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Holidays in Maharashtra 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 Maharashtra.

About Maharashtra

Maharashtra is a western state of India, which overlooks the great Arabian Sea. Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, is the capital city of this state. It is the nation’s third largest state that houses more than 112 million people, thus ranking second among the most populous states in India. Maharashtra is known for its thriving economy, cosmopolitan culture and a great avenue of tourism. The Bollywood town of Mumbai, the Ajanta and Ellora caves in Aurangabad, beach destinations like Alibaug, exotic hill stations on the Western Ghats like Mahabaleshwar and Lonavala are a few among the innumerable tourism hubs in this state. Marathi is the official language of Maharashtra, but many speak in Hindi and English as well as different other Indian regional languages.

Maharashtra Holidays in 2019

Holiday

Date

Day

Remarks

Republic Day

26 Jan

Saturday

Throughout India

Maha Shivaratri

4 Mar

Monday

 Several States

Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

23 Mar

Saturday

Maharashtra-specific holiday

Holi

21 Mar

Thursday

 

Mahavir Jayanti

17 Apr

Wednesday

 

Good Friday

19 Apr

Friday

 

Bank Holiday

1 April

Monday

Year account closing day

Ambedkar Jayanti

14 Apr

Sunday

 

Buddha Purnima

18 May

Saturday

 

Maharashtra Day

1 May

Wednesday

Maharashtra-specific holiday

Id ul Fitr

5 Jun

Wednesday

Many states

Independence Day

15 Aug

Thursday

Throughout India

Parsi New Year

17 Aug

Saturday

 

Idul Juha

12 Aug

Monday

Several states

Ganesh Festival

2 Sep

Monday

 

Muharram

10 Sep

Tuesday

 

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

2 Oct

Wednesday

Throughout India

Dusshera

8 Oct

Tuesday

 

Diwali

27 Oct

Sunday

 
Diwali (Laxmi Pooja) 28 Oct  Monday  

Id-e-Milad

10 Nov

Sunday

 

Guru Nanak Birthday

12 Nov

Tuesday

 

Christmas Day

25 Dec

Wednesday

All states

List of Maharashtra Bank Holidays in 2019

Holiday

Date

Republic Day

26 Jan, Saturday

Maha Shivaratri

4 Mar, Monday

Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

23 Mar, Saturday

Holi

21 Mar, Thursday

Ugadi

6 Apr, Saturday

Ram Navami

13 Apr, Saturday

Mahavir Jayanti

17 Apr, Wednesday

Ambedkar Jayanti

14 Apr, Sunday

May Day

1 May, Wednesday

Buddha Purnima

18 May, Thursday

Id ul Fitr

5 Jun, Wednesday

Independence Day

15 Aug, Thursday

Parsi New Year

17 Aug, Saturday

Bakrid

12 Aug, Monday

Ganesh Festival

2 Sep, Monday

Muharram

10 Sep, Tuesday

Gandhi Jayanti

2 Oct, Wednesday

Maha Navami

7 Oct, Monday

Vijaya Dashami

8 Oct, Tuesday

Diwali

27 Oct, Sunday

Deepavali

28 Oct, Monday

Eid e Milad

10 Nov, Sunday

Guru Nanak Jayanti

12 Nov, Tuesday

Christmas Day

25 Dec, Wednesday

 

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

Popular Festivals/Holidays in Maharashtra

Maharashtra has a majority of Hindu residents with a good number of Parsi, Jain and Muslim population. All major Hindu festivals like Diwali, Holi, Dussehra are celebrated in the city along with chief festivals of every other religion. Ganesh Chaturthi or Ganapati Puja, usually held in the month of September, is a grand celebration in Maharashtra. People from all over the country visit Maharashtra to feel the reverberating vibes of this celebration as Lord Ganapati is worshipped over 11 days with much pomp and glory.

The Importance of Knowing the Maharashtra 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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