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India bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder 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.    Tue New Year's Day (PY TN TS) Regional
        Wed Mannam Jayanti (KL) Regional
        Sat Swami Vivekananda Jayanti (WB) Regional
        Sun Guru Govind Singh Jayanti (BR CH HP HR PB RJ) Regional
        Mon Bhogi / Bogi Pandigai (AP PY TN TS) Regional
        Mon Makara Samkranti / Magh Bihu (GJ) Regional
        Tue Sankranti / Pongal (AP PY TN TS) Regional
        Tue Makara Samkranti / Magh Bihu (KA) Regional
        Wed Thiruvalluvar Day / Mattu Pongal (PY TN) Regional
        Wed Kanuma Panduga / Tusu Puja (AP) Regional
        Thu Uzhavar Thirunal (TN) Regional
        Tue Public Holiday (following the death of Siddaganga Mutt seer Shivakumara Swamy) (KA) Regional
        Wed Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti (OR WB) Regional
        Fri Statehood Day (HP) Regional
        Sat Republic Day (National Day)
Feb.    Sun Vasant Panchami / Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti / Saraswati Puja (BR HR JH OR) Regional
        Mon Vasant Panchami / Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti / Saraswati Puja (WB) Regional
        Fri Public Holiday (Death of former Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis Dsouza) (GA) Regional
        Tue Guru Ravidas Jayanti / Magha Purnima (CH HP HR MP PB UP) Regional
        Tue Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (MH) Regional
Mar.    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
        Tue Panchayati Raj Divas (OR) Regional
        Mon Public Holiday (Death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar) (GA) Regional
        Wed Dolapurnima / Doljatra / Holika Dahan / Holi (JH RJ UK UP) Regional
        Thu Holi / Dhuleti (CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH MH MP PB RJ UK UP) Regional
        Thu Dolapurnima / Doljatra / Holika Dahan / Holi (BR OR TS WB) Regional
        Thu Holi (JK) Regional
        Fri Holi / Dhuleti (BR OR) Regional
        Fri Bihar Day (BR) Regional
        Sat Death of Sardar Bhagat Singh (HR) Regional
Apr.    Mon Annual Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) Banks
        Mon Utkal Dibas / Orissa Day (OR) Regional
        Fri Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanthi (AP TS) Regional
        Sat Gudi Padva / Ugadi / Chetti Chand / 1st Navratra (AP GA GJ JK KA MH MP RJ TS) Regional
        Sat Telugu New Year (TN) Regional
        Mon Sarhul (JH) Regional
        Thu Public Holiday (Lok Sabha election) (TS UK) Regional
        Sat Ram Navami (BR CG HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ UK UP) Regional
        Sun Ram Navami (AP GJ TS) Regional
        Sun Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (AP BR CG DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Sun Tamil New Year (PY TN) Regional
        Sun Maha Visubha Sankranti (OR) Regional
        Sun Vaisakhi / Baisakhi (HR JK MP PB) Regional
        Mon Bengali New Year / Masadi (WB) Regional
        Mon Vishu / Vishu 2nd Day (KL) Regional
        Mon Himachal Day (HP) Regional
        Wed Mahavir Jayanti / Janma Kalyanak (CG CH DL GJ HR JH KA MH MP PB RJ TN UK UP) Regional
        Thu Maundy Thursday (KL) Regional
        Thu Public Holiday (Lok Sabha election) (PY TN) 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
        Tue Public Holiday (Lok Sabha election) (GA) Regional
        Tue Public Holiday (Death of former Minister Hamir Singh Ghagga) (CH) Reg+Aft
May   1 Wed May Day / Labor Day (BR GA KA KL PY TN WB) Regional
      1 Wed Maharashtra Din (MH) Regional
      7 Tue Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti (GJ HP HR MP RJ) Regional
      7 Tue Basava Jayanti (KA) Regional
      9 Thu Lok Nayak Maharana Pratap Jayanti (UP) Regional
      9 Thu Rabindra Nath Tagore Jayanti (WB) Regional
     12 Sun Public Holiday (Lok Sabha election) (HR) Regional
     18 Sat Buddha Purnima (BR CG DL HP JH JK MH MP UK UP WB) Regional
     19 Sun Public Holiday (Lok Sabha election) (HP HR) Regional
     31 Fri Jumat-ul-Wida (JK) Regional
June  2 Sun Shab-i-Qadr (JK) Regional
      5 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
      6 Thu Ramazan (2nd day) (TS) Regional
      6 Thu Maharana Pratap Jayanti (HP HR RJ) Regional
      7 Fri Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji (PB) Regional
     14 Fri Pahaliraja / Pahili Raja (OR) Regional
     15 Sat Raja Sankranti (OR) Regional
     17 Mon Kabir Jayanti (BR CG HP HR PB) Regional
July  4 Thu Ratha Yathra (OR) Regional
      5 Fri Guru Hargobind Ji's Jayanti (JK) Regional
     13 Sat Martyr's Day (JK) Regional
     29 Mon Bonalu (TS) Regional
     31 Wed Karkidaka Vavu Bali (KL) Regional
     31 Wed Martyrdom Day of Shahid Udham Singh (HR PB) Regional
Aug. 11 Sun Bakri Id / Id-ul-Zuha (Feast of Sacrifice) (GA KL) Regional
     12 Mon Bakri Id / Id-ul-Zuha (Feast of Sacrifice) (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK KA MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
     13 Tue Eid-Ul-Azha Holiday (JK) Regional
     15 Thu Independence Day
     15 Thu Raksha Bandhan (CG GJ MP RJ UK UP) Regional
     15 Thu Jhulana Purnima (OR) Regional
     16 Fri De Jure Transfer Day (PY) Regional
     17 Sat Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi) (GJ MH) Regional
     23 Fri Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti/ Sri Krishna Astami (AP BR KL MP OR TN UK UP) Regional
     24 Sat Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti/ Sri Krishna Astami (CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK PB RJ TS) Regional
     28 Wed Ayyankali Jayanti (KL) Regional
     31 Sat Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (PB) Regional
Sep.  2 Mon Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi / Chaturthi Paksha (AP GA GJ KA MH OR PY TN TS) Regional
      3 Tue Nuakhai (OR) Regional
