Don’t Worry Your Holidays are Safe. Ignore that SMS

No space for new messagesMultiple instances of this SMS landed in my mobile’s inbox:

Sare papo ka saja agle saal milegi
holidays in 2010
26jan-sun
16mar-sun/holi
1may-sun
15aug-sun
2oct-sun
17octsun/dussera
5nov-sun/diwali
25dec-sunday

And in our holiday-obsessed nation it is spreading like wildfire.

But the fact is that most of the date-day combinations do not hold true in the calendar for 2010.

Here’s the official version [PDF] of the holidays in 2010.

Republic Day – January 26, Tuesday

Holi – March 1, Monday

May Day – May 1, Saturday

Independence Day – August 15, Sunday

Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday – October 2, Saturday

Dussehra – October 17, Sunday

Diwali – November 5, Friday

Christmas – December 25, Saturday

So relax, most of the holidays (for those with a six-day week) are still safe. And just don’t frantically forward any SMS that comes you way.

Damn, for a moment I too was scared. Whew!

  • dwaipayan

    nice one