Holidays List for Central State Government Employees in 2020

Holidays List for Central State Government Employees in 2020

Holidays! Who doesn’t like them? We have a tendency of checking the list of holidays at the beginning of every calendar year. Why so? That’s because we usually plan on vacations based on them. What could be better than being able to squeeze in a day or to extra into the tour plan. This is why we have decided to come up with this article that will give you the list of all holidays for the calendar year 2018.

Holidays List for Central State Government Employees

It is going to be a long article because we will separately list all holidays for Central and State Governments. To begin with, we will look at the Centre approved holidays at first. We will also look at the conditions laid down by the government for such holidays. Though the article will be long, we hope you will be enjoying it because it is all about holidays!

Central And State Government Holidays Lis

Holiday List in January 
Date Day Occasion
01 Monday New Year
05 Friday Guru Gobind Sing Jayanti
12 Friday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti  
13 Saturday Lohri
14 Sunday Pongal, Makar Sankranti
22 Monday Vasant Panchami
23 Tuesday Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti
26 Friday Republic Day
31 Wednesday Guru Ravidas Jayanti


Holiday List in February 2018
10 Saturday Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
13 Tuesday Maha Shivratri
17 Saturday Ramakrishna Jayanti
19 Monday Shivaji Jayanti


Holiday List in March 
01 Thusday Choti Holi, Holika Dahan, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti
02 Friday Holi
18 Sunday Gudi Padwa, Ugadi
18 Sunday Jhulelal Jayanti
25 Sunday Rama Navami
29 Thursday Mahavir Swami Jayanti
30 Friday Hazarat Ali’s Birthday
30 Friday Good Friday


Holiday List in April 
01 Sunday Bank’s Holiday
11 Wednesday Shri Vallabhacharya Jyanti
14 Saturday Bengali New Year, Tamil New Year, Vaisakhi,

Ambedkar Jayanti,

20 Friday Shankaraharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti


Holiday List in May 
07 Monday Rabindranath Tagor Jayanti
22 Tuesday Budha Purnima


Holiday List in June 
08 Friday Jamat Ul Vida
15 Friday Eid Ul-Fitar, Ramadan, Raja Sankrati
16 Saturday Maharana Pratap Jayanti
21 Thursday Longest Day of the Year
28 Thursday Kabir Das Jayanti


Holiday List in July 
14 Saturday Jagganath RathYatra


Holiday List in August 
15 Wednesday Independence Day, Onam
17 Friday Tulsi das jayanti, parsi new year
21 or 22 Tuesday or Wednesday Eid al-Adha, Bakrid
26 Sunday Rakhi, Rakshabandhan
27 Monday Onam End


Holiday List in September 
02 Sunday Janmashtami smarta
03 MonDay Janmashtami Iskon
11 or 12 Tuesday or Wednesday Al-Hijra, Islamic New Year
12 Wednesday Teej
13 Thursday Ganesh Chaturthi
21 Friday Muharram,
23 Sunday Autumnal Equinox
28 Friday Bhagat singh Jayanti


Holiday List in October 
02 Tuesday Gandhi Jayanti
10 Wednesday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti, Navaratri Prarambh
17 Wednesday Durga Ashtami
18 Thursday Maha Navmi, Navami of Durga Puja, Madhvacharva Jayanti
19 Friday Dussehra,
24 Wednesday Lakshmi Puja, Valmiki Jayanti, meerabai Jayanti
28 Sunday Karwa Chauth
31 Wednesday Sardar Vallabbhai Patel Jayanti


Holiday List in November 
05 Monday Dhanteras
06 Tuesday Narak Chaturdashi
07 Wednesday Deepawali, Kali Puja
08 Thursday Vikram Samvat New Year, Vishwakarma Day, Annkoot, Govardhan Puja
09 Friday Bhai Dooj
14 Tuesday Nehru Jayanti, Children’s Day, Chhath Puja
20 Tuesday Id-e-Milad, Milad an-NAbi
23 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti


Holiday List in December 
21 Friday Shortest Day of the Year
25 Monday Merry Christmas

Important conditions for the list of holidays mentioned above

Now that we have the list of holidays for Central Government, here are the conditions that have been laid down by the Central Government:

  • If a holiday falls on a weekend, no substitute will be granted.
  • If a holiday falls on a non-working day (not weekend), no substitute will be granted.
  • Dates for Muslim holidays may change depending on moon sighting.
  • If Muslim holidays change on a very short notice, notifications will be given through A.I.R, TV or P.I.B. or newspaper. Under such circumstances, Central Government Offices and Department Heads need not wait for any formal order.
  • There are states where Diwali is celebrated a day ahead of the actual Diwali Day. It is known as Narakachaturdasi Day. In such states, Narakachaturdasi Day should be the official Diwali Day. Next day, i.e. the actual Diwali Day should be a working day.
  • List of holidays for Union Territories should be decided by their respective administrations but in accordance with instructions issued by Home Affairs Ministry.

Bank Holidays for Year 

Apart from National Holidays as observed by Central Government, banks remain closed on the public holidays celebrated by different States and Union Territories of India. This means that the banks in different States and Union Territories of India enjoy different regional holidays as mentioned in the list above (State Government Holidays).

Apart from these regional and national holidays, there are other holidays for banks. These are known as “Bank Holiday”. Here is the quick list of those holidays:

April 01 Saturday Bank Holiday (all banks) Accounts Closing (Annual)
September 30 Saturday Bank Holiday (all banks) Accounts Closing (Mid-Year)

That’s the entire list of holidays for 2018 in India for Centre, States (and Union Territories) and Banks. We do not guarantee that the information in this article is accurate. There may be human errors. In case you spot some error, feel free to drop us a message through the comments section and we will fix the same after validating with authentic sources.

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