      3 Tue Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd Day) (GA) Regional
      8 Sun Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi (RJ) Regional
      9 Mon Muharram / Ashoora (KL OR) Regional
      9 Mon Karma Puja (JH) Regional
     10 Tue Muharram / Ashoora (AP BR CG DL HP JH JK KA MH MP RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
     10 Tue First Onam (KL) Regional
     11 Wed Onam / Thiruonam (KL) Regional
     12 Thu Third Onam (KL) Regional
     13 Fri Fourth Onam (KL) Regional
     13 Fri Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi (KL) Regional
     21 Sat Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day (KL) Regional
     23 Mon Haryana Veer and Shahidi Divas (HR) Regional
     28 Sat Mahalaya / Mahalaya Amavasye (KA OR WB) Regional
     28 Sat First day of Bathukamma (TS) Regional
     29 Sun Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (HR PB) Regional
     29 Sun Navratra Stapana / Navratri Ghatasthapana (RJ) Regional
     30 Mon Mid-Year Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) Banks
Oct.  2 Wed Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
      5 Sat Dussehra (Maha Saptami) / Durga Puja / Durga Saptami (BR OR WB) Regional
      6 Sun Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) / Durga Ashtami (AP BR RJ TS WB) Regional
      7 Mon Dussehra (Maha Navami) / Ayudha Puja / Saraswathi Puja (BR JH JK KA KL OR PY TN UP WB) Regional
      8 Tue 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
     13 Sun Lakshmi Puja / Kunar Purnima (OR WB) Regional
     13 Sun Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji (CH DL HP HR KA MP PB UK) Regional
     27 Sun Diwali / Diwali Amavasya / Deepavali (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) Regional
     27 Sun Deepavali / Diwali (GA KL PY TN) Regional
     27 Sun Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja (KA OR WB) Regional
     28 Mon Balipadyami Diwali / Govardhan Pooja / Vikram Samvat (CH GJ HR MH PB RJ UK UP) Regional
     29 Tue Balipadyami Diwali / Govardhan Pooja / Vikram Samvat (KA) Regional
     29 Tue Bhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti / Bhau Beej / Dawat Puja (BR GJ MH RJ UP) Regional
     31 Thu Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti (GJ) Regional
Nov.  1 Fri Kannada Rajyothsava (KA) Regional
      1 Fri Haryana Day (HR) Regional
      1 Fri Puducherry Liberation Day (PY) Regional
      2 Sat Chhath Puja Parva / Surya Sasthi (BR HR JH UK) Regional
      3 Sun Chath Holiday (BR) Regional
      9 Sat Milad-un-Nabi / Baravfat (Prophet's Birthday) (KL) Regional
     10 Sun Milad-un-Nabi / Baravfat (Prophet's Birthday) (AP BR CG DL GA GJ JH JK KA MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP) Regional
     11 Mon Guru Nanak Jayanti (TS) Regional
     11 Mon Karthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima (TS) Regional
     12 Tue Guru Nanak Jayanti (BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP PB RJ UK UP WB) Regional
     12 Tue Karthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima (OR) Regional
     15 Fri Kanakdasa Jayanti (KA) Regional
     15 Fri Friday Following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi (JK) Regional
Dec.  1 Sun Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji (PB) Regional
      3 Tue Feast of St. Francis Xavier (GA) Regional
      5 Thu Birthday of Shaikh Mohammad Abdullah (JK) Regional
     18 Wed Guru Ghasidas Jayanti (CG) Regional
     19 Thu Goa Liberation Day (GA) Regional
     25 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
     26 Thu Boxing Day (TS) Regional
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22 Apr 2019 India 2019 Haryana Public Holidays Amended (Government of Haryana-Chandigarh) The government of the Indian State of Haryana has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Sunday, May 12, 2019, on account of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.  15 Apr 2019 India 2019 Himachal Pradesh Public Holidays Amended (The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government-Shimla) The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Sunday, May 19, 2019, on account of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.  12 Apr 2019 Indian Goa Public Holiday April 23 (Government of Goa-Panaji) The government of the Indian State of Goa has announced that Tuesday, April 23, 2019, would be a one-off statewide non-working public holiday on account of that date's legislative elections in India's state of Goa.  29 Mar 2019 India 2019 Telangana Public Holidays Amended (Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) The Government of India's State of Telangana has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, April 11, 2019, on account of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.  28 Mar 2019 India 2019 Puducherry Public Holidays Amended Again (Government of Puducherry-Saram) The Government of India's state of Puducherry has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, April 18, 2019, on account of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.  27 Mar 2019 Indian 2019 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Amended Again (Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, April 18, 2019, on account of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.  20 Mar 2019 India Uttarakhand Public Holiday April 11 (Government of Uttarakhand-Dehradun) The Government of India's state of Uttarakhand has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Thursday, April 11, 2019, on account of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.  