Public Holidays in Kerala in 2016

India National and Regional Public holidays of Kerala in 2016

Saturday January 02 Mannam Jayanthi Kerala Only
Tuesday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Monday March 07 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Thursday March 24 Maundy Thursday Kerala only
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Thursday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Thursday April 14 Vishu Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
Sunday May 01 May Day Many states
Monday May 16 Public Holiday Kerala only. Allow voting in Assembly elections
Wednesday July 06 Idul Fitr Many states
Tuesday August 02 Karkkadaka Vavu Kerala
Monday August 15 Independence Day
Wednesday August 24 Sreekrishna Jayanthi Kerala, Odisha. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Monday September 12 Idul Juha Bakrid. Except Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Sikkim.
Tuesday September 13 First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Wednesday September 14 Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Thursday September 15 Third Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Friday September 16 Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala only. Marks the birth of a key social reformer
Friday September 16 Fourth Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Wednesday September 21 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
Sunday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Monday October 10 Mahanavami Bihar, Kerala, Odisha only. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Tuesday October 11 Vijaya Dashami Assam, Bihar, Kerala, Odisha, Telangana, Tripura, Sikkim. Dussehra
Wednesday October 12 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Saturday October 29 Deepavali Assam, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura
Monday November 14 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Tuesday December 06 Public Holiday Kerala, Tamil Nadu. To mourn the death of Jayalalithaa
Monday December 12 Id-e-Milad
Sunday December 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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