• List of Holidays in 2018 – Government, Bank and Public Holidays in India

    India is popular for many aspects around the globe. The country, being a culturally fervent and diverse society, celebrates various holidays and festivals. Indian holidays and festivals are often chaotic, colorful, loud and intense. India is the most populous democracy in the world and the second most populous country.

    Government Holidays in India 2018 Bank Holidays in India 2018

    Being a secular country, approximately 80% of population follows Hinduism followed by Christianity 2%, Islam 13%, Buddhism 1% and Jainism 0.5% and other minorities such as Zoroastrianism and Judaism. If you an Indian and looking for the list of Indian holidays including public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and festival holidays, this page is tremendously useful for you.

    National Holidays in India 2018

    India has three national holidays: 1) 26 January 2) 15 August and 3) 02 October. The country celebrates Republic Day on 26 January every year. Republic Day respects the date on which the Indian Constitution came into effect on 26 January 1950 substituting the Indian Government Act. Yearly, Independence Day is celebrated on 15 August as an Indian national holiday honoring the independence of the country from the United Kingdom on 14 August 1947. On 02 October every year, India celebrates Gandhi Jayanti to honour the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation.

    Government Holidays in India 2018

    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 2018

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

    Date Day Holiday Remarks
    01 January 2018 Monday New Year’s Day Telangana, Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh
    02 January 2018 Tuesday Mannam Jayanthi Kerala
    12 January 2018 Friday Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal
    14 January 2018 Sunday Bhogi Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
    14 January 2018 Sunday Pongal Makar Sanktrati
    14 January 2018 Sunday Sankrati Assam, Telangana, Gujarat
    15 January 2018 Monday Thiruvalluar Day Tamil Nadu
    15 January 2018 Monday Sankrati Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh
    16 January 2018 Tuesday Uzhavar Tirunal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu
    22 January 2018 Monday Vasant Panchami Odisha, Punjab, West Bengal, Tripura
    23 January 2018 Tuesday Subhas Chandra Birthday Assam, West Bengal, Odisha
    24 January 2018 Wednesday Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti Haryana
    25 January 2018 Thursday Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh
    26 January 2018 Friday Republic Day  
    31 January 2018 Wednesday Me-dam-me-phi Assam
    31 January 2018 Wednesday Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
    10 February 2018 Saturday Maharashi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Haryana
    13 February 2018 Tuesday Maha Shivratri  
    14 February 2018 Wednesday Maha Shivratri Himachal Pradesh, Delhi
    16 February 2018 Friday Losar Sikkim
    16 February 2018 Friday Sonam Lhochar Sikkim
    19 February 2018 Monday Shivaji Maharaja Jayanti Maharashtra
    01 March 2018 Thursday Doljatra Holi Dahan
    02 March 2018 Friday Holi  
    18 March 2018 Sunday Ugadi Kannada, Telugu
    18 March 2018 Sunday Cheti Chand Gujarat
    18 March 2018 Sunday Gudi Padwa Kannada, Telugu
    22 March 2018 Thursday Bihar Diwas Bihar
    23 March 2018 Friday Shaheedi Divas of Bhagat Singh,Rajguru and Sukhdev Haryana
    23 March 2018 Friday Shahidi Divas S. Bhagat Singh Ji Punjab
    25 March 2018 Sunday Ram Navami  
    29 March 2018 Thursday Mahavir Jayanti  
    29 March 2018 Thursday Maundry Thursday Kerala
    30 March 2018 Friday Good Friday  
    30 March 2018 Friday Hazrat Alis Birthday Uttar Pradesh
    01 April 2018 Sunday Bank holiday  
    01 April 2018 Sunday Odisha Day  
    05 April 2018 Thursday Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
    13 April 2018 Friday Biju Festival Tripura
    14 April 2018 Saturday Ashoka’s Birthday Bihar only
    14 April 2018 Saturday Bengali New Year West Bengal, Tripura
    14 April 2018 Saturday Bohag Bihu Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
    14 April 2018 Saturday Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti  
    14 April 2018 Saturday Maha Vishuba Sankrati Odisha
    14 April 2018 Saturday Tamil New Year Tamil Nadu, Puthandu
    14 April 2018 Saturday Vaisakhi Punjab, Haryana
    15 April 2018 Sunday Himachal Day  
    15 April 2018 Sunday Vishu  
    18 April 2018 Wednesday Parashuram Jayanti Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh
    18 April 2018 Wednesday Basav Jayanti Karnataka
