Holidays 2019: Government, Public & Bank Holidays in India

Bank Holidays 2019: Festivals form an integral part of the Indian culture and vary from state to state, with each state or city having its own set of customs and traditions of celebrating a particular festival. Here’s a complete list of government, public, and bank holidays in 2019.

India has three national holidays. The country celebrates Republic Day on 26 January Independence Day on 15 August and Gandhi Jayanti on 02 October every year.

Banks in India are usually shut on public holidays. There are certain bank holidays that are state-specific and somewhere banks throughout the country are shut. All-India holidays include Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15), and Gandhi Jayanti (October 2). Festivals like Diwali, Christmas, Eid, Guru Nanak Jayanthi, Good Friday, and so on are also bank holidays. Further, the second and fourth Saturdays of the month are holidays.

The state and central governments normally announce the list of government holidays on a yearly basis. Government holidays are of two types- Gazetted holidays and Restricted holidays. In addition, local holidays are declared at the district level.

List of Bank Holidays 2019:

  • 1 January 2019 – New Year’s Day (Restricted Holiday)
  • 13 January 2019 – Guru Govind Singh Jayanti (Restricted Holiday)
  • 13 January 2019 – Lohri (Restricted Holiday)
  • 14 January 2019 – Makar Sakranti (Restricted Holiday)
  • 15 January 2019 – Pongal (Restricted Holiday)
  • 26 January 2019 – Republic Day (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 10 February 2019 – Basant Panchami (Restricted Holiday)
  • 19 February 2019 – Guru Ravidas Jayanti (Restricted Holiday)
  • 19 February 2019 – Shivaji Jayanti (Restricted Holiday)
  • 1 March 2019 – Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti (Restricted Holiday)
  • 4 March 2019 – Shivratri (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 20 March 2019 – Holika Dehen (Restricted Holiday)
  • 21 March 2019 – Holi (Restricted Holiday)
  • 13 April 2019 – Ram Navmi (Restricted Holiday)
  • 14 April 2019 – Baisakhi (Restricted Holiday)
  • 14 April 2019 – Ambedkar Jayanti (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 17 April 2019 – Mahavir Jayanti (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 19 April 2019 – Good Friday (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 18 May 2019 – Buddha Purnima (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 5 June 2019 – Eid-ul-Fitar (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 12 August 2019 – Eid-ul-Fitar (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 15 August 2019 – Independence Day (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 15 August 2019 –  Raksha Bandhan (Restricted Holiday)
  • 24 August 2019 – Janamashtami (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 2 September 2019 – Ganesh Chaturthi (Restricted Holiday)
  • 10 September 2019 – Muhram (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 2 October 2019 – Gandhi Jayanti (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 7 October 2019 – Maha Navmi (Restricted Holiday)
  • 8 October 2019 – Dussehra (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 13 October 2019 – Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
  • 17 October 2019 – Karva Chauth (Restricted Holiday)
  • 27 October 2019 – Deepawali (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 28 October 2019 – Govardhan Pooja (Restricted Holiday)
  • 29 October 2019 – Bhai Dooj (Restricted Holiday)
  • 2 November 2019 – Chhat Pooja (Restricted Holiday)
  • 10 November 2019 – Eid (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 12 November 2019 – Guru Nanak Jayanti (Gazetted Holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 – Christmas (Gazetted Holiday)

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