School Holidays India 2020 – 2021

School Holidays India 2020 – 2021

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

School ScheduleDateRemarks
Start of SchoolApril to JuneStart of School Year different per region
Christmas BreakEnd of December to early JanuaryDates very per region / state
Summer breakMay to JuneDepends 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.

DescriptionCountryStart dateEnd dateScopeRemarkProvinces
Christmas HolidaysIndia2020-12-192021-03-01NationalDates might slightly very per region
Christmas HolidaysIndia2021-12-182022-01-02NationalTBC Dates might slightly very per region
Dasara HolidaysIndia2020-10-152020-10-25LimitedAndhra Pradesh
Dasara HolidaysIndia2020-10-152020-10-25LimitedMadhya Pradesh
Dasara HolidaysIndia2020-10-152020-10-25LimitedTelangana
Diwali HolidaysIndia2020-11-142020-11-19LimitedMultiple states
Durga PujaIndia2020-10-222020-10-26LimitedWest Bengal, Odisha
Ganesh Chatturthi Festival BreakIndia2020-08-212020-08-26LimitedGoa
Onam HolidaysIndia2020-08-302020-09-02LimitedKerala
Pongal HolidaysIndia2020-01-112020-01-20LimitedAndhra Pradesh
Sankranthi HolidaysIndia2020-01-122020-01-16LimitedTelangana
Spring BreakIndia2020-03-092020-03-13LimitedMaharashtra
Spring BreakIndia2020-04-102020-04-19LimitedPunjab
Summer HolidaysIndia2020-05-022020-07-05NationalDates very per region
Summer HolidaysIndia2021-05-012021-07-04NationalTBC – 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.



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