    23 April 2018 Monday Garia Puja Tripura
    01 May 2018 Tuesday May Day Many states
    07 May 2018 Monday Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore Tripura, West Bengal
    16 May 2018 Wednesday State Day Sikkim
    25 May 2018 Friday Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam Tripura
    08 June 2018 Friday Jumat-ul-Wida  
    14 June 2018 Thursday Pahili Raja Odisha
    15 June 2018 Friday Eid ul-Fitr Many states
    15 June 2018 Friday Raja Sankrati  
    16 June 2018 Saturday Eid ul-Fitr Punjab
    16 June 2018 Saturday Guru Arjun Dev Martrdom Day Several states
    16 June 2018 Saturday Maharana Pratap Jayanti Punjab
    28 June 2018 Thursday Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Haryana
    14 July 2018 Saturday Ratha Yatra Odisha
    20 July 2018 Friday Karchi Puja Tripura
    31 July 2018 Tuesday Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh Punjab, Haryana
    03 August 2018 Friday Ker Puja Tripura
    11 August 2018 Saturday Karkkadaka Vavu Kerala
    15 August 2018 Wednesday Independence Day  
    17 August 2018 Friday Parsi New Year  
    22 August 2018 Wednesday Idul Juha Bakrid many states
    24 August 2018 Friday First Onam Kerala
    25 August 2018 Saturday Thiruvonam Kerala
    26 August 2018 Sunday Raksha Bandhan Raksha Bandhan
    26 August 2018 Sunday Third Onam Kerala
    27 August 2018 Monday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala
    28 August 2018 Tuesday Ayankali Jayanthi Kerala
    01 September 2018 Saturday Prakash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Punjab
    02 September 2018 Sunday Srikrishna Jayanthi Odisha, Kerala
    02 September 2018 Sunday Janmashtami Tamil Nadu
    03 September 2018 Monday Janmashtami Restricted holiday
    10 September 2018 Monday Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji Punjab
    12 September 2018 Wednesday Teej Haryana
    12 September 2018 Wednesday Saragarhi Day  
    13 September 2018 Thursday Ganesh Festival  
    14 September 2018 Friday Nuakhai Odisha
    21 September 2018 Friday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala
    21 September 2018 Friday Muharram Many states
    23 September 2018 Sunday Haryana’s Hero’s Martydom Haryana
    28 September 2018 Friday Birthday of Bhagat Singh Ji Punjab
    02 October 2018 Tuesday Gandhi Jayanthi Gandhi Jayanti
    08 October 2018 Monday Mahalaya West Bengal, Odisha, Tripura
    10 October 2018 Wednesday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanthi Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana
    16 October 2018 Tuesday Maha Saptmi Odisha, Assam, West Bengal
    17 October 2018 Wednesday Durgastami Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal
    18 October 2018 Thursday Ayudha Puja Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
    18 October 2018 Thursday Mahanavami Odisha, Kerala, Bihar
    18 October 2018 Thursday Navami of Durga Puja West Bengal, Assam
    18 October 2018 Thursday Dusshera Many states
    19 October 2018 Friday Durga Puja Odisha, Sikkim
    19 October 2018 Friday Dusserha Several states
    24 October 2018 Wednesday Lakshmi Puja West Bengal, Tripura
    24 October 2018 Wednesday Maharshi Valmiki Birthday Himachal Pradesh, Punjab,
    31 October 2018 Wednesday Sardar Vallabhbai Patel’s Birthday Gujarat
    01 November 2018 Wednesday Haryana Day Haryana
    01 November 2018 Thursday Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore
    06 November 2018 Tuesday Narak Chaturdashi Karnataka
    06 November 2018 Tuesday Deepavali Karnataka
    07 November 2018 Wednesday Deepavali  
    07 November 2018 Wednesday Deewali Many states
    07 November 2018 Wednesday Kali Puja West Bengal, Assam, Odisha
    08 November 2018 Thursday Deepavali Maharashtra
    08 November 2018 Thursday Vikram Samvat New Year Gujarat
    08 November 2018 Thursday Vishwakarma Day  
    08 November 2018 Thursday Balipadyami Karnataka
    09 November 2018 Friday Bhai Bij Gujarat
    14 November 2018 Wednesday Chhath Puja Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bihar,
    20 November 2018 Tuesday Id-e-Milad Kerala
    21 November 2018 Wednesday Id-e-Milad  
    23 November 2018 Friday Guru Nanak Birthday  
    23 November 2018 Friday Rasa Purnima Odisha
    26 November 2018 Monday Kanakadas Jayanti Karnataka
    03 December 2018 Monday World Disabled Day Tripura
    03 December 2018 Monday Feast of St Francis Xavier Goa
    16 December 2018 Sunday Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Punjab
    19 December 2018 Wednesday Goa Liberation Day Goa
    25 December 2018 Tuesday Christmas Day All states
    26 December 2018 Wednesday Boxing Day  
    26 December 2018 Wednesday Shaheed Udham Singh’s Birthday Haryana

