Bihar Holidays in 2021

This is a holiday page designed for the state of Bihar, the third biggest state of the country in terms of area. In India, general holidays normally mean mandatory holidays, public holidays and government holidays. Public holidays are observed in banks (both public and private sectors) banks, and local, state and national government offices.

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Bihar Holidays 2021

The Bihar holiday list 2021 offers a great opportunity to plan your leaves and take advantage of long weekends. Here we have compiled a list of public, national and bank holidays in Bihar for 2021.

Date Day Holiday
26 January 2021 Tuesday Republic Day
22 March 2021 Monday Bihar Day
29 March 2021 Monday Holi
2 April 2021 Friday Good Friday
14 April 2021 Wednesday Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
21 April 2021 Wednesday Ram Navami
1 May 2021 Saturday May Day
13 May 2021 Thursday Idul Fitr
20 July 2021 Tuesday Bakrid/Eid al Adha
15 August 2021 Sunday Independence Day
19 August 2021 Thursday Muharram
30 August 2021 Monday Janmashtami
2 October 2021 Saturday Gandhi Jayanti
14 October 2021 Thursday Maha Navami
15 October 2021 Friday Vijaya Dashami
4 November 2021 Thursday Diwali
10 November 2021 Wednesday Chhath Puja
11 November 2021 Thursday Chhath Puja
25 December 2021 Saturday Christmas Day

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Bank Holidays In Bihar 2021

Below is the list of bank holidays in Bihar for the year 2021:

Date Day Holiday
9 January 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
23 January 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
26 January 2021 Tuesday Republic Day
13 February 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
27 February 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
13 March 2021 Tuesday Second Saturday
22 March 2021 Monday Bihar Day
27 March 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
29 March 2021 Monday Holi
2 April 2021 Friday Good Friday
10 April 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
14 April 2021 Wednesday Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
21 April 2021 Wednesday Ram Navami
24 April 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 May 2021 Saturday May Day
8 May 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
13 May 2021 Thursday Eid-ul-Fitr
22 May 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
12 June 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
26 June 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 July 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
20 July 2021 Tuesday Bakrid/Eid al Adha
24 July 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
14 August 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
15 August 2021 Sunday Independence Day
19 August 2021 Thursday Muharram
28 August 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
30 August 2021 Monday Janmashtami
11 September 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
25 September 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 October 2021 Saturday Gandhi Jayanti
9 October 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
14 October 2021 Thursday Maha Navami
15 October 2021 Friday Vijaya Dashami
23 October 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
4 November 2021 Thursday Diwali
10 November 2021 Wednesday Chhath Puja
11 November 2021 Thursday Chhath Puja
13 November 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
27 November 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
11 December 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
25 December 2021 Saturday Christmas Day Fourth Saturday

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National Holidays In Bihar

Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti are the three national holidays celebrated by the entire country. Regional holidays, which are sometimes referred to as local festival holidays, will vary based on heritage and religious importance. Republic Day, which is celebrated in January, honors the creation of the Indian constitution. Independence Day is celebrated in August to honor the freedom from the UK. The Birthday of Mahatma Gandh, the Father of the Nation, is celebrated in the month of October every year.

Importance Of Bihar Holidays 2021

People have regular holidays on Sundays and Saturdays. Government offices will operate 6 days a week whereas a few private companies shall remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Besides this, employees also get festival and regional holidays. A yearly calendar of holidays, therefore, helps working professionals to book a show ticket or a travel ticket and contemplate a trip during holidays.

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Bihar Specific Holidays in 2021 - A Brief Description

  • Bihar Diwas: Bihar Day or Bihar Diwas is a public holiday in Bihar, which celebrates the formation day on Bihar Diwas.
  • Ashoka Birthday: Bihar celebrates the birthday of Ashoka, who was an emperor of the dynasty Maurya, every year. This is also a public holiday in Bihar.

