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Kerala 2021 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Government of Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram)
Posted: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: January 13, 2021


The Government of India's state of Kerala, via the G.O. (P) No.15/2020/GAD. and the G.O. (P) No.16/2020/GAD., dated Thiruvananthapuram, 22 October, 2020, has announced its annual list of "Public Holidays Under Negotiable Instruments Act in Kerala for the Calendar year 2021" and "Public Holidays to the Public Offices under the Government of Kerala during the Calendar year 2021".

The aforementioned notifications ("Under the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Central Act 26 of 1881) read with the Notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs No. 20/25/56/Pub-1 dated 8th June 1957, the Government of Kerala are hereby pleased to declare that in addition to Sundays, expressly defined as Public Holidays in the said explanation, the following days shall be Public Holidays Under Negotiable Instruments Act in Kerala for the Calendar year 2021." as well as Government are pleased to notify that the days enumerated below will be observed as Public Holidays to the Public Offices under the Government of Kerala during the Calendar year 2021), as in previous years (2019-11-07, 2018-10-20, 2017-10-13, 2016-11-17, 2014-11-04, 2010-10-04), is contained in a G.O.(P), signed on behalf of the Governor, by the Principal Secretary to Government, K. R. Jyothilal.

Also as usual, the Government Order specifies that "The following festivals/occasions which fall on Public Holidays (Sundays) have been excluded from the above list. The branches of Banks, which work on those days will observe Holiday for the same days".



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