List of Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu - India 2015

Here we have listed list of Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu - India 2015. The website owner shall not be liable for any inaccuracy in the information provided here. ( Page# 1 )

Total : 21

Date Event About
Thursday
January 01, 2015
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.
Saturday
January 03, 2015
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.
Wednesday
January 14, 2015
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.
Thursday
January 15, 2015
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.
Monday
January 26, 2015
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.
Thursday
April 02, 2015
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.
Friday
April 03, 2015
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.
Tuesday
April 14, 2015
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
Tuesday
April 14, 2015
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.
Friday
May 01, 2015
May Day -
Friday
July 17, 2015
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.
Saturday
August 15, 2015
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.
Saturday
September 05, 2015
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.
Thursday
September 17, 2015
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.
Wednesday
September 23, 2015
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.
Friday
October 02, 2015
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.
Thursday
October 22, 2015
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.
Friday
October 23, 2015
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.
Wednesday
November 11, 2015
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.
Wednesday
November 25, 2015
Guru Nanak Jayanti Guru Nanak Gurpurab also known as Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. This is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism. Apart from Sikhs, the Nanakpanthi Hindus and other followers of Guru Nanak's philosophy also celebrate this festival.
Friday
December 25, 2015
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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