Public Holidays in India in 2018

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Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham
Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham

18 December 2018 This Regional holiday is Today!. A holiday in Meghalaya to mark the legendary Khasi poet laureate U Soso Tham who died o...

Goa Liberation Day
Goa Liberation Day

19 December 2018 This Regional holiday is Tomorrow. Goa. Marks the surrender of Portuguese forces in Goa on 19 December 1961

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2018 This Regional holiday is in 7 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

India List of National and regional Public holidays of India in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day Several states
Tuesday January 02 New Year's Celebration Mizoram Only
Tuesday January 02 Mannam Jayanthi Kerala Only
Friday January 05 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Several states
Thursday January 11 Missionary Day Mizoram
Friday January 12 Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal only
Sunday January 14 Bhogi Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
Sunday January 14 Pongal Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
Sunday January 14 Sankranti Several states
Monday January 15 Thiruvalluvar Day Puducherry, Tamil Nadu
Monday January 15 Sankranti Several states
Monday January 15 Tusu Puja Assam
Tuesday January 16 Uzhavar Tirunal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only
Wednesday January 17 Sonam Lhochar Sikkim only. Tamang New Year
Monday January 22 Vasant Panchami Several states
Monday January 22 Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti Haryana only
Tuesday January 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
Thursday January 25 Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh only
Friday January 26 Republic Day
Wednesday January 31 Me-dam-me-phi Assam. Ancestor festival
Wednesday January 31 Guru Ravidas Birthday Several states. Full moon of Magh
Tuesday February 13 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Wednesday February 14 Maha Shivratri Several states
Thursday February 15 Lui-Ngai-Ni Manipur
Friday February 16 Losar Sikkim only. Tibetan New Year
Monday February 19 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra only
Tuesday February 20 Statehood Day Arunachal Pradesh
Tuesday February 20 Mizoram State Day Mizoram
Thursday March 01 Holi Telangana, Jammu Province
Thursday March 01 Doljatra Holi Dahan
Friday March 02 Holi
Friday March 02 Chapchar Kut Mizoram
Saturday March 03 Holi Holiday Bihar only
Saturday March 03 Yaosang 2nd day Manipur.
Monday March 05 Panchayati Raj Diwas Odisha
Sunday March 18 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year
Sunday March 18 Cheti Chand Gujarat only.
Sunday March 18 Gudi Padwa Telugu and Kannada New Year. Goa
Sunday March 18 Sajibu Nongmapanba Manipur. 1st day of the Month of Sajibu
Sunday March 18 1st Navratra Jammu and Kashmir only
Monday March 19 Cheti Chand Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarkhand
Tuesday March 20 Sarhul Jharkhand
Thursday March 22 Bihar Divas Bihar Only
Friday March 23 Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev Haryana only
Saturday March 24 Ashoka's Birth Anniversary Bihar only
Sunday March 25 Ram Navami 9th day of the 1st month in the Hindu calendar
Monday March 26 Ram Navami Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Telangana
Thursday March 29 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Thursday March 29 Maundy Thursday Kerala only
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Saturday March 31 Hazrat Ali's Birthday Uttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad
Sunday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Sunday April 01 Odisha Day Odisha only. Utkal Divas
Monday April 02 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Thursday April 05 Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday Andhra Pradesh, Telangana only
Saturday April 14 Biju Festival Tripura only
Saturday April 14 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assamese New Year
Saturday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Saturday April 14 Maha Vishuba Sankranti Odisha
Saturday April 14 Tamil New Year Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only
Saturday April 14 Vaisakhi Several states
Sunday April 15 Bohag Bihu Arunachal Pradesh, Assam only
Sunday April 15 Bengali New Year Tripura, West Bengal only
Sunday April 15 Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
Sunday April 15 Vishu Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
Monday April 16 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Monday April 16 Tithi of Damodar Deva Assam only
Wednesday April 18 Parashurama Jayanti Several states
Wednesday April 18 Basava Jayanthi Karnataka. The most important festival of the Lingayats. 3rd Vaiskha
Saturday April 21 Garia Puja Tripura only
Monday April 23 Veer Kunvar Singh Jayanti Bihar
Monday April 30 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Tuesday May 01 Maharashtra Day Maharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960
Tuesday May 01 May Day Many states
Wednesday May 02 Shab e-Barat Bihar. Celebrated on the 15th Sha'aban
Wednesday May 02 May Day West Bengal, govt. only
Wednesday May 09 Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore Tripura, West Bengal
Saturday May 12 Public Holiday Karnataka only. For Assembly Elections
Wednesday May 16 State Day Sikkim only
Saturday May 26 Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam Tripura only.
Wednesday May 30 Janmotsav of Sri Sri Madhav Dev Assam only
Friday June 08 Jumat-ul-Wida Last Friday of Ramadam
Monday June 11 Shab-I-Qadar Jammu and Kashmir. Celebrated on the 27th day of Ramadan
Thursday June 14 Pahili Raja Odisha
Friday June 15 Jumat-ul-Wida Last Friday of Ramadam
Friday June 15 Idul Fitr Holiday Many states
Friday June 15 Raja Sankranti Odisha only
Saturday June 16 Idul Fitr Many states
Saturday June 16 Idul Fitr Several states
Saturday June 16 Maharana Pratap Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan only
Sunday June 17 Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab Only
Sunday June 17 Idul Fitr Holiday Telangana
Thursday June 28 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in several states
Saturday June 30 Remna Ni Mizoram
Tuesday July 03 Behdienkhlam Meghalaya
Thursday July 05 Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday Jammu and Kashmir