Places to Visit During Holidays in Bihar

Nalanda

This is one of the oldest universities in India. The Nalanda is an important site and is a reminisce to the time of the Gupta and Pala period. The Nalanda has been an acclaimed tourist attraction in Bihar. The last Jain Tirthankara, Mahavira had spent 14 monsoon seasons here. Buddha had delivered lectures near the mango grove in Nalanda. Now, most parts of Nalanda are ruins but the place is worth visiting.

Gaya

This is a famous place in Bihar and is a Hindu pilgrimage hub. It is also a transit point for Buddhist pilgrimage centre of Bodhgaya. Many believe that that it was under the tree that Buddha had gained enlightenment. Gaya is a city on the bank of River Phalgu. It has a lot of historic sites and temples dating back to various eras. The glory of the place had been extended that Hiuen Tsang had mentioned it in his travelogues.

Vaishali

Vaishali is an archaeological site and it had been the capital city of Licchavi rulers. Vaishali had earned its fame being the birthplace of last Jain Tirthankar Lord Mahavira. This had been the place of the last sermon of Buddha in 483 BCE. Vaishali had been a kingdom during the time of Buddha, it is known for its courtesan Amrapali.

Munger

Known as the seat of Bihar School of Yoga, Munger is another place which is popular in Bihar. The history of Munger comes with the Aryans, who had called Munger the ‘Midland’ for settlement. Munger is a twin city, and has Munger and Jamalpur. The place has a lot of historic relics which add to its beauty.

Patna

This place is on the southern bank of Ganga, and Patna is the largest city in Bihar. It is known as Patliputra in ancient India, and the city is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities. Patna is a pilgrimage for Sikh devotees. The city had flourished in the period of Haryanka, Mauryan, Nanda, Gupta, Pala and Shunga. Patna is a developing city, and has high-end hotels, theatres and malls.

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FAQ's on Bihar Holidays in 2021

  1. Are the public holidays list in Bihar the same as the bank holidays list in the state?
  2. Yes, the bank holidays list coincides with the public holidays list released by the government, but banks also have the additional holidays of the second and fourth Saturdays as well.

  3. What are the months that have the maximum number of public holidays in Bihar?
  4. The months which have the maximum number of public holidays in Bihar is April, August, and November with 3 days of public holidays each.

  5. What are the public holidays that are specific to only the state of Bihar?
  6. One of the holidays that are unique to the state of Bihar are Bihar Day, which falls on 22 March every year.

  7. Are the public holidays in Bihar applicable in other states as well?
  8. There are certain public holidays that are applicable in all the states and union territories of India but also some holidays that are just state-specific, such as Bihar Day. Such holidays will only be applicable in the specific state and not in any other state in the country.

  9. Other than Bihar Day, which other public holiday is specific to the state of Bihar only?
  10. Other than Bihar Day, the only other holiday which is only observed in the state of Bihar is Emperor Ashoka’s birth anniversary, which is a public holiday in Bihar on 14 April every year.

Bihar Holidays 2020

The Bihar holiday list 2020 offers a great opportunity to plan your leaves and take advantage of long weekends. Here we have compiled a list of public, national and bank holidays in Bihar for 2020.

Date Day Holiday
26 January 2020 Sunday Republic Day
10 March 2020 Tuesday Holi
22 March 2020 Sunday Bihar Day
2 April 2020 Thursday Ram Navami
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday
14 April 2020 Tuesday Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
1 May 2020 Friday May Day
24 May 2020 Sunday Eid-ul-Fitr
31 July 2020 Friday Bakrid/Eid-al-Adha
11 August 2020 Tuesday Janmashtami
15 August 2020 Saturday Independence Day
30 August 2020 Sunday Muharram
2 October 2020 Friday Gandhi Jayanti
22 October 2020 Thursday Durga Puja
25 October 2020 Sunday Maha Navami
26 October 2020 Monday Vijaya Dashami
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali
15 November 2020 Sunday Govardhan Puja
20 November 2020 Friday Chhath Puja
21 November 2020 Saturday Chhath Puja
26 November 2020 Thursday Bhai Dooj
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas

