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List of April Holidays in 2019

India, being a secular country, hosts individuals of different religions. All of these religions celebrate a plethora of festivals. Some among these are central holidays, some are a state holiday, yet some festivals are entirely regional and come under restricted holidays. There are several festivals in the month of April, observed by people of different religions and regions. Read on to get a comprehensive list of these holidays.

List of Holidays in April 2019

Date Day Festival States
1 Apr Monday Bank holiday All states
1 Apr Monday Odisha Day Odisha
5 Apr Friday Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
13 Apr Saturday Biju Festival Tripura
14 Apr Sunday Ashoka's Birthday Bihar only
15 Apr Monday Bengali New Year West Bengal, Tripura
13 and 14 Apr Saturday and Sunday Bohag Bihu Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
14 Apr Sunday Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti Restricted holiday
14 Apr Sunday Maha Vishuba Sankranti Odisha
14 Apr Sunday Tamil New Year Tamil Nadu, Puthandu
14 Apr Sunday Vaisakhi Punjab, Haryana
15 Apr Monday Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh
15 Apr Monday Vishu/ Naba Barsha Kerala, West Bengal
18 Apr Thursday Parashuram Jayanti Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh
18 Apr Thursday Basava Jayanti Karnataka

Bank Holidays List in April 2019

Date Day Festival Remarks
 1 April Monday Odisha Day Odisha
21 April Sunday Easter Sunday Nagaland, Kerala
5 April Friday Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
13  and 14 April Saturday and Sunday Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam
14 April Sunday Vaisakhi Punjab, J&K, Chandigarh, Haryana
14 April Sunday Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti National except for Nagaland, Assam, Chandigarh, Manipur, Tripura, Chandigarh, DD, Arunachal Pradesh
14 April Sunday Tamil New Year Pondicherry
14 April Sunday Maha Vishuba Sankranti Odisha
14 April Saturday Cheiraoba Manipur
15 April Monday Bengali New Year West Bengal, Tripura
15 April Monday Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh
15 April Monday Vishu Kerala
18 April Thursday Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat
18 April Thursday Basav Jayanti Karnataka

 

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

Description of Holidays in April

Odisha Day: This festival is celebrated to mark the creation of the state. The day is celebrated with fireworks and food.

Ashoka's birthday: This festival commemorates the birth anniversary of Emperor Ashoka the Great of the Mauryan Dynasty. It is celebrated in Bihar on 14th April every year.

B R Ambedkar Jayanthi: Also known as Bhim Jayanti, it is a yearly festival celebrated on 14th April every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar - the creator of the Indian constitution.

Tamil New Year: It is celebrated on 14th April every year.

Vaisakhi: Vaisakhi or Baisakhi, is a harvest festival, usually celebrated in mid-April, as per the lunar calendar. It is a restricted holiday and only some regions celebrate the festival. Government offices usually remain open.

Himachal Day: This festival has been celebrated in Himachal Pradesh since 15th April 1948.

Vishu: It is a Hindu Festival celebrated in Kerala, marked by an auspicious ceremony with family.

Parashuram Jayanti: Parashuram Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of 6 incarnations of Lord Vishnu and is celebrated in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana.

Basav Jayanti: The festival is celebrated in Karnataka to honor the birthday of Lord Basavanna.

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