Friday July 06 MHIP Day Mizoram
Friday July 13 Martyr's Day Jammu and Kashmir only
Saturday July 14 Ratha Yatra Odisha
Tuesday July 17 U Tirot Sing Day Meghalaya
Friday July 20 Kharchi Puja Tripura only
Tuesday July 31 Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh Haryana only
Saturday August 04 Ker Puja Tripura only
Monday August 06 Bonalu
Wednesday August 08 Public Holiday Tamil Nadu, Puducherry. Mourn death of Kalaignar Karunanidhi
Saturday August 11 Karkkadaka Vavu Kerala
Monday August 13 Patriot's Day Manipur
Wednesday August 15 Independence Day
Friday August 17 Parsi New Year Jamshed Navroz. Gujarat, Mumbai Only
Friday August 17 Public Holiday Several states. For death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Friday August 17 Public Holiday Several states. Govt. holiday for funeral of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Wednesday August 22 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Thursday August 23 Idul Juha Holiday Jammu and Kashmir
Friday August 24 First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Saturday August 25 Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Sunday August 26 Raksha Bandhan Several states. Shravana Purnima
Sunday August 26 Third Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Monday August 27 Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala only
Tuesday August 28 Ayankali Jayanthi Kerala only
Friday August 31 Tithi of Sri Sri Madhav Dev Assam only
Sunday September 02 Sreekrishna Jayanthi Kerala, Odisha. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Sunday September 02 Janmashtami Tamil Nadu
Monday September 03 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Monday September 10 Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Punjab only
Tuesday September 11 Muharram Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community
Tuesday September 11 Tithi of Shrimanta Shankar Dev Assam only
Thursday September 13 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Friday September 14 Nuakhai Odisha only. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi
Wednesday September 19 Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi Rajasthan
Wednesday September 19 Janmostav of Srimatna Sankardev Assam only
Wednesday September 19 Public Holiday Punjab. For general elections
Thursday September 20 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Thursday September 20 Karam Jharkhand. 11th day of full moon in the month of Bhadro
Friday September 21 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
Friday September 21 Muharram Many states
Sunday September 23 Haryana's Heroes' Martyrdom Day Haryana only
Tuesday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Monday October 08 Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Tuesday October 09 Bathukamma Starting day Nine days before Durgastami
Wednesday October 10 Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan
Tuesday October 16 Maha Saptami Several states
Wednesday October 17 Durgastami Several states
Thursday October 18 Ayudha Puja Several states
Thursday October 18 Mahanavami Several states. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Thursday October 18 Navami of Durga Puja Several states
Thursday October 18 Dusshera Vijaya Dashmi. Several states
Thursday October 18 Kati Bihu Assam only
Friday October 19 Durga Puja Mahastami. Sikkim only
Friday October 19 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Saturday October 20 Durga Puja Holiday Sikkim, Tripura
Monday October 22 Durga Puja Holiday Tripura
Tuesday October 23 Durga Puja Holiday Tripura
Wednesday October 24 Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Wednesday October 24 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
Wednesday October 31 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's Birthday Gujarat only.
Thursday November 01 Haryana Day Haryana only.
Thursday November 01 Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
Thursday November 01 Kut Manipur
Monday November 05 Deepavali Holiday Tamil Nadu. Public sector and schools
Monday November 05 Diwali Eve Puducherry
Tuesday November 06 Narak Chaturdashi Karnataka
Tuesday November 06 Kali Puja Assam, West Bengal
Tuesday November 06 Deepavali Several states
Wednesday November 07 Kali Puja Odisha only
Wednesday November 07 Deepavali Telengana
Wednesday November 07 Deewali Many states
Thursday November 08 Deepavali Maharashtra, Sikkim
Thursday November 08 Vikram Samvat New Year Gujarat only.
Thursday November 08 Vishvakarma Day Govardhan Puja
Thursday November 08 Balipadyami Karnataka
Friday November 09 Bhai Bij Several states
Friday November 09 Deewali Holiday Rajasthan, Sikkim
Friday November 09 Ningol Chakkouba Manipur. 2nd day of the lunar month of Hiyanggei
Friday November 09 Vishvakarma Day Haryana
Friday November 09 Wangala Festival Meghalaya. Second week of November.
Tuesday November 13 Chhath Puja Bihar, Jharkhand
Wednesday November 14 Chhath Puja Bihar
Tuesday November 20 Id-e-Milad Kerala
Wednesday November 21 Id-e-Milad
Friday November 23 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Friday November 23 Rasa Purnima Odisha only
Friday November 23 Friday after Eid e-Milad-un Nabi Jammu and Kashmir only
Friday November 23 Seng Kut Snem Meghalaya
Saturday November 24 Lachit Divas Assam only
Monday November 26 Kanakadasa Jayanthi Karnataka only
Wednesday November 28 Public Holiday Legislative Assembly election
Saturday December 01 State Inauguration Day Nagaland
Saturday December 01 Indigenous faith day Arunachal Pradesh
Sunday December 02 Asom Divas Assam only
Monday December 03 World Disabled Day Tripura only
Monday December 03 Feast of St Francis Xavier Goa only.
Wednesday December 05 Birthday of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Jammu and Kashmir
Friday December 07 Public Holiday General Elections to State Legislative Assembly
Wednesday December 12 Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Punjab only
Wednesday December 12 Pa Togan Nengminja Sangma Meghalaya
Tuesday December 18 Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham Meghalaya
Wednesday December 19 Goa Liberation Day Goa only
Monday December 24 Christmas Eve Meghalaya, Mizoram
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states
Wednesday December 26 Boxing Day Meghalaya, Mizoram, Telangana
Thursday December 27 Christmas Festival Meghalaya
Sunday December 30 U Kiang Nangbah Meghalaya


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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