Public Holidays are generally known as bank holidays. These are days when the bank is non-operational. Bank holidays are declared under the Negotiable Instruments Act in India.
India is a land of diverse cultures and societies. Thus, holidays over here are celebrated according to the different religions. Independence Day, Gandhi Jayanti and Republic Day are the three national holidays in India. Apart from these various states celebrate varied festivals of their own.
Bank Holidays in India
Attending celebrations in Germany is the best way to get familiarity with the culture of Germany. The dates for festivals in Germany vary every year. Germany festivals 2012 start with the celebration of New Year on the 1st January and end with the celebration of Saint Stephen’s Day on the 26th December.
It is hard to mention each & every celebration here. So, we have mentioned only major festivals/events of Germany. Look at the following and plan a trip to Germany according to the dates of festivals.
|1. New Year’s Day||01-January||Tuesday|
|2. Makar Sankranti||14-January||Wednesday|
|3. Tamil New Year’s
|4. Thiruvalluvar Day||15-January||Thursday|
|5. Uzhavar Thirunal||15-January||Thursday|
|6. Basanta Panchami/ Saraswati Puja||24-January||Saturday|
|7. Republic Day||26-January||Monday|
|1. Holi/ Dhulandi||6-March||Friday|
|2. Ram Navami||28-March||Saturday|
|1. Mahavir Jayanti||02-April||Thursday|
|2. Good Friday||03-April||Friday|
|3. Easter||5-6 April||Sunday-Monday|
|4. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Jayanti/ Sauramana||14-April||Tuesday|
|1. Budh Purnima||04-May||Monday|
|1. Ramzan / Swarna Gowri Vrata||18-July||Saturday|
|1. Independence Day||15-August||Saturday|
|2. First Onam||27-August||Thursday|
|3. Thiru Onam||28-August||Friday|
|4. Raksha Bandhan||29-August||Saturday|
|2. Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi Day||21-September||Monday|
|3. Ganesh Chaturthi||17-September||Thursday|
|4. Bakri Id (Id-ul-Zuha)||25-September||Friday|
|1. Mahalaya Amavasya||12-October||Monday|
|2. Durga Ashtami||21-October||Wednesday|
|4. Vijayadasami / Dussehra||22-October||Thursday|
|1. Kannada Rajyotsava||01-November||Sunday|
|2. Naraka Chaturdashi||10-November||Tuesday|
|3. Deepavali/ Kalipuja||11-November||Wednesday|
|4. Bhai Duj||13-November||Friday|
|5. Chhath Puja||17 - November||Tuesday|
|6. Guru Nanak Jayanti||25-November||Wednesday|
|1. Feast of St. francis Xavier||December|
So enjoy your holidays! These come once in a year.