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List of Public Holidays 2021 in India

List of Public Holidays 2021 in India Public Holidays 2021 in India shed light on the existing multicultural society and reveal the number of holidays observed countrywide by people of different religions, sects and origins. From Government Holidays in 2021, Hindu Holidays 2021 to Islamic Holidays 2021, Christian Holidays 2021 and Parsi Holidays 2021, India is a multi-coloured hub equipped with diverse beliefs and communities. Let us take a look at the list of Public Holidays in 2021.

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2021: PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2021 CALENDAR Public Holidays 2021 for January

Date Day Holiday Observance
01 January Friday New Years Day All states and territories
02 January Saturday New Year Holiday Mizoram
11 January Monday Missionary Day Mizoram
12 January Tuesday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti West Bengal
13 January Wednesday Lohri/Bhogi Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra (Bhogi), Punjab (Lohri)
14 January Thursday Makar Sankranti Andaman & Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal (Makar Sankranti), Punjab, Haryana, Assam (Magh Bihu), Gujarat (Uttarayan), Karnataka, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh (Sangrand), Rajasthan (Makar Sankranti), Pongal / Tamilar Thirunaal (Tamil Nadu)
14 January Thursday Pongal Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Puducherry & Tamil Nadu
15 January Friday Magh Bihu Assam
15 January Friday Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu
15 January Friday Kanuma Panduga Andhra Pradesh
16 January Saturday Uzhavar Thirunal Puducherry
20 January Wednesday Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Bihar, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana
23 January Saturday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Odisha, Tripura & West Bengal
25 January Monday State Day Himachal Pradesh
26 January Tuesday Republic Day National

Public Holidays 2021 for February

Date Day Holiday Observance
12 February Friday Sonam Losar Sikkim, Ladakh
15 February Monday Lui-Ngai-Ni Manipur
16 February Tuesday Basant Panchmi Haryana, Punjab, Telangana, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tripura
16 February Tuesday Nag Panchami All states and territories except Goa
19 February Friday Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra
20 February Saturday State Day Arunachal Pradesh & Mizoram
26 February Friday Hazrat Ali Jayanti Uttar Pradesh
27 February Saturday Guru Ravidas Jayanti Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan

Public Holidays 2021 for March

Date Day Holiday Observance
5 March Friday Panchayatiraj Divas Odisha
11 March Thursday Mahashivratri Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
13 March Saturday Losar Sikkim, Ladakh
21 March Sunday Nowruz Gujarat, Maharashtra, Pondicherry, Punjab
22 March Monday Bihar Day Bihar
23 March Tuesday S. Bhagat Singh's Martyrdom Day Haryana
28 March Sunday Shab-e-Barat Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan
29 March Monday Holi All states and territories except Kerala, Nagaland, Mizoram, Goa, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Public Holidays 2021 for April

Date Day Holiday Observance
1 April Thursday Odisha Day Odisha
2 April Friday Good Friday All states and territories
3 April Saturday Easter Saturday Nagaland
4 April Sunday Easter Sunday All states and territories
5 April Monday Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
13 April Tuesday Gudi Padwa/Ugadi/Puthandu Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
13 April Tuesday Telugu New Year Tamil Nadu
13 April Tuesday Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam
13 April Tuesday Baisakhi Andaman & Nicobar, Assam, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra
14 April Wednesday Dr Ambedkar Jayanti National except in specific states and union territories
14 April Wednesday Tamil New Year Tamil Nadu
14 April Wednesday Maha Vishuba Sankranti Odisha
14 April Wednesday Bohag Bihu Arunachal Pradesh & Assam
14 April Wednesday Cheiraoba Manipur
15 April Thursday Vishu Kerala, Tamil Nadu
15 April Thursday Bengali New Year Tripura & West Bengal
15 April Thursday Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh
15 April Thursday Sarhul Jharkhand
21 April Wednesday Ram Navami Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh
21 April Wednesday Garia Puja Tripura
25 April Sunday Mahavir Jayanti Andaman & Nicobar, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh,
27 April Tuesday Hanuman Jayanti Maharashtra, Odisha, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh (as Bada Mangal), Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Public Holidays 2021 for May

