List of Holidays in 2019 - Government, Public & Bank Holidays in India

Festivals form an integral part of the Indian culture and varies from state to state, with each state or city having its own set of customs and traditions of celebrating a particular festival. Here’s a complete list of government, public, and bank holidays in 2019.



National Holidays in India 2019

India has three national holidays. The country celebrates Republic Day on 26 January , Independence Day on 15 August and Gandhi Jayanti on 02 October every year.

The state and central governments normally announce the list of government holidays on a yearly basis. Government holidays are of two types: 1) gazetted holidays and 2) restricted holidays. In addition, local holidays are declared at the district level.

Central Government Holidays in India 2019

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

On behalf of Government of India, the Ministry of Personnel declares a list of holidays applicable to central government offices during the respective year.

Holiday Date Day Comments
New Year’s Day 1 January 2019 Tuesday Telangana, Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Mizoram, Nagaland, Telangana
Missionary Day 11 January 2019 Friday Mizoram
Birthday of Swami Vivekananda 12 January 2019 Saturday West Bengal
Bhogi 14 January 2019 Monday Telangana
Sankranti 14 January 2019 Monday Karnataka, Assam, Andhra Pradesh
Pongal 15 January 2019 Tuesday
Sankranti 15 January 2019 Tuesday Telangana
Tusu Puja 15 January 2019 Tuesday Assam
Thiruvalluvar Day 16 January 2019 Wednesday Tamil Nadu
Uzhavar Tirunal 17 January 2019 Thursday Tamil Nadu and Puducherry
Jayanti of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose 23 January 2019 Wednesday West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Odisha
Sri Chhotu Ram Jayanti 25 January 2019 Friday Haryana
Statehood Day 25 January 2019 Friday Himachal Pradesh
Me-dam-me-phi 31 January 2019 Thursday Assam
Losar 5 February 2019 Tuesday Sikkim
Sonam Lhochhar 5 February 2019 Tuesday Sikkim
Vasant Panchami 10 February 2019 Sunday West Bengal, Odisha, Punjab, Tripura, Haryana
Lui-Ngai-Ni 15 February 2019 Friday Manipur
Jayanti of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 19 February 2019 Tuesday Maharashtra
Birthday of Guru Ravidas 19 February 2019 Tuesday Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh
Mizoram State Day 20 February 2019 Wednesday Mizoram
Statehood Day 20 February 2019 Wednesday Arunachal Pradesh
Jayanti of Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati 28 February 2019 Thursday Haryana
Maha Shivratri 4 March 2019 Monday
Chapchar Kut 4 March 2019 Monday Mizoram
Birthday of Hazrat Ali 20 March 2019 Wednesday Uttar Pradesh
Doljatra 21 March 2019 Thursday
Holi 21 March 2019 Thursday
Yaoshang Second Day 21 March 2019 Thursday Manipur
Bihar Diwas 22 March 2019 Friday Bihar
Bhagat Singh’s Shahidi Divas 23 March 2019 Saturday Haryana
Bhagat Singh’s Shahidi Divas 23 March 2019 Saturday Rajasthan, Punjab
Bank holiday 1 April 2019 Monday Bank account closing day
Odisha Day 1 April 2019 Monday Odisha
Birthday of Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday 5 April 2019 Friday Telangana
Ugadi 6 April 2019 Saturday Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Sajibu Nongmapanba 6 April 2019 Saturday Manipur
First Navratra 6 April 2019 Saturday Jammu and Kashmir
Gudi Padwa 6 April 2019 Saturday Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh
Cheti Chand 7 April 2019 Sunday Gujarat
Sarhul 7 April 2019 Sunday Jharkhand
Biju Festival 13 April 2019 Saturday Tripura
Birthday of Ashoka 14 April 2019 Sunday Bihar
Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti 14 April 2019 Sunday
Maha Vishuba Sankranti 14 April 2019 Sunday Odisha
Tamil New Year 14 April 2019 Sunday Tamil Nadu
Vaisakhi 14 April 2019 Sunday Many states
Ram Navami 14 April 2019 Sunday
Bohag Bihu 15 April 2019 Sunday Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
Bengali New Year 15 April 2019 monday West Bengal, Tripura
Himachal Day 15 April 2019 Monday Himachal Pradesh
Vishu 15 April 2019 Monday Kerala
Basaveshwar Jayanti 16 April 2019 Tuesday Karnataka
Mahavir Jayanti 17 April 2019 Wednesday
Maundy Thursday 18 April 2019 Thursday Kerala
Good Friday 19 April 2019 Friday
Garia Puja 21 April 2019 Sunday Tripura
May Day 1 May 2019 Wednesday Several states
Maharashtra Day 1 May 2019 Wednesday Maharashtra
Parshuram Jayanti 7 May 2019 Tuesday Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana
Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore 7 May 2019 Tuesday Tripura, West Bengal
State Day 16 May 2019 Thursday Sikkim
Buddha Purnima 19 May 2019 Sunday Celebrates the birth of Buddha
Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam 24 May 2019 Friday Tripura
