Holiday List 2024: Holidays and Observances in India in 2024

Holidays and Observances in India in 2024: Hello friends, today this article is on holidays. You can see how many days of government holidays you will get in the year 2024, as well as information about all the festivals to be held in 2024 has been given. By reading this article, you can get information about all the festivals to be held in 2024 and Also you can see about the official holidays of India

Holiday list 2024 is known for its rich cultural heritage and diverse religious traditions, which give rise to a wide variety of festivals celebrated throughout the year. These festivals often have deep cultural, religious, and historical significance. Here are some of the major festivals celebrated in India:

Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important Hindu festivals. It usually falls in October or November and symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. Homes are decorated with lamps, and fireworks are set off to celebrate this joyous occasion.

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Holi is a vibrant and colorful Hindu festival celebrated in the spring. Participants throw colored powders and water at each other, marking the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring.

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Holiday List 2024: Holidays and Observances in India in 2024

Christmas is celebrated by the Christian community on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. Churches are beautifully decorated, and people exchange gifts to celebrate the festive season.

These festivals celebrate the goddess Durga and her victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasura. Navaratri is a nine-night festival during which people worship various forms of the goddess, while Durga Puja, particularly celebrated in West Bengal, involves elaborate decorations and processions.

Holidays and Observances in India in 2024

This harvest festival, usually celebrated on January 14, marks the transition of the sun into the zodiac sign of Capricorn. Kite flying, traditional sweets, and feasting are common during this time.

Primarily celebrated in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Pongal is a harvest festival that takes place in January. It involves cooking a special dish using freshly harvested rice and other ingredients. This festival celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. Sisters tie a protective thread (rakhi) around their brothers’ wrists, and in return, brothers give gifts and promise to protect their sisters.

This festival celebrates the elephant-headed deity Ganesha’s birthday. Elaborate idols of Lord Ganesha are worshipped in homes and public places before being immersed in water bodies. Celebrated predominantly in Kerala, Onam is a harvest festival that involves colorful flower decorations, traditional dance (Kathakali), and a grand feast called the Onam Sadya.

