Holidays in April 2019

Are you one of those looking for the list of festival, regional, restricted and bank holidays in the month of April 2018? If yes, this page is for you. We all need holidays. On a festival holiday, the working community can spend valuable time with their friends and families. Students can celebrate festivals with their parents and friends. A few people like to plan a trip during holidays. The calendar of holidays in April 2018 helps people to plan in advance. For instance, If your workplace is Delhi and the place of origin is Bangalore, you shall be able to book a travel ticket.

List of Holidays in April 2019

The following table outlines the public and regional holidays in April 2019:

Holiday Date Day Comments
Bank Holiday 1 April Monday  
Odisha Day 1 April Monday Observed only in Odisha
Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday 5 April Friday Telangana
Ugadi 6 April Saturday Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
Sajibu Nongma Panba 6 April Saturday Manipur
First Navratra 6 April Saturday Jammu and Kashmir
Gudi Padwa 6 April Saturday Kannada and Telugu New Year
Cheti Chand 7 April Sunday Gujarat
Sarhul 7 April Sunday Jharkhand
Biju Festival 13 April Saturday Observed only in Tripura
Bohag Bihu Holiday 13 April Saturday Observed only in Assam
Birth Anniversary of Ashoka 14 April Sunday Observed only in Bihar
Bengali New Year 14 April Sunday West Bengal, Tripura
Bohag Bihu 14 April Sunday New Year for Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti 14 April Sunday Many states
Maha Vishuba Sankranti 14 April Sunday Observed only in Odisha
Tamil New Year 14 April Sunday Observed in Tamil Nadu
Vaisakhi 14 April Sunday Many states
Ram Navami 14 April Sunday  
Himachal Day 15 April Monday Observed only in Himachal Pradesh
Basava Jayanthi 16 April Tuesday Observed only in Karnataka
Mahavir Jayanti 17 April Wednesday  
Maundy Thursday 18 April Thursday Observed only in Kerala
Good Friday 19 April Friday Friday prior to Easter Sunday
Garia Puja 21 April Sunday Observed only in Tripura

Bank Holidays In April 2019

The following table illustrates bank holidays in April 2019:

Holiday Date Day Comments
Odisha Day 1 April Monday Odisha
Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday 5 April Friday Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
Sajibu Nongma Panba 6 April Saturday Manipur
Ugadi 6 April Saturday Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Telangana
Gudi Padwa 6 April Saturday Maharashtra
Telugu New Year 6 April Saturday Tamil Nadu
Sarhul 7 April Sunday Jharkhand
Bohag Bihu Holiday 13 April Saturday Assam
Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti 14 April Sunday National except for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Delhi, Lakshadweep, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Tripura
Ram Navami 14 April Sunday National except for Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal
Cheiraoba 14 April Sunday Manipur
Maha Vishuba Sankranti 14 April Sunday Odisha
Tamil New Year 14 April Sunday Tamil Nadu
Vaisakh 14 April Sunday Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab
Tamil New Year 14 April Sunday Tamil Nadu
Himachal Day 15 April Monday Himachal Pradesh
Vishu 15 April Monday Kerala
Mahavir Jayanti 17 April Wednesday Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab
Maundy Thursday 18 April Thursday Observed only in Kerala
Good Friday 19 April Friday National except for Jammu and Kashmir and Haryana
Easter Saturday 20 April Saturday Nagaland
Easter Sunday 21 April Sunday Kerala and Nagaland
Garia Puja 21 April Sunday Tripura

 

