January 4, 2013

India and U.S.A. Holidays 2013

This list of holidays, vacations and days off will help cross-border teams between the U.S. and India know when holidays happen in each other’s offices.  

Take note that typically U.S. holidays are standard across the country except for minor changes. Indian holidays, however change on the region. I have put some pan-India government holidays in the list along with regional holidays with a focus on Kerala and Tamil Nadu.  

Links in this page will take you to my old blog, and will give some history, stories or rituals associated with the holiday.
January 2013
1 - New Year’s Day
14 - Pongal (Tamil Harvest Festival)
14 - Sabarimala Makaravilakku (Kerala)
18 - Guru Gobindsingh's Birthday (Sikh)
21 - Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
25 - Nabhidinam 
26 - Republic Day
26 - Tu B'Shvat, The New Year for Trees
27 – Thaipusam

February 2013
2 - Groundhog’s Day
9 - Guru Ravidas’s Birthday (Sikh)
14 – Valentine’s Day
15 - Vasant Panchami
19 - Shivaji Jayanti (Maharasthra)
19 - Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
24, 25 – Purim
26 – Attukal Pongala (Kerala)

March 2013
10 – Mahashivarathri
17 – St. Patrick’s Day
24 – Palm Sunday
27 – Holi
29 – Good Friday
31 – Easter

April 2013
1 - April Fool’s Day
14 – Baishakhi
14 – Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
14 – Tamil New Year
14 – Vishu (Kerala)
19 – Ramanavami
19 - Yom HaShoah
22 – Earth Day

May 2013
1 - May Day
5 - Cinco De Mayo
12 – Mother’s Day
13 - Akshaya Tritiya
25 – Buddha Purnima
27 – Memorial Day

May mid to June end- school ends
June 2013
6 - Laylat al-Miraj
16 – Father’s Day
24 - Laylat al-Baraat

July 2013
4 - Independence Day (USA)
9 - Ramadan

August 2013
3 - Laylat al-Qadr
9 - Eid al-Fitr
15 – Independence Day (India)
21 – Rakhi
28 – Krishna Jayanthi
August mid- September - School starts

September 2013
2 - Labor Day (USA)
5 - Rosh Hashanah
9 - Ganesh Chathurthi
11 – Patriot Day (USA)
13-14 - Yom Kippur
14-18 – Onam

October 2013
2 - Gandhi Jayanthi
5-13 – Navarathri
13 – Vijaya Dashami, Vidhyarmbam (end of Navarathri)
14 – Columbus Day
15 – Eid al-Adha
31 – Halloween

November 2013
1 – Kerala and Tamil Nadu Day
3-7 – Diwali / Deepawali
4 - Islamic New Year
11 – Veteran’s Day
13 – Ashura
14 – Children’s Day
15 – Kathigai Deepam
17 – Guru Nanak’s Birthday
28 – Thanksgiving (USA)

December 2013
24 – Christmas Eve
25 – Christmas Day
26 – Jan 1 – Kwanzaa
29 – New Year’s Eve
*Take note, not all holidays listed are days off. Not all Indian holidays are observed in every office, even within the same state or region. Check with the local Human Resources office for detailed the holiday schedule for the particular office you are working with.

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Thank you for spending your time here. Sending you the wishes of every season in 2013 and beyond!


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