August Holidays 2019

What are the holidays in August 2019? The month of August 2019 has many holidays including festival holidays, bank holidays and national holidays. Festival holidays cannot be the same across the country since each state has different customs and religions. India has three national holidays. On a national holiday, the state, local and national level government offices will remain closed. Independence Day, Republic Day and Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti are the three national holidays celebrated in the country.

List of Holidays in August 2019

The following table outlines the holidays in August 2019: (Including national and regional holidays)

Holiday Date Day Comments
Idul Juha 12 August 2019 Monday Several states
Patriot’s Day 13 August 2019 Tuesday Observed only in Manipur
Independence Day 15 August 2019 Thursday A national holiday
Parsi New Year 17 August 2019 Saturday Observed in Gujarat and Maharashtra
Sreekrishna Jayanthi 24 August 2019 Saturday Observed in Odisha and Kerala
Janmashtami 24 August 2019 Saturday A restricted holiday
Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib 31 August 2019 Saturday Observed only in Punjab

List of Bank Holidays in August 2019

The following table outlines the bank holidays in August 2019:

Holiday Date Day Remarks
Haryali Teej 3 August 2019 Saturday Haryana
Tendong Lho Rum Faat 8 August 2019 Thursday Sikkim
Bakrid/Eid al Adha 12 August 2019 Monday National except for Arunachal Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Puducherry and Sikkim
Patriot’s Day 13 August 2019 Tuesday Manipur
Eid al Adha Holiday 13 August 2019 Tuesday Jammu and Kashmir
Independence Day 15 August 2019 Thursday Nationally celebrated
Jhulan Purnima 15 August 2019 Thursday Odisha
Raksha Bandhan 15 August 2019 Thursday Chhattisgarh, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh
De Jure Transfer Day 16 August 2019 Friday Puducherry
Parsi New Year 17 August 2019 Saturday Maharashtra and Gujarat
Janmashtami 24 August 2019 Saturday National except for Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Puducherry, West Bengal
Ghatasthapana 29 August 2019 Thursday Rajasthan
Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti 29 August 2019 Thursday Punjab and Haryana
Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib 31 August 2019 Saturday Punjab

Bank holidays in August 2019 on Saturdays

All the public and private sector banks will remain shut on the second and fourth Saturdays each month. Earlier, the banks used to work half-day on all the Saturdays. The new rule has been in place since 1 September 2015. August 2019 has five Saturdays. The banks will function as usual on the fifth Saturday of the month. The second Saturday befalls on 10 August 2019, while the fourth Saturday on 24 August 2019. The fifth Saturday falls on 31 August 2019.

Destinations in India that help you planning a relaxing holidays

A brief description of holidays in August 2019

  • Idul Juha: Idul Juha or the festival of sacrifice is a public holiday in India. It is one of the two Islamic global festivals. Abraham sacrificed his son to show obedience to the instruction of God. The Muslim community celebrates this festival to commemorate the desire of Abraham to sacrifice his son. They gather at a common place for the festival prayer and sacrifice a goat or a sheep. The meet is shared among themselves.
  • Patriot’s Day: Manipur observes Patriot’s Day to pay homage to the pride citizens of the state who battled during the Anglo-Manipuri was against the British. The function is organised in Imphal to remember and honor the sacrifices of great freedom fighters such as Charai Thangal, Kajao Singh Jamadar and Subedar Niranjan. Patriot’s Day is a state holiday in Manipur.
  • Independence Day: Independence Day, a national holiday in August 2019 in India, is celebrated across the country with pride to recall the memories of the country’s great freedom fighters and pay tribute to them. The President of India will address the country on the day before Independence Day. The Prime Minister of India also gives a speech at the Red Fort after the flag hoisting ceremony on 15 August every year.
  • Parsi New Year: The Parsi New Year, also known as Navroz, symbolises the commencement of the Iranian calendar. It is a sanctified occasion for the Parsi who wear traditional dresses and take a visit to fire temples. The entire community prays for affluence and health and also seeks clemency for debaucheries. The famous festival dishes consist of mutton cutlets, lagan nu custard, etc.
  • Janmashtami: Gokulashtami or Janmashtami celebrates the birth God Krishna, who is believed to be the eighth avatar of God Vishnu. The celebrations will slightly differ among the Indian states. The followers of God Krishna celebrate the festival by singing, praying altogether, visiting temples, etc.
  • Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib: Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib is observed only in Punjab. Guru Granth Sahib is a holy book for the community of Sikhs and it has been written by the religion’s founders.

List Of Holidays In August 2018

The following table outlines the holidays in August 2018: (Including national and regional holidays)

Date Day Festival Comments
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 Rakhi
26 August 2018 Sunday Third Onam Kerala
27 August 2018 Monday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala
28 August 2018 Tuesday Ayankali Jayanthi Kerala

Bank Holidays August 2018

The following table outlines the bank holidays in August 2018:

Date Day Festival Comments
01 August 2018 Wednesday Bonalu TG
03 August 2018 Friday Ker Puja TR
13 August 2018 Monday Patriots Day MN
14 August 2018 Tuesday Hariyali 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 (many states) National except SK, PY, DD
23 August 2018 Thursday Bakrid (many states) JK
25 August 2018 Saturday Thiruvonam KL
26 August 2018 Sunday Raksha Bandhan OR
26 August 2018 Sunday Jhulan Purnima RJ, UK, MP, CG, DD, UP
27 August 2018 Monday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti KL

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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