There are many festival holidays in February 2019. All the Indian states have declared festival holidays that fall in the month of February 2019. Being the second month of the year, February is the only month to have less than 30 days. In leap years, the month has 29 days. It has 30 days in common years.
List of Holidays in February 2019
India celebrates many regional public holidays in February 2019.
|Losar||5 February 2019||Tuesday||This is a public holiday only for the state of Sikkim as they celebrate the Tibetan New Year.|
|Sonam Lhochhar||5 February 2019||Tuesday||On this day, Sikkim celebrates the Tamang New Year and is a public holiday in the state only.|
|Vasant Panchami||10 February 2019||Sunday||A public holiday for the states of Haryana, Punjab, Orissa, West Bengal and Tripura as they celebrate the arrival of spring.|
|Lu-Ngai-Ni||15 February 2019||Friday||This day is observed only in the state of Manipur.|
|Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti||19 February 2019||Tuesday||This is a public holiday for the state of Maharashtra only.|
|Guru Ravidas Birthday||19 February 2019||Tuesday||Observed in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab only depending on the Magh Purnima.|
|Mizoram State Day||20 February 2019||Wednesday||Only observed in Mizoram.|
|Statehood Day||20 February 2019||Wednesday||Only observed in Arunachal Pradesh.|
|Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti||28 February 2019||Thursday||Public holiday only for the state of Haryana.|
Bank Holidays in February 2019
The following table outlines bank holidays in February 2019:
|Sonam Losar||5 February 2019||Tuesday||Bank holiday only for the state of Sikkim.|
|Vasant Panchami||10 February 2019||Sunday||Observed only in the states of West Bengal, Orissa, Tripura, Punjab and Haryana.|
|Lui-Ngai-Ni||15 February 2019||Friday||Only for the state of Manipur.|
|Guru Ravidas Jayanti||19 February 2019||Tuesday||Bank holiday for the states of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh.|
|Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti||19 February 2019||Tuesday||Only for the state of Maharashtra.|
|State Day||20 February 2019||Wednesday||Observed in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram.|
The regular bank holidays are observed during the 2nd Saturday and the 4th Saturday of the month for the entire country. In February 2019, the regular bank holidays are on 9 February 2019 and 23 February 2019. The list of bank holidays in India is important if you need banking services on a particular date or are in need of it on a frequent basis.
Vasant Panchami - The festival of Vasant Panchami is a festival which is celebrated across India. It is the festival which marks the arrival of Spring and the people celebrating it wear yellow coloured clothes to signify the colour of the season. Also known as Basant Panchami, it is mainly celebrated in the states of Haryana, Punjab, Orissa, West Bengal and Tripura and is a public holiday in the mentioned states.
Lu-Ngai-Ni - Predominantly celebrated in the state of Manipur, Lu-Ngai-Ni is a festival which marks the sowing of seeds. During this festival, a number of tribes of Nagaland come together and showcase their culture and heritage. Lu-Ngai-Ni is celebrated to please the gods of crop and to pray for the well-being of the people.
Guru Ravidas Birthday - The birthday of Guru Ravidas, who was a poet and ‘mystic’ born in Uttar Pradesh, is celebrated on a full moon day during the month of Magh. It is mainly observed in the state of Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab.
Mizoram State Day - This day marks the separation of Mizoram from being a part of Assam to being recognised as a Union Territory and soon after, being officially recognised as the 23rd state of India. People in Mizoram recognises this day as the date of foundation of their state and is a state holiday.
Statehood Day - Like many other current states, Arunachal Pradesh was also a part of Assam until the 20th of January, 1972 when it was declared a Union Territory. On the 20th of February, 1987 Arunachal Pradesh was given the recognition of a ‘state’ and this day marks its foundation. This day is a state holiday in Arunachal Pradesh.
Places to visit in February 2019
Goa: The land of sea, backwaters, churches and picturesque landscapes, Goa is much more than the restaurants, clubs and partying. February makes Goa an ideal location to visit in February as it is comparatively cooler compared to the summer months of April and May. Visit Fort Aguada, the different beaches of North and South Goa and the beautiful churches in the city.
Mumbai: Contrary to the popular belief, Mumbai has a more pleasant climate in the month of February giving you a perfect chance to explore the city in all its glory. It is a fast-paced city that never sleeps. Places you should visit in Mumbai are Gateway of India, shopping in Fashion Street, and Juhu Beach.
Agra: One of the best places to visit in February is Agra. Home to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Agra hosts the Taj Mahotsav which is a festival celebrated in February at the Taj Mahal. Exploring different cultures, food and the historical monuments is what makes Agra worth a visit.
Puri: A coastal town in Orissa, Puri is famously known for the Rath Yatra, an annual festival celebrated in grandeur. Also famous for its beaches and temples, Puri is known as the ‘Spiritual Capital of Odisha’.
Kaziranga National Park: One of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in the country and also the world, Kaziranga is located in the state of Assam and February is the ideal month to visit because of the climate. Home to the one-horned Rhino and the Royal Bengal Tiger amongst other animals, this national park is a delight for wildlife lovers and photographers alike.
Udaipur: The city of Udaipur in Rajasthan is known for its lakes, heritage, and buildings. February serves as the perfect month to visit this city as Fateh Sagar and Lake Pichola are open for a boat rides on sunkissed waters.
Varanasi: Formerly known as Benares, Varanasi is one of the most religiously inclined cities in India. Home to the Ganges, the city as a whole offers prayers to the river in the evenings which is a sight to see for tourists all over the country and abroad. During February, Varanasi celebrates Maha Shivaratri offering prayers to Lord Shiva.
Ooty: Ooty is one of the India’s biggest hill stations. It could be crowded during its peak seasons. The destination offers a mix of busy streets of India, expansive gardens, vivid green tea estates and British-era bungalows.
Jaipur: Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. It is a royal city. Its streets are a combination of the present and the past.
Shillong: Shillong, a hill station, is the capital city of Meghalaya. Sweet falls, Elephant falls and the Spread Eagle falls are the major tourist points to visit. The people staying nearby the place can plan a 1-2 day trip.
List Of Holidays In February 2018
The following table outlines holidays in February 2018:
|10 February 2018||Saturday||Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti|
|13 February 2018||Tuesday||Maha Shivratri|
|14 February 2018||Wednesday||Maha Shivratri|
|16 February 2018||Friday||Losar|
|19 February 2018||Monday||Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti|
Bank Holidays In February 2018
The following table outlines bank holidays in February 2018:
|10/02/2018||Saturday||Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti|
|19/02/2018||Monday||Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti|
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.