Date Day Holiday Observance
1 May Saturday Maharashtra Day Maharashtra
1 May Saturday May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Puducherry, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Tripura & West Bengal
7 May Friday Jumat-ul-Wida Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh
9 May Sunday Guru Rabindranath Jayanti Tripura & West Bengal
10 May Monday Shab-e-Qadr Jammu and Kashmir
13 May Thursday Eid Ul Fitr National
14 May Friday Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan
14 May Friday Basava Jayanti Karnataka
14 May Friday Eid Ul Fitr Holiday Telangana
16 May Sunday State Day Sikkim
23 May Sunday Feast of Pentecost All states and territories
25 May Tuesday Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti Tripura
26 May Wednesday Buddha Purnima Andaman & Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Punjab

Public Holidays 2021 for June

Date Day Holiday Observance
13 June Sunday Maharana Pratap Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Haryana & Rajasthan
14 June Monday Pahili Raja Odisha
14 June Monday Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji's Martyrdom Day Punjab
15 June Tuesday Raja Sankranti or Raja Parba Odisha
15 June Tuesday YMA Day Mizoram
24 June Thursday Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana & Punjab
30 June Wednesday Remna Ni Mizoram

Public Holidays 2021 for July

Date Day Holiday Observance
2 July Friday Kharchi Puja Tripura
5 July Monday Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday Jammu and Kashmir
6 July Tuesday MHIP Day Mizoram
12 July Monday Jagannath Rath Yatra Odisha, Gujarat
13 July Tuesday Martyrs' Day Jammu and Kashmir
13 July Tuesday Bhanu Jayanti Sikkim
17 July Saturday U Tirot Sing Day Meghalaya
20 July Tuesday Bakrid / Eid al Adha National except Arunachal Pradesh, Daman and Diu & Sikkim
21 July Wednesday Bakrid / Eid al Adha Holiday Jammu and Kashmir
31 July Saturday Shaheed Udham Singh's Martyrdom Day Haryana

Public Holidays 2021 for August

Date Day Holiday Observance
4 August Wednesday Bonalu Telangana
8 August Sunday Tendong Lho Rum Faat Sikkim
11 August Wednesday Hariyali Teej Haryana
13 August Friday Patriots Day Manipur
15 August Sunday Independence Day National
16 August Monday De Jure Transfer Day Puducherry
17 August Tuesday Parsi New Year Gujarat & Maharashtra
18 August Wednesday Day of Ashura All states and territories
19 August Thursday Muharram National except Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Daman and Diu, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Punjab, Sikkim, Uttrakhand & West Bengal
20 August Friday First Onam/Thiruvonam Kerala
21 August Saturday Thiruvonam Kerala
22 August Sunday Raksha Bandhan Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand
22 August Sunday Jhulan Purnima Odisha
22 August Sunday Indra Jatra Sikkim
30 August Monday Janmashtami Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, West Bengal, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir

Public Holidays 2021 for September

Date Day Holiday Observance
4 September Saturday Paryushan Andaman & Nicobar, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh,
8 September Wednesday Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Punjab
9 September Thursday Hartalika Teej Maharashtra, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
10 September Friday Ganesh Chaturthi Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Odisha, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab
11 September Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi Holiday Goa
11 September Saturday Nuakhai Odisha
16 September Thursday Ramdev Jayanti Rajasthan
16 September Thursday Teja Dashmi Rajasthan
21 September Tuesday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala
21 September Tuesday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala
23 September Thursday Heroes' Martyrdom Day Haryana
28 September Tuesday S. Bhagat Singh Ji Jayanti Punjab

Public Holidays 2021 for October

Date Day Holiday Observance
2 October Saturday Gandhi Jayanti National
6 October Wednesday Mahalaya Amavasye or Pitru Paksha Karnataka, West Bengal, Assam, Odisha
6 October Wednesday First Day of Bathukamma Telangana
7 October Thursday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti Haryana
7 October Thursday Ghatasthapana Rajasthan
12 October Tuesday Maha Saptami Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura & West Bengal
13 October Wednesday Maha Ashtami Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura & West Bengal
14 October Thursday Maha Navami Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal
15 October Friday Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra /Durga Puja All states and territories
18 October Monday Mawlid All states and territories
19 October Tuesday Eid e Milad All states and territories (optional in few)
20 October Wednesday Lakshmi Puja Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, West Bengal and Tripura, Telangana
20 October Wednesday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh & Punjab
22 October Friday Friday Following Eid e Milad Jammu and Kashmir
27 October Wednesday Lhabab Duchen Sikkim
31 October Sunday Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti Gujarat

