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 The following are the special days, holidays and festivals of USA and India. Please click on the link to know about the festival/ holiday/ special day.

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New Years Day
New Year Day is probably the most celebrated public holiday, often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone.
Tue, Jan-01-19   
New Year Day is probably the most celebrated public holiday, often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone.
Makar Sankranti / Pongal
Makara Sankranti, Maghi, is a festival day in the Hindu calendar, related to deity Surya (sun). It marks the first day of suns transit into the Makara (Capricorn).
Mon, Jan-14-19   
Makara Sankranti, Maghi, is a festival day in the Hindu calendar, related to deity Surya (sun). It marks the first day of suns transit into the Makara (Capricorn).
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (U)
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year.
Mon, Jan-21-19   
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year.
Republic Day
Republic Day, the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950.
Sat, Jan-26-19   
Republic Day, the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950.
 
Vasant Panchami
Vasant Panchami is the festival dedicated to goddess Saraswati who is their goddess of knowledge, language, music and all arts.
Sun, Feb-10-19   
Vasant Panchami is the festival dedicated to goddess Saraswati who is their goddess of knowledge, language, music and all arts.
Ratha Saptami
Rathasapthami is a Hindu festival that falls on the 7th day in the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month Maagha.
Tue, Feb-12-19   
Rathasapthami is a Hindu festival that falls on the 7th day in the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month Maagha.
Valentines Day
Feast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of love and affection.
Thu, Feb-14-19       
Feast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of love and affection.
Jaya/Bheesma Ekadashi
Jaya Ekadashi is observed on the 11th day of Shukla Paksha during Magh month. Bheesma Ekadashi - huge number of worshipers of Lord Vishnu throng the temples on the day.
Sat, Feb-16-19   
Jaya Ekadashi is observed on the 11th day of Shukla Paksha during Magh month. Bheesma Ekadashi - huge number of worshipers of Lord Vishnu throng the temples on the day.
President Day (U)
Washingtons Birthday is a USA federal holiday celebrated on the 3rd Monday of Feb in honor of George Washington, the first US President.
Mon, Feb-18-19       
Washingtons Birthday is a USA federal holiday celebrated on the 3rd Monday of Feb in honor of George Washington, the first US President.
 
Maha Shivaratri
Maha Shivaratri a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of God Shiva. It is observed by remembering Shiva and chanting prayers, fasting, and meditating on ethics and virtues.
Mon, Mar-04-19   
Maha Shivaratri a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of God Shiva. It is observed by remembering Shiva and chanting prayers, fasting, and meditating on ethics and virtues.
International Womens Day
International Womens Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for womens rights.
Fri, Mar-08-19       
International Womens Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for womens rights.
Daylight Saving Time (U)
DST is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight.
Sun, Mar-10-19       
DST is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight.
Holi
Hindu spring festival, festival of colours or the festival of love. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter.
Thu, Mar-21-19   
Hindu spring festival, festival of colours or the festival of love. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter.
 
Ugadi
It is the New Year Day for the people of Karnataka, Andhra and Telangana states in India. It is festively observed in these regions on the first day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Chaitra.
Sat, Apr-06-19   
It is the New Year Day for the people of Karnataka, Andhra and Telangana states in India. It is festively observed in these regions on the first day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Chaitra.
Sri Rama Navami
Rama Navami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birthday of god Rama. He is the seventh avatar of Vishnu. Rama Navami is an optional government holiday in India.
Sat, Apr-13-19   
Rama Navami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birthday of god Rama. He is the seventh avatar of Vishnu. Rama Navami is an optional government holiday in India.
Mahavir Jayanti
Mahaveer Janma Kalyanak, is one of the most important religious festivals for Jains. It celebrates the birth of Mahaveer, the twenty-fourth and last Tirthankara of Avasarpi??.
Wed, Apr-17-19   
Mahaveer Janma Kalyanak, is one of the most important religious festivals for Jains. It celebrates the birth of Mahaveer, the twenty-fourth and last Tirthankara of Avasarpi??.
Good Friday
It is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. Observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.
Fri, Apr-19-19       
It is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. Observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.
Easter
Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
Sun, Apr-21-19   
Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
 
May Day
The first of May is a national public holiday in many countries worldwide, in most cases as Labour Day, International Workers Day. USA celebrates Labor Day on the first Monday of September.
Wed, May-01-19   
The first of May is a national public holiday in many countries worldwide, in most cases as Labour Day, International Workers Day. USA celebrates Labor Day on the first Monday of September.
Mother's Day (U)
It is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
Sun, May-12-19       
It is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
Buddha Purnima
It is a holiday traditionally celebrated in most of East Asia to commemorate the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha and founder of Buddhism.
Sat, May-18-19   
It is a holiday traditionally celebrated in most of East Asia to commemorate the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha and founder of Buddhism.
Memorial Day (U)
Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the US for remembering the people who died while serving in the US Armed Forces.
Mon, May-27-19   
Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the US for remembering the people who died while serving in the US Armed Forces.
 
