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Public Holidays in India 2018 List of Gazetted/National Holiday-Calendar & Info

Public Holidays in India

Holiday is just like a relaxation to employee/student on which he/she can get refreshed from all the tension and burdens carrying. Thankfully there are many Public Holidays in India. So here we are with the detailed List of Gazetted/National Holidays and the info regarding the Public Holiday Calendar.

If we take a look upon the 2018 Holiday Calendar, there are many Public Holidays in India in this whole year. The Holiday Calendar 2018 contains all those days on which there is any occasion or an important even happened.

Gazetted/National / Public Holiday:

For example on 26 January there is a Public Holiday because it is Republic Day and it is a Gazetted/National Holiday. On the other had on 1st March 2018 its Holi and it is a festival that is why it is a Public Holiday.

Combining all the Gazetted/National Holiday and Public Holiday together we the team members of recruitmentresult.com have given the 2018 Holiday Calendar India. Take a look over the list of Public Holidays in India 2018….

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India and Holidays:

India is among the culturally diverse countries as there are different religions followed within India like Hinduism, Islam & Christianity. Due to this, list of Public Holidays in India is fairly extensive.

If we talk about List of Public Holidays in India, then Republic Day, Independence Day, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday & International Workers’ Day are among the top of National Holiday Calendar.

Classification of Public Holidays in India:

Religious festivals are classified in different religion/community- Hindus, Sikh, Islamic and Christian are given below.

  • Festivals of Hindus such as Maha Shivratri, Makar Sankranti, Janmashtami, Saraswati Puja, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi, Durga Puja, Dussehra
  • Festivals OF Sikhs such as Vaisakhi and Guru Nanak Jayanti;;
  • Festivals of Islamic includes Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Milad un-Nabi, Muharram and
  • Christian festivals of Christmas.

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Public Holidays in India

List Of National Public Holidays:

Holiday Calendar 2018 India

DayDateHolidayComments
MondayJanuary 01New Year’s DayArunachal pradesh, Manipur,
Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland,
Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
TuesdayJanuary 02Mannam JayanthiKerala Only
FridayJanuary 12Birthday of Swami VivekanandaWest Bengal only
SaturdayJanuary 13BhogiTelangana
SundayJanuary 14PongalAlso known as Makar Sankranti,
Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
SundayJanuary 14SankrantiAndhra Pradesh, Assam,
Karnataka, Telangana
TuesdayJanuary 16Thiruvalluvar DayTamil Nadu only
WednesdayJanuary 17Uzhavar TirunalPuducherry, Tamil Nadu only
MondayJanuary 22Vasant PanchamiHaryana, Odisha, Punjab,
Tripura, West Bengal
TuesdayJanuary 23Netaji Subhas Chandra
Bose Jayanti
Assam, Odisha, Tripura,
West Bengal. Birthday of a
prominent leader in the Indian
freedom movement
WednesdayJanuary 24Sir Chhotu Ram JayantiHaryana only
ThursdayJanuary 25Statehood DayHimachal Pradesh only
FridayJanuary 26Republic DayCommemorates the establishment
of the Constitution of India
WednesdayJanuary 31Me-dam-me-phiAssam. Ancestor festival
SaturdayFebruary 10Maharshi Dayanand
Saraswati Jayanti
Haryana only
TuesdayFebruary 13Maha ShivratriCelebrated on the 13th night
/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
FridayFebruary 16LosarSikkim only. Tibetan New Year
FridayFebruary 16Sonam LhocharSikkim only. Tamang New Year
MondayFebruary 19Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj JayantiMaharashtra only
ThursdayMarch 01DoljatraHoli Dahan
ThursdayMarch 01Guru Ravidas BirthdayHaryana, Himachal Pradesh,
Punjab only. Full moon of Magh
FridayMarch 02Holi

AP, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarah,
Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat,
Haryana, HP, J&K, Jharkhand,
Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram,
MP, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim,
Tripura, UP, Uttarakhand.

