Holiday Calendar for India
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
National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2021-2022 year
Monday 29 March
(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)
Sunday 9 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)
Friday 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 20 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)
Sunday 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)
Wednesday 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. "Role of Engineers in a developing India" is the theme of Engineers Day 2017)
Tuesday 12 October
(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)
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.