Public Holidays in Bihar in 2019

Bihar Upcoming Public Holidays in Bihar

Idul Fitr
Eid al-Fitr

5 June 2019 This Regional holiday is in 16 days. Marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic month of Ramadan

Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti
Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti

17 June 2019 This Regional holiday is in 28 days. Birthday of a 15th century mystic and poet. Celebrated on Jyeshtha Purnima

Idul Juha
Eid al-Adha

12 August 2019 This Regional holiday is in 84 days. Commemorates the Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God

India National and Regional Public holidays of Bihar in 2019

Sunday January 13 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Some states
Saturday January 26 Republic Day
Sunday February 10 Vasant Panchami Several states
Tuesday February 19 Guru Ravidas' Birthday Several states. Full moon of Magh
Monday March 04 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Thursday March 21 Doljatra Holi Dahan
Friday March 22 Bihar Divas Bihar Only
Friday March 22 Holi Bihar, Odisha
Monday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Saturday April 13 Ram Navami Several states
Sunday April 14 Ashoka's Birth Anniversary Bihar only
Sunday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Wednesday April 17 Mahavir Jayanti
Friday April 19 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 21 Shab e-Barat Bihar. Celebrated on the 15th Sha'aban
Tuesday April 23 Veer Kunvar Singh Jayanti Bihar
Wednesday May 01 May Day Many states
Saturday May 18 Buddha Purnima Several states
Wednesday June 05 Idul Fitr Many states
Monday June 17 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Several states
Monday August 12 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Thursday August 15 Independence Day
Friday August 23 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday September 10 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Wednesday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Sunday October 06 Durgastami Several states
Monday October 07 Mahanavami Some states. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Tuesday October 08 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Sunday October 27 Deewali Many states
Tuesday October 29 Bhai Bij Some states
Saturday November 02 Chhath Puja Assam, Bihar
Sunday November 03 Chhath Puja Bihar
Sunday November 10 Id-e-Milad
Tuesday November 12 Guru Nanak Birthday Several States
Wednesday 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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