Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu in 2016

Tamil Nadu Upcoming Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu


29 October 2016 This Regional holiday is in 3 days. Assam, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Trpura. Celebrations revolve around the triumph of g...


12 December 2016 This Regional holiday is in 47 days. Celebrated by the Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third mont...

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)...

India National and Regional Public holidays of Tamil Nadu in 2016

Friday January 01 New Years Day Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
Friday January 15 Pongal Tamil Nadu
Saturday January 16 Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu only
Sunday January 17 Uzhavar Tirunal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only
Tuesday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
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 Tamil New Year Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only
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
Thursday July 07 Ramzan Many states
Monday August 15 Independence Day
Thursday August 25 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Monday September 05 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Tuesday September 13 Bakrid Gujurat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, Tamil Nadu
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 29 Deepavali Assam, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura
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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