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USA India Holiday Planning Calendar 2014

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This calendar will be useful for Indians and Americans working between the two countries and cultures. …

This calendar will be useful for Indians and Americans working between the two countries and cultures.

As India is a diverse country which celebrates different holidays in different parts of the country, this calendar mainly focuses on:
India-wide Government Holidays
Kerala Holidays
Select South Indian (Tamil, Andhra, Karnataka) Holidays


For more information on cross-cultural training see http://www.authenticjourneys.info

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  • 1. INDIA & US HOLIDAY CALENDAR 2014 1
  • 2. Need for this Calendar This calendar will be useful for Indians and Americans working between the two countries and cultures. As India is a diverse country which celebrates different holidays in different parts of the country, this calendar mainly focuses on: • India-wide Government Holidays • Kerala Holidays • Select South Indian (Tamil, Andhra, Karnataka) Holidays 2
  • 3. How to use this Calendar Feel free to download this calendar for your own use. Click on the blue highlighted links for information about select holidays. Always ask your India-based team which holidays they support. Holidays are not standard across the board. Some may be floating holidays. Your company’s HR would be the best resource for this. 3
  • 4. January 2014 1 - New Year’s Day 5 - Guru Gobindsingh's Birthday (Sikh) 14 - Pongal (Tamil Harvest Festival) 14 - Sabarimala Makaravilakku (Kerala) 14 - Nabhidinam 16 - Tu B'Shvat, The New Year for Trees 17 – Thaipusam 20 - Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday 26 - Republic Day 4
  • 5. February 2014 2 - Groundhog’s Day 4 - Vasant Panchami 7 - Guru Ravidas’s Birthday (Sikh) 14 – Valentine’s Day 16 – Attukal Pongala (Kerala) 17 – President’s Day (School holiday) 19 - Shivaji Jayanti (Maharasthra) 19 - Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti 28 – Mahashivarathri 5
  • 6. March 2014 9 - Daylight Savings Time Begins 17 – St. Patrick’s Day 17 – Holi 6
  • 7. April 2014 1 - April Fool’s Day 8 – Ramanavami 13 – Palm Sunday 14 – Baishakhi 14 – Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti 14 – Tamil New Year 14 – Vishu (Kerala) 15, 16 – Purim 18 – Good Friday 20 – Easter 22 – Earth Day 27-28 - Yom HaShoah April End - School Ends India 7
  • 8. May 2014 1 - May Day 2 - Akshaya Tritiya 5 - Cinco De Mayo 11 – Mother’s Day ?? – Buddha Purnima 26 – Memorial Day 26 - Laylat al-Miraj May mid to June end- school ends USA 8
  • 9. June & July 2014 June 2014 Throughout June - Graduation Season USA June beginning - School Starts India 15 – Father’s Day 24 - Laylat al-Baraat July 2014 4 - Independence Day (USA) 10 - Ramadan Starts 28 - Eid al-Fitr 9
  • 10. August 2014 3 - Laylat al-Qadr 10 - Rakhi 15 – Independence Day (India) 17 – Krishna Jayanthi 29 - Ganesh Chathurthi August mid- September - "Back to School Season" School starts USA 10
  • 11. September 2014 1 - Labor Day (USA) 7 – Onam 11 – Patriot Day (USA) 24-26 Rosh Hashanah Sept 25 - Oct 4 – Navarathri 11
  • 12. October 2014 2 - Gandhi Jayanthi 3 - 4 - Yom Kippur 4-5 – Eid al-Adha 4 – Vijaya Dashami, Vidhyarmbam (end of Navarathri) 13 – Columbus Day 23 - 27 – Diwali / Deepawali 24 - Islamic New Year 31 – Halloween 12
  • 13. November 2014 1 – Kerala and Tamil Nadu Day 2 - Daylight Savings Time Ends 3 – Ashura 11 – Veteran’s Day 14 – Children’s Day 17 – Kathigai Deepam 17 – Guru Nanak’s Birthday 27 – Thanksgiving (USA) 28 - Black Friday 13
  • 14. December 2014 16 - Chanukah/Hanukkah 24 – Christmas Eve 25 – Christmas Day 26 – Jan 1 – Kwanzaa 29 – New Year’s Eve 14
  • 15. This calendar is bought to you by… Authentic Journeys, a cross-cultural coaching and training firm located in Kochi, India. Run by Jennifer Kumar, Authentic Journeys helps bridge the cultural gaps in the business arena between Indians and Americans. For more information see the website at www.authenticjourneys.info. Thank you! 15
  • 16. Thank You! 16

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