• Holidays in January 2019

    Being the first month of the calendar year, January has many holidays. The month has one national holiday called ‘Republic Day’, which is celebrated on 26 January every year. The entire country celebrates this national holiday. Regional holidays in January 2019 vary based on the customs and traditions of different states. As a result, festival holidays tend to differ from one state to another. Let’s understand more about the month of January.

    List of Holidays in January 2019

    India celebrates Republic Day, a national holiday, and a lot of regional public holidays in January 2019.

    The following table outlines the list of holidays in January 2019:

    Holiday Date Day Remarks
    New Year’s Day 1 January 2019 Tuesday A common regional public holiday celebrated across India  
    Missionary Day 11 January 2019 Friday Observed only in Mizoram
    Swami Vivekananda Birthday   12 January 2019 Saturday Observed only in West Bengal
    Bhogi 14 January 2019 Monday A regional public holiday in Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh
    Pongal 14 January 2019 Monday Pongal, also known as Poki, Makar Sankranti, Hadaga, Lohri, Bihu
    Sankranti 14 January 2019 Monday A regional public holiday in Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Assam
    Tusu Puja 15 January 2019 Tuesday A regional public holiday in Assam
    Thiruvalluvar Day 16 January 2019 Wednesday Observed only in Tamil Nadu  
    Uzhavar Thirunal 17 January 2019 Thursday Observed only in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu
    Jayanti of Subhas Chandra Bose 23 January 2019 Wednesday A regional public holiday in Assam, West Bengal, Odisha and Tripura
    Chhotu Ram Jayanti 25 January 2019 Friday Celebrated only in Haryana
    Statehood Day 25 January 2019 Friday Celebrated only in Himachal Pradesh
    Republic Day 26 January 2019 Saturday A national festival
    Me-dam-me-phi 31 January 2019 Thursday Assam  

    A bank holiday is a day on which only the banks remain closed, while everything else functions as usual. It differs from one state to another. The regular bank holidays are observed on the second and fourth Saturdays every month. While the second Saturday falls on 12 January 2019, the fourth Saturday of the month falls on the 26th. The list of India bank holidays 2019 is useful if you are one of those seeking banking services frequently.

    Bank Holidays in January 2019 in India

    Holiday Date Day Remarks
    New Year’s Day 1 January 2019 Tuesday Tamil Nadu, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur
    New Year Holiday 2 January 2019 Wednesday Mizoram
    Missionary Day 11 January 2019 Friday Mizoram
    Swami Vivekananda Birthday   12 January 2019 Saturday West Bengal
    Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 13 January 2019 Sunday Haryana, Rajasthan
    Pongal 14 January 2019 Monday Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh
    Sankranti 14 January 2019 Monday Gujarat, Karnataka, Sikkim, Telangana
    Magh Bihu 15 January 2019 Tuesday Assam
    Thiruvalluvar Day 15 January 2019 Tuesday Tamil Nadu  
    Kanuma Panduga 15 January 2019 Tuesday Andhra Pradesh
    Uzhavar Tirunal 16 January 2019 Wednesday Puducherry
    Jayanti of Subhas Chandra Bose 23 January 2019 Wednesday West Bengal, Odisha Tripura
    Statehood Day 25 January 2019 Friday Himachal Pradesh
    Republic Day 26 January 2019 Saturday National holiday
    Me-dam-me-phi 31 January 2019 Thursday Assam  

    Festival and Holidays in India 2019

    India is a land of festivals. In the country, celebrations are an integral part of every month. There have been many reasons behind these occasions and celebrations. The exclusivity about each festival is that they are celebrated in various parts of the nation under diverse names. Like mentioned earlier, January has many festivals to celebrate.

