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With the year of long weekends coming to an end, it seems like there is reason to get gloomy. Yet, with some amazing holidays coming up in 2016 that could make long weekends even longer ones, happiness seems to be coming in plenty. From Pongal that falls on January 15, Friday, the year begins with a long weekend, so make sure you take your first trip then. They say the year will be just as it starts. So if you take a trip as the year begins, chances are your year will be filled with trips. Also Read - Nia Sharma Dances On The Street of Mumbai To The Song 'Walk', Viral Video Breaks Internet | WATCH

Vasant Panchami comes next on February 12, Friday that allows you make yet another weekend getaway. With almost every month providing one long weekend, the year of long weekends has just extended to two years of long weekends and while you may not necessarily get all of them, we hope you plan ahead and ensure you take at least a few weekends off from the fast pace of work and college life.

While you’re planning your trips, make sure you take some time off to plan your finances as well. Who knows, you might just end up saving enough to take an international trip too. But the best piece of information is this. If you’re planning trips, don’t forget to keep checking for our amazing lists of festivals in every month. Stay tuned!

DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday type
01/JanFridayNew Year’s DayRestricted Holiday
14/JanThursdayMakar SankrantiRestricted Holiday
15/JanFridayPongalRestricted Holiday
16/JanSaturdayGuru Govind Singh JayantiRestricted Holiday
26/JanTuesdayRepublic DayGazetted Holiday
08/FebMondayChinese New YearObservance
12/FebFridayVasant PanchamiRestricted Holiday
14/FebSundayValentine’s DayObservance
19/FebFridayShivaji JayantiRestricted Holiday
22/FebMondayGuru Ravidas JayantiRestricted Holiday
04/MarFridayMaharishi Dayanand Saraswati JayantiRestricted Holiday
07/MarMondayMaha Shivaratri/ ShivaratriGazetted Holiday
20/MarSundayMarch equinoxSeason
23/MarWednesdayHolika DahanaRestricted Holiday
24/MarThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance, Christian
24/MarThursdayDolyatraRestricted Holiday
25/MarFridayGood FridayGazetted Holiday
27/MarSundayEaster DayRestricted Holiday
08/AprFridayChaitra SukhladiRestricted Holiday
13/AprWednesdayVaisakhiRestricted Holiday
14/AprThursdayMesadi/ VaisakhadiRestricted Holiday
14/AprThursdayAmbedkar JayantiObservance
15/AprFridayRama NavamiGazetted Holiday
20/AprWednesdayMahavir JayantiGazetted Holiday
21/AprThursdayHazarat Ali’s BirthdayRestricted Holiday
23/AprSaturdayFirst day of PassoverObservance
01/MaySundayMay DayObservance
08/MaySundayMother’s DayObservance
08/MaySundayBirthday of RavindranathRestricted Holiday
21/MaySaturdayBuddha Purnima/ VesakGazetted Holiday
19/JunSundayFather’s DayObservance
20/JunMondayJune SolsticeSeason
01/JulFridayJamat Ul-VidaRestricted Holiday
06/JulWednesdayRath YatraRestricted Holiday
08/JulFridayRamzan Id/ Eid-ul-FitarMuslim, Common Local holidays
07/AugSundayFriendship DayObservance
15/AugMondayIndependence DayGazetted Holiday
15/AugMondayThanksgiving DayObservance
17/AugWednesdayParsi New YearRestricted Holiday
18/AugThursdayRaksha Bandhan (Rakhi)Restricted Holiday
25/AugThursdayJanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
05/SepMondayGanesh Chaturthi/ Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday
12/SepMondayBakr Id/ Eid ul-AdhaGazetted Holiday
14/SepWednesdayOnamRestricted Holiday
22/SepThursdaySeptember equinoxSeason
02/OctSundayMahatma Gandhi JayantiGazetted Holiday
11/OctTuesdayDussehra (Maha Navami)Gazetted Holiday
12/OctWednesdayMuharram/ AshuraGazetted Holiday
16/OctSundayMaharishi Valmiki JayantiRestricted Holiday
19/OctWednesdayKaraka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)Restricted Holiday
29/OctSaturdayNaraka ChaturdasiRestricted Holiday
30/OctSundayDiwali/ DeepavaliGazetted Holiday
31/OctMondayGovardhan PujaRestricted Holiday
01/NovTuesdayBhai DujRestricted Holiday
06/NovSundayChhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/ Surya Sashthi)Restricted Holiday
24/NovThursdayGuru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayRestricted Holiday
13/DecTuesdayMilad un-Nabi/ Id-e-MiladGazetted Holiday
21/DecWednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
24/DecSaturdayChristmas EveRestricted Holiday
25/DecSundayFirst Day of HanukkahObservance
25/DecSundayChristmasGazetted Holiday
31/DecSaturdayNew Year’s EveObservance, Christian

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