Gandhi Jayanti, 2 October, is a national festival celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the “Father of the Nation” and our biggest Icon. It is one of the three national holidays of the country. 

Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday (Gandhi Jayanti or Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti)

Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday (Gandhi Jayanti or Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti) is one of the three national holidays of the country on October 2 each year. It marks the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth on October 2, 1869. Bapu (Gandhi Ji) is remembered for his esteemed contributions towards the Indian freedom struggle. He was a real hero, will always be remembered with Existance of India.

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Why do we celebrate Gandhi Jayanti in India?

Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the “Father of the Nation”. 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.

What do People do?

Indians celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday across India. This day marks many Events such as:

  • Prayer services, commemorative ceremonies and tributes at locations all over India.
  • Art exhibitions and essay competitions.
  • The presentation of awards to projects stimulating a non-violent way of life.
  • The showing of films and book readings on Mahatma Gandhi’s life and achievements.

People also avoid eating meat or drinking alcohol on October 2 in the Honor of Vegan Mahatma Gandhi.

Videos on Gandhiji

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Best Quotes, Speech on 2nd October (Gandhi Jayanti)

I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life

Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

You must not lose faith in humanity.

Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.

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Is 2nd October is a national holiday?

  Yes it is. Gandhi Jayanti is observed yearly on 2 October. It is one of the three official declared national holidays of India, observed in all of its states and union territories. The other two are Independence Day (15 August) and Republic Day (26 January).    

Gandhi Jayanti Wishes Messages

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