Public Holidays in Punjab in 2013

India National and Regional Public holidays of Punjab in 2013

Friday January 18 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Haryana, Punjab only. Birthday of the tenth and final Sikh prophet-teacher
Saturday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Wednesday March 27 Holi
Saturday April 20 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Wednesday June 12 Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab only.
Wednesday July 03 Public Holiday Punjab only. Allow voting in elections
Friday August 09 Idul Fitr All states except Goa, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh
Thursday August 15 Independence Day
Wednesday August 28 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Bangalore, Delhi. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Wednesday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Monday October 14 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Tuesday October 15 Idul Juha Bakrid
Sunday November 03 Deewali Deepawali
Sunday November 17 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik


National Holiday Regional Holiday


  • The 2018 date of holiday for "Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji" will be announced later.
  • 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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