Festivals and Holidays in 2021 | List of Holidays 2021 in India

Festivals and Holidays in 2021 | List of Holidays 2021 in India

Festivals and Holidays of 2021 are the best time of the year. It brings joy, brightness, fun, relaxation and a lot of time to spend with family and friends. We all look forward to this joyful time of the year even before the new year even begins. The best part is, India has a super strong, wide and deep-rooted diversity of culture. India celebrates different festivals along its geographic length & breadth. Different states in India observe varied festivals and holidays along with a few national holidays. We know, the first thing you do when a New Year begins is to check that holiday calendar and make a rough sketch of your plans in your minds. So, here we are a list of Festivals and Holidays in 2021. 

2021 is almost here, just a few days away to ‘Happy New Year’. The countdown has already begun. So, the days that are left of this year 2020 can be used smartly to plan those exciting Festivals and holidays of 2021. And therefore, we have mentioned all the Indian Festivals and Holidays in 2021 along with the states. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready with your planners as we will help you plan it out with this article.

List of Indian Festivals and Holidays in 2021

DATEDAYHOLIDAY/FESTIVALSTATE
1 JanuaryFridayNew Year’s DayNational
2 JanuarySaturdayNew Year HolidayMizoram
11 JanuaryMondayMissionary DayMizoram
12 JanuaryTuesdaySwami Vivekananda JayantiWest Bengal
14 JanuaryThursdayMakara SankrantiGujarat
Karnataka
Sikkim
Telangana
14 JanuaryThursdayPongalAndhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Pondicherry
Tamil Nadu
15 JanuaryFridayMagh BihuAssam
15 JanuaryFridayKanuma PandugaAndhra Pradesh
15 JanuaryFridayUzhavar ThirunalPondicherry
16 JanuarySaturdayThiruvalluvar DayTamil Nadu
20 JanuaryWednesdayGuru Gobind Singh JayantiChandigarh
Haryana
23 JanuarySaturdayNetaji Subhas Chandra Bose JayantiOdisha
Tripura
West Bengal
25 JanuaryMondayState DayHimachal Pradesh
26 JanuaryTuesdayRepublic DayNational
31 JanuarySundayMe-Dum-Me-PhiAssam
12 FebruaryFridaySonam LosarSikkim
15 FebruaryMondayLui-Ngai-NiManipur
16 FebruaryTuesdayVasant PanchamiHaryana
Odisha
Punjab
Tripura
West Bengal
19 FebruaryFridayChhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj JayantiMaharashtra
20 FebruarySaturdayState DayArunachal Pradesh
Mizoram
26 FebruaryFridayHazrat Ali JayantiUttar Pradesh
27 FebruarySaturdayGuru Ravidas JayantiChandigarh
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana Punjab
5 MarchFridayPanchayatiraj DivasOdisha
11 MarchThursdayMaha ShivratriNational Except Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Goa, Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Pondicherry
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
13 MarchSaturdayLosarSikkim
22 MarchMondayBihar DayBihar
23 MarchTuesdayS. Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom DayHaryana
29 MarchMondayHoliNational Except Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Manipur
Pondicherry
Tamil Nadu
1 AprilThursdayOdisha DayOdisha
2 AprilFridayGood FridaydayNational Except Haryana
Jammu & Kashmir
3 AprilSaturdayEaster SaturdayNagaland
4 AprilSundayEaster SundayKerala
Nagaland
5 AprilMondayBabu Jagjivan Ram JayantiAndhra Pradesh
Telangana
13 AprilTuesdayUgadiAndhra Pradesh
Goa
Gujarat
Jammu & Kashmir
Karnataka
Rajasthan
Telangana
13 AprilTuesdayTelugu New YearTamil Nadu
13 AprilTuesdayBohag Bihu HolidayAssam
13 AprilTuesdayGudi PadwaMaharashtra
13 AprilTuesdayVaisakhiHaryana Jammu & Kashmir Punjab
14 AprilWednesdayDr Ambedkar Pradesh JayantiNational Except Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Chandigarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Lakshadweep
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Tripura
14 AprilWednesdayTamil New YearTamil Nadu
