2015 Holidays is an attempt from the house of 123NewYear to satisfy the normal human instinct of looking into the list of holidays when it is time to change the calendar to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the New Year.

No matter how old you are, no matter how prosaic you may be, you cannot deny the fact that holidays excite us. Whether you want to know about a festivity that you really like to celebrate or you are on a look out for a long weekend to plan your next vacation or you want to know of the bank holidays so that you can plan any major business transaction accordingly, we all need a yearly holiday list.

Before we go into the list of Holidays for the year 2019, let us take a look on the types of holidays that are generally observed in any given country –

    • Public Holidays/ National Holidays/ Legal Holidays – These are holidays that are made mandatory by the laws of the land. These vary from country to country and depend upon the culture and history of a country.


    • Bank Holidays – These are off days for banks and other financial institutions.


    • Gazetted Holidays – These are holidays that are given to Government employees. However, private companies have the liberty of not declaring these days to be holidays. But in case an employee in such an organization wants to observance such an occasion, then the person should be granted a leave on that day.



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    • Local Holidays – With the rich cultural and historical diversity it is but natural that there are occasions that are celebrated only in certain countries, or even certain parts within a country.


    • Restricted Holidays – These are optional holidays that a person can opt to take in order to celebrate an occasion that is important to the religion or community the person belongs to. Such holidays are pre determined and there is often a restriction on the total number of Restricted Holidays that a person may avail in a year.


    • Observances – These are the ones when people follow ritualistic celebrations.


    • Religious Holidays – These holidays are dependent on religious observances. These vary from one religion to the other, and often from one country to the other also. Some of these could be National holidays while others can be restricted holidays or simply observances.


    • State Holidays – There are certain occasions which are only important for a particular State and are not that relevant for the other parts of the country. For those occasions, State specific holidays are declared.


2015 Holidays is a comprehensive list of holidays including public holidays, bank holidays, gazetted holidays, etc. The list also goes about to include a few major religious and regional observances as well. Although this list would cover the major festivities observed in most parts of the globe, but special emphasis has been given on the following countries –

  • India
  • United Kingdom
  • United States.


