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List of Holidays in Haryana 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 Haryana.

About Haryana

The state of Haryana is located in the northern part of India. The state shares its capital city, Chandigarh, with the neighboring state of Punjab. Haryana was originally a part of East Punjab but was made into a separate state on linguistic basis in 1966. Gurugram or Gurgaon is the IT hub of Haryana and Faridabad is the state’s industrial zone. Several regions of the state were a part of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Haryana’s population has crossed 25 million and Hindi is the official language of the state, although quite a few communities speak in Punjabi. Most of the residents speak in the Haryanvi dialect. The state offers a diverse landscape, an amalgam of plains, hills, and forest and boasts of its wide variety of flora and fauna.

List of Haryana Holidays in 2019

Holiday

Date

Day

Remarks

Vasant Panchami

10 Feb

Sunday

West Bengal, Punjab, Haryana, Odisha

Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti

10 Feb

Sunday

Haryana only

Republic Day

26 Jan

Saturday

Throughout India

Guru Ravidas Jayanti

19 Feb

Tuesday

Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh

Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

28 Feb

Thursday

Haryana Only

Holi

21 Mar

Thursday

 Several states

Ram Navami

13/14 Apr

Saturday/Sunday

 Several states

Mahavir Jayanti

17 Apr

Wednesday

Several states

Bank Holiday

01 Apr

Monday

Bank Holiday

Ambedkar Jayanti

14 Apr

Sunday

Several states

Parashuram Jayanti

7 May

Tuesday

 Several states

Buddha Purnima

18 May

Saturday

 Several states

Eid ul Fitr

5 Jun

Wednesday

Several states

Maharana Pratap Jayanti

6 Jun

Thursday

Himachal Pradesh, Haryana

Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti

17 Jun

Monday

Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab

Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh

31 Jul

Wednesday

Haryana, Punjab

Independence Day

15 Aug

Thursday

Throughout India

Eid ul Juha

12 Aug

Monday

Several states

Janmashtami

24 Aug

Saturday

Several states

Teej

3 Aug

Saturday

Haryana only

Muharram

10 Sep

Tuesday

Several states

Haryana’s Heroes’ Martyrdom Day

23 Sep

Monday

Haryana only

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

02 Oct

Wednesday

Throughout India

Dusshera

8 Oct

Tuesday

Several states

Maharshi Valmiki Birthday

13 Oct

Sunday

Haryana, Karnataka, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh

Haryana Day

01 Nov

Friday

Only Haryana

Diwali

27 Oct

Sunday

 Several states

Vishwakarma Day

28 Oct

Monday

 Several states

Chhath Puja

2 Nov

Saturday

Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Assam, Bihar

Eid-e-Milad

9/10 Nov

Saturday/Sunday

 Several states

Guru Nanak Birthday

12 Nov

Tuesday

Several states

Christmas Day

25 Dec

Wednesday

All states

Shaheed Udham Singh’s Birthday

26 Dec

Thursday

Haryana only

Haryana Bank Holidays in 2019

Date

Day

Holiday

10 Feb

Sunday

Vasant Panchami

10 Feb

Sunday

Sri Chhotu Ram Jayanti

26 Jan

Saturday

Republic Day

19 Feb

Tuesday

Guru Ravidas Jayanti

28 Feb

Thursday

Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

4 Mar

Monday

Maha Shivaratri

21 Mar

Thursday

Holi

23 Mar

Saturday

S. Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom

13/14 Apr

Saturday/Sunday

Ram Navami

17 Apr

Wednesday

Mahavir Jayanti

14 Apr

Sunday

Ambedkar Jayanti

7 May

Tuesday

Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti

18 May

Saturday

Buddha Purnima

5 Jun

Wednesday

Eid ul Fitr

6 Jun

Thursday

Maharana Pratap Jayanti

17 Jun

Monday

Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti

3 Aug

Saturday

Haryali Teej

15 Aug

Thursday

Independence Day

12 Aug

Monday

Bakrid

24 Aug

Saturday

Janmashtami

10 Sep

Tuesday

Muharram

23 Sep

Monday

Heroes’ Martyrdom

02 Oct

Wednesday

Gandhi Jayanti

29 Sept

Sunday

Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti

8 Oct

Tuesday

Vijay Dashami

13 Oct

Sunday

Maharshi Valmiki

01 Nov

Friday

Haryana Day

27 Oct

Sunday

Diwali

9/10 Nov

Saturday/Sunday

Eid e Milad

12 Nov

Tuesday

Guru Nanak Jayanti

25 Dec

Wednesday

Christmas Day

26 Dec

Thursday

Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti

 

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

Popular Festivals/Holidays in Haryana

Haryana celebrates all the major Indian festivals such a Holi, Diwali and Dussehra. Baisakhi and Lohri are widely celebrated in the state, reflecting its culture and traditions. The Kurukshetra festival is celebrated in the month of December at the mythological site of the epic battle of Kurukshetra. The festive spirit of the entire state reflects in the Haryana festival which is celebrated on 1 st November, marking the formation of the state.

The Importance of Knowing the Haryana 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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