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)
|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:
|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.
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)
|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:
|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.