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Indian Holiday List 2021

Craving for a solo trip? A holiday with loved ones on mind? Or simply looking for an escape from din? Fret not! The year 2021 has got many gazetted and restricted holidays. The best part is that these government holidays are falling either a day before or after the weekend making for a happy long weekend. So, you can head for a quick getaway amidst Himalayas in the north or beaches in the south. Discerning travellers can also experience the cultural diversity, nature’s bounty and calmness of north-east India. Travellers can check the list of national holidays 2021 and plan their vacation well in advance to avoid last-minute rush and surge prices. Besides central government gazetted holidays, you may also check the restricted holidays this year. For your convenience, we have given below the complete list of Indian holidays 2021. Do check out and plan your break accordingly!

List of Holidays in 2021

Holidays in January 2021

Event / Festival Day / Date Holiday Type
New Year’s Day Fri 01-Jan-2021 Restricted Holiday
Lohri Wed 13-Jan-2021 Restricted Holiday
Pongal Thu 14-Jan-2021 Restricted Holiday
Makar Sankranti Thu 14-Jan-2021 Restricted Holiday
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Wed 20-Jan-2021 Restricted Holiday
Republic Day Tue 26-Jan-2021 Gazetted Holiday

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Holidays in February 2021

Event / Festival Day / Date Holiday Type
Basant Panchmi Tue 16-Feb-2021 Restricted Holiday
Guru Ravidas Jayanti Sat 27-Feb-2021 Restricted Holiday

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Holidays in March 2021

Event / Festival Day / Date Holiday Type
Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Mon 8-March-2021 Restricted Holiday
Mahashivratri Thu 11-March-2021 Gazetted Holiday
Losar Fri 12-March-2021 Restricted Holiday
Holi Mon 29-Mar-2021 Gazetted Holiday

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Holidays in April 2021

Event / Festival Day / Date Holiday Type
Good Friday Fri 2-Apr-2021 Public Holiday
Easter Day Sun 4-Apr-2021 Restricted Holiday
Vaisakhi (Vishu) Wed 14-Apr-2021 Restricted Holiday
Rama Navami Wed 21-Apr-2021 Gazetted Holiday
Mahavir Jayanti  Mon 25-Apr-2021 Restricted Holiday

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Holidays in May 2021

Event / Festival Day / Date Holiday Type
Rabindra Jayanti Sun 09-May-2021 Restricted Holiday
Eid-ul-Fitr Fri 14-May-2021 Gazetted Holiday
Buddha Purnima (Vesak) Web 26-May-2021 Gazetted Holiday

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Holidays in July 2021

Event / Festival Day / Date Holiday Type
Rath Yatra Mon 12-Jul-2021 Gazetted Holiday
Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) Wed 21-Jul-2021 Restricted Holiday

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Holidays in August 2021

Event / Festival Day / Date Holiday Type
Independence Day Sun 15-Aug-2021 Gazetted Holiday
Parsi New Year’s Day (Nauraz) Mon 16-Aug-2021 Public Holiday
Muharram (Ashura) Thu 19-Aug-2021 Gazetted Holiday
Onam Sat 21-Aug-2021 Restricted Holiday
Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) Sun 22-Aug-2021 Restricted Holiday
Janmashtami (Vaishnav) Mon 30-Aug-2021 Gazetted Holiday
Ganesh Chaturthi Sat 22-Aug-2021 Restricted Holiday

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Holidays in September 2021

Event / Festival Day / Date Holiday Type
Ganesh Chaturthi Fri 10-Sep-2021 Restricted Holiday

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Holidays in October 2021

Event / Festival Day / Date Holiday Type
Gandhi Jayanti Fri 02-Oct-2021 Gazetted Holiday
Dussehra Fri 15-Oct-2021 Gazetted Holiday
Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e- Milad Tue 19-Oct-2021 Gazetted Holiday
Valmiki Jayanti Wed 20-Oct-2021 Restricted Holiday
Karva Chauth Sun 24-Oct-2021 Restricted Holiday

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Holidays in November 2021

Event / Festival Day / Date Holiday Type
Diwali Thu 04-Nov-2021 Gazetted Holiday
Govardhan Puja Fri 05-Nov-2021 Restricted Holiday
Bhai Dooj Sat 06-Nov-2021 Gazetted Holiday
Chhath Puja Wed 10-Nov-2021 Restricted Holiday
Guru Nanak Jayanti Fri 19-Nov-2021 Gazetted Holiday

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Holidays in December 2021

Event / Festival Day / Date Holiday Type
Christmas Sat 25-Dec-2021 Public Holiday

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