List of Public Holidays of India in 2018

DayDateHolidayComments
MondayJanuary 01
Jan 1
New Year’s DayArunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
TuesdayJanuary 02
Jan 2
Mannam JayanthiKerala Only
FridayJanuary 12
Jan 12
Birthday of Swami VivekanandaWest Bengal only
SaturdayJanuary 13
Jan 13
BhogiTelangana
SundayJanuary 14
Jan 14
PongalAlso known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
SundayJanuary 14
Jan 14
SankrantiAndhra Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Telangana
TuesdayJanuary 16
Jan 16
Thiruvalluvar DayTamil Nadu only
WednesdayJanuary 17
Jan 17
Uzhavar TirunalPuducherry, Tamil Nadu only
MondayJanuary 22
Jan 22
Vasant PanchamiHaryana, Odisha, Punjab, Tripura, West Bengal
TuesdayJanuary 23
Jan 23
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose JayantiAssam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
WednesdayJanuary 24
Jan 24
Sir Chhotu Ram JayantiHaryana only
ThursdayJanuary 25
Jan 25
Statehood DayHimachal Pradesh only
FridayJanuary 26
Jan 26
Republic DayCommemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
WednesdayJanuary 31
Jan 31
Me-dam-me-phiAssam. Ancestor festival
SaturdayFebruary 10
Feb 10
Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati JayantiHaryana only
TuesdayFebruary 13
Feb 13
Maha ShivratriCelebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
FridayFebruary 16
Feb 16
LosarSikkim only. Tibetan New Year
FridayFebruary 16
Feb 16
Sonam LhocharSikkim only. Tamang New Year
MondayFebruary 19
Feb 19
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj JayantiMaharashtra only
ThursdayMarch 01
Mar 1
DoljatraHoli Dahan
ThursdayMarch 01
Mar 1
Guru Ravidas BirthdayHaryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only. Full moon of Magh
FridayMarch 02
Mar 2
Holi
SundayMarch 18
Mar 18
UgadiTelugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh
MondayMarch 19
Mar 19
Cheti ChandGujarat only.
ThursdayMarch 22
Mar 22
Bihar DivasBihar Only
FridayMarch 23
Mar 23
Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & SukhdevHaryana only
FridayMarch 23
Mar 23
Shahidi Divas S. Bhagat Singh JiPunjab, Rajasthan only
ThursdayMarch 29
Mar 29
Mahavir JayantiThe most important religious holiday in Jainism
ThursdayMarch 29
Mar 29
Maundy ThursdayKerala only
FridayMarch 30
Mar 30
Good FridayFriday before Easter Sunday
FridayMarch 30
Mar 30
Hazrat Alis BirthdayUttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad
SundayApril 01
Apr 1
Bank HolidayBanks only. Annual accounts closing
SundayApril 01
Apr 1
Odisha DayOdisha only. Utkal Divas
ThursdayApril 05
Apr 5
Babu Jagjivan Ram BirthdayTelangana only
FridayApril 13
Apr 13
Biju FestivalTripura only
FridayApril 13
Apr 13
Bohag Bihu HolidayAssam only
SaturdayApril 14
Apr 14
Ashoka’s Birth AnniversaryBihar only
SaturdayApril 14
Apr 14
Bengali New YearTripura, West Bengal only
SaturdayApril 14
Apr 14
Bohag BihuAssamese New Year. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
SaturdayApril 14
Apr 14
Dr Ambedkar JayantiBirthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
SaturdayApril 14
Apr 14
Maha Vishuba SankrantiOdisha
SaturdayApril 14
Apr 14
Tamil New YearPuthandu. Tamil Nadu only
SaturdayApril 14
Apr 14
VaisakhiHaryana, Punjab only
SundayApril 15
Apr 15
Himachal DayHimachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
SundayApril 15
Apr 15
VishuKerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
WednesdayApril 18
Apr 18
Parashurama JayantiHimachal Pradesh only
WednesdayApril 18
Apr 18
Parashurama JayantiHaryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh only
ThursdayApril 19
Apr 19
Basava JayanthiKarnataka only. The most important festival of the Lingayats. 3rd Vaiskha
MondayApril 23
Apr 23
Garia PujaTripura only
WednesdayApril 25
Apr 25
Ram NavamiCelebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
TuesdayMay 01
May 1
Maharashtra DayMaharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960
TuesdayMay 01
May 1
May DayMany states
MondayMay 07
May 7
Birthday of Rabindra Nath TagoreTripura, West Bengal
WednesdayMay 16
May 16
State DaySikkim only
FridayMay 25
May 25
Birthday of Kazi Nazrul IslamTripura only.
