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Updated Holidays in Assam 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 Assam.

About Assam

The Indian state of Assam is situated in the northeastern part of the country. It lays in a valley of Brahmaputra, in the lap of the mighty Himalayan range. The state shares the international border with Bhutan. The state has around 31 million people. While Assamese is the official language of the state, Bodo and Bengali are widely used in certain regions. Assam’s tea, silk, and wildlife tourism via Kaziranga National Park fuel the economy of the state.

List of Assam Holidays in 2019

Holiday

Date

Day

Makar Sankranti

14 Jan

Tuesday

Tusu Puja*

16 Jan

Wednesday

Netaji’s Birthday*

23 Jan

Wednesday

Republic Day

26 Jan

Saturday

Me-dam-me-phi*

31 Jan

Thursday

Doljatra

21 Mar

Thursday

Good Friday

19 Apr

Friday

Bank Holiday

1 Apr

Monday

Bohag Bihu Holiday*

13 Apr

Saturday

Bohag Bihu*

14 Apr

Sunday

Buddha Purnima

18 May

Saturday

May Day

1 May

Wednesday

Idul Fitr

5 Jun

Wednesday

Independence Day

15 Aug

Thursday

Idul Juha

12 Aug

Monday

Madhav Dev Tithi*

28 Aug

Wednesday

Janmashtami

23 Aug

Friday

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

2 Oct

Thursday

Maha Saptami

5 Oct

Saturday

Durgashtami

6 Oct

Sunday

Durga Puja

7 Oct

Monday

Kati Bihu*

15 Jan

Tuesday

Dussehra

8 Oct

Tuesday

Kali Puja*

27 Oct

Sunday

Deepavali

27 Oct

Sunday

Guru Nanak Birthday

12 Nov

Tuesday

Chhath Pooja*

2 Nov

Saturday

Asom Divas*

2 Dec

Monday

Christmas Day

25 Dec

Wednesday

* Regional holidays of Assam

Assam Bank Holidays in 2019

Holiday

Date

Day

Magh Bihu

15 Jan

Tuesday

Republic Day

26 Jan

Saturday

Dol Jatra

21 Mar

Thursday

Good Friday

19 Apr

Friday

Bohag Bihu

14 Apr

Sunday

May Day

1 May

Wednesday

Eid-ul-Fitr

5 Jun

Wednesday

Independence Day

15 Aug

Thursday

Eid-ul-Zuha

12 Aug

Monday

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

2 Oct

Wednesday

Durga Puja

6 Oct

Sunday

Durga Puja

7 Oct

Monday

Durga Puja

8 Oct

Tuesday

Kali Puja

27 Oct

Sunday

Guru Nanak Jayanti

12 Nov

Tuesday

Christmas

25 Dec

Wednesday

 

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

Popular Festivals/Holidays in Assam

Several ethno cultural groups live in Assam and thus the state celebrates innumerable festivals. Bihu is the most widely celebrated festival of the state. There are three types of Bihu, called Rongali, Kohali and Bhogali, which are celebrated at different times of the year. The Bihu festivals are always accompanied by Bihu dance and Bihu folk songs as a part of the celebration. Ali Ai Ligang is an agricultural festival celebrated in spring. Bathow, Porag, Rongker, Bwisagu are few other widely celebrated festivals of Assam. The state also celebrates the major Indian festivals as well as a handful of Bengali festivals.

The Importance of Knowing the Assam 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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