18 Mar 2019 India Delhi NCT Public Holiday April 14 (Government of Delhi NCT-New Delhi) The Government of India's Delhi NCT (National Capital Territory) has announced that the Delhi Government had declared a public holiday on Sunday, April 14, 2019, on account of the Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar.  17 Mar 2019 Indian Goa Public Holiday March 18 (Government of Goa-Panaji) The government of the Indian State of Goa has announced that Monday, March 18, 2019, would be a one-off statewide non-working public holiday on account of the death, earlier today, of Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar.  14 Feb 2019 Indian Goa Public Holiday February 15 (Government of Goa-Panaji) The government of the Indian State of Goa has announced that Friday, February 15, 2019, would be a one-off statewide non-working public holiday on account of the death of Goa Deputy Chief Minister, Francis Dsouza.  05 Feb 2019 India 2019 Rajasthan Public Holidays Announced (Government of Rajasthan-Jaipur) The Government of India's state of Rajasthan has finally 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 2019.  09 Jan 2019 India 2019 Puducherry Public Holidays Amended (Government of Puducherry-Saram) The Government of India's state of Puducherry has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, January 14, 2019, for Bhogi Day, thus extending the upcoming Pongal non-working public holidays of the Indian state of Puducherry to five consecutive days.  08 Jan 2019 Indian 2019 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Amended (Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, January 14, 2019, thus extending the upcoming Pongal non-working public holidays of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu to six consecutive days.  03 Jan 2019 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 calendar year 2019.  31 Dec 2018 India 2019 Uttarakhand Public Holidays Announced (Government of Uttarakhand-Dehradun) The Government of India's state of Uttarakhand 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 2019.  23 Dec 2018 India 2019 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 2019.  14 Dec 2018 Indian 2019 Delhi NCT Public Holidays Released (The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) India's Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi General Administration Department, has released the DOPT Order F.No.53/211/GAD/CN/2018/4397-4445 containing its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed as holidays in all Government offices under Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi during the year 2019 (Saka Era 1940-41).  13 Dec 2018 India 2019 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 2019, 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-2019 under the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881" and the "List of holidays for the calendar year-2019".  12 Dec 2018 India 2019 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 2019.  11 Dec 2018 India 2019 Bihar Public Holidays Announced (Government of Bihar-Patna) The Government of India's state of Bihar has released the Government Notification 15543 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 20198.  10 Dec 2018 India 2019 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 2019.  10 Dec 2018 India 2019 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 2019.  10 Dec 2018 India 2019 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 2019.  10 Dec 2018 India 2019 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 2019.  01 Dec 2018 India 2019 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 2019.  01 Dec 2018 India 2019 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 2019.  21 Nov 2018 India 2019 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 2019.  18 Nov 2018 India 2019 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 2019.  16 Nov 2018 India 2019 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 2019 – Declared" (G.O.Rt.No. 2493) which officially lists the annual non-working public holidays to be observed in the Indian State of Telangana for the upcoming calendar year 2019.  15 Nov 2018 India 2019 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. 2413) an announcement of the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2019 ("the days which shall be observed as General Holidays by all the State Government Offices").  12 Nov 2018 India 2019 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 2019.  09 Nov 2018 Indian 2019 Gujarat Public Holidays Amended (Government of Gujarat-Gandhinagar) The Government of India's state of Gujarat has announced an amendment to its recently-released annual list of the days which were to be non-working public holidays in India's state of Gujarat for the upcoming calendar year 2019.  07 Nov 2018 Indian 2019 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 2019.  06 Nov 2018 Indian 2019 West Bengal Public Holidays Announced (Government of West Bengal-Kolkata) The 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 2019.  30 Oct 2018 Indian 2019 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 2019 ("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 2019").  28 Oct 2018 India 2019 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 2019 ("the Hon’ble Lieutenant-Governor of the Union territory of Puducherry, hereby declares the undermentioned days in the Calendar Year 2019 shall be Public Holidays for all Government Offices/Institutions under the control of the Government of Union territory of Puducherry").  20 Oct 2018 India 2019 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 2019.  11 Jul 2018 Indian 2019 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, has released the DOPT Order F.No.12/2/2018-JCA-2 containing 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 2019.  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 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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 2020 and beyond are currently technically correct, the rules of these holidays may change in the next few years.


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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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