Holidays in 2021 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 2021.

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List of Public Holidays in Delhi in 2021

Here’s the list of Delhi holidays in 2021 which includes national, regional and bank holidays which residents of Delhi can avail during the calendar year.

Date Day Holiday
26 January 2021 Tuesday Republic Day
11 March 2021 Thursday Maha Shivarathri
29 March 2021 Monday Holi
2 April 2021 Friday Good Friday
25 April 2021 Sunday Mahavir Jayanti
13 May 2021 Thursday Idul Fitr
26 May 2021 Wednesday Buddha Purnima
20 July 2021 Tuesday Bakrid/Eid al Adha
15 August 2021 Sunday Independence Day
30 August 2021 Monday Janmashtami
2 October 2021 Saturday Gandhi Jayanti
15 October 2021 Friday Vijaya Dashami
19 October 2021 Tuesday Eid e Milad
4 November 2021 Thursday Diwali
19 November 2021 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti
25 December 2021 Saturday Christmas Day

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Bank Holidays in Delhi In 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
11 March 2021 Thursday Maha Shivarathri
13 March 2021 Tuesday Second Saturday
27 March 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
29 March 2021 Monday Holi
2 April 2021 Friday Good Friday
10 April 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
24 April 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
25 April 2021 Sunday Mahavir Jayanti
8 May 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
13 May 2021 Thursday Eid-ul-Fitr
22 May 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
26 May 2021 Wednesday Buddha Purnima
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
15 October 2021 Friday Vijaya Dashami
19 October 2021 Tuesday Eid e Milad
23 October 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
4 November 2021 Thursday Diwali
13 November 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
19 November 2021 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti
27 November 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
11 December 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
25 December 2021 Saturday Christmas Day 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 2021. 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 2021, 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.

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Description Of Delhi Holidays

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.

Maha Shivaratri: Maha Shivaratri is a major Hindu festival celebrated on 05 April 2021, which falls on Friday. 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 2021, Holi is observed on 21 March that falls on Tuesday. 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 2021, the festival is on 25 April that falls on Sunday. The day is observed with fasting and prayers.

Idul Fitr: Idul Fitr is a popular Islamic festival celebrated on 13 May 2021 that falls on Sunday. 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 2021, the festival falls on Friday.

Places to Visit During Holidays in Delhi

Red Fort

The Red Fort stands tall on Netaji Subhas road, Chandni Chowk. The monument is one of the best historical places to visit. The architecture is a representation of the Mughal empire. Until today, the monument is used for national and political ceremonies. This shows the importance it has for the country. The Red Fort includes a beautiful garden, Rang Mahal, Naubat Khana, Khas Mahal and Moti Masjid. This attracts a lot of the tourists. There is also a sound and light show conducted every evening.

India Gate

In the heart of New Delhis you will find the 42 m high monument, India Gate. This is shaped like an arch and is in the middle of a crossroad. The monument commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who had given their lives to keep our country safe while they fought with the British army (World War 1).

Chandni Chowk

This is one of the oldest areas to visit in Delhi Chandni Chowk in old Delhi. It is a shopping street and is also an important historical site. Chandni Chowk can be found opposite the Red Fort. It offers a view of Fatehpur Sikri. During the Mughal empire period, the area was popular for the silver merchandise and had been visited by a lot of foreign traders. This market is distributed across many streets.

Hauz Khas

This is an affluent neighbourhood in South Delhi. The village is one of the best places to visit in Delhi during summers. It is a mix of the present and glorious past. It has a mosque and also a reservoir. The place has now become a posh area and has a lot of restaurants which will serve you impressive and unique dishes. There are also a lot of art galleries and boutiques.

Lodhi Gardens

The gardens are located near the India international centre which is 3 km away from Humayun’s tomb. The Lodhi Gardens is famous as a tourist place in summers. It is one of the historical gardens in Delhi. The garden had been created by Sayyid and Lodhi rulers during the 15th and 16th century. 

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FAQs on Delhi Holidays in 2021

  1. How many holidays do we get in Delhi in total in 2021?
  2. In 2021, there are a total of 19 public holidays in Delhi. The number of bank holidays, which include the second and fourth Saturdays, amounts to 43 in total.

  3. If a public holiday to commemorate a historical figure, festival, or religious occasion falls on a Sunday, will it be a holiday the next day or the previous day?
  4. No, there will be no additional holidays if a festival or religious occasion falls on a Sunday.

  5. Are bank holidays the same as public holidays?
  6. Bank holidays include the second and fourth Saturdays so will be more than the public holidays which coincide on most days.

  7. Are there any public holidays given for Buddhist occasions in Delhi?
  8. Yes, Buddha Purnima, which is the birthday of Gautama Buddha, is observed as a public holiday on 7 May by the Delhi government.

  9. In which month will I get the maximum number of public holidays in Delhi in 2021?

The maximum number of public holidays in 2021 in Delhi falls in the months of April, August, and October which have 3 public holidays each.

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List of Public Holidays in Delhi in 2020

Here’s the list of Delhi holidays in 2020 which includes national, regional and bank holidays which residents of Delhi can avail during the calendar year.