Indian Festival Calendar 2024

English New Year1 January 2024, Monday
Masik Shivaratri (Pausha)9 January 2024, Tuesday
National Youth Day12 January 2024, Friday
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti12 January 2024, Friday
Lohri13 January 2024, Saturday
Makar Sankranti14 January 2024, Sunday
Pongal14 January 2024, Sunday
Army Day15 January 2024, Monday
Guru Gobind Singh Birthday17 January 2024, Wednesday
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti23 January 2024, Tuesday
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday23 January 2024, Tuesday – 24 January 2024, Wednesday
Tu B’Shevat24 January 2024, Wednesday – 25 January 2024, Thursday
Republic Day26 January 2024, Friday
Mahatma Gandhi Punyatithi30 January 2024, Tuesday
Birthday of Guru Har Rai (Nanakshahi Calendar)03 February 2024, Friday
World Cancer Day4 February 2024, Sunday
Rose Day07 February 2024, Wednesday
Teddy Day10 February 2024, Saturday
Mauni Amavasya09 February 2024, Friday
Losar10 February 2024, Saturday
Valentine’s Day14 February 2024, Wednesday
Vasant Panchami (Saraswati Puja)14 February 2024, Wednesday
Sant Ravidas Jayanti24 February 2024, Saturday
National Science Day28 February 2024, Wednesday
Mahashivratri8 March 2024, Friday
International Women’s Day8 March 2024, Friday
Ramadan Begins10 March 2024, Sunday – 9April 2024, Tuesday
Mothering Sunday10 March 2024, Sunday
Phulera Dooj12 March 2024, Tuesday
Navroz20 March 2024, Wednesday
Shaheed Diwas (Martyrs’ Day)23 March 2024, Saturday
Purim23 March 2024, Saturday – 25 March 2024, Monday
Palm Sunday24 March 2024, Sunday
Chhoti Holi , Holika Dahan24 March 2024, Sunday
Holi25 March 2024, Monday
Hola Mohalla25 March 2024, Monday – 27 March 2024, Wednesday
Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti (19th February as per English Calendar)28 March 2024, Thursday
Good Friday29 March 2024, Friday
Easter31 March 2024, Sunday
Bank’s Holiday1 April 2024, Monday
Sheetala Ashtami (Basoda Date)2 April 2024, Tuesday
Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Telugu New Year9 April 2024, Tuesday
Chaitra Navratri Begins9 April 2024, Tuesday – 17 April 2024, Wednesday
Cheti Chand (Jhulelal Jayanti)9 April 2024, Tuesday
Eid-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan Ends in the evening of Tuesday, 9 April9 April 2024, Tuesday – 10 April 2024, Wednesday
Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)11 April 2024, Tuesday
Gangaur (Gauri Tritiya)11 April 2024, Thursday
Baisakhi13 April 2024, Saturday
BR Ambedkar Jayanti14 April 2024, Sunday
Bohag Bihu / Rongali Bihu / Magh Bihu (aaaBihu)14 April 2024, Sunday – 20 April 2024, Saturday
Pohela Boishakh14 April 2024, Sunday
Ram Navami17 April 2024, Wednesday
Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)18 April 2024, Thursday
Thrissur Pooram20 April 2024, Saturday
Mahavir Jayanti21 April 2024, Sunday
Earth Day22 April 2024, Monday
Passover23 April 2024, Tuesday – 30 April 2024, Tuesday
Hanuman Jayanti23 April 2024, Tuesday
Lag B’Omer25 April 2024, Saturday – 26 April 2024, Sunday
Prakash of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji1 May 2024, Saturday
Birth Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (Nanakshahi calendar)3 May 2024, Monday
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti7 May 2024, Tuesday
Parshuram Jayanti10 May 2024, Friday
Akshaya Tritiya10 May 2024, Friday
Mother’s Day12 May 2024, Sunday
Sita Navami16 May 2024, Thursday
Second Passover21 May 2024, Tuesday – 22 May 2024, Wednesday
Buddha Purnima23 May 2024, Thursday
Birthday of Guru Amar Das (Nanakshahi calendar)25 May 2024, Tuesday
World No Tobacco Day31 May 2024, Friday
Telugu Hanuman Jayanthi1 June 2024, Saturday