    Bank Holidays in India 2018

    The following table lists the bank holidays in India.

    Date Day Holiday States
    01 January 2018 Monday New Year Day TN, SK, MZ, NL,AR, ML
    02 January 2018 Tuesday New Year Holiday MZ
    11 January 2018 Thursday Missionary Day MZ
    12 January 2018 Friday Swami Vivekanand Jayanti WB
    14 January 2018 Sunday Makar Sankrati KA, GJ, SK, TG
    14 January 2018 Sunday Pongal PY, TN, AR, AP
    15 January 2018 Monday Thiruvalluvar Day TN
    15 January 2018 Monday Kanuma Panduga AP
    15 January 2018 Monday Magh Bihu AS
    16 January 2018 Tuesday Uzhavar Thirunal TN, PY
    18 January 2018 Thursday Sonal Losar SK
    22 January 2018 Monday Vasant Panchami WB, TR, PB, HR, OR
    23 January 2018 Tuesday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti TR, WB, OR
    24 January 2018 Wednesday Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti HR
    25 January 2018 Thursday State Day HP
    26 January 2018 Friday Republic Day National
    31 January 2018 Wednesday Me-Dum-Me-Phi AS
    31 January 2018 Wednesday Guru Ravidas Jayanti HP, CH, HR, PB
    10 February 2018 Saturday Maharshi Dayanand Sarswati Jayanti HR
    13 February 2018 Tuesday Maha Shivaratri WB, SK, TN, AN, AR, AS, BR, PY, SK, MZ
    15 February 2018 Thursday Lui-Ngai-Ni MN
    16 February 2018 Friday Losar SK
    19 February 2018 Monday Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti MH
    20 February 2018 Tuesday State Day MZ, AR
    01 March 2018 Thursday Holi AS, JK, UK, UP, AP
    02 March 2018 Friday Holi National except KL, AP, JK, LD, MN, PY, UK, WB
    05 March 2018 Monday Panchayatiraj Divas OR
    18 March 2018 Sunday Ugadi GJ, JK, MH, RJ, TG
    18 March 2018 Sunday Telugu New Year TN
    18 March 2018 Sunday Sajibu Nongmapanba MN
    20 March 2018 Tuesday Sarhul JH
    22 March 2018 Thursday Bihar Day BR
    23 March 2018 Friday S.Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom Day PB, HR
    25 March 2018 Sunday Ram Navami National except AR, GA, DN, AS, MN, ML, KA, JK, TN, TR, WB, PY
    29 March 2018 Thursday Mahavir Jayanti TN, UP, DL, HR, PB, TN, UP, CG, KA, AR, MH
    30 March 2018 Friday Good Friday National except JK, HR
    31 March 2018 Saturday Hazrat Ali Jayanti UP
    31 March 2018 Saturday Easter Saturday NL
    01 April 2018 Sunday Odisha Day OR
    01 April 2018 Sunday Easter Sunday NL, KL
    05 April 2018 Thursday Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti TG, AP
    13 April 2018 Friday Bohag Bihu Holiday AS
    14 April 2018 Saturday Vaisakhi PB, JK, CH, HR
    14 April 2018 Saturday Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti National except NL, AS, CH, MN, TR, CH, DD, AR
    14 April 2018 Saturday Tamil New Year PY and PN
    14 April 2018 Saturday Bohag Bihu AS
    14 April 2018 Saturday Maha Vishuba Sankrati OR
    14 April 2018 Saturday Cheiraoba MN
    15 April 2018 Sunday Bengali New Year WB, TR
    15 April 2018 Sunday Himachal Day HP
    15 April 2018 Sunday Vishu KL
    18 April 2018 Wednesday Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti PB, MP, HP, GJ, MR
    18 April 2018 Wednesday Basav Jayanti KA
    01 May 2018 Tuesday May Day PY, WB, AS, GA, KA, MN, WB, PY
    01 May 2018 Tuesday Maharashtra Day MH
    07 May 2018 Monday Guru Rabindranath Jayanthi WB, TR
    16 May 2018 Wednesday State Day SK
    25 May 2018 Friday Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti TR
    11 June 2018 Monday Shab-i-Qadr JK
    14 June 2018 Thursday Pahili Raja OR
    15 June 2018 Friday YMA Day MZ
    15 June 2018 Friday Raja Sankrati OR
    15 June 2018 Friday Jumat-ul-Wida JK
    15 June 2018 Friday Eid ul-Fitr National holiday
    16 June 2018 Saturday Maharana Pratap Jayanti HR, HP, RJ
    16 June 2018 Saturday Eid ul-Fitr TG
    17 June 2018 Sunday Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji’s Martyrdom Day PB
    28 June 2018 Thursday Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti HP, PB, HR, CG
    30 June 2018 Saturday Remna Ni MZ
    06 July 2018 Friday MHIP Day MZ
    13 July 2018 Friday Martyr’s Day JK
    14 July 2018 Saturday Ratha Yathra OR, MN
    20 July 2018 Friday Kharchi Puja TR
    31 July 2018 Tuesday Saheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day PB
