Holidays in 2019 in Delhi

Every state has different traditions and cultures. New Delhi is no different. So, every state has specific regional holidays, which cannot be the same across the country. There are three national holidays in India: Independence Day, which is celebrated on 15 August every year; Republic Day, which is celebrated on 26 January every year; and Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi, which is celebrated on 02 October every year. These national holidays are common across the nation. All Indian state governments have declared the regional and public holidays for the year 2019.

List of Public Holidays in Delhi in 2019

Here’s the list of Delhi holidays in 2019 which includes national, regional and bank holidays which residents of Delhi can avail during the calendar year.

Date Day Holiday Celebrated
1 January 2019 Tuesday New Year In many states
26 January 2019 Saturday Republic Day Across India
21 March 2019 Thursday Holi In many states
1 April 2019 Monday Bank Holiday Only for Banks
14 April 2019 Sunday Ram Navami In many states
17 April 2019 Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti In many states
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday Across India
1 May 2019 Wednesday May Day In many states
19 May 2019 Sunday Buddha Purnima In many states
5 June 2019 Wednesday Id-ul-Fitr Across India
12 August 2019 Monday Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) Across India
15 August 2019 Thursday Independence Day Across India
23 August 2019 Friday Janmashtami In many states
10 September 2019 Tuesday Muharram Across India
2 October 2019 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Across India
8 October 2019 Tuesday Dussehra In many states
13 October 2019 Sunday Maharishi Valmiki Birthday In many states
27 October 2019 Sunday Diwali Across India
10 November 2019 Sunday Id-e-Milad Across India
11 November 2019 Monday Guru Nanak Birthday In many states
25 December 2019 Wednesday Christmas Festival Across India

Bank Holidays In Delhi In Year 2019

Apart from national and regional holidays, there are bank holidays which are observed in Delhi. During these bank holidays in Delhi, bank officials are off from work. As per the understanding between the Indian Banks’ Association and All India Bank Employees’ Association, all public sector banks in Delhi and other states of the country are closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

Below is the list of bank holidays in Delhi in 2019:

Date Day Holiday
1 January 2019 Tuesday New Year’s Day
12 January 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
26 January 2019 Saturday Republic Day
26 January 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
9 February 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
23 February 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
9 March 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
21 March 2019 Thursday Holi
23 March 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 April 2019 Monday Yearly Closing of Bank Accounts
13 April 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
14 April 2019 Sunday Ram Navami
17 April 2019 Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday
27 April 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 May 2019 Wednesday May Day
11 May 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
18 May 2019 Saturday Buddha Purnima
25 May 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
5 June 2019 Wednesday Id-ul-Fitr
8 June 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
22 June 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
13 July 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
27 July 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 August 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
12 August 2019 Monday Id-ul-Adha (Bakrid)
15 August 2019 Thursday Independence Day
24 August 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday/ Janmashtami
10 September 2019 Tuesday Moharram
14 September 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
28 September 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 October 2019 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
8 October 2019 Tuesday Vijaya Dashami
12 October 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
13 October 2019 Sunday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
26 October 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
27 October 2019 Sunday Diwali
9 November 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
10 November 2019 Sunday Id-E-Milad
12 November 2019 Tuesday Guru Nanak Jayanti
23 November 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
14 December 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
25 December 2019 Wednesday Christmas
28 December 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday

Holidays in Delhi will get you to see some of the historical monuments as well as our esteemed parliament, red fort, among others. With better planning and scheduling of leaves along with the mentioned holidays, you can effectively plan the best vacation in our country’s capital city of Delhi.

This page has specifically been customised for Delhi. The page gives you the much-needed information related to public and regional holidays in Delhi 2019. You find it useful if you are planning a holiday vacation with your friends and families. The calendar of holidays is essential for the working community. For instance, if you are working in Delhi, the capital city of India, and your place of origin is different, you can make use the calendar of holidays for various purposes such as booking a flight ticket and planning a holiday vacation.

Before we look at the list of public, regional and bank holidays in Delhi in 2019, let’s know more about Delhi. The population of the state was more than 11 million as per the latest census. The state has 11 districts. Hindi is the widely spoken language in the state followed by other regional languages. The state has numerous IT, ITES and manufacturing companies. With many tourist points, the state grabs the attention of domestic and international travelers.

Description Of Delhi Holidays 2019 (Before June 2019)

Republic Day: Republic Day is a gazetted holiday in India. The day honors the creation of the Indian constitution. All state, national and local government offices shall remain closed on the day. Business organisations and stores may be closed or have reduced operating hours. In 2019, Republic Day falls on Friday.

