This is a holiday page designed for the month of May 2019. The page lists the public, regional and bank holidays during the month. People across the country can make use of this page for various purposes such as planning a trip, booking shows and travel tickets, and organising events and parties. The holiday page is a unique product individulised for all classes of people such as working professionals, businessmen, students, government employees and retired people.
List of Holidays in May 2019
The following table illustrates the Public and Regional Holidays in May 2019:
|Maharashtra Day||1 May 2019||Wednesday||Celebrated only in Maharashtra|
|May Day||1 May 2019||Wednesday||Celebrated in several states|
|Parshuram Jayanti||7 May 2019||Tuesday||A public holiday in May 2019 in Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana|
|Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore||7 May 2019||Tuesday||West Bengal, Tripura|
|State Day||16 May 2019||Thursday||Celebrated only in Sikkim|
|Buddha Purnima||19 May 2019||Sunday||Birth anniversary of Buddha|
|Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam||24 May 2019||Friday||Celebrated only in Tripura|
|Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom Day||24 May 2019||Friday||Celebrated only in Punjab|
|Maharana Pratap Jayanti||24 May 2019||Friday||Himachal Pradesh, Haryana|
|Jamat-ul-Wida||31 May 2019||Friday|
Bank Holiday in May 2019
The following table illustrates the bank holidays in May 2019:
|Maharashtra Day||1 May 2019||Wednesday||Maharashtra|
|May Day||1 May 2019||Wednesday||Assam, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Punjab, Puducherry, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal|
|Parshuram Jayanti||7 May 2019||Tuesday||Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan|
|Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore||7 May 2019||Tuesday||Tripura and West Bengal|
|State Day||16 May 2019||Thursday||Sikkim|
|Buddha Purnima||19 May 2019||Sunday||Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman Nicobar Islands, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal|
|Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam||24 May 2019||Friday||Tripura|
|Jamat-ul-Wida||31 May 2019||Friday||Jammu and Kashmir|
A brief description of Holidays in May 2019
- Maharashtra Day: Maharashtra Day or Maharashtra Diwas is a state holiday in Maharashtra that celebrates the state formation day. Maharashtrians showcase their tradition and culture on this auspicious day. The main event is organised by the State Government of Maharashtra in Mumbai. The government declares new schemes for the people.
- May Day: May Day, also known as Labour Day, is dedicated to the laborers and is a public holiday in May 2019 in several states. It is celebrated to honor the affair of Haymarket in Chicago. May Day is observed on 1 May in most countries.
- Parshuram Jayanti: The birth anniversary of Parashuram is spiritually important for the community of Hindus. The devotees of the Lord Vishnu observe fast on the day and visit the Lord Vishnu temples.
- Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore: Rabindranath Tagore was a great poet and artist from West Bengal. He won the Nobel Prize in 1913 for his momentous contributions to the music and literature of Bengali.
- State Day: On 16 May 1975, Sikkim officially became a territory of India and thus, on the 16th of May every year, State Day is celebrated in Sikkim, which is the least populous state in the country.
- Buddha Purnima: Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti commemorates the birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha and is a public holiday in India. Many Buddhists like to donate food, money and useful items to charities to mark the festival.
- Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam: Tripura celebrates the birth anniversary of Kazi Nazrul Islam, who was a poet, musician and writer. A musical party is held in Tripura and the songs of Kazi Nazrul Islam are sung by the artists to mark the day.
- Maharana Pratap Jayanti: Maharana Pratap was a Rajput King. He is well-known for the Battle of Haldighati versus Akbar to safeguard his kingdom. The birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap is observed as per the Hindu calendar. The king is worshipped for his bravery by royal families in the state of Rajasthan.
- Jamat-ul-Wida: Jamat-ul-Wida is the last festival holiday in May 2019. The festival signifies the best wishes of the Holy Quran. The Muslims celebrates the festival by narrating the Holy Quran and engaging themselves in social activities to seek the blessings.
May holiday destinations 2019
There are a few spectacular destinations in India to visit during holidays in May 2018. The destinations include:
- Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh: Horsley Hills is one of the most scenic destinations in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The hills offer a good break from the city and its heart.
- Shilllong, Meghalaya: The attractive mountains of the region are a joy to watch. Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, is a beautiful city.
- Manali, Himachal Pradesh: Manali is the best tourist destination in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The major tourist attractions include Club House, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Rohtang Pass, Hadimba Temple and Vashisth.
- Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh: Tirthan Valley, a paradise for nature lovers, is sited nearly 3 kilometers from the entrance Great Himalayan Park.
- Gangtok, Sikkim: Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, has many places to visit during the holidays in May 2018. The major attractions include Changu Lake, Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir and Nathula Pass.
- Ooty: Ooty, a popular hill station in India, is the best destination to visit during the May holidays 2018. Tea and coffee plantations, Ooty Lake and numerous gardens are good points to visit in the month of May.
List Of Holidays In May 2018
The following table illustrates the public and regional holidays in May 2018:
|01 May 2018||Tuesday||May Day||Many states|
|07 May 2018||Monday||Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore||Tripura, West Bengal|
|16 May 2018||Wednesday||State Day||Sikkim|
|25 May 2018||Friday||Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam||Tripura|
Bank Holidays In May 2018
The following table illustrates the bank holidays in May 2018:
|01 May 2018||Tuesday||May Day||PY, WB, AS, GA, KA, MN, WB, PY|
|01 May 2018||Tuesday||Maharashtra Day||MH|
|07 May 2018||Monday||Guru Rabindranath Jayanthi||WB, TR|
|16 May 2018||Wednesday||State Day||SK|
|25 May 2018||Friday||Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti||TR|
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.