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List of Holidays in India 2018 – Public Holidays in India

India is the country of festivals and world’s most populous country having different religions with this unique diversity. India is a secular country and 80% of the population follows Hinduism followed by 13% Islam, 2% Christianity, 1% Buddhism and 0.5% Jainism and other minorities. In this article, we are providing the list of restricted and gazetted holidays in India during the year 2018.

 

List of National Holidays in India

 

i) Republic Day – 26th January

ii) Independence Day – 15th August

iii) Gandhi Jayanti – 2nd October

 

List of Restricted and Gazetted Holidays in India 2018

 

Date

Holiday Name

Type

Jan 1, 2018

New Year's Day

Restricted Holiday

Jan 5, 2018

Guru Govind Singh's Birthday

Restricted Holiday

Jan 14, 2018

MakarSankranti

Restricted Holiday

Jan 14, 2018

Pongal

Restricted Holiday

Jan 22, 2018

Basant Panchami

Restricted Holiday

Jan 26, 2018

Republic Day

Gazetted Holiday

Jan 31, 2018

Guru Ravidas's Birthday

Restricted Holiday

Feb 10, 2018

Swami Dayananda Jayanti

Restricted Holiday

Feb 14, 2018

Maha Shivaratri

Gazetted Holiday

Feb 19, 2018

Shivaji Jayanti

Restricted Holiday

Mar 1, 2018

Holika Dahana

Restricted Holiday

Mar 2, 2018

Holi

Gazetted Holiday

Mar 18, 2018

ChaitraSukladi/GudiPadava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand

Restricted Holiday

Mar 25, 2018

Rama Navami

Gazetted Holiday

Mar 29, 2018

Mahavir Jayanti

Gazetted Holiday

Mar 30, 2018

Good Friday

Gazetted Holiday

Apr 1, 2018

Hazarat Ali's Birthday

Restricted Holiday

Apr 1, 2018

Easter Day

Restricted Holiday

Apr 14, 2018

Vaisakhi/Vishu

Restricted Holiday

Apr 14, 2018

Mesadi

Restricted Holiday

Apr 15, 2018

Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/BahagBihu (Assam)

Restricted Holiday

Apr 30, 2018

Buddha Purnima/Vesak

Gazetted Holiday

May 9, 2018

Guru Rabindranath's birthday

Restricted Holiday

Jun 15, 2018

JamatUl-Vida

Restricted Holiday

Jun 16, 2018

Idu'lFitr

Gazetted Holiday

Jul 14, 2018

RathYatra

Restricted Holiday

Aug 15, 2018

Independence Day

Gazetted Holiday

Aug 17, 2018

Parsi New Year's day/Nauraj

Restricted Holiday

Aug 22, 2018

Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid)

Gazetted Holiday

Aug 25, 2018

Onam

Restricted Holiday

Aug 26, 2018

RakshaBandhan (Rakhi)

Restricted Holiday

Sep 3, 2018

Janmashtarni (Vaishnav)

Gazetted Holiday

Sep 13, 2018

Ganesh Chaturthi/VinayakaChaturthi

Restricted Holiday

Sep 21, 2018

Muharram/Ashura

Gazetted Holiday

Oct 2, 2018

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

Gazetted Holiday

Oct 19, 2018

Dussehra

Gazetted Holiday

Oct 24, 2018

Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday

Restricted Holiday

Oct 27, 2018

Karaka Chaturthi (KarvaChouth)

Restricted Holiday

Nov 6, 2018

Deepavali (South India)

Restricted Holiday

Nov 6, 2018

NarakaChaturdasi

Restricted Holiday

Nov 7, 2018

Diwali (Deepavali)

Gazetted Holiday

Nov 8, 2018

Govardhan Puja

Restricted Holiday

Nov 9, 2018

Bhai Duj

Restricted Holiday

Nov 13, 2018

PratiharSashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja)

Restricted Holiday

Nov 21, 2018

Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e- Milad (birthday of Prophet Mohammad)

Gazetted Holiday

Nov 23, 2018

Guru Nanak's Birthday

Gazetted Holiday

Nov 24, 2018

Guru TegBahadur's Martyrdom Day

Restricted Holiday

Dec 24, 2018

Christmas Eve

Restricted Holiday

Dec 25, 2018

Christmas Day

Gazetted Holiday

 

The above information is collected from the govt. notifications and other popular websites.The central and state government announce the list of holidays on a yearly basis. Visit the website of Govt Rojgaar for more GK topics and current affairs.


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