Central Government Holiday List 2021

The list of holidays that will be provided to Central Government Employees in 2021 has been given by the Department of Personnel and Training. According to the notification, employees shall benefit from the compulsory holidays and can also choose 3 out of the 14 optional holidays.

Outside Delhi/ New Delhi

Given below are the compulsory holidays for Central Government Administrative Offices that are present outside New Delhi/ Delhi:

Holiday Day Date
Republic Day Tuesday 26 January 2021
Good Friday Friday 2 April 2021
Mahavir Jayanti Sunday 25 April 2021
Buddha Purnima Wednesday 26 May 2021
Id-ul- Fitr Friday 14 May 2021
Id-ul-Zuha Wednesday 21 July 2021
Independence Day Sunday 15 August 2021
Muharram Thursday 19 August 2021
Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday Saturday 2 October 2021
Dussehra (Vijay Dashmi) Friday 15 October 2021
Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (Id-E-Milad) Tuesday 19 October 2021
Diwali (Deepavali) Thursday 4 November 2021
Guru Nanak’s Birthday Friday 19 November 2021
Christmas Day Saturday 25 December 2021

Apart from the above-mentioned compulsory holidays, Central Government Welfare Coordination Committee that is present at state capitals can choose three holidays from the below-mentioned list:

Holiday Day Date
Pongal Thursday 14 January 2021
Makar Sankranti Thursday 14 January 2021
Sri Panchami/ Basant Panchami Tuesday 16 February 2021
Maha Shivaratri Thursday 11 March 2021
Holi Monday 29 March 2021
Vishnu/ Vaisakhi/ Bhag Bihu/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand/ Gudi Padava/ 1st Navratra/ Naoraz/ Chhath Pooja/ Karva Chauth Tuesday 13 April 2021
Ram Navami Wednesday 21 April 2021
Rath Yatra Monday 12 July 2021
Onam Saturday 21 August 2021
Janmashtami (Vaishnavi) Monday 30 August 2021
An extra day for Dussehra    
Ganesh Chaturthi/ Vinayaka Chaturthi Friday 10 September 2021

List of Monthly Holidays 2021

In case any of the festival holidays fall on a weekly off, no substitute holiday will be provided.

In Delhi/ New Delhi

Holiday Day Date
Republic Day Tuesday 26 January 2021
Holi Monday 29 March 2021
Good Friday Friday 2 April 2021
Ram Navami Wednesday 21 April 2021
Mahavir Jayanthi Sunday 25 April 2021
Id-ul-Fitr Friday 14 May 2021
Buddha Purnima Wednesday 26 May 2021
Id-ul-Zuha Wednesday 21 July 2021
Independence Day Sunday 15 August 2021
Muharram Thursday 19 August 2021
Janmashtami Monday 30 August 2021
Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday Saturday 2 October 2021
Dussehra Friday 15 October 2021
Birthday of Prophet Muhammad Tuesday 19 October 2021
Diwali/ Deepavali Thursday 4 November 2021
Guru Nanak’s Birthday Friday 19 November 2021
Christmas Day Saturday 25 December 2021

List of Trading Holidays 2021

Restricted Holidays

Holiday Day Date
New Year’s Day Friday 1 January 2021
Lohri Wednesday 13 January 2021
Makar Sankranti/ Magha Bihu/ Pongal Thursday 14 January 2021
Guru Govind Singh’s Birthday Wednesday 20 January 2021
Basat Panchami/ Sri Panchami Tuesday 16 February 2021
Shivaji Jayanti Friday 19 February 2021
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday Friday 26 February 2021
Guru Ravi Das’ Birthday Saturday 27 February 2021
Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti Monday 8 March 2021
Maha Shivaratri Thursday 11 March 2021
Holika Dahan/ Dolyatra Sunday 28 March 2021
Easter Sunday Sunday 4 April 2021
Chaitra Sukladi/ Gudi Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand/ Vaisakhi/ Vishnu Tuesday 13 April 2021
Mesadi Tamil New Year’s Day Wednesday 14 April 2021
Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam) Thursday 15 April 2021
Jamat-Ul-Vida Friday 7 May 2021
Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday Sunday 9 May 2021
Rath Yatra Monday 12 July 2021
Parsi New Year’s Day/ Nauraj Monday 16 August 2021
Onam or Thiru Onam Day Saturday 21 August 2021
Raksha Bandhan Sunday 22 August 2021
Janmashtami (Smarta) Monday 30 August 2021
Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh Chaturthi Friday 10 September 2021
Dussehra (Saptami) Tuesday 12 October 2021
Dussehra (Mahashtami) Wednesday 13 October 2021
Dussehra (Mahanavmi) Thursday 14 October 2021
Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday Wednesday 20 October 2021
Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth) Sunday 24 October 2021
Naraka Chaturdasi Wednesday 3 November 2021
Govardhan Puja Friday 5 November 2021
Bhai Duj Saturday 6 November 2021
Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja) Wednesday 10 November 2021
Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day Wednesday 24 November 2021
Christmas Eve Friday 24 December 2021
List of Indian Holidays
List of Trading Holidays 2021
List of Holidays in Different States
List of Monthly Holidays 2021

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