• Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Holiday 2018

    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.

    Background

    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 Ashram

    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.

    Symbols

    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.
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