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Public Holidays 2019: List of Public Holidays

Last Updated: 10/31/2018 2:07:26 PM

Numerous religions coexist peacefully in India and as a result, numbers of festivals are widely celebrated in this country with fervour and enthusiasm. Some of the festivals are state specific, while others are celebrated across the nation. When we talk about festivals, the word “holiday” pops up in our mind. To satiate you, the list of public holidays in India for the year 2019 are given below.

Public Holidays in India 2019

Date Day Festival Description
14 January 2019 Monday Lohri Lohri is a popular festival in the northern region of India. It is celebrated by the people with immense joy and fervour.
14 January 2019 Monday Pongal Pongal is a four day long festival that is celebrated in Tamil Nadu. It is a harvest festival that is dedicated to Lord Sun.
14 January 2019 Monday Uttarayan Uttarayan marks the beginning of the six month period from Makar sankranti to Kark sankranti, during which the Sun’s movement is in the North direction.
14 January 2019 Monday Makar Sankranti Makar Sankranti marks the transit of Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn. People celebrate the occasion by flying kites.
26 January 2019 Saturday Republic Day It is a national holiday of India, which celebrates the day when the Constitution of the country came into force.
10 February 2019 Sunday Basant Panchami Basant Panchami, also known as Vasant Panchami is celebrated all across the nation to mark the beginning of the spring.
10 February 2019 Sunday Saraswati Puja Saraswati Puja is dedicated to the worship of Goddess Saraswati, who is the goddess of knowledge and art. It is celebrated on the day of Vasant Panchami.
04 March 2019 Monday Maha Shivratri Maha Shivratri means the great night dedicated to Lord Shiva.
20 March 2019 Wednesday Holika Dahan It is also known as Kamudu pyre. On this day, the demon Holika, who tried to burn Prahlad was burnt herself.
21 March 2019 Thursday Holi Holi is the festival of colors that is celebrated across the nation to celebrate the victory of good over the evil.
01 April 2019 Monday Bank's Holiday After completing the financial year, bank gets a holiday before commencing the new financial year.
06 April 2019 Saturday Chaitra Navratri Chaitra Navratri is a nine day long festival dedicated to the nine forms of Goddess Durga.
06 April 2019 Saturday Ugadi It is celebrated as the New Year by the Telugu people on the first day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar in the month of Chaitra.
06 April 2019 Saturday Gudi Padwa Also known to be the New Year for Marathi native, Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the first day of Hindu lunisolar calendar in the month of Chaitra.
07 April 2019 Sunday Cheti Chand Cheti Chand marks the beginning of New Year for Sindhi Hindus.
13 April 2019 Saturday Rama Navami Rama Navami is celebrated across the nation to commemorate the birth of Lord Rama.
14 April 2019 Sunday Chaitra Navratri Parana Chaitra Navratri Parana is the ninth day of the Chaitra Navratri, which concludes the Navratri fast.
14 April 2019 Sunday Baisakhi Baisakhi marks the beginning of Sikh New Year. It is celebrated with excitement and pomp.
14 April 2019 Sunday Ambedkar Jayanti Ambedkar Jayanti, also known as Bhim Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of B. R. Ambedkar.
17 April 2019 Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti Mahavir Jayanti is one of the important festivals in Jainism and celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Mahavira.
19 April 2019 Friday Hanuman Jayanti Hanuman Jayanti commemorates the birth of Pawan Putra Hanuman and is celebrated widely in India.
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday Good Friday is a festival celebrated to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ followed by his death at Calvary.
01 May 2019 Wednesday Maharashtra day Maharashtra Day, also known as Maharashtra Diwas or Maharashtra Din is a festival of Maharashtra which commemorates the day of formation of Maharashtra state.
07 May 2019 Tuesday Akshaya Tritiya Observed by both Hindus and Jains, Akshaya Tritiya is considered to be a very auspicious day to start a new task.
07 May 2019 Tuesday Maharshi Parshuram Jayanti Maharshi Parshuram Jayanti, observed with utmost respect, commemorates the birth of Lord Parshuram.
18 May 2019 Saturday Budh Purnima Budh Purnima is celebrated by Buddhists and some Hindus to commemorate the birth of Lord Buddha.
