Public Holidays in Assam in 2016

assam, India National public holidays of Assam, India in 2016

Friday January 15 Jan 15 Sankranti Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Telangana
Saturday January 16 Jan 16 Tusu Puja Assam
Saturday January 23 Jan 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
Tuesday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Sunday January 31 Jan 31 Me-dam-me-phi Assam. Ancestor festival
Wednesday March 23 Mar 23 Doljatra Holi Dahan
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 01 Apr 1 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Wednesday April 13 Apr 13 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Thursday April 14 Apr 14 Bohag Bihu Assamese New Year. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
Friday April 15 Apr 15 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Sunday May 01 May 1 May Day Many states
Saturday May 21 May 21 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Wednesday July 06 Jul 6 Idul Fitr Many states
Monday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Thursday August 25 Aug 25 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Saturday September 03 Sep 3 Tithi of Shrimanta Shankar Dev Assam only
Monday September 12 Sep 12 Idul Juha Bakrid. Except Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Sikkim.
Sunday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Saturday October 08 Oct 8 Maha Saptami Assam, Odisha, West Bengal
Sunday October 09 Oct 9 Durgastami Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Telangana, West Bengal
Monday October 10 Oct 10 Navami of Durga Puja Assam, Tripura,West Bengal
Tuesday October 11 Oct 11 Vijaya Dashami Assam, Bihar, Kerala, Odisha, Telangana, Tripura, Sikkim. Dussehra
Saturday October 29 Oct 29 Deepavali Assam, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura
Saturday October 29 Oct 29 Kali Puja Assam, Odisha, West Bengal. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
Sunday November 06 Nov 6 Chhath Puja Assam, Bihar, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh
Monday November 14 Nov 14 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states


National Holiday
Regional Holiday
Not a Public Holiday


  • 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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