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Holidays in Andaman and Nicobar in 2019

Holidays are happy times that call for relaxation, enjoyment and spending quality time with friends and family. India is known for its multitude of holidays. Being a secular country, India is home to several religions that celebrate different festivals. The holiday structure in government organizations differs from that of private companies. Sunday is a regular holiday for all workplaces. Some private companies have holidays on both Saturday and Sunday, whereas Government organizations are mostly open on Saturdays. Banks usually remain closed on two Saturdays in a month and remain open on the other two. There are three national holidays in India when all organizations remain closed; these are Republic day on 26th Jan, Independence Day on 15th Aug and Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd Oct. Apart from these, there are regional and restricted holidays which vary from state to state. This page aims to keep you informed about the different holidays in the state of Andaman and Nicobar.

About Andaman and Nicobar

Andaman and Nicobar Islands together form a Union Territory, with its capital at Port Blair. The islands are situated where the Bay of Bengal meets the Andaman Sea. Few of these islands are inhabited by the Sentinelese people, who haven’t had any exposure to modern life or technology post the Paleolithic stage. The Andaman and Nicobar Command, which is IAF’s (Indian Armed Forces) only tri-service geographical command is located in these islands. Around 4 lakh people inhabit the archipelago. English and Hindi are the official languages but Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Nicobarese, Malayalam are also widely used. The islands are a marvelous tourist destination and visitors from all over the world travel to these islands to experience its picturesque beauty.

Updated List of Andaman and Nicobar Holidays in 2019

Date

Day

Holiday

26 Jan

Saturday

Republic Day

4 Mar

Monday

Maha Shivaratri

21 Mar

Thursday

Holi

14 Apr

Sunday

Ram Navami

19 Apr

Friday

Good Friday

18 May

 Saturday

Buddha Purnima

5 Jun

Wednesday

Eid-ul-Fitr

15 Aug

Thursday

Independence Day

11-12 Aug

Sunday & Monday

Eid-al-Adha

24 Aug

Saturday

Janmashtami

10 Sep

Tuesday

Muharram

2 Oct

Wednesday

Gandhi Jayanti

8 Oct

Tuesday

Dussehra

27 Oct

Sunday

Diwali

12 Nov

Tuesday

Guru Nanak Jayanti

25 Dec

Wednesday

Christmas Day

Andaman and Nicobar Bank Holidays in 2019

Date

Day

Holiday

26 Jan

Saturday

Republic Day

4 Mar

Monday

Maha Shivaratri

21 Mar

Thursday

Holi

19 Apr

Friday

Good Friday

1 Apr

Monday

Annual Closing of Bank Accounts

18 May

Saturday

Buddha Purnima

5 Jun

Wednesday

Eid-ul-Fitr

15 Aug

Thursday

Independence Day

11 & 12 Aug

Sunday and Monday

Eid-al-Adha

10 Sep

Tuesday

Muharram

2 Oct

Wednesday

Gandhi Jayanti

8 Oct

Tuesday

Dussehra

27 Oct

Sunday

Diwali

9 & 10 Nov

Saturday and Sunday

Eid-e-Milad

12 Nov

Tuesday

Guru Nanak Jayanti

25 Dec

Wednesday

Christmas Day


Note: Banks have holidays on second and fourth Saturdays too.

The Importance of Knowing the Andaman and Nicobar Holidays in 2019

Apart from the three National Holidays, each state has different regional festivals and holidays. It is important to be aware of the holidays of each state as it can help one plan effectively. People living within the state can plan their vacations or travel itineraries ahead if they know about the holiday dates. People living outside the state can accordingly book their travel tickets if they know about the holiday dates of the state where he or she wishes to travel. Residents will get to know when the banks and the government offices will remain closed. Moreover, a little more knowledge is of no harm and it is always good to be enlightened.

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