A brief description of the festival holidays in April 2019

  • Bank holiday: The first of April is a yearly closing day of accounts for Indian banks as per the notification of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • Odisha Day: Odisha Day or Utkala Dibasa or Odisha Dibasa is the state formation day in Odisha. The local politicians will organise competitions such as fireworks, singing competition, etc. The day brings unity among the people.
  • Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday: Telangana celebrates the birthday of Babu Jagjivan Ram, who was a politician and contributed significantly to the creation of the All-India Depressed Classes League. He entered the Legislative Assembly of Bihar in 1937.
  • Ugadi: Yugadi or Ugadi is considered to be a New Year’s Day in the south Indian states such as Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Telangana. People clean and decorate their houses, buy new dresses, and prepare festive dishes on the festival day.
  • Gudi Padwa: Gudi Padwa falls on the first day of the Chaitra month and signifies the commencement of Telugu and Kannada New Year. Konkani Hindus residing in the state of Karnataka refer Gudi Padwa as Ugadi.
  • Cheti Chand: Cheti Chand symbolises the commencement of the New Year for the Sindhi community and the arrival of harvest and spring. Cheti Chand is a public holiday in April 2019 in Gujarat.
  • Sarhul: Sarhul is a famous ancestral festival observed in Jharkhand. The Oraon, the Ho tribes, and the Mundra celebrate Sarhul that marks the onset of spring. Sarhul literally means the worship of the elements of nature such as trees.
  • Biju Festival: Biju is a three-day festival celebrated in Tripura. On the first day, the Biju community pays flowery tribute to the river, the songs and dances are performed on the second day, and on the last day, the seniors of the community are invited for a festival feast.
  • Bohag Bihu Holiday: Assam celebrates Bohag Bihu Holiday to signify the starting of the New Year. The festival brings harmony among the people in Assam. Raati Bihu, Goru Bihu and Chota Bihu are the three forms of Bihu.
  • Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti: Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti is an official public holiday in India since the year 2015. Dr B R Ambedkar is popularly known for his contributions to the creation of the Constitution of India.
  • Maha Vishuba Sankranti: Maha Vishuba Sankranti or Sana Sankranti marks the commencement of the New Year in Odisha. People prepare pana, a sweet mixture, and share among themselves and participate in poetry construing events.
  • Birth Anniversary of Ashoka: Since 2015, the birth anniversary of Ashoka is a public holiday in Bihar. Ashoka the Great was a ruler of the Dynasty of Maurya and ruled the Indian subcontinents.
  • Bengali New Year: Bengali New Year or Pohela Boishakh is a prime Bengali festival celebrated by the Bengalis throughout the country. The cultural activities such as singing competitions and poetry narrations are organised on account of the festival.
  • Tamil New Year: Tamil New Year, also known as Puthandu, symbolises the commencement of the New Year in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a day on which the people in Tamil Nadu like to start something new.
  • Vaisakhi: Vaisakhi or Vaisakhi or Baisakhi is a religious festival for the Hindus and the Sikhs. The festival, honors the creation of the Khalsa path of warriors, is a spring festival for the Sikh community.
  • Ram Navami: Ram Navami, a spring festival, commemorates the birth anniversary of Rama, who is entrusted to be the seventh avatar of Vishnu. Ram Navami is a restricted holiday in April 2019.
  • Himachal Day: Himachal Day is a public holiday in April 2019 in Himachal Pradesh. It honors the creation of Himachal Pradesh in the year 1948.
  • Basava Jayanthi: Basava Jayanthi celebrates the birthday of Basavanna, who was a poet of the 12th century. Basava Jayanthi is a government holiday in April 2019 in Karnataka.
  • Mahavir Jayanti: Mahavir Jayanti is a religious festival for the community of Jains. It commemorates the birth anniversary of Mahaveer, who was the last Tirthankara.
  • Good Friday: Good Friday or Black Friday or Holy Friday is a Christian holiday observed during the Holy Week.

List Of Holidays In April 2018

The following table outlines the public and regional holidays in April 2018:

Date Day Festival States
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 Sankranti 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 Basava Jayanti Karnataka

Bank Holidays In April 2018

The following table illustrates bank holidays in April 2018:

Date Day Festival States
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 Sankranti 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 Parshuram Jayanti PB, MP, HP, GJ, MR

The aforementioned dates of regional public and restricted holidays have been taken from the most authenticated and latest references. There is a possibility that the holiday dates for certain Islamic festivals and the festivals of other communities may be revised later on. We are not responsible under such circumstances.

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