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Public Holidays in India in 2018

List of National and regional Public holidays of India in 2018

DayDateHolidayComments
MondayJanuary 01New Year’s DaySeveral states
TuesdayJanuary 02New Year’s CelebrationMizoram Only
TuesdayJanuary 02Mannam JayanthiKerala Only
FridayJanuary 05Guru Gobind Singh JayantiSeveral states
FridayJanuary 12Birthday of Swami VivekanandaWest Bengal only
SundayJanuary 14BhogiAndhra Pradesh, Telangana
SundayJanuary 14PongalAlso known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
SundayJanuary 14SankrantiSeveral states
MondayJanuary 15Thiruvalluvar DayPuducherry, Tamil Nadu
MondayJanuary 15SankrantiSeveral states
MondayJanuary 15Tusu PujaAssam
TuesdayJanuary 16Uzhavar TirunalPuducherry, Tamil Nadu only
WednesdayJanuary 17Sonam LhocharSikkim only. Tamang New Year
MondayJanuary 22Vasant PanchamiSeveral states
MondayJanuary 22Sir Chhotu Ram JayantiHaryana only
TuesdayJanuary 23Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose JayantiAssam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
ThursdayJanuary 25Statehood DayHimachal Pradesh only
FridayJanuary 26Republic Day
WednesdayJanuary 31Me-dam-me-phiAssam. Ancestor festival
WednesdayJanuary 31Guru Ravidas BirthdayHaryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only. Full moon of Magh
TuesdayFebruary 13Maha ShivratriCelebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
WednesdayFebruary 14Maha ShivratriSeveral states
ThursdayFebruary 15Lui-Ngai-NiManipur
FridayFebruary 16LosarSikkim only. Tibetan New Year
MondayFebruary 19Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj JayantiMaharashtra only

 

TuesdayFebruary 20Mizoram State DayMizoram
ThursdayMarch 01HoliJammu Province only
ThursdayMarch 01DoljatraHoli Dahan
FridayMarch 02Holi
FridayMarch 02Chapchar KutMizoram
SaturdayMarch 03Yaosang 2nd dayManipur.
MondayMarch 05Panchayati Raj DiwasOdisha
SundayMarch 18UgadiTelugu and Kannada New Year
SundayMarch 18Cheti ChandGujarat only.
SundayMarch 18Gudi PadwaTelugu and Kannada New Year. Goa
SundayMarch 18Sajibu NongmapanbaManipur. 1st day of the Month of Sajibu
SundayMarch 181st NavratraJammu and Kashmir only
MondayMarch 19Cheti ChandRajasthan, Uttarkhand
TuesdayMarch 20SarhulJharkhand
WednesdayMarch 21Hazrat Ali’s BirthdayUttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad
ThursdayMarch 22Bihar DivasBihar Only
FridayMarch 23Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & SukhdevHaryana only
SaturdayMarch 24Ashoka’s Birth AnniversaryBihar only
SundayMarch 25Ram Navami9th day of the 1st month in the Hindu calendar
MondayMarch 26Ram NavamiSikkim
MondayMarch 26Sri Rama NavamiCelebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
ThursdayMarch 29Mahavir JayantiThe most important religious holiday in Jainism
ThursdayMarch 29Maundy ThursdayKerala only
FridayMarch 30Good FridayFriday before Easter Sunday
SundayApril 01Bank HolidayBanks only. Annual accounts closing

 

