List of festivals and holidays in India, 2016

This post on KasaKaru gives the list of holidays, observances and festivals in the India, for the year 2016. Check this post to know the list of festivals in India, also click on them to know more about each holiday in brief detail.

Date Day Festival(s)
January 2016
01 Friday English New Year
02 Saturday Kalashtami
05 Tuesday Saphala Ekadashi
06 Wednesday Vaishnava Saphala Ekadashi
07 Thursday Pradosh Vrat
08 Friday Masik Shivaratri
09 Saturday Paush Amavasya
Darshavela Amavasya
Hanumath Jayanthi
11 Monday Chandra Darshan
13 Wednesday Vinayaka Chaturthi
14 Thursday Lohri
15 Friday Skanda Sashti
Pongal
Makar Sankranti
16 Saturday Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Magh Bihu
17 Sunday Masik Durgashtami
Shakambhari Utsavarambha
19 Tuesday Masik Karthigai
20 Wednesday Pausha Putrada Ekadashi
Tailang Swami Jayanti
Kurma Dwadashi
Rohini Vrat
21 Thursday Pradosh Vrat
23 Saturday Paush Purnima
Shakambhari Purnima
Purnima Upavas
Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
24 Sunday Magha Begins *North
Thai Pusam
26 Tuesday Republic Day
27 Wednesday Sankashti Chaturthi
Sakat Chauth
31 Sunday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
Bhanu Saptami
February 2016
01 Monday Kalashtami
04 Thursday Shattila Ekadashi
06 Saturday Pradosh Vrat
Shani Trayodashi
Meru Trayodashi
Masik Shivaratri
08 Monday Magha Amavasya
Darsha Amavasya
Mauni Amavas
Thai Amavasai
09 Tuesday Chandra Darshan
Gupta Navratri Begins
11 Thursday Vinayaka Chaturthi
Ganesha Jayanti
12 Friday Vasant Panchami
13 Saturday Skanda Sashti
Kumbha Sankranti
14 Sunday Bhanu Saptami
Ratha Saptami
Narmada Jayanti
15 Monday Bhishma Ashtami
Masik Durgashtami
Masik Karthigai
16 Tuesday Rohini Vrat
18 Thursday Jaya Ekadashi
19 Friday Bhishma Dwadashi
20 Saturday Pradosh Vrat
Shani Trayodashi
22 Monday Magha Purnima
Purnima Upavas
Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Lalita Jayanti
Masi Magam
23 Tuesday Phalguna Begins *North
Attukal Pongala
26 Friday Sankashti Chaturthi
29 Monday Yashoda Jayanti
March 2016
01 Tuesday Shabari Jayanti
Kalashtami
02 Wednesday Janaki Jayanti
04 Friday Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
05 Saturday Vijaya Ekadashi
06 Sunday Pradosh Vrat
07 Monday Maha Shivaratri
08 Tuesday Darsha Amavasya
09 Wednesday Phalguna Amavasya
Surya Grahan
10 Thursday Chandra Darshan
Phulera Dooj
Ramakrishna Jayanti
12 Saturday Vinayaka Chaturthi
13 Sunday Skanda Sashti
Masik Karthigai
14 Monday Meena Sankranti
Karadaiyan Nombu
15 Tuesday Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins
Rohini Vrat
16 Wednesday Masik Durgashtami
19 Saturday Amalaki Ekadashi
Narasimha Dwadashi
20 Sunday Pradosh Vrat
Vernal Equinox
22 Tuesday Chaumasi Chaudas
23 Wednesday Chhoti Holi
Holika Dahan
Vasanta Purnima
Dol Purnima
Chandra Grahan
Purnima Upavas
Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends
Phalguna Purnima
Lakshmi Jayanti
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti
Panguni Uthiram
24 Thursday Holi
Chaitra Begins *North
25 Friday Bhai Dooj
Bhratri Dwitiya
Good
Friday
26 Saturday Shivaji Jayanti
27 Sunday Sankashti Chaturthi
Easter
28 Monday Ranga Panchami
30 Wednesday Sheetala Saptami
31 Thursday Basoda
Sheetala Ashtami
Kalashtami
April 2016
01 Friday Varshitap Arambha
Bank’s Holiday
03 Sunday Papmochani Ekadashi
04 Monday Gauna Papmochani Ekadashi
Vaishnava Papamochani Ekadashi
