Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti or Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday in India and celebrates the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. He was born on 02 October 1869. So, every year, Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated across the country on 02 October.
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 2018-2025
|Year||Date||Day||Festival Name||States||Type of holiday|
|2018||02 October||Tuesday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||All states||National Holiday|
|2019||02 October||Wednesday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||All states||National Holiday|
|2020||02 October||Friday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||All states||National Holiday|
|2021||02 October||Saturday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||All states||National Holiday|
|2022||02 October||Sunday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||All states||National Holiday|
|2023||02 October||Monday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||All states||National Holiday|
|2024||02 October||Wednesday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||All states||National Holiday|
|2025||02 October||Thursday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||All states||National Holiday|
Description Of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
India celebrates the birthday of its iconic front-runner every year. He has been offered the title of ‘Father of the Nation’ for his significant contributions to the country. He played an enormous role in attaining freedom from British. It is a great opportunity for the countrymen to pay homage to this great leader, who sacrificed his life for the betterment of the country.
Celebrations Of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday in India and is observed across all states and union territories. The day will be remarked by special prayers and homages across the country. School-level and college-level celebrations are beautiful to watch. Various types of competitions are organised for students in remembrance of Gandhi.
The best colleges and schools will be awarded. Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram, a favorite bhajan of Gandhiji, is sung by school and college students. Mahatma Gandhi statues in all parts of the nation are decorated with wreaths and flowers. Since Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti is a gazetted holiday, government offices shall remain shut.
Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader of India’s fight for freedom. He was a law graduate and was the biggest follower of Jainism. Between 1888 and 1891, he stayed in London and promised himself to be a vegetarian. Later, Gandhi joined the executive committee of the London Vegetarian Committee and then began reading a variety of holy books to gain knowledge on cross-religions.
Gandhi travelled various parts of India to motivate the countrymen and fight against British rule. In Ahmedabad, the capital city of Gujarat, in 1951, he established an ashram, which was common to all castes and religions. He spent a good amount of life at this ashram. In 1932, Gandhi boarded on a 6-day fast to safeguard the decision of British to separate untouchables.
The following three places play a vital role in celebrating Gandhi Jayanti:
- The Martyr’s Column is the place where Mahatma Gandhi was attacked on 30 January 1948.
- The Raj Ghat, the place where the body of Mahatma Gandhi was scalded on 31 January 1948.
- The Triveni Sangam, the place where the river Ganga, the river Yamuna, and the river Saraswati join together.