Indian Festivals 2021: List of Holidays & Festivals in India
India is a multicultural country which celebrates different festivals and holidays. There are so many festivals celebrated in India state wise, community-wise and religion-wise.
- 20 February 2021,
- 6:29 PM
List of Indian Festivals & Holidays 2021 Month-wise
|Indian Festivals in January 2021|
English New Year
National Youth Day
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
Hanuman Jayanti (Tamil)
|14||Thursday – Saturday, 16 Jan||Pongal|
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti
|27||Wednesday – Thursday, 28 Jan||Tu B’Shevat|
Mahatma Gandhi Punyatithi
Birthday of Guru Har Rai (Nanakshahi Calendar)
|Indian Festivals in February 2021|
World Cancer Day
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday
|25||Thursday – Friday, 26 February||Purim|
Sant Ravidas Jayanti
|Indian Festivals in March 2021|
World Womens Day
Shaheed Diwas (Martyrs’ Day)
|27||Saturday – Sunday, 04 April||Passover|
Chhoti Holi , Holika Dahan
|29||Monday – Wednes, 31 March||Hola Mohalla|
Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti (19th February as per English Calendar)
|Indian Festivals in April 2021|
Sheetala Ashtami (Basoda Date)
Chaitra Navratri Begins
Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Telugu New Year
BR Ambedkar Jayanti
|14||April 14, Wednesday – Tuesday, April 20||Rongali Bihu|
Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)
|Indian Festivals in May 2021|
Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
|12||Wednesday – Thursday, 13 May||
Eid-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan Ends
|16||Sunday – Tuesday, 30 May||Shavuot|
Birthday of Guru Amar Das (Nanakshahi calendar)
World No Tobacco Day
|Indian Festivals in June 2021|
Telugu Hanuman Jayanthi
World Environment Day
Maharana Pratap Jayanti
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
International Yoga Day
Sant Kabirdas Jayanti
|Indian Festivals in July 2021|
Birthday of Guru Hargobind (Nanakshahi calendar)
Birthday of Guru Har Krishan (Nanakshahi calendar)
|19||Monday – Tuesday, 20 July||Eid ul-Adha|
|Indian Festivals in August 2021|
Al-Hijira, Islamic New Year
World Sanskrit Day (Sanskrit Diwas)
Sri Krishna Janmashtami
|Indian Festivals in September 2021|
|6||Monday – Wednesday, 08 Sep||Rosh Hashanah|
|15||Wednesday – Thursday, 16 Sep||Yom Kippur|
|20||Monday – Monday, 27 Sep||Sukkot|
Shemini Atzeret (Simchat Torah)
Birthday of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Ji
|Indian Festivals in October 2021|
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Sharad Navratri Begins
Birthday of Guru Ram Das (Nanakshahi calendar)
|11||Monday – Friday, 15 October||
Durga Puja Begins
Dussehra, Durga Visarjan
|18||Monday – Tuesday, 19 Oct||Milad un-Nabi|
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti (Birthday)
|Indian Festivals in November 2021|
Chhath Puja Begins (Nahai Khai)
Chhath Puja Ends (Suryodaya Argh)
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)
|28||Sunday – Monday, 6 Dec||Hanukkah|
|30||Tuesday||St Andrew’s Day|
|Indian Festivals in December 2021|
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Indian Festival List 2021: There’s never a month in India where there’s no festivity celebration, from January till December, the country is full of festivities. But, the most joyful and vibrant months of the year happens to be from October up to December.
For this reason, travellers are attracted to visit India and experience this multicultural festivity which is full of love, life, colour, joy and happiness. These festivals bring a wave of excitement and happiness and it doesn’t matter, it’s a big or small one, people love to celebrate and enjoy the pleasures of festivity, fun and enjoyment. Whether it’s the arrival of spring celebration or just even a cultural one, people are akin to celebrating life.
Popular Festivals of India 2021
Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights which symbolises the victory of light over evil, darkness etc. It’s celebrated through home decorations, Diya, lights, prayers, feasts etc.
Holi is a popular Hindu festival celebrated through the festival of colours and love. Holi is now celebrated in many parts of the world.
Ramadan or Ramazan is a festival celebrated by the Muslim community as the month for fasting, reflection and prayers.
Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated yearly to honour Lord Shiva which is observed through fasting and worship of Lingam.
Raksha Bandhan is a popular Hindu festival to celebrate a brother-sister relationship. It is also celebrated in Nepal and around the world.
Navaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated yearly in the month of autumn. It marks the last five days of Durga Puja.
Dussehra is one of the major Hindu festivals celebrated at the end of Navaratri by putting tika on the forehead, prayers and many religious rituals.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindus festival celebrating the arrival of Ganesh with his mother Goddess Parvati.
FAQ on Indian Festivals 2021
1Kab Hai Holi, When is Holi 2021
This year Holi is on Monday, March 29. Holi will begin in the evening of Sunday, 28 March, and ends in the evening of Monday, 29 March 2021.
2When is Maha Shivratri 2021?
Maha Shivratri is on Thursday, 11 March 2021.
3When is Diwali/Deepawali 2021?
Diwali is on Thursday, 4 November 2021. Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus.
4When is Ganesh Chaturthi 2021?
Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi Observances is on Friday, 10 September 2021.