Public Holidays In India

Being a secular country, people living in India experience diverse cultures, languages and share happiness of festivals and occasions with each other. Thus, if you are looking for the List of Public Holidays In India 2019 along with National, Bank & Gazetted Holidays & Holiday Calendar India then this page proves useful to you.

Government of India announce List of Indian Public Holidays on yearly basis. Generally, there are three types of holidays – Gazetted Holidays, National Holidays and Restricted Holidays. Therefore, to fetch the complete list of Public Holiday Dates go through underneath segment of this page.

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Public Holidays In India

Those who are planning for a trip and are looking for the complete list of holidays in 2019 can check below given tables. We have provided month-wise list of public holidays in India. So, go through below given list and set your plan in motion.

Public Holidays In January

1 JanuaryTuesdayNew Year’s Day
11 JanuaryFridayMissionary Day
12 JanuarySaturdayBirthday of Swami Vivekananda
14 JanuaryMondayBhogi, Sankranti
15 JanuaryTuesdayPongal, Sankranti, Tusu Puja
16 JanuaryWednesdayThiruvalluvar Day
17 JanuaryThursdayUzhavar Tirunal
23 JanuaryWednesdayJayanti of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
25 JanuaryFridaySri Chhotu Ram Jayanti, Statehood Day
31 JanuaryThursdayMe-dam-me-phi


 Public Holidays In February

5 FebruaryTuesdayLosar, Sonam Lhochhar
10 FebruarySundayVasant Panchami
15 FebruaryFridayLui-Ngai-Ni
19 FebruaryTuesday
  • Jayanti of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
  • Birthday of Guru Ravidas
20 FebruaryWednesdayMizoram State Day, Statehood Day
28 FebruaryThursdayJayanti of Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati


 Public Holidays in India (March)

4 MarchMondayMaha Shivratri, Chapchar Kut
20 MarchWednesdayBirthday of Hazrat Ali
21 MarchThursdayDoljatra, Holi
22 MarchFridayBihar Diwas
23 MarchSaturdayBhagat Singh’s Shahidi Divas


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April Public Holidays

Date     DayHoliday
1 AprilMondayOdisha Day, Bank Holiday
5 AprilFridayBirthday of Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday
6 AprilSaturdayUgadi, First Navratra, Gudi Padwa
7 AprilSundayCheti Chand, Sarhul
13 AprilSaturdayBiju Festival, Bohag Bihu Holiday
14 AprilSunday
  • Bohag Bihu, Ram Navami
  • Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti
15 AprilMondayHimachal Day, Vishu
16 AprilTuesdayBasaveshwar Jayanti
17 AprilWednesdayMahavir Jayanti
18 AprilThursdayMaundy Thursday
19 AprilFridayGood Friday
21 AprilSundayGaria Puja


 Public Holidays in May

1 MayWednesdayMay & Maharashtra Day
7 MayTuesdayParshuram Jayanti
16 MayThursdayState Day
19 MaySundayBuddha Purnima
24 MayFriday
  • Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjun Dev
  • Maharana Pratap Jayanti
31 MayFridayJumat-ul-Wida


 Public Holidays in June

DateDayList of Public Holidays in India
5 JuneWednesdayIdul Fitr
6 JuneThursdayFollowing day of Ramadan
14 JuneFridayPahili Raja
15 JuneSaturdayRaja Sankranti
17 JuneMondayJayanti of Sant Kabir
23 JuneSundayKharchi Puja
30 JuneSundayRemna Ni


 Public Holidays in July

DateDayIndian Public Holidays 
4 JulyThursdayRatha Yatra
5 JulyFridayBirthday of Guru Hargobind Ji
6 JulySaturdayMHIP Day
7 JulySundayKer Puja
13 JulySaturdayMartyr’s Day
17 JulyWednesdayU Tirot Sing Day
29 JulyMondayBonalu
31 JulyWednesdayMartyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh, Karkidaka Vavu


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Public Holidays in India August

DateDayPublic Holiday Dates
12 AugustMondayIdul Adha
13 AugustTuesdayPatriot’s Day
15 AugustThursdayRaksha Bandhan
17 AugustSaturdayParsi New Year
23 AugustFridayJanmashtami
24 AugustSaturdaySreekrishna Jayanthi
31 AugustSaturdayParkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji


