Central Government restricted holidays in 2015 in India

India is a land of diverse religions, customs, beliefs and languages. As all important holidays of different religions, cultures and beliefs cannot be combined in a single holiday list the central government publishes a a list of restricted holidays (32 in number for the year 2015) from which a central government employee can take two holidays as per his choice in the calender year. The restricted holiday list for the year 2015 is as follows.

S. NoMonthHoliday NameDateDay
1JanuaryNew Years Day1Thursday
2JanuaryMakar Sakranti / Pongal14Wednesday
4JanuaryBasant / Sri Panchami24Saturday
5FebruaryGuru Ravidas Birthday3Tuesday
6FebruarySwami Dayanand Saraswati Birthday14Saturday
7FebruaryMaha Shivratri17Tuesday
8Februaryshivaji Jayanti19Thursday
9MarchHolika Dahan5Thursday
10MarchChaitra Suldadi /Gudi Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand21Saturday
11AprilEaster Sunday5Sunday
12AprilVaisakhi/Vishu / Masadi14Tuesday
13AprilVaisakhadi(Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)15Wednesday
14MayHazarat Ali's Birthday3Sunday
15MayGuru Rabindranath's Birthday9Saturday
17JulyRath Yatra18Saturday
18AugustParsi New Year's day / Nauroz18Tuesday
20AugustRaksha Bandhan29Saturday
21SeptemberVinayaka / Ganesh Chaturthi17Thursday
22OctoberMaha Saptami (Dussehra)20Tuesday
23OctoberMaha Ashtami (Dussehra)21Wednesday
24OctoberMaha Navmi (Dussehra)22Thursday
25OctoberMaharishi Valmiki Birthday27Tuesday
26OctoberKarva Chauth / Karaka Chaturthi30Friday
27NovemberDeepawali (South India) / Naraka Chaturdasi10Tuesday
28NovemberGovardhan Puja12Thursday
29NovemberBhai Duj13Friday
30NovemberPratihar Sashthi /Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja)17Tuesday
31NovemberGuru Teg Bahadur's Martydom Day24tuesday
32DecemberChristmas Eve24Thursday

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