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Himachal Pradesh 2022 Public Holidays Announced

Source: The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government (Shimla)
Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: January 3, 2022


The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh, via the Government Order No. GAD- A(F)12-1/2021, signed by the Chief Secretary to the Government of Himachal Pradesh, Ram Subhag Singh, has announced the public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in the State of Himachal Pradesh as gazetted holidays during the upcoming calendar year 2022.

The aforementioned notification of 2022 public holidays in Himachal Pradesh is contained in the Government Order No. GAD- A(F)12-1/2021, and reads as follows in its preamble: "The Governor, Himachal Pradesh is pleased to order that the holidays as listed in Annexure-I, will be observed as ‘Gazetted Holidays’ during the Calendar Year-2022, in the State of Himachal Pradesh.".

As per custom (2020-11-13, 2019-11-15, 2018-12-10, 2017-09-17, 2016-10-03, 2012-09-02 and 2011-09-18), the state of Himachal Pradesh observes the northern version of Diwali which, in 2021, will occur on the same date as the southern Deepavali (2016-11-15).

Annexure III contains the list of Restricted Holidays in 2022 in Himachal Pradesh and also includes some holidays that are restricted to women ("Gazetted Holidays for the Year-2022 for women employees working in all Government Offices / Boards/Corporations/Educational Institutions in H.P. These will also be holidays for women employees under Section 25 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 and also to daily waged women employees.").

The list of 2022 public holidays in Himachal Pradesh may be amended, later in the year, as was the case for the list of Himachal Pradesh public holidays of this year (2021-09-16, 2021-08-16, 2021-06-11, 2021-01-07 and 2021-01-06).



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