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India is a large country with an equally large population. It has one of the most diverse landscapes, climatic regions, cultures and religions. Most of its holidays are based around religious festivals so the following list will be immensely useful for celebrating India Holidays 2015.

Name Date Remarks
New Year’s Day January 1 Restricted Holiday
Republic Day January 26 Day of parades
Holi March 6 Festival of colors
Mahavir Acanthi April 2 Jain Festival
Good Friday April 3 Christian Festival
Independence Day August 15 India got freedom from Colonial Rule
Krishna Jayanthi September 5 Gazetted holiday
Ganesh Chaturthi September 17 Also Known as Vinayak chaturthi
Gandhi Jayanthi October 2 Birth Anniversary of Gandhi
Diwali November 11 Festival of lights
Christmas December 25 Birth of Jesus Christ

Plan holidays well so that one is able to be a part of at least some of the colorful festivals of 2015 calendar India.

New Year’s Day – Thursday, January 1

This day most public offices are open and there is no problem in availing public transport. However most people celebrate New Year’s Eve with fun filled activities and thus the next day is spent relaxing or people are often noticed reaching late for work.

Republic Day – Tuesday, January 26

The country remembers the day on which its constitution came into effect. Republic day parade in New Delhi is watched by the entire country on television.

Holi – Friday, March 6

This is one of the most important India Public holidays 2015. It is a day when people celebrate by throwing colored powder or water on each other t show their love for each other.

Mahavir Jayanthi – Thursday, April 2

Jainism has its roots in India and this festival is the most important for the followers of this religion as it commemorates the birth of Lord Mahavira.

Good Friday – Friday, April 3

All Christian festivals are celebrated in full tradition and glory in India. This is the day when Christians remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Independence Day – Saturday, August 15

This is the most celebrated holiday all across the country with flag hoisting ceremonies held in every nook and corner in commemoration of the end of British rule.

Krishna Jayanthi – Thursday, September 5

This is another important day among 2015 India Holidays. It celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. There are colorful festivities across the country.

Ganesh Chaturthi – Thursday, September 17

All over the country, Hindus celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesha the son of Shiva and Parvati. This festival lasts for almost 10 days.

Gandhi Jayanthi – Friday, October 2

The country remembers the father of the nation for his contribution and the day is a national holiday.

Diwali – Wednesday, November 11

Almost all religions celebrate the day with unique customs and traditions. The day signifies the victory of good over evil.

Christmas – Friday, December 25

Christians celebrate the day with special church services and spending the day with family and friends.