2019India

India is only one among many destinations for sourcing and off-shoring, best known for its information technology services provided by such powerhouses such as TCS/Tata, Wipro, HCL, Infosys, and U.S. headquartered Cognizant. Dealing with India is easy because the entire country is one time zone. On the other, there are quite a few holidays which can vary by region.

Our experience with India and elsewhere is that recognition of their holidays when planning work is one of the easiest paths to garnering good will and fostering a closer partnership. We offer India only as an example—there is no substitute for getting to know your supplier beyond the contract.

Following are the holidays for 2019 in India.

DayDateHolidayObserved
TuesdayJanuary 1New Year's DaySeveral states 
WednesdayJanuary 2Mannam JayanthiKerala Only 
WednesdayJanuary 2New Year's CelebrationMizoram only 
FridayJanuary 11Missionary DayMizoram 
SaturdayJanuary 12Birthday of Swami VivekanandaWest Bengal only 
SundayJanuary 13Guru Gobind Singh JayantiSome states 
MondayJanuary 14BhogiSome states 
MondayJanuary 14Makar SankrantiArunachal Pradesh, Gujarat 
TuesdayJanuary 15PongalAlso known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki 
TuesdayJanuary 15SankrantiAndhra Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Telangana 
WednesdayJanuary 16Thiruvalluvar DayTamil Nadu, Puducherry 
WednesdayJanuary 16Tusu PujaAssam 
WednesdayJanuary 16KanumuAndhra Pradesh 
ThursdayJanuary 17Uzhavar TirunalPuducherry, Tamil Nadu only 
FridayJanuary 18Imoinu IratpaManipur 
SaturdayJanuary 19Gann-NgaiManipur 
TuesdayJanuary 22Public HolidayKarnataka, Government and education 
WednesdayJanuary 23Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose JayantiAssam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal 
FridayJanuary 25Statehood DayHimachal Pradesh only 
SaturdayJanuary 26Republic DayAll
ThursdayJanuary 31Me-dam-me-phiAssam, Ancestor festival 
TuesdayFebruary 5LosarSikkim only, Tibetan New Year 
SundayFebruary 10Sir Chhotu Ram JayantiHaryana only 
SundayFebruary 10Vasant PanchamiSeveral states 
FridayFebruary 15Lui-Ngai-NiManipur 
FridayFebruary 15State HolidayGoa, Govt, and educational institutes 
TuesdayFebruary 19Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj JayantiMaharashtra only 
TuesdayFebruary 19Guru Ravidas' BirthdaySeveral states, Full moon of Magh 
WednesdayFebruary 20Mizoram State DayMizoram 
WednesdayFebruary 20Statehood DayArunachal Pradesh 
FridayMarch 1Chapchar KutMizoram 
MondayMarch 4Maha ShivratriCelebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha 
WednesdayMarch 20Holika DahanRajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand 
ThursdayMarch 21Hazrat Alis BirthdayUttar Pradesh only, Son in law of Prophet Muhammad 
ThursdayMarch 21DoljatraHoli Dahan 
ThursdayMarch 21HoliAll
ThursdayMarch 21Yaosang 2nd dayManipur, 
FridayMarch 22Bihar DivasBihar Only 
FridayMarch 22HoliBihar, Odisha 
SaturdayMarch 23Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & SukhdevHaryana only 
MondayApril 1Bank HolidayBanks only, Annual accounts closing 
MondayApril 1Odisha DayOdisha only, Utkal Divas 
FridayApril 5Babu Jagjivan Ram BirthdayAndhra Pradesh 
FridayApril 5Babu Jagjivan Ram BirthdayTelangana only 
SaturdayApril 6UgadiTelugu and Kannada New Year, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh 
SaturdayApril 6Sajibu NongmapanbaManipur, 1st day of the Month of Sajibu 
SaturdayApril 61st NavratraJammu and Kashmir only 
SaturdayApril 6Gudi PadwaTelugu and Kannada New Year, Goa, Maharashtra 
SaturdayApril 6Cheti ChandGujarat, Rajasthan 
