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Public holidays in Delhi 2016

Date Name Area Remarks
26Jan Republic Day National The date in 1959 when the Constitution of India came into force replacing the earlier British Government of India Act of 1935.
24Mar Holi National Popular Hindu festival of colour and love! Joyous, frolicking crowds chase and paint one another in the streets with coloured powders.
25Mar Good Friday National
15Apr Ram Navami National Birthday of Lord Rama
20Apr Mahavir Jayanti National A Jain religious holiday to celebrate the birth of Mahavira, the last of their Teachers.
21May Buddha Purnima National A day to celebrate the life of Buddha.
06Jul Id u'l Fitr National A Muslim feast to mark the end of Ramadan.
15Aug Independence Day National Commemorates independence from the British in 1945.
25Aug Janmashtami National A festival that celebrates Lord Krishna representing goodness on Earth.
12Sep Id-ul-Zuha National Muslim "Festival of sacrifice": the meat of a sheep or a goat is shared with family, friends, and the poor.
02Oct Gandhi's birthday State Mahatma Gandhi led the peaceful independence movement.
11Oct Dussehra National The culmination of a 10--day festival ceçebrating Lord Rama's victory over evil.
12Oct Muharram National Marks the first month of the Islamic calendar, a sacred month only second to Ramadan.
30Oct Diwali National The main celebration on the 3rd the 5-day festival of light, everyone lighting csndles and coloured elctric bulbs.
14Nov Guru Nanak's birthday National The founder of Sikhism.
13Dec Milad-un-Nabi National Islamic holiday to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.
25Dec Christmas Day National