List of India Holidays 2013 Calendar | Holidays in India 2013
26 – Republic Day (Saturday)
19 – Maharaja Shivaji’s Birthday (Tuesday)
10 – Maha Shivratri (Sunday)
27 – Holi (Wednesday)
29 – Good Friday (Friday)
23 – Mahavir Jayanthi (Tuesday)
01 – May Day (Wednesday)
25 – Buddha Purnima/Buddha’s Birthday (Saturday)
15 – Maharana Pratap Jayanti (Saturday)
15 – Independence Day (Thursday)
28 – Krishna Janmastami (Wednesday)
09 – Ganesh Chaturthi (Monday)
02 – Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi (Wednesday)
14 – Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra (Monday)
03 – Diwali (Sunday)
17 – Guru Nanak Jayanthi (Sunday)
25 – Christmas (Wednesday)
Traveling For Holidays in India in 2013
India is the second biggest country in the world by population with over 1 billion people. The culture of India is very rich and is heavily influenced by religion and spirituality. There is not one unified culture in the country; each region has a culture that is a little bit different than the other, but they all have very similar themes and practices.
There are countless things to see and do during your holidays in India; it will probably take at least a few months to see all the tourist destinations that India has to offer. The first and most popular is of course, the Taj Mahal. Other places that you should see are Leh, Sangla Valley, Srinagar, Goa Festival, Pondicherry, the Golden Temple, Andamans, and much more. There are also many beautiful national parks in the country so if you have time, be sure to visit at least one.
The most popular holidays in India are Diwali, Holi, and the Goa Fair. Diwali typically takes place in either October or November of every year. During Diwali (also known as “festival of lights”), families visit relatives and participate in traditional activities and customs. One tradition is to light small clay lamps and keep them on throughout the night. Holi takes place in the Spring and the streets are literally lit up with colors during the holiday.