Date Day Holiday
26 January 2020 Sunday Republic Day
21 February 2020 Friday Maha Shivaratri
10 March 2020 Tuesday Holi
2 April 2020 Thursday Ram Navami
6 April 2020 Monday Mahavir Jayanti
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday
1 May 2020 Friday May Day
7 May 2020 Thursday Buddha Purnima
24 May 2020 Sunday Id-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 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
26 October 2020 Monday Dussehra
30 October 2020 Friday Eid-e-Milad
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali
30 November 2020 Monday Guru Nanak Birthday
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas

Bank Holidays In Delhi In Year 2020

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 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
21 February 2020 Friday Maha Shivratri
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
6 April 2020 Monday Mahavir Jayanti
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday
11 April 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 April 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 May 2020 Friday May Day
7 May 2020 Thursday Buddha Purnima
9 May 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
23 May 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
24 May 2020 Sunday Id-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
11 August 2020 Tuesday Janmashtami
15 August 2020 Saturday Independence Day
22 August 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday/ Ganesh Chaturthi
30 August 2020 Sunday Muharram
12 September 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
26 September 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 October 2020 Friday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
24 October 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
25 October 2020 Sunday Maha Navami
26 October 2020 Monday Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra
30 October 2020 Friday Ei-d-e-Milad
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali/ Second Saturday
28 November 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
30 November 2020 Monday Guru Nanak Birthday
12 December 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
19 December 2020 Saturday Liberation Day
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas
26 December 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday

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

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

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

News About Holidays in Delhi

  • List of government holidays for the Delhi government in 2021

    In 2021, the list of holidays for the state government are assigned under the National & Festival Holidays Act which applies to all establishments in India. This Act mandates three holidays and the public holidays in Delhi will be applicable for banks, schools and government institutions.

    The three mandatory holidays every year is 26 January for Republic Day, 15 August for Independence Day and 2 October for Gandhi Jayanti.

    The list of government holidays for 2021 are:

    26 January 2021 – Republic Day

    11 March 2021 – Maha Shivarathri

    2 April 2021 – Good Friday

    25 April 2021 – Mahavir Jayanti

    13 May 2021 – Id-Ul-Fitr

    26 May 2021 – Buddha Purnima

    20 July 2021 – Bakrid

    15 August 2021 – Independence Day

    30 August 2021 - Janmashtami

    2 October 2021 – Gandhi Jayanti

    15 October 2021 - Vijaya Dashami

    19 October 2021 – Eid e Milad

    4 November 2021 - Diwali

    19 November 2021 – Guru Nanak Jayanti

    25 December 2021 - Christmas

    18 January 2021

  • 20 November declared as a public holiday in Delhi due to Chhath Pooja

    The state government of Delhi has declared on Tuesday that 20 November will be a public holiday on the occasion of Chhath Pooja. The office of the Deputy Chief Minister has issued an order regarding the same.

    This decision was made after last week when the Delhi government had decided to ban the community celebrations of Chhath Pooja to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    Satyendar Jain, Health Minister, had stated that for the safety of the people, the community celebrations of Chhath Pooja would be banned near the ghats for this year and strict action will be taken against the people not following the protocol.

    19 November 2020

  • Delhi central government employees get paid holiday on 8 February for assembly elections

    A paid holiday has been declared for Delhi’s government offices on 8 February for the assembly elections. This was announced by the central government. This is also applicable for industrial establishments in NCT Delhi. This will enable people to cast their vote without any hassles. Polling will be completed in a single phase on 8 February and results declared on 14 February. The current Legislative Assembly’s tenure ends on 22 February. There are 70 seats in the Delhi Legislative Assembly. To form the government, any party needs the support of at least 36 MLAs.

    4 February 2020

  • 8 February declared a holiday for Central Government employees

    The Central government, for all government holidays in Delhi, has declared a paid holiday for 8 February 2020. As the Delhi Assembly election begins with polling on 8 February, the holiday has been announced in a notification given by the Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, every government office and the industrial establishment will be closed in the city on 8 February.

    According to the notification, it is stated that the guidelines issued by the department with regard to the closing of government offices and granting a paid holiday will be followed by all offices of the Central government. The polling date is a paid holiday and for all eligible voters in any business.

    The polling will be taking place on 8 February in a single phase with the results being declared on 14 February. The tenure of the current Legislative Assembly will expire on 22 February. The Legislative Assembly in Delhi comprises of 70 seats and a party will need the support of 36 MLAs to form a government. In 2015, the Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party came into power with 67 seats and BJP had won just 3 seats with 0 seats to the Congress.

    20 January 2020

  • Schools in Delhi to remain closed until 5 November due to spike in air pollution

    The schools in the national capital were ordered by the government to remain shut till 5 November 2019 as the air pollution levels kept soaring to reach the ‘severe plus’ category. The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has announced that schools should be closed until 5 November. He also mentioned in his tweet that the government has begun distributing 50 lakh masks through government and private schools. Delhi has also declared a public health emergency as the quality of air deteriorated to hit the ‘severe plus’ category on 1 November 2019. As a result, the government had to put a ban on construction activities till 5 November while also putting a ban on the bursting of crackers during the winter season. As per the data recorded by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Delhi’s overall air quality dropped to 425 on the morning of 1 November.

    4 November 2019

  • Public Holidays in Delhi for the month of October

    Private and Public sector banks will remain closed on all central government declared holidays. Apart from holidays that have been declared by the central government, banks will remain closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. 

    While national holidays will remain the same throughout the country, depending on the state, the state-wise holidays may vary. The capital city of India is New Delhi. Apart from Gandhi Jayanti, various festivals are celebrated in Delhi in the month of October. Therefore, the number of holidays for the month of October increases. The second and fourth Saturdays of every month are also Reserve Bank of India (RBI) declared holidays. 2 October 2019 is a public holiday on account of Gandhi Jayanti. 8 October 2019 is a public holiday because of Dussehra. 28 October 2019 and 29 October 2019 are holidays because of Deepawali and Bhai Dooj, respectively. However, October 29 is a reserved holiday. Banks will be closed on 12 October 2019 and 26 October 2019 because it falls on the second and fourth Saturday, respectively. October 6, October 13, October 20, and October 27 are all holidays because they fall on Sundays. It is important to know the list of holidays to avoid any financial inconvenience since banks will be closed.

    9 October 2019

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