Holidays in India 2018

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Holidays and Observances in India in 2018

DateWeekdayNameHoliday Type
Jan 1MondayNew Year’s DayRestricted
Jan 14SundayPongalRestricted
Jan 14SundayMakar SankrantiRestricted
Jan 22MondayVasant PanchamiRestricted
Jan 26FridayRepublic DayGazetted
Jan 31WednesdayGuru Ravidas JayantiRestricted
Feb 10SaturdayMaharishi Dayanand Saraswati JayantiRestricted
Feb 13TuesdayMaha Shivaratri/ShivaratriGazetted
Feb 14WednesdayValentine’s DayObservance
Feb 16FridayChinese New YearObservance
Feb 19MondayShivaji JayantiRestricted
Mar 1ThursdayHolika DahanaRestricted
Mar 2FridayHoliRestricted
Mar 18SundayChaitra SukhladiRestricted
Mar 20TuesdayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 25SundayRama NavamiGazetted
Mar 29ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian
Mar 29ThursdayMahavir JayantiGazetted
Mar 30FridayGood FridayGazetted
Mar 31SaturdayFirst day of PassoverObservance
Apr 1SundayHazarat Ali’s BirthdayRestricted
Apr 1SundayEaster DayRestricted
Apr 14SaturdayVaisakhiRestricted
Apr 14SaturdayAmbedkar JayantiObservance
Apr 15SundayMesadi/VaisakhadiRestricted
Apr 30MondayBuddha Purnima/VesakGazetted
May 1TuesdayMay DayObservance
May 9WednesdayBirthday of RavindranathRestricted
May 13SundayMother’s DayObservance
Jun 15FridayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-FitarMuslim
Jun 15FridayJamat Ul-VidaRestricted
Jun 17SundayFather’s DayObservance
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 14SaturdayRath YatraRestricted
Aug 5SundayFriendship DayObservance
Aug 15WednesdayIndependence DayGazetted
Aug 17FridayParsi New YearRestricted
Aug 22WednesdayBakr Id/Eid ul-AdhaGazetted
Aug 25SaturdayOnamRestricted
Aug 26SundayRaksha Bandhan (Rakhi)Restricted
Sep 3MondayJanmashtamiGazetted
Sep 13ThursdayGanesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted
Sep 21FridayMuharram/AshuraGazetted
Sep 23SundaySeptember equinoxSeason
Oct 2TuesdayMahatma Gandhi JayantiGazetted
Oct 16TuesdayMaha SaptamiRestricted
Oct 17WednesdayMaha AshtamiRestricted
Oct 18ThursdayMaha NavamiRestricted
Oct 19FridayDussehra (Maha Navami)Gazetted
Oct 24WednesdayMaharishi Valmiki JayantiRestricted
Oct 27SaturdayKaraka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)Restricted
Oct 31WednesdayHalloweenObservance
Nov 6TuesdayNaraka ChaturdasiRestricted
Nov 7WednesdayDiwali/DeepavaliGazetted
Nov 8ThursdayGovardhan PujaRestricted
Nov 9FridayBhai DujRestricted
Nov 13TuesdayChhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)Restricted
Nov 21WednesdayMilad un-Nabi/Id-e-MiladGazetted
Nov 23FridayGuru Nanak JayantiGazetted
Nov 24SaturdayGuru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayRestricted
Dec 3MondayFirst Day of HanukkahObservance
Dec 10MondayLast day of HanukkahObservance
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveRestricted
Dec 25TuesdayChristmasGazetted
Dec 31MondayNew Year’s EveObservance