Public Holidays in Kerala in 2019

Kerala Upcoming Public Holidays in Kerala

Idul Fitr
Eid al-Fitr

5 June 2019 This Regional holiday is in 16 days. Marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic month of Ramadan

Karkkadaka Vavu
Karkkadaka Vavu

31 July 2019 This Regional holiday is in 72 days. Kerala. A ritual dedicated to dead ancestors performed by Hindus in Kerala

Eid al-Adha

11 August 2019 This Regional holiday is in 83 days. Goa, Kerala. Commemorates the Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God

India National and Regional Public holidays of Kerala in 2019

Wednesday January 02 Mannam Jayanthi Kerala Only
Saturday January 26 Republic Day
Monday March 04 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Monday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Sunday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Monday April 15 Vishu Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
Thursday April 18 Maundy Thursday Kerala only
Friday April 19 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 21 Easter Day Kerala
Wednesday May 01 May Day Many states
Wednesday June 05 Idul Fitr Many states
Wednesday July 31 Karkkadaka Vavu Kerala
Sunday August 11 Id-ul-Ad'ha Goa, Kerala
Thursday August 15 Independence Day
Friday August 23 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Wednesday August 28 Ayankali Jayanthi Kerala only
Monday September 09 Muharram Kerala, Odisha
Tuesday September 10 First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Wednesday September 11 Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Thursday September 12 Third Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Friday September 13 Fourth Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Saturday September 21 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only
Wednesday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Monday October 07 Mahanavami Some states. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Tuesday October 08 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Sunday October 27 Deepavali Several states
Saturday November 09 Milad-i-Sherif Kerala
Wednesday 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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