INDIA & US HOLIDAY
CALENDAR 2015
1
Need for this Calendar
This calendar will be useful for Indians and Americans
working between the two countries and cultur...
How to use this Calendar
Feel free to download this calendar for your own use.
Click on the blue highlighted links for inf...
Take Note
Many holidays are determined by the sun or moon, so
some holidays are listed as two dates. Ask your
local priest...
January 2015
1 - New Year’s Day
3 – Nabhidinam
5 - Guru Gobindsingh's Birthday (Sikh)
14 - Pongal (Tamil Harvest Festival)...
February 2015
First Sunday – SuperBowl
2 - Groundhog’s Day
3 - Guru Ravidas’s Birthday (Sikh)
3 – Thaipusam
4 - Tu B'Shvat...
March 2015
March Madness
5 – Purim
6 – Holi
8 - Daylight Savings Time Begins
15 – Attukal Pongala (Kerala)
16 – President’...
April 2015
1 - April Fool’s Day
3 – Good Friday
5 – Easter
14 – Baishakhi
14 – Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
14 – Tamil New Year
14...
May 2015
1 - May Day
3 – Buddha Purnima
5 - Cinco De Mayo
10 – Mother’s Day
15 or 16 - Laylat al-Miraj
25 – Memorial Day
M...
June & July 2015
June 2015
Throughout June -
Graduation Season USA
June beginning –
School Starts India
18 - Ramadan Start...
August 2015
13 - Laylat al-Qadr
15 – Independence Day (India)
August mid- September - "Back to
School Season" School start...
September 2015
5 – Krishna Jayanthi
7 - Labor Day (USA)
11 – Patriot Day (USA)
14 - Rosh Hashanah
17 - Ganesh Chathurthi
2...
October 2015
2 - Gandhi Jayanthi
12 – Columbus Day
15 - Islamic New Year / Muharram
13 – 21 – Navarathri
21 or 22 – Vijaya...
November 2015
1 – Kerala and Tamil Nadu Day
1 - Daylight Savings Time Ends
11 – Diwali / Deepawali
11 – Veteran’s Day
20 –...
December 2015
6 - Chanukah/Hanukkah
24 – Christmas Eve
24 – Nabhidinam
25 – Christmas Day
26 – Jan 1 – Kwanzaa
29 – New Ye...
This calendar is bought to you by…
Authentic Journeys, a cross-cultural coaching
and training firm located in Kochi, India...
Thank You!
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  1. 1. INDIA & US HOLIDAY CALENDAR 2015 1
  2. 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. 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. 4. Take Note Many holidays are determined by the sun or moon, so some holidays are listed as two dates. Ask your local priest which date is best for your area of the world. Due to the above statement, some of the dates in this calendar my need to be revised as time passes. If you have any feedback, please direct it to authenticjourneys at gmail dot com. Thank you. 4
  5. 5. January 2015 1 - New Year’s Day 3 – Nabhidinam 5 - Guru Gobindsingh's Birthday (Sikh) 14 - Pongal (Tamil Harvest Festival) 14 - Sabarimala Makaravilakku (Kerala) 19 - Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday 24 or 25 - Vasant Panchami 26 - Republic Day 5
  6. 6. February 2015 First Sunday – SuperBowl 2 - Groundhog’s Day 3 - Guru Ravidas’s Birthday (Sikh) 3 – Thaipusam 4 - Tu B'Shvat, The New Year for Trees 14 – Valentine’s Day 17 – Mahashivarathri 19 - Shivaji Jayanti (Maharasthra) 19 - Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti 6
  7. 7. March 2015 March Madness 5 – Purim 6 – Holi 8 - Daylight Savings Time Begins 15 – Attukal Pongala (Kerala) 16 – President’s Day (School holiday) 17 – St. Patrick’s Day 27 – Ramanavami 29 – Palm Sunday 7
  8. 8. April 2015 1 - April Fool’s Day 3 – Good Friday 5 – Easter 14 – Baishakhi 14 – Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti 14 – Tamil New Year 14 – Vishu (Kerala) 15 – Tax Day USA 15-16 - Yom HaShoah 20 or 21 - Akshaya Tritiya 22 – Earth Day April End - School Ends India 8
  9. 9. May 2015 1 - May Day 3 – Buddha Purnima 5 - Cinco De Mayo 10 – Mother’s Day 15 or 16 - Laylat al-Miraj 25 – Memorial Day May mid to June end- school ends USA 9
  10. 10. June & July 2015 June 2015 Throughout June - Graduation Season USA June beginning – School Starts India 18 - Ramadan Starts 21 – Father’s Day July 2015 4 - Independence Day (USA) 13 or 14- Laylat al- Baraat 17 - Eid al-Fitr 26 - Tisha B'Av 10
  11. 11. August 2015 13 - Laylat al-Qadr 15 – Independence Day (India) August mid- September - "Back to School Season" School starts USA 28 – Onam 29 - Rakhi 11
  12. 12. September 2015 5 – Krishna Jayanthi 7 - Labor Day (USA) 11 – Patriot Day (USA) 14 - Rosh Hashanah 17 - Ganesh Chathurthi 23 - Yom Kippur 24 – Eid al-Adha 28 – Oct 4 - Sukkot 12
  13. 13. October 2015 2 - Gandhi Jayanthi 12 – Columbus Day 15 - Islamic New Year / Muharram 13 – 21 – Navarathri 21 or 22 – Vijaya Dashami, Vidhyarmbam (end of Navarathri) 23 or 24 – Ashura 31 – Halloween 13
  14. 14. November 2015 1 – Kerala and Tamil Nadu Day 1 - Daylight Savings Time Ends 11 – Diwali / Deepawali 11 – Veteran’s Day 20 – Children’s Day 25 - Guru Nanak’s Birthday 25 – Kathigai Deepam 26 – Thanksgiving (USA) 27 - Black Friday 14
  15. 15. December 2015 6 - Chanukah/Hanukkah 24 – Christmas Eve 24 – Nabhidinam 25 – Christmas Day 26 – Jan 1 – Kwanzaa 29 – New Year’s Eve 15
  16. 16. 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! 16
  17. 17. Thank You! 17

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