The eighth month of the calendar year has quite a few holidays. 15th August is a national holiday as the entire country celebrates its Independence Day. Apart from that, the regional holidays vary as per the customs and traditions of different states. Thus, festival holidays may differ from one state to another.
|15 Aug||Thursday||Independence Day|
|17 Aug||Saturday||Parsi New Year|
|12 Aug||Monday||Id ul zuha/Bakrid||many states|
|15 Aug||Thursday||Raksha Bandhan||many states|
|24 Aug||Friday||Janmashtami||many states|
|28 Aug||Wednesday||Ayankali Jayanthi||Kerala|
|13 - 08 - 2019||Tuesday||Patriots Day||Manipur|
|03 - 08 - 2019||Saturday||Haryali Teej||Haryana|
|15 - 08 - 2019||Thursday||Independence Day||National|
|16 - 08 - 2019||Friday||De Jure Transfer Day||Pondicherry|
|17 - 08 - 2019||Saturday||Parsi New Year||Maharashtra, Gujarat|
|12 - 08 - 2019||Monday||Bakrid||National except for Sikkim, Pondicherry, Dama, and Diu|
|13 - 08 - 2019||Thursday||Bakrid||J&K|
|24 - 08 - 2019||Saturday||Janmashtami||Kerela, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Assam, Haryana|
|15 - 08 - 2019||Thursday||Raksha Bandhan||Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Daman, and Diu, Uttar Pradesh|
|15 - 08 - 2019||Thursday||Jhulan Purnima||Odisha|
|28 - 08 - 2019||Monday||Ayankali Jayanti||Kerala|
Note: Banks have holidays on second and fourth Saturdays too.
Description of Holidays in August
Independence Day: The British colonizers left India on 15th August 1947 and thus the country celebrates its Independence Day on 15th August every year.
Parsi New Year: Parsi New Year is a regional holiday celebrated in Maharashtra. The other name of this festival is 'Jamshed Navroz,' named after the legendary King of Persia.
Raksha Bandhan: Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival celebrated in many states. It celebrates the bond of the relationship between brothers and sisters as sisters tie a 'Rakhi' on the wrists of their brothers and the brothers vow to protect their sisters.