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List of Holidays in Andhra Pradesh 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 Andhra Pradesh.

About Andhra Pradesh

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is situated in the southeastern part of the country. It used to be the largest state in South India before its partition in 2014 when a significant part of Andhra Pradesh was carved out and given the recognition of the new state called Telangana. The de jure capital of the state is Hyderabad which is territorially situated within Telangana. The de facto capital of Andhra Pradesh is Amravati, which being gradually developed. The state lies on the eastern coastline of India, overlooking the Bay of Bengal. Nearly 50 million people live in this state and Telugu is the official language.

List of Andhra Pradesh Holidays in 2019

Holiday

Date

Day

Makar Sankranti

14 Jan

Tuesday

Republic Day

26 Jan

Saturday

Maha Shivaratri

4 Mar

Monday

Ugadi

6 Apr

Saturday

Ram Navami

14 Apr

Sunday

Mahavir Jayanti

17 Apr

Wednesday

Bank Holiday

1 Apr

Monday

Ambedkar Jayanti

14 Apr

Sunday

Eid-ul-Fitr

5 Jun

Wednesday

Independence Day

15 Aug

Thursday

Eid-al-Adha

11 & 12 Aug

Sunday and Monday

Ganesh Festival

2 Sep

Monday

Muharram

10 Sep

Tuesday

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

2 Oct

Wednesday

Durgashtami

6 Oct

Sunday

Dussehra

8 Oct

Tuesday

Diwali

27 Oct

Sunday

Eid-e-Milad

9-10 Nov

Saturday & Sunday

Christmas Day

25 Dec

Wednesday

List of Andhra Pradesh Bank Holidays in 2019

Holiday

Day

Date

Pongal

Tuesday

15Jan

Kanuma Panduga

Wednesday

16 Jan

Republic Day

Saturday

26 Jan

Maha Shivaratri

Monday

4 Mar

Holi

Thursday

21 Mar

Ugadi

Saturday

6 Apr

Ram Navami

Sunday

14 Apr

Good Friday

Friday

19 Apr

Babu Jagjivan Rao Jayanti

Friday

5 Apr

Ambedkar Jayanti

Sunday

14 Apr

Eid ul Fitr

Wednesday

5 Jun

Independence Day

Thursday

15 Aug

Bakrid

Monday

12 Aug

Janmashtami

Saturday

24 Aug

Ganesh Festival

Monday

2 Sept

Muharram

Tuesday

10 Sep

Gandhi Jayanthi

Wednesday

2 Oct

Maha Ashtami

Sunday

6 Oct

Vijay Dashami

Tuesday

8 Oct

Deepavali

Sunday

27 Oct

Eid e Milad

Saturday & Sunday

9&10 Nov

Christmas Day

Wednesday

25 Dec

 

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

Popular Festivals/Holidays in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh celebrates Ugadi with much pomp shows as the festival marks the Telugu New Year. Sankranti is grandly celebrated in the month of January. Other major Indian festivals such as Vinayaka Chaturthi, Dussehra, Diwali, and Holi are widely celebrated in the state.

The Importance of Knowing the Andhra Pradesh 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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