List of Holidays 2015


Name of the Holiday
Where or Who Celebrate
New Year 2015 1-Jan-15 Thursday Around the world
Concluding day of Hogmanay 2-Jan-15 Friday UNITED KINGDOM
The Prophet’s Birthday (Milad un-Nabi/ Id-e-Milad) 3-Jan-15 Saturday Muslim
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti 5-Jan-15 Monday India
Epiphany 6-Jan-15 Tuesday Christian
Orthodox Christmas Day 7-Jan-15 Wednesday Christian
Stephen Foster Memorial Day 13-Jan-15 Tuesday UNITED STATES
Orthodox New Year 14-Jan-15 Wednesday Christian
Pongal, Makar Sankranti 14-Jan-15 Wednesday India
Lee Jackson Day 16-Jan-15 Friday UNITED STATES
Martin Luther King Day National holiday, Robert E Lee’s Birthday, Robert E Lee’s Birthday, Confederate Memorial Day, Idaho Human Rights Day, Civil Rights Day. 19-Jan-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Vasant Panchami 24-Jan-15 Saturday India
Burns’ Night 25-Jan-15 Sunday UNITED KINGDOM
Republic Day 26-Jan-15 Monday India
Kansas Day 29-Jan-15 Thursday UNITED STATES
National Freedom Day 1-Feb-15 Sunday UNITED STATES
Groundhog Day 2-Feb-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Guru Ravidas Jayanti 3-Feb-15 Tuesday India
Rosa Parks Day 4-Feb-15 Wednesday UNITED STATES
Tu Bishvat/ Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day) 4-Feb-15 Wednesday Jewish
Lincoln’s Birthday 12-Feb-15 Thursday UNITED STATES
Valentine’s Day 14-Feb-15 Saturday Around the world
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti 14-Feb-15 Saturday India
Susan B Anthony’s Birthday 15-Feb-15 Sunday UNITED STATES
Daisy Gatson Bates Day, Presidents’ Day 16-Feb-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Maha Shivaratri 17-Feb-15 Tuesday India
Mardi Gras 17-Feb-15 Tuesday UNITED STATES
Shrove Tuesday 17-Feb-15 Tuesday UNITED STATES/ UNITED KINGDOM
Ash Wednesday 18-Feb-15 Wednesday Christian
Shivaji Jayanti 19-Feb-15 Wednesday India
Chinese New Year 19-Feb-15 Thursday Chinese
St. David’s Day 1-Mar-15 Sunday UNITED STATES/ UNITED KINGDOM
Texas Independence Day/ Texas Flag Day 2-Mar-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Casimir Pulaski Day, Read Across America Day 2-Mar-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Town Meeting Day Vermont 3-Mar-15 Tuesday UNITED STATES
Purim 5-Mar-15 Thursday Jewish
Dolyatra/ Chhoti Holi/ Holika Dahan 5-Mar-15 Thursday India
Holi 6-Mar-15 Friday India
Mothering Sunday 15-Mar-15 Sunday UNITED KINGDOM
Evacuation Day 17-Mar-15 Tuesday UNITED STATES
St. Patrick’s Day 17-Mar-15 Tuesday UNITED STATES/ UNITED KINGDOM
March equinox 20-Mar-15 Friday UNITED STATES
Chaitra Sukhladi/ Gudi Padwa/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand 21-Mar-15 Saturday India
Maryland Day 25-Mar-15 Wednesday UNITED STATES
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day 26-Mar-15 Thursday UNITED STATES
Rama Navami 28-Mar-15 Saturday India
Palm Sunday 29-Mar-15 Sunday Christian
Seward’s Day 30-Mar-15 Monday UNITED STATES
César Chávez Day 31-Mar-15 Tuesday UNITED STATES
Pascua Florida Day 2-Apr-15 Thursday UNITED STATES
Mahavir Jayanti 2-Apr-15 Thursday India
Maundy Thursday 2-Apr-15 Thursday Christian
Good Friday 3-Apr-15 Friday Around the world
Holy Saturday 4-Apr-15 Saturday Christian
First day of Passover 4-Apr-15 Saturday Jewish
Easter Day 5-Apr-15 Sunday Christian
National Tartan Day 6-Apr-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Easter Monday 6-Apr-15 Monday Christian
Last Day of Passover 11-Apr-15 Saturday Jewish
Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday 13-Apr-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Baisakhi 14-Apr-15 Tuesday India
Ambedkar Jayanti 14-Apr-15 Tuesday India
Pahela (Poela) Baisakh (Bengal)/ Bahag or Bohaag Bihu (Assam) 15-Apr-15 Wednesday India