Maharana Pratap Jayanti 24 May 2019 Friday Himachal Pradesh, Haryana
Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjun Dev 24 May 2019 Friday Punjab
Jumat-ul-Wida 31 May 2019 Friday
Idul Fitr 5 June 2019 Wednesday Several states
Following day of Ramadan 6 June 2019 Thursday Telangana
Pahili Raja 14 June 2019 Friday Odisha
Raja Sankranti 15 June 2019 Saturday Odisha
Jayanti of Sant Kabir 17 June 2019 Monday Public holiday in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh
Kharchi Puja 23 June 2019 Sunday Tripura
Remna Ni 30 June 2019 Sunday Mizoram
Ratha Yatra 4 July 2019 Thursday Odisha
Birthday of Guru Hargobind Ji 5 July 2019 Friday Jammu and Kashmir
MHIP Day 6 July 2019 Saturday Mizoram
Ker Puja 7 July 2019 Sunday Tripura
Martyr’s Day 13 July 2019 Saturday Jammu and Kashmir
U Tirot Sing Day 17 July 2019 Wednesday Meghalaya
Bonalu 29 July 2019 Monday
Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh 31 July 2019 Wednesday Punjab, Haryana
Karkidaka Vavu 31 July 2019 Wednesday Kerala
Idul Adha 12 August 2019 Monday many states
Patriot’s Day 13 August 2019 Tuesday Manipur
Raksha Bandhan 15 August 2019 Thursday Several states
Parsi New Year 17 August 2019 Saturday Gujarat, Maharashtra
Janmashtami 23 August 2019 Friday Restricted holiday (RH)
Sreekrishna Jayanthi 24 August 2019 Saturday Telangana, Kerala, Odisha
Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji 31 August 2019 Saturday Punjab
Muharram 1 September 2019 Sunday Celebrated by the Shia Muslim Community
Teej 1 September 2019 Sunday Haryana
Ganesh Chaturthi 2 September 2019 Monday
Nuakhai 3 September 2019 Tuesday Odisha
Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji 7 September 2019 Saturday Punjab
First Onam 10 September 2019 Tuesday Kerala
Muharram (10th Day) 10 September 2019 Tuesday
Thiruvonam 11 September 2019 Wednesday Kerala
Third Onam 12 September 2019 Thursday Kerala
Saragarhi Day 12 September 2019 Thursday Punjab
Fourth Onam 13 September 2019 Friday Kerala
Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi 20 September 2019 Friday Kerala
Heroes’ Martyrdom Day 23 September 2019 Monday Haryana
S Bhagat Singh’s Birthday 28 September 2019 Saturday Punjab
Bathukamma Starting Day 28 September 2019 Saturday
Mahalaya 29 September 2019 Sunday West Bengal, Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura
Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti 29 September 2019 Sunday Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab
Maha Saptami 5 October 2019 Saturday West Bengal, Assam, Odisha
Durgashtami 6 October 2019 Sunday West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Assam, Telangana
Mahanavami 6 October 2019 Sunday Odisha, Kerala, Bihar
Navami of Durga Pooja 6 October 2019 Sunday West Bengal, Assam, Tripura
Ayudha Pooja 7 October 2019 Monday Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
Durga Pooja 8 October 2019 Tuesday Sikkim, Odisha
Dussehra 8 October 2019 Tuesday
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 13 October 2019 Sunday Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka
Lakshmi Pooja 13 October 2019 Sunday West Bengal, Odisha, Tripura
Deepavali 27 October 2019 Sunday Several states
Diwali 27 October 2019 Sunday
Kali Puja 27 October 2019 Sunday West Bengal, Assam, Odisha
Vikram Samvat New Year 28 October 2019 Monday Gujarat
Vishwakarma Day 28 October 2019 Monday
Bhai Bij/Bhai Dooj 29 October 2019 Tuesday Gujarat
Ningol Chakkouba 30 October 2019 Wednesday Manipur
Haryana Day 1 November 2019 Friday Haryana
Kannada Rajyotsava 1 November 2019 Friday Karnataka
Kut 1 November 2019 Friday Manipur
Chhath Puja 2 November 2019 Saturday Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Bihar
Wangala Festival 8 November 2019 Friday Meghalaya
Id-e-Milad 10 November 2019 Sunday
Guru Nanak Birthday 11 November 2019 Monday
Rasa Purnima 12 November 2019 Tuesday Odisha
Seng Kut Snem 23 November 2019 Saturday Meghalaya
Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji 24 November 2019 Sunday Punjab
Narak Chaturdashi 26 November 2019 Tuesday Karnataka
State Inauguration Day 1 December 2019 Sunday
Indigenous faith day 1 December 2019 Sunday Arunachal Pradesh
Asom Divas 2 December 2019 Monday Assam
World Disabled Day 3 December 2019 Tuesday Tripura
Birthday of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah 5 December 2019 Thursday Jammu and Kashmir
Pa Togan Nengminja Sangama 12 December 2019 Thursday Meghalaya
Death anniversary of U SoSo Tham 18 December 2019 Wednesday Meghalaya
Christmas Day 25 December 2019 Wednesday Celebrated in many states
Boxing Day 26 December 2019 Thursday
Birthday of Shaheed Udham Singh 26 December 2019 Thursday Haryana
U Kiang Nangbah 30 December 2019 Monday Meghalaya