Maha Shivaratri: Maha Shivaratri is a major Hindu festival celebrated on 14 February 2019, which falls on Wednesday. It is a popular festival in Delhi. People celebrate with joy. It is the day Shiva married to Goddess Parvati. Maha Shivaratri, also called Shivaratri, marks the convergence of Shiva and Shakti. The festival is celebrated on the Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of Hindu calendar.

Holi: For the year 2019, Holi is observed on 02 March that falls on Friday. Usually, the festival falls in between the months of March and February. Holi is a two-day spring festival. The first day is called Chhoti and the second day is called Rangawali Holi. It is a colorful festival celebrated with love and affection among people.

Mahavir Jayanthi: Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavir and falls between the months of March and April. In 2019, the festival is on 29 March that falls on Friday. The day is observed with fasting and prayers.

Bank Holiday: On 01 April every year, bank holiday will be declared. It is an account closing day for all types of banking institutions. For banks, the financial year begins on 01 April every year and ends on 31 March every year. The next section describes the list of bank holidays for the entire year 2019 in Delhi.

Note: Aforementioned are the major Delhi holidays 2019 before June

Description Of Delhi Holidays 2019 (After June 2019)

Idul Fitr: Idul Fitr is a popular Islamic festival celebrated on 16 June 2019 that falls on Saturday. It marks the end of Ramadan, an Islamic month of fasting. The day of Eid falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. The community of Islamic celebrates the festival across the nation.

Independence Day: Independence Day is a national holiday in India and is celebrated on 15 August every year honoring the country’s independence from the United Kingdom. Throughout the country, the festival is observed with flag-hoisting ceremonies, cultural functions and parades.

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti: India celebrates Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti on 02 October every year to honor the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. His contributions and sacrifices to the nations have been tremendous. It is a gazetted Indian holiday.

Christmas Day: Christmas Day honors the birth of Lord Jesus and is celebrated on 25 December every year. It is a major festival for Christians who exchange gifts among themselves. In 2019, the festival falls on Tuesday.

Note: Aforementioned are the major festival holidays in Delhi 2019 after June.

Public Holidays in Delhi 2018

The following table outlines the national and regional public holidays in Delhi in 2018:

Date Day Holiday Comments
26 January 2018 Friday Republic Day Honors the creation of the Indian constitution
14 February 2018 Wednesday Maha Shivaratri Himachal Pradesh, Delhi
02 March 2018 Friday Holi  
29 March 2018 Thursday Mahavir Jayanti The major religious holiday in Jainism
30 March 2018 Friday Good Friday Friday before easter Sunday
01 April 2018 Sunday Bank Holiday Bank account closing day
30 April 2018 Monday Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
16 June 2018 Saturday Idul Fitr Many states
15 August 2018 Wednesday Independence Day National holiday
22 August 2018 Wednesday Indul Juha Bakrid, many states
03 September 2018 Monday Janmashtami Restricted holiday
21 September 2018 Friday Muharram Many states
02 October 2018 Tuesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi National holiday
19 October 2018 Friday Dusshera Vijay Dashami
24 October 2018 Wednesday Birthday of Maharshi Valimiki Punjab, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi
07 November 2018 Wednesday Diwali Many states
21 November 2018 Wednesday Id-e-Milad  
23 November 2018 Friday Guru Nanak Birthday Birthday of the founder of Sikhism community
25 December 2018 Tuesday Christmas Day Many states

The Following Table Outlines The Bank Holidays In Delhi In 2018:

Holiday Date Day Remarks
Republic Day 26 January 2018 Friday Throughout India
Holi 02 March 2018 Friday  
Ram Navami 25 March 2018 Sunday Celebrates the birth of Lord Shiva
Mahavir Jayanti 29 March 2018 Thursday Important religious holiday in Jainism
Good Friday 30 March Friday  
Bank Holiday 01 April 2018 Sunday Year account closing day
Buddha Purnima 30 April 2018 Monday  
Idul Fitr 15 June 2018 Friday Several states
Independence Day 15 August 2018 Wednesday Throughout India
Parsi New Year 17 August 2018 Friday  
Idul Juha 22 August 2018 Wednesday Bakrid several states
Jantnashtami 03 September 2018 Monday Restricted Holiday
Muharram 20 September 2018 Thursday  
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 02 October 2018 Tuesday Throughout India
Dusshera 19 October 2018 Friday Vijay Dashami
Maharshi Valmiki Birthday 24 October 2018 Wednesday Delhi, Haryana, Punjab
Diwali 07 November 2018 Wednesday  
Id-e-Milad 21 November 2018 Wednesday  
Guru Nanak Birthday 23 November 2018 Friday  
Christmas Day 25 December 2018 Tuesday  

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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