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India bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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India Public Holidays in 2018 Observance*
Jan.    Mon New Year's Day (PY TN TS) Regional
        Tue Mannam Jayanti (KL) Regional
        Fri Guru Govind Singh Jayanti (CH HR JK) Regional
        Fri Swami Vivekananda Jayanti (WB) Regional
        Sun Sankranti / Pongal (PY TN) Regional
        Sun Bhogi / Bogi Pandigai (AP TS) Regional
        Sun Makara Samkranti / Magh Bihu (GJ) Regional
        Mon Sankranti / Pongal (AP) Regional
        Mon Thiruvalluvar Day / Mattu Pongal (KL* PY TN) Regional
        Mon Makara Samkranti / Magh Bihu (KA TS) Regional
        Tue Uzhavar Thirunal (TN) Regional
        Tue Kanuma Panduga / Tusu Puja (AP) Regional
        Mon Vasant Panchami / Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti / Saraswati Puja (BR HR JH OR WB) Regional
        Tue Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti (OR WB) Regional
        Thu Statehood Day (HP) Regional
        Fri Republic Day (National Day)
        Wed Guru Ravidas Jayanti (CH HP HR PB) Regional
        Wed Public Holiday (Mourning for Sonam Dawa Lonpo) (JK) Regional
Feb.    Tue Maha Shivaratri (AP BR DL GA GJ HP JH JK KA KL MH RJ TS) Regional
        Wed Maha Shivaratri (CG CH HR MP OR PB UK UP) Regional
        Mon Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (MH) Regional
Mar.    Thu Dolapurnima / Doljatra / Holika Dahan / Holi (JH OR RJ TS UP) Regional
        Fri Holi / Dhuleti (CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH MH MP OR PB RJ UK UP) Regional
        Fri Dolapurnima / Doljatra / Holika Dahan / Holi (AP BR CG WB) Regional
        Sat Holi / Dhuleti (BR CG) Regional
        Mon Panchayati Raj Divas (OR) Regional
        Sun Gudi Padva / Ugadi / Chetti Chand / 1st Navratra (AP GA GJ JK KA MH TS) Regional
        Sun Telugu New Year (TN) Regional
        Mon Gudi Padva / Ugadi / Chetti Chand / 1st Navratra (MP RJ) Regional
        Tue Sarhul (JH) Regional
        Wed Hazrat Alis Birthday (UP) Regional
        Wed Nauroz (JK) Regional
        Thu Bihar Day (BR) Regional
        Fri Death of Sardar Bhagat Singh (HR) Regional
        Sun Ram Navami (BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ UK UP) Regional
        Mon Ram Navami (AP TS) Regional
        Thu Mahavir Jayanti / Janma Kalyanak (BR CG CH DL GJ HR JH KA MH MP PB RJ TN UP) Regional
        Thu Maundy Thursday (KL) Regional
        Fri Good Friday (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP JH KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
Apr.    Sun Utkal Dibas / Orissa Day (OR) Regional
        Mon Annual Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) Banks
        Thu Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanthi (AP TS) Regional
        Fri Mairaj-ul-Alam / Shab-i-Meiraj (JK) Regional
        Sat Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (AP BR CG GA GJ HP HR JH JK KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Sat Tamil New Year (PY TN) Regional
        Sat Maha Visubha Sankranti (OR) Regional
        Sat Vaisakhi / Baisakhi (HR JK MP PB) Regional
        Sun Bengali New Year / Masadi (WB) Regional
        Sun Vishu / Vishu 2nd Day (KL) Regional
        Sun Himachal Day (HP) Regional
        Wed Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti (GJ HP HR RJ) Regional
        Wed Basava Jayanti (KA) Regional
        Mon Buddha Purnima (BR CG DL HP JK MH MP UK UP WB) Regional
May     Tue May Day / Labor Day (BR GA KA KL PY TN WB) Regional
        Tue Maharashtra Din (MH) Regional
        Wed Public Holiday (Panchayat Polls) (WB) Regional
        Wed Lok Nayak Maharana Pratap Jayanti (UP) Regional
        Wed Rabindra Nath Tagore Jayanti (WB) Regional
        Sat Public Holiday (Assembly Elections) (KA) Regional
June    Tue Shab-i-Qadr (JK) Regional
        Thu Pahaliraja / Pahili Raja (OR) Regional
        Fri Ramazan / Id-ul-Fitr / Kuthba-e-Ramzan (End of Ramadan) (GJ KL) Regional
        Fri Jumat-ul-Wida (JK) Regional
        Fri Raja Sankranti (OR) Regional
        Sat Ramazan / Id-ul-Fitr / Kuthba-e-Ramzan (End of Ramadan) (AP BR CG CH DL GA HP HR JH JK KA MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Sat Maharana Pratap Jayanti (HP HR RJ) Regional
        Sun Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji (PB) Regional
        Sun Ramazan (2nd day) (TS) Regional
        Thu Kabir Jayanti (BR CG HP HR PB) Regional
        Fri Public Holiday (Death of former FM Surinder Singla) (PB) Regional
July  5 Thu Guru Hargobind Ji's Jayanti (JK) Regional
     13 Fri Martyr's Day (JK) Regional
     14 Sat Ratha Yathra (JH OR) Regional
     31 Tue Martyrdom Day of Shahid Udham Singh (HR) Regional
Aug.  6 Mon Bonalu (TS) Regional
      8 Wed Public Holiday (Death of former CM Muthuvel Karunanidhi) (PY TN) Regional
     11 Sat Karkidaka Vavu Bali (KL) Regional
     14 Tue Public Holiday (afternoon) (Death of Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon) (PB) Regional
