India is a culturally diverse country that is home to 1.3 billion people. Owing to many cultures and religions, the country sees diverse festivals celebrated through the year. Public holidays vary between states depending on the importance of each festival in its respective state. Given below is a list of regional public holidays in July 2019.
List of Holidays in July 2019
The following table outlines the national and regional holidays in July 2019:
|Ratha Yatra||4 July 2019||Thursday||A state holiday for Odisha as it is one of their main festivals.|
|Guru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday||5 July 2019||Friday||A public holiday for the state of Jammu and Kashmir.|
|MHIP Day||6 July 2019||Saturday||This day is observed only in the state of Mizoram.|
|Ker Puja||7 July 2019||Sunday||A holiday observed in the state of Tripura only.|
|Martyr’s Day||13 July 2019||Saturday||Observed in the state of Jammu and Kashmir only.|
|U Tirot Sing Day||17 July 2019||Wednesday||Only observed the state of Meghalaya.|
|Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh||31 July 2019||Wednesday||This day is observed in Haryana and Punjab only|
|Karkkadaka Vavu||31 July 2019||Wednesday||A state holiday in Kerala only.|
Bank Holidays in July 2019
The following table outlines the bank holidays in July 2019:
|Rath Yatra||4 July 2019||Thursday||Bank holiday for the state of Orissa only|
|Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday||5 July 2019||Friday||Observed in the state of Jammu and Kashmir only.|
|MHIP Day||6 July 2019||Saturday||A bank holiday for the state of Mizoram|
|Ker Puja||9 July 2019||Sunday||Only observed in the state of Tripura|
|Martyrs' Day||13 July 2019||Saturday||Bank holiday in Jammu and Kashmir.|
|Bhanu Jayanti||13 July 2019||Saturday||Bank holiday in Sikkim.|
|U Tirot Sing Day||17 July 2019||Wednesday||Observed as a bank holiday in Meghalaya|
|Bonalu||21 July 2019||Sunday||Bank holiday in Telangana|
|Shaheed Udham Singh's Martyrdom||31 July 2019||Wednesday||Observed only in the state of Punjab and Haryana.|
Banks are closed on the 2nd Saturday and the 4th Saturday of the month and is the same for every bank all throughout the country. In July 2019, the 2nd and 4th Saturdays fall on the 13th of July and the 27th of July.
Guru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday - The birthday of Guru Hargobind Ji is celebrated on the 5th of July 2019 in the state of Jammu and Kashmir to honour him. Guru Hargobind Ji was the 6th Nanak of the 10 Gurus in the Sikh religion. Guru Hargobind Ji became a guru when he was 11 after the Mughal emperor Jahangir killed his father.
MHIP Day - The Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl (M.H.I.P) is a voluntary organisation based in Mizoram and one of the biggest in the state. This organisation and the people who are a part conduct socio-welfare activities and camps all over the state. Many smaller organisations in the state are a part of MHIP. The 6th of July marks the founding of this organisation and is celebrated all over Mizoram.
Ker Puja - After the Kharchi Puja which is a major puja in the state of Tripura, people celebrate Ker Puja. This puja is done to honour Ker, who is said to be the guardian of Vastu Devata. During this puja, people are strictly not allowed to wear shoes, dance, sing or even light fires. It is against the custom to do so and if anyone does, the puja starts again after the person pays a fine.
Martyr’s Day - On this day, the people in Jammu and Kashmir and also around the country honour the men and women who had laid down their lives in service of the nation. It is mainly observed in Jammu and Kashmir and is a holiday in the state.
U Tirot Sing Day - Tirot Sing who was also known as U Tirot Sing Syiem was one of the chiefs of the people of Khasi in the early 19th century. He is regarded as one of the greatest freedom fighters who fought against the British colonialism for the North-East. This day is celebrated by the people of Meghalaya and is a holiday for the state.
Karkidaka Vavu - This day is celebrated in the state of Kerala where the people, on a no-moon day, pay respect to their ancestors and honour them by performing rituals. The particular ritual is performed on the banks of a river or a seashore.
Top Holiday destinations to visit in July 2019
Kerala - From beaches to backwaters, Kerala is one of the most popular destinations to visit in July. Since July marks the start of the monsoon season in Kerala, the rains are comparatively less but add to the already existing beauty of the state and the cities. The beaches and backwaters of Alleppey, the calm of Munnar, the coast of Kochi makes Kerala an ideal destination to go to.
Ladakh - The city of Ladakh has gained immense popularity for tourists in the recent past especially bikers and trekkers. People from all over the world visit this city as well as Leh. The monsoons in July are minimal but encourages activities such as river rafting, mountain pass riding and so on. The premier tourist attraction Pangong Lake is said to look heavenly during the rains. However, camping near the lake is not allowed during monsoons.
Mount Abu - A hill station in Rajasthan, known for its rainfall as it is the highest point in the state. The hill station boasts of an attractive landscape. The place to see in Mount Abu are the Wildlife Sanctuary of Mount Abu, Achalgarh, Guru Shikar and Dilwara Jain Temple in July.
Coorg - A very famous hill station in Karnataka, which is known for its beauty during the monsoons. Mountain landscapes, the lush green environment, and friendly people, all add to the beauty of Coorg, especially during July as it marks the starting of the peak season for tourists. Abbey Falls, Brahmagiri Peak, and Dubare Elephant Camp are some of the must visit places in Coorg.
Kodaikanal - Considered as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Kodaikanal or Kodai as it is popularly known as, is a beautiful hill station in Tamil Nadu. The monsoons start during July so the rains are not heavy. Popular tourist attractions such as the Kodai Lake, Bear Shola falls ,and Palani hills are not crowded and much more enjoyable to visit during this time.
List Of Holidays In July 2018
The following table outlines the national and regional holidays in July 2018:
|14 July 2018||Saturday||Ratha Yatra||Odisha|
|20 July 2018||Friday||Karchi Puja||Tripura|
|31 July 2018||Tuesday||Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh||Punjab, Haryana|
Bank Holidays In July 2018
The following table outlines the bank holidays in July 2018:
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.