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Public Holidays in Delhi in 2018

Delhi Upcoming Public Holidays in Delhi

Dussehra
Dussehra

19 October 2018 This Regional holiday is Tomorrow. The festival of Dusseha symbolizes the triumph of good over evil in the legend of Rama ...

Maharishi Valmiki Birthday
Maharishi Valmikis Birthday

24 October 2018 This Regional holiday is in 6 days. Valmiki is celebrated as the harbinger-poet in Sanskrit literature. He lived in the fir...

Deewali
Diwali

7 November 2018 This Regional holiday is in 20 days. Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity, light ...

India National and Regional Public holidays of Delhi in 2018

DayDateHolidayComments
Friday January 26 Republic Day
Wednesday February 14 Maha Shivratri Several states
Friday March 02 Holi
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
Monday April 30 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Saturday June 16 Idul Fitr Several states
Wednesday August 15 Independence Day
Friday August 17 Public Holiday Several states. Govt. holiday for funeral 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
Friday October 19 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday October 24 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
Wednesday November 07 Deewali Many states
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
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states

Key

National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • The 2018 date of holiday for "Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji" will be announced later.
  • 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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