05 June 2019 Wednesday Eid Ul Fitr Eid Ul Fitr is one of the major festivals of Muslims. It marks the end of the 30 day fasting of Ramadan.
04 July 2019 Thursday Jagannath Rath Yatra Jagannath Rath Yatra is a festival dedicated to Lord Jagannath.
16 July 2019 Tuesday Guru Purnima Guru Purnima is the festival that is observed to venerate one’s Gurus or teachers, who have guided us and served to be our mentors in life.
03 August 2019 Saturday Hariyali Teej Hariyali Teej is celebrated by observing fast. It is festival which is celebrated by unmarried women to find a perfect match for themselves and by married women for the longevity of their husbands.
05 August 2019 Monday Nag Panchami Nag Panchami is the festival dedicated to the worship of Snake God or serpents.
12 August 2019 Monday Bakrid / Eid al Adha It is a major festival of the Muslims. The festival is celebrated by offering sacrifice.
15 August 2019 Thursday Raksha Bandhan It is a festival that celebrates the pure love of brother and sister. On this day, sisters tie Rakhi on the wrist of their brothers, praying for their well-being while the brothers vow to protect them in every possible manner.
15 August 2019 Thursday Independence Day It is a national festival of India. It celebrates India's freedom from the British rule.
23 August 2019 Friday Janmashtami It is the festival that celebrates the birth of of Lord Krishna.
02 September 2019 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is a festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha. People celebrate this day with zeal and gaiety to commemorate the birth of Lord Ganesha.
10 September 2019 Tuesday Muharram Muharram is an Islamic festival that is celebrated by the Muslims. It is celebrated on the 10th day of the pious month of Muharram.
11 September 2019 Wednesday Onam/Thiruvonam Onam is the most popular festival that is celebrated in the state of Kerala. It is believed that the spirit of the generous king Mahabali visits his kingdom on the day of Onam.
12 September 2019 Thursday Anant Chaturdashi It marks the conclusion of the Ganesh Utsav and idols of Lord Ganesha are immersed in water on this day.
29 September 2019 Sunday Sharad Navratri It marks the beginning of the nine day long festival dedicated to the nine forms of Goddess Durga.
02 October 2019 Wednesday Gandhi Jayanti It is one of the national festivals of India. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
06 October 2019 Sunday Durga Puja Ashtami It is the eighth day of Navratri. People generally perform Kanya Pujan on this day.
06 October 2019 Sunday Durga Maha Navami Puja Durga Maha Navami Puja is done on the ninth day of Navratri.
07 October 2019 Monday Sharad Navratri Parana The nine day long fasts of Sharad Navratri are concluded with the Sharad Navratri Parana.
08 October 2019 Tuesday Dussehra It is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana.
17 October 2019 Thursday Karva Chauth On this day, fast is observed by married women for the well-being and longevity of their husbands. Unmarried girls also observe this fast for their future husbands.
25 October 2019 Friday Dhanteras Dhanteras, also known as Dhanatrayodashi or Dhanvantari Trayodashi, is a festival which aims at bestowing wealth and prosperity.
27 October 2019 Sunday Diwali It is the festival of lights that celebrates Lord Rama’s return to his home, Ayodhya after defeating the demon king Ravana.
27 October 2019 Sunday Narak Chaturdashi The festival celebrates the victory of Lord Krishna and his wife Satyabhama over the demon Narakasura.
28 October 2019 Monday Govardhan Puja It is celebrated to pay tribute to mother nature. On this day, Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Parvat on his little finger.
29 October 2019 Tuesday Bhai Dooj It is another festival dedicated to the pure bond that a brother and sister share.
10 November 2019 Sunday Eid-e-Milad Eid-e-Milad is a festival of the Muslims which celebrates the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad.
12 November 2019 Tuesday Guru Nanak Jayanti It is a Sikh festival that celebrates the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.
14 November 2019 Thursday Children's Day The birthday of the first prime minister of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru is celebrated as Children's Day all over the country.
25 December 2019 Wednesday Christmas Day It is the most popular festival of the Christians. Christmas Day marks the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ and is celebrated with joy all over the globe.

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