Gandhi Jayanti is a national festival celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the “Father of the Nation”. It is one of the three national holidays of the country. Though the title is not officially declared, as the Constitution of India does not permit a father of nation, it is mostly conferred to him. The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that 2 October will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.
2016 Date: October 2, 2016
2017 Date: October 2, 2017
Observances: Community, Historical Celebrations
Type of holiday: Birth anniversary celebration
Related to: International Day of Non-Violence, Republic Day, Indian Independence Day