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 (2017)

Event/ Holiday Name



Jan 1 New Year's Day Start of New year
Jan 5 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Birthday of Sikh Guru Gobind Singh
Jan 14 Lohri, Pongal, Makar Sakranti Kite festival in India
Jan 19 Swami Vivekananda Jayanti --
Jan 26 Indian Republic Day Indian Republic Day
Jan 28 Chinese New Year Chinese New Year


Feb 1 Vasant Panchami --
Feb 14 Valentine’s Day Birthday of Saint Valentine
Feb 15 Presidents Day George Washington's Birthday
Feb 21 Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati birthday
Feb 24 Maha Shivaratri Marriage Day of Lord Shiva


Mar 13 Holi (Holika Dahana) Indian Color festival
Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day --
Mar 28 Gudi Padwa --
Mar 28 Ugadi --


Apr 1 April Fool's Day --
April 5 Rama Navami --
Apr 9 Mahavir Swami Jayanti --
Apr 11 Hanuman Jayanti --
Apr 14 Baisakhi Shikh festival
April 14 Good Friday --
April 16 Easter Sunday Jesus resurrection
Apr 22 Earth Day --
April 28 Akshaya Tritiya --


May 5 Space Day --
May 9 National Teacher Appreciation Day (US) --
May 10 Buddha Purnima --
May 14 Mother's Day --
May 12 International Nurses Day --
May 18 International Museum Day --
May 27 Ramadan Begins Beginning of the holy month of Ramadan
May 28 Maharana Pratap Jayanti --
May 29 Memorial Day US


June 18 Father’s Day --
June 21 Longest Day of Year --
June 25 Rath Yatra Jagannath Rathyatra India
June 25 Eid-al-Fitr Ramadan ends


July 4 US Independence Day --
July 9 Guru Purnima Guru Purnima
July 23 Parents' Day --
July 26 Hariyali Teej Hariyali Teej
July 27 Nag Panchami Nag Panchami


Aug 6 Friendship Day Friendship Day
Aug 7 Raksha Bandhan Indian festival to celebrate brother-sister relationship
Aug 15 Indian Independence Day Indian Independence Day
Aug 14 Krishna Janmashtami Birthday of Lord Krishna
Aug 21 Senior Citizens Day In the US
Aug 25 Ganesh Chaturthi Birthday of Lord Ganesha


Sept 2 Eid-al-Adha Bakrid
Sept 4 Onam --
Sept 4 Labor Day US
Sept 5 Teachers' Day Teachers' Day
Sept 10 Grandparents Day Grandparents Day
Sept 21 Agrasen Jayanti Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti
Sept 28 Durga Ashtami --
Sept 30 Dussehra Indian Festival


Oct 1 Muharram Islamic New Year
Oct 2 Gandhi Jayanti Birth day of Mahatama Gandhi
Oct 8 Karva Chauth Indian Festival
Oct 16 Boss's Day Boss Day
Oct 17 Dhanteras Dhanteras
Oct 19 Diwali/Deepavali Indian Festival of lights
Oct 20 Govardhan Puja Indian Festival
Oct 21 Bhaiya Dooj Bhaiya Dooj
Oct 26 Chhath Pooja Chhath Pooja
Oct 31 Halloween --


Nov 4 Guru Nanak Jayanti Birthday of Guru Nanak
Nov 14 Children’s Day in India Birthday of Chacha Nehru
Nov 23 Thanksgiving Day --
Nov 24 Black Friday --
Nov 30 St Andrews Day --


Dec 1 Milad an-Nabi, Id-e-Milad --
Dec 21 Shortest Day of Year --
Dec 24 Hanukkah/ Christmas Eve --
Dec 25 Christmas Day --
Dec 31 New Year's Eve --