     15 Wed Independence Day
     16 Thu De Jure Transfer Day (PY) Regional
     17 Fri Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi) (GJ MH) Regional
     17 Fri Public Holiday (Death of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee) (BR DL GA GJ HR JH JK KA MP OR PB PY TN TS UK UP WB*) Regional
     22 Wed Bakri Id / Id-ul-Zuha (Feast of Sacrifice) (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
     23 Thu Eid-Ul-Azha Holiday (JK) Regional
     24 Fri First Onam (KL) Regional
     25 Sat Onam / Thiruonam (KL) Regional
     26 Sun Raksha Bandhan (CG GJ JH MP RJ UK UP) Regional
     26 Sun Third Onam (KL) Regional
     26 Sun Jhulana Purnima (OR) Regional
     28 Tue Ayyankali Jayanti (KL) Regional
Sep.  2 Sun Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti/ Sri Krishna Astami (KL MP OR TN) Regional
      3 Mon Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti/ Sri Krishna Astami (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK PB RJ TS UK UP) Regional
     10 Mon Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (PB) Regional
     10 Mon Public Holiday (Bharat Bandh) (KA) Regional
     13 Thu Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi / Chaturthi Paksha (AP GA GJ KA MH OR PY TN TS) Regional
     14 Fri Nuakhai (OR) Regional
     14 Fri Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd Day) (GA) Regional
     17 Mon Public Holiday (Viswakarma Puja) (from 2pm) (WB) Reg+Gov+Aft
     19 Wed Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi (RJ) Regional
     19 Wed Public Holiday (Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti Elections) (PB) Regional
     20 Thu Muharram / Ashoora (KL MH) Regional
     20 Thu Karma Puja (JH) Regional
     21 Fri Muharram / Ashoora (AP BR CG DL GJ HP JH JK KA MP OR PY RJ TN TS UP WB) Regional
     21 Fri Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day (KL) Regional
     21 Fri Bank Holiday (MH) Reg+Bnk
Oct.  2 Tue Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
      8 Mon Mahalaya / Mahalaya Amavasye (KA OR WB) Regional
      9 Tue First day of Bathukamma (TS) Regional
     10 Wed Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (HR PB) Regional
     10 Wed Navratra Stapana / Navratri Ghatasthapana (RJ) Regional
     16 Tue Dussehra (Maha Saptami) / Durga Puja / Durga Saptami (BR OR WB) Regional
     17 Wed Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) / Durga Ashtami (AP BR JH OR RJ TS WB) Regional
     17 Wed Dussehra (Maha Navami) / Ayudha Puja / Saraswathi Puja (TS) Regional
     18 Thu Durga Puja / Dussehra / Dasehra (Vijaya Dashami) (AP GA GJ JK MH TS) Regional
     18 Thu Dussehra (Maha Navami) / Ayudha Puja / Saraswathi Puja (BR JH JK KA KL OR PY TN UP WB) Regional
     19 Fri Durga Puja / Dussehra / Dasehra (Vijaya Dashami) (BR CG CH DL HP HR JH KA KL MP OR PB RJ TN UK UP WB) Regional
     24 Wed Lakshmi Puja / Kunar Purnima (OR WB) Regional
     24 Wed Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji (CH DL HP HR KA MP PB UK) Regional
     31 Wed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti (GJ) Regional
Nov.  1 Thu Kannada Rajyothsava (KA) Regional
      1 Thu Haryana Day (HR) Regional
      1 Thu Puducherry Liberation Day (PY) Regional
      5 Mon Day before Deepavali/Diwali (TN) (workday moved to Sat. Nov. 10) Regional
      5 Mon Day before Deepavali/Diwali (PY) (workday moved to Sat. Dec. 1) Regional
      6 Tue Deepavali / Diwali (GA KL PY TN) Regional
      6 Tue Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja (KA WB) Regional
      7 Wed Diwali / Diwali Amavasya / Deepavali (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) Regional
      7 Wed Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja (OR) Regional
      8 Thu Balipadyami Diwali / Govardhan Pooja / Vikram Samvat (GJ KA MH PB RJ UP) Regional
      9 Fri Balipadyami Diwali / Govardhan Pooja / Vikram Samvat (HR) Regional
      9 Fri Bhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti / Bhau Beej / Dawat Puja (BR GJ JH MH RJ UP) Regional
     12 Mon Public Holiday (Demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar) (KA) Regional
     13 Tue Chhath Puja Parva / Surya Sasthi (BR DL HR JH UK WB) Regional
     14 Wed Chath Holiday (BR WB) Regional
     15 Thu Birsa Munda Jayanti (JH) Regional
     20 Tue Milad-un-Nabi / Baravfat (Prophet's Birthday) (BR DL KL) Regional
     21 Wed Milad-un-Nabi / Baravfat (Prophet's Birthday) (AP CG GJ JH JK KA MH MP OR PY RJ TN TS UK UP) Regional
     23 Fri Guru Nanak Jayanti (CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP PB RJ TS UK UP WB) Regional
     23 Fri Karthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima (OR TS) Regional
     23 Fri Friday Following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi (JK) Regional
     26 Mon Kanakdasa Jayanti (KA) Regional
     28 Wed Public Holiday (Vidhan Sabha General Election) (MP) Regional
Dec.  3 Mon Feast of St. Francis Xavier (GA) Regional
      5 Wed Birthday of Shaikh Mohammad Abdullah (JK) Regional
      7 Fri Public Holiday (General Elections Legislative Assembly) (TS) Regional
