Public Holidays in Karnataka in 2014

India National and Regional Public holidays of Karnataka in 2014

Tuesday January 14 Jan 14 Milad-un-Nabi Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Wednesday January 15 Jan 15 Pongal Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
Sunday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Thursday February 27 Feb 27 Maha Shivratri
Monday March 31 Mar 31 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only.
Sunday April 13 Apr 13 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Monday April 14 Apr 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Thursday April 17 Apr 17 Public Holiday Karnataka. Allow voting in Lok Sabha elections
Friday April 18 Apr 18 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Thursday May 01 May 1 May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal only
Friday May 02 May 2 Basava Jayanthi Karnataka only. The most important festival of the Lingayats.
Tuesday July 29 Jul 29 Idul Fitr All states except Goa, Jharkhand
Friday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Friday August 29 Aug 29 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Wednesday September 24 Sep 24 Mahalaya Karnataka only.
Thursday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Friday October 03 Oct 3 Ayudha Puja Karnataka only
Monday October 06 Oct 6 Idul Juha Bakrid.
Wednesday October 08 Oct 8 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.
Friday October 24 Oct 24 Balipadyami Deepavali Karnataka, Maharashtra only
Saturday November 01 Nov 1 Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
Tuesday November 04 Nov 4 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Saturday November 08 Nov 8 Kanakadasa Jayanthi Karnataka only. Marks the birthday of the great poet and saint shri Kanaka Dasa


National Holiday
Regional 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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