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August Holidays in 2019
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The eighth month of the calendar year has quite a few holidays. 15th August is a national holiday as the entire country celebrates its Independence Day. Apart from that, the regional holidays vary as per the customs and traditions of different states. Thus, festival holidays may differ from one state to another.

List of Holidays in August in 2019

Date Day Festival Comments
15 Aug Thursday Independence Day  
17 Aug Saturday Parsi New Year  
12 Aug Monday Id ul zuha/Bakrid many states
15 Aug Thursday Raksha Bandhan many states
24 Aug Friday Janmashtami many states
28 Aug Wednesday Ayankali Jayanthi Kerala


Bank Holidays in August 2019

Date Day Festival States
13 - 08 - 2019 Tuesday Patriots Day Manipur
03 - 08 - 2019 Saturday Haryali Teej Haryana
15 - 08 - 2019 Thursday Independence Day National
16 - 08 - 2019 Friday De Jure Transfer Day Pondicherry
17 - 08 - 2019 Saturday Parsi New Year Maharashtra, Gujarat
12 - 08 - 2019 Monday Bakrid National except for Sikkim, Pondicherry, Dama, and Diu
13 - 08 - 2019 Thursday Bakrid J&K
24 - 08 - 2019 Saturday Janmashtami Kerela, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Assam, Haryana
15 - 08 - 2019 Thursday Raksha Bandhan Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Daman, and Diu, Uttar Pradesh
15 - 08 - 2019 Thursday Jhulan Purnima Odisha
28 - 08 - 2019 Monday Ayankali Jayanti Kerala


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

Description of Holidays in August

Independence Day: The British colonizers left India on 15th August 1947 and thus the country celebrates its Independence Day on 15th August every year.

Parsi New Year: Parsi New Year is a regional holiday celebrated in Maharashtra. The other name of this festival is 'Jamshed Navroz,' named after the legendary King of Persia.

Raksha Bandhan: Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival celebrated in many states. It celebrates the bond of the relationship between brothers and sisters as sisters tie a 'Rakhi' on the wrists of their brothers and the brothers vow to protect their sisters.