Public Holidays in Sikkim in 2018

sikkim, India National public holidays of Sikkim, India in 2018

Monday January 01 Jan 1 New Year's Day Several states
Sunday January 14 Jan 14 Sankranti Several states
Wednesday January 17 Jan 17 Sonam Lhochar Sikkim only. Tamang New Year
Friday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day
Friday February 16 Feb 16 Losar Sikkim only. Tibetan New Year
Friday March 02 Mar 2 Holi
Monday March 26 Mar 26 Ram Navami Sikkim
Friday March 30 Mar 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 01 Apr 1 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Saturday April 14 Apr 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Wednesday May 16 May 16 State Day Sikkim only
Saturday June 16 Jun 16 Idul Fitr Several states
Wednesday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Monday September 03 Sep 3 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Tuesday October 16 Oct 16 Maha Saptami Several states
Wednesday October 17 Oct 17 Durgastami Several states
Thursday October 18 Oct 18 Navami of Durga Puja Several states
Friday October 19 Oct 19 Durga Puja Mahastami. Sikkim only
Saturday October 20 Oct 20 Durga Puja Holiday Sikkim, Tripura
Wednesday November 07 Nov 7 Deewali Many states
Thursday November 08 Nov 8 Deepavali Maharashtra, Sikkim
Friday November 09 Nov 9 Deewali Holiday Rajasthan, Sikkim
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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