Public Holidays In India 2018

Public Holidays In India 2018People living in India experience diverse cultures, languages and share happiness of festivals and occasions with each other. In order to keep the unity and love between the people of this secular country, the government has introduced new list of Public Holidays In India 2018.

This revised list of Public Holidays In India 2018 includes a brief description of scrapped Govt holidays in Uttar Pradesh By CM Yogi, who intends to deduct unnecessary public holidays from the list to avoid wastage of time.

Some of the popular Public Holidays In India are Guru Nanak Jayanti, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Raksha Bandhan, Holi, Dussehra, Eid ul-Fitr, Eid ul-Adha, Mawlid, Buddha Jayanti, Dhammachakra Pravartan Day, Good Friday Christmas etc.

Republic Day, International Workers’ Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday are recognized to be India’s National Holidays. To know 2018 complete Public Holidays List, go through the underneath section of this web page.

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Public Holidays In India 2018

List Of National And Regional Public Holidays Of India In 2018

Public Holidays In January 2018

DateHolidayComments
January 01New Year’s DaySeveral states
January 02New Year’s CelebrationMizoram Only
January 02Mannam JayanthiKerala Only
January 05Guru Gobind Singh

Jayanti

Several states
January 11Missionary DayMizoram
January 12Birthday of Swami
Vivekananda
West Bengal only
January 14BhogiAndhra Pradesh,

Telangana

January 14PongalAlso known as Makar

Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu,
Hadaga, Poki

January 14SankrantiSeveral states
January 15Thiruvalluvar DayPuducherry, Tamil Nadu
January 15SankrantiSeveral states
January 15Tusu PujaAssam
January 16Uzhavar TirunalPuducherry, Tamil Nadu
only
January 17Sonam LhocharSikkim only. Tamang
New Year
January 22Vasant PanchamiSeveral states
January 22Sir Chhotu Ram

Jayanti

Haryana only
January 23Netaji Subhas
Chandra Bose Jayanti
Assam, Odisha, Tripura,
West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent
leader in the Indian freedom movement
January 25Statehood DayHimachal Pradesh only
January 26Republic Day
January 31Me-dam-me-phiAssam. Ancestor festival
January 31Guru Ravidas BirthdaySeveral states. Full moon
of Magh


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Public Holidays India In The Month Of February 2018

DateHolidayComments
February 13Maha ShivratriCelebrated on the 13th
night/14th day in theKrishna Paksha
February 14Maha ShivratriSeveral states
February 15Lui-Ngai-NiManipur
February 16LosarSikkim only. Tibetan New Year
February 19Chhatrapati Shivaji
Maharaj Jayanti
Maharashtra only
February 20Statehood DayArunachal Pradesh
February 20Mizoram State DayMizoram


Public Holidays In March 2018

DateHolidayComments
March 01HoliJammu Province only
March 01DoljatraHoli Dahan
March 02Holi
March 02Chapchar KutMizoram
March 03Holi HolidayBihar only
March 03Yaosang 2nd dayManipur.
March 05Panchayati Raj DiwasOdisha
March 18UgadiTelugu and Kannada
New Year
March 18Cheti ChandGujarat only.
March 18Gudi PadwaTelugu and Kannada
New Year. Goa
March 18Sajibu NongmapanbaManipur. 1st day of
the Month of Sajibu
March 181st NavratraJammu and Kashmir only
March 19Cheti ChandRajasthan, Uttarkhand
March 20SarhulJharkhand
March 21Hazrat Ali’s BirthdayUttar Pradesh only.
Son in law of Prophet
Muhammad
March 22Bihar DivasBihar Only
March 23Shaheedi Diwas of

Bhagat Singh,

Rajguru & Sukhdev

Haryana only
March 24Ashoka’s Birth AnniversaryBihar only
March 25Ram Navami9th day of the 1st
month in the Hindu
calendar
March 26Ram NavamiSikkim
March 26Sri Rama NavamiCelebrates the birth of
Lord Rama to King Dasharatha
of Ayodhya
March 29Mahavir JayantiThe most important religious
holiday in Jainism
March 29Maundy ThursdayKerala only
March 30Good FridayFriday before Easter Sunday


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Government Holidays 2018 April

DateHolidayComments
April 01Bank HolidayBanks only. Annual
accounts closing
April 01Odisha DayOdisha only. Utkal Divas
April 02Bank HolidayBanks only. Annual
accounts closing
April 05Babu Jagjivan Ram BirthdayAndhra Pradesh,
Telangana only
April 14Biju FestivalTripura only
April 14Bohag Bihu HolidayAssamese New Year
April 14Dr Ambedkar JayantiBirthday of Bhimrao Ramji
Ambedekar
April 14Maha Vishuba SankrantiOdisha
April 14Tamil New YearPuthandu. Tamil Nadu only
April 14VaisakhiSeveral states
April 15Bohag BihuArunachal Pradesh, Assam only
April 15Bengali New YearTripura, West Bengal only
April 15Himachal DayHimachal Pradesh only.
The province of Himachal
Pradesh was created on
15 April 1948
April 15VishuKerala Only. First day
of Tulu calendar
April 16Bohag Bihu HolidayAssam only
April 16Tithi of Damodar DevaAssam only
April 18Parashurama JayantiGujarat, Haryana,
Himachal Pradesh
April 18Basava JayanthiKarnataka only. The
most important festival
of the Lingayats. 3rd Vaiskha
April 21Garia PujaTripura only
April 23Veer Kunvar Singh JayantiBihar
April 30Buddha PurnimaBirth of Buddha


