2016: bihar

bihar, India National public holidays of bihar, India in 2016

Tuesday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Tuesday March 22 Mar 22 Bihar Divas Bihar Only
Wednesday March 23 Mar 23 Doljatra Holi Dahan
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
Thursday April 14 Apr 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Thursday April 14 Apr 14 Ashoka's Birth Anniversary Bihar only
Friday April 15 Apr 15 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Sunday May 01 May 1 May Day Many states
Wednesday July 06 Jul 6 Idul Fitr 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
Monday October 10 Oct 10 Mahanavami Bihar, Kerala, Odisha only. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Tuesday October 11 Oct 11 Vijaya Dashami Assam, Bihar, Kerala, Odisha, Telangana, Tripura, Sikkim. Dussehra
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.
Sunday November 06 Nov 6 Chhath Puja Assam, Bihar, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh
Monday November 07 Nov 7 Chhath Puja Bihar only
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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