Central Government Holiday List 2022

The Department of Personnel and Training has released a list of holidays that will be available to Central Government employees in 2022. Employees will be entitled to the mandatory holidays as well as three of the twelve alternative holidays, according to the letter.

Outside Delhi/ New Delhi

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

Holiday Date Day
Republic day 26 January 2022 Wednesday
Mahavir Jayanti 14 April 2022 Thursday
Good Friday 15 April 2022 Friday
Idu’l Fitr 3 May 2022 Monday
Buddha Purnima 16 May 2022 Monday
Idu’l Zuha 10 July 2022 Sunday
Muharram 9 August 2022 Tuesday
Independence Day 15 August 2022 Monday
Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday 2 October 2022 Sunday
Dussehra (Vijay Dashami) 5 October 2022 Wednesday
Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday 9 October 2022 Sunday
Guru Nanak’s Birthday 8 November 2022 Tuesday
Diwali (Deepavali) 24 October 2022 Monday
Christmas Day 25 December 2022 Sunday

Apart from the mandatory holidays listed above, the Central Government Welfare Coordination Committee, which is based in state capitals, can choose three holidays from the list below:

Holiday Date Day
Makar Sankranti 14 January 2022 Friday
Pongal 14 January 2022 Friday
Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami 5 February 2022 Saturday
Maha Shivratri 1 March 2022 Tuesday
Holi 18 March 2022 Saturday
Ram Navami 10 April 2022 Sunday
Vaisakhi/Vishu/Vaisakhadi/Mashadi Ugadi/Bhag Bihu/Gudi Padava/Chaitra Sukladi/Cheti Chand/1st Navratra/Karva Chauth/Naoraz/Chhath Pooja 14 April 2022 Thursday
Rath Yatra 1 July 2022 Friday
Janmashtami (Vaishnavi) 19 August 2022 Thursday
Onam 30 August 2022 Tuesday
Ganesh Chaturthi 31 August 2022 Wednesday
An extra day for Dussehra    

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

List of Monthly Holidays 2022

In Delhi/ New Delhi

Holiday Date Day
Republic Day 26 January 2022 Wednesday
Maha Shivratri 1 March 2022 Tuesday
Holi 18 March 2022 Friday
Mahavir Jayanti 14 April 2022 Thursday
Good Friday 15 April 2022 Friday
Id-ul-Fitr 3 May 2022 Tuesday
Buddha Purnima 16 May 2022 Monday
Idu’l Zuha 10 July 2022 Sunday
Muharram 9 August 2022 Tuesday
Independence Day 15 August 2022 Monday
Janmashtami (Vaishnavi) 19 August 2022 Thursday
Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday 2 October 2022 Sunday
Dussehra (Vijay Dashami) 5 October 2022 Wednesday
Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday 9 October 2022 Sunday
Diwali (Deepavali) 24 October 2022 Monday
Guru Nanak’s Birthday 8 November 2022 Tuesday
Christmas Day 25 December 2022 Sunday

List of Trading Holidays 2022

Restricted Holidays

Holiday Date Day
New Year’s Day 1 January 2022 Saturday
Guru Govind Singh’s Birthday 9 January 2022 Sunday
Lohri 13 January 2022 Thursday
Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magha Bihu 14 January 2022 Friday
Basant panchami/Sri Panchami 5 February 2022 Saturday
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday 15 February 2022 Tuesday
Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday 16 February 2022 Wednesday
Shiva ji Jayanti 19 February 2022 Saturday
Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti 26 February 2022 Saturday
Holika Dahan 17 March 2022 Thursday
Dolyatra 18 March 2022 Friday
Gudi Padava/Chaitra Sukladi/Ugadi/Cheti Chand 2 April 2022 Saturday
Ram Navami 10 April 2022 Sunday
Vaisakhi/Meshadi/Vishu 14 April 2022 Thursday
Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam) 15 April 2022 Friday
Easter Sunday 17 April 2022 Sunday
Jamat-Ul-Vida 29 April 2022 Friday
Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday 9 May 2022 Monday
Rath Yatra 1 July 2022 Friday
Raksha Bandhan 11 August 2022 Thursday
Parsi New Year’s Day/Nauraj 16 August 2022 Tuesday
Janmashtami 18 August 2022 Thursday
Vinayak Chaturthi 31 August 2022 Wednesday
Onam or Thiru Onam Day 8 September 2022 Thursday
Dussehra (Saptami) 2 October 2022 Sunday
Dussehra (Mahashtami) 3 October 2022 Monday
Dussehra (Mahanavmi) 4 October 2022 Tuesday
Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday 9 October 2022 Sunday
Karaka Chturthi (Karwa Chouth) 13 October 2022 Thursday
Naraka Chaturdasi 24 October 2022 Monday
Govardhan Puja 25 October 2022 Tuesday
Bhai Duj 26 October 2022 Wednesday
Chhath Puja (Prathihar Shashthi/Surya shashthi) 30 October 2022 Sunday
Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day 24 November 2022 Thursday
Christmas Eve 24 December 2022 Saturday
Guru Govind Singh’s Birthday 29 December 2022 Thursday

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

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

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 2022
List of Holidays in Different States
List of Monthly Holidays 2022

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