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Holidays in Lakshadweep 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 Lakshadweep.

About Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep, an archipelago in the Laccadive Sea, is one a Union Territory in India. The islands are collectively known as Laccadive Islands, forming the smallest Union Territory of India. Kavaratti is the capital of Lakshadweep. This tiny Union Territory hosts around 65 thousand residents, spread across its many islands. Malayali is the official language, yet many speak a language called Jeseri Dhivehi or Mahl. The word ‘Lakshadweep’ translates to ‘one hundred thousand islands’ in Sanskrit. The Lakshadweep Archipelago, along with Maldives and Chagos, forms a terrestrial ecoregion together with its unique flora and fauna. Known for its scenic beaches, coral reef, and water sports, Lakshadweep is undoubtedly a major tourist attraction in the country.

Lakshadweep Holidays in 2019

Date

Day

Holiday

26 Jan

Saturday

Republic Day

17 Apr

Wednesday

Mahavir Jayanti

19 Apr

Friday

Good Friday

5 Jun

Wednesday

Eid ul-Fitr

15 Aug

Thursday

Independence Day

12 Aug

Monday

Eid al-Adha

10 Sep

Tuesday

Muharram

2 Oct

Wednesday

Gandhi Jayanti

8 Oct

Tuesday

Dussehra

27 Oct

Sunday

Diwali

10 Nov

Sunday

Eid-e-Milad

12 Nov

Tuesday

Guru Nanak Jayanti

25 Dec

Wednesday

Christmas Day

Lakshadweep Bank Holidays in 2019

Holiday

Date

Day

Republic Day

26 Jan

Saturday

Holi

21 Mar

Thursday

Mahavir Jayanti

17 Apr

Wednesday

Good Friday

19 Apr

Friday

Eid al-Fitr

5 Jun

Wednesday

Independence Day

15 Aug

Thursday

Eid al-Adha

12 Aug

Monday

Janmashtami

24 Aug

Saturday

Muharram

10 Sep

Tuesday

Gandhi Jayanti

2 Oct

Wednesday

Vijayadashami

8 Oct

Tuesday

Diwali

27 Oct

Sunday

Eid-e-Milad

10 Nov

Sunday

Guru Nanak’s birthday

12 Nov

Tuesday

Christmas

25 Dec

Wednesday

 

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

Popular Festivals/Holidays in Lakshadweep

The majority of Lakshadweep’s population is of Muslim residents. Thus, Eid and all other Islamic festivals are widely celebrated in the islands. Apart from that, popular Malayali festivals such as Onam and Vishu are also celebrated in Lakshadweep.

The Importance of Knowing the Lakshadweep 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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