holidays in india 2023

holidays in india 2023

We have listed the holidays in india 2023. India, a diverse and culturally rich nation, celebrates a plethora of Public and Government holidays throughout the year. These occasions are a blend of religious festivals, the birthdays of eminent historical figures, and the foundation days of various states. In this comprehensive guide, we present the significant Public and Government holidays that will be observed in India in 2023.

List of Public and Government Holidays in India for 2023

  1. New Year’s Day – January 1, 2023: The year kicks off with the celebration of New Year’s Day, a global observance marking the beginning of the Gregorian calendar.
  2. Republic Day – January 26, 2023: Republic Day commemorates the adoption of the Indian Constitution in 1950. This grand celebration includes parades, flag hoisting, and cultural programs.
  3. Holi – March 10, 2023: Holi, the festival of colors, is celebrated with enthusiasm across India. It signifies the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring.
  4. Good Friday – April 7, 2023: Good Friday is observed by Christians to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is a day of reflection and prayer.
  5. Eid al-Fitr – March 31, 2023: Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. It’s a joyous occasion celebrated with feasts and prayers.
  6. Independence Day – August 15, 2023: Independence Day celebrates India’s freedom from British rule in 1947. The day is marked by flag hoisting ceremonies and patriotic fervor.
  7. Gandhi Jayanti – October 2, 2023: Gandhi Jayanti honors the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. It is a day of reflection on his teachings of non-violence and truth.
  8. Diwali – October 19, 2023: Diwali, the festival of lights, symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. It involves lighting lamps, exchanging gifts, and indulging in festive sweets.
  9. Christmas – December 25, 2023: Christmas is celebrated by Christians across India to mark the birth of Jesus Christ. It’s a time for carol singing, church services, and merriment.
  10. New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2023: The year ends with New Year’s Eve celebrations, where people gather to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one with festivities and fireworks.

In addition to these major holidays, India also observes various regional and state-specific holidays, adding to its cultural diversity and richness. These holidays provide an opportunity for people to come together, celebrate their traditions, and take a break from their routine lives.

