Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh in 2014

India National and Regional Public holidays of Himachal Pradesh in 2014

Tuesday January 07 Jan 7 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab only. Birthday of the tenth and final Sikh prophet-teacher
Saturday January 25 Jan 25 Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh only
Sunday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Friday February 14 Feb 14 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
Thursday February 27 Feb 27 Maha Shivratri
Monday March 17 Mar 17 Holi
Tuesday April 08 Apr 8 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Sunday April 13 Apr 13 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Monday April 14 Apr 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Tuesday April 15 Apr 15 Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
Friday April 18 Apr 18 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Thursday May 01 May 1 Parashurama Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only
Wednesday May 14 May 14 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Saturday May 31 May 31 Maharana Pratap Jayanti Himachal Pradesh only
Friday June 13 Jun 13 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Tuesday July 29 Jul 29 Idul Fitr All states except Goa, Jharkhand
Friday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Monday August 18 Aug 18 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Thursday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Friday October 03 Oct 3 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Monday October 06 Oct 6 Idul Juha Bakrid.
Wednesday October 08 Oct 8 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.
Thursday October 23 Oct 23 Deewali Deepawali. Except Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal.
Tuesday November 04 Nov 4 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Thursday November 06 Nov 6 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik


National Holiday Regional 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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