     12 Wed Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji (PB) Regional
     18 Tue Guru Ghasidas Jayanti (CG) Regional
     19 Wed Goa Liberation Day (GA) Regional
     25 Tue Christmas (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
     26 Wed Boxing Day (TS) Regional
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Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishtments throughout India".  01 Apr 2018 Indian West Bengal Public Holiday May 2 (Government of West Bengal-Kolkata) The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has issued a notification declaring a public holiday in India's state of West Bengal on account of three-phase panchayat polls, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.  23 Mar 2018 Indian Andhra Pradesh Sri Rama Navami Public Holiday Moved (Government of Andhra Pradesh-Hyderabad) The Government of India's State of Andhra Pradesh has issued the Government Order amendment No. 679, 680 of 23.03.2018 ("Notification in partial modification of the orders issued in G.O.Rt.No.2437, General Administration (Poll.B) Department, Dt:31.10.2017"), which amends the terms of the extra-ordinary Gazette announcement of the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2018, by moving the upcoming "Sri Rama Navami" public holiday in India's State of Andhra Pradesh, from Sunday, March 25, to Monday, March 26, 2018.  26 Feb 2018 India 2018 Telangana Public Holiday March 1st (Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) The Government of India's State of Telangana has announced that it had declared Thursday, March 1, 2018, as the date of the upcoming Holi public holiday of India's State of Telangana.  31 Jan 2018 India 2018 Madhya Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (Government of Madhya Pradesh-Bhopal) The Government of India's State of Madhya Pradesh has finally announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's State of Madhya Pradesh for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  30 Jan 2018 India 2018 Jammu and Kashmir Public Holidays Amended (Government of Jammu and Kashmir-Srinigar) The Government of India's state of Jammu and Kashmir has issued a Government Order which amends its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Jammu and Kashmir for the calendar year 2018 by declaring Wednesday, January 31, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in India's state of Jammu and Kashmir as a mark of respect to Sonam Dawa Lonpo.  14 Jan 2018 India 2018 Kerala Public Holidays Amended (Government of Kerala-Thiruvananthapuram) The Government of India's state of Kerala has amended its previously-released annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Kerala for the upcoming calendar year 2018, with the declaration of a regional public holiday on Monday, January 15, 2018.  30 Dec 2017 India 2018 Punjab Public Holidays Already Amended (Government of Punjab-Chandigarh) Less than a week after it announced the list of Punjab 2018 public holidays in its Notification No.6/7/2017-2PP3/S91, the Government of India's state of Punjab, facing widespread criticism by opposition parties and religious organizations, has amended its list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  28 Dec 2017 India 2018 Punjab Public Holidays Announced (Government of Punjab-Chandigarh) The Government of India's state of Punjab has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  28 Dec 2017 India 2018 Haryana Public Holidays Announced (Government of Haryana-Chandigarh) The Government of India's state of Haryana has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Haryana for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  17 Dec 2017 India 2018 Chandigarh Public Holidays Announced (Government of Chandigarh-Chandigarh) The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's Union Territory of Chandigarh for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  16 Dec 2017 India 2018 Uttarakhand Public Holidays Announced (Government of Uttarakhand-Dehradun) The General Administration Principal Secretary of the Government of India's state of Uttarakhand, Radha Raturi, has announced the list of the days which will be non-working public holidays, government holidays and bank holidays, in India's state of Uttarakhand for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  15 Dec 2017 India 2018 Jammu and Kashmir Public Holidays Announced (Government of Jammu and Kashmir-Srinigar) The Government of India's state of Jammu and Kashmir has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming calendar year 2018, with its release, yesterday, by the General Administration Department of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, of the "List of holidays for the calendar year-2018 under the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881" and the "List of holidays for the calendar year-2018".  13 Dec 2017 India 2018 Telangana Public Holiday January 1st (Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) The Government of India's State of Telangana has announced that Monday, January 1, 2018, had been declared as a public holiday in India's State of Telangana.  