SundayApril 01Odisha DayOdisha only. Utkal Divas
MondayApril 02Bank HolidayBanks only. Annual accounts closing
ThursdayApril 05Babu Jagjivan Ram BirthdayAndhra Pradesh, Telangana only
SaturdayApril 14Biju FestivalTripura only
SaturdayApril 14Bohag BihuAssamese New Year. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
SaturdayApril 14Dr Ambedkar JayantiBirthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
SaturdayApril 14Maha Vishuba SankrantiOdisha
SaturdayApril 14Tamil New YearPuthandu. Tamil Nadu only
SaturdayApril 14VaisakhiSeveral states
SundayApril 15Bohag Bihu HolidayAssam only
SundayApril 15Bengali New YearTripura, West Bengal only
SundayApril 15Himachal DayHimachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
SundayApril 15VishuKerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
MondayApril 16Bohag Bihu HolidayAssam only
MondayApril 16Tithi of Damodar DevaAssam only
WednesdayApril 18Parashurama JayantiGujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh
WednesdayApril 18Basava JayanthiKarnataka only. The most important festival of the Lingayats. 3rd Vaiskha
SaturdayApril 21Garia PujaTripura only
MondayApril 23Veer Kunvar Singh JayantiBihar
MondayApril 30Buddha PurnimaBirth of Buddha
TuesdayMay 01Maharashtra DayMaharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960
TuesdayMay 01May DayMany states
WednesdayMay 09Birthday of Rabindra Nath TagoreTripura, West Bengal
WednesdayMay 16State DaySikkim only
SaturdayMay 26Birthday of Kazi Nazrul IslamTripura only.

WednesdayMay 30Janmotsav of Sri Sri Madhav DevAssam only
FridayJune 08Jumat-ul-WidaLast Friday of Ramadam
MondayJune 11Shab-I-QadarJammu and Kashmir. Celebrated on the 27th day of Ramadan
ThursdayJune 14Pahili RajaOdisha
FridayJune 15Idul FitrMany states
FridayJune 15Raja SankrantiOdisha only
SaturdayJune 16Idul FitrSeveral states
SaturdayJune 16Maharana Pratap JayantiHaryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan only
SundayJune 17Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom dayPunjab Only
SundayJune 17Idul Fitr HolidayTelangana
ThursdayJune 28Sant Guru Kabir JayantiGazetted holiday in several states
ThursdayJuly 05Guru Hargobind Ji’s BirthdayJammu and Kashmir
FridayJuly 13Martyr’s DayJammu and Kashmir only
SaturdayJuly 14Ratha YatraOdisha
FridayJuly 20Kharchi PujaTripura only
TuesdayJuly 31Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham SinghHaryana only
SaturdayAugust 04Ker PujaTripura only
MondayAugust 06Bonalu
SaturdayAugust 11Karkkadaka VavuKerala
MondayAugust 13Patriot’s DayManipur
WednesdayAugust 15Independence Day
FridayAugust 17Parsi New YearJamshed Navroz. Gujarat, Mumbai Only
WednesdayAugust 22Idul JuhaBakrid. Many states
ThursdayAugust 23Idul Juha HolidayJammu and Kashmir
FridayAugust 24First OnamKerala only. Harvest Festival

SaturdayAugust 25ThiruvonamKerala only. Harvest Festival
SundayAugust 26Raksha BandhanSeveral states. Shravana Purnima
SundayAugust 26Third OnamKerala only. Harvest Festival
MondayAugust 27Sree Narayana Guru JayantiKerala only
TuesdayAugust 28Ayankali JayanthiKerala only
FridayAugust 31Tithi of Sri Sri Madhav DevAssam only
SundaySeptember 02Sreekrishna JayanthiKerala, Odisha. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
SundaySeptember 02JanmashtamiTamil Nadu. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
MondaySeptember 03JanmashtamiCelebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
TuesdaySeptember 11MuharramObserved mainly by the Shia Muslim community
TuesdaySeptember 11Tithi of Shrimanta Shankar DevAssam only
TuesdaySeptember 11Tithi of Srimatna SankardevAssam only
ThursdaySeptember 13Ganesh ChaturthiVarasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
FridaySeptember 14NuakhaiOdisha only. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi
WednesdaySeptember 19Ramdev Jayanti and Teja DashmiRajasthan
WednesdaySeptember 19Janmostav of Srimatna SankardevAssam only
ThursdaySeptember 20Muharram (10th Day)Day of Ashurah
ThursdaySeptember 20KaramJharkhand. 11th day of full moon in the month of Bhadro
FridaySeptember 21Sree Narayana Guru SamadhiKerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
FridaySeptember 21MuharramMany states
SundaySeptember 23Haryana’s Heroes’ Martyrdom DayHaryana only
TuesdayOctober 02Mahatma Gandhi BirthdayGandhi Jayanti
MondayOctober 08MahalayaKarnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
TuesdayOctober 09Bathukamma Starting dayNine days before Durgastami
WednesdayOctober 10Maharaja Agrasen JayanatiHaryana, Rajasthan only

