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26th January

Republic-Day

Republic Day

Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India.

21st March

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Holi

Holi is a Hindu spring festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent, celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal, but has also spread to other areas of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent, also known as the “festival of colours” or the “festival of love”.

5th June

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Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. This religious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast.

15th August

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Independence Day

Independence Day is annually celebrated on 15 August, as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly.

2nd October

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Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year on 2nd October as the Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of India. Mahatma Gandhi proved that non-violence is the most effective instrument of social change. His teachings are promoted even today to avoid violence and find peaceful solutions to conflicts.

8th October

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Dusshera

Vijayadashami also known as Dasahara, Dusshera, Dasara, Dussehra or Dashain is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri every year.

26th-27th-28th October

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Diwali

Diwali, Deepavali or Dipavali is Hindu and Jain festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.”

12 November

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Guru Nanak Jayanti

Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru. This festival has a lot of religious significance for the people of Sikh religion. To celebrate Guru Nanak’s birthday, akhand path, which is a three day long non stop prayer, is conducted.

25 December

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Christmas

Christmas is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Jesus Christ who is considered as the “son of God” and founder of the Christian religion. It is the most auspicious Christial festival celebrated across the world on December 25th. Customs contain the exchange of cards and gifts and the coming of Santa Claus (Father Christmas) on Christmas morning or Christmas Eve, Christmas trees and Nativity scenes.