• Holidays in May 2019

    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:

    Holiday Date Day Comments
    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:

    Holiday Date Day Comments
    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:

    Date Day Festival State
    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:

    Date Day Festival State
    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.

    News About May 2018 Holidays

    • Public Brace for 2-Day Bank Strike

      Banking operations across the country are set to be hit on 30th and 31st May, 2018 after the confirmation of a 2 day strike by close to 40 banks. 21 public sector bank employees are participating in the strike, which was called to protest against unsatisfactory salary hikes. While private banks are unlikely to be affected by the strike, a number of professionals are concerned that the strike could delay salary processing.

      In the case of public sector banks, cheque clearances as well as cash deposit and withdrawal would be affected. While bank branches will remain closed on both days, bank officials have stated that customers can use internet banking and mobile platforms to perform certain banking transactions. 

      Bank employees have been protesting the 2% wage hike that was suggested by the Indian Banks’ Association, with employee unions reported a breakdown in negotiations on Monday, 28th May, 2018.

      30 May 2018

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