In an attempt to help out HR personnel assigned with the task of making an annual list of holidays in India, we bring to you this collated list of all the holidays in India for the year 2014. Unless mentioned in brackets, all other holidays are to be considered as public holidays in India for 2014.

After compiling the entire list of Indian holidays for the year 2014, these are some of the statistics that we found out:

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India Holidays 2014 ListNumber of holidays per day:
Monday: 10
Tuesday: 12
Wednesday: 13
Thursday: 14
Friday: 17
Saturday: 15
Sunday: 15

Following this, you can have an extended weekend 17 times with holidays falling on a Friday and on the flip side, you lose 15 holidays as they fall on a Sunday. Sikkim has the maximum number of holidays (38) while Jharkand has the minimum (only 9).

Indian Holidays in January 2014

Wednesday, January 1: New Year’s Day (Mizoram, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Puducherry only).
Thursday, January 2: New Year Festival (Mizoram only).
Tuesday, January 7: Guru Govind Singh Jayanthi (Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chattisgarh, Haryana only).
Saturday, January 11: Missionary Day (Mizoram only).
Sunday, January 12: Birthday of Swami Vivekananda (West Bengal only).
Monday, January 13: Bhogi (Andhra Pradesh only).
Tuesday, January 14: Id-E-Milad / Makar Sankranti / Pongal.
Wednesday, January 15: Thiruvalluvar Day (Tamil Nadu, Puducherry only).
Thursday, January 16: Uzhavar Thirunal (Tamil Nadu only).
Thursday, January 23: Shubhash Chandra Bose Jayanti (Odisha, West Bengal, Tripura only).
Saturday, January 25: State-Hood Day (Himachal Pradesh only).
Sunday, January 26: Republic Day.
Friday, January 31: Sonam Lochar (Sikkim only).

Indian Holidays in February 2014

Tuesday, February 4: Shree Panchami (Odisha, West Bengal, Haryana, Tripura only).
Friday, February 14: Guru Ravidas Jayanthi (Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chasttisgarh, Haryana only).
Wednesday, February 19: Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanthi (Mumbai only).
Thursday, February 20: State Day (Mizoram only).
Thursday, February 27: Maha Shivratri (Gujurat, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Haryana only).

Indian Holidays in March 2014

Sunday, March 2: Losar (Sikkim only).
Wednesday, March 5: Panchayati Raj Divas (Odisha only).
Friday, March 7: Chapchar Kut (Mizoram only).
Saturday, 15 March: Kashiramji Jayanthi (Uttar Pradesh only).
Sunday, March 16: Dola Poornima (Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Punjab, Meghalaya, Manipur only).
Monday, March 17: Holi.
Monday, March 31: Gudi Padwa / Chandrama Ugadi / Telugu New Year (Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tami Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry only).

Indian Holidays in April 2014

Tuesday, April 1: Chetichand / Annual closing of bank accounts / Utkal Dibas.
Saturday, April 5: Birthday of Babu Jagjivan Ram (Andhra Pradesh only).
Tuesday, April 8: Ram Navami.
Sunday, April 13: Mahavir Jayanthi (Delhi, Karnataka, Mizoram, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan only).
Monday, April 14: B.D. Ambedkar Jayanthi.
Tuesday, April 15: Himachal Day / Vishu / Bengali New Year (Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, West Bengal, Tripura only).
Friday, April 18: Good Friday.
Sunday, April 20: Easter.

Indian Holidays in May 2014

Thursday, May 1: May Day.
Friday, May 2: Basava Jayanthi (Karnataka only).
Friday, May 9: Birthday of Ravindranath Tagore (West Bengal only).
Tuesday, May 13: Hazrat Ali’s Birthday (Uttar Pradesh only).
Wednesday, May 14: Buddha Poornima (Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Maharashtra, Arunachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu&Kashmir, Uttarakhand only).
Friday, 16 May: State Day (Sikkim only).
Saturday, 24 May: Sakewa (Sikkim only).
Saturday, May 31: Maharana Pratap Jayanthi (Himachal Pradesh only).