World Environment Day5 June 2024, Wednesday
World Brain Tumor Day8 June 2024, Saturday
National Best Friends Day8 June 2024, Saturday
Maharana Pratap Jayanti9 June 2024, Sunday
Shavuot11 June 2024, Tuesday – 13 June 2024, Thursday
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib (Nanakshahi Calendar)16 June 2024, Sunday
Ganga Dussehra16 June 2024, Sunday
Father’s Day16 June 2024, Sunday
Eid ul-Adha (Public Holiday – Monday, 17 June)16 June 2024, Sunday – 17 June 2024, Monday
International Yoga Day21 June 2024, Friday
Sant Kabirdas Jayanti22 June 2024, Saturday
Masik Shivaratri (Ashadha)4 July 2024, Thursday
Rath Yatra8 July 2024, Monday
World Population Day11 July 2024, Thurssday
Parkash Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji11 July 2024, Thursday
Al-Hijira, Islamic New Year6 July 2024, Saturday – 7 July 2024, Sunday
Muharram Begins (Tentative Date)17 July 2024, Wednesday
Guru Purnima21 July 2024, Sunday
Parents Day28 July 2024, Sunday
Friendship Day4 August 2024, Sunday
Hariyali Teej7 August 2024, Wednesday
Nag Panchami9 August 2024, Friday
Tulsidas Jayanti12 August 2024, Monday
Independence Day15 August 2024, Thursday
Ullambana18 August 2024, Sunday
Raksha Bandhan19 August 2024, Monday
World Sanskrit Day (Sanskrit Diwas)19 August 2024, Monday
Kajari Teej22 August 2024, Thursday
Sri Krishna Janmashtami26 August 2024, Monday
Dahi Handi27 August 2024, Tuesday
Teachers Day5 September 2024, Thursday
Onam5 September 2024, Thursday – 17 September 2024, Tuesday
Hartalika Teej6 September 2024, Friday
Ganesh Chaturthi7 September 2024, Saturday
Grandparents Day8 September 2024, Sunday
Hindi Diwas14 September 2024, Saturday
Milad un-Nabi (Public Holiday date – Monday, 16 September)15 September 2024, Sunday – 16 September 2024, Monday
Vishwakarma Puja16 September 2024, Monday
Ganesh Visarjan16 September 2024, Monday
Birthday of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Ji28 September 2024, Saturday
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti2 October 2024, Wednesday
Rosh Hashanah2 October 2024, Wednesday – 4 October 2024, Friday
Sharad Navratri Begins3 October 2024, Thursday
Shemini Atzeret (Simchat Torah)7 October 2024, Saturday
Birthday of Guru Ram Das (Nanakshahi calendar)9 October 2024, Wednesday
Durga Puja Begins9 October 2024, Wednesday – 13 October 2024, Sunday
Mahashtami11 October 2024, Friday
DussehraDurga Visarjan12 October 2024, Saturday
Yom Kippur12 October 2024, Saturday
Sukkot16 October 2024, Wednesday – 23 October 2024, Wednesday
Boss Day16 October 2024, Wednesday
Sharad Purnima16 October 2024, Wednesday
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti (Birthday)17 October 2024, Thursday
Karva Chauth20 October 2024, Sunday
Ahoi Ashtami24 October 2024, Thursday
Halloween31 October 2024, Thursday
Dhanteras29 October 2024, Tuesday
Bengal Kali Puja31 October 2024, Thursday
Diwali1 November 2024, Friday
Govardhan Puja2 November 2024, Saturday
Bhai Dooj3 November 2024, Sunday
Chhath Puja (Nahai Khai ~ Suryodaya Argh)5 November 2024, Tuesday – 7 November 2024, Thursdayday
Labh Panchami6 November 2024, Wednesday
Tulasi Vivah14 November 2024, Wednesday
Children’s Day14 November 2024, Thursday
Guru Nanak Birthday15 November 2024, Friday
Thanksgiving Day28 November 2024, Thursday
Martyrdom Of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib (Nanakshahi calendar)24 November 2024, Sunday
St Andrew’s Day30 November 2024, Saturday
Vivah Panchami6 December 2024, Friday
Feast of the Immaculate Conception8 December 2024, Sunday
Hanukkah25 December 2024, Wednesday – 2 January 2025, Thursday
Christmas25 December 2024, Wednesday
Veer Baal Diwas26 December 2024, Thursday

