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Gandhi Jayanti
Gandhi Jayanti
Observed by India
Significance Honours Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's role in Indian Independence.
Date 2nd of October
Observances Community, historical celebrations.
Related to Republic Day
Independence Day (India)

Gandhi Jayanti is a National Holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation". He was born on October 2, 1869. Hence Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year on the 2nd of October. It is one of the three official declared National Holidays of India and is observed in all Indian states and union territories. The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that the 2nd of October will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.[1]

On this day, in India, liquor is neither sold nor consumed in his honour.


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