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India bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 4 months of 2019, 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 2019 Observance*
Jan.  1 Tue New Year's Day (PY TN TS) Regional
      2 Wed Mannam Jayanti (KL) Regional
     12 Sat Swami Vivekananda Jayanti (WB) Regional
     13 Sun Guru Govind Singh Jayanti (BR CH DL HP HR JK PB RJ) Regional
     13 Sun Bhogi / Bogi Pandigai (AP TS) Regional
     14 Mon Pongal (AP PY TN) Regional
     14 Mon Makara Samkranti / Magh Bihu (GJ KA TS) Regional
     15 Tue Thiruvalluvar Day (PY TN) Regional
     15 Tue Kanuma Panduga / Tusu Puja (AP) Regional
     16 Wed Uzhavar Thirunal (PY TN) Regional
     23 Wed Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti (OR WB) Regional
     25 Fri Statehood Day (HP) Regional
     26 Sat Republic Day (National Day)
Feb. 10 Sun Vasant Panchami / Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti / Saraswati Puja (BR HR JH OR PB WB) Regional
     19 Tue Guru Ravidas Jayanti (CH HP HR PB) Regional
     19 Tue Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (MH) Regional
Mar.  1 Fri Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti (HR) Regional
      4 Mon Maha Shivaratri (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) Regional
      5 Tue Panchayati Raj Divas (OR) Regional
     21 Thu Dolapurnima / Doljatra / Holika Dahan / Holi (AP BR JH MP OR RJ TS UK UP WB) Regional
     21 Thu Hazrat Alis Birthday (UP) Regional
     21 Thu Nauroz (JK) Regional
     22 Fri Holi / Dhuleti (BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH MH MP OR PB RJ UK UP) Regional
     22 Fri Bihar Day (BR) Regional
     23 Sat Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh (PB) Regional
     23 Sat Death of Sardar Bhagat Singh (HR) Regional
Apr.  1 Mon Annual Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) Banks
      1 Mon Utkal Dibas / Orissa Day (OR) Regional
      4 Thu Mairaj-ul-Alam / Shab-i-Meiraj (JK) Regional
      5 Fri Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanthi (AP TS) Regional
      6 Sat Gudi Padva / Ugadi / Chetti Chand / 1st Navratra (AP GA GJ JK KA MH MP RJ TS) Regional
      6 Sat Telugu New Year (PY TN) Regional
      8 Mon Sarhul (JH) Regional
     14 Sun Ram Navami (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) Regional
     14 Sun Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (AP BR CG GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
     14 Sun Tamil New Year (PY TN) Regional
     14 Sun Maha Visubha Sankranti (OR) Regional
     14 Sun Vaisakhi / Baisakhi (CH HR JK MP PB) Regional
     15 Mon Bengali New Year / Masadi (WB) Regional
     15 Mon Vishu / Vishu 2nd Day (KL) Regional
     15 Mon Himachal Day (HP) Regional
     17 Wed Mahavir Jayanti / Janma Kalyanak (BR CG CH DL GJ HR JH KA MH MP PB RJ TN UP) Regional
     18 Thu Maundy Thursday (KL) Regional
     19 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
May     Wed May Day / Labor Day (BR GA KA KL PB PY TN TS WB) Regional
        Wed Maharashtra Din (MH) Regional
        Mon Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti (GJ HP HR MP PB RJ) Regional
        Tue Basava Jayanti (KA) Regional
        Thu Lok Nayak Maharana Pratap Jayanti (UP) Regional
        Thu Rabindranath Tagor Jayanti (WB) Regional
        Sat Buddha Purnima (BR CG CH DL HP HR JH JK MH MP UK UP WB) Regional
        Fri Jumat-ul-Wida (JK) Regional
June    Sun Shab-i-Qadr (JK) Regional
        Wed Ramazan / Id-ul-Fitr / Kuthba-e-Ramzan (End of Ramadan) (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
        Thu Ramazan (2nd day) (TS) Regional
        Thu Maharana Pratap Jayanti (HP HR RJ) Regional
        Fri Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji (PB) Regional
        Fri Pahaliraja / Pahili Raja (OR) Regional
        Sat Raja Sankranti (OR) Regional
        Mon Kabir Jayanti (BR CG HP HR PB) Regional
July    Thu Ratha Yathra (OR TS) Regional
        Fri Guru Hargobind Ji's Jayanti (JK) Regional
        Sat Martyr's Day (JK) Regional
        Sun Bonalu (TS) (may vary by a few weeks) Regional
        Wed Karkkadaka Vavu (KL) Regional
        Wed Martyrdom Day of Shahid Udham Singh (HR PB) Regional
Aug.    Sat Hariyali Teej (HR) Regional
        Mon 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
        Tue Eid-Ul-Azha Holiday (JK) Regional
        Thu Independence Day
        Thu Raksha Bandhan (CG GJ MP RJ UK UP) Regional
        Thu Jhulana Purnima (OR) Regional
        Fri De Jure Transfer Day (PY) Regional
        Sat Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi) (GJ MH) Regional
        Sat Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti/ Sri Krishna Astami (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK KL MP OR PB RJ TN TS UK UP) Regional
        Wed Ayyankali Jayanti (KL) Regional
        Sat Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (PB) Regional