14 AprilWednesdayMaha Vishuba SankrantiOdisha
14 AprilWednesdayBohag BihuArunachal Pradesh
Assam
14 AprilWednesdayCheiraobaManipur
15 AprilThursdayVishuKerala
15 AprilThursdayBengali New YearTripura
West Bengal
15 AprilThursdayHimachal DayHimachal Pradesh
15 AprilThursdaySarhulJharkhand
21 AprilWednesdayRam NavamiAndaman & Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Bihar
Chhattisgarh
Daman & Diu
Gujarat
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Maharashtra
Madhya Pradesh
Odisha
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Telangana
Uttarakhand
Uttar Pradesh
21 AprilWednesdayGaria PujaTripura
25 AprilSundayMahavir JayantiChhattisgarh
Chandigarh
Delhi
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Gujarat
Haryana
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Lakshadweep
Maharashtra
Madhya Pradesh
Punjab
Rajasthan
Tamil Nadu 
Uttar Pradesh
1 MaySaturdayMaharashtra DayMaharashtra
1 MaySaturdayMay DayAssam
Bihar
Goa
Karnataka
Kerala
Manipur
Pondicherry
Telangana
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
West Bengal
7 MayFridayJumat-ul-WidaJammu & Kashmir
9 MaySundayGuru Rabindranath JayantiTripura
West Bengal
10 MayMondayShab-i-QadrJammu & Kashmir
13 MayThursdayIdul FitrNational Except Pondicherry
14 MayFridayIdul FitrPondicherry
14 MayFridayMaharshi Parasuram JayantiGujarat
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Madhya Pradesh
Rajasthan
14 MayFridayBasava JayantiKarnataka
14 MayFridayIdul Fitr HolidayTelangana
16 MaySundayState DaySikkim
25 MayTuesdayKazi Nazrul Islam JayantiTripura
26 MayWednesdayBuddha PurnimaAndaman & Nicobar Islands
Arunachal Pradesh
Chhattisgarh
Delhi
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Jharkhand
Jammu & Kashmir
Maharashtra
Madhya Pradesh
Mizoram
Tripura
Uttarakhand
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
13 JuneSundayMaharana Pratap JayantiHimachal Pradesh
Haryana
Rajasthan
14 JuneMondayPahili RajaOdisha
14 JuneMondaySri Guru Arjun Dev Ji’s Martyrdom DayPunjab
15 JuneTuesdayRaja SankrantiOdisha
15 JuneTuesdayYMA DayMizoram
24 JuneThursdaySant Guru Kabir JayantiChhattisgarh
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Punjab
30 JuneWednesdayRemna NiMizoram
2 JulyFridayKharchi PujaTripura
5 JulyMondayGuru Hargobind Ji’s BirthdayJammu & Kashmir
6 JulyTuesdayMHIP DayMizoram
12 JulyMondayRatha YatraOdisha
13 JulyTuesdayMartyrs’ DayJammu & Kashmir
13 JulyTuesdayBhanu JayantiSikkim
17 JulySaturdayU Tirot Sing DayMeghalaya
20 JulyTuesdayBakrid / Eid al AdhaNational Except Arunachal Pradesh
Daman & Diu
Pondicherry
Sikkim
21 JulyWednesdayBakrid / Eid al AdhaPondicherry
21 JulyWednesdayBakrid / Eid al Adha HolidayJammu & Kashmir
31 JulySaturdayShaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom DayHaryana
4 AugustWednesdayBonaluTelangana
8 AugustSundayTendong Lho Rum FaatSikkim
11 AugustWednesdayHaryali TeejHaryana
13 AugustFridayPatriots DayManipur
15 AugustSundayIndependence DayNational
16 AugustMondayDe Jure Transfer DayPondicherry
17 AugustTuesdayParsi New YearGujarat Maharashtra
19 AugustThursdayMuharramNational Except Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Chhattisgarh
Daman & Diu
Goa
Kerala
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Pondicherry
Punjab
Sikkim
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
20 AugustFridayFirst OnamKerala
21 AugustSaturdayThiruvonamKerala
22 AugustSundayRaksha BandhanChhattisgarh
Daman & Diu
Gujarat
Haryana
Madhya Pradesh
Rajasthan
Uttarakhand
Uttar Pradesh
22 AugustSundayJhulan PurnimaOdisha
22 AugustSundayIndra JatraSikkim
30 AugustMondayJanmashtamiNational Except Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Goa
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Maharashtra
Manipur
Mizoram
Pondicherry
West Bengal
8 SeptemberWednesdayParkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib JiPunjab
9 SeptemberThursdayHartalika TeejChhattisgarh Sikkim
