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Synonymous with juicy apples, lofty, snow-capped hills and vacation spots such as Shimla, Himachal Pradesh became India’s 18th full-fledged state on January 26, 1950. It was also on that very same day and yearas also on that very same

January

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February HIMACHAL PRADESH, PUNJAB

ARUNACHAL, MIZORAM

RAJASTHAN, BIHAR

Synonymous with juicy apples, lofty, snow-capped hills and vacation spots such as Shimla, Himachal Pradesh became India’s 18th full-fledged state on January 26, 1950. It was also on that very same day and year that Punjab, the land of five rivers renowned for its culture, heritage and spirituality, joined the rank of states.

Arunachal Pradesh, known for pristine nature and as home to the renowned Tawang Monastery, became India’s 24th state on February 20, 1987. Equally rich in its treasure of flora and fauna, Mizoram, another of the seven sister provinces of the North-East, became a state on February 20, 1987.

India’s largest state in terms of area, Rajasthan, the land of kings, attained statehood on March 30, 1949. Heritage gems like Hawa Mahal are magnets for tourists. Bihar, famous as a centre of learning and religion in ancient India, and Orissa were carved out of erstwhile Bengal Presidency on March 22, 1912.

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MAHARASHTRA, GUJARAT

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11 Saturday Second Saturday 14 Tuesday Milad-Ul-Nabi

08 Saturday Second Saturday 27 Thursday Maha Shivratri March 2014 08 Saturday Second Saturday 17 Monday Holi April 2014 08 Tuesday Ram Navami 12 Saturday Second Saturday 13 Sunday Mahavir Jayanti 14 Monday Ambedkar Jayanti / Baisakhi 18 Friday Good Friday May 2014 10 Saturday Second Saturday 14 Wednesday Budha Purnima 16 May - 30 May Summer Vacations June 2014 Summer Holidays July 2014 12 Saturday Second Saturday 29 Tuesday Idu’l Fitr

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15 Friday Independence Day

September 2014 13 Saturday Second Saturday October 2014 02 Thursday Mahatma Gandhi B’day 03 Friday Dussehra 06 Monday ID- ul- Zuha 08 Wednesday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 11 Saturday Second Saturday Diwali break 23 Thursday Diwali 24 Friday Govardhan Pooja 25 Saturday Bhai Dooj November 2014 04 Tuesday Muharram 06 Thursday Guru Nanak’s Birthday 08 Saturday Second Saturday December 2014 13 Saturday Second Saturday 25 Thursday Christmas

TRIPURA

This state is popularly referred to as the ‘Land of Gods’, owing to its profusion of temples, pilgrimage centres and places of immense natural beauty. In the run-up to its formation as India’s 27th state in the year 2000, the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal — the first political party in the campaign for a new hill state — was constituted.

In August 2000, Parliament passed the Bihar reorganisation bill to carve out Jharkhand from Bihar’s northern part. Over 350 years earlier, on Aug 22, 1639, the British East India Company built Fort St George on land acquired from the last king of Chandragiri. It led to the founding of Madras, now known as Chennai.

Tripura, which has a rich tribal culture and fascinating folklore, passed a milestone on September 9, 1949 the royal family of the erstwhile kingdom signed the Tripura Merger Agreement, making the territory a Part C state. Eventually, Tripura became a full-fledged state on January 21, 1972.

October

10 Sunday Rakshabandhan

18 (17??) Monday Janmastami

JHARKHAND, TAMIL NADU

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September

UTTARAKHAND

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August 2014

25 - 31 December Winter Holidays

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December

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ANDHRA, CHHATTISGARH

GOA, NAGALAND

Maharaja Hari Singh, the ruler of the scenic Jammu and Kashmir, referred to as paradise on earth, declared the state’s accession to India on October 27, 1947 due to a tribal invasion from Pakistan. On October 1, 2011, Kerala became the country’s first state to have at least one banking facility in every village.

Andhra Pradesh, which is among India’s largest rice producers, and is also renowned for its numerous shrines and monuments, became a state on November 1, 1956. Chhattisgarh, which dates back to the 4th century AD and was known as South Kosala, came into being as India’s 26th state on November 1, 2000.

India’s smallest state in terms of areas, Goa, observes December 19 as Liberation Day, coinciding with the anniversary of Goa’s liberation from Portuguese rule in 1961. Mountainous Nagaland, established on December 1, 1963 as the country’s 16th state, comprises 16 main tribes each of which has distinct customs and traditions.,

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April General elections likely in April–May

7 February Sochi Winter Olympics

May 27 50th anniversary of Nehru’s death

March 2 (Optional) Oscars 2014

August

Winter Break

04 Tuesday Basant Panchami

Nicknamed ‘the heart of India,’ Madhya Pradesh is India’s second largest in terms of area. On June 1, 1949, India formally took over the former Bhopal State in the wake of the latter’s decision to merge with the Union of India. Bhopal became a key constituent of Madhya Pradesh when it came into being in November 1956.

July

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February 2014

MADHYA PRADESH

Till May 1, 1960, these were parts of a common Bombay province. On that date, however, Bombay province was divided into two states — Maharashtra and Gujarat. Maharashtra is India’s second most populous state, after UP. Gujarat has the longest sea-shore among Indian states.

Holiday List

26-Jan, Sunday Republic Day

June

United Provinces, as the British colonial era state that became modern-day Uttar Pradesh, was constituted on April 1, 1937. The world-famous Taj Mahal is undoubtedly UP’s, and India’s too, most famous building. It was on the same day, but one year earlier, 1936, that modern Odisha was made a separate province in British India.

Major Events of the year

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March

March 16 T20 World Cup cricket

May 24 Men’s Hockey World Cup and the Women’s Hockey World Cup

This year’s calendar has a remarkable similarity with the one that was followed in 1947, the momentous year in which India attained independence from British rule. In other words, just as this year comprises 365 days and January 1 occurred on a Wednesday, the calendar for 1947 was exactly the same. Between 1947 and 2014, there were six such instances – 1958, 1969, 1975, 1986, 1997 and 2003 when the year had 365 days and January 1 occurred on Wednesdays. Taking a view ahead, there will be nine such instances in 2025, 2031, 2042, 2053, 2059, 2070, 2081, 2087 and 2098 over the next 86 years in the 21st century. (Source: www.timeand date.com)

Centenary of world war 1

June 12 Fifa world cup

June 23 Wimbledon

July 5 Fifa world cup

Nov 9 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a heinous symbol of the Cold War

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