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India Holiday Calendar 2016

Holidays in India in 2016

DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday type
Jan 1FridayNew Year’s DayRestricted Holiday
Jan 14ThursdayMakar SankrantiRestricted Holiday
Jan 15FridayPongalRestricted Holiday
Jan 16SaturdayGuru Govind Singh JayantiRestricted Holiday
Jan 26TuesdayRepublic DayGazetted Holiday
Feb 8MondayChinese New YearObservance
Feb 12FridayVasant PanchamiRestricted Holiday
Feb 14SundayValentine’s DayObservance
Feb 19FridayShivaji JayantiRestricted Holiday
Feb 22MondayGuru Ravidas JayantiRestricted Holiday
Mar 4FridayMaharishi Dayanand Saraswati JayantiRestricted Holiday
Mar 7MondayMaha Shivaratri/ShivaratriGazetted Holiday
Mar 20SundayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 23WednesdayHolika DahanaRestricted Holiday
Mar 24ThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance, Christian
Mar 24ThursdayDolyatraRestricted Holiday
Mar 25FridayGood FridayGazetted Holiday
Mar 27SundayEaster DayRestricted Holiday
Apr 8FridayChaitra SukhladiRestricted Holiday
Apr 13WednesdayVaisakhiRestricted Holiday
Apr 14ThursdayMesadi/VaisakhadiRestricted Holiday
Apr 14ThursdayAmbedkar JayantiObservance
Apr 15FridayRama NavamiGazetted Holiday
Apr 20WednesdayMahavir JayantiGazetted Holiday
Apr 21ThursdayHazarat Ali’s BirthdayRestricted Holiday
Apr 23SaturdayFirst day of PassoverObservance
May 1SundayMay DayObservance
May 8SundayMother’s DayObservance
May 8SundayBirthday of RavindranathRestricted Holiday
May 21SaturdayBuddha Purnima/VesakGazetted Holiday
Jun 19SundayFather’s DayObservance
Jun 20MondayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 1FridayJamat Ul-VidaRestricted Holiday
Jul 6WednesdayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-FitarMuslim, Common Local holidays
Jul 6WednesdayRath YatraRestricted Holiday
Aug 7SundayFriendship DayObservance
Aug 15MondayIndependence DayGazetted Holiday
Aug 15MondayThanksgiving DayObservance
Aug 17WednesdayParsi New YearRestricted Holiday
Aug 18ThursdayRaksha Bandhan (Rakhi)Restricted Holiday
Aug 25ThursdayJanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
Sep 5MondayGanesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday
Sep 12MondayBakr Id/Eid ul-AdhaGazetted Holiday
Sep 14WednesdayOnamRestricted Holiday
Sep 22ThursdaySeptember equinoxSeason
Sep 28WednesdayMaha AshtamiRestricted Holiday
Oct 2SundayMahatma Gandhi JayantiGazetted Holiday
Oct 11TuesdayDussehra (Maha Navami)Gazetted Holiday
Oct 12WednesdayMuharram/AshuraGazetted Holiday
Oct 16SundayMaharishi Valmiki JayantiRestricted Holiday
Oct 19WednesdayKaraka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)Restricted Holiday
Oct 29SaturdayNaraka ChaturdasiRestricted Holiday
Oct 30SundayDiwali/DeepavaliGazetted Holiday
Oct 31MondayHalloweenObservance
Oct 31MondayGovardhan PujaRestricted Holiday
Nov 1TuesdayBhai DujRestricted Holiday
Nov 6SundayChhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)Restricted Holiday
Nov 14MondayGuru Nanak JayantiGazetted Holiday
Nov 24ThursdayGuru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayRestricted Holiday
Dec 13TuesdayMilad un-Nabi/Id-e-MiladGazetted Holiday
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveRestricted Holiday
Dec 25SundayFirst Day of HanukkahObservance
Dec 25SundayChristmasGazetted Holiday
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year’s EveObservance, Christian

16 September / 17 September 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

This penumbral lunar eclipse can make the Harvest Moon look a little darker in Europe, parts of Asia, Australia, and East Africa.

What This Lunar Eclipse Looked Like

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looked like from the night side of the Earth.

The Moon will move through the faint, outer part of Earth’s shadow, making it appear a little darker. However, it may difficult to see this with the naked eye.

Where the Eclipse Was Seen

Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, West in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.

Eclipse was visible.

Eclipse was not visible at all.

Note: Areas with lighter shadings left (West) of the center will experience the eclipse after moonrise/sunset. Areas with lighter shadings right (East) of the center will experience the eclipse until moonset/sunrise. Actual eclipse visibility depends on weather conditions and line of sight to the Moon.

When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide

Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.

The times displayed are accurate to around 2-3 seconds.

EventUTC TimeTime in Chandigarh*Visible in Chandigarh
Penumbral eclipse began16 Sep, 16:54:4216 Sep, 22:24:42Yes
Maximum eclipse16 Sep, 18:54:2017 Sep, 00:24:20Yes
Penumbral eclipse ended16 Sep, 20:53:5917 Sep, 02:23:59Yes

* The Moon was above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Chandigarh, the entire eclipse was visible.

The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.064.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.908

The total duration of the eclipse is 3 hours, 59 minutes.

Sep 28 Wednesday Maha Ashtami in India

Name in other languages

महा अष्टमीHindi
Maha AshtamiEnglish
Maha AshtamiGerman
Maha AshtamiNorwegian

Maha Ashtami Observances

Note: Individuals can take a limited number of restricted holidays but government offices and most businesses remain open. This system gives individuals the flexibility to take time off to celebrate a holiday within India’s vast religious and cultural society.


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