 Public Holiday September

DateDayPublic Holidays in India
1 SeptemberSundayMuharram, Teej
2 SeptemberMondayGanesh Chaturthi
3 SeptemberTuesdayNuakhai
7 SeptemberSaturdayBirthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji
10 SeptemberTuesdayFirst Onam, Muharram
11 SeptemberWednesdayThiruvonam
12 SeptemberThursdayThird Onam, Saragarhi Day
13 SeptemberFridayFourth Onam
20 SeptemberFridaySree Narayana Guru Samadhi
23 SeptemberMondayHeroes’ Martyrdom Day
28 SeptemberSaturday
  • S Bhagat Singh’s Birthday
  • Bathukamma Starting Day
29 SeptemberSundayMahalaya, Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti


 Indian Public Holidays 2019 (October)

DateDayPublic Holidays in India
5 OctoberSaturdayMaha Saptami
6 OctoberSundayDurgashtami, Mahanavami
7 OctoberMondayAyudha Pooja
8 OctoberTuesdayDurga Pooja, Dussehra
13 OctoberSundayMaharishi Valmiki Jayanti, Lakshmi Pooja
27 OctoberSundayDiwali, Kali Puja
28 OctoberMondayVikram Samvat New Year, Vishwakarma Day
29 OctoberTuesdayBhai Bij, Diwali
30 OctoberWednesdayNingol Chakkouba


 Public Holidays November

DateDayPublic Holidays in India
1 NovemberFridayHaryana Day, Kannada Rajyotsava
2 NovemberSaturdayChhath Puja
8 NovemberFridayWangala Festival
10 NovemberSundayId-e-Milad
11 NovemberMondayGuru Nanak Birthday
12 NovemberTuesdayRasa Purnima
23 NovemberSaturdaySeng Kut Snem
24 NovemberSundayMartyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
26 NovemberTuesdayNarak Chaturdashi


 Public Holidays in December

DateDayPublic Holidays in India
1 DecemberSundayState Inauguration Day, Indigenous faith day
2 DecemberMondayAsom Divas
3 DecemberTuesdayWorld Disabled Day
5 DecemberThursdayBirthday of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah
12 DecemberThursdayPa Togan Nengminja Sangama
18 DecemberWednesdayDeath anniversary of U SoSo Tham
25 DecemberWednesdayChristmas Day
26 DecemberThursdayBirthday of Shaheed Udham Singh
30 DecemberMondayU Kiang Nangbah


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National Holidays In India

There are three National Public Holidays in India. Have a look!

  • 26 January (Republic Day)
  • 15 August (Independence Day)
  • 02 October (Gandhi Jayanti)

Gazetted Holidays In India

In addition to Public Holidays 2019 India and National Holiday, Gazetted Holiday also populates the Indian Calendar. Below given is the list of Gazetted Holidays In India. Have a look!

DatesGazetted Holiday in India
26 JanuaryRepublic Day
March 4Maha Shivaratri
21 MarchHoli
17 AprilMahavir Jayanti
19 AprilGood Friday
18 MayBuddha Purnima
5 JuneId-ul- Fitr
12 AugustId-ul-Zuha (Bakri Id)
15 AugustIndependence Day
24 AugustJanmashtami
10 SeptemberMuharram
2 OctoberMahatma Gandhi’s birthday
8 OctoberDussehra
27 OctoberDiwali (Deepavali)
10 NovemberId-e-Milad (Prophet Muhammad’s birthday)
12 NovemberGuru Nanak’s birthday
25 DecemberChristmas Day


Bank Public Holidays In India 

There are various laws through which the Public Holidays In India are governed. Below given are the laws according to which government announce the list of Government Holidays In India.

  • The National and Festival Holidays Act, 1963
  • The Negotiable Instruments Act 1981
  • The Weekly Holidays Act, 1942
  • The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
  • The Companies Act 2013
  • The Shops and Commercial Establishments Act

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. These communities celebrate the festivals and occasions with unity and joy. However, sometimes it is chaotic, loud and intense.

The above mentioned Public Holidays list includes public holidays, bank holidays, Govt Holidays In India 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 2019 is listed above. For more updates regarding Indian Holiday Calendar, Bank Holidays In India, stay connected with us on our web portal –

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