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July Holidays in India

India, being a secular country, hosts individuals of different religions. All of these religions celebrate a plethora of festivals. Some among these are central holidays, some are a state holiday, yet some festivals are entirely regional and come under restricted holidays. There are several festivals in the month of July, observed by people of different religions and regions. Read on to get a comprehensive list of these holidays.

List of Holidays in July in 2019

Date Day Festival Comments
4 July Thursday Ratha Yatra Odisha, West Bengal
7 July Sunday Ker Puja Tripura
31 July Wednesday Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh Punjab, Haryana

Bank Holidays in July

Date Day Festival Comments
6 July Saturday MHIP Day Mizoram
13 July Saturday Martyr's Day Jammu Kashmir
4 July Thursday Ratha Yatra Odisha, West Bengal
7 July Sunday Ker Puja Tripura
31 July Wednesday Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh Punjab

 

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

Description of Holidays in July

Ratha Yatra: Ratha Yatra is a Hindu festival. Lord Jagannath is worshipped on this day. It is also popularly known as the chariot festival as Lord Jagannath, along with His brother and sister sits on a chariot which is pulled by numerous devotees. It is celebrated with much pomp and glory at Puri in Odisha. It is also celebrated grandly in West Bengal.

Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh: Shaheed Udham Singh was an Indian revolutionary, sometimes referred to as Shaheed-i-Azam Sardar Udham Singh. The day is celebrated to honor his contributions to Punjab and Haryana and to the country as well.

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