India Public Holidays 2024

Public holidays in India are days when the government declares that all offices, schools, and most businesses will be closed to commemorate a specific event, historical moment, religious festival, or other occasions of national or regional significance. These holidays are recognized and celebrated across the country or in specific states and regions, depending on the nature of the holiday.

1 Jan 2024MonNew Year’s Day
2 Jan 2024TueNew Year Holiday
2 Jan 2024TueMannam Jayanti
11 Jan 2024ThuMissionary Day
12 Jan 2024FriSwami Vivekananda Jayanti
15 Jan 2024MonMagh Bihu
15 Jan 2024MonMakara Sankranti
15 Jan 2024MonPongal
16 Jan 2024TueKanuma Panduga
16 Jan 2024TueThiruvalluvar Day
17 Jan 2024WedGuru Gobind Singh Jayanti
17 Jan 2024WedUzhavar Thirunal
23 Jan 2024TueNetaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
23 Jan 2024TueGaan-Ngai
25 Jan 2024ThuHazrat Ali Jayanti
25 Jan 2024ThuState Day
26 Jan 2024FriRepublic Day
10 Feb 2024SatLosar
10 Feb 2024SatSonam Losar
14 Feb 2024WedVasant Panchami
15 Feb 2024ThuLui-Ngai-Ni
19 Feb 2024MonChhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti
20 Feb 2024TueState Day
24 Feb 2024SatGuru Ravidas Jayanti
5 Mar 2024TuePanchayatiraj Divas
8 Mar 2024FriMaha Shivaratri
22 Mar 2024FriBihar Day
23 Mar 2024SatS. Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom Day
25 Mar 2024MonHoli
25 Mar 2024MonDoljatra
25 Mar 2024MonYaosang
26 Mar 2024TueYaosang 2nd Day
29 Mar 2024FriGood Friday
30 Mar 2024SatEaster Saturday
31 Mar 2024SunEaster Sunday
1 Apr 2024MonOdisha Day
5 Apr 2024FriBabu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti
5 Apr 2024FriJumat-ul-Wida
7 Apr 2024SunShab-i-Qadr
9 Apr 2024TueGudi Padwa
9 Apr 2024TueTelugu New Year
9 Apr 2024TueUgadi
10 Apr 2024WedIdul Fitr
11 Apr 2024ThuIdul Fitr Holiday
11 Apr 2024ThuSarhul
13 Apr 2024SatBohag Bihu Holiday
13 Apr 2024SatMaha Vishuba Sankranti
13 Apr 2024SatVaisakh
14 Apr 2024SunBengali New Year
14 Apr 2024SunBohag Bihu
14 Apr 2024SunCheiraoba
14 Apr 2024SunDr Ambedkar Jayanti
14 Apr 2024SunTamil New Year
14 Apr 2024SunVishu
15 Apr 2024MonHimachal Day
17 Apr 2024WedRam Navami
21 Apr 2024SunGaria Puja
21 Apr 2024SunMahavir Jayanti
1 May 2024WedMaharashtra Day
1 May 2024WedMay Day
8 May 2024WedGuru Rabindranath Jayanti
10 May 2024FriBasava Jayanti
10 May 2024FriMaharshi Parasuram Jayanti
16 May 2024ThuState Day
23 May 2024ThuBuddha Purnima
24 May 2024FriKazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti
9 Jun 2024SunMaharana Pratap Jayanti
10 Jun 2024MonSri Guru Arjun Dev Ji’s Martyrdom Day
14 Jun 2024FriPahili Raja
15 Jun 2024SatRaja Sankranti
15 Jun 2024SatYMA Day
17 Jun 2024MonBakrid / Eid al Adha
18 Jun 2024TueBakrid / Eid al Adha Holiday
22 Jun 2024SatSant Guru Kabir Jayanti
30 Jun 2024SunRemna Ni
5 Jul 2024FriGuru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday
6 Jul 2024SatMHIP Day
7 Jul 2024SunRatha Yathra
8 Jul 2024MonBehdeinkhlam Festival
13 Jul 2024SatBhanu Jayanti
13 Jul 2024SatMartyrs’ Day
17 Jul 2024WedMuharram
17 Jul 2024WedU Tirot Sing Day
31 Jul 2024WedBonalu
31 Jul 2024WedShaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day
7 Aug 2024WedHaryali Teej
8 Aug 2024ThuTendong Lho Rum Faat
13 Aug 2024TuePatriots Day
15 Aug 2024ThuIndependence Day
15 Aug 2024ThuParsi New Year
16 Aug 2024FriDe Jure Transfer Day
19 Aug 2024MonRaksha Bandhan
19 Aug 2024MonJhulan Purnima
26 Aug 2024MonJanmashtami
5 Sep 2024ThuHartalika Teej
5 Sep 2024ThuTithi of Srimanta Shankardev
7 Sep 2024SatGanesh Chaturthi
8 Sep 2024SunGanesh Chaturthi Holiday
8 Sep 2024SunNuakhai
13 Sep 2024FriRamdev Jayanti
13 Sep 2024FriTeja Dashmi
14 Sep 2024SatFirst Onam
15 Sep 2024SunThiruvonam
16 Sep 2024MonEid e Milad
17 Sep 2024TueIndra Jatra
18 Sep 2024WedSree Narayana Guru Jayanti
20 Sep 2024FriFriday Following Eid e Milad
21 Sep 2024SatSree Narayana Guru Samadhi
23 Sep 2024MonHeroes’ Martyrdom Day
2 Oct 2024WedMahalaya Amavasye
2 Oct 2024WedGandhi Jayanti
3 Oct 2024ThuFirst Day of Bathukamma
3 Oct 2024ThuGhatasthapana
3 Oct 2024ThuMaharaja Agrasen Jayanti
10 Oct 2024ThuMaha Saptami
11 Oct 2024FriMaha Ashtami
12 Oct 2024SatMaha Navami
13 Oct 2024SunVijaya Dashami
13 Oct 2024SunJanmostav of Srimanta Shankardev
17 Oct 2024ThuLakshmi Puja
17 Oct 2024ThuMaharishi Valmiki Jayanti
17 Oct 2024ThuKati Bihu
31 Oct 2024ThuDeepavali
31 Oct 2024ThuSardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti
1 Nov 2024FriDiwali
1 Nov 2024FriHaryana Day
1 Nov 2024FriKannada Rajyothsava
1 Nov 2024FriKut
1 Nov 2024FriPuducherry Liberation Day
2 Nov 2024SatDeepavali Holiday
2 Nov 2024SatVikram Samvat New Year
3 Nov 2024SunBhai Dooj
7 Nov 2024ThuChhath Puja
15 Nov 2024FriGuru Nanak Jayanti
15 Nov 2024FriKarthika Purnima
18 Nov 2024MonKanakadasa Jayanti
22 Nov 2024FriLhabab Duchen
23 Nov 2024SatSeng Kut Snem
1 Dec 2024SunIndigenous Faith Day
3 Dec 2024TueFeast of St Francis Xavier
5 Dec 2024ThuSheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti
6 Dec 2024FriSri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji’s Martyrdom Day
12 Dec 2024ThuPa Togan Nengminza Sangma
18 Dec 2024WedDeath Anniversary of U SoSo Tham
18 Dec 2024WedGuru Ghasidas Jayanti
19 Dec 2024ThuLiberation Day
24 Dec 2024TueChristmas Holiday
25 Dec 2024WedChristmas Day
26 Dec 2024ThuChristmas Holiday
26 Dec 2024ThuShaheed Udham Singh Jayanti
30 Dec 2024MonTamu Losar
30 Dec 2024MonU Kiang Nangbah
31 Dec 2024TueNew Year’s Eve

India is a diverse country with a multitude of cultures, religions, and regions, so the public holiday calendar can vary between different states and territories. Some of the major public holidays observed across India include:

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