Public Holidays in Sikkim in 2018

Sikkim Upcoming Public Holidays in Sikkim

State Day
State Day

16 May 2018 This Regional holiday is in 24 days. Sikkim joined the Indian union on 16 May 1975

Idul Fitr
Eid al-Fitr

16 June 2018 This Regional holiday is in 55 days. Several states. Marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic month of Ramadan

Independence Day
Independence Day

15 August 2018 This National holiday is in 115 days. On the 15th of August 1947, India became completely independent

India National and Regional Public holidays of Sikkim in 2018

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