Public Holidays in Jharkhand in 2018

India National and Regional Public holidays of Jharkhand 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 Doljatra Holi Dahan
Friday March 02 Mar 2 Holi
Tuesday March 20 Mar 20 Sarhul Jharkhand
Thursday March 29 Mar 29 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Friday March 30 Mar 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 01 Apr 1 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Saturday April 14 Apr 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Monday April 30 Apr 30 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Tuesday May 01 May 1 May Day Many states
Saturday June 16 Jun 16 Idul Fitr Several states
Wednesday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Friday August 17 Aug 17 Public Holiday Several states. For death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Wednesday August 22 Aug 22 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
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
Thursday September 20 Sep 20 Karam Jharkhand. 11th day of full moon in the month of Bhadro
Friday September 21 Sep 21 Muharram Many states
Tuesday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Wednesday October 17 Oct 17 Durgastami Several states
Thursday October 18 Oct 18 Navami of Durga Puja Several states
Friday October 19 Oct 19 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday November 07 Nov 7 Deewali Many states
Tuesday November 13 Nov 13 Chhath Puja Bihar, Jharkhand
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
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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