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Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday in India celebrated on the 2nd of October each year. It marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who is widely regarded as the Father of the Nation in India. Here is the origin and history of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti in India:

  1. Mahatma Gandhi: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat. He played a pivotal role in India's freedom struggle and became an iconic figure through his philosophy of nonviolence and principles of truth, peace, and equality.

  2. Advocacy of Nonviolence: Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence, known as Satyagraha, became a powerful tool in the Indian independence movement. He employed nonviolent protests, civil disobedience, and fasting as means to challenge British rule and to inspire people to fight for justice and freedom.

  3. Influence on Indian Independence Movement: Mahatma Gandhi's leadership and principles had a profound impact on the Indian National Congress and the broader independence movement. He united people across different backgrounds and encouraged them to join the struggle for self-rule.

  4. Role in the Salt March: One of the most significant events associated with Mahatma Gandhi's fight for independence was the Salt March or Dandi March. In 1930, Gandhi led a march of thousands of people to protest against the British monopoly on salt production and to promote self-reliance. This event drew global attention and strengthened the national movement.

  5. Martyrdom and Legacy: Sadly, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist who opposed his views. His martyrdom deepened the reverence and respect for him, making him an immortal symbol of peace, truth, and nonviolence.

  6. Establishment of Gandhi Jayanti: In 1949, the Indian government declared October 2 as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, to honor Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary. The day serves as a tribute to his life, teachings, and contributions to India's freedom struggle and the world.

  7. Celebrations and Commemoration: Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated throughout India with reverence and respect for Mahatma Gandhi's ideals. The day typically begins with prayer services and tributes at Raj Ghat, the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi. Various institutions, organizations, and educational institutions hold programs, seminars, and cultural events to promote Gandhian philosophy, nonviolence, and communal harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti provides an opportunity for the nation to reflect on the values and principles that Mahatma Gandhi stood for. It is a day to remember his teachings, promote peace, nonviolence, and work towards building a just and harmonious society.

List of dates

Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Wednesday Oct 2, 2024 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 5 months from now
2025 Thursday Oct 2, 2025 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 1 year from now
2026 Friday Oct 2, 2026 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 2 years from now
2027 Saturday Oct 2, 2027 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 3 years from now
2028 Monday Oct 2, 2028 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 4 years from now
2029 Tuesday Oct 2, 2029 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 5 years from now
2030 Wednesday Oct 2, 2030 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 6 years from now
2031 Thursday Oct 2, 2031 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 7 years from now
2032 Saturday Oct 2, 2032 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 8 years from now
2033 Sunday Oct 2, 2033 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 9 years from now
2034 Monday Oct 2, 2034 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 10 years from now
2035 Tuesday Oct 2, 2035 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 11 years from now
2036 Thursday Oct 2, 2036 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 12 years from now
2037 Friday Oct 2, 2037 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 13 years from now
2038 Saturday Oct 2, 2038 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 14 years from now
2039 Sunday Oct 2, 2039 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 15 years from now
2023 Monday Oct 2, 2023 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 6 months ago
2022 Sunday Oct 2, 2022 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 1 year ago
2021 Saturday Oct 2, 2021 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 2 years ago
2020 Friday Oct 2, 2020 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 3 years ago
2019 Wednesday Oct 2, 2019 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 4 years ago
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Notice, in particular, conversion from the other calendar to the Gregorian calendar, there may be discrepancies.