Public Holidays in Jammu and Kashmir in 2008

India National and Regional Public holidays of Jammu and Kashmir in 2008

Saturday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Thursday March 06 Mar 6 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Saturday March 22 Mar 22 Holi
Friday April 18 Apr 18 Mahavir Jayanti
Tuesday May 20 May 20 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Friday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Thursday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Thursday October 02 Oct 2 Idul Fitr All states except Goa, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh
Thursday October 09 Oct 9 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Tuesday October 28 Oct 28 Deewali Deepawali
Thursday November 13 Nov 13 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Tuesday December 09 Dec 9 Idul Juha Bakrid
Thursday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day


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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