Eid-ul-Fitar
It is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
Wed, Jun-05-19       
It is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
Father's Day (U)
It is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.
Sun, Jun-16-19       
It is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.
 
USA Independence Day (U)
Independence Day (Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the US commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the US on July 4, 1776.
Thu, Jul-04-19   
Independence Day (Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the US commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the US on July 4, 1776.
Rath Yatra
Rathayatra, Rathajatra or Chariot festival is a public procession in a chariot with deities Jagannath , Balabhadra , Subhadra and Sudarshana Chakra on a ratha.
Thu, Jul-04-19   
Rathayatra, Rathajatra or Chariot festival is a public procession in a chariot with deities Jagannath , Balabhadra , Subhadra and Sudarshana Chakra on a ratha.
Guru Purnima
The celebration is marked by spiritual activities and may include a ritualistic event in honor of the Guru, Guru Pooja.
Tue, Jul-16-19   
The celebration is marked by spiritual activities and may include a ritualistic event in honor of the Guru, Guru Pooja.
 
Varalakshmi Vratam
Varamahalakshmi Vrata is performed by married woman (sumangalis) for the well being of all their family members, especially the husband, to get progeny etc.
Fri, Aug-09-19   
Varamahalakshmi Vrata is performed by married woman (sumangalis) for the well being of all their family members, especially the husband, to get progeny etc.
Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha
Festival of Sacrifice - It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Gods command.
Mon, Aug-12-19       
Festival of Sacrifice - It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Gods command.
India Independence Day
Annually celebrated on 15 August, as a national holiday in India - got independence from the UK on 15 August 1947.
Thu, Aug-15-19   
Annually celebrated on 15 August, as a national holiday in India - got independence from the UK on 15 August 1947.
Raksha Bandhan
On this day, sisters of all ages tie a talisman, or amulet, called the rakhi, around the wrists of their brothers, symbolically protecting them, receiving a gift in return.
Thu, Aug-15-19       
On this day, sisters of all ages tie a talisman, or amulet, called the rakhi, around the wrists of their brothers, symbolically protecting them, receiving a gift in return.
Janmashtami
Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
Sat, Aug-24-19   
Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
 
Labor Day (U)
Labor Day in the USA is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made.
Mon, Sep-02-19   
Labor Day in the USA is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made.
Ganesh Chaturthi
Vinayaka Chavithi is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Ganesha - installation of Ganesha clay idols in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals.
Mon, Sep-02-19   
Vinayaka Chavithi is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Ganesha - installation of Ganesha clay idols in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals.
Muharram
Mu?arram is the 1st month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the 4 sacred months of the year during which warfare is forbidden.
Tue, Sep-10-19       
Mu?arram is the 1st month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the 4 sacred months of the year during which warfare is forbidden.
World Suicide Prevention Day
The Dat is dedicated to : preventing suicidal behaviour, alleviating its effects, and providing a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors.
Tue, Sep-10-19       
The Dat is dedicated to : preventing suicidal behaviour, alleviating its effects, and providing a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors.
World Tourism Day
Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day as international observances on September 27.
Fri, Sep-27-19       
Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day as international observances on September 27.
 
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
It is a national festival celebrated in India to mark the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi born 2 Oct 1869.
Wed, Oct-02-19   
It is a national festival celebrated in India to mark the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi born 2 Oct 1869.
Dussehra
Vijayadashami marks the end of Durga Puja, remembering goddess Durgas victory over the demon Mahishasura to restore and protect dharma.
Tue, Oct-08-19   
Vijayadashami marks the end of Durga Puja, remembering goddess Durgas victory over the demon Mahishasura to restore and protect dharma.
Columbus Day (U)
It is a national holiday in USA which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbuss arrival on October 12, 1492.
Mon, Oct-14-19   
It is a national holiday in USA which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbuss arrival on October 12, 1492.
Diwali
Hindu festival of lights, Diwali symbolises the spiritual - victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.
Sun, Oct-27-19   
Hindu festival of lights, Diwali symbolises the spiritual - victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.
Halloween (U)
It is a celebration observed in several countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows Day.
Thu, Oct-31-19   
It is a celebration observed in several countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows Day.
 
Daylight Saving Time (U)
DST is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight.
Sun, Nov-03-19       
DST is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight.
Veterans Day (U)
It is an official US public holiday observed annually on Nov 11, honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the US Armed Forces.
Mon, Nov-11-19   
It is an official US public holiday observed annually on Nov 11, honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the US Armed Forces.
Guru Nanks Jayanti
Guru Nanak Jayanti, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak.
Tue, Nov-12-19   
Guru Nanak Jayanti, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak.
Thanksgiving Day (U)
It is a national holiday celebrated in US. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
Thu, Nov-28-19   
It is a national holiday celebrated in US. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
 
Christmas Day
It is an annual festival, the birth of Jesus Christ, a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
Wed, Dec-25-19   
It is an annual festival, the birth of Jesus Christ, a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
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