Holidays are welcome at any point of the month as it lets you get some time off from the daily hustle and bustle. However, if the holiday falls at the start or end of a week it enables you to plan a weekend getaway with your near and dear ones. Here, we have a compiled a list of long weekends in 2021. Read on to know more.
List of Long Weekends in 2021
|1 January, 2 January & 3 January||Friday, Saturday & Sunday||New Year’s Day|
|27 March, 28 March & 29 March||Saturday, Sunday & Monday||Holi*|
|2 April, 3 April & 4 April||Friday, Saturday & Sunday||Good Friday* & Easter Sunday|
|10 July, 11 July & 12 July||Saturday, Sunday & Monday||Rath Yatra*|
|28 August, 29 August & 30 August||Saturday, Sunday & Monday||Janmashtami*|
|10 September, 11 September & 12 September||Friday, Saturday & Sunday||Ganesh Chaturthi*|
|15 October, 16 October & 17 October||Friday, Saturday & Sunday||Dussehra*|
|19 November, 20 November & 21 November||Friday, Saturday & Sunday||Guru Nanak Jayanti*|
Note: (*) Regional holidays are applicable only for specific states
List of Trading Holidays 2021
A short description of the festivals
- Holi – Holi, one of the most revered and celebrated festivals in the country is also known as the ‘festival of love’. Celebrated over two days, the festival brings in a lot of positivity and symbolises the triumph of good over evil. It is celebrated on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Phalguna.
- Good Friday – Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday. The day is observed with prayers and fast as it is a day of mourning for the Church. In Vatican City, the pope recites the way of the cross for Catholics from across the world.
- Rath Yathra – Rath Yathra is an annual Hindu religious festival observed in Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, etc. It involves a public procession drawing a chariot that carries deities that are typically avatars of Vishnu but can also be that of Shiva and the Mariamman mother goddess.
- Janmashtami – Janmashtami is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, considered the eighth avatar of Vishnu. It is celebrated in several states across India.
- Ganesh Chaturthi - Ganesh Chaturthi is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the arrival of Ganesh to earth from his abode in Kailasa. It is celebrated in several states across India.
- Dussehra – Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, is a Hindu festival that is observed in several states across India. In some states, it is a celebration of the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura, marking the end of Durga Puja, while in other states it is a celebration of the victory of Rama over Ravana, signifying the end of Ramlila.
- Guru Nanak Jayanti – The day marks the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. In Sikhism, the festival is one of their holiest festivals. To mark the occasion, Sikhs start doing pheris 15 days prior to the day as well carry out Akhand Path, a 48-hour non-stop reading of the Guru Granth Sahib. Before the day of the birthday, a procession referred to as Nagarkirtan is also organised.
List of Monthly Holidays 2021
List of Long Weekends in 2020
|21,22, and 23 February 2020||Friday, Saturday, and Sunday||Maha Shivaratri (21 February)|
|7, 8, 9, and 10 March 2020||Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday||Holi (*9 and 10 March)|
|4.5, and 6 April 2020||Saturday, Sunday, and Monday||Mahavir Jayanti (6 April)|
|10, 11, and 12 April 2020||Friday, Saturday, and Sunday||Good Friday (10 April)|
|1, 2, and 3 May 2020||Friday, Saturday, and Sunday||Labour Day (1 May)|
|23, 24, and 25 May 2020||Saturday, Sunday, and Monday||Eid Ul Fitr(25 May)|
|31 July, 1 and 2 August 2020||Friday, Saturday, and Sunday||Eid al-Adha/Bakrid (31 July)|
|2, 3, and 4 October 2020||Friday, Saturday, and Sunday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti (2 October)|
|28, 29, and 30 November 2020||Saturday, Sunday, and Monday||Guru Nanak Jayanti (30 November)|
|25, 26 and 27 December 2020||Friday, Saturday, and Sunday||Christmas (25 December)|
Note: (*) Dates may vary depending on the region.