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Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh in 2019

India National and Regional Public holidays of Himachal Pradesh in 2019

DayDateHolidayComments
Friday January 25 Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh only
Saturday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Tuesday February 19 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only. Full moon of Magh
Monday March 04 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Thursday March 21 Holi
Monday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Sunday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Sunday April 14 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Monday April 15 Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
Friday April 19 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Tuesday May 07 Parashurama Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh only
Sunday May 19 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Friday May 24 Maharana Pratap Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only
Wednesday June 05 Idul Fitr Many states
Monday June 17 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Monday August 12 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Thursday August 15 Independence Day
Saturday August 24 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday September 10 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Wednesday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Tuesday October 08 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Sunday October 13 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
Sunday October 27 Deewali Deepawali. Except Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal.
Tuesday November 12 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states

Key

National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • Only the secular holidays of Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday are observed nationally.
  • Public holidays in India tend to be observed on a strictly regional basis. The above dates are Government of India holidays, when government offices will be closed nationwide. In addition, there are numerous festivals and fairs which are also observed in some states as holidays, the dates of which change from year to year.
  • Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are the latest known dates.
  • Although not government official holidays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day are observed nationally.

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