Public Holidays in Punjab in 2019

Punjab Upcoming Public Holidays in Punjab

Guru Nanak Birthday
Guru Nanak Birthday

23 November 2018 This Regional holiday is in 2 days. The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the...

Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji

12 December 2018 This Regional holiday is in 21 days. Punjab. Guru Teg Bahadur was the ninth of ten Gurus (Prophets) of the Sikh religion

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2018 This Regional holiday is in 34 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

India National and Regional Public holidays of Punjab in 2019

Saturday January 26 Republic Day
Sunday February 10 Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Tripura, West Bengal
Tuesday February 19 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only. Full moon of Magh
Monday March 04 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Thursday March 21 Holi
Saturday March 23 Shahidi Divas S. Bhagat Singh Ji Punjab, Rajasthan only
Monday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Sunday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Sunday April 14 Vaisakhi several states
Sunday April 14 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Wednesday April 17 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Friday April 19 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Wednesday May 01 May Day Many states
Tuesday May 07 Parashurama Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh only
Friday May 24 Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab Only
Wednesday June 05 Idul Fitr Many states
Monday June 17 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Wednesday July 31 Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh Haryana, Punjab only
Monday August 12 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Thursday August 15 Independence Day
Friday August 23 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Saturday August 31 Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Punjab only
Saturday September 07 Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji Punjab only
Thursday September 12 Saragarhi Day State holiday in Punjab
Saturday September 28 Birthday of S. Bhagat Singh Ji Punjab only
Sunday September 29 Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan only
Wednesday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Tuesday October 08 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Sunday October 13 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
Sunday October 27 Deewali Deepawali. Except Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal.
Monday October 28 Vishvakarma Day Day after Dewali
Monday November 11 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Sunday November 24 Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Punjab only
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states


National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public 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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