    01 August 2018 Bonalu Bonalu TG
    03 August 2018 Friday Ker Puja TR
    13 August 2018 Monday Patriots Day MN
    14 August 2018 Tuesday Haryali Teej HR
    15 August 2018 Wednesday Independence Day National
    16 August 2018 Thursday De Jure Transfer Day PY
    17 August 2018 Friday Parsi New Year MH, GJ
    22 August 2018 Wednesday Bakrid National except SK, PY, DD
    23 August 2018 Thursday Bakrid JK
    25 August 2018 Saturday Thiruvonam KL
    26 August 2018 Sunday Raksha Bandhana OR
    26 August 2018 Sunday Jhulan Purnima RJ, UK, MP, CG, DD, UP
    27 August 2018 Monday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti KL
    03 September 2018 Monday Janmashtami PB
    13 September 2018 Thursday Ganesh Festival OR, DN, GA, KA, OR, MH, TG, TN, MZ
    14 September 2018 Friday Naukhai OR
    14 September 2018 Friday Ganesh Festival GA
    18 September 2018 Tuesday Baba Sri Chand Ji Jayanti PB
    19 September 2018 Wednesday Ramdev Jayanti RJ
    19 September 2018 Wednesday Teja Dashmi RJ
    21 September 2018 Friday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi KL
    21 September 2018 Friday Muharram WB, GA, AS, GA, JH, KL, MN, TR, WB, UK
    23 September 2018 Sunday Heroes’ Martyrdom Day HR
    28 September 2018 Friday S Bhagat Singh Ji Birthday PB
    02 October 2018 Tuesday Gandhi Jayanti Domestic
    08 October 2018 Monday Mahalaya Amavasye OR, WB, KA, OR
    09 October 2018 Tuesday First Day of Bathukamma TG
    09 October 2018 Tuesday Ghatasthappa RJ
    10 October 2018 Wednesday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti HR, PB
    16 October 2018 Tuesday Maha Saptami SK, WB, OR, TR
    17 October 2018 Wednesday Maha Ashtami AP, OR, SK, JH, WB, TR,MH
    18 October 2018 Thursday Maha Navami ML, OR, PY, BR, UP, MN, TR, JH
    19 October 2018 Friday Vijaya Dashami National except PY, MN
    23 October 2018 Tuesday Lakshmi Puja TR, OR, WB
    24 October 2018 Wednesday Maharashi Valmiki Jaynati MP, PB, HP, HR, CH
    26 October 2018 Friday Prakash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji PB
    30 October 2018 Tuesday Lhabab Duchen SK
    31 October 2018 Wednesday Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel Jayanti GJ
    01 November 2018 Thursday Puducherry Liberation Day PY
    01 November 2018 Thursday Haryana Day HR
    01 November 2018 Thursday Kannada Rajyosthsava KA
    01 November 2018 Thursday Kut MN
    06 November 2018 Tuesday Deepavli KA, GA, TG, PY, AP, TN
    07 November 2018 Wednesday Diwali National except TG, TN, GA, AP, KL
    08 November 2018 Thursday Vikram Samvat New Year GJ
    08 November 2018 Thursday Deepavali Holiday HR, PB, ML, HR, UP, UK, DD
    09 November 2018 Friday Bhai Dooj UP, SK, UK, UP, GJ
    09 November 2018 Friday Wangala Festival ML
    13 November 2018 Tuesday Chhath Puja JH, BR
    14 November 2018 Wednesday Chhath Puja Holiday BR
    16 November 2018 Friday Sahidi Diwas S Kartar Singh Sarabha Ji PB
    21 November 2018 Wednesday Eid e Milad National except SK, ML, PB, AR, AN, BR, GA, HP
    23 November 2018 Friday Karthika Purnima TG, OR
    23 November 2018 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti National except GA, KA, NL, OR, PY, MN, TN, TR
    23 November 2018 Friday Friday Following Eid e Milad JK
    23 November 2018 Friday Karthika Purnima ML
    24 November 2018 Saturday Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji’s Martyrdom Day PB
    26 November 2018 Monday Kanakadas Jayanti KA
    03 December 2018 Monday Feast of St Francis Xavier GA
    05 December 2018 Wednesday Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti JK
    12 December 2018 Wednesday Pa Togan Nengminza Sangama ML
    18 December 2018 Tuesday Guru Ghasidas Jayanti  
    18 December 2018 Tuesday Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham  
    19 December 2018 Wednesday Liberation Day GA, DD
    25 December 2018 Tuesday Christmas Day National
    26 December 2018 Wednesday Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti HR
    26 December 2018 Wednesday Christmas Day MZ, ML
    30 December 2018 Sunday Tamu Losar SK
    30 December 2018 Sunday U Kiang Nangbah ML
    31 December 2018 Monday New Year’s Eve MN

