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” who is commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu. He was born on October 2, 1869.
Hence Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year on 2 October. It is one of the three official declared National Holidays of India and is observed in all Indian states and union territories. Other two being the Independence Day (August 15) and the Republic Day (January 26).
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. (Source: Wikipedia.org)
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