Holidays are loved by everyone. Students are free from schools and colleges. Employees are free from offices. People used to spend their leisure time with their friends and family apart from their personal work. Let us have a brief look about the bank and public holidays in 2021.
In India, Public Holidays are decided by the central government and the state government including the union territories in India. Each states may have different public holidays.
Public Holidays are common across the states which include Republic Day on January 26, Independence Day on August 15th or Gandhi Jayanti on October 2nd or religious festivals like Diwali, Eid, Dussehra, Christmas etc.
01.01.2021: New Year
New Year is the day when a year begins. According to Gregorian calendar and Julian calendar, it is the first day of a year. Most of the people take resolutions to start a new beginning in the beginning of the year. People light up crackers and welcome the year with a countdown.
14.01.2021: Makar Sankranthi/ Pongal
It is the harvest festival and the end of winter season celebrated throughout the country. In South India, it is celebrated as Pongal. People celebrate this festival by thanking Sun for agricultural abundance in that year. They worship Sun with various vegetables, cereals and fruits which were grown because of Sun.
26.01.2021: Republic Day
Republic Day is celebrated in every year. It is the official day in which the Indian Constitution came into effect from 1950. It is celebrated in order to commemorate the democratic independent republic transition of India.
02.04.2021: Good Friday
It is the day in which Jesus Christ died and was raised. It is considered as one of the saddest day of Christians as it was the crucifixion of Christ. They involve in prayers with a cross in their hands.
It is the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is celebrated by all the Christians in the country. It is celebrated at the third day after his crucifixion. People involve in prayers and share sweets with relatives, friends and family.
14.04.2021: Ambedkar Jayanthi/ Tamil New year
It is the birthday of Dr. Bheemarao Ambedkar. He is a great scholar, economist and politician. He raised his voice against the social discrimination towards Dalit and untouchables. He was the chairman of Constitution drafting Committee. It is celebrated in order to commemorate his contribution towards Indian Society.
25.04.2021: Mahavir Jayanthi
It is one of the key festivals of Jainism. It is the birthday of Mahavir, (Vardhamana) who is the founder of Jainism. He lived a simple and peaceful life and orated his preaching all over the world.
13.05.2021: Ramzan (Eid Ul Fitr)
Ramzan is the key festival of Muslims all over the world. It is also called as the Eid al-Fitr. Muslims follow a month full of fasting from dawn to dusk. It is the month during which Mohammed received the revelation of Quran, the holy book of Islam.
21.07.2021: Bakrid (Eid ul Adha)
Bakrid is another important festival of Islam. It is also known as Eid al-Adha. It is celebrated in order to honor the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son because of God’s command.
15.08.2021: Independence Day
It is the day in which India got its freedom from British in the year of 1947 after the Second World War. Our forefathers and freedom fighters fought, shed blood and acquired freedom to the country by non violence. Mahatma Gandhiji insisted others to follow non violence and finally India got its independence.
It is the Islamic New Year which celebrated by all the Muslims all over the world. It is also the anniversary of the battle of Karbala, where, Prophet Mohammed’s son was killed.
It is the festival celebrated by the people who speak Malayalam. It is the day of joy and happiness. It is believed that the king Mahabali is visiting the people of Kerala every year. People make sweets and feast and express their happiness by sharing it to others.
It is the festival celebrated by the Hindus. It is the birthday of Lord Krishna. He had born to demolish the cruel rule of his uncle Kans and to protect the people. People make sweets and worship Lord Krishna in this day. Temples will have various devotional programs during this day.
10.09.2021: Ganesh Chaturthi
Lord Ganesha is the prime God of Hindus. It is born day of Ganesha and thus celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi. People worship him with great devotion make sweets and dissolve his statues in seas, oceans, and water resources.
02.10.2021: Gandhi Jayanthi
It is the born day of Mahatma Gandhiji. He is also called as the Father of Nation because he insisted everyone to follow non violence. He stood up in his way and got the independence of India. He lived in a simple way and served as a example for everyone.
14.10.2021: Maha Navami/ Ayudha Pooja
It is one of the important festival of Hindus. It is celebrated in all over India as Durga Matha had been going to kill the devils. People worship Durga Matha for nine days.
It is the celebration followed by Maha Navami. It is celebrated as the post celebration after the death of devils by Durga Matha. It is celebrated in all over India.
19.10.2021: Eid Milad Un-Nabi
It is the birth day of Prophet Mohammed. It is celebrated by the Muslims all over the world in order to commemorate the divinity and nobleness of Prophet Mohammed.
It is the Hindu festival. As it is the festival of lights, people used to light up crackers and lights to express their happiness. It is celebrated because in this day Narakasura was killed by Krishna.
It is one of the prime festival of Christians. It is the day in which Jesus Christ was born in farm. Christmas celebrate this festival by hanging stars, decorating Christmas trees, making cakes and sweets and depicting the birth of Christ.
These are the holidays of 2021. Hope you have a good festive time.