Tax Day 15-Apr-15 Wednesday UNITED STATES
Father Damien Day 15-Apr-15 Wednesday UNITED STATES
Emancipation Day 16-Apr-15 Thursday UNITED STATES
Yom HaShoah 16-Apr-15 Thursday Jewish
Patriot’s Day 20-Apr-15 Monday UNITED STATES
San Jacinto Day 21-Apr-15 Tuesday UNITED STATES
Administrative Professionals Day 22-Apr-15 Wednesday UNITED STATES
Oklahoma Day 22-Apr-15 Wednesday UNITED STATES
St. George’s Day, Shakespeare Day 23-Apr-15 Thursday UNITED KINGDOM
Yom Ha’atzmaut 23-Apr-15 Thursday Jewish
Confederate Memorial Day 27-Apr-15 Monday UNITED STATES
May Day 1-May-15 Friday India
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday 3-May-15 Sunday Muslim
Buddha Purnima 4-May-15 Monday India
Early May Bank Holiday 4-May-15 Monday UNITED KINGDOM
Rhode Island Independence Day 4-May-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Cinco de Mayo 5-May-15 Tuesday UNITED STATES
Primary Election Day Indiana 5-May-15 Tuesday UNITED STATES
National Nurses Day 6-May-15 Wednesday UNITED STATES
Law Day, Loyalty Day, National Day of Prayer 7-May-15 Thursday UNITED STATES
Lag Ba’Omer 7-May-15 Thursday Jewish
Truman Day 8-May-15 Friday UNITED STATES
Birthday of Rabindranath 9-May-15 Saturday India
Confederate Memorial Day Observed 10-May-15 Sunday UNITED STATES
Confederate Memorial Day 10-May-15 Sunday UNITED STATES
Mother’s Day 10-May-15 Sunday Around the world
Ascension Day 14-May-15 Thursday UNITED STATES
Peace Officers Memorial Day 15-May-15 Friday UNITED STATES
National Defense Transportation Day 15-May-15 Friday UNITED STATES
Isra and Mi’raj 16-May-15 Saturday Muslim
Armed Forces Day 16-May-15 Saturday UNITED STATES
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day 20-May-15 Wednesday UNITED STATES
Harvey Milk Day, National Maritime Day 22-May-15 Friday UNITED STATES
Pentecost 24-May-15 Sunday Christian
Whit Monday 25-May-15 Monday Christian
Shavuot 25-May-15 Monday Jewish
National Missing Children’s Day 25-May-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Spring Bank Holiday 25-May-15 Monday UNITED KINGDOM
Memorial Day, Jefferson Davis Birthday 25-May-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Trinity Sunday 31-May-15 Sunday Christian
Statehood Day 1-Jun-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Jefferson Davis Birthday 1-Jun-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Jefferson Davis Birthday 3-Jun-15 Wednesday UNITED STATES
D-Day 6-Jun-15 Saturday UNITED STATES
Kamehameha Day 11-Jun-15 Thursday UNITED STATES
Flag Day 14-Jun-15 Sunday UNITED STATES
Bunker Hill Day 17-Jun-15 Wednesday UNITED STATES
Juneteenth 19-Jun-15 Friday UNITED STATES
Corpus Christi 19-Jun-15 Friday Christian
West Virginia Day 20-Jun-15 Saturday UNITED STATES
Father’s Day 21-Jun-15 Sunday Around the world
June Solstice 21-Jun-15 Sunday UNITED STATES/UNITED KINGDOM
Independence Day 4-Jul-15 Saturday UNITED STATES
Orangemen’s Day 13-Jul-15 Monday UNITED KINGDOM
Lailat al-Qadr 13-Jul-15 Monday Muslim
Ramzan Id/ Eid-ul-Fitar 16-Jul-15 Thursday Muslim
Jamat Ul-Vida 17-Jul-15 Friday Muslim
Rath Yatra 18-Jul-15 Saturday India
Ramadan begins 18-Jun-15 Thursday Muslim
Pioneer Day 24-Jul-15 Friday UNITED STATES
Parents’ Day 26-Jul-15 Sunday UNITED STATES
Tisha B’Av 26-Jul-15 Sunday Jewish
Friendship Day 2-Aug-15 Sunday Around the world
Summer Bank Holiday 3-Aug-15 Monday UNITED KINGDOM
Victory Day 10-Aug-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Independence Day 15-Aug-15 Saturday India
Assumption of Mary 15-Aug-15 Friday Christian
Bennington Battle Day 16-Aug-15 Sunday UNITED STATES
Parsi New Year 18-Aug-15 Tuesday Parsi
National Aviation Day 19-Aug-15 Wednesday UNITED STATES
Senior Citizens Day 21-Aug-15 Friday UNITED STATES
Statehood Day in Hawaii 21-Aug-15 Friday UNITED STATES
