Public Holidays in Punjab in 2014

India National and Regional Public holidays of Punjab in 2014

Tuesday January 07 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab only. Birthday of the tenth and final Sikh prophet-teacher
Sunday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Friday February 14 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
Thursday February 27 Maha Shivratri
Monday March 17 Holi
Tuesday April 08 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Sunday April 13 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Sunday June 01 Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab only.
Friday June 13 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Tuesday July 29 Idul Fitr All states except Goa, Jharkhand
Friday August 15 Independence Day
Monday August 18 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Wednesday September 03 Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Marks the birth of the founder of the ascetic sect of Udasis
Thursday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Friday October 03 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Monday October 06 Idul Juha Bakrid.
Wednesday October 08 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.
Thursday October 23 Deewali Deepawali. Except Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal.
Thursday November 06 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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