Sep.    Mon Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi / Chaturthi Paksha (AP GA GJ KA MH OR PY TN TS) Regional
        Tue Nuakhai (OR) Regional
        Tue Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd Day) (GA) Regional
        Sat Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji (PB) Regional
        Sun Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi (RJ) Regional
        Mon Karma Puja (JH) Regional
        Tue Muharram / Ashoora (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Tue First Onam (KL) Regional
        Wed Onam / Thiruonam (KL) Regional
        Thu Third Onam (KL) Regional
        Thu Saragarhi Diwas (PB) Regional
        Fri Fourth Onam (KL) Regional
        Sat Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day (KL) Regional
        Mon Haryana Veer and Shahidi Divas (HR) Regional
        Sat Mahalaya / Mahalaya Amavasye (KA OR WB) Regional
        Sat First day of Bathukamma (TS) Regional
        Sat Birthday of S. Bhagat Singh Ji (PB) Regional
        Sun Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (HR PB) Regional
        Sun Navratra Stapana / Navratri Ghatasthapana (RJ) Regional
        Mon Mid-Year Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) Banks
Oct.    Wed Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
        Sat Dussehra (Maha Saptami) / Durga Puja / Durga Saptami (BR OR WB) Regional
        Sun Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) / Durga Ashtami (AP BR JH OR RJ TS WB) Regional
        Mon Durga Puja / Dussehra / Dasehra (Vijaya Dashami) (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Mon Dussehra (Maha Navami) / Ayudha Puja / Saraswathi Puja (BR JH JK KA KL OR PY TN TS UP WB) Regional
        Sun Lakshmi Puja / Kunar Purnima (OR WB) Regional
        Sun Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji (CH DL HP HR KA MP PB UK) Regional
        Tue Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji (PB) Regional
        Sun Diwali / Diwali Amavasya / Deepavali (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) Regional
        Sun Deepavali / Diwali (GA KL PY TN) Regional
        Sun Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja (KA OR WB) Regional
        Mon Balipadyami Diwali / Govardhan Pooja / Vikram Samvat (GJ HR KA MH PB RJ UK UP) Regional
        Tue Bhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti / Bhau Beej / Dawat Puja (BR GJ MH RJ UK UP) Regional
        Thu Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti (GJ) Regional
Nov.    Fri Kannada Rajyothsava (KA) Regional
        Fri Haryana Day (HR) Regional
        Fri Puducherry Liberation Day (PY) Regional
        Sat Chhath Puja Parva / Surya Sasthi (BR HR JH) Regional
        Sun Chath Holiday (BR) Regional
        Sun Milad-un-Nabi / Baravfat (Prophet's Birthday) (AP BR CG DL GJ HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP) Regional
        Tue Guru Nanak Jayanti (CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP PB RJ TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Tue Karthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima (OR TS) Regional
        Fri Kanakdasa Jayanti (KA) Regional
        Fri Friday Following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi (JK) Regional
        Sat Shahidi Divas S. Kartar Singh Srabha Ji (PB) Regional
Dec.    Sun Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji (PB) Regional
        Tue Feast of St. Francis Xavier (GA) Regional
        Thu Birthday of Shaikh Mohammad Abdullah (JK) Regional
        Wed Guru Ghasidas Jayanti (CG) Regional
        Thu Goa Liberation Day (GA) Regional
        Wed 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
        Thu Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti (HR) Regional
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

12 Apr 2018 India 2018 Rajasthan Public Holidays Amended (Government of Rajasthan-Jaipur) The Government of India's state of Rajasthan has announced that it had issued a Government Order modifying its previously-released annual list of the days which were to be non-working public holidays in India's state of Rajasthan for the upcoming calendar year 2018, by the addition of Parshuram Jayanti on April 18.  02 Apr 2018 Indian 2018 Central Public Holidays Amended (The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has amended the previously-released list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the calendar year 2018, by declaring Saturday, April 14, 2018, as a public holiday "on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. 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.  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.

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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 2019 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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