Public Holidays in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018

India National and Regional Public holidays of Jammu and Kashmir in 2018

Friday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day
Tuesday February 13 Feb 13 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Thursday March 01 Mar 1 Holi Telangana, Jammu Province
Sunday March 18 Mar 18 1st Navratra Jammu and Kashmir only
Sunday April 01 Apr 1 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Monday April 02 Apr 2 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Saturday April 14 Apr 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Saturday April 14 Apr 14 Vaisakhi Several states
Monday April 30 Apr 30 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Friday June 08 Jun 8 Jumat-ul-Wida Last Friday of Ramadam
Monday June 11 Jun 11 Shab-I-Qadar Jammu and Kashmir. Celebrated on the 27th day of Ramadan
Friday June 15 Jun 15 Idul Fitr Holiday Many states
Saturday June 16 Jun 16 Idul Fitr Many states
Thursday July 05 Jul 5 Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday Jammu and Kashmir
Friday July 13 Jul 13 Martyr's Day Jammu and Kashmir only
Wednesday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Friday August 17 Aug 17 Public Holiday Several states. Govt. holiday for funeral of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Wednesday August 22 Aug 22 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Thursday August 23 Aug 23 Idul Juha Holiday Jammu and Kashmir
Monday September 03 Sep 3 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday September 11 Sep 11 Muharram Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community
Friday September 21 Sep 21 Muharram Many states
Tuesday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Thursday October 18 Oct 18 Dusshera Vijaya Dashmi. Several states
Wednesday November 07 Nov 7 Deewali Many states
Wednesday November 21 Nov 21 Id-e-Milad
Friday November 23 Nov 23 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Friday November 23 Nov 23 Friday after Eid e-Milad-un Nabi Jammu and Kashmir only
Wednesday December 05 Dec 5 Birthday of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Jammu and Kashmir
Tuesday December 25 Dec 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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