05 Tuesday Pradosh Vrat
Masik Shivaratri
07 Thursday Chaitra Amavasya
Darsha Amavasya
08 Friday Chandra Darshan
Chaitra Navratri
Gudi Padwa
Ugadi
09 Saturday Jhulelal Jayanti
Gauri Puja
Gangaur
Matsya Jayanti
10 Sunday Vinayaka Chaturthi
Masik Karthigai
11 Monday Lakshmi Panchami
Rohini Vrat
12 Tuesday Yamuna Chhath
Skanda Sashti
13 Wednesday Navapad Oli Begins
Solar New Year
Mesha Sankranti
Baisakhi
14 Thursday Masik Durgashtami
Puthandu
Vishu Kani
Pohela Boishakh
Ambedkar Jayanti
15 Friday Rama Navami
Mahatara Jayanti
17 Sunday Kamada Ekadashi
18 Monday Vamana Dwadashi
Thrissur Pooram
19 Tuesday Pradosh Vrat
Mahavir Swami Jayanti
21 Thursday Purnima Upavas
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday
22 Friday Hanuman Jayanti
Chaitra Purnima
Navapad Oli Ends
Chitra Pournami
23 Saturday Vaishakha Begins *North
25 Monday Sankashti Chaturthi
29 Friday Kalashtami
May 2016
03 Tuesday Varuthini Ekadashi
Vallabhacharya Jayanti
04 Wednesday Pradosh Vrat
Agni Nakshatram Begins
05 Thursday Masik Shivaratri
06 Friday Vaishakha Amavasya
Darsha Amavasya
07 Saturday Masik Karthigai
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
08 Sunday Chandra Darshan
Parashurama Jayanti
Tagore Jayanti *Bengal
Rohini Vrat
09 Monday Akshaya Tritiya
Varshitap Parana
Matangi Jayanti
10 Tuesday Vinayaka Chaturthi
Ramanuja Jayanti
11 Wednesday Shankaracharya Jayanti
Surdas Jayanti
Skanda Sashti
12 Thursday Ganga Saptami
14 Saturday Masik Durgashtami
Bagalamukhi Jayanti
Vrishabha Sankranti
15 Sunday Sita Navami
16 Monday Mahavir Swami Kevalagyan
17 Tuesday Mohini Ekadashi
18 Wednesday Parashurama Dwadashi
19 Thursday Pradosh Vrat
20 Friday Narasimha Jayanti
Chhinnamasta Jayanti
21 Saturday Vaishakha Purnima
Kurma Jayanti
Buddha Purnima
Purnima Upavas
Vaikasi Visakam
22 Sunday Jyeshtha Begins *North
Narada Jayanti
25 Wednesday Sankashti Chaturthi
28 Saturday Agni Nakshatram Ends
29 Sunday Bhanu Saptami
Kalashtami
31 Tuesday Hanuman Jayanti *Telugu
June 2016
01 Wednesday Apara Ekadashi
02 Thursday Pradosh Vrat
03 Friday Masik Shivaratri
Masik Karthigai
04 Saturday Darsha-Bhavuka Amavasya
Vat Savitri Vrat
05 Sunday Jyeshtha Amavasya
Shani Jayanti
Rohini Vrat
06 Monday Chandra Darshan
07 Tuesday Maharana Pratap Jayanti
08 Wednesday Vinayaka Chaturthi
10 Friday Skanda Sashti
12 Sunday Masik Durgashtami
Dhumavati Jayanti
13 Monday Mahesh Navami
14 Tuesday Ganga Dussehra
Mithuna Sankranti
16 Thursday Gayatri Jayanti
Nirjala Ekadashi
Ramalakshmana Dwadashi
17 Friday Pradosh Vrat
19 Sunday Vat Purnima Vrat
20 Monday Jyeshtha Purnima
Purnima Upavas
Kabirdas Jayanti
21 Tuesday Ashadha Begins *North
Longest Day of Year
23 Thursday Sankashti Chaturthi
27 Monday Kalashtami
30 Thursday Yogini Ekadashi
July 2016
01 Friday Gauna Yogini Ekadashi
Vaishnava Yogini Ekadashi
Masik Karthigai
Jamat Ul-Vida
02 Saturday Pradosh Vrat
Shani Trayodashi
Masik Shivaratri
Rohini Vrat
04 Monday Ashadha Amavasya
Darsha Amavasya
Somvati Amavas
05 Tuesday Gupta Navratri Begins
06 Wednesday Chandra Darshan
Jagannath Rathyatra
07 Thursday Eid al-Fitr
Ramadan
08 Friday Vinayaka Chaturthi
09 Saturday Skanda Sashti
11 Monday Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins
12 Tuesday Masik Durgashtami
15 Friday Devshayani Ekadashi
Gauri Vrat Begins *Gujarat
16 Saturday Vasudeva Dwadashi
Karka Sankranti
17 Sunday Pradosh Vrat
Jayaparvati Vrat Begins
18 Monday Chaumasi Chaudas
19 Tuesday Kokila Vrat *Gujarat
Vyasa Puja
