India Public Holidays 2012 Calendar

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India Holiday Calendar 2012

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New Year’s DayIndia celebrates New year after British occupation since 1800

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Harvest Festival (Makara Sankaranthi) – It is a traditional festival for thanking the god and nature for a good harvest. It has been called under different names such as Pongal, Makara Sankaranthi in various parts of India. Cart festival and bull fights are quite common during this period in Tamilnadu, a south Indian state.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Republic Day – It is a national holiday observed since 1957 to celebrate the formation of constitution of India

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Good Friday It is observed in almost whole of India to remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Sunday - Celebrated to remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ all over India except a few states.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Labor Day Commemorated to celebrate the success and hard work of labors and workers all over India

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Krishna Janmashtami – It is a Hindu festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Independence Day – It is celebrated since 1947 to celebrate the independence of India from British rule

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ganesh Chaturthi – It is a Hindu festival celebrated across India for the birth of elephant god Ganesh. It is a celebration of grandeur in the western state of Maharashtra.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dussehra/Navaratri – It is a religious celebration for the Goddess Kali across India especially in the eastern state of West Bengal. It is also called Durga Puja and celebrated for nine days and is also called Navarathri in southern states of India.

October, 2012

Bakrid – India being world’s largest democracy celebrates this Muslim Festival across all states.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Diwali/Deepavali – It is a colorful Hindu festival celebrated in all across India with firecrackers and sweets distributed between families and friends. It is a day of social and family gathering. Historically, this day has been celebrated for killing of demon Narakasura by Lord Krishna’s wife Sathyabama.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Muharram Festival – It is celebrated on the tenth day of Islamic month muharram to celebrate the killing of Ashura.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas day – This is a day of advent of peace and love and has been celebrated with grandeur in all parts of India.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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