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Public Holidays in Punjab in 2018

Punjab Upcoming Public Holidays in Punjab

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This Regional holiday is in 12 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

Vasant Panchami
Vasant Panchami

22 January 2018 This Regional holiday is in 40 days. 4th Day of Magha. On this day Hindus worship Saraswati Devi, the goddess of wisdom, kno...

Republic Day
Republic Day

26 January 2018 This National holiday is in 44 days. Republic Day is an important national holiday that commemorates the establishment of th...

India National and Regional Public holidays of Punjab in 2018

DayDateHolidayComments
Monday January 22 Vasant Panchami Several states
Friday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Wednesday January 31 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only. Full moon of Magh
Tuesday February 13 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Friday March 02 Holi
Friday March 23 Shahidi Divas S. Bhagat Singh Ji Punjab only
Sunday March 25 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Thursday March 29 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Saturday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Saturday April 14 Vaisakhi Haryana, Punjab only
Wednesday April 18 Parashurama Jayanti Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
Tuesday May 01 May Day Many states
Saturday June 16 Idul Fitr Several states
Saturday June 16 Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab Only
Thursday June 28 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Tuesday July 31 Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh Haryana, Punjab only
Wednesday August 15 Independence Day
Wednesday August 22 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Saturday September 01 Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Punjab only
Monday September 03 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Wednesday September 12 Saragarhi Day State holiday in Punjab
Tuesday September 18 Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji Punjab only
Friday September 28 Birthday of S. Bhagat Singh Ji Punjab only
Tuesday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Wednesday October 10 Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan only
Friday October 19 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday October 24 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
Wednesday November 07 Deewali Many states
Thursday November 08 Vishvakarma Day Govardhan Puja
Friday November 23 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Sunday December 16 Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Punjab only
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states

Key

National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • 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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