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 2022?
1 – New Year’s Day (Learn how to wish Happy New Year in 40 languages!)
Not celebrated – Guru Gobindsingh’s Birthday (Sikh) (351th birthday)
14 – Pongal (Tamil Harvest Festival)
?? – Sabarimala Makaravilakku (Kerala)
26 – Republic Day
When is ….. March 2022?
All Month – March Madness
10- Palm Sunday/Ramanavami
14 – Baishakhi
14 – Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
14 – Tamil New Year/Vishu
15 – 22 – Passover
15 – Tax Day USA/Good Friday
17 – Easter
22 – Earth Day
April End- School Ends in India
3 – Akshaya Tritiya
5 – Cinco De Mayo
8 – Mother’s Day (second Monday) / Laylat al-Baraat/Laylat al-Qadr
30 – Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
May mid to June end- school ends USA
8 – Onam
Tuesday after the 1st Monday, US Election Day
20 – Children’s Day
24 – Thanksgiving (USA) (4th Thursday)
25 – Black Friday (Always the day after Thanksgiving, or the 4th Friday)
18 – 26 – Chanukah/Hanukkah
24 – Christmas Eve
? – Nabhidinam
25 – Christmas Day
26 – Jan 1 – Kwanzaa
29 – New Year’s Eve
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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