Upcoming January 2015 holidays in India

Today is January 5th 2015 and marks the birthday of the 10th and final Sikh prophet-teacher, for Punjab only this is the Guru Govind Singh Jayanti holiday.

The next Holiday in India for January 2015 is on the 12th, this holiday is called ‘Birthday of Swami Vivekananda’, which is for West Bengal only. On January 13th, which is on a Tuesday celebrates Bhogi (Andhra Pradesh).

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Bhogi is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh only, this is all part of cleaning and cleansing where old clothes are binned so that a new life can begin. Then on Wednesday and Thursday 14/15th is Pongal day also known as Makar Sankranti, Poki, Lohri, Hadaga and Bihu. These are the days to celebrate a good harvest where rice or milk is cooked and boiled over – ‘Pongal’ means ‘it boils’.

Other India holidays in January 2015 include Thiruvalluvar Day in Tamil Nadu only on January 16, on January 17 is Uzhavar Tirunal.

Then there is Sonam Lhochar on the 21st, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti on the 23rd celebrates the birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement, on the 24th is Vasant Panchami, Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti is also on January 24th.

On January 25th is Statehood Day for Himachal Pradesh only, and then on the 26th of this month is Federal Day, which commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India. There are 16 holidays in India for the month of January, the country already celebrated News Years Day, as well as Milad-un-Nabi (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad) on January 3rd and 4th.

What day do you celebrate in India in January the most?

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