    Popular Hindu Festival Holidays in India 2018

    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 Festival 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 2018

    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
    Snab-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

    Popular Sikh Holidays in India 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    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

    10 Popular Festivals of India 2018

    India, the second most popular country in the world, has many religions, festivals and customs. A majority of festivals across the country are common among all communities. The 10 biggest festivals of the country include Diwali, Holi, Maha Shivaratri, Ramadan, Raksha Bandhan, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Krishna Janmastami, Ganesh Chaturthi and Baisakhi.

    Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is normally celebrated in the month of October or November every year. It is a 5-day Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Diwali, in North India, is celebrated to honor the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after beating Ravana.

    Holi, the Festival of Colors, is normally celebrated in the month of March every year. During this festival, people burn figurines, light beacons and drench each other with water billons and water.

    Maha Shivatri means the night of Lord Shiva. Devotees across the country flock to Shiva temples and offer Bilva leaves to Lord Shiva. Extensive dancing and singing takes place to make people stay awake all night.

    Ramadan is the month of fasting for the Islamic community. During the month, Muslims refrain from drinking, eating and smoking. The festival is intended to teach the community of Islam about humility, patience and spirituality to God.

    Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love, bond and affection between sisters and brothers. The festival is usually celebrated in the month of August every year. On this day, sisters tie Rakhi on the wrist of brothers.

    Navaratri is celebrated for nine days with three each dedicated to worship of Ma Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, Ma Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge and Ma Durga, the Goddess of Valor.