holidays in india 2023

1 January 2023SundayNew Year’s DayArunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Pondicherry, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu
2 January 2023MondayNew Year HolidayMizoram
4 January 2023WednesdayGaan-NgaiManipur
11 January 2023WednesdayMissionary DayMizoram
12 January 2023ThursdaySwami Vivekananda JayantiWest Bengal
14 January 2023SaturdayMagh BihuAssam
14 January 2023SaturdayMakara SankrantiGujarat, Karnataka, and Sikkim
15 January 2023SundayPongalAndhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Pondicherry, and Tamil Nadu
15 January 2023SundayThiruvalluvar DayTamil Nadu
16 January 2023MondayKanuma PandugaAndhra Pradesh
16 January 2023MondayUzhavar ThirunalPondicherry and Tamil Nadu
22 January 2023SundaySonam LosarSikkim
23 January 2023MondayNetaji Subhas Chandra Bose JayantiAssam, Jharkhand, Odisha, Tripura, and West Bengal
25 January 2023WednesdayState DayHimachal Pradesh
26 January 2023ThursdayRepublic DayNational
26 January 2023ThursdayVasant PanchamiHaryana, Odisha, Tripura, and West Bengal
31 January 2023TuesdayMe-Dum-Me-PhiAssam
5 February 2023SundayHazrat Ali JayantiUttar Pradesh
5 February 2023SundayGuru Ravidas JayantiHimachal Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Punjab
15 February 2023WednesdayLui-Ngai-NiManipur
18 February 2023SaturdayMaha ShivaratriNational except for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Goa, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Pondicherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal
19 February 2023SundayChhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj JayantiMaharashtra
20 February 2023MondayState DayArunachal Pradesh and Mizoram
21 February 2023TuesdayLosarSikkim
5 March 2023SundayPanchayatiraj DivasOdisha
7 March 2023TuesdayHoliTelangana
7 March 2023TuesdayYaosangManipur
8 March 2023WednesdayHoliNational apart from Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and West Bengal
8 March 2023WednesdayDoljatraWest Bengal
8 March 2023WednesdayYaosang 2nd DayManipur
22 March 2023WednesdayBihar DayBihar
22 March 2023WednesdayGudi PadwaMaharashtra and Madhya Pradesh
22 March 2023WednesdayTelugu New YearTamil Nadu
22 March 2023WednesdayUgadiAndhra Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Telangana
23 March 2023ThursdayS. Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom DayHaryana
24 March 2023FridaySarhulJharkhand
30 March 2023ThursdayRam NavamiNational apart from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, and West Bengal
1 April 2023SaturdayOdisha DayOdisha
4 April 2023TuesdayMahavir JayantiChandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Daman and Diu, Delhi, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh
5 April 2023WednesdayBabu Jagjivan Ram JayantiAndhra Pradesh and Telangana
7 April 2023FridayGood FridayNational apart from Haryana and Jharkhand
8 April 2023SaturdayEaster SaturdayNagaland
9 April 2023SundayEaster SundayKerala and Nagaland
13 April 2023ThursdayBohag Bihu HolidayAssam
14 April 2023FridayBohag BihuArunachal Pradesh and Assam
14 April 2023FridayCheiraobaManipur
14 April 2023FridayDr Ambedkar JayantiNational apart from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Delhi, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura
14 April 2023FridayMaha Vishuba SankrantiOdisha
14 April 2023FridayTamil New YearTamil Nadu
14 April 2023FridayVaisakhJammu and Kashmir and Punjab
15 April 2023SaturdayBengali New YearTripura and West Bengal
15 April 2023SaturdayHimachal DayHimachal Pradesh
15 April 2023SaturdayVishuKerala
18 April 2023TuesdayShab-i-QadrJammu and Kashmir
21 April 2023FridayGaria PujaTripura
21 April 2023FridayJumat-ul-WidaJammu and Kashmir
22 April 2023SaturdayIdul FitrNational
22 April 2023SaturdayMaharshi Parasuram JayantiGujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, and Rajasthan
23 April 2023SundayBasava JayantiKarnataka
23 April 2023SundayIdul Fitr HolidayTelangana
1 May 2023MondayMaharashtra DayMaharashtra
1 May 2023MondayMay DayAssam, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, and West Bengal
5 May 2023FridayBuddha PurnimaAndaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Odisha, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal
9 May 2023TuesdayGuru Rabindranath JayantiTripura and West Bengal
16 May 2023TuesdayState DaySikkim
22 May 2023MondayMaharana Pratap JayantiHimachal Pradesh and Rajasthan
23 May 2023TuesdaySri Guru Arjun Dev Ji’s Martyrdom DayPunjab
24 May 2023WednesdayKazi Nazrul Islam JayantiTripura
4 June 2023SundaySant Guru Kabir JayantiChandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab
14 June 2023WednesdayPahili RajaOdisha
15 June 2023ThursdayRaja SankrantiOdisha
15 June 2023ThursdayYMA DayMizoram
20 June 2023TuesdayRatha YathraOdisha
29 June 2023ThursdayBakrid / Eid al AdhaNational apart from Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Sikkim
30 June 2023FridayBakrid / Eid al Adha HolidayJammu and Kashmir
30 June 2023FridayRemna NiMizoram
5 July 2023WednesdayGuru Hargobind Ji’s BirthdayJammu and Kashmir
6 July 2023ThursdayMHIP DayMizoram
8 July 2023SaturdayBehdeinkhlam FestivalMeghalaya
13 July 2023ThursdayBhanu JayantiSikkim
13 July 2023ThursdayBonaluTelangana
