Karnataka is one of the largest south Indian states with a population of 61,130, 704. Bangalore, an IT hub, is the capital city of state. Kannada is the regional language in the state. Other languages that are widely spoken include Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Belagavi, Mysore, Hubli and Davanagere are the prime cities in Karnataka after Bangalore.
The state attracts people across the country powered by the best weather conditions and employment opportunities. People can enjoy their leisure time during holidays. The following table illustrates the national and regional public holidays of Karnataka in 2018:
The List Of National And Public Holidays Of Karnataka In 2018
|15 January 2018||Monday||Makar Sankrati||The first festival of the year|
|26 January 2018||Friday||Republic Day||Honors the formation of Indian Constitution|
|13 February 2018||Tuesday||Maha Shivaratri|
|29 March 2018||Thursday||Mahavir Jayanti||Religious holiday in Jainism|
|30 March 2018||Friday||Good Friday|
|01 April 2018||Sunday||Bank Holiday||Closing of yearly bank accounts|
|18 April 2018||Wednesday||Basava Jayanthi||The festival of Lingayaths|
|01 May 2018||Tuesday||May Day|
|16 June 2018||Saturday||Idul Fitr||Karnataka, Gujarat|
|15 August 2018||Wednesday||Independence Day||Throughout India|
|22 August 2018||Wednesday||Idul Juha||Many states|
|13 September 2018||Thursday||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|21 September 2018||Friday||Muharram||Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat|
|02 October 2018||Tuesday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi||Throughout India|
|08 October 2018||Monday||Mahalaya||West Bengal, Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura|
|18 October 2018||Thursday||Ayudha Puja||Tamil Nadu, Karnataka|
|19 October 2018||Friday||Dusshera|
|24 October 2018||Wednesday||Maharshi Valmiki Birthday||Haryana, Delhi, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh|
|01 November 2018||Thursday||Kannada Rajyotsava||Karnataka|
|06 November 2018||Tuesday||Narak Chaturdashi||Karnataka|
|08 November 2018||Thursday||Balipadyami||Karnataka|
|21 November 2018||Wednesday||Id-e-Milad|
|26 November 2018||Monday||Kanakadasa Jayanthi||Karnataka|
|25 December 2018||Tuesday||Christmas Day||Throughout India|
Bank Holidays Karnataka 2018
|Makar Sankrati||Sunday||14 January 2018|
|Republic Day||Friday||26 January 2018|
|Maha Shivaratri||Tuesday||13 February 2018|
|Ugadi||Sunday||18 March 2018|
|Mahavir Jayanti||Thursday||29 March 2018|
|Good Friday||Friday||30 March 2018|
|Ambedkar Jayanti||Saturday||14 April 2018|
|Basav Jayanti||Wednesday||18 April 2018|
|May Day||Tuesday||1 May 2018|
|Independence Day||Wednesday||15 August 2018|
|Bakrid||Wednesday||22 August 2018|
|Ganesh Festival||Thursday||13 September 2018|
|Muharram||Friday||21 September 2018|
|Gandhi Jayanthi||Tuesday||02 October 2018|
|Mahalaya Amavase||Monday||08 October 2018|
|Maha Navami||Thursday||18 October 2018|
|Vijay Dashami||Friday||19 October 2018|
|Deepavali||Tuesday||06 November 2018|
|Deepavali Holiday||Thursday||08 November 2018|
|Eid e Milad||Wednesday||21 November 2018|
|Kanakadasa Jayanti||Monday||26 November 2018|
|Christmas Day||Tuesday||25 December 2018|
Note: All banks will remain closed on bank holidays. ATMs will be open.
Makar Sankrati is celebrated throughout the state welcoming the new season of harvest. Unlike other festivals, the date of Makar Sankranti is fixed. It is the first festival of every year. Republic Day honors the date on which the Indian Constitution came into effect on 26 January 2017. On 01 November of every year, people throughout the state celebrate Kannada Rajyotsava. The day is celebrated by distributing Rajyotsava Awards.
Best Holiday Destinations In Karnataka
Mysore is a renowned destination in Karnataka to celebrate the festival of Dussehra. The festival indicates the victory of good over evil. Mysore has a long practice of celebrating the festival, enticing a great audience including the foreign tourists.
Bangalore, Udupi, Shrirangpatna and Belgavi are the most visited destinations in Karnataka during the festival of Makar Sankranti. Udupi is the terrestrial of eternal paradise. Shrirangpatna is a must-visit destination in Karnataka during the festival of Dussehra. In Belagavi, Makara Sankranti is celebrated as the harvest festival.
Belagavi is the best destination in Karnataka to celebrate the festival of Kannada Rajyotsava after Bangalore and Hubli. Cultural programs will be organised by local communities, schools and colleges. People celebrate this festival by playing Kannada songs.
Karnataka Holidays 2018 Highlights
The State Cabinet has declared the list of holidays for 2018. The employees of the State Government this year have 23 public holidays. In the previous year, there were only 22 holidays. In 2018, the government employees have 87 holidays in total: 23 public holidays, 52 Sundays and 12 second Saturdays.
The list of holidays illustrated in the earlier section excludes Dr Ambedkar Jayanthi and the Chandramana Ugadi. Muslims can apply for restricted holidays on their festivals. The government employees can apply for 2 restricted holidays and 17 days are recognised for this. The government employees relish a total of 118 days of holidays.
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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.