India is a multi-cultural and follows so many religions. There are so many festivals and holidays of many religions that are celebrated in India. Other then religious festivals, India also celebrates secular festivals like Gandhi jayanti, Republic day and Independence Day. All these festivals are declared as national holiday.

There are different religious festivals in all states and regions depending on the type of population in that area. Some very popular religious festivals that are celebrated all over India are Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dussera, Eid-ul-fitar, Eid- Al-Adha, etc. People of all religions celebrate these festivals with full fun and enjoyment.

Other then these, Guru Nanak jayanti is a festival related to Sikh religion, Christmas and Good Friday are Christian festivals, Mahavir Jayanti is a festival mostly celebrated by Jain religion. So, all these festivals are associated with different religion but people of all religion in India celebrate them with full enthusiasm.

Dates of these festivals are based on lunar calendar and there is national holiday on these festivals. You can know about these dates by seeing in the event calendar. You can get event calendar of year 2011 from market or can also download it from internet. Dates of all the festivals and national holidays in year 2011 are available in this calendar.

Festival and Event Calendar 2011 :

New Year Day: Saturday, 1 January 2011

Pongal: Friday, 14 January 2011

India Republic Day: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Milad-Un-Nabi: Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Mahashivratri : Thursday, 3 March 2011

Holika Dahan: Saturday, 19 March 2011

Holi : Sunday, 20 March 2011

Birthday of Dr B R Ambedkar : Thursday, 14 April 2011

Mahavir Jayanthi : Saturday, 16 April 2011

Good Friday: Friday, 22 April 2011

Easter Monday: Monday, 25 April 2011

Buddha Purnima: Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Raksha Bandhan: Saturday, 13 August 2011

Independence Day of India : Monday, 15 August 2011

Krishna Janmashtami : Monday, 22 August 2011

Id ul Fitr: Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Ganesh Chaturthi: Monday, 12 September 2011.

Gandhi Jayanti: Sunday, 2 October 2011

Vijaya Dashami , Dussehra : Thursday, 6 October 2011

Diwali: Wednesday, 26 October 2011

eId ul Zuha : Sunday, 6 November 2011

Guru Nanak’s Birthday : Thursday, 10 November 2011

Muharram: Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Christmas Day: Sunday, 25 December 2011

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