13 July 2023ThursdayMartyrs’ DayJammu and Kashmir
17 July 2023MondayU Tirot Sing DayMeghalaya
29 July 2023SaturdayMuharramNational apart from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Haryana, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Pondicherry, Punjab, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal
31 July 2023MondayShaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom DayHaryana
8 August 2023TuesdayTendong Lho Rum FaatSikkim
13 August 2023SundayPatriots DayManipur
15 August 2023TuesdayIndependence DayNational
16 August 2023WednesdayDe Jure Transfer DayPondicherry
16 August 2023WednesdayParsi New YearDaman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, and Maharashtra
19 August 2023SaturdayHaryali TeejHaryana
28 August 2023MondayFirst OnamKerala
29 August 2023TuesdayThiruvonamKerala
31 August 2023ThursdayRaksha BandhanChandigarh, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh
31 August 2023ThursdayJhulan PurnimaOdisha
7 September 2023ThursdayJanmashtamiNational apart from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Pondicherry, and West Bengal
17 September 2023SundayHartalika TeejChhattisgarh and Sikkim
19 September 2023TuesdayGanesh ChaturthiAndhra Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Pondicherry, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu
20 September 2023WednesdayGanesh Chaturthi HolidayGoa
20 September 2023WednesdayNuakhaiOdisha
21 September 2023ThursdaySree Narayana Guru SamadhiKerala
23 September 2023SaturdayHeroes’ Martyrdom DayHaryana
25 September 2023MondayRamdev JayantiRajasthan
25 September 2023MondayTeja DashmiRajasthan
28 September 2023ThursdayIndra JatraSikkim
28 September 2023ThursdayEid e MiladNational apart from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Punjab, Sikkim, and West Bengal
29 September 2023FridayFriday Following Eid e MiladJammu and Kashmir
29 September 2023FridaySree Narayana Guru JayantiKerala
2 October 2023MondayGandhi JayantiNational
14 October 2023SaturdayFirst Day of BathukammaTelangana
14 October 2023SaturdayMahalaya AmavasyeKarnataka, Odisha, Tripura, and West Bengal
15 October 2023SundayGhatasthapanaRajasthan
15 October 2023SundayMaharaja Agrasen JayantiHaryana
21 October 2023SaturdayMaha SaptamiMeghalaya, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, and West Bengal
22 October 2023SundayMaha AshtamiAndhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh. Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Manipur, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, and West Bengal
23 October 2023MondayMaha NavamiAndhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Pondicherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal
24 October 2023TuesdayVijaya DashamiNational apart from Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Manipur, and Pondicherry
28 October 2023SaturdayLakshmi PujaOdisha, Tripura, and West Bengal
28 October 2023SaturdayMaharishi Valmiki JayantiHimachal Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Punjab
31 October 2023TuesdaySardar Vallabhbhai Patel JayantiGujarat
1 November 2023WednesdayHaryana DayHaryana
1 November 2023WednesdayKannada RajyothsavaKarnataka
1 November 2023WednesdayKutManipur
1 November 2023WednesdayPuducherry Liberation DayPondicherry
4 November 2023SaturdayLhabab DuchenSikkim
12 November 2023SundayDeepavaliAndhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu
12 November 2023SundayDiwaliNational apart from Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana
13 November 2023MondayDeepavali HolidayDaman and Diu, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh
13 November 2023MondayVikram Samvat New YearGujarat
15 November 2023WednesdayBhai DoojGujarat, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh
19 November 2023SundayChhath Puja,Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, and Jharkhand
20 November 2023MondayChhath Puja HolidayBihar
23 November 2023ThursdaySeng Kut SnemMeghalaya
27 November 2023MondayGuru Nanak JayantiNational apart from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Pondicherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, and Tripura
27 November 2023MondayKarthika PurnimaOdisha and Telangana
30 November 2023ThursdayKanakadasa JayantiKarnataka
1 December 2023FridayIndigenous Faith DayArunachal Pradesh
3 December 2023SundayFeast of St Francis XavierGoa
5 December 2023TuesdaySheikh Muhammad Abdullah JayantiJammu and Kashmir
12 December 2023TuesdayPa Togan Nengminza SangmaMeghalaya
17 December 2023SundaySri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji’s Martyrdom DayPunjab
18 December 2023MondayDeath Anniversary of U SoSo ThamMeghalaya
18 December 2023MondayGuru Ghasidas JayantiChandigarh
19 December 2023TuesdayLiberation DayDaman and Diu and Goa
24 December 2023SundayChristmas HolidayMeghalaya and Mizoram
25 December 2023MondayChristmas DayNational
26 December 2023TuesdayChristmas HolidayMeghalaya and Telangana
26 December 2023TuesdayShaheed Udham Singh JayantiHaryana
30 December 2023SaturdayTamu LosarSikkim
30 December 2023SaturdayU Kiang NangbahMeghalaya
31 December 2023SundayNew Year’s EveManipur and Mizoram

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