and languages, our country is blessed with many festivals as all faiths are embraced in this land. In order to be a part of these festivals, you can make use of the above-mentioned holiday calendar to take a break from routine life and plan a trip- or event.

FAQs
Are government and public holidays the same across all states in India?
No, the list of government or public holidays is not the same across different states in India. While some government and public holidays are common to all states, there are many holidays that are specific to the history and culture of each state.
Is New Year a public holiday in different states in India?
Many states have declared New Year as a public holiday. Additionally, it is also considered a bank holiday.
How many National holidays are there in India?
India has three national holidays that is Republic Day falls on 26th January, Independence Day falls on 15th August, Gandhi Jayanti falls on 2nd October.
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