Government Holidays in May 2018

DateHolidayComments
May 01Maharashtra DayMaharashtra only.
Commemorates the
formation of the state of
Maharashtra on 1 May1960
May 01May DayMany states
May 02Shab e-BaratBihar. Celebrated on the
15th Sha’aban
May 09Birthday of Rabindra

Nath Tagore

Tripura, West Bengal
May 16State DaySikkim only
May 26Birthday of Kazi
Nazrul Islam
Tripura only.
May 30Janmotsav of Sri
Sri Madhav Dev
Assam only


Govt Holidays 2018 in June

DateHolidayComments
June 08Jumat-ul-WidaLast Friday of Ramadam
June 11Shab-I-QadarJammu and Kashmir.

Celebrated on the 27th
day of Ramadan

June 14Pahili RajaOdisha
June 15Jumat-ul-WidaLast Friday of Ramadam
June 15Idul FitrMany states
June 15Raja SankrantiOdisha only
June 16Idul FitrSeveral states
June 16Maharana Pratap
Jayanti
Haryana, Himachal
Pradesh, Rajasthan only
June 17Guru Arjun Dev
Martyrdom day
Punjab Only
June 17Idul Fitr HolidayTelangana
June 28Sant Guru Kabir
Jayanti
Gazetted holiday in
several states
June 30Remna NiMizoram


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Public Holidays in the Month of July 2018

DateHolidayComments
July 05Guru Hargobind Ji’s
Birthday
Jammu and Kashmir
July 06MHIP DayMizoram
July 13Martyr’s DayJammu and Kashmir only
July 14Ratha YatraOdisha
July 20Kharchi PujaTripura only
July 31Martyrdom Day of
Shaheed Udham Singh
Haryana only


Public Holidays 2018 India List for the Month of August

DateHolidayComments
August 04Ker PujaTripura only
August 06Bonalu
August 11Karkkadaka VavuKerala
August 13Patriot’s DayManipur
August 15Independence Day
August 17Parsi New YearJamshed Navroz.
Gujarat, Mumbai Only
August 22Idul JuhaBakrid. Many states
August 23Idul Juha HolidayJammu and Kashmir
August 24First OnamKerala only. Harvest
Festival
August 25ThiruvonamKerala only. Harvest
Festival
August 26Raksha BandhanSeveral states.
Shravana Purnima
August 26Third OnamKerala only. Harvest
Festival
August 27Sree Narayana

Guru Jayanti

Kerala only
August 28Ayankali JayanthiKerala only
August 31Tithi of Sri Sri

Madhav Dev

Assam only


Indian National Public Holidays 2018 in September

DateHolidayComments
September 02Sreekrishna JayanthiKerala, Odisha. Celebrates
the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
September 02JanmashtamiTamil Nadu. Celebrates the
birth of Lord Shri Krishna
September 03JanmashtamiCelebrates the birth of
Lord Shri Krishna
September 11MuharramObserved mainly by
the Shia Muslim community
September 11Tithi of Shrimanta
Shankar Dev
Assam only
September 11Tithi of Srimatna
Sankardev
Assam only
September 13Ganesh ChaturthiVarasiddhi Vinayaka
Vrata
September 14NuakhaiOdisha only. Day
after Ganesh Chaturthi
September 19Ramdev Jayanti
and Teja Dashmi
Rajasthan
September 19Janmostav of
Srimatna Sankardev
Assam only
September 20Muharram (10th Day)Day of Ashurah
September 20KaramJharkhand. 11th day
of full moon in the
month of Bhadro
September 21Sree Narayana

Guru Samadhi

Kerala only. Marks the
death of a key social reformer
September 21MuharramMany states
September 23Haryana’s Heroes’

Martyrdom Day

Haryana only


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Public Holidays In October 2018

