Public Holidays in Jharkhand in 2016

India National and Regional Public holidays of Jharkhand in 2016

Tuesday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Monday March 07 Mar 7 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Thursday March 24 Mar 24 Holi
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 01 Apr 1 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Tuesday April 19 Apr 19 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Sunday May 01 May 1 May Day Many states
Monday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Thursday August 25 Aug 25 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Monday September 12 Sep 12 Idul Juha Bakrid. Except Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Sikkim.
Sunday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Tuesday October 11 Oct 11 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday October 12 Oct 12 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Sunday October 30 Oct 30 Deewali Deepawali. Except Assam, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal.
Monday November 14 Nov 14 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states


National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • 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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