Indian Holidays in June 2014

Friday, June 13: Sant Guru Kabir Jayanthi / Saga Dawa (Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim only).
Saturday, June 14: Pahili Raja (Odisha only).
Sunday, June 15: YMA Day / Raja Sankranti (Mizoram, Odisha only).
Monday, June 16: Martrydom Day of Guru Arjun Dev (Punjab only).
Sunday, June 29: Ratha Yatra (Odisha only).
Monday, June 30: Remna Ni (Mizoram only).

Indian Holidays in July 2014

Sunday, July 6: Mhip Day (Mizoram only).
Sunday, July 13: Bhanu Jayanthi (Sikkim only).
Friday, July 25: Jumat-ul-Wida (Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand only).
Tuesday, July 29: Id-Ul-Fitr.
Wednesday, July 30: Teej (Haryana only).
Thursday, July 31: Drukpa Tsheshi (Sikkim only).

Indian Holidays in August 2014

Wednesday, August 6: Guru Limpoche Trungkar Tsheshu (Sikkim only).
Friday, August 8: Tendong Lho Rum Fast (Sikkim only).
Sunday, August 10: Raksha Bandhan (Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand only).
Friday, August 15: Independence Day.
Monday, August 18: Janmashtami (Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Odisha, Bihar, Rajasthan, Punjab, Chattisgarh, Haryana, Jammu&Kashmir, Uttarakhand only).
Wednesday, August 20: Parsi New Year (Mumbai only).
Friday, August 29: Ganesh Chaturthi / Samvantsari (Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry only).
Saturday, August 30: Naukhai (Odisha only).

Indian Holidays in September 2014

Saturday, September 6: First Onam (Kerala only).
Sunday, September 7: Thiruvonam (Kerala and Puducherry only).
Monday, September 8: Shree Narayana Guru Jayanthi / Indrajatra (Kerala, Sikkim only).
Sunday, September 21: Narayana Guru Samadhi Day (Kerala only).
Monday, September 23: Haryana Veer and Sahidi Divas (Haryana only).
Wednesday, September 24: Mahalaya Amavasya (Karnataka, Odisha, West Bengal only).
Thursday, September 25: Maharaja Agrasen Jayanthi (Haryana only).
Tuesday, September 30: Mid-Year Accounts Closing (except Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andaman and Nicobar, Goa, Karnataka, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Mizoram, Odisha, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh).

Indian Holidays in October 2014

Wednesday, October 1: Maha Saptami (Odisha only).
Thursday, October 2: Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi.
Friday, October 3: Dussehra/Vijaya Dashami.
Saturday, October 4: Durga Saptmi (Sikkim only).
Sunday, October 5: Durga Asthami (Sikkim only).
Monday, October 6: Bakri Id.
Tuesday, 7 October: Maha Lakshmi Puja (Odisha only).
Wednesday, October 8: Maharshi Valmiki’s Birthday (Delhi, Karnataka only).
Thursday, October 23: Diwali.
Friday, October 24: Vikram Samvant New Year Day / Balipadyami Diwali (Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand only).
Saturday, October 25: Bhai Dhooj (Gujurat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand only).
Friday, October 31: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Birthday (Gujurat only).

Indian Holidays in November 2014

Saturday, November 1: Kannada Rajyotsava / Haryana Day (Karnataka, Haryana only).
Tuesday, November 4: Moharram.
Thursday, November 6: Guru Nanak Jayanthi (Delhi, Gujarat, Andaman and Nicobar, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jammu Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Nagaland only).
Saturday, November 8: Kanakadasa Jayanthi (Karnataka only).
Thursday, November 13: Lhabab Dhuechen (Sikkim only).

Indian Holidays in December 2014

Wednesday, December 3: Feast of St. Francis Xavier (Goa only).
Saturday, December 6: Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam (Sikkim only).
Thursday, December 11: Brahimizong (Sikkim only).
Friday, December 19: Goa Liberation Day (Goa only).
Saturday, December 20: Kagyed Dance (Sikkim only).
Thursday, December 25: Christmas Eve.
Friday, December 26: Christmas Festival (Mizoram only).
Sunday, December 28: Guru Govind Singh Jayanthi (Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Haryana only).
Tuesday, December 30: Tamu Lochhar (Sikkim only).
Wednesday, December 31: New Year’s Eve (Mizoram only).[/sociallocker]

I hope this list proves to be resourceful for all HR personnel. For better and systematic monitoring of all your holidays and attendance hardships, do give sumHR a try!

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