10 SeptemberFridayGanesh ChaturthiAndhra Pradesh
Daman & Diu
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Goa
Gujarat
Karnataka
Maharashtra
Odisha
Pondicherry
Telangana
Tamil Nadu
11 SeptemberSaturdayGanesh Chaturthi HolidayGoa
11 SeptemberSaturdayNuakhaiOdisha
16 SeptemberThursdayRamdev JayantiRajasthan
16 SeptemberThursdayTeja DashmiRajasthan
21 SeptemberTuesdaySree Narayana Guru JayantiKerala
21 SeptemberTuesdaySree Narayana Guru SamadhiKerala
23 SeptemberThursdayHeroes’ Martyrdom DayHaryana
28 SeptemberTuesdayS. Bhagat Singh Ji JayantiPunjab
2 OctoberSaturdayGandhi JayantiNational
6 OctoberWednesdayMahalaya AmavasyeKarnataka
Odisha
Tripura
West Bengal
6 OctoberWednesdayFirst Day of BaThursdaykammaTelangana
7 OctoberThursdayMaharaja Agrasen JayantiHaryana
7 OctoberThursdayGhatasthapanaRajasthan
12 OctoberTuesdayMaha SaptamiOdisha
Sikkim
Tripura
West Bengal
13 OctoberWednesdayMaha AshtamiAndhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Jharkhand
Manipur
Odisha
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Telangana
Tripura
West Bengal
14 OctoberThursdayMaha NavamiAssam
Bihar
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Meghalaya
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
15 OctoberFridayVijaya DashamiNational Except Manipur
Pondicherry
19 OctoberTuesdayEid e MiladNational Except Andhra Pradesh
Bihar
Daman & Diu
Goa
Karnataka
Kerala
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Odisha
Pondicherry
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
20 OctoberWednesdayLakshmi PujaOdisha
Tripura
West Bengal
20 OctoberWednesdayMaharishi Valmiki JayantiChandigarh
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Karnataka
Madhya Pradesh
Punjab
22 OctoberFridayFridayday Following Eid e MiladJammu & Kashmir
27 OctoberWednesdayLhabab DuchenSikkim
31 OctoberSundaySardar Vallabhbhai Patel JayantiGujarat
1 NovemberMondayKutManipur
1 NovemberMondayPuducherry Liberation DayPondicherry
1 NovemberMondayHaryana DayHaryana
1 NovemberMondayKannada RajyothsavaKarnataka
4 NovemberThursdayDiwaliNational
5 NovemberFridayDeepavali HolidayDaman & Diu
Haryana
Karnataka
Maharashtra
Rajasthan
Uttarakhand
Uttar Pradesh
5 NovemberFridayVikram Samvat New YearGujarat
6 NovemberSaturdayBhai DoojGujarat
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Uttarakhand
Uttar Pradesh
10 NovemberWednesdayChhath PujaBihar
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
11 NovemberThursdayChhath Puja HolidayBihar
19 NovemberFridayKarthika PurnimaOdisha
Telangana
19 NovemberFridayGuru Nanak JayantiNational Except Andhra Pradesh
Bihar
Daman & Diu
Goa
Karnataka
Kerala
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Odisha
Pondicherry
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
23 NovemberTuesdaySeng Kut SnemMeghalaya
1 DecemberWednesdayIndigenous Faith DayArunachal Pradesh
3 DecemberFridayFeast of St Francis XavierGoa
5 DecemberSundaySheikh Muhammad Abdullah JayantiJammu & Kashmir
8 DecemberWednesdaySri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji’s Martyrdom DayPunjab
12 DecemberSundayPa Togan Nengminza SangmaMeghalaya
18 DecemberSaturdayDeath Anniversary of U SoSo ThamMeghalaya
18 DecemberSaturdayGuru Ghasidas JayantiChhattisgarh
19 DecemberSundayLiberation DayDaman & Diu
Goa
24 DecemberFridayChristmas HolidayMeghalaya
Mizoram
25 DecemberSaturdayChristmas DayNational
26 DecemberSundayShaheed Udham Singh JayantiHaryana
26 DecemberSundayChristmas HolidayMeghalaya
Mizoram
Telangana
30 DecemberThursdayU Kiang NangbahMeghalaya
30 DecemberThursdayTamu LosarSikkim
31 DecemberFridayNew Year’s EveManipur

Please Note: Following calendar has been prepared after thorough research but some of the festivals & holidays are subject to vary depending on the positioning of the moon and the decision of the Government or respective organisations.

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