Maharashtra Holidays 2021, Mumbai Bank Holiday 2021

Listed below are the Maharashtra Holidays 2021. This table has the Maharashtra and Mumbai Bank and Public Holidays in 2021.

NOTE: There are 6 long weekends in 2021 where either Friday or Monday is a holiday. 13 April (Tuesday) and 14 April 2021 (Wednesday) are holidays. If readers take leave on Monday, 12 April 2021, this can be a long, extended weekend holiday. Similarly, Diwali 2021 is a long weekend holiday.




Maharashtra Holidays 2021, Mumbai Public Holiday 2021


26 January, 2021 Tuesday REPUBLIC DAY OF INDIA: On this day in 1950 the Indian Consitution came into effect. It is a National Holiday throughout India.
19 February, 2021 Friday SHIVAJI JAYANTI: This is the birthday of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Shivaji was born on 19 February, 1630 at Shivneri.
11 March, 2021 Thursday MAHASHIVRATRI: This Hindu festival celebrates the wedding of Goddess Parvati with Lord Shiva. According to legend, this is also the day when Shiva saved the universe.
29 March, 2021 Monday HOLI: This colourful hindu festival symbolizes the triump of Good over evil. “Holika” (wooden bonfire) is burnt on the eve of Holi.
02 April, 2021 Friday GOOD FRIDAY: Christian festival marks the crucifixtion and death of Jesus Christ. Sunday, 4 April, 2021 is Easter, a day of celebration.
13 April, 2021 Tuesday GUDI PADWA, UGADI: Gudi Padwa is the Konkani and Maharashtrian New Year. It is also “Ugadi”, which is the Kannada and Telegu New Year.
14 April, 2021 Wednesday BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR JAYANTI: Bharat Ratna BR Ambedkar was born on 14 April, 1891. Ambedkar was responsible for drafting the Indian Constitution.
21 April, 2021 Wednesday RAM NAVAMI: The Hindu festival of Ram Navami is the birthday of Lord Ram. It is also the last day of the “Chaitra” (Spring) Navratri.
25 April, 2021 Sunday MAHAVIR JAYANTI: Birthday of Mahavira (Vardhamana), the 24th Tirthankara (Guru) of the Jains.
1 May, 2021 Saturday MAHARASHTRA DAY: On this day in 1960 the erstwhile Bombay State was divided into Maharashtra and Goa. This Maharashtra Foundation day is also called Maharashtra Diwas. Internationally this day is also celebrated as May Day or Labour Day.
11 May, 2021 Tuesday RAMADAN (RAMZAN): The holy month of Ramadan is a month of fasting. Muslims do not eat or drink from dawn to dusk. The last day of Ramadan is a holiday and in India is known as Eid-Ul-Fitr, Eid-Al-Fitr or Id-Al-Fitr.
26 May, 2021 Wednesday BUDDHA PURNIMA: Also known as Vesak and Buddha Jayanti, this Buddhist festival celebrates the birth of the Founder of Buddhism, Gautam Buddha. This day is also a celebration of the life of teachings of the Buddha.
20 July, 2021 Tuesday BAKRI-ID (ID-UL-ZUHA or EID-AL-ADHA): As per legend Abraham (aka Ibrahim) in his devotion to God was willing to sacrifice his son. Just before the sacrifice God replaced Abrahim’s son with a goat (“Bakri”), hence it is called Bakri-Id.
15 August, 2021 Sunday INDEPENDENCE DAY OF INDIA: All India National Holiday that clelebrates India’s indepemdance from the British. This is not just a Maharashtra Holiday, but an all India Gazetted Holiday.
17 August, 2021 Tuesday NAVROZ (PARSI NEW YEAR): Navroz marks the Parsi New Year. The day before is the Parsi festival of “Pateti”, which is a day of Repentance. There are more Parsee’s in Mumbai than anywhere in the world. Parsi New Year is based on the Shahenshahi or Kadmi Calendar.
19 August, 2021 Thursday MUHARRAM: As per the Islamic calendar Muharram is the first month of the year. The 10th day is the “Day of Ashura”. For Shia’s this is a day of mourning and for Sunni’s it is a day of fasting. This 10th day of the Muslim New Year is a Maharashtra Holiday 2021.
9 September, 2021 Thursday GANESH CHATURTHI: This is probably the most widely celebrated festival in Mumbai. Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates Lord Ganesh’s birthday. Final Ganesh Visarjan is on 19 September, 2021. This article has information on Mumbai Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganesh Murti, Visarjan
2 October, 2021 Saturday MAHATMA GANDHI JAYANTI: Birthday of the Father of the Nation. Gandhi Jayanti is an all India National Holiday.
15 October, 2021 Friday DUSSEHRA: Victory of Lord Ram over the 10 headed Ravana is celebrated on Dussehra. The Ramayan is enacted (called “Ram Leela”) and the efficy of Ravana is burnt. Also known as Vijaya Dashami, Dassehra marks the end of Navratri. Durga Puja is from 11 Oct, 2021 to 15 Oct, 2021. This article has more information on Navratri Festival and Garba in Mumbai: Venues, Performers
19 October, 2021 Tuesday ID-E-MILAD: This Muslim festival celebrates the birth of Prophet Muhammad. This festival is also known as Mawlid, Mawlid-Al-Nabi, Milad-Un-Nabi and Id-E-Milad.
4 November, 2021 Thursday DIWALI (LAXMI PUJA): Maharashtra has 2 public holidays for Diwali. For many Hindus, Laxmi Puja is the most important ritual during Diwali. On this day traditional businesses perform “Chopda Puja” and start new books of account.
5 November, 2021 Friday DIWALI (BALIPRATIPADA): It is the Gujarati New Year. Maharashtra also celebrates Bali Padwa on this day. Govardhan Puja (also known as Annakut Puja) is also performed on this day to commemorate the victory of Lord Krishna over Indra.
19 November, 2021 Friday GURU NANAK GURPURAB: It is the birthday of the Guru Nanak. This Sikh festival is also known as Guru Nanak Jayanti. Guru Nanak was the first Guru of the Sikhs and the founder of Sikhism.
25 December, 2021 Saturday CHRISTMAS: Birthday of Jesus Christ.

The list of Mumbai and Maharashtra School Holidays in 2021 includes the above Maharashtra Holidays 2021 plus summer holidays, winter holidays, Teacher’s Day (14 November) and long holidays for Diwali.


Maharashtra Holidays 2021, Mumbai Public Holidays 2021




Mumbai and Maharashtra Bank Holidays 2021

The below two dates are both Mumbai and Maharashtra Bank Holidays 2021. On these dates Banks close their annual and semi-annual accounting books. Banks and Banking services are closed for the general public.

1 April, 2021 Thursday Banks are closed for annual accounts. This is a 2021 Maharashtra and Mumbai Bank Holiday.
1 October, 2021 Friday Banks are closed for half-yearly accounts. This is a Mumbai and Maharashtra Bank Holiday 2021.


Dates of Mumbai Holidays, Bank Holidays in Maharashtra


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