Bank Holidays In Bihar 2020

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in 2015, declared that all banks in India will remain closed on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of a month and other Saturdays will remain full working days. Also, banks in India are closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Below is the list of bank holidays in Bihar for the year 2020:

Date Day Holiday
11 January 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 January 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
26 January 2020 Sunday Republic Day
8 February 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
22 February 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 March 2020 Tuesday Holi
14 March 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
28 March 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 April 2020 Thursday Ram Navami
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday
11 April 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
14 April 2020 Tuesday Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti
25 April 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 May 2020 Friday May Day
9 May 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
23 May 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
24 May 2020 Sunday Eid-ul-Fitr
13 June 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
27 June 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
11 July 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 July 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
31 July 2020 Friday Bakrid/Eid-al-Adha
8 August 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
15 August 2020 Saturday Independence Day
22 August 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
30 August 2020 Sunday Muharram
12 September 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
26 September 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 October 2020 Friday Gandhi Jayanti
24 October 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
25 October 2020 Sunday Maha Navami
26 October 2020 Monday Vijaya Dashami
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali/Second Saturday
20 November 2020 Friday Chhath Puja
21 November 2020 Saturday Chatth Puja Holiday
28 November 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
12 December 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas
26 December 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday

The following is the list of regional, national and public holidays in Bihar for the calendar year 2019:

Date Day Name of the festival Comments
26 January 2019 Saturday Republic Day National festival
21 March 2019 Thursday Doljatra
21 March 2019 Thursday Holi
22 March 2019 Friday Bihar Diwas Observed in Bihar
14 April 2019 Sunday Birthday of Ashoka Observed in Bihar
14 April 2019 Sunday Ambedkar Jayanti
14 April 2019 Sunday Ram Navami
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday
1 May 2019 Wednesday May Day Several states
5 June 2019 Wednesday Idul Fitr Several states
12 August 2019 Monday Idul Adha Observed in several states
15 August 2019 Thursday Independence Day National festival
23 August 2019 Friday Janmashtami Restricted holiday
10 September 2019 Tuesday Muharram
2 October 2019 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti National festival
6 October 2019 Sunday Mahanavami Odisha, Bihar, Kerala
8 October 2019 Tuesday Dussehra
27 October 2019 Sunday Diwali Celebrated in several states
2 November 2019 Saturday Chhath Puja Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Haryana
25 December 2019 Wednesday Christmas Day Celebrated in several states

Bank Holidays In Bihar 2019

Holiday Date Day
Second Saturday 12 January 2019 Saturday
Republic Day 26 January 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 26 January 2019 Saturday
Second Saturday 9 February 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 23 February 2019 Saturday
Second Saturday 09 March 2019 Saturday
Holi Second Day 21 March 2019 Thursday
Holi 21 March 2019 Thursday
Bihar Diwas 22 March 2019 Friday
Fourth Saturday 23 March 2019 Saturday
Second Saturday 13 April 2019 Saturday
Ram Navami 13 April 2019 Saturday
Good Friday 19 April 2019 Friday
Fourth Saturday 27 April 2019 Saturday
May Day 1 May 2019 Wednesday
Second Saturday 11 May 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 25 May 2019 Saturday
Eid al-Fitr 5 June 2019 Wednesday
Second Saturday 8 June 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 22 June 2019 Saturday
Second Saturday 13 July 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 27 July 2019 Saturday
Second Saturday 10 August 2019 Saturday
Eid-al-Zuha 12 August 2019 Monday
Independence Day 15 August 2019 Thursday
Fourth Saturday 24 August 2019 Saturday
Krishna Janmashtami 24 August 2019 Saturday
Muharram 10 September 2019 Tuesday
Second Saturday 14 September 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 28 September 2019 Saturday
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 2 October 2019 Wednesday
Maha Navami 7 October 2019 Monday
Vijay Dashami 8 October 2019 Tuesday
Second Saturday 12 October 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 26 October 2019 Saturday
Diwali 27 October 2019 Sunday
Chhat Puja 2 November 2019 Saturday
Second Saturday 9 November 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 23 November 2019 Saturday
Second Saturday 14 December 2019 Saturday
Christmas 25 December 2019 Wednesday
Fourth Saturday 28 December 2019 Saturday

