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Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh in 2018

Himachal Pradesh Upcoming Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh

Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti
Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti

28 June 2018 This Regional holiday is in 3 days. Several states. Birthday of a 15th century mystic and poet. Celebrated on Jyeshtha Purnima

Independence Day
Independence Day

15 August 2018 This National holiday is in 51 days. On the 15th of August 1947, India became completely independent

Idul Juha
Eid al-Adha

22 August 2018 This Regional holiday is in 58 days. Commemorates the Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God

India National and Regional Public holidays of Himachal Pradesh in 2018

DayDateHolidayComments
Thursday January 25 Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh only
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
Sunday March 25 Ram Navami 9th day of the 1st month in the Hindu calendar
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
Sunday April 15 Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
Wednesday April 18 Parashurama Jayanti Several states
Monday April 30 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Saturday June 16 Idul Fitr Several states
Saturday June 16 Maharana Pratap Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan only
Thursday June 28 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in several states
Wednesday August 15 Independence Day
Wednesday August 22 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Monday September 03 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
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
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

  • 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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