Mumbai, well known as the capital city of Maharashtra, the gateway to India and the Financial and commercial capital of India, brings to you the most breathtaking beaches and picturesque views. The city is beautified by the outstanding man-made structures. Mumbai is indeed the epitome of "Unity in Diversity", as people from all cities, with different cultures, religions and economic background drop in here to try their luck and it accepts them all with open arms. Therefore, it is fondly referred to as "City of Dreams". Derived its name from the Hindu Goddess Mumba Devi, this city was previously addressed as Bombay, the name given by a Portuguese. Mumbai shows the classic work of architectural styles with a tinge of modernity, majority of these designs even have, ages old Gothic influences. Here lies one of the largest film industries in the world. Mumbai is a home to Bollywood, which produces over 300 films a year. This place is said to be heart of all creative things; from craft to artistic activities, from documentary to full on entertainment films, and from literary to theatre; it has preserved all. The affluent legacy can be witnessed in the museums, art galleries and libraries in Mumbai. Due to this vibrancy and liveliness, the city of Mumbai draws towards it the travellers and tourists. It showcases unique multi-cultural lifestyle and the true flavour of oneness.
This commercial capital of India has a minimum of 21 holidays round the year. The dates of festivals keep changing each year. Mentioned below is the list of holidays in Mumbai that are approved by the government of Maharashtra. Also mentioned are the national holidays when the offices and commercial set ups are entirely shut, and Mumbai enjoys a vacation. So, if you wish to cherish the vivacity of Mumbai, during its holidays, or avoid the festival rush; here goes the list that you might want to refer to. You can plan your trip accordingly, ensuring that you don't encounter problems during your visit due to holidays in Mumbai.
Mentioned below is the list of Mumbai holidays for your reference, so that you can plan your trip to this lively town accordingly.
- Republic Day - January 26
- Independence Day - August 15
- Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti - October 2
- Bakri-Id (Id-ul-zuha)
- Gudi Padwa
- Ram Navmi
- Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti - April 14
- Good Friday
- Maharashtra Day - May 1
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti - May 5
- Buddha Purnima
- Parsi New Year
- Ganesh Chaturthi
- Guru Nanak Jayanti - November 11
- Christmas - December 25