Popular Hindu Festival Holidays in India 2019

The Hindus throughout the country festival a huge number of festivals. The festivals of Hindu have one or more of periodic, mythological and religious importance. The symbolism utilised and attached, the observance of the festival and the intensity and style of celebration differs from region to region within the nation.

Holiday Observed in
Ratha Saptami Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Vasant Panchami Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Orissa, Tripura
Vishu Tamil Nadu, Kerala
Makar Sankrati Rajasthan, Orissa, Karnataka, Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar
Maha Shivaratri West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and other states
Ram Navami Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi, Assam, Gujarat, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh
Holi All states except Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Nagaland, Goa, Kerala
Ugadi Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Goa, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Hanum Jayanti Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Telangana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh
Akshaya Tritiya Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
Rath Jatra Gujarat, Orissa
Naga Panchami All states except Goa and territories
Raksha Bandhan Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand
Krishna Janmashtami West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Gujarat, Bihar
Onam Kerala, Pondicherry
Ganesh Chaturthi Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra
Mahalaya Orissa, West Bengal, Assam, Karnataka
Dusshera All states
Bonalu Telangana
Bathukamma Telangana
Nuakhal Orissa
Chhath Puja Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand
Naukhai Orissa
Vishwakarma Puja West Bengal
Jagaddhatri Puja West Bengal
Hartalika Teej Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar
Devothan Ekadashi Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttarakhanda
Diwali


Popular Islamic Festival Holidays in India 2019

Holiday Observed in
Eid e Ghadeer Telangana
Eid al-Adha All states and territories
Eid ul-Fitr All states and territories
Jumat-ul-Wida Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir
Shab-e-Barat West Bengal, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Bihar, Assam, Tripura, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh
Birthday of Ali ibn Abi Talib Bihar, Uttar Pradesh
Mawlid All states and territories
Day of Ashura All states and territories


Popular Sikh Holidays in India 2019

Holiday Observed in
Guru Gobind Singh Ji Gurpurab Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
Martrdom of Guru Arjun Dev Ji Punjab
Vaisakhi Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhanda, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh,
Guru Nanaka Gurpurab


Popular Christian Holidays in India 2019

Holiday Observed in
New Year Day All states
Palm Sunday All states and territories
Good Friday All states and territories
Feast of Pentecost All states and territories
Easter Sunday All states and territories
Boxing Day Telangana
Christmas Day


Popular Buddhist Holidays in India 2019

Holiday Observed in
New Year Day All states
Palm Sunday All states and territories
Good Friday All states and territories
Feast of Pentecost All states and territories
Easter Sunday All states and territories
Boxing Day Telangana
Christmas Day


Popular Jain Holidays in India 2019

Holidays Observed in
Mahavir Jayanti Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Haryana, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand
Paryushan Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Orissa