Holiday Calendar

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Glossary

Let’s look at them successively, one at a time.


Holiday Calendar- Meaning

Holiday calendar consists of a list of holidays in a given year. It comprises national holidays, religious holidays or any other permanent date marked as a holiday.  In the calendar, holidays are classified  into restricted, floating, observance, season and gazetted holidays.


Holiday Calendar Importance

It is part of the HR duty to make a yearly holiday calendar during the start of a financial year. It is mandatory for the employer to give its employees off days on national holidays that may or may not fall on a weekend. Every company irrespective of their industry type  has to grant specified holiday’s ordered by the government except for media, news and healthcare.


2022 Holiday Calendar

While setting your leave policy or releasing the holiday calendar, referring to the respective year’s holiday calendar released by the government is imperative. This 2022 holiday calendar consists of all the holidays in India classified into Restricted, Gazetted, Observance, and season, and central government holiday. So, make sure you look at this 2022 calendar with holidays before releasing the same on your HR software portal.

Holidays and Observances in India in 2022

Date   Name Type
1 Jan Saturday New Year’s Day Restricted Holiday
9 Jan Sunday Guru Govind Singh Jayanti Restricted Holiday
13 Jan Thursday Lohri Restricted Holiday
14 Jan Friday Pongal Restricted Holiday
14 Jan Friday Makar Sankranti Restricted Holiday
26 Jan Wednesday Republic Day Gazetted Holiday
1 Feb Tuesday Chinese New Year Observance
5 Feb Saturday Vasant Panchami Restricted Holiday
14 Feb Monday Valentine’s Day Observance
15 Feb Tuesday Hazarat Ali’s Birthday Restricted Holiday
16 Feb Wednesday Guru Ravidas Jayanti Restricted Holiday
19 Feb Saturday Shivaji Jayanti Restricted Holiday
26 Feb Saturday Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Restricted Holiday
1 Mar Tuesday Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri Gazetted Holiday
17 Mar Thursday Holika Dahana Restricted Holiday
18 Mar Friday Holi Gazetted Holiday
18 Mar Friday Dolyatra Restricted Holiday
20 Mar Sunday March Equinox Season
2 Apr Saturday Chaitra Sukhladi Restricted Holiday
2 Apr Saturday Ugadi Restricted Holiday
2 Apr Saturday Gudi Padwa Restricted Holiday
10 Apr Sunday Rama Navami Restricted Holiday
14 Apr Thursday Maundy Thursday Observance, Christian
14 Apr Thursday Mahavir Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
14 Apr Thursday Vaisakhi Restricted Holiday
14 Apr Thursday Mesadi / Vaisakhadi Restricted Holiday
14 Apr Thursday Ambedkar Jayanti Observance
15 Apr Friday Good Friday Gazetted Holiday
16 Apr Saturday First day of Passover Observance
17 Apr Sunday Easter Day Restricted Holiday
29 Apr Friday Jamat Ul-Vida (Tentative Date) Restricted Holiday
1 May Sunday May Day Observance
3 May Tuesday Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar (Tentative Date) Gazetted Holiday
3 May Tuesday Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar (Tentative Date) Muslim, Common local holiday
8 May Sunday Mother’s Day Observance
9 May Monday Birthday of Ravindranath Restricted Holiday
16 May Monday Buddha Purnima/Vesak Gazetted Holiday
19 Jun Sunday Father’s Day Observance
21 Jun Tuesday June Solstice Season
1 Jul Friday Rath Yatra Restricted Holiday
10 Jul Sunday Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha (Tentative Date) Gazetted Holiday
13 Jul Wednesday Guru Purnima Observance
7 Aug Sunday Friendship Day Observance
9 Aug Tuesday Muharram/Ashura (Tentative Date) Gazetted Holiday
11 Aug Thursday Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) Restricted Holiday
15 Aug Monday Independence Day Gazetted Holiday
16 Aug Tuesday Parsi New Year Restricted Holiday
18 Aug Thursday Janmashtami (Smarta) Restricted Holiday
19 Aug Friday Janmashtami Gazetted Holiday
31 Aug Wednesday Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi Restricted Holiday
8 Sep Thursday Onam Restricted Holiday
23 Sep Friday September Equinox Season
26 Sep Monday First Day of Sharad Navratri Observance, Hinduism
1 Oct Saturday First Day of Durga Puja Festivities Observance, Hinduism
2 Oct Sunday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
2 Oct Sunday Maha Saptami Restricted Holiday
3 Oct Monday Maha Ashtami Restricted Holiday
4 Oct Tuesday Maha Navami Restricted Holiday
5 Oct Wednesday Dussehra Gazetted Holiday
9 Oct Sunday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti Restricted Holiday
9 Oct Sunday Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad (Tentative Date) Gazetted Holiday
13 Oct Thursday Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) Restricted Holiday
24 Oct Monday Naraka Chaturdasi Restricted Holiday
24 Oct Monday Diwali/Deepavali Gazetted Holiday
25 Oct Tuesday Govardhan Puja Restricted Holiday
26 Oct Wednesday Bhai Duj Restricted Holiday
30 Oct Sunday Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi) Restricted Holiday
31 Oct Monday Halloween Observance
8 Nov Tuesday Guru Nanak Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
24 Nov Thursday Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day Restricted Holiday
19 Dec Monday First Day of Hanukkah Observance
22 Dec Thursday December Solstice Season
24 Dec Saturday Christmas Eve Restricted Holiday
25 Dec Sunday Christmas Gazetted Holiday
26 Dec Monday Last day of Hanukkah Observance
29 Dec Thursday Guru Govind Singh Jayanti Restricted Holiday
31 Dec Saturday New Year’s Eve Observance

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Sukriti Saini

Sukriti Saini works as a content marketing strategist at HROne. She has done Bachelors in Journalism from Delhi University and carries several years of experience in content development. HR trends, Productivity, Performance and topics related to Employee Engagement garner most of her writing interest here. During leisure, she loves to write and talk about fashion, food & life.

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