Public Holidays in Karnataka in 2018

karnataka, India National public holidays of Karnataka, India in 2018

Monday January 15 Jan 15 Sankranti Several states
Friday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day
Tuesday February 13 Feb 13 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Thursday March 29 Mar 29 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Friday March 30 Mar 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 01 Apr 1 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Wednesday April 18 Apr 18 Basava Jayanthi Karnataka only. The most important festival of the Lingayats. 3rd Vaiskha
Tuesday May 01 May 1 May Day Many states
Saturday June 16 Jun 16 Idul Fitr Several states
Wednesday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Wednesday August 22 Aug 22 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Thursday September 13 Sep 13 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Friday September 21 Sep 21 Muharram Many states
Tuesday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Monday October 08 Oct 8 Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Thursday October 18 Oct 18 Ayudha Puja Several states
Friday October 19 Oct 19 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday October 24 Oct 24 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
Thursday November 01 Nov 1 Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
Tuesday November 06 Nov 6 Narak Chaturdashi Karnataka
Thursday November 08 Nov 8 Balipadyami Karnataka
Wednesday November 21 Nov 21 Id-e-Milad
Monday November 26 Nov 26 Kanakadasa Jayanthi Karnataka only
Tuesday 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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