India & US Holiday Calendar 2017 (2019 holidays – USA — India)
Need for this Calendar
This calendar will be useful for Indians and Americans working on distributed, global teams with multiple offices in India or in the US.
As India is a diverse country which celebrates different holidays in different parts of the country, this calendar mainly focuses on:
When you click on the holidays which are linked, you will learn more about that holiday or learn about some small talk topics related to that holiday.
Take note that those holidays highlighted in BOLD are estimated dates as these holidays are calculated more accurately as we near the astrological time period of those auspicious dates.
Follow holidays with links to learn more about that holiday. Many will outline what the holiday is, why and how it is celebrated and small talk topics in relation to the holidays. For Indian holidays, the post would detail how it is celebrated in general, and in some cases, how it is celebrated by Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) or Indian expats abroad (onsite in the US).
When is ….. January 2017?
1 – New Year’s Day
5 – Guru Gobindsingh’s Birthday (Sikh) (350th birthday)
14 – Pongal (Tamil Harvest Festival)
?? – Sabarimala Makaravilakku (Kerala)
15 – Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
20 – Inauguration Day – 45th President (Only 4 states have a holiday – DC, LA, MD, VA)
26 – Republic Day
When is ….. February 2017?
1 – Vasant Panchami
2 – Groundhog’s Day
5 – First Sunday- Superbowl (American Football Championship)
10 – Thaipusam / Guru Ravidas’s Birthday (Sikh)
11 – Tu B’Shvat, The New Year for Trees Festival (Jewish Arbor Day)
14 – Valentine’s Day
19 – Shivaji Jayanti (Maharasthra) (Same day every year)
20 – President’s Day (Third Monday) / Mid-winter break
21 – Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
26 – Mahashivarathri
When is ….. March 2017?
All Month – March Madness
12 – Start of Daylight Saving Time (Second Sunday of March)
12 – Attukal Pongala (Kerala)
13 – Holi
17 – St. Patrick’s Day Observation
11 – Purim
When is ….. June 2017?
Throughout June – Graduation Season USA (Dads & Grads)
When is ….. July 2017?
NOTE: Not all holidays listed above are days off in India or the US. Check with your onsite or offshore colleagues to confirm which are days off of work.
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