Ashadha Purnima
Guru Purnima
Gauri Vrat Ends *Gujarat
Purnima Upavas
Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends
20 Wednesday Sawan Begins *North
22 Friday Jayaparvati Vrat Ends
23 Saturday Sankashti Chaturthi
25 Monday Shravan Somwar Vrat *North
26 Tuesday Mangala Gauri Vrat *North
Kalashtami
29 Friday Rohini Vrat
30 Saturday Kamika Ekadashi
31 Sunday Pradosh Vrat
August 2016
01 Monday Sawan Shivaratri
Shravan Somwar Vrat *North
02 Tuesday Shravana Amavasya
Darsha Amavasya
Hariyali Amavasya
Mangala Gauri Vrat *North
Aadi Amavasai
Aadi Perukku
04 Thursday Chandra Darshan
05 Friday Hariyali Teej
Andal Jayanthi
06 Saturday Vinayaka Chaturthi
07 Sunday Nag Panchami
08 Monday Shravan Somwar Vrat
Kalki Jayanti
Skanda Sashti
09 Tuesday Mangala Gauri Vrat
10 Wednesday Tulsidas Jayanti
11 Thursday Masik Durgashtami
12 Friday Varalakshmi Vrat
14 Sunday Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
15 Monday Damodara Dwadashi
Shravan Somwar Vrat
Pradosh Vrat
Independence Day
16 Tuesday Mangala Gauri Vrat
Simha Sankranti
17 Wednesday Rigveda Upakarma
Hayagriva Jayanti
Malayalam New Year
18 Thursday Shravana Purnima
Rakhi
Raksha Bandhan
Gayatri Jayanti
Narali Purnima
Purnima Upavas
Yajurveda Upakarma
Sanskrit Diwas
19 Friday Gayathri Japam
Bhadrapada Begins *North
21 Sunday Kajari Teej
Sankashti Chaturthi
Sangada Hara Chathurti *Tamil
Bol Choth *Gujarat
22 Monday Nag Pancham *Gujarat
23 Tuesday Balarama Jayanti
Randhan Chhath *Gujarat
24 Wednesday Shitala Satam *Gujarat
Adya Kali Jayanti
Ashtami Rohini
25 Thursday Krishna Janmashtami
Kalashtami
26 Friday Dahi Handi
Rohini Vrat
28 Sunday Aja Ekadashi
29 Monday Paryushana Parvarambha
Pradosh Vrat
30 Tuesday Masik Shivaratri
31 Wednesday Darsha Amavasya
September 2016
01 Thursday Bhadrapada Amavasya
Pithori Amavasya
Pola
Vrishabhotsava
Surya Grahan
03 Saturday Chandra Darshan
04 Sunday Samaveda Upakarma
Varaha Jayanti
Hartalika Teej
Gowri Habba
05 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
06 Tuesday Rishi Panchami
Samvatsari Parva
07 Wednesday Skanda Sashti
08 Thursday Lalita Saptami
Gauri Avahana
09 Friday Radha Ashtami
Masik Durgashtami
Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins
Durva Ashtami
Gauri Puja
10 Saturday Gauri Visarjan
13 Tuesday Parsva Ekadashi
Vamana Jayanti
Kalki Dwadashi
Onam
Eid al-Adha
Bakrid
14 Wednesday Bhuvaneshwari Jayanti
Pradosh Vrat
15 Thursday Anant Chaturdashi
Ganesh Visarjan
16 Friday Bhadrapada Purnima
Chandra Grahan
Purnima Upavas
Purnima Shraddha
Kanya Sankranti
Vishwakarma Puja
17 Saturday Ashwin Begins *North
Pratipada Shraddha
18 Sunday Dwitiya Shraddha
19 Monday Tritiya Shraddha
Chaturthi Shraddha
Sankashti Chaturthi
20 Tuesday Maha Bharani
Panchami Shraddha
21 Wednesday Shashthi Shraddha
Masik Karthigai
22 Thursday Saptami Shraddha
Autumnal Equinox
Rohini Vrat
23 Friday Ashtami Shraddha
Jivitputrika Vrat
Kalashtami
Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends
24 Saturday Navami Shraddha
25 Sunday Dashami Shraddha
26 Monday Indira Ekadashi
Ekadashi Shraddha
27 Tuesday Dwadashi Shraddha
28 Wednesday Magha Shraddha
Trayodashi Shraddha
Pradosh Vrat
29 Thursday Chaturdashi Shraddha
Masik Shivaratri
30 Friday Ashwin Amavasya
Sarvapitri Darsha Amavasya
Sarva Pitru Amavasya
October 2016
01 Saturday Navratri Begins
Ghatasthapana
Maharaja Agresen Jayanti
02 Sunday Chandra Darshan
Gandhi Jayanti
03 Monday Al-Hijra
Islamic New Year
