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Public Holidays in India 2024: Gazetted and Restricted Holidays Calendar

2024 Holidays in India: Your Go-To Calendar for Gazetted and Restricted Days

Welcome to the ultimate guide for public holidays in India for the year 2024! Whether you’re planning your vacations, events, or simply want to stay informed about significant dates, this detailed calendar includes both Gazetted and Restricted holidays celebrated across the country.

Gazetted Holidays in 2024: Explore the list of mandatory government holidays, including Republic Day, Holi, Independence Day, Diwali, and more. These dates are crucial for businesses, educational institutions, and government offices.

Restricted Holidays in 2024: Discover optional holidays that vary based on institutes and states. Plan your schedule around occasions like Lohri, Rakshabandhan, Guru Nanak’s Birthday, and other culturally significant events.

Month-wise Breakdown: Navigate through each month to find holidays like Makar Sankranti, Eid, Dussehra, and Christmas. The month-wise breakdown ensures you have a clear overview, making it easier to plan your activities and celebrations.

January 2024

  • New Year’s Day: January 1 (Monday)
  • Lohri: January 13 (Saturday)
  • Makar Sankranti: January 14 (Sunday)
  • Magha Bihu/Pongal: January 15 (Monday)
  • Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday: January 17 (Wednesday)
  • Hazarat Ali’s Birthday: January 25 (Thursday)
  • Republic Day (Gazetted): January 26 (Friday)

February 2024

  • Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami: February 14 (Wednesday)
  • Shivaji Jayanti: February 19 (Monday)
  • Guru Ravidas’s Birthday: February 24 (Saturday)

March 2024

  • Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti: March 6 (Wednesday)
  • Maha Shivratri: March 8 (Friday)
  • Holika Dahan: March 24 (Sunday)
  • Holi (Gazetted): March 25 (Monday)
  • Good Friday (Gazetted): March 29 (Friday)
  • Easter Sunday: March 31 (Sunday)

April 2024

  • Jamat-Ul-Vida: April 5 (Friday)
  • Chaitra Suladi/ Gudi Padwa / Ugadi / Cheti Chand: April 9 (Tuesday)
  • Id-ul-Fitr (Gazetted): April 11 (Thursday)
  • Vaisakhi / Vishu: April 13 (Saturday)
  • Meshadi (Tamil New Year’s Day) / Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam): April 14 (Sunday)
  • Ram Navmi (Gazetted): April 17 (Wednesday)
  • Mahavir Jayanti (Gazetted): April 21 (Sunday)

May 2024

  • Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday: May 8 (Wednesday)
  • Buddha Purnima (Gazetted): May 23 (Thursday)

June 2024

  • Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) (Gazetted): June 17 (Monday)

July 2024

  • Rath Yatra: July 7 (Sunday)
  • Muharram (Gazetted): July 17 (Wednesday)

August 2024

  • Independence Day / Parsi New Year’s Day / Nauraj (Gazetted): August 15 (Thursday)
  • Rakshabandhan: August 19 (Monday)
  • Janamashtami (Vaishnva) (Gazetted): August 26 (Monday)

September 2024

  • Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi: September 7 (Saturday)
  • Onam or Thiru Onam Day: September 15 (Sunday)
  • Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) (Gazetted): September 16 (Monday)

October 2024

  • Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday (Gazetted): October 2 (Wednesday)
  • Dussehra (Maha Saptami): October 10 (Thursday)
  • Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) / Dussehra (Maha Navmi): October 11 (Friday)
  • Dussehra (Gazetted): October 12 (Saturday)
  • Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday: October 17 (Thursday)
  • Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth): October 20 (Sunday)
  • Diwali (Gazetted): October 31 (Thursday)

November 2024

  • Govardhan Puja: November 2 (Saturday)
  • Bhai Duj: November 3 (Sunday)
  • Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja): November 7 (Thursday)
  • Guru Nanak’s Birthday (Gazetted): November 15 (Friday)
  • Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day: November 24 (Sunday)

December 2024

  • Christmas Eve: December 24 (Tuesday)
  • Christmas (Gazetted): December 25 (Wednesday)

Stay organized and make the most of your year by marking these important dates in your calendar. Whether it’s a long weekend getaway or festive celebrations, this list provides you with all the information you need for a memorable 2024.

Disclaimer: Please note that holiday dates are subject to change and may vary by state. Always check with official sources for the latest updates.

Explore the public holidays of 2024 and plan ahead for a year filled with celebrations and memorable moments!

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