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May Holidays in India

The month of May is usually a vacation time for schools, colleges, and other