Public Holidays in Bihar in 2018

India National and Regional Public holidays of Bihar in 2018

Monday January 22 Vasant Panchami Several states
Friday January 26 Republic Day
Wednesday January 31 Guru Ravidas Birthday Several states. Full moon of Magh
Wednesday February 14 Maha Shivratri Several states
Friday March 02 Holi
Saturday March 03 Holi Holiday Bihar only
Thursday March 22 Bihar Divas Bihar 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
Thursday March 29 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Saturday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Monday April 23 Veer Kunvar Singh Jayanti Bihar
Monday April 30 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Tuesday May 01 May Day Many states
Wednesday May 02 Shab e-Barat Bihar. Celebrated on the 15th Sha'aban
Saturday June 16 Idul Fitr Several states
Thursday June 28 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in several states
Wednesday August 15 Independence Day
Friday August 17 Public Holiday Several states. For death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Wednesday August 22 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Monday September 03 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday September 11 Muharram Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community
Friday September 21 Muharram Many states
Tuesday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Tuesday October 16 Maha Saptami Several states
Wednesday October 17 Durgastami Several states
Thursday October 18 Mahanavami Several states. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Friday October 19 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday November 07 Deewali Many states
Friday November 09 Bhai Bij Several states
Tuesday November 13 Chhath Puja Bihar, Jharkhand
Wednesday November 14 Chhath Puja Bihar
Wednesday November 21 Id-e-Milad
Tuesday 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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