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Holidays List of Jammu And Kashmir 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 Jammu & Kashmir.

About Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state of India. It lies on the lap of the Himalayas and is known for its idyllic landscape. It shares international borders with Pakistan in the West and China in the East.  Srinagar functions as the summer capital of the state whereas Jammu is its winter capital. More than 12 million people live in this state which is the only Indian state with a Muslim majority. The state comprises three regions - the valley of Kashmir is famed for its beautiful mountainous landscape, Jammu has numerous Hindu shrines that attract thousands of pilgrims every year and Ladakh is famous for its remote hilly beauty and Buddhist culture. Often abbreviated as J&K, the state is a tourism haven.

List of Jammu & Kashmir Holidays in 2019

Date

Day

Holiday

Remarks

January 26

Saturday

Republic Day

National Holiday

March 4

Monday

Maha Shivratri

In several states

March 21

Thursday

Holi

Holiday in Jammu & Kashmir

April 13/14

Saturday/Sunday

Ram Navmi

In several states

April 1

Monday

Bank holiday

Only for banks.

April 2

Tuesday

Bank Holiday

Only for banks.

April 14

Sunday

Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti

In several states

April 14

Sunday

Vaisakhi

In several states

May 18

Saturday

Buddha Purnima

In several states

May 31

Friday

Jumat-ul-Wida

In several states

June 1

Saturday

Shab-I-Qadar

Only in Jammu & Kashmir

June 5

Wednesday

Eid ul-Fitr

In several states

July 05

Friday

Guru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday

Only in Jammu & Kashmir

July 13

Saturday

Martyr’s Day

Only in Jammu & Kashmir

August 15

Thursday

Independence Day

National holiday

August 12/13

Monday/ Tuesday

Eid ul Juha

In several states

August 24

Saturday

Janmashtami

In several states

September 10

Tuesday

Muharram

In several states

October 2

Wednesday

National Holiday

National holiday

October 8

Tuesday

Dussehra

In several states

October 27

Sunday

Diwali

In several states

November 10

Sunday

Eid-e-Milad

Only in Jammu and Kashmir

November 12

Tuesday

Guru Nanak’s Birthday

In several states

November 15

Friday

Friday after the Eid

Only in Jammu and Kashmir

December 05

Thursday

Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah’s Birthday

Only in Jammu and Kashmir

December 25

Wednesday

Christmas

In several states

Jammu & Kashmir Bank Holidays in 2019

Date

Day

Holiday

January 26

Saturday

Republic Day

March 4

Monday

Maha Shivratri

March 21

Thursday

Holi – Only for J&K Province

April 1

Sunday

Annual closing of accounts

April 6 Saturday  Ugadi

April 14

Sunday

Vaisakhi

May 18

Saturday

Buddha Purnima

May 31

Friday

Jamat-ul-Wida

June 1

Saturday

Shab-i-Qadr

June 5

Wednesday

Eid ul-Fitr

July 5

Friday

Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday

July 13

Saturday

Martyr's day

August 15

Thursday

Independence Day

August 12

Monday

Eid al-Zuha

August 13

Tuesday

Eid al-Zuha

August 24

Saturday

Janmashtami

September 10

Tuesday

Muharram

October 2

Wednesday

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

October 8

Tuesday

Vijaya Dashami

October 27

Sunday

Diwali

November 21

Wednesday

Eid-e-Milad

November 23

Friday

The Friday after the Eid

December 05

Wednesday

Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah’s Birthday

December 25

Tuesday

Christmas

 

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

Popular Festivals/Holidays in Jammu & Kashmir

Being a state with a Muslim majority, Jammu and Kashmir celebrate all Islamic festivals with pomp and grandeur.  Traditional Punjabi festivals like Vaisakhi and Lohri are celebrated with immense enthusiasm. Accession Day is an annual state holiday to commemorate the accession of Jammu & Kashmir region to the Dominion of India. The Ladakh region celebrates traditional Buddhist festivals including the annual masked dance festival which is of great fame.

The Importance of Knowing the Jammu & Kashmir 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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