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.

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Indian Festivals Calender 2021: Here is a month-wise list of Indian festivals and holidays in 2020. Check the 2020 Date of Diwali, Holi, Vijayadashami or Dussehra, Navratri, Rakhi in india

List of Indian Festivals & Holidays 2021 Month-wise

Indian Festivals in January 2021
No. Day Festivals
1 Friday
English New Year
11 Monday Masik Shivaratri
12 Tuesday
National Youth Day
12 Tuesday
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
13 Wednesday Lohri
13 Wednesday
Hanuman Jayanti (Tamil)
14 Thursday Makar Sankranti
14 Thursday – Saturday, 16 Jan Pongal
20 Wednesday
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
23 Saturday
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti
26 Tuesday Republic Day
27 Wednesday – Thursday, 28 Jan Tu B’Shevat
30 Saturday
Mahatma Gandhi Punyatithi
31 Friday
Birthday of Guru Har Rai (Nanakshahi Calendar)


Indian Festivals in February 2021
No. Day Festivals
4 Thursday
World Cancer Day
11 Thursday
Mauni Amavasya
14 Sunday Valentine’s Day
16 Tuesday
Vasant Panchami
25 Thursday
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday
25 Thursday – Friday, 26 February Purim
27 Saturday
Sant Ravidas Jayanti
Indian Festivals in March 2021
No. Day Festivals
8 Sunday
World Womens Day
11 Thursday Mahashivratri
13 Saturday Losar
14 Sunday
Mothering Sunday
20 Saturday Navroz
23 Tuesday
Shaheed Diwas (Martyrs’ Day)
27 Saturday – Sunday, 04 April Passover
28 Sunday
Chhoti Holi , Holika Dahan
29 Monday Holi
29 Monday – Wednes, 31 March Hola Mohalla
28 Sunday Palm Sunday
29 Monday
Second Passover
31 Wednesday
Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti (19th February as per English Calendar)
Indian Festivals in April 2021
No. Day Festivals
1 Thursday Bank’s Holiday
2 Friday Good Friday
4 Sunday
Sheetala Ashtami (Basoda Date)
12 Monday
Ramadan Begins
13 Tuesday
Chaitra Navratri Begins
13 Tuesday
Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Telugu New Year
14 Wednesday Baisakhi
14 Wednesday
BR Ambedkar Jayanti
15 Thursday
Pohela Boishakh
14 April 14, Wednesday – Tuesday, April 20 Rongali Bihu
18 Saturday
Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
18 Saturday
Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)
21 Wednesday Ram Navami
22 Thursday Earth Day
23 Friday
Thrissur Pooram
25 Sunday Mahavir Jayanti
27 Tuesday
Hanuman Jayanti
30 Friday Lag B’Omer
Indian Festivals in May 2021
No. Day Festivals
2 Saturday
Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
7 Friday
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
9 Sunday Mother’s Day
12 Wednesday – Thursday, 13 May
Eid-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan Ends
15 Saturday Akshaya Tritiya
16 Sunday – Tuesday, 30 May Shavuot
23 Saturday
Birthday of Guru Amar Das (Nanakshahi calendar)
26 Wednesday
Buddha Purnima
31 Sunday
World No Tobacco Day
Indian Festivals in June 2021
No. Day Festivals
4 Friday
Telugu Hanuman Jayanthi
5 Saturday
World Environment Day
13 Sunday
Maharana Pratap Jayanti
16 Tuesday
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
20 Sunday Father’s Day
20 Sunday
Ganga Dussehra
20 Sunday Hemis Gompa
21 Monday
International Yoga Day
24 Thursday
Sant Kabirdas Jayanti
Indian Festivals in July 2021
No. Day Festivals
5 Sunday
Birthday of Guru Hargobind (Nanakshahi calendar)
8 Thursday Masik Shivaratri
12 Monday Rath Yatra
23 Thursday
Birthday of Guru Har Krishan (Nanakshahi calendar)
24 Saturday Guru Purnima
25 Sunday Parents Day
19 Monday – Tuesday, 20 July Eid ul-Adha
Indian Festivals in August 2021
No. Day Festivals
1 Sunday Friendship Day
10 Tuesday
Al-Hijira, Islamic New Year
11 Wednesday Hariyali Teej
13 Friday Nag Panchami
15 Sunday
Independence Day
15 Sunday Tulsidas Jayanti
19 Thursday
Muharram Begins
21 Saturday Onam
21 Friday Hartalika Teej
22 Sunday
World Sanskrit Day (Sanskrit Diwas)
22 Sunday
Raksha Bandhan
22 Sunday Ullambana
25 Wednesday Kajari Teej
30 Monday
Sri Krishna Janmashtami
31 Tuesday Dahi Handi


Indian Festivals in September 2021
No. Day Festivals
5 Sunday Teachers Day
6 Monday – Wednesday, 08 Sep Rosh Hashanah
12 Sunday
Grandparents Day
10 Friday
Ganesh Chaturthi
14 Tuesday Hindi Diwas
15 Wednesday – Thursday, 16 Sep Yom Kippur
17 Friday
Vishwakarma Puja
20 Monday Ganesh Visarjan
20 Monday – Monday, 27 Sep Sukkot
28 Tuesday
Shemini Atzeret (Simchat Torah)
28 Monday
Birthday of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Ji
Indian Festivals in October 2021
No. Day Festivals
2 Saturday
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
7 Thursday
Sharad Navratri Begins
9 Friday
Birthday of Guru Ram Das (Nanakshahi calendar)
11 Monday – Friday, 15 October
Durga Puja Begins
13 Wednesday Mahashtami
15 Friday
Dussehra, Durga Visarjan
16 Saturday Boss Day
18 Monday – Tuesday, 19 Oct Milad un-Nabi
20 Wednesday
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti (Birthday)
24 Sunday Karva Chauth
31 Sunday Halloween
Indian Festivals in November 2021
No. Day Festivals
2 Tuesday Dhanteras
4 Thursday Diwali
4 Thursday Kali Puja
5 Friday Govardhan Puja
6 Saturday Bhai Dooj
8 Monday
Chhath Puja Begins (Nahai Khai)
11 Thursday
Chhath Puja Ends (Suryodaya Argh)
14 Sunday Children’s Day
19 Friday
Guru Nanak Jayanti
24 Wednesday
Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)
25 Thursday
Thanksgiving Day
28 Sunday – Monday, 6 Dec Hanukkah
30 Tuesday St Andrew’s Day
Indian Festivals in December 2021
No. Day Festivals
8 Wednesday
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
25 Saturday Christmas

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
Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated yearly to honour Lord Shiva which is observed through fasting and worship of Lingam.

Raksha Bandhan
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
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.

First Published | Tuesday | 05 January 2021 , 4:10 PM