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List of Holidays in Arunachal Pradesh 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 Arunachal Pradesh.

About Arunachal Pradesh

The Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh is situated in the northeastern part of the country. It lays in the valley of Brahmaputra, in a lap of the mighty Himalayan range. The state shares the international border with Bhutan, Myanmar, and China. Arunachal Pradesh is the largest of the Seven-Sister states. The state is known for its diversity in flora and fauna. It is often referred to as the Orchid State. More than a million people live in Arunachal Pradesh, which is Asia’s most diverse and linguistically richest region. Although English is the official language of the state, at least 30 distinct languages with innumerable dialects and subdialects are used in this state.

List of Arunachal Pradesh Holidays in 2019

Holiday

Date

Day

New Year’s Day

1 Jan

Tuesday

Pongal

14 Jan

Sunday

Republic Day

26 Jan

Saturday

Statehood Day

(regional holiday)

20 Feb

Wednesday

Holi

21 Mar

Thursday

Good Friday

19 Apr

Friday

Bank Holiday

1 Apr

Monday

Bohag Bihu

(regional holiday)

14 Apr

Sunday

Buddha Purnima

18 May

Saturday

Eid ul Fitr

5 Jun

Wednesday

Independence Day

15 Aug

Thursday

Gandhi Jayanti

2 Oct

Wednesday

Durgashtami

6 Oct

Sunday

Dussehra

8 Oct

Tuesday

Diwali

27 Oct

 Sunday

Guru Nanak Birthday

12 Nov

Tuesday

Indigenous Faith Day

(regional holiday)

1 Dec

Sunday

Christmas Day

25 Dec

Wednesday

Arunachal Pradesh Bank Holidays in 2019

Date

Day

Holiday

14 Jan

Tuesday

Makar Sankranti

26 Jan

Saturday

Republic Day

20 Feb

Wednesday

Statehood Day

21 Mar

Thursday

Holi

19 Apr

Friday

Good Friday

1 Apr

Monday

Yearly Bank Closing

14 Apr

Sunday

Bohag Bihu

15 Aug

Thursday

Independence Day

2 Oct

Wednesday

Gandhi Jayanti

6 Oct

Sunday

Durgashtami

8 Oct

Tuesday

Dussehra

27 Oct

Sunday

Deepavali

12 Nov

Tuesday

Guru Nanak Jayanti

25 Dec

Wednesday

Christmas

 

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

Popular Festivals/Holidays in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh consists of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and a significant number of people who follow Donyi-Polo, which is an indigenous pagan religion of nature worship. The most popular and widely celebrated festivals in the state are Losar, Pangsau Pass Winter Festival, Siang River Festival, Solung, Nyokum, Dree festival, Boori boot, Loku, Sanken, etc.

The Importance of Knowing the Arunachal 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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