Life is full of events, some of them are big while others are small, but some events are celebrated by the whole world. There are so many countries in the world and each of them has its own festivals and events. Here, we have jotted down a calendar of most popular social events and festivals.

This holiday calendar is not particular for India, but has all important Indian and global festivals’ list with date.

Date (2016)

Event/ Holiday Name



Jan 1 New Year’s Day Start of New year
Jan 12 Swami Vivekananda Jayanti --
Jan 14 Lohri, Makar Sakranti Kite festival in India
Jan 26 Indian Republic Day Indian Republic Day


Feb 8 Chinese New Year Chinese New Year
Feb 12 Vasant Panchami --
Feb 14 Valentine’s Day Birthday of Saint Valentine
Feb 15 Presidents Day Washington’s Birthday


Mar 4 Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati birthday
Mar 7 Maha Shivaratri Marriage Day of Lord Shiva
Mar 17 St. Patrick’s Day --
Mar 23 Holi (Holika Dahana) Indian Color festival
Mar 25 Good Friday --
Mar 27 Easter Sunday Jesus resurrection


Apr 1 April Fool’s Day --
Apr 13 Baisakhi Shikh festival
April 15 Rama Navami --
Apr 19 Mahavir Swami Jayanti --
Apr 22 Earth Day --


May 8 Mother’s Day --
May 9 Akshaya Tritiya --
May 20 Maharana Pratap Jayanti --
May 21 Buddha Purnima --
May 30 Memorial Day US


June 06 Ramadan Begins Beginning of the holy month of Ramadan
June 19 Father’s Day --


July 4 US Independence Day --
July 6 Rath Yatra Rath Yatra India
July 6 Eid-al-Fitr Ramadan ends
July 24 "Parents' Day" --


Aug 15 Indian Independence Day Indian Independence Day
Aug 17 Parsi New Year --
Aug 18 Raksha Bandhan Indian festival to celebrate brother-sister relationship
Aug 21 Senior Citizens Day In the US
Aug 25 Krishna Janmashtami Birthday of Lord Krishna


Sept 5 Ganesh Chaturthi Birthday of Lord Ganesha
Sept 5 Labor Day US
Sept 12 Eid-al-Adha --
Sept 14 Onam --


Oct 2 Gandhi Jayanti Birth day of Mahatama Gandhi
Oct 09 dussehra --
Oct 11 dussehra Indian Festival
Oct 12 Muharram Islamic New Year
Oct 19 Karva Chauth Indian Festival
Oct 30 Deepawali Indian Festival of lights
Oct 31 Govardhan Puja Indian Festival
Oct 31 Halloween --


Nov 1 Bhai Duj --
Nov 14 Children’s Day in India Birthday of Chacha Nehru
Nov 14 Guru Nanak Jayanti Birthday of Guru Nanak
Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day --
Nov 25 Black Friday --


Dec 25 Christmas Day --
Dec 31 "New Year’s Eve" --