Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti: Top 7 Glimpses of Celebration Events

Gandhi Jayanti is a national event of India for celebrating the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi every year on 2nd October, honoring his role in Indian Independence.

There are three national holidays that are declared officially and celebrated throughout India. One of them is Gandhi Jayanti which is observed along with Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti. The other two are Independence Day on 15 August and Republic Day on 26 January.

As announced by UN General Assembly on 15 June 2007, this day is also celebrated globally as the International Day of Non-Violence.

(Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti: Top 7 Glimpses of Celebration Events) Gandhi Ji in three poses: Gandhiji with his stick wearing dhoti and round spectacles on bald hairstyle; Mahatma Gandhi making thread with his charkha; Gandhi writing something on a paper while sitting in dhoti
Mahatma Gandhi in various poses with his iconic round spectacles, dhoti, and lathi (stick) in hands!
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti: Quick Glance
Also Known As
Gandhi Jayanti, Ahimsa Day
Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, Tribute to Freedom Fighter Gandhi Ji for his role in Indian Independence
Event Type
Indian, National
Observed By
Especially by Indians, Marked Internationally too
Yes (National Holiday)
2nd October
Dates in various years
2 October 2020, 2 October 2021
Occurrence/ Frequency
Other Correlated Event
Lal Bahadur Shashtri Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti


The legends like Mahatma Gandhi are not witnessed or heard of any other day. Their stories also are not merely a biography; they are the lifetime learnings that are so powerful that can play the role of a life-changer in someone's life. Such people live larger than life and leave larger than ancient heritage behind.

And so their lives are preserved by memorizing their life events and heroic deeds which make them a legendary icon so that a common can learn about them and lay stronger foundations of his life by getting inspired of their efforts for bringing the "change".

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti is also one of those efforts that are made to keep our Baapu, our father alive among us by following his principles and inculcating his teachings into life.

In this Snehapost, we will know how Gandhi Jayanti is observed at various levels of the country, involving everyone including leaders, politicians, officials, and even students.

Let's know how India celebrates Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, paying homage to their Father of Nation. Here are the top 7 glimpses of Gandhi Jayanti celebration events!

Ahimsa Day Celebration

The day is celebrated as Ahimsa Day. The Institute of Jainology honors individuals with the Ahimsa Award for promoting and/or embodying the principles of non-violence.

Public Holiday

Where offices and institutions celebrate Gandhi Jayanti by organizing events in his memories, public buildings, post offices, and banks remain closed, observing the national holiday.

Gandhi Ji Gets Revered

The statues of Mahatma Gandhi are cleaned and decorated with garlands and flowers throughout India.

Tribute and Prayer Services

Although the tribute is given to Gandhi Ji and the prayer meetings are held all around the nation for memorizing Gandhiji, yet the tribute and prayer service at Gandhi Memorial Raj Ghaat remains the center of attraction in New Delhi where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.

Observances and Celebrations

Gandhi Jayanti is observed in all the 27 states and 7 Union territories of India. These 36 Indian cities become one for observing the Gandhi Jayanti, revering the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

Ceremonial Activities

Other than prayer services, many commemorative ceremonies and competitions are organized by officials in Government institutions, colleges, schools, and socio-political organizations.

Among all the activities and competitions, the most famous one remains the essay competition and speech performances. Many kids take the appearance of Gandhi, wearing his dhoti and donning his no-hair hairstyle with a stick in the hand and spectacles on the nose.

The best representation is given the awards.

The artists also make paintings of Gandhiji.

People prepare plays, depicting him as the promoter of non-violence. Many portray him as a revolutionary icon that played one of the most important roles in the independence of India.

Dedication by Common People

The contribution of Gandhi Ji is significant not only as a freedom fighter but also as a healthy lifestyle promoter. Those who learn about him through his biography or personal life’s events, they also avoid eating meat and drinking alcohol, as he supported in his own life.

The Song of the Day

Officials and kids do remember him singing his favorite bhajan lines “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram”.

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