SundayMarch 18UgadiTelugu and Kannada New Year.
Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra
Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh
SundayMarch 18Cheti ChandGujarat only.
ThursdayMarch 22Bihar DivasBihar Only
FridayMarch 23Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat
Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev
Haryana only
FridayMarch 23Shahidi Divas S. Bhagat Singh JiPunjab, Rajasthan only
SundayMarch 25Ram NavamiCelebrates the birth of Lord
Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
ThursdayMarch 29Mahavir JayantiThe most important religious
holiday in Jainism
ThursdayMarch 29Maundy ThursdayKerala only
FridayMarch 30Good FridayFriday before Easter Sunday
FridayMarch 30Hazrat Alis BirthdayUttar Pradesh only. Son
in law of Prophet Muhammad
SundayApril 01Bank HolidayBanks only. Annual accounts closing
SundayApril 01Odisha DayOdisha only. Utkal Divas
ThursdayApril 05Babu Jagjivan Ram BirthdayTelangana only
FridayApril 13Biju FestivalTripura only
FridayApril 13Bohag Bihu HolidayAssam only
SaturdayApril 14Ashoka’s Birth AnniversaryBihar only
SaturdayApril 14Bengali New YearTripura, West Bengal only
SaturdayApril 14Bohag BihuAssamese New Year. Arunachal
Pradesh, Assam
SaturdayApril 14Dr Ambedkar JayantiBirthday of Bhimrao
Ramji Ambedekar
SaturdayApril 14Maha Vishuba SankrantiOdisha
SaturdayApril 14Tamil New YearPuthandu. Tamil Nadu only
SaturdayApril 14VaisakhiHaryana, Punjab only
SundayApril 15Himachal DayHimachal Pradesh only. The province
of Himachal Pradesh was created
on 15 April 1948
SundayApril 15VishuKerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
WednesdayApril 18Parashurama JayantiGujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh,
Punjab, Uttar Pradesh
ThursdayApril 19Basava JayanthiKarnataka only. The most
important festival of the
Lingayats. 3rd Vaiskha
MondayApril 23Garia PujaTripura only
TuesdayMay 01Maharashtra DayMaharashtra only. Commemorates
the formation of the state of
Maharashtra on 1 May 1960
TuesdayMay 01May DayMany states
MondayMay 07Birthday of Rabindra Nath TagoreTripura, West Bengal
WednesdayMay 16State DaySikkim only
FridayMay 25Birthday of Kazi Nazrul IslamTripura only.
TuesdayMay 29Buddha PurnimaBirth of Buddha
FridayJune 08Jumat-ul-WidaLast Friday of Ramadam
ThursdayJune 14Pahili RajaOdisha
FridayJune 15Idul FitrMany states
FridayJune 15Raja SankrantiOdisha only
SaturdayJune 16Idul FitrGujarat
SaturdayJune 16Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom dayPunjab Only
SaturdayJune 16Maharana Pratap JayantiHaryana, Himachal Pradesh only
ThursdayJune 28Sant Guru Kabir JayantiGazetted holiday in Haryana,
Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
SaturdayJuly 14Ratha YatraOdisha
FridayJuly 20Kharchi PujaTripura only
TuesdayJuly 31Martyrdom Day of
Shaheed Udham Singh
Haryana, Punjab only
FridayAugust 03Ker PujaTripura only
SaturdayAugust 11Karkkadaka VavuKerala
WednesdayAugust 15Independence Day
FridayAugust 17Parsi New YearJamshed Navroz. Gujarat,
Mumbai Only
WednesdayAugust 22Idul JuhaBakrid. Many states
FridayAugust 24First OnamKerala only. Harvest Festival
SaturdayAugust 25ThiruvonamKerala only. Harvest Festival
SundayAugust 26Raksha BandhanGujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan,
Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh only.
Shravana Purnima
SundayAugust 26Third OnamKerala only. Harvest Festival
MondayAugust 27Sree Narayana Guru JayantiKerala only
SaturdaySeptember 01Parkash Utsav Sri Guru
Granth Sahib Ji
Punjab only
SundaySeptember 02Sreekrishna JayanthiKerala, Odisha. Celebrates the
birth of Lord Shri Krishna
MondaySeptember 03JanmashtamiRestricted Holiday. Celebrates
the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
MondaySeptember 10Birthday of Baba Sri Chand JiPunjab only
TuesdaySeptember 11MuharramObserved mainly by the
Shia Muslim community
WednesdaySeptember 12TeejHaryana only
WednesdaySeptember 12Saragarhi DayState holiday in Punjab
ThursdaySeptember 13Ganesh ChaturthiVarasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
FridaySeptember 14NuakhaiOdisha only. Day after
Ganesh Chaturthi
ThursdaySeptember 20Muharram (10th Day)Day of Ashurah
FridaySeptember 21Sree Narayana Guru SamadhiKerala only. Marks the
death of a key social reformer
FridaySeptember 21MuharramGujarat
SundaySeptember 23Haryana’s Heroes’ Martyrdom DayHaryana only
FridaySeptember 28Birthday of S. Bhagat Singh JiPunjab only
TuesdayOctober 02Mahatma Gandhi BirthdayGandhi Jayanti
TuesdayOctober 09MahalayaKarnataka, Odisha, Tripura,
West Bengal only.
WednesdayOctober 10Maharaja Agrasen JayanatiHaryana, Punjab, Rajasthan only
TuesdayOctober 16Maha SaptamiAssam, Odisha, West Bengal
WednesdayOctober 17DurgastamiAndhra Pradesh, Assam,
Odisha, Telangana, West Bengal
ThursdayOctober 18Ayudha PujaKarnataka, Tamil Nadu
ThursdayOctober 18MahanavamiBihar, Kerala, Odisha only.
Ninth Day of Dussehra
ThursdayOctober 18Navami of Durga PujaAssam, Tripura,West Bengal
ThursdayOctober 18DussheraVijaya Dashmi. Gujarat
FridayOctober 19Durga PujaMahastami. Odisha, Sikkim only
FridayOctober 19DussehraDasara/Vijaya Dashami
WednesdayOctober 24Lakshmi PujaOdisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
WednesdayOctober 24Maharishi Valmiki BirthdayDelhi, Haryana, Karnataka,
Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
WednesdayOctober 31Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s BirthdayGujarat only.
ThursdayNovember 01Haryana DayHaryana only.
ThursdayNovember 01Kannada RajyothsavaBangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
TuesdayNovember 06Narak ChaturdashiKarnataka
TuesdayNovember 06DeepavaliKerala
WednesdayNovember 07DeepavaliAssam, Tamil Nadu, Tripura
WednesdayNovember 07DeepavaliKarnataka, Maharashtra
WednesdayNovember 07DeewaliDeepawali. Except Assam,
Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura,
West Bengal.
WednesdayNovember 07Kali PujaAssam, Odisha, West Bengal.
Festival dedicated to the Hindu
goddess Kali
ThursdayNovember 08Vikram Samvat New YearGujarat only.
ThursdayNovember 08Vishvakarma DayDay after Dewali
FridayNovember 09Bhai BijGujarat only.
WednesdayNovember 14Chhath PujaAssam, Bihar, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh
TuesdayNovember 20Id-e-Milad
WednesdayNovember 21Eid-e-Meeladun NabiProphet Mohammad’s Birthday
FridayNovember 23Guru Nanak BirthdayThe Birthday of the founder of
Sikhism, falls on full moon day
of the month Kartik
FridayNovember 23Rasa PurnimaOdisha only
MondayDecember 03World Disabled DayTripura only
SundayDecember 16Martyrdom Day of Sri
Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
Punjab only
TuesdayDecember 25Christmas DayObserved in all states
WednesdayDecember 26Boxing Day
WednesdayDecember 26Shaheed Udham
Singh’s Birthday
Haryana only

