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LONG WEEKENDS IN 2015

This post is written by Laksh Fomra, Manager – Marketing & Communications at Haptik.

It’s time we gave you the biggest reason to love 2015 and if you thought 2014 was great in this respect, you’re in for a better year. You can thank us later, but here is a list of all the long weekends in 2015; packed with three-to-four day weekends and if you take a couple of days off and/or strategically fall sick you’re looking at a whooping 58 DAYS.

So if you’ve always wanted to travel or just take a couple of days to rejuvenate, 2015 is not going to disappoint. And if you’re looking at a long holiday, this Diwali actually gives you 9 Days on the trot! Here it goes –

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January:

  • 23 Jan, Friday — Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti (If you’re in Kolkata)
    24 Jan, Saturday
    25 Jan, Sunday
    26 Jan, Monday — Republic Day

February:

  • 14 Feb, Saturday
    15 Feb, Sunday
    16 Feb, Monday — Skip work (Because you know, recovering from the Big V Day)
    17 Feb, Tuesday — Maha Shivratri

March:

  • 6 March, Friday — Holi
    7 March, Saturday
    8 March, Sunday

April:

  • 3 April, Friday — Good Friday
    4 April, Saturday
    5 April, Sunday
  • 11 April, Saturday
    12 April, Sunday
    13 April, Monday — Time to plan your fever
    14 April, Tuesday— Ambedkar Jayanti, Tamil New Year.

May:

  • 1 May, Friday — Labour Day; Maharashtra Day
    2 May, Saturday
    3 May, Sunday
    4 May, Monday — Buddha Purnima

August:

  • 15 August, Saturday
    16 August, Sunday
    17 August, Monday — Skip work; you haven’t had a break since May y’know!
    18 August, Tuesday — Parsi New Year

September:

  • 17 September, Thursday — Ganesh Chaturthi
    18 September, Friday — You have a physio visit scheduled? Ummm…
    19 September, Saturday
    20 September, Sunday
  • 24 September, Thursday — Bakri Id
    25 September, Friday — You have a physio visit every Friday? The back’s been giving you trouble, remember?
    26 September, Saturday
    27 September, Sunday

October:

  • 2 October, Friday — Gandhi Jayanti
    3 October, Saturday
    4 October, Sunday
  • 22 October, Thursday—Dussehra
    23 October, Friday — Damn it! The physio again!
    24 October, Saturday
    25 October, Sunday

November:

  • 7 November, Saturday
    8 November, Sunday
    9 November, Monday — Dhanteras
    10 November, Tuesday — Naraka Chaturdashi or Big Family Get together
    11 November, Wednesday—Diwali (Lakshmi Puja)
    12 November, Thursday—Diwali (Balipratipada)
    13 November, Friday—Diwali (Bhaidooj)
    14 November, Saturday
    15 November, Sunday

December:

  • 24 December, Thursday — Eid-e-Milad
    25 December, Friday — Christmas
    26 December, Saturday
    27 December, Sunday

So well, that’s 14 long weekends in all, and if you decide to turn religious/patriotic/terminally ill at the right points in time you’re going to be having one hell of a year. As for me? Looks like I just turned myself into Long Weekend Prison by showing all my cards, hopefully HR won’t notice!