Public Holidays in Karnataka in 2016

Karnataka Upcoming Public Holidays in Karnataka

Narak Chaturdashi
Narak Chaturdashi

29 October 2016 This Regional holiday is in 3 days. Karnataka. The second day of the five-day-long festival of Diwali


31 October 2016 This Regional holiday is in 5 days. Karnataka, Maharashtra. Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil.

Kannada Rajyothsava
Kannada Rajyothsava

1 November 2016 This Regional holiday is in 6 days. All the Kannada speaking regions of south India were merged to form the state of Karnat...

India National and Regional Public holidays of Karnataka in 2016

Friday January 15 Sankranti Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Telangana
Tuesday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Monday March 07 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Friday April 08 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year
Thursday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Tuesday April 19 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Sunday May 01 May Day Many states
Monday May 09 Basava Jayanthi Karnataka only. The most important festival of the Lingayats.
Thursday July 07 Ramzan Many states
Monday August 15 Independence Day
Monday September 05 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Monday September 12 Idul Juha Bakrid. Except Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Sikkim.
Friday September 30 Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Sunday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Monday October 10 Ayudha Puja Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Tuesday October 11 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday October 12 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Saturday October 15 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka
Saturday October 29 Narak Chaturdashi Karnataka
Monday October 31 Deepavali Karnataka, Maharashtra
Tuesday November 01 Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
Thursday November 17 Kanakadasa Jayanthi Karnataka only
Monday December 12 Id-e-Milad
Sunday December 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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