    Dussehra, a Hindu festival, celebrates the triumph of Lord Rama over Ravana. The festival also signifies the triumph of Goddess Durga over Mahishasur. Mysore is the famous destination to celebrate this festival with friends and families.

    Ganesh Chaturthi, a Hindu festival, marks the birthday of Lord Ganesh or Lord Ganapati. The festival is celebrated by the worshippers of Lord Shiva and the worshipers of Lord Vishnu. Baisakhi, a primordial harvest festival, celebrates the New Year for the Sikh community.

    List of 2018 State-wise Holidays

    With over a billion people, India is one of the most populous countries in the world. Hence, one can see many cultures, religions, and languages in this country. India is blessed with many festivals as all faiths are embraced in this land.

    Festivals are celebrated differently in various parts of India depending on the place, faith, and other factors. Currently, there are 29 states and 7 union territories in India. If you are looking for a list of state-wise holidays in India for the year 2018, read on.

    • 15 January 2018 - Sankranti
    • 18 March 2018 - Ugadi
    • 13 September 2018 - Ganesha Chaturthi
    • 18 October 2018 - Ayudha Pooja
    • 25 December 2018 - Christmas Day

    Apart from the above, the holidays mentioned below are widely celebrated in Karnataka:

    Date Day Holiday
    13 Feb 18 Tuesday Maha Shivratri
    18 April 2018/td> Wednesday Basava Jayanti
    08 October 2018 Monday Mahalaya Amavasye
    01 Nov 18 Thursday Kannada Rajyotsava
    26 Nov 18 Monday Kanakadasa Jayanthi
    25 Dec 18 Wednesday Christmas Day
    • 13 January 2018 - Bhogi
    • 25 March 2018- Shri Ram Navami
    • 03 September 2018- Shri Krishna Janmashtami
    • 21 November 2018- Eid
    • 25 December 2018 - Christmas Day

    Apart from the above, the holidays mentioned below are widely celebrated in Andhra Pradesh:

    Date Day Holiday
    14 Jan 18 Sunday Sankranti
    18 Mar 18 Sunday Ugadi/Telugu New Year
    02 Oct 18 Thursday Ganesh Chaturthi
    17 Oct 18 Wednesday Durgastami
    25 Dec 2018 Tuesday Christmas Day
    • 19 February 2018 - Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti
    • 02 March 2018 - Holi
    • 18 March 2018 - Gudi Padwa
    • 01 May 2018 - Maharashtra Day
    • 07 Nov 2018 - Diwali

    Apart from the above, the holidays mentioned below are widely celebrated in Maharashtra:

    Date Day Holiday
    13 Feb 18 Tuesday Maha Shivratri
    25 Mar 18 Sunday Ram Navami
    29 Mar 18 Thursday Mahavir Jayanti
    15 Jun 18 Friday Eid ul-Fitr
    18 Oct 18 Thursday Dussehra
    • 05 January 2018 - 350th Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh (Delhi Government only)
    • 25 March 2018 - Shri Ram Navami
    • 29 March 2018 - Mahavir Jayanti
    • 30 April 2018 - Buddha Purnima
    • 24 October 2018 - Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday

    Apart from the above, the holidays mentioned below are widely celebrated in Delhi:

    Date Day Holiday
    14 Feb 18 Wednesday Maha Shivratri
    02 Mar 18 Friday Holi
    30 Mar 18 Friday Good Friday
    30 Apr 18 Monday Buddha Purnima
    15 Jun 18 Friday Idul Fitr
    19 Oct 18 Friday Dussehra
    • 30 March 2018 - Good Friday
    • 15 April 2018 - Vishu
    • 15 June 2018 - Idul Fitr
    • 24,25,26 August 2018 - First Onam and Thiruvonam
    • 27 August 2018 - Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti

    Apart from the above, the holidays mentioned below are widely celebrated in Kerala:

