Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu in 2016

tamil_nadu, India National public holidays of Tamil Nadu, India in 2016

Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
Friday January 15 Jan 15 Pongal Tamil Nadu
Saturday January 16 Jan 16 Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu only
Sunday January 17 Jan 17 Uzhavar Tirunal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only
Tuesday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 01 Apr 1 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Friday April 08 Apr 8 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year
Thursday April 14 Apr 14 Tamil New Year Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only
Thursday April 14 Apr 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Tuesday April 19 Apr 19 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Sunday May 01 May 1 May Day Many states
Thursday July 07 Jul 7 Ramzan Many states
Monday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Thursday August 25 Aug 25 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Monday September 05 Sep 5 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Tuesday September 13 Sep 13 Bakrid Gujurat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, Tamil Nadu
Sunday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Monday October 10 Oct 10 Ayudha Puja Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Tuesday October 11 Oct 11 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday October 12 Oct 12 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Saturday October 29 Oct 29 Deepavali Assam, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura
Tuesday December 06 Dec 6 Public Holiday Kerala, Tamil Nadu. To mourn the death of Jayalalithaa
Tuesday December 13 Dec 13 Id-e-Milad Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
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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