SundayApril 7SarhulJharkhand 
SaturdayApril 13Biju FestivalTripura only 
SaturdayApril 13Bohag Bihu HolidayAssam only 
SaturdayApril 13Ram NavamiSeveral states 
SundayApril 14Ashoka's Birth AnniversaryBihar only 
SundayApril 14Bohag BihuAssamese New Year, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam 
SundayApril 14Dr Ambedkar JayantiBirthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar 
SundayApril 14Maha Vishuba SankrantiOdisha 
SundayApril 14Tamil New YearPuthandu, Tamil Nadu only 
SundayApril 14VaisakhiSeveral states 
SundayApril 14Ram NavamiMany states 
MondayApril 15Bengali New YearTripura, West Bengal only 
MondayApril 15Himachal DayHimachal Pradesh only, The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948 
MondayApril 15VishuKerala Only, First day of Tulu calendar 
WednesdayApril 17Mahavir JayantiAll
ThursdayApril 18Maundy ThursdayKerala only 
FridayApril 19Good FridayFriday before Easter Sunday 
SundayApril 21Shab e-BaratBihar, Celebrated on the 15th Sha'aban 
SundayApril 21Easter DayKerala 
MondayApril 22Garia PujaTripura only 
TuesdayApril 23Veer Kunvar Singh JayantiBihar 
WednesdayMay 1Maharashtra DayMaharashtra only, Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960 
WednesdayMay 1May DayMany states 
TuesdayMay 7Basava JayanthiKarnataka only, The most important festival of the Lingayats, 3rd Vaiskha 
TuesdayMay 7Parashurama JayantiSeveral states 
ThursdayMay 9Birthday of Rabindra Nath TagoreTripura, West Bengal 
ThursdayMay 16State DaySikkim only 
SaturdayMay 18Buddha PurnimaSeveral states 
FridayMay 31Jumat-ul-WidaLast Friday of Ramadam 
SundayJune 2Shab-I-QadrCelebrated on the 27th day of Ramadan 
WednesdayJune 5Idul FitrMany states 
ThursdayJune 6Following Day of RamazanTelengana 
ThursdayJune 6Maharana Pratap JayantiHaryana, Rajasthan 
FridayJune 7Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom dayPunjab Only 
FridayJune 14Pahili RajaOdisha 
SaturdayJune 15Raja SankrantiOdisha only 
SaturdayJune 15YMA DayMizoram 
MondayJune 17Sant Guru Kabir JayantiSeveral states 
SundayJune 30Remna NiMizoram 
ThursdayJuly 4Ratha YatraOdisha 
FridayJuly 5Guru Hargobind Ji's BirthdayJammu and Kashmir 
SaturdayJuly 6MHIP DayMizoram 
WednesdayJuly 10Kharchi PujaTripura only 
SaturdayJuly 13Martyr's DayJammu and Kashmir only 
SundayJuly 14BehdienkhlamMeghalaya 
WednesdayJuly 17U Tirot Sing DayMeghalaya 
TuesdayJuly 23Ker PujaTripura only 
MondayJuly 29BonaluTelangana 
WednesdayJuly 31Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham SinghHaryana only 
WednesdayJuly 31Karkkadaka VavuKerala 
SundayAugust 11Id-ul-Ad'haGoa, Kerala 
MondayAugust 12Idul JuhaBakrid, Many states 
TuesdayAugust 13Patriot's DayManipur 
ThursdayAugust 15Independence DayAll
ThursdayAugust 15Raksha BandhanSeveral states, Shravana Purnima 
FridayAugust 16De jure Transfer dayAlways on 18 August 
SaturdayAugust 17Parsi New YearJamshed Navroz, Gujarat, Mumbai Only 
FridayAugust 23JanmashtamiCelebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna 
SaturdayAugust 24Sreekrishna JayanthiSeveral states, Janmashtami 
WednesdayAugust 28Ayankali JayanthiKerala only 
SaturdayAugust 31Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib JiPunjab only 
SundaySeptember 1MuharramObserved mainly by the Shia Muslim community 
MondaySeptember 2Ganesh ChaturthiVarasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata 
TuesdaySeptember 3NuakhaiOdisha only, Day after Ganesh Chaturthi 
TuesdaySeptember 3Ganesh Chaturthi HolidayGoa only 
SundaySeptember 8Ramdev Jayanti and Teja DashmiRajasthan 
MondaySeptember 9MuharramKerala, Odisha 
