Every year, an organization irrespective of being public or private provide holidays to its employees. Holidays provide employees with the opportunity to relax and spend time with their near and dear ones. Here, we have listed all the Indian Postal holidays.
Indian Postal Holidays 2021
|Republic Day||Tuesday||26 January 2021|
|Good Friday||Friday||2 April 2021|
|Mahavir Jayanthi||Sunday||25 April 2021|
|Eid-ul-Fitr||Friday||14 May 2021|
|Buddha Purnima||Wednesday||26 May 2021|
|Bakrid||Wednesday||21 July 2021|
|Independence Day||Sunday||15 August 2021|
|Muharram||Thursday||19 August 2021|
|Mahatma Gandhi's Jayanthi||Saturday||2 October 2021|
|Dussehra (Vijayadashami)||Friday||15 October 2021|
|Eid-e-Milad||Tuesday||19 October 2021|
|Diwali (Deepavali)||Thursday||4 November 2021|
|Guru Nanak Jayanti||Friday||19 November 2021|
|Christmas Day||Saturday||25 December 2021|
List of Monthly Holidays 2021
- Republic Day – Declared as a national holiday, the festival honours the date in 1950 when the constitution came into effect. On the day, flag hoisting ceremonies and parades by armed forces are held in different parts of the country with the grandest being held at Rajpath in New Delhi, the national capital
- Good Friday - The day commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. On the day, prayer and worship services are held. In some places, churches re-enact the procession of the cross.
- Mahavir Jayanti – The festival marks the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, who was the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. Considered as the most auspicious festival for the Jain community, followers decorate Jain temples, religious processions are held and perform charity on the day.
- Eid-ul Fitr – The festival marks the end of Ramadan. Also known as the festival of ‘Breaking the Fast’, it is one of the important festivals celebrated by Muslims. Eid prayers are held on the day of the festival. People prepare festive meals, indulge in gift-giving, charity etc.
- Buddha Purnima – The festival is celebrated to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. On the day of the festival, prayer meets are organised, the statue of Buddha is worshipped, sermons and religious discourses, as well as recitation of Buddhist scriptures, are held.
- Bakrid – Also known as Eid ul Adha or the festival of sacrifice, the festival is celebrated to honour the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son on the command of God. On the day, prayers are held and an animal is sacrificed. The meat of the animal is distributed among the needy people.
- Independence Day - The day commemorates the country’s independence from British rule. On the day, the Prime Minister of the country hoists the national flag at Red Fort and addresses the nation. Flag hoisting ceremonies are held in different parts of the country as well.
- Muharram - Regarded as an important festival by the Muslim community, Muharrum marks the anniversary of the battle of Karbala. On the day, mournful public processions are held to express grief on the death of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.
- Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday - Declared as a national holiday, the day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. Prayer services are held on the day and tributes are paid to the person who played a significant part in the country’s freedom struggle.
- Dussehra - Also known as Dasara or Dashain or Vijaya Dashami in different parts of the country, it is celebrated at the end of Navratri. The festival marks the victory of good over evil.
- Eid-E-Milad - The festival commemorates the birth of Prophet Muhammad. Also known as Mawlid or Maulid, devotees offer prayers and take part in ritualistic customs to mark the festival.
- Diwali - Considered to be one of the most popular festivals, it symbolises the victory of good over evil. As part of the celebration, homes are decorated, firecrackers are burst, sweets are distributed and people offer prayers.
- Guru Nanak Jayanti - The festival celebrates the birth of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh guru. On the day of the festival, gurudwaras are decorated and the continuous reading of the Guru Granth Sahib is done. Sweets are distributed and community lunch is being organised on the occasion. People also take part in Kar Seva.
- Christmas Day - The annual festival which is celebrated with a lot of fervour commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. People offer prayers on the day and indulge in feasting, home decoration, gift-giving etc.
List of Trading Holidays 2021
Indian Postal Holidays 2020
|Republic Day||Sunday||26 January 2020|
|Mahavir Jayanti||Monday||6 April 2020|
|Good Friday||Friday||10 April 2020|
|Buddha Purnima||Thursday||7 May 2020|
|Eid ul Fitr||Monday||25 May 2020|
|Eid ul Zuha||Saturday||1 August 2020|
|Independence Day||Saturday||15 August 2020|
|Muharram||Sunday||30 August 2020|
|Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||Friday||2 October 2020|
|Dussehra||Sunday||25 October 2020|
|Id-E-Milad||Friday||30 October 2020|
|Diwali||Saturday||14 November 2020|
|Guru Nanak’s Birthday||Monday||30 November 2020|
|Christmas||Friday||25 December 2020|