DateHolidayComments
October 02Mahatma Gandhi BirthdayGandhi Jayanti
October 08MahalayaKarnataka, Odisha,
Tripura, West Bengal
only.
October 09Bathukamma
Starting day
Nine days before
Durgastami
October 10Maharaja
Agrasen Jayanati
Haryana, Rajasthan
only
October 16Maha SaptamiSeveral states
October 17DurgastamiSeveral states
October 18Ayudha PujaSeveral states
October 18MahanavamiSeveral states.
Ninth Day of Dussehra
October 18Navami of Durga
Puja
Several states
October 18DussheraVijaya Dashmi.
Several states
October 18Kati BihuAssam only
October 19Durga PujaMahastami.
Sikkim only
October 19DussehraDasara/Vijaya
Dashami
October 20Durga Puja HolidaySikkim, Tripura
October 22Durga Puja HolidayTripura
October 23Durga Puja HolidayTripura
October 24Lakshmi PujaOdisha, Tripura,
West Bengal only.
October 24Maharishi Valmiki
Birthday
Delhi, Haryana,
Karnataka,
Himachal Pradesh,Punjab
October 31Sardar Vallabhbhai

Patel’s Birthday

Gujarat only.


Public Holidays In November 2018

DateHolidayComments
November 01Haryana DayHaryana only.
November 01Kannada RajyothsavaBangalore Only.
Karnataka Formation
Day
November 01KutManipur
November 06Narak ChaturdashiKarnataka
November 06Kali PujaAssam, West Bengal.
Festival dedicated to
the Hindu goddess Kali
November 06DeepavaliSeveral states
November 07Kali PujaOdisha. Festival
dedicated to the Hindu
goddess Kali
November 07DeepavaliTelengana
November 07DeewaliMany states
November 08DeepavaliMaharashtra,
Sikkim
November 08Vikram Samvat

New Year

Gujarat only.
November 08Vishvakarma DayGovardhan Puja
November 08BalipadyamiKarnataka
November 09Bhai BijSeveral states
November 09Deewali HolidayRajasthan, Sikkim
November 09Ningol ChakkoubaManipur. 2nd day
of the lunar month
of Hiyanggei
November 09Vishvakarma DayHaryana
November 13Chhath PujaBihar, Jharkhand
November 14Chhath PujaBihar
November 20Id-e-MiladKerala
November 21Id-e-Milad
November 23Guru Nanak BirthdayThe Birthday of
the founder of
Sikhism, falls on
full moon day of
the month Kartik
November 23Rasa PurnimaOdisha only
November 23Friday after Eid
e-Milad-un Nabi
Jammu and
Kashmir only
November 24Lachit DivasAssam only
November 26Kanakadasa JayanthiKarnataka only


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Public Holidays In December 2018

DateHolidayComments
December 01State Inauguration DayNagaland
December 01Indigenous faith dayArunachal
Pradesh
December 02Asom DivasAssam only
December 03World Disabled DayTripura only
December 03Feast of St Francis
Xavier
Goa only.
December 05Birthday of Sheikh
Mohammad Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir
December 12Martyrdom Day of
Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
Punjab only
December 19Goa Liberation DayGoa only
December 24Christmas EveMizoram
December 25Christmas DayObserved in
all states
December 26Boxing DayMizoram, Telangana


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Uttar Pradesh 15 Public Holidays Scrapped Of Birth, Death Anniversaries

In Uttar Pradesh, there are 42 public holidays of which at least 17 are related to the birth anniversaries of eminent personalities. The Uttar Pradesh government cancelled 15 public holidays of birth and death anniversaries of eminent personalities. Instead on these holidays schools and colleges will now organize 2 hours of workshop on these days and will teach about these eminent personalities.

“There should be no holidays in schools on birth anniversaries of great personalities. Instead, a special two-hour programme should be held to teach students about them. The 220-day academic session has been reduced to only 120 days due to such holidays and if this tradition continues, there will be no day left for teaching in schools,” Adityanath had said.

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Scrapped Holidays In Uttar Pradesh

HolidayDate
Karpoori Thakur’s birth
anniversary
January 24
Cheti ChandMarch 29
Maharshi Kashyap and
Maharaj Guha birth anniversary
April 05
Hazrat Khwaja Muiuddin
Chishti Ajmeri Garib Nawaj Urs
April 14
Chandrashekhar’s birth anniversaryApril 17
Parshuram JayantiApril 28
Maharana Pratap JayantiMay 09
Jamat-ul-Alvida (Last Friday of Ramzan)June 23
Vishva Karma PujaSeptember 17
Maharaja Agrasen JayantiSeptember 21
Maharshi Valmiki JayantiOctober 05
Chhath PujaOctober 26
Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel and
Acharya Narendra Dev Jayanti
October 31
Eid-e-Miladul NabiDecember 02
Chaudhary Charan Singh JayantiDecember 23

In India, 80% of population belongs to Hindu religion, and 2%, 13%, 1% and 0.5% belongs to Christian, Muslim, Buddhist and Jain respectively & other to minorities such as Zoroastrianism and Judaism.

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The above mentioned Public Holidays list includes public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and festival holidays. The list also explains the purpose of some of the holidays and also depicts which festival is celebrated in which state.

Full list of Public Holidays in India 2018 is listed above from January to December of all India and Uttar Pradesh. For more updated details, stay in touch with us!

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