TuesdaySeptember 10First OnamKerala only, Harvest Festival 
TuesdaySeptember 10Muharram (10th Day)Day of Ashurah 
WednesdaySeptember 11Muharram (Ashoora)Gujarat 
WednesdaySeptember 11ThiruvonamKerala only, Harvest Festival 
ThursdaySeptember 12Third OnamKerala only, Harvest Festival 
FridaySeptember 13Fourth OnamKerala only, Harvest Festival 
SaturdaySeptember 21Sree Narayana Guru SamadhiKerala only 
MondaySeptember 23Haryana's Heroes' Martyrdom DayHaryana only 
SaturdaySeptember 28MahalayaKarnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only, 
SaturdaySeptember 28Bathukamma Starting dayNine days before Durgastami 
SundaySeptember 29Maharaja Agrasen JayanatiHaryana, Punjab, Rajasthan only 
WednesdayOctober 2Mahatma Gandhi BirthdayGandhi Jayanti 
SaturdayOctober 5Maha SaptamiSeveral states 
SundayOctober 6DurgastamiSeveral states 
MondayOctober 7MahanavamiSome states, Ninth Day of Dussehra 
MondayOctober 7Navami of Durga PujaAssam, Tripura,West Bengal 
MondayOctober 7Ayudha PujaKarnataka, Tamil Nadu 
TuesdayOctober 8Durga PujaMahastami, Odisha, Sikkim only 
TuesdayOctober 8DussehraDasara/Vijaya Dashami 
SundayOctober 13Maharishi Valmiki BirthdaySeveral states 
SundayOctober 13Lakshmi PujaOdisha, Tripura, West Bengal only, 
SundayOctober 27DeepavaliSeveral states 
SundayOctober 27DeewaliMany states 
SundayOctober 27Kali PujaAssam, Odisha, West Bengal 
SundayOctober 27Narak ChaturdashiKarnataka 
MondayOctober 28Vikram Samvat New YearGujarat only, 
MondayOctober 28Vishvakarma DayDay after Dewali 
MondayOctober 28Deewali (Laxmi Puja)Maharashtra 
MondayOctober 28DiwaliManipur 
MondayOctober 28Govardhan PujaFourth day of Diwali 
TuesdayOctober 29Bhai BijSome states 
TuesdayOctober 29DeewaliWest Bengal 
TuesdayOctober 29BalipadyamiKarnataka 
WednesdayOctober 30Ningol ChakkoubaManipur, 2nd day of the lunar month of Hiyanggei 
ThursdayOctober 31Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's BirthdayGujarat only, 
FridayNovember 1Haryana DayHaryana only, 
FridayNovember 1Kannada RajyothsavaBangalore Only, Karnataka Formation Day 
FridayNovember 1KutManipur 
FridayNovember 1Puducherry Liberation DayAlways on 1 November 
SaturdayNovember 2Chhath PujaAssam, Bihar 
SundayNovember 3Chhath PujaBihar 
FridayNovember 8Wangala FestivalMeghalaya, Second week of November, 
SaturdayNovember 9Milad-i-SherifKerala 
SundayNovember 10Prophet Mohammad's Birthday (Id-e-Milad)All
MondayNovember 11Guru Nanak BirthdayMany states 
TuesdayNovember 12Rasa PurnimaOdisha only 
TuesdayNovember 12Guru Nanak BirthdaySeveral States 
FridayNovember 15Kanakadasa JayanthiKarnataka only 
FridayNovember 15Friday after Eid e-Milad-un NabiJammu and Kashmir only 
SaturdayNovember 23Seng Kut SnemMeghalaya 
SundayDecember 1Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur JiPunjab only 
SundayDecember 1State Inauguration DayNagaland 
SundayDecember 1Indigenous faith dayArunachal Pradesh 
MondayDecember 2Asom DivasAssam only 
TuesdayDecember 3Feast of St Francis XavierGoa only 
ThursdayDecember 5Birthday of Sheikh Mohammad AbdullahJammu and Kashmir 
ThursdayDecember 12Pa Togan Nengminja SangmaMeghalaya 
WednesdayDecember 18Death Anniversary of U SoSo ThamMeghalaya 
WednesdayDecember 18Guru Ghasidas JayantiChhattisgarh 
ThursdayDecember 19Goa Liberation DayGoa only 
TuesdayDecember 24Christmas FestivalMeghalaya, Mizoram 
WednesdayDecember 25Christmas DayObserved in all states 
ThursdayDecember 26Boxing DaySome states 
FridayDecember 27Christmas FestivalMeghalaya 
MondayDecember 30U Kiang NangbahMeghalaya 
TuesdayDecember 31New Year's EveMizoram 
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