    Date Day Holiday
    30 Mar 18 Friday Good Friday
    01 May 18 Tuesday May Day
    15 Jun 18 Friday Idul Fitr
    18 Oct 18 Thursday Mahanavami
    19 Oct 18 Friday Vijaya Dashami
    23 Nov 18 Friday Guru Nanak Birthday
    • 12 January 2018 - Birthday of Swami Vivekananda
    • 23 January 2018 - Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
    • 01 May 2018 - May Day
    • 09 May 2018 - Rabindranath Tagore Birthday
    • 08 October 2018 - Mahalaya

    Apart from the above, the holidays mentioned below are widely celebrated in West Bengal:

    Date Day Holiday
    22 Jan 18 Monday Vasant Panchami
    15 Apr 18 Sunday Bengali New Year
    30 Apr 18 Monday Buddha Purnima
    16 Oct 18 Tuesday Saptami of Durgapuja
    24 Oct 18 Wednesday Lakshmi Puja
    06 Nov 18 Wednesday Kali Puja
    • 14 January 2018- Pongal
    • 15 January 2018- Thiruvalluvar Day
    • 16 January 2018- Uzhavar Thirunal
    • 01 May 2018- May Day
    • 03 Sep 2018- Janmashtami

    Apart from the above, the holidays mentioned below are widely celebrated in Tamil Nadu:

    Date Day Holiday
    14 Apr 18 Saturday Puthandu/ Tamil New Year
    13 Sep 18 Thursday Ganesha Chaturthi
    18 Oct 18 Thursday Ayudha Puja
    19 Oct 18 Friday Vijaya Dashami
    06 Nov 18 Tuesday Deewali

    *All states and cities in India have different regional holidays and fixed public holidays. Please check the complete list of government and public holidays for 2018 for your specific state for accurate information.

    There are many national and regional holidays that are celebrated across the country. These festivals or occasions are not restricted to a particular state or city as people across India celebrate it with joy and excitement. Some of the holidays that are celebrated across the country are:

    Date Day Holiday
    13 Feb 18 Tuesday Maha Shivratri
    02 Mar 18 Friday Holi
    18 Mar 18 Sunday Ugadi
    30 Mar 18 Friday Good Friday
    26 Jun 18 Monday Id-ul-Fitr
    13 Sep 18 Thursday Ganesh Chaturthi
    08 Oct 18 Monday Mahalaya Amavasye
    18 Oct 18 Thursday Ayudha Pooja
    17 Oct 18 Wednesday Durgastami
    18 Oct 18 Thursday Dussehra
    21 Sep 18 Friday Muharram
    06 Nov 18 Tuesday Deewali
    25 Dec 18 Tuesday Christmas Day

    Though India is blessed with many festivals, you would not get a holiday for all of it. Please refer to the updated holiday list for your state/city/office/institution for accurate information. 

    News About List of Holidays in 2018 – Government, Bank and Public Holidays in India

    • Banks to remain closed today and tomorrow in many states

      On account of Buddha Purnima and International Workers’ Day, banks will remain shut in many states on 30th April 2018 and 1st May 2018. Banks across the country shall remain closed usually on the second and fourth Saturdays. Since 28th April fell on Saturday, banks in some states will not work for 4-days in a row. Be sure to check whether or not your bank will function today and tomorrow. Today, the FX market shall remain shut. Stock markets will remain closed tomorrow on account of Maharashtra Day.

       

      Here are a few things to notice about a 4-day bank holiday in several states:

      • ATMs will remain opened. Internet banking will not be affected.
      • Bank holidays differ from state to state.
      • According to reliable sources, on account of Buddha Purnima, the banks in Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Haryana shall be shut.
      • On Tuesday 1st May 2018, the banks in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra shall be closed on account of International Workers’s Day.

      30 April 2018

    • Banks will not remain closed for 5 days in a row - officials confirm

      On Monday, a union leader said “Beginning from Thursday, banking institutions across the country shall not remained off for 5 days in a row.” D. Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev, General Secretary of the All India Bank Officers Confederation, said “Banks will function on 31 March 2018, the last working day of the fiscal year 2017-2018. There are no continuous holidays for banks.” “On account of Mahaveer Jayanthi and Good Friday, banks will remain closed on Thursday and Friday, but they will function on Saturday, which is the 5th Saturday of the month. Banks remain closed only on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month,” he further added.

      26 March 2018

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