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India Holiday Calendar 2016

Holidays in India in 2016

Date Weekday Holiday name Holiday type
Jan 1 Friday New Year’s Day Restricted Holiday
Jan 14 Thursday Makar Sankranti Restricted Holiday
Jan 15 Friday Pongal Restricted Holiday
Jan 16 Saturday Guru Govind Singh Jayanti Restricted Holiday
Jan 26 Tuesday Republic Day Gazetted Holiday
Feb 8 Monday Chinese New Year Observance
Feb 12 Friday Vasant Panchami Restricted Holiday
Feb 14 Sunday Valentine’s Day Observance
Feb 19 Friday Shivaji Jayanti Restricted Holiday
Feb 22 Monday Guru Ravidas Jayanti Restricted Holiday
Mar 4 Friday Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Restricted Holiday
Mar 7 Monday Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri Gazetted Holiday
Mar 20 Sunday March equinox Season
Mar 23 Wednesday Holika Dahana Restricted Holiday
Mar 24 Thursday Maundy Thursday Observance, Christian
Mar 24 Thursday Dolyatra Restricted Holiday
Mar 25 Friday Good Friday Gazetted Holiday
Mar 27 Sunday Easter Day Restricted Holiday
Apr 8 Friday Chaitra Sukhladi Restricted Holiday
Apr 13 Wednesday Vaisakhi Restricted Holiday
Apr 14 Thursday Mesadi/Vaisakhadi Restricted Holiday
Apr 14 Thursday Ambedkar Jayanti Observance
Apr 15 Friday Rama Navami Gazetted Holiday
Apr 20 Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
Apr 21 Thursday Hazarat Ali’s Birthday Restricted Holiday
Apr 23 Saturday First day of Passover Observance
May 1 Sunday May Day Observance
May 8 Sunday Mother’s Day Observance
May 8 Sunday Birthday of Ravindranath Restricted Holiday
May 21 Saturday Buddha Purnima/Vesak Gazetted Holiday
Jun 19 Sunday Father’s Day Observance
Jun 20 Monday June Solstice Season
Jul 1 Friday Jamat Ul-Vida Restricted Holiday
Jul 6 Wednesday Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar Muslim, Common Local holidays
Jul 6 Wednesday Rath Yatra Restricted Holiday
Aug 7 Sunday Friendship Day Observance
Aug 15 Monday Independence Day Gazetted Holiday
Aug 15 Monday Thanksgiving Day Observance
Aug 17 Wednesday Parsi New Year Restricted Holiday
Aug 18 Thursday Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) Restricted Holiday
Aug 25 Thursday Janmashtami Gazetted Holiday
Sep 5 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi Restricted Holiday
Sep 12 Monday Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha Gazetted Holiday
Sep 14 Wednesday Onam Restricted Holiday
Sep 22 Thursday September equinox Season
Sep 28 Wednesday Maha Ashtami Restricted Holiday
Oct 2 Sunday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
Oct 11 Tuesday Dussehra (Maha Navami) Gazetted Holiday
Oct 12 Wednesday Muharram/Ashura Gazetted Holiday
Oct 16 Sunday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti Restricted Holiday
Oct 19 Wednesday Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) Restricted Holiday
Oct 29 Saturday Naraka Chaturdasi Restricted Holiday
Oct 30 Sunday Diwali/Deepavali Gazetted Holiday
Oct 31 Monday Halloween Observance
Oct 31 Monday Govardhan Puja Restricted Holiday
Nov 1 Tuesday Bhai Duj Restricted Holiday
Nov 6 Sunday Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi) Restricted Holiday
Nov 14 Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
Nov 24 Thursday Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day Restricted Holiday
Dec 13 Tuesday Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad Gazetted Holiday
Dec 21 Wednesday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Saturday Christmas Eve Restricted Holiday
Dec 25 Sunday First Day of Hanukkah Observance
Dec 25 Sunday Christmas Gazetted Holiday
Dec 31 Saturday New Year’s Eve Observance, 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.

Event UTC Time Time in Chandigarh* Visible in Chandigarh
Penumbral eclipse began 16 Sep, 16:54:42 16 Sep, 22:24:42 Yes
Maximum eclipse 16 Sep, 18:54:20 17 Sep, 00:24:20 Yes
Penumbral eclipse ended 16 Sep, 20:53:59 17 Sep, 02:23:59 Yes

* 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

Name Language
महा अष्टमी Hindi
Maha Ashtami English
Maha Ashtami German
Maha Ashtami Norwegian

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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