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Public Holidays in Kerala in 2019

India National and Regional Public holidays of Kerala in 2019

DayDateHolidayComments
Saturday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Monday March 04 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Monday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Sunday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Monday April 15 Vishu Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
Thursday April 18 Maundy Thursday Kerala only
Friday April 19 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Wednesday May 01 May Day Many states
Wednesday June 05 Idul Fitr Many states
Wednesday July 31 Karkkadaka Vavu Kerala
Monday August 12 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Thursday August 15 Independence Day
Saturday August 24 Sreekrishna Jayanthi Kerala, Odisha. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday September 10 First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Tuesday September 10 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Wednesday September 11 Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Thursday September 12 Third Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Friday September 13 Fourth Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Friday September 20 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
Wednesday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Sunday October 06 Mahanavami Bihar, Kerala, Odisha only. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Tuesday October 08 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Sunday October 27 Deepavali Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura
Sunday November 10 Id-e-Milad
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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