• Karnataka Holidays In 2018

    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

    Date Day Holiday Remarks
    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

    Holiday Day Date
    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. 

    Karnataka-Specific Festivals

    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.

    News About Karnataka Holidays In 2018

    • In lieu of the second Saturday, 13 October 2018, Karnataka State Government may announce holiday on the third Saturday, 20 October 2018

      H D Kumaraswamy, Chief Minister of Karnataka, is intending to declare holiday on the third Saturday, 20 October 2018, instead of the regular holiday on the second Saturday, 13 October 2018 since Ayudha Pooja is observed on 18 October 2018 and Vijayadashami festival is observed on 19 October 2018. Many government employees tend to remain absent on Saturday, 20 October 2018, because of the festivals. The public will be suffered if many employees take a leave. A DPAR official said the government will issue the issue shortly.

      October 2018 has 10 government holidays: Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, 4 Sundays, Vijayadashami, Ayudha Puja, Valmiki Jayanti, 4 Sundays and second Saturday. Srikant, Secretary of Karnataka State Government Employees Association, said, “The government employees will cooperate in the interest of the public.” When Ramakrishna Hegde was the Chief Minister of Karnataka in 1986, he began the concept on giving off on second Saturdays.

      9 October 2018

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