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List of Holidays in Gujarat 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 Gujarat.

About Gujarat

The state of Gujarat is located in the western part of India. A major part of the state lies on the Kathiawar peninsula. Gandhinagar is the capital of Gujarat. The state has a population in excess of 60 million who speak Gujarati as well as Hindi. Gujarat shares an international border with Pakistan. Gujarat encompasses a few sites of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, like Dholavira, Lothal and Gola Dhoro. The state has been under the dominance of several dynasties and still contains a lot of ancient relics as well as architectural grandeur. The Gir National Park is situated in Gujarat which houses the Asiatic lion. Gujarat’s economy is fueled by tourism and business.

List of Gujarat Holidays in 2019

Date

Day

Festival

15 Jan

Tuesday

Sankranti

26 Jan

Saturday

Republic Day

4 Mar

Monday

Maha Shivratri

21 Mar

Thursday

Holi

7 Apr

Sunday

Cheti Chand
<regional holiday>

13 or 14 Apr

Saturday or Sunday

Ram Navami

17 Apr

Wednesday

Mahavir Jayanti

19 Apr

Friday

Good Friday

1 Apr

Monday

Bank holiday

14 Apr

Sunday

Ambedkar Jayanti

7 May

Tuesday

Parashuram Jayanti
<regional holiday>

 5 Jun

Wednesday

Eid ul Fitr

15 Aug

Thursday

Independence Day

17 Aug

Saturday

Parsi New Year
<regional holiday>

12 Aug

Monday

Eid al-Adha

15 Aug

Thursday

Raksha Bandhan

24 Aug

Saturday

Janmashtami

2 Sep

Monday

Ganesh Chaturthi

10 Sep

Tuesday

Muharram

2 Oct

Tuesday

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

8 Oct

Tuesday

Dussehra

31 Oct

Thursday

Sardar Vallabhbhai Birthday <regional holiday>

27 Oct

Sunday

Diwali

28 Oct

Monday

Vikram Samvat New Year
<regional holiday>

29 Oct

Friday

Bhai Dooj

 10 Nov

Sunday

Eid-e-Milad

12 Nov

Tuesday

Guru Nanak's Birthday

25 Dec

Wednesday

Christmas Day

List of Gujarat Bank Holidays in 2019

Date

Day

Remarks

26 Jan

Saturday

Republic Day

17 Apr

Wednesday

Mahavir Jayanti

21 Mar

Thursday

Holi

5 Jun

Wednesday

Ramzan/Eid ul Fitr

15 Aug

Thursday

Independence Day

17 Aug

Saturday

Parsi New Year

12 Aug

Monday

Bakrid

24 Aug

Saturday

Janmashtami

2 Sep

Monday

Chaturthi Paksha

10 Sep

Tuesday

Muharram

2 Oct

Wednesday

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

8 Oct

Tuesday

Vijay Dashami

27 Oct

Sunday

Diwali

28 Oct

Monday

Vikram Samvat New Year

10 Nov

Sunday

Eid-e-Milad

25 Dec

Wednesday

Christmas Day

 

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

Popular Festivals/Holidays in Gujarat

The people of Gujarat grandly celebrate all popular Indian festivals such as Dussehra, Holi, and Diwali. Makar Sankranti is a grand celebration in Gujarat where the people fly kites, eats a special dish called ‘Undhiyu’ and perform their traditional dance form ‘Garba.’ Navratri and Uttarayana are two other festivals celebrated widely in Gujarat.

The Importance of Knowing the Gujarat 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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