Public Holidays in Punjab in 2015

India National and Regional Public holidays of Punjab in 2015

Monday January 05 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Punjab only. Birthday of the tenth and final Sikh prophet-teacher
Monday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Tuesday February 03 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
Friday March 06 Holi
Saturday March 28 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Thursday April 02 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Tuesday June 02 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Tuesday June 16 Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab Only
Friday June 19 Foundation of Sri Anandpur Sahib Punjab Only
Saturday July 18 Idul Fitr All states except Goa, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh
Saturday August 15 Independence Day
Saturday September 05 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Thursday September 24 Idul Juha Bakrid.
Friday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti.
Thursday October 22 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami.
Sunday October 25 Public Holiday Punjab Only
Tuesday October 27 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.
Wednesday November 11 Deewali Deepawali. Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Telangana
Monday November 16 Kartar Singh Sarabha Martyrdom Day Punjab Only
Wednesday November 25 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Friday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states
Saturday December 26 Shaheed Udham Singh's Birthday Haryana, Punjab only.


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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