05 Wednesday Vinayaka Chaturthi
Lalita Panchami
06 Thursday Skanda Sashti
07 Friday Saraswati Avahan
Bilva Nimantran
Kalparambha
Akal Bodhon
08 Saturday Navpatrika Puja
Navapad Oli Begins
09 Sunday Saraswati Puja
Durga Ashtami
Sandhi Puja
10 Monday Saraswati Balidan
Maha Navami
Durga Balidan
Saraswati Visarjan
Ayudha Puja
Saraswati Poojai
Bengal Maha Navami
11 Tuesday Durga Visarjan
Dussehra
Vijayadashami
Bengal Vijayadashami
Mysore Dasara
Vidyarambham Day
Buddha Jayanti
Madhvacharya Jayanti
12 Wednesday Papankusha Ekadashi
Day of Ashura
Muharram
13 Thursday Padmanabha Dwadashi
Pradosh Vrat
15 Saturday Kojagara Puja
Sharad Purnima
16 Sunday Ashwin Purnima
Purnima Upavas
Valmiki Jayanti
Meerabai Jayanti
Navapad Oli Ends
17 Monday Kartik Begins *North
Tula Sankranti
18 Tuesday Atla Tadde
Masik Karthigai
19 Wednesday Karwa Chauth
Sankashti Chaturthi
Rohini Vrat
22 Saturday Ahoi Ashtami
Radha Kunda Snan
Kalashtami
26 Wednesday Rama Ekadashi
Govatsa Dwadashi
27 Thursday Pradosh Vrat
28 Friday Dhan Teras
Yama Panchak Begins
Yama Deepam
Kali Chaudas
Hanuman Puja
Masik Shivaratri
29 Saturday Narak Chaturdashi
Tamil Deepavali
Kali Puja
30 Sunday Diwali
Lakshmi Puja
Dipmalika
Kedar Gauri Vrat
Chopda Puja
Sharda Puja
Kamala Jayanti
Kartik Amavasya
Darsha Amavasya
31 Monday Gowardhan Puja
Annakut
Bali Pratipada
Dyuta Krida
New Samvat Begins
November 2016
01 Tuesday Chandra Darshan
Bhaiya Dooj
Yama Dwitiya
03 Thursday Nagula Chavithi *Telugu
Vinayaka Chaturthi
05 Saturday Labh Panchami
Soora Samharam
06 Sunday Chhath Puja
07 Monday Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins
08 Tuesday Gopashtami
Masik Durgashtami
09 Wednesday Akshaya Navami
Jagaddhatri Puja
10 Thursday Kansa Vadh
Devutthana Ekadashi
Bhishma Panchak Begins
11 Friday Gauna Devutthana Ekadashi
Vaishnava Utthana Ekadashi
Tulasi Vivah
Yogeshwara Dwadashi
12 Saturday Pradosh Vrat
Shani Trayodashi
Vishweshwara Vrat
13 Sunday Vaikuntha Chaturdashi
Manikarnika Snan
Chaumasi Chaudas
14 Monday Dev Diwali
Kartik Purnima
Pushkar Snan
Purnima Upavas
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Bhishma Panchak Ends
Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends
Ratha Yatra
Masik Karthigai
Nehru Jayanti
15 Tuesday Margashirsha Begins *North
16 Wednesday Vrischika Sankranti
Mandalakala Begins
Rohini Vrat
17 Thursday Sankashti Chaturthi
20 Sunday Bhanu Saptami
21 Monday Kalabhairav Jayanti
25 Friday Utpanna Ekadashi
26 Saturday Pradosh Vrat
Shani Trayodashi
27 Sunday Masik Shivaratri
29 Tuesday Margashirsha Amavasya
Darsha Amavasya
30 Wednesday Chandra Darshan
December 2016
03 Saturday Vinayaka Chaturthi
04 Sunday Vivah Panchami
Naga Panchami *Telugu
05 Monday Subrahmanya Sashti
Champa Shashthi
07 Wednesday Masik Durgashtami
10 Saturday Mokshada Ekadashi
Gita Jayanti
Guruvayur Ekadashi
11 Sunday Matsya Dwadashi
Pradosh Vrat
12 Monday Karthigai Deepam
Milad an-Nabi
Id-e-Milad
13 Tuesday Margashirsha Purnima
Dattatreya Jayanti
Purnima Upavas
Annapurna Jayanti
Tripura Bhairavi Jayanti
Rohini Vrat
14 Wednesday Paush Begins *North
15 Thursday Dhanu Sankranti
17 Saturday Sankashti Chaturthi
20 Tuesday Kalashtami
21 Wednesday Shortest Day of Year
24 Saturday Saphala Ekadashi
25 Sunday Merry Christmas
26 Monday Pradosh Vrat
Mandala Pooja
27 Tuesday Masik Shivaratri
28 Wednesday Darshavela Amavasya
29 Thursday Paush Amavasya
Hanumath Jayanthi
30 Friday Chandra Darshan
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