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day 27-Aug-15 Thursday UNITED STATES
Raksha Bandhan 29-Aug-15 Saturday India
Summer Bank Holiday 31-Aug-15 Monday UNITED KINGDOM
Janmashtami 5-Sep-15 Saturday India
Labor Day 7-Sep-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Patriot Day 11-Sep-15 Friday UNITED STATES
Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day 12-Sep-15 Saturday UNITED STATES
National Grandparents Day 13-Sep-15 Sunday UNITED STATES
Rosh Hashana 14-Sep-15 Monday Jewish
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day 17-Sep-15 Thursday UNITED STATES
Ganesh Chaturthi 17-Sep-15 Thursday India
National POW/MIA Recognition Day 18-Sep-15 Friday UNITED STATES
Emancipation Day 22-Sep-15 Tuesday UNITED STATES
September Equinox 23-Sep-15 Wednesday UNITED STATES/ UNITED KINGDOM
Yom Kippur 23-Sep-15 Wednesday Jewish
Bakri Id/ Eid ul-Adha 24-Sep-15 Thursday Muslim
First Day of Sukkot 27-Sep-15 Sunday Jewish
Gold Star Mother’s Day 27-Sep-15 Sunday UNITED STATES
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 2-Oct-15 Friday India
Feast of St Francis of Assisi 4-Oct-15 Sunday Christian
Last Day of Sukkot 4-Oct-15 Sunday Jewish
Shmini Atzeret 6-Oct-15 Tuesday Jewish
Child Health Day 5-Oct-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Leif Erikson Day 9-Oct-15 Friday UNITED STATES
Columbus Day, Native Americans’ Day, Indigenous People’s Day 12-Oct-15 Monday UNITED STATES
Muharram 15-Oct-15 Thursday Muslim
White Cane Safety Day 15-Oct-15 Thursday UNITED STATES
Boss’s Day 16-Oct-15 Friday UNITED STATES
Alaska Day 18-Oct-15 Sunday UNITED STATES
Maha Saptami 19-Oct-15 Monday India
Maha Ashtami / Durgashtami 20-Oct-15 Tuesday India
Maha Navami 21-Oct-15 Wednesday India
Dussehra/ Vijaya Dashami 22-Oct-15 Thursday India
Ashura 24-Oct-15 Saturday Muslim
Karva Chauth 30-Oct-15 Friday India
Halloween 31-Oct-15 Saturday UNITED STATES/ UNITED KINGDOM
All Saints’ Day 1-Nov-15 Sunday Christian
All Souls’ Day 2-Nov-15 Monday Christian
Election Day 3-Nov-15 Tuesday UNITED STATES
Election Day 3-Nov-15 Tuesday UNITED STATES
Guy Fawkes Day 5-Nov-15 Thursday UNITED KINGDOM
Remembrance Sunday 8-Nov-15 Sunday UNITED KINGDOM
Chhoti Diwali/ Naraka Chaturdasi/ Kaali Puja 10-Nov-15 Tuesday India
Veterans Day 11-Nov-15 Wednesday UNITED STATES
Diwali/ Deepavali 11-Nov-15 Wednesday India
Govardhan Puja 12-Nov-15 Thursday India
Bhai Duj 13-Nov-15 Friday India
Chhat Puja 17-Nov-15 Tuesday India
Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day 24-Nov-15 Tuesday India
Guru Nanak Jayanti 25-Nov-15 Wednesday India
Thanksgiving Day 26-Nov-15 Thursday UNITED STATES
American Indian Heritage Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Black Friday 27-Nov-15 Friday UNITED STATES
First Sunday of Advent 29-Nov-15 Sunday Christian
St Andrew’s Day 30-Nov-15 Monday UNITED KINGDOM
Cyber Monday 30-Nov-15 Monday UNITED STATES
St Nicholas’ Day 6-Dec-15 Sunday UNITED STATES
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 7-Dec-15 Monday UNITED STATES
First Day of Hanukkah 7-Dec-15 Monday Jewish
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 8-Dec-15 Tuesday UNITED STATES/ UNITED KINGDOM
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 12-Dec-15 Saturday UNITED STATES
Last day of Hanukkah 14-Dec-15 Monday Jewish
Wright Brothers Day, Pan American Aviation Day 17-Dec-15 Thursday UNITED STATES
Winter Solstice 22-Dec-15 Tuesday UNITED KINGDOM
December Solstice 22-Dec-15 Tuesday UNITED STATES
Christmas Eve 24-Dec-15 Thursday Around the world
Christmas 25-Dec-15 Friday Around the world
Kwanzaa 26-Dec-15 Saturday UNITED STATES (Afro-American)
Boxing Day 26-Dec-15 Saturday UNITED KINGDOM
New Year’s Eve 31-Dec-15 Thursday Around the world