06 Dec 2017 India 2018 Jharkhand Public Holidays Announced (Government of Jharkhand-Ranchi) The Government of India's state of Jharkhand has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays and restricted holidays in India's state of Jharkhand for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  01 Dec 2017 India 2018 Uttar Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (Government of Uttar Pradesh-Lucknow) The Government of India's state of Uttar Pradesh has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  26 Nov 2017 India 2018 Puducherry Public Holidays Announced (Government of Puducherry-Saram) The government of India's State of Puducherry has announced the list of official state non-working public holidays in India's State of Puducherry for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  25 Nov 2017 India 2018 Telangana Public Holidays Released (Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) The Government of India's State of Telangana has released the "HOLIDAYS- General Holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2018 – Declared" (G.O.Rt.No. 2457) which officially lists the annual non-working public holidays to be observed in the Indian State of Telangana for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  17 Nov 2017 India 2018 Karnataka Public Holidays Gazetted (Government of Karnataka-Bengaluru) The State Cabinet of the Government of India's state of Karnataka has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Karnataka for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  15 Nov 2017 India 2018 Odisha Public Holidays Announced (Government of Odisha-Bhubaneswar) The AdditionaI Secretary to Government of the Government of India's state of Odisha has announced the annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Odisha for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  12 Nov 2017 India 2018 Rajasthan Public Holidays Announced (Government of Rajasthan-Jaipur) The Government of India's state of Rajasthan has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Rajasthan for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  12 Nov 2017 India 2018 Bihar Public Holidays Announced (Government of Bihar-Patna) The Government of India's state of Bihar has released the Government Order 14096 which specifies its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Bihar for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  12 Nov 2017 India 2018 Maharashtra Public Holidays Announced (Government of Maharashtra-Mumbai) The Government of India's state of Maharashtra has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Maharashtra for the upcoming calendar year 20187.  10 Nov 2017 India 2018 Karnataka Public Holidays Announced (Government of Karnataka-Bengaluru) The State Cabinet of the Government of India's state of Karnataka has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Karnataka for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  08 Nov 2017 Indian 2018 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Released (Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Tamil Nadu for the upcoming calendar year 2018 ("Public Holidays under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 for the State Government Offices and all Commercial Banks including Co-operative Banks in Tamil Nadu for the year 2018").  01 Nov 2017 India 2018 Andhra Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (Government of Andhra Pradesh-Hyderabad) The Government of India's state of Andhra Pradesh has published in its extra-ordinary Gazette (G.O.RT.No. 2437) an announcement of the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2018 ("the days which shall be observed as General Holidays by all the State Government Offices").  30 Oct 2017 India 2018 Goa Public Holidays Announced (Government of Goa-Panaji) The Government of India's state of Goa has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Goa for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  19 Oct 2017 Indian 2018 Gujarat Public Holidays Announced (Government of Gujarat-Gandhinagar) The Government of India's state of Gujarat has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Gujarat for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  13 Oct 2017 India 2018 Kerala Public Holidays Announced (Government of Kerala-Thiruvananthapuram) The Government of India's state of Kerala has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Kerala for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  22 Sep 2017 Indian 2018 West Bengal Public Holidays Announced (Government of West Bengal-Kolkata) The Mamata Banerjee government of India's state of West Bengal has announced the days which shall be non-working public holidays in India's state of West Bengal for the calendar year 2018.  17 Sep 2017 India 2018 Himachal Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government-Shimla) The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh 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 2018.  