Public Holidays in Sikkim in 2016

Sikkim Upcoming Public Holidays in Sikkim


30 October 2016 This Regional holiday is in 4 days. Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity, light ...

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This Regional holiday is in 60 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

New Years Day
New Years Day

1 January 2017 This Regional holiday is in 67 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

India National and Regional Public holidays of Sikkim in 2016

Friday January 01 New Years Day Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
Thursday January 14 Pongal Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
Tuesday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Tuesday February 09 Losar Sikkim only. Tibetan New Year
Tuesday February 09 Sonam Lhochar Sikkim only. Tamang New Year
Wednesday March 23 Doljatra Holi Dahan
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Thursday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday April 15 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Monday May 16 State Day Sikkim only
Wednesday July 06 Idul Fitr Many states
Monday August 15 Independence Day
Thursday August 25 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Sunday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Tuesday October 11 Vijaya Dashami Assam, Bihar, Kerala, Odisha, Telangana, Tripura, Sikkim. Dussehra
Wednesday October 12 Durga Puja Mahastami. Odisha, Sikkim only
Sunday October 30 Deewali Deepawali. Except Assam, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal.
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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