The following table outlines Bihar holidays 2018:

Date Day Name of the festival Comments
22 January 2018 Monday Vasant Panchami Many states
26 January 2018 Friday Republic Day National holiday
01 March 2018 Thursday Doljatra
02 March 2018 Friday Holi
22 March 2018 Thursday Bihar Divas
24 March 2018 Saturday Ashoka’s Birth Anniversary
25 March 2018 Sunday Ram Navami
29 March 2018 Thursday Mahavir Jayanti
30 March 2018 Friday Good Friday
01 April 2018 Sunday Bank holiday Account closing day
14 April 2018 Saturday Ambedkar Jayanti
30 April 2018 Monday Buddha Purnima
01 May 2018 Tuesday May Day Many states
15 June 2018 Friday Idul Fitr Many states
15 August 2018 Wednesday Independence Day National holiday
22 August 2018 Wednesday Idul Juha
03 September 2018 Thursday Janmastami
20 September 2018 Friday Muharram Many states
02 October 2018 Tuesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti National holiday
18 October 2018 Thursday Dusshera Many states
19 October 2018 Friday Dusshera
07 November 2018 Wednesday Diwali Many states
13 November 2018 Tuesday Chaath Puja Bihar
14 November 2018 Wednesday Chhath Puja Assam, Bihar, Haryana
25 December 2018 Tuesday Christmas Day Many states

The following table outlines the bank holidays in Bihar for the year 2018:

Date Day Holiday
26 January 2018 Friday Republic Day
02 March 2018 Friday Holi
22 March 2018 Thursday Bihar Day
25 March 2018 Sunday Ram Navami
30 March 2018 Friday Good Friday
14 April 2018 Saturday Ambedkar Jayanti
1 May 2018 Tuesday May Day
15 June 2018 Friday Idul Fitr
15 August 2018 Wednesday Independence Day
22 August 2018 Wednesday Bakrid
3 September 2018 Monday Janmashtami
21 September 2018 Friday Muharram
2 October 2018 Tuesday Gandhi Jayanti
18 October 2018 Thursday Maha Navami
19 October 2018 Friday Vijay Dashami
7 November 2018 Wednesday Diwali
13 November 2018 Tuesday Chhath Puja
14 November 2018 Wednesday Chaath Puja
25 December 2018 Tuesday Christmas Day

News About Bihar Holidays

  • Schools to curtail festival holidays

    In a bid to complete syllabus on time in the absence of regular classes, several private schools in Patna have decided to curtail festival holidays. A number of schools have stated that academic loss will be compensated through shorter festival holidays. City coordinator of CBSE has said that they will have only four-day holiday for senior students this Durga Puja. He added that plans were being made to reduce Diwali and Chhath holidays as well.

    21 October 2020

  • Bihar CM Rejects Demand for Declaration of Guru Purnima as State Holiday

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday rejected the demand to declare Guru Purnima as a state holiday, saying it’s not an occasion to enjoy leave but to work as an abeyance to the gurus. The CM said that gurus preach us to work more for the society and people should motivate other to do better for the society and offering prayers are personal matters. Through a call attention motion, he had said as per Indian culture, Guru Purnima was one of the most auspicious festivals. This year, Guru Purnima falls on 16 July and is celebrated on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashadha to revere their chosen spiritual leaders or teachers and express their gratitude. The festival is celebrated from the ancient ages in the Indian sub-continent. 

    11 July 2019

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