Manage Money

Holidays in Himachal Pradesh

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 Himachal Pradesh.

About Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a state in the northern part of India. It lies on the lap of the Western ranges of the Himalayas and is known for its scenic landscape. Shimla, the beautiful hill station, is its capital city. The state shares an international border with the Tibet Autonomous Region.  The name of the state literally translates to “Land of Snow” in Sanskrit. The state hosts nearly seven million people, who mostly adhere to the Hindu faith. The residents speak primarily in Hindi followed by Punjabi, Nepali, and Kinnauri used by smaller communities. The state is a haven of tourism as it offers exotic hill stations for exploration.

List of Himachal Pradesh Holidays in 2019

Date

Day

Holiday

Remarks

Jan 25

Friday

Statehood Day

Only in Himachal Pradesh

Jan 26

Saturday

Republic Day

All over India

Feb 19

Tuesday

Birthday of Guru Ravidas

In several states

Mar 4

Monday

Maha Shivratri

In several states

Mar 21

Thursday

Holi

In several states

Apr 13/14

Saturday/Sunday

Ram Navmi

In several states

Apr 19

Friday

Good Friday

In several states

Apr 1

Monday

Bank holiday

Only for banks

Apr 14

Sunday

Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti

In several states

Apr 15

Monday

Himachal Day

only in Himachal Pradesh

May 7

Tuesday

Parashurama Jayanti

In several states

May 18

Saturday

Buddha Purnima

In several states

Jun 5

Wednesday

Eid ul Fitr

In several states

Jun 6

Thursday

Maharana Pratap Jayanti

Only in Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Haryana

Jun 17

Monday

Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti

In several states

Aug 15

Thursday

Independence Day

Holiday in all states

Aug 12

Monday

Eid ul Juha

In several states

Aug 24

Saturday

Janmashtami

In several states

Sep 10

Tuesday

Muharram

In several states

Oct 2

Wednesday

Gandhi Jayanti

National Holiday

Oct 8

Tuesday

Dussehra

In several states

Oct 13

Sunday

Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday

Only in Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi

Oct 27

Sunday

Diwali

In several states

Nov 12

Tuesday

Guru Nanak’s Birthday

 In several states

Dec 25

Wednesday

Christmas

In several states

Himachal Pradesh Bank Holidays in 2019

Date

Day

Holiday

Jan 26

Saturday

Republic Day

Feb 19

Tuesday

Birthday of Guru Ravidas

Mar 4

Monday

Maha Shivratri

Mar 21

Thursday

Holi Second Day

Apr 1

Monday

Bank Holiday

May 18

Saturday

Buddha Purnima

Jun 5

Wednesday

Eid ul-Fitr

Aug 15

Thursday

Independence Day

Aug 12

Wednesday

Eid al-Zuha

Aug 24

Saturday

Janmashtami

Sep 10

Tuesday

Muharram

Oct 2

Wednesday

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

Oct 7

Monday

Durga Puja

Oct 27

Sunday

Diwali

Nov 12

Tuesday

Guru Nanak Jayanti

Dec 25

Wednesday

Christmas

 

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

Popular Festivals/Holidays in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh celebrates most of the major Hindu festivals that are popularly celebrated in the nations. Holi, Diwali, Dussehra are celebrated with much pomp and glory. Himachal Pradesh has a lot of temples. Various regions of the state organize temple fair festivals and a lot of people participate in them.

The Importance of Knowing the Himachal 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.

Get your free Credit report that cost  Rs 1200 for FREE

1. Build your Credit Score

2. Reduce your Current Borrowing / EMI Costs