31 Aug 2017 India 2018 Chhattisgarh Public Holidays Announced (Government of Chhattisgarh-Raipur) The Government of India's state of Chhattisgarh has released a Government Order containing its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Chhattisgarh for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  15 Jun 2017 Indian 2018 Central Public Holidays Released (The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in Delhi, has released its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the India public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Full national public holidays: India has only 3 full national public holidays: Republic Day on January 26, Independence Day on August 15, and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday on October 2.  Indian States and Territories and their Abreviations: There are 29 Indian States and 7 Union Territories (denoted by an asterisk). Their 2-letter codes are: •AN* Andaman/Nicobar, •AP Andhra Pradesh, •AR Arunachal Pradesh, •AS Assam, •BR Bihar, •CG Chattisgarh, •CH* Chandigarh, •DD* Daman/Diu, •DL* Delhi, •DN* Dadra and Nagar Haveli, •GA Goa, •GJ Gujarat, •HP Himachal Pradesh, •HR Haryana, •JH Jharkhand, •JK Jammu/Kashmir, •KA Karnataka, •KL Kerala, •LD* Lakshadweep, •MH Maharashtra, •ML Meghalaya, •MN Manipur, •MP Madhya Pradesh, •MZ Mizoram, •NL Nagaland, •OR Odisha (formerly Orissa), •PB Punjab, •PY Puducherry, •RJ Rajasthan, •SK Sikkim, •TS Telangana, •TN Tamil Nadu, •TR Tripura, •UK Uttarakhand (formerly UA-Uttaranchal), •UP Uttar Pradesh, •WB West Bengal.  Coverage: We do not cover 6 of the so-called Seven Sister States of the Northern Frontier (Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura), nor the Himalayan state of Sikkim, and the extremely minor, often former Portuguese enclaves that are the Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep.  Selection of Indian Public holidays: Each of the Indian States and Union Territories issues 2 or 3 annual listings; the General holidays (sometimes also called Public Holidays or Gazetted Holidays), a list of Restricted Holidays (a smorgasbord of 15-30 holidays related to all the various religious minorities of a given state, from which employees are allowed to select a few, typically 3), and in some, but not all, cases a list of Bank Holidays. We do not include the list of restricted holidays, per se, as this would more than double the current list of over 160 annual public holidays in the 23 States and 3 Union Territories that we cover (see below), though many of these restricted holidays can appear as general holidays of one or more of the other Indian states. We do not include the bank holidays lists either, but these usually follow the general holidays lists (and some states/territories even omit them altogether).  India International Codes IN and IND (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .in (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of India information and news: Reserve Bank of India (India central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (India maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in India), and Wikipedia (includes India commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in India, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in India that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays, for India, were calculated using a mathematical model that is based on Sufist lunar visibility criteria. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.

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Hindu Calendar Public Holidays : For India, when calculating the date of bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays based on the Hindu Lunar calendar, if the date is expunged (ie. does not occur), then we use the following existing date of the Hindu Lunar calendar. Local practice concerning expunged days may vary regionally as described in many sources, including the 1998 book The Indian Calendric System by G.K. Chatterjee.

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Solar Holidays : The calculation of moon phases, moonrises, moonsets, equinoxes, solstices, sunrises, and sunsets used to predict solar bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for India are based on the geographical location of New Delhi (latitude 28.6°N, longitude 77.2°E, GMT+5.5 hours, no summer time rules). Note that many countries in South-East Asia are progressively changing the recurrence rule of some of their lunar/solar holidays to rules based on fixed dates of the Western (Gregorian) calendar. Therefore, while the dates predicted above for 2019 and beyond are currently technically correct, the rules of these holidays may change in the next few years.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for India, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of India, before planning any trip to India. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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