TuesdayMay 29
May 29
Buddha PurnimaBirth of Buddha
FridayJune 08
Jun 8
Jumat-ul-WidaLast Friday of Ramadam
ThursdayJune 14
Jun 14
Pahili RajaOdisha
FridayJune 15
Jun 15
Idul FitrMany states
FridayJune 15
Jun 15
Raja SankrantiOdisha only
SaturdayJune 16
Jun 16
Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom dayPunjab Only
SaturdayJune 16
Jun 16
Maharana Pratap JayantiHaryana, Himachal Pradesh only
ThursdayJune 28
Jun 28
Sant Guru Kabir JayantiGazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
SaturdayJuly 14
Jul 14
Ratha YatraOdisha
TuesdayJuly 31
Jul 31
Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham SinghPunjab only
SaturdayAugust 11
Aug 11
Karkkadaka VavuKerala
WednesdayAugust 15
Aug 15
Independence Day
FridayAugust 17
Aug 17
Parsi New YearJamshed Navroz. Gujarat, Mumbai Only
WednesdayAugust 22
Aug 22
Idul JuhaBakrid. Many states
ThursdayAugust 23
Aug 23
First OnamKerala only. Harvest Festival
SundayAugust 26
Aug 26
Raksha BandhanGujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh only. Shravana Purnima
SaturdaySeptember 01
Sep 1
Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib JiPunjab only
SundaySeptember 02
Sep 2
Sreekrishna JayanthiKerala, Odisha. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
MondaySeptember 03
Sep 3
JanmashtamiRestricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
MondaySeptember 10
Sep 10
Birthday of Baba Sri Chand JiPunjab only
TuesdaySeptember 11
Sep 11
MuharramObserved mainly by the Shia Muslim community
WednesdaySeptember 12
Sep 12
TeejHaryana only
ThursdaySeptember 13
Sep 13
Ganesh ChaturthiVarasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
FridaySeptember 14
Sep 14
NuakhaiOdisha only. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi
ThursdaySeptember 20
Sep 20
Muharram (10th Day)Day of Ashurah
FridaySeptember 21
Sep 21
Sree Narayana Guru SamadhiKerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
SundaySeptember 23
Sep 23
Haryana’s Heroes’ Martyrdom DayHaryana only
MondaySeptember 24
Sep 24
ThiruvonamKerala only. Harvest Festival
TuesdaySeptember 25
Sep 25
Third OnamKerala only. Harvest Festival
WednesdaySeptember 26
Sep 26
Fourth OnamKerala only. Harvest Festival
FridaySeptember 28
Sep 28
Birthday of S. Bhagat Singh JiPunjab only
TuesdayOctober 02
Oct 2
Mahatma Gandhi BirthdayGandhi Jayanti
TuesdayOctober 09
Oct 9
MahalayaKarnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
WednesdayOctober 10
Oct 10
Maharaja Agrasen JayanatiHaryana, Punjab, Rajasthan only
TuesdayOctober 16
Oct 16
Maha SaptamiAssam, Odisha, West Bengal
WednesdayOctober 17
Oct 17
DurgastamiAndhra Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Telangana, West Bengal
ThursdayOctober 18
Oct 18
Ayudha PujaKarnataka, Tamil Nadu
ThursdayOctober 18
Oct 18
MahanavamiBihar, Kerala, Odisha only. Ninth Day of Dussehra
ThursdayOctober 18
Oct 18
Navami of Durga PujaAssam, Tripura,West Bengal
FridayOctober 19
Oct 19
Durga PujaMahastami. Odisha, Sikkim only
FridayOctober 19
Oct 19
DussehraDasara/Vijaya Dashami
FridayOctober 19
Oct 19
Vikram Samvat New YearGujarat only.
WednesdayOctober 24
Oct 24
Lakshmi PujaOdisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
WednesdayOctober 24
Oct 24
Maharishi Valmiki BirthdayDelhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
ThursdayNovember 01
Nov 1
Haryana DayHaryana only.
ThursdayNovember 01
Nov 1
Kannada RajyothsavaBangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
TuesdayNovember 06
Nov 6
Narak ChaturdashiKarnataka
WednesdayNovember 07
Nov 7
DeepavaliAssam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura
WednesdayNovember 07
Nov 7
DeepavaliKarnataka, Maharashtra
WednesdayNovember 07
Nov 7
DeewaliDeepawali. Except Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal.
WednesdayNovember 07
Nov 7
Kali PujaAssam, Odisha, West Bengal. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
ThursdayNovember 08
Nov 8
Vikram Samvat New YearGujarat only.
ThursdayNovember 08
Nov 8
Vishavkarma dayDay after Dewali
FridayNovember 09
Nov 9
Bhai BijGujarat only.
WednesdayNovember 14
Nov 14
Chhath PujaAssam, Bihar, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh
TuesdayNovember 20
Nov 20
Id-e-Milad
FridayNovember 23
Nov 23
Guru Nanak BirthdayThe Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
FridayNovember 23
Nov 23
Rasa PurnimaOdisha only
MondayDecember 03
Dec 3
World Disabled DayTripura only
SundayDecember 16
Dec 16
Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur JiPunjab only
TuesdayDecember 25
Dec 25
Christmas DayObserved in all states
WednesdayDecember 26
Dec 26
Boxing Day
WednesdayDecember 26
Dec 26
Shaheed Udham Singh’s BirthdayHaryana only