 

TuesdayOctober 16Maha SaptamiSeveral states
WednesdayOctober 17DurgastamiSeveral states
ThursdayOctober 18Ayudha PujaSeveral states
ThursdayOctober 18MahanavamiSeveral states. Ninth Day of Dussehra
ThursdayOctober 18Navami of Durga PujaSeveral states
ThursdayOctober 18DussheraVijaya Dashmi. Several states
ThursdayOctober 18Kati BihuAssam only
FridayOctober 19Durga PujaMahastami. Sikkim only
FridayOctober 19DussehraDasara/Vijaya Dashami
SaturdayOctober 20Durga Puja HolidaySikkim, Tripura
MondayOctober 22Durga Puja HolidayTripura
TuesdayOctober 23Durga Puja HolidayTripura
WednesdayOctober 24Lakshmi PujaOdisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
WednesdayOctober 24Maharishi Valmiki BirthdayDelhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
WednesdayOctober 31Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s BirthdayGujarat only.
ThursdayNovember 01Haryana DayHaryana only.
ThursdayNovember 01Kannada RajyothsavaBangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
ThursdayNovember 01KutManipur
TuesdayNovember 06Narak ChaturdashiKarnataka
TuesdayNovember 06Kali PujaAssam, West Bengal. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
TuesdayNovember 06DeepavaliSeveral states
WednesdayNovember 07Kali PujaOdisha. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
WednesdayNovember 07DeepavaliTelengana
WednesdayNovember 07DeewaliMany states
ThursdayNovember 08DeepavaliMaharashtra, Sikkim

 

ThursdayNovember 08Vikram Samvat New YearGujarat only.
ThursdayNovember 08Vishvakarma DayGovardhan Puja
ThursdayNovember 08BalipadyamiKarnataka
FridayNovember 09Bhai BijSeveral states
FridayNovember 09Deewali HolidayRajasthan, Sikkim
FridayNovember 09Ningol ChakkoubaManipur. 2nd day of the lunar month of Hiyanggei
FridayNovember 09Vishvakarma DayHaryana
TuesdayNovember 13Chhath PujaBihar, Jharkhand
WednesdayNovember 14Chhath PujaBihar
TuesdayNovember 20Id-e-MiladKerala
WednesdayNovember 21Id-e-Milad
FridayNovember 23Guru Nanak BirthdayThe Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
FridayNovember 23Rasa PurnimaOdisha only
FridayNovember 23Friday after Eid e-Milad-un NabiJammu and Kashmir only
SaturdayNovember 24Lachit DivasAssam only
MondayNovember 26Kanakadasa JayanthiKarnataka only
SaturdayDecember 01State Inauguration DayNagaland
SundayDecember 02Asom DivasAssam only
MondayDecember 03World Disabled DayTripura only
MondayDecember 03Feast of St Francis XavierGoa only.
WednesdayDecember 05Birthday of Sheikh Mohammad AbdullahJammu and Kashmir
WednesdayDecember 12Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur JiPunjab only
WednesdayDecember 19Goa Liberation DayGoa only
MondayDecember 24Christmas EveMizoram
TuesdayDecember 25Christmas DayObserved in all states
WednesdayDecember 26Boxing DayMizoram, Telangana