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January Holidays in india

The first month of the calendar year has quite a few holidays. 26th January is a national holiday as the entire country celebrates its Republic 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 January in 2019

Date Day Holiday Remarks
1 Jan Tuesday New Year's Day Telangana, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, and many other states
2 Jan Wednesday Mannam Jayanthi Kerala
2 Jan Wednesday New Year's Day Mizoram
12 Jan Saturday Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal
14 Jan Monday Bhogi Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
15 Jan Tuesday Pongal Some states
14 Jan Monday Makar Sankranti Assam, Telangana, Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh
16 Jan Wednesday Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu, Puducherry
16 Jan Wednesday Tusu Puja Assam
15 Jan Tuesday Sankranti Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh
17 Jan Thursday Uzhavar Thirunal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu
23 Jan Wednesday Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Tripura
25 Jan Friday Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh
26 Jan Thursday Republic Day National holiday
31 Jan Thursday Me-dam-me-phi Assam
19 Jan Saturday Gann-Ngai Manipur

Bank Holidays in January 2019

Date Day Holiday States
1 Jan Tuesday New Year Day Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya
2 Jan Wednesday New Year Holiday Mizoram
11 Jan Friday Missionary Day Mizoram
12 Jan Saturday Swami Vivekanand Jayanti West Bengal
14 Jan Monday Makar Sankranti Karnataka, Gujarat, Sikkim, Telangana
15 Jan Tuesday Pongal Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh
16 Jan Wednesday Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu, Puducherry
16 Jan Wednesday Tusu Puja Assam
16 Jan Wednesday Kanumu Andhra Pradesh
17 Jan Thursday Uzhavar Thirunal Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry
18 Jan Friday Imoinu Iratpa Manipur
23 Jan Wednesday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Tripura, West Bengal, Odisha
25 Jan Friday State Day Himachal Pradesh
26 Jan Saturday Republic Day National
31 Jan Thursday Me-Dam-Me-Phi Assam

Note: During bank holidays in January 2019, all banking institutions will remain closed for the public service. People can make use of ATMs to deposit and withdraw money.

Description of Holidays in January 2019

Lohri: This is the name for Makar Sankranti in North India. It marks the completion of the cold winter and the onset of warmer days. Lohri is celebrated with a bonfire, music, and food.

National Kite Festival: National Kite Festival marks the arrival of the harvest season. It is commonly celebrated in Gujarat. Kites fill up the entire horizon and many kite-flying competitions are organized.

Kerala Village Fair: Kerala Village Fair is celebrated usually in the month of January. People celebrate the festival with great enthusiasm. The festival represents an entire village of Kerala, in its traditional colors.

Guru Ravidas Birthday: The Birthday Anniversary of Guru Ravidas is a popular festival celebrated in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana. It is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of 'Magh.'

Republic Day: Republic Day is a national holiday, celebrated on 26 January every year. The festival honors the date when the Indian constitution came into effect in the year 1950.

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