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Bhai Duj 2024 in India

Bhai Duj (Bhau beej, Bhai Dooj, Bhai Bij, Bhaubeej, Bhav Bij, Bhai phota, Bhaiya Dooj) is a Hindu festival that celebrates the affection between a brother and a sister on the second day after the new moon in the Hindu month of Kartika (October/November). It falls on the fifth and/or last day of the five-day-long Diwali festival.

Is Bhai Duj a Public Holiday?

Bhai Duj is an optional holiday. Employment and holiday laws in India allow employees to choose a limited number of holidays from a list of optional holidays. Some employees may choose to take the day off on this day, however, most offices and businesses remain open.

Brother and sister

Bhai Duj celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters.

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About Bhai Duj

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Bhai Duj Observances

Note: Individuals can take a limited number of restricted holidays but government offices and most businesses remain open. This system gives individuals the flexibility to take time off to celebrate a holiday within India's vast religious and cultural society.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2019TueOct 29Bhai DujRestricted Holiday
2020MonNov 16Bhai DujRestricted Holiday
2021SatNov 6Bhai DujRestricted Holiday
2022WedOct 26Bhai DujRestricted Holiday
2023WedNov 15Bhai DujRestricted Holiday
2024SunNov 3Bhai DujRestricted Holiday
2025ThuOct 23Bhai DujRestricted Holiday
2026WedNov 11Bhai DujRestricted Holiday
2027SunOct 31Bhai DujRestricted Holiday
2028ThuOct 19Bhai DujRestricted Holiday
2029WedNov 7Bhai DujRestricted Holiday

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