What are the public and government holidays in Kerala in 2018? Do you want to know? Yes, many people would want to know the list of public and government holidays in advance. It helps them plan their vacations better. Kerala is a southern Indian state with a population of 33,387,677 as per the latest census. By population, Kerala is the thirteenth-biggest state. The state is clustered into 14 districts. The largest and capital city is Thiruvananthapuram. The official and most widely spoken language is Malayalam.
National And Regional Public Holidays Of Kerala In 2018
|02 January 2018||Tuesday||Mannam Jayanthi||Only Kerala|
|26 January 2018||Friday||Republic Day||Honors the establishment of Indian Constitution|
|13 February 2018||Tuesday||Maha Shivaratri|
|29 March 2018||Thursday||Maundry Thursday||Only Kerala|
|30 March 2018||Friday||Good Friday|
|01 April 2018||Sunday||Bank Holiday||Only banks|
|14 April 2018||Saturday||Dr Ambedkar Jayanthi||Birthday of Dr.Ambedkar|
|15 April 2018||Sunday||Vishu||Only Kerala|
|01 May 2018||Tuesday||May Day||Many states|
|15 June 2018||Friday||Idul Fitr||Many states|
|11 August 2018||Saturday||Karkkadaka Vavu||Kerala|
|15 August 2018||Wednesday||Independence Day||Throughout India|
|22 August 2018||Wednesday||Idul Juha||Bakrid|
|24 August 2018||Friday||First Onam||Kerala only|
|25 August 2018||Saturday||Thiruvonam||Kerala only|
|26 August 2018||Sunday||Third Onam||Kerala only|
|27 August 2018||Monday||Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi||Kerala only|
|02 September 2018||Sunday||Sreekrishna Jayanthi||Kerala, Odisha,|
|20 September 2018||Thursday||Muharram||Day of Ashurah|
|21 September 2018||Friday||Sree Naryana Guru Samadhi||Kerala only|
|02 October 2018||Tuesday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi||Throughout India|
|18 October 2018||Thursday||Mahanavami||Bihar, Kerala, Odisha,|
|19 October 2018||Friday||Dusshera|
|06 November 2018||Tuesday||Deepavali||Tamil Nadu, Kerala|
|21 November 2018||Wednesday||Id-e-Millad|
|23 November 2018||Friday||Guru Nanak Birthday||The birthday of the founder Sikhism|
|25 December 2018||Tuesday||Christmas Day||Throughout India|
Bank Holidays Kerala In Year 2018
|Republic Day||Friday||26 January 2018|
|Maha Shivaratri||Tuesday||13 February 2018|
|Good Friday||Friday||30 March 2018|
|Easter Sunday||Sunday||01 April|
|Ambedkar Jayanti||Saturday||14 April 2018|
|Vishu||Sunday||15 April 2018|
|May Day||Tuesday||01 May 2018|
|Idul Fitr||Friday||15 June 2018|
|Independence Day||Wednesday||15 August 2018|
|Bakrid||Wednesday||22 August 2018|
|First Onam||Friday||24 August 2018|
|Thiruvonam||Saturday||25 August 2018|
|Narayan Guru Jayanti||Monday||27 August 2018|
|Narayan Guru Samadhi||Friday||21 September 2018|
|Gandhi Jayanti||Tuesday||02 October 2018|
|Maha Navami||Thursday||18 October 2018|
|Vijaya Dashami||Friday||19 October 2018|
|Deepavali||Tuesday||06 November 2018|
|Eid e Milad||Wednesday||21 November 2018|
|Christmas Day||Tuesday||25 December 2018|
Note: All banks remain closed during bank holidays in Kerala, but ATMs will be open.
Festival Holidays In Kerala Or Kerala Holidays In 2018
Onam is a renowned festival in Kerala. The festival is celebrated in 2018 on 24 August 2018. The remarkable feature of this festival is that it comprises of Indoor and outdoor games, boat race, Kathakali dance and several featuring songs.
Vishu is one of the most vital festivals of Kerala. It is said to be the New Year in the state. The festival is celebrated on 15 April in 2018. Vishu, being a harvest festival, brings lovely weather conditions.
Thrissur Pooram is one of popular temple festivals in Kerala. It has been celebrated for more than 200 years. The festival is celebrated for 36 hours.
Like other states, Christmas Day is a famous festival in Kerala. It is celebrated on 25 December 2018 with happiness and joy. The major attractions during the festivals include Kerala sweets, Cathedrals and Christmas mass.
Destinations To Celebrate Kerala Holidays 2018
What are the most famous destinations in Kerala to spend holidays? Goa is the most preferred destination to celebrate the New Year and the festival of Christmas. Likewise, Kerala, called an actual heaven on the earth, has many pleasing localities to visit during holidays. The state attracts tourists from all parts of the world, but not necessarily from India. The top three holiday destinations in the state include:
Alapuzha Backwaters: It is a notable backwater tourist point to spend holidays with your friends and families. Alapuzha Backwaters is renowned Venice of the East. The destination is well-known for its beaches, boat contests and houseboat holidays.
Munnar: Munnar is famous for its comprehensive tea estates. It is a must-visit holiday destination for people interested to see how tea is picked and processed. You can also visit a museum of tea nearby to this destination.
Cochin: Cochin or Kochi is one of the renowned seaports in the country. The main tourist points in Cochin include Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese fishing nets, Dutch Cemetery, Jewish Synagogue, Cochin Thirumala Devaswom Temple and many others.
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.