July 11, 2021

Offshore and Onsite Holidays 2023

For those who work on offshore and onsite teams between the US and India, I have compiled this list of holidays, observances, and special days between the US and India. While not all of these are leave days (or paid vacation days off), some may be floating holidays depending on your colleague's religious and cultural affiliation.

I have compiled this list of dates on July 11, 2021. Though many of these dates have been calculated years in advance, it's possible that some holiday dates may change one day here or there depending on how the calendars shift as we near the actual dates.

Click on the links for more information on the holidays. Many links that link within our blog will talk about the reason behind the holiday and small talk tips you can apply when talking with US clients or colleagues. 


Holidays for 2023 - USA and India




FOR 2021 Holidays, Click Here  - 2022 Holidays at this link 


January 2023
1 - New Year’s Day

14 -  Pongal (Tamil Harvest Festival)
14 - Sabarimala Makaravilakku (Kerala)

16 -  Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
26 -  Republic Day
26 - Vasant Panchami


February 2023
2 -  Groundhog’s Day 
? - Guru Ravidas’s Birthday (Sikh)
5 – Thaipusam
5 - 6 - Tu B'Shvat, The New Year for Trees
14 – Valentine’s Day
15 - Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti 
18 -  Lailat al-Miraj 
18 -Mahashivarathri 
20 - Presidents Day
19 - Shivaji Jayanti (Maharasthra) 


March 2023
6 - 7 – Purim
7 – Attukal Pongala (Kerala)
7 - 8 - Laylat al-Baraat
8 – Holi
17 – St. Patrick’s Day
22 - Ramadan Begins
30  – Ramanavami
 

April 2023
1 - April Fool’s Day
7 – Good Friday
9 – Easter
10  – Palm Sunday
14 – Baishakhi
14 – Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
14 – Tamil New Year
14 – Vishu (Kerala)
17-18 - Yom HaShoah
18 - Laylat al-Qadr
21 - 22 - Ramadan Ends/Eid al-Fitr
22 – Earth Day

April End - School Ends India 


May 2023
1 - May Day
3 - Akshaya Tritiya
5 - Cinco De Mayo
14 – Mother’s Day
26 – Buddha Purnima
29 – Memorial Day

May mid to June end- school ends USA


June 2023
Throughout June - Graduation Season USA
June beginning - School Starts India 
18 – Father’s Day
19 - Juneteenth 
28 - 29 - Eid al-Adha


July 2023 
4 - Independence Day (USA)
18 - 19 - Islamic New Year
27 - 28 - Ashura 


August 2023
20 - 31 – Onam
30 - Rakhi
August mid- September - "Back to School Season" School starts USA


September 2023
4 - Labor Day (USA)
6 -7  – Krishna Jayanthi/ Krishna Janmashtami 
11 – Patriot Day (USA)
15 - 17 - Rosh Hashanah
18 - Ganesh Chathurthi
24 - 25  - Yom Kippur
28 - 29 - Nabhidinam 


October 2023
2 - Gandhi Jayanthi
9 – Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day 
15 - 24 – Navarathri
24 – Vijaya DashamiVidhyarmbam (end of Navarathri)
31 – Halloween


November 2023
1 – Kerala Day and Tamil Nadu Day
5 - Daylight Savings Time Ends 
11 – Veterans Day
12 – Diwali / Deepawali 
14 – Children’s Day 
23 – Thanksgiving (USA)
24 - Black Friday
26 – Kathigai Deepam
27 - Guru Nanak’s Birthday


December 2023 
24 – Christmas Eve
25 – Christmas Day
26 – Jan 1 – Kwanzaa
29 – New Year’s Eve
29 - Guru Gobindsingh's Birthday (Sikh)


*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.


This post was compiled by Jennifer Kumar, a cross cultural business coach and consultant that helps teams between the US and India up level their leadership, communication and cultural understanding to improve project workflows. 



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Check calendars from years past:
2013  -   2014  -   2015  -  2016  -   2017  -   2018    -  2019 (USA -- India)  -  2020  -  2021




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