School Holidays in India vary per state. For example, the start of the school year varies and can start anywhere between April (north) and June (south). This overview shows the larger school vacations across India. Please be aware that schools in India are often not obliged to follow any school holiday schedule set by the central government. School holidays are set by local or regional authorities. Check directly with a school for the official overview. In this overview we show the overall vacation trend in a country populated by 1.35 billion people.
India is a very diverse country with different religious holidays in many parts of the country. In the overview below we attempt to show all these regional and local school holidays. Due to the complexity and diversity of India, we cannot guarantee that our overview is complete or correct. If you have any information that can supplement this overview, please let us know.
Overall School Schedule India
|Start of School||April to June||Start of School Year different per region|
|Christmas Break||End of December to early January||Dates very per region / state|
|Summer break||May to June||Depends on state|
Please note that international schools follow the international an international schedule where the school starts in September and ends in July. This schedule includes a winter or Christmas break at the end of the calendar year. The overview below is sorted and grouped based on the school holiday. Our overview includes Dasara Holidays, Durga Puja, Pongal and many school vacations across the country.
|Description||Country||Start date||End date||Scope||Remark||Provinces|
|Christmas Holidays||India||2020-12-19||2021-03-01||National||Dates might slightly very per region|
|Christmas Holidays||India||2021-12-18||2022-01-02||National||TBC Dates might slightly very per region|
|Dasara Holidays||India||2020-10-15||2020-10-25||Limited||Andhra Pradesh|
|Dasara Holidays||India||2020-10-15||2020-10-25||Limited||Madhya Pradesh|
|Diwali Holidays||India||2020-11-14||2020-11-19||Limited||Multiple states|
|Durga Puja||India||2020-10-22||2020-10-26||Limited||West Bengal, Odisha|
|Ganesh Chatturthi Festival Break||India||2020-08-21||2020-08-26||Limited||Goa|
|Pongal Holidays||India||2020-01-11||2020-01-20||Limited||Andhra Pradesh|
|Summer Holidays||India||2020-05-02||2020-07-05||National||Dates very per region|
|Summer Holidays||India||2021-05-01||2021-07-04||National||TBC – Dates might slightly very per region|
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This is our overview of public holidays and school vacations in India for 2020, 2021 and beyond. We will continuously update our overview when new school vacations are announced. The public holidays don’t change unless we spot errors. The school vacations and public holidays are also incorporated in our daily crowd prediction.