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A preview of the India bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2023, 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 2023 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day (PY TN TS) Regional
        Mon Mannam Jayanti (KL) Regional
        Thu Swami Vivekananda Jayanti (WB) Regional
        Sat Bhogi / Bogi Pandigai (AP TS) Regional
        Sat Makara Samkranti / Magh Bihu (GJ KA TS) Regional
        Sun Sankranti / Pongal (AP PY TN) Regional
        Sun Thiruvalluvar Day / Mattu Pongal (PY TN) Regional
        Mon Uzhavar Thirunal (PY TN) Regional
        Mon Kanuma Panduga / Tusu Puja (AP) Regional
        Mon Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti (OR WB) Regional
        Wed Statehood Day (HP) Regional
        Thu Republic Day (National Day)
        Thu Vasant Panchami / Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti / Saraswati Puja (BR HR JH OR PB WB) Regional
Feb.    Sun Guru Ravidas Jayanti / Magha Purnima (CH HP HR PB) Regional
        Sun Hazrat Alis Birthday (UP) Regional
        Sat Maha Shivaratri (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) Regional
        Sun Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (MH) Regional
Mar.    Sun Panchayati Raj Divas (OR) Regional
        Tue Dolapurnima / Doljatra / Holika Dahan / Holi (AP BR JH MP OR RJ TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Wed Holi / Dhuleti (BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH MH MP OR PB RJ UK UP) Regional
        Tue Nauroz (JK) Regional
        Wed Gudi Padva / Ugadi / Chetti Chand / 1st Navratra (AP GA GJ JK KA MH MP RJ TS) Regional
        Wed Telugu New Year (PY TN) Regional
        Wed Bihar Day (BR) Regional
        Thu Death of Sardar Bhagat Singh (HR) Regional
        Fri Sarhul (JH) Regional
        Thu Ram Navami (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) Regional
Apr.    Sat Annual Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) Banks
        Sat Utkal Dibas / Orissa Day (OR) Regional
        Tue Mahavir Jayanti / Janma Kalyanak (BR CG CH DL GJ HR JH KA MH MP PB RJ TN UK UP) Regional
        Wed Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanthi (AP TS) 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
        Fri 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
        Fri Tamil New Year (PY TN) Regional
        Fri Maha Visubha Sankranti (OR) Regional
        Fri Vaisakhi / Baisakhi (CH HR JK MP PB) Regional
        Sat Bengali New Year / Masadi (WB) Regional
        Sat Vishu / Vishu 2nd Day (KL) Regional
        Sat Himachal Day (HP) Regional
        Tue Shab-i-Qadr (JK) Regional
        Fri Jumat-ul-Wida (JK) Regional
        Sat 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
        Sat Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti (GJ HP HR MP PB RJ) Regional
        Sun Basava Jayanti (KA) Regional
        Sun Ramazan (2nd day) (TS) Regional
May     Mon May Day / Labor Day (BR GA KA KL PB PY TN WB) Regional
        Mon Maharashtra Din (MH) Regional
        Fri Buddha Purnima (BR CG CH DL HP HR JH JK MH MP UK UP WB) Regional
        Tue Lok Nayak Maharana Pratap Jayanti (UP) Regional
        Tue Rabindra Nath Tagore Jayanti (WB) Regional
        Mon Maharana Pratap Jayanti (HP HR RJ) Regional
        Tue Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji (PB) Regional
June    Sun Kabir Jayanti (BR CG HP HR PB) Regional
        Wed Pahaliraja / Pahili Raja (OR) Regional
        Thu Raja Sankranti (OR) Regional
        Tue Ratha Yathra (OR) Regional
        Thu 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
        Fri Eid-Ul-Azha Holiday (JK) Regional
July    Wed Guru Hargobind Ji's Jayanti (JK) Regional
        Thu Bonalu (TS) (may vary by a few weeks) Regional
        Thu Martyr's Day (JK) Regional
        Mon Karkidaka Vavu Bali (KL) Regional
        Sat Muharram / Ashoora (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Mon Martyrdom Day of Shahid Udham Singh (HR PB) Regional
Aug.    Tue Independence Day
        Wed Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi) (GJ MH) Regional
        Wed De Jure Transfer Day (PY) Regional
        Mon First Onam (KL) Regional
        Mon Ayyankali Jayanti (KL) Regional
        Tue Onam / Thiruonam (KL) Regional
        Wed Third Onam (KL) Regional
        Thu Raksha Bandhan (CG GJ MP RJ UK UP) Regional
        Thu Fourth Onam (KL) Regional
        Thu Jhulana Purnima (OR) Regional
Sep.    Thu 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
        Sat Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (PB) Regional
        Tue Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi / Chaturthi Paksha (AP GA GJ KA MH OR PY TN TS) Regional
        Wed Nuakhai (OR) Regional
        Wed Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd Day) (GA) Regional
        Thu Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day (KL) Regional
        Sat Haryana Veer and Shahidi Divas (HR) Regional
        Mon Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi (RJ) Regional
        Tue Karma Puja (JH) Regional
        Thu 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
        Fri Friday Following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi (JK) Regional
        Fri Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi (KL) Regional
Oct.    Mon Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
        Sat Mahalaya / Mahalaya Amavasye (KA OR WB) Regional
        Sat First day of Bathukamma (TS) Regional
        Sun Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (HR PB) Regional
        Sun Navratra Stapana / Navratri Ghatasthapana (RJ) Regional
        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 Dussehra (Maha Navami) / Ayudha Puja / Saraswathi Puja (BR JH JK KA KL OR PY TN TS UP WB) Regional
        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
        Sat Lakshmi Puja / Kunar Purnima (OR WB) Regional
        Sat Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji (CH DL HP HR KA MP PB UK) Regional
        Tue Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti (GJ) Regional
Nov.    Wed Kannada Rajyothsava (KA) Regional
        Wed Haryana Day (HR) Regional
        Wed Puducherry Liberation Day (PY) 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
        Wed Bhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti / Bhau Beej / Dawat Puja (BR GJ MH RJ UK UP) Regional
        Sun Chhath Puja Parva / Surya Sasthi (BR DL HR JH UK) Regional
        Mon Chath Holiday (BR) Regional
        Mon Guru Nanak Jayanti (CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP PB RJ TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Mon Karthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima (OR TS) Regional
        Thu Kanakdasa Jayanti (KA) Regional
Dec.    Sun Feast of St. Francis Xavier (GA) Regional
        Tue Birthday of Shaikh Mohammad Abdullah (JK) Regional
        Sun Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji (PB) Regional
        Mon Guru Ghasidas Jayanti (CG) Regional
        Tue Goa Liberation Day (GA) Regional
        Mon 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
        Tue Boxing Day (TS) Regional
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

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.  21 Jan 2019 India Karnataka Public Holiday January 22 (Government of Karnataka-Bengaluru) The Government of India's State of Karnataka has declared tomorrow, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Indian State of Karnataka, following the death of Siddaganga Mutt seer Shivakumara Swamy.  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.  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 2020 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 2023 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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