Public Holidays 2021 for November

Date Day Holiday Observance
1 November Monday Kut Manipur
1 November Monday Puducherry Liberation Day Puducherry
1 November Monday Haryana Day Haryana
1 November Monday Kannada Rajyotsava Karnataka
2 November Tuesday Dhanteras Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar
4 November Thursday Narak Chaturdashi all states except Tamil Nadu
4 November Thursday Diwali All states and territories
5 November Friday Govardhan Puja all states except Tamil Nadu
5 November Friday Vikram Samvat New Year Gujarat
6 November Saturday Bhai Dooj Maharashtra, Goa, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, .
10 November Wednesday Chhath Puja Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh
11 November Thursday Chhath Puja Holiday Bihar
19 November Friday Karthika Purnima Odisha & Telangana
19 November Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti Andaman & Nicobar, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu
23 November Tuesday Seng Kut Snem Meghalaya

Public Holidays 2021 for December

Date Day Holiday Observance
1 December Wednesday Indigenous Faith Day Arunachal Pradeesh
3 December Friday Feast of St Francis Xavier Goa
5 December Sunday Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti Jammu and Kashmir
8 December Wednesday Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji's Martyrdom Day Punjab
12 December Sunday Pa Togan Nengminza Sangma Meghalaya
18 December Saturday Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham Meghalaya
18 December Saturday Guru Ghasidas Jayanti Chattisgarh
19 December Sunday Liberation Day Daman and Diu & Goa
24 December Friday Christmas Eve Holiday Meghalaya & Mizoram
25 December Saturday Christmas Day National
26 December Sunday Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti Haryana
26 December Sunday Christmas Holiday Meghalaya, Mizoram & Telangana
30 December Thursday U Kiang Nangbah Meghalaya
30 December Thursday Tamu Losar Sikkim, Ladakh
31 December Friday New Year's Eve Manipur

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There are different types of holidays in 2021 and observances followed in India, our of which some of the are mentioned below:

National Holidays 2021

National holidays in India 2021 are observed country-wide and hold high political significance in all states and union territories. There are three main national holidays observed in India annually:

  1. Republic Day, 26 January
  2. Independence Day, 15 August
  3. Gandhi Jayanti, 02 October

Religious Holidays in 2021

  • Hindu Holidays 2021: A lot of Hindu festivals in 2021 are prevalent in India and celebrated throughout the year. Some of the prominent Hindu holidays in 2021 are Diwali, Hanuman Jayanti, Rath Yatra, Shivaratri, Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi and much more.
  • Islamic Holidays 2021: Islamic holidays in India are based on the Hijri Calendar followed by Muslims all around the world. Some of the popular Islamic Holidays 2021 in India are Eid, Shab-e-Barat, Mawlid etc.
  • Sikh Holidays 2021: Sikh Holidays in India are observed widely by followers of Sikhism and are mostly based on the birth anniversaries of a Guru’s death or birth. Some of the popular Sikh Holidays 2021 in India are Vaisakhi, Guru Nanak Gurpurab, Guru Gobind Singh Ji Gurpurab etc.
  • Christian Holidays 2021: Christian Holidays in India are based on the beliefs of Christiany and celebrated with great enthusiasm among Christians. Christian Holidays in 2021 consist of Christmas, Easter, All Souls Day etc.
  • Buddhist Holidays 2021: Followers of Buddhism celebrate holidays as per traditional beliefs and rituals. Buddha Purnima is one of the most popular Buddhist Holidays 2021 in India and worldwide.
  • Jain Holidays 2021: Jain followers celebrate popular holidays such as Mahavir Jayanti with great devotion and venerate Lord Mahavira and look up to his ideologies with great passion.
  • Parsi (Zoroastrian) Holidays 2021: Parsis living in India follow a Shahenshahi Calendar and celebrate various popular Parsi holidays in 2021 such as Nowruz or Parsi New Year etc.

Traditional Holidays 2021

Apart from national and official holidays, several traditional holidays in India are rarely observed as a day-off by the Central Government as well as businesses. Some of the traditional Indian holidays in 2021 are Bihu, B. R. Ambedkar Jayanti, Onam, Uttarayan and much more.

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Bank Holidays 2021

Several bank holidays in 2021 signify a day-off for bank employees. These holidays are approved by the Central or State Government or even Union Territories and issued by the Department of Economic Affairs (Banking Division).

We hope that the information regarding Public Holidays 2021 will help you plan your schedule. AstroSage wishes you all the best for 2021!

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