List of Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu - India 2014

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Total : 21

Date Event About
January 01, 2014
New Year's Day New Year's Day is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in the Roman Empire since 45 BC. Romans originally dedicated New Year's Day to Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings for whom the first month of the year (January) is named.
January 13, 2014
Milad-un-Nabi / Id-E-Milad Many Muslims observe Milad un-Nabi, which commemorates the Prophet Muhammad's (or Mohammad's) birthday. Milad un-Nabi is also known as Nabi Day, Mawlid, Mohammad's Birthday or the Prophet's Birthday.
January 14, 2014
Pongal Pongal is one of the most popular harvest festival of South India, mainly Tamil Nadu. Pongal falls in the mid-January every year and marks the auspicious beginning of Uttarayan - sun's journey northwards. Pongal festival lasts for four days. Celebrations include drawing of Kolam, swinging & cooking of delicious Pongal.
January 16, 2014
Thiruvalluvar Day / Kanum Pongal This day which falls on the fourth day after Pongal every year, marks the birth anniversary of the immortal Tamil Poet-Saint Thiruvalluvar, who is the author of Thirukural, a great antiquity in Tamil Literature. The Kaanum Pongal or Karinaal is also celebrated on this day.
January 26, 2014
Republic Day India became independent from British rule in 1947 but, at that stage, had no formal constitution. On 24 January 1950, after nearly three years of deliberations, the Constitution of India was signed. Two days after this on 26 January the Constitution came into effect across India.

Republic Day is one of three national holidays in India and is the celebration of the Constitution of India. Government offices, post offices, schools and most businesses are closed on this day.
March 31, 2014
Ugadi / Telugu New Year Ugadi marks the beginning of the Telugu New Year. It also brings happiness with the onset of Vasanth Ruthu (spring). Ugadi name has been changed from Yuga Aadi (Yuga + Aadi means beginning of New age).

It is believed that the creator of the Hindu pantheon Lord Brahma started creation on this day - Chaithra Shuddha Prathipade or the Ugadi day.
April 13, 2014
Mahavir Jayanti The Jain community celebrates the birth anniversary of the 24th and the last Tirthankara, Vardhman Mahavir, the founder of Jainism as Mahavir Jayanti every year.

The birth anniversary of the 24th and the last Tirthankara of the Jains, Vardhman Mahavir, the founder of Jainism, is celebrated by the Jain community in March. Born a prince in 599 BC, Mahavir renounced worldly life at the age of 30 and undertook austere penance until he achieved realization.
April 14, 2014
Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated to mark the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar the man who drafted the Indian Constitution. Huge processions are taken out to honor the memory of this great person who fought against all the odds to become a leader and who gave India its Constitution.
April 14, 2014
Tamil New Year / Puthandu Puthandu, or better known as Tamil New Year, is the celebration of the first day of the Tamil new year in mid-April by Tamils.
The Tamil New Year follows the Nirayanam vernal equinox and generally falls on 14 April of the Gregorian year. 14 April marks the first day of the traditional Tamil calendar
April 18, 2014
Good Friday Good Friday is the Christian holiday that remembers when Jesus Christ died.

Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
May 01, 2014
May Day -
July 29, 2014
Ramzan (Id-Ul-Fitr) Eid al-Fitr celebrates the end of Ramadan and marks the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal.

Many Muslims attend communal prayers and listen to a sermon at Eid al-Fitr. Those have not given the charity known as zakat al-fitr during Ramadan do so during Eid al-Fitr. Zakat al-fitr consisting of a quantity of food, such as barley, dates, raisins or wheat flour, or its monetary equivalent given to poor people in the community.
August 15, 2014
Independance Day of India Independence Day is a national holiday on 15 August. It celebrates the day in 1947 when India became independent from British rule.

In India, the day of 15 August is a proudly patriotic day of celebrations, kite flying, feasts, parades and festivities.
August 17, 2014
Janmashtami Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India in the month of July or August. According to the Hindu calendar this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon.
August 29, 2014
Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi (Chavithi) Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday (rebirth) of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati.
October 02, 2014
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday Gandhi Jayanti, or Mahatma Gandi’s Birthday, is celebrated in India on 2 October. The date is the birthday of Mohandas (Mahatma) Karamchand Gandhi in 1869. It is also the day now commemorated by the United Nations as the International Day of Non-Violence.
October 05, 2014
Id-Ul-Zuha (Bakrid) Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id), which is also known as Eid al-Adha or Id-ul-Adha, is a festival that many Muslims celebrate with special prayers, greetings and gifts.
Muslims around the world believe that Allah (God) commanded Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Ibrahim followed God's orders, but his son was replaced by a sheep at the last moment.
October 06, 2014
Dussehra Festival / Vijayadasami / Durga Puja Dasami The festival of Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi, is one of the fascinating festivals of India and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm. According to the great Hindu scripture, the Ramayana, Lord Rama performed chandi-puja (holy prayer). This was carried out in order to invoke the blessings of Durga Maa for the killing of Ravana, the ten-headed demon king of Sri Lanka who had abducted Seeta, wife of Lord Rama.
October 23, 2014
Deepavali / Diwali The Diwali or Deepavali festival marks the victory of good over evil. The Sanskrit word “Deepavali” means “an array of lights” and signifies the victory of brightness over darkness.

Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman from his fourteen year long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya, the Capital of Rama, illuminated the kingdom with earthen diyas (oil lamps) and burst crackers.
November 04, 2014
Muharram Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.

The word "Muharram" means "Forbidden" and is derived from the word harām, meaning "sinful". It is held to be the most sacred of all the months, excluding Ramadan. Some Muslims fast during these days. The tenth day of Muharram is the Day of Ashura, which to Shia Muslims is part of the Mourning of Muharram.
December 25, 2014
Christmas December 25th is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Jesus Christ, who is believed to be born on the same date at Bethlehem, the land of Jews. The festival is celebrated as a mark of respect to Lord Jesus, who is considered as the son of God and founder of the Christianity religion.

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