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 List Of Gazetted Holidays For All Central Government Employees For The Year 2018:

HolidayDateDayHoliday Status for
Central Govt offices in Delhi
1Republic Day26th January Friday
2Maha Shivratri14th  February Wednesday
3Holi02nd  March 2018 Friday
4Mahavir Jayanti29th March Thursday
5Good Friday30th March Friday
6Buddha Purnima30th April Monday
7Idu’l Fitr16th June Saturday
8Independence Day15th August Wednesday
9Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid)22nd August Wednesday
10Janmashtami03rd September Monday
11Muharram21st September Friday
12Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday2nd October Tuesday
13Dussehra19th October Friday
14Diwali (Deepavali)07th November Wednesday
15Milad-Un-Nabi or
Id-E-Milad (Birthday of
Prophet Mohammad)
21st NovemberWednesday
16Guru Nanak’s Birthday23rd November Friday
17Christmas25th December Tuesday

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Do You Know Holidays Declared As Gazetted  Holidays In States (Other Than Delhi)?

1An additional Day for Dussehra
2Holi
3Janamashtami (Vaishnavi)
4Ram Navami
5Maha Shivratri
6Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayak Chaturthi
7Makar Sankaranti
8Rath Yatra
9Onam
10Pongal
11Sri Panchami / Basanta Panchami
12Vishu / Vaisakhi / Vaisakhadi / Bhag Bihu / Mashadi Ugadi / Chaitra Sakladi / Cheti Chand / Gudi Pada 1st Navratra / Nauraj / Chhath Pooja / Karva Chauth

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Public Holidays in India for all the Sectors:

Usually all the Public Holidays in India gets decided as per the Indian Holiday Calendar 2018. The Bangalore Press Calendar 2018 Holiday List contains all the holidays that will be given in the office and sectors of Bangalore. Not only Bengaluru all the Banks sanction the holidays on the basis of the Bank Holiday Calendar 2018 India.

The dates of Government Holiday Calendar 2018 are also a part of the 2018 Indian Holiday Calendar. So if you are going through the Holiday 2018 Calendar/ India Holiday Calendar 2018 then you will not need to find a separate  Govt Holiday Calendar 2018 or Bank Holiday Calendar 2018 as it contains all the holidays of whole year.

Important Note:

This is all about Public Holidays in India 2018. If you face any sort of query concerning National Holidays Calendar & List of Gazetted Holidays in India, ask in comment box placed below. We will solve your queries as soon as possible.

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