    Description of Holidays in January 2019

    • New Year’s Day: New Year’s Day or New Year is the first public holiday observed on 1 January every year. The day marks the commencement of the year. The celebrations will differ depending upon the culture.
    • Missionary Day: Missionary Day is a Christian festival celebrated only in the state of Mizoram. The Christians pray at churches. Schools, colleges and government offices shall remain closed on account of Missionary Day in the state.
    • Swami Vivekananda Birthday: West Bengal celebrates the birthday of Swami Vivekananda every year on the 12th January. Other parts of the country also celebrate the birthday of the great Hindu philosopher. Programs are organised by the branches of Ramakrishna Mission and Ramakrishna Math.
    • Bhogi: Bhogi usually falls on 13 January every year, if not on 14, as per the Gregorian calendar. It is the first day of the 4-day festival of Pongal.
    • Pongal: The festival of Pongal is dedicated to the Sun God and usually observed on 14 January every year. People celebrate this festival to thank the Sun God for a prosperous harvest, especially in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
    • Sankranti: Sankranti, also known as Makar Sankranti and Maghi, is one of the Hindu festival holidays falling in the month of January every year. The festival signifies the first day of the movement of the Sun into the Makar.
    • Tusu Puja: Tusu Puja is a special festival for the tea communities of Assam. They worship Goddess Tusu, who is believed to be a folk goddess of the tea communities in the state.
    • Thiruvalluvar Day: Thiruvalluvar Day, a public holiday in January 2019, is celebrated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It falls on the 15th of January every year if not on the 16th.
    • Uzhavar Tirunal: Uzhavar Tirunal, a public holiday in January 2019, is celebrated to convey thanks to friends and families for helping in the harvest.
    • Jayanti of Subhas Chandra Bose: Subhas Chandra Bose was a prominent freedom fighter and his contributions to the country have been memorable. His birthday is observed on 23 January 2019 in various states.
    • Chhotu Ram Jayanti: Haryana celebrates Chhotu Ram Jayanti every year on 25 January to recall the memories of this great politician.
    • Statehood Day: Statehood Day is always celebrated on 25 January every year to celebrate the formation of Himachal Pradesh.
    • Republic Day: Republic Day is one among the three national holidays and is celebrated on 26 January every year. Celebrations include the Republic Day Parade held in Delhi, which is a grand affair and is watched by citizens all over the country and even abroad.
    • Me-dam-me-phi: Me-dam-me-phi is an auspicious festival for the people of Assam who worship ancestors. The festival is observed on 31 January every year and is the last festival holiday falling in January.  

    Destination to visit during the holidays in January 2019

    • Zanskar, Jammu and Kashmir: The thrill of taking a walk on the snow makes Zanskar one of the best tourist destination to visit this January. The places you can visit in Zanskar are Panikhar, Patnitop, Drang Drung glacier, etc.
    • Auli, Uttarakhand: Auli is a famous skiing place in India. The natural landscape covered in snow makes it a beautiful spot to visit in January. Capturing the 180-degree sight of Nanda Devi range is thrilling.
    • Delhi: The charm of the city of Delhi and the special celebration of Republic Day lure many tourists in January. Since Republic Day falls on Saturday this year, you can plan a trip to Delhi to spend a day or two.
    • Jaipur: It is ideal to visit Jaipur, Rajasthan, popularly known as the pink city of India, during the months of November and February as the temperatures are much lower. During the summer, Jaipur experiences scorching heat. January is a good time to visit Jaipur to enjoy its breathtaking heritage sites.
    • Kutch: Kutch, Gujarat, is another charming tourist place to visit during January 2019 India holidays. Tourists can attend Rann Utsav and relax on its surreal beaches.

    List of Holidays In January 2018

    The following table outlines the list of holidays in January 2018:

    Date Day Holiday Remarks
    01 January 2018 Monday New Year’s Day Telangana, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh
    02 January 2018 Tuesday Mannam Jayanthi Kerala
    12 January 2018 Friday Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal
    14 January 2018 Sunday Bhogi Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
    14 January 2018 Sunday Pongal Makar Sankranti
    14 January 2018 Sunday Sankranti Assam, Telangana, Gujarat
    15 January 2018 Monday Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu
    15 January 2018 Monday Sankranti Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh
    16 January 2018 Tuesday Uzhavar Thirunal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu
    22 January 2018 Monday Vasant Panchami Odisha, Punjab, West Bengal, Tripura
    23 January 2018 Tuesday Subhas Chandra Birthday Assam, West Bengal, Odisha
    24 January 2018 Wednesday Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti Haryana
    25 January 2018 Thursday Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh
    26 January 2018 Friday Republic Day National holiday
    31 January 2018 Wednesday Me-dam-me-phi Assam
    31 January 2018 Wednesday Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab

    Bank Holidays In January 2018

    The following table outlines bank holidays in January 2018:

    Date Day Holiday States
    01 January 2018 Monday New Year’s Day TN, SK, MZ, NL,AR, ML
    02 January 2018 Tuesday New Year Holiday MZ
    11 January 2018 Thursday Missionary Day MZ
    12 January 2018 Friday Swami Vivekanand Jayanti WB
    14 January 2018 Sunday Sankranti KA, GJ, SK, TG
    14 January 2018 Sunday Pongal PY, TN, AR, AP
    15 January 2018 Monday Thiruvalluvar Day TN
    15 January 2018 Monday Kanuma Panduga AP
    15 January 2018 Monday Magh Bihu AS
    16 January 2018 Tuesday Uzhavar Thirunal TN, PY
    18 January 2018 Thursday Sonal Losar SK
    22 January 2018 Monday Vasant Panchami WB, TR, PB, HR, OR
    23 January 2018 Tuesday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti TR, WB, OR
    24 January 2018 Wednesday Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti HR
    25 January 2018 Thursday State Day HP
    26 January 2018 Friday Republic Day National holiday

    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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