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Holiday Calendar for India for 2023-2024 year
India is a land of unity in diversity. Indian Culture and traditions are something which has now become renowned all across the world is full of several unique customs and traditions, which outsiders might find really intriguing. India sees a large number of festivals, mainly because of the prevalence of diverse religions and groups. Indian traditions, notable events, festivals, special days and national holidays in India Help us Help us 

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2023-2024 year

October 2023

Monday 2 October - Gandhi Jayanti in India (Gandhi's birthday-related observances)
Saturday 21 October - Indian Police Commemoration Day in India; Dashain (is celebrated by the Buddhist, Hindus and Kirats of Nepal and the ethnic Nepali speaking Indian Gorkhas of Darjeeling hills, Sikkim, Dehradun, Kumaun & Gadwal and other North-Eastern states of India and among the Lhotshampa of Bhutan and the Burmese Gurkhas of Myanmar)
Thursday 26 October - Accession Day (Jammu and Kashmir, India)
Monday 30 October - Thevar Jayanthi (Thevar community, India)

November 2023

Wednesday 1 November - Chavang Kut (Mizo people of Northeast India, Bangladesh, Burma); Haryana Foundation Day (Haryana, India); Karnataka Rajyotsava (Karnataka, India); Kerala Foundation Day (Kerala, India); Chhattisgarh Rajyotsava or Chhattisgarh Foundation Day in India
Tuesday 7 November - Tokhu Emong (Lotha Naga people of India)
Tuesday 14 November - Bal Diwas in India (celebrated on the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru. Children's Day)

December 2023

Sunday 3 December - Advocate's Day in India; Sindhi Cultural Day (Date for 2023; celebrated on the first Sunday in December. Sindhi diaspora)
Saturday 23 December - Kisan Diwas (Uttar Pradesh, India)

January 2024

Wednesday 10 January - World Hindi Day (Vishwa Hindi Diwas)
Saturday 13 January - Lohri (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh)
Monday 15 January - Army Day in India; Makar Sankranti in India; Thai Pongal, Tamil harvest festival in India; Jallikattu in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu (is a traditional spectacle in which a bull, such as the Pulikulam or Kangayam breeds, is released into a crowd of people, and multiple human participants attempt to grab the large hump on the bull's back with both arms and hang on to it while the bull attempts to escape)
Friday 19 January - Kokborok Day (Tripura, India)
Tuesday 23 January - Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Jayanti (Orissa, Tripura, and West Bengal, India)
Wednesday 31 January - Amartithi (Meherabad, India, followers of Meher Baba)

February 2024

Wednesday 14 February - Parents' Worship Day in India (Hindi: मातृ-पितृ पूजन दिवस as an alternative to Valentine's Day)

March 2024

Monday 25 March - Phaghwa (or Holi Phagwa is considered as the famous Hindu spring festival and has got many names as per the region and the community like its knwon as Phaghwa in Bhojpuri and in west Bengal, it is known as Dolyatra)

April 2024

Tuesday 2 April - Odisha Day (Odisha, India)
Sunday 14 April - Ambedkar Jayanti in India; Mahl New Year or Alathu Aharudhuvas (Maldives and India's Lakshadweep and Kerala state)
Tuesday 23 April - Khongjom Day (Manipur, India)
Sunday 28 April - Lawyers' Day (Odisha, India)

May 2024

Wednesday 1 May - Gujarat Day in India (commemoration of the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat following the foundation of Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti)
Sunday 12 May - Mother’s Day (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gabon, Gambia, Greenland, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
Tuesday 21 May - Day of struggle against terrorism in India (commemorated on the anniversary of the death of the seventh Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as a result of the terrorist act); International Tea Day

June 2024

Tuesday 4 June - Birthday of Bhagat Puran Singh (holiday and memorial day of Sikhs, representatives of the monotheistic religion founded in the Punjab in India in the 15th century. Bhagat Puran Singh [1904-1992] in his youth decided to devote his life to selfless service to humanity)
Sunday 16 June - Father's Day (Ńelebrated on the third Sunday of June řň Argentina, Aruba, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Kenya, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Venezuela, United Kingdom)
Thursday 27 June - Guru Puja Holiday (Hinduism. Guru Puja or the tradition of honoring your teacher is the main and simplest yoga puja. It is performed in the morning and evening)

July 2024

Monday 1 July - Doctors' Day in India; The first day of Van Mahotsav in India (celebrated until July 7. Van Mahotsav is an annual tree-planting movement in India, which began in 1950. The name Van Mahotsava means FESTIVAL OF FORESTS); State Bank of India Day
Thursday 4 July - The first evening of Dree Festival (Apatani people, Arunachal Pradesh, India; celebrated until July 7)
Thursday 11 July - Engineer's Day in India, Telangana (The Telangana state celebrates Engineers day on July 11th on the birthday of Ali Nawaz Jung Bahadur)
Wednesday 17 July - U Tirot Sing Day (Meghalaya, India)

August 2024

Saturday 3 August - Stephen (Discovery of the relic. Christian feast day)
Monday 12 August - National Librarian's Day in India (in remembrance of national professor of library science, Dr S R Ranganathan [1892-1972], who had spearheaded library development in India)
Thursday 15 August - India Independence Day (is celebrates the independence of India from the United Kingdom in 1947)
Thursday 22 August - Madras Day (Chennai and Tamil Nadu, India)

September 2024

Saturday 14 September - Hindi Divas (Hindi-speaking regions)
Sunday 15 September - Engineer's Day in India (The Engineering Community across India is celebrating Engineers Day on 15 September every year as a remarkable tribute to the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya [popularly known as Sir MV]. He is held in high regard as a pre-eminent engineer of India. "Engineering for A Healthy Planet" is the theme of Engineers Day 2021)
Tuesday 24 September - National Daughters Day in India (is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of September every year)

Also about some indian traditions

We all refer to India and its culture as something very diverse and unique. The namaste is one of the most popular Indian customs is one of the five forms of traditional greetings one another with it is a way of saying "May our minds meet". Indian food and cuisine not only form an integral part of Indian culture but are also one of the key factors of India’s popularity worldwide. Wazwan is less a cuisine and more a tradition among Kashmiris. It is art served on a traem (platter) that involves a 36-course meal.
Chhau Dance: another important tradition from India that made it to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010 is the classical Chhau dance, from Odisha. In 2013, Sankirtana dance was inscribed in UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A Pung Cholom dance, which is part of the Sankirtana tradition.
The Festival Nag Panchami usually falls during the months of July and August. In Hindu culture, serpent blessings are sought to bring peace and welfare to the family.
Cow, in the Indian culture, is considered to be a Holy animal. Killing the cow or consuming cow meet is considered to be a sin.
In India, there exists the concept of a joint family, wherein the entire family (parents, wife, children and in some cases relatives) all live together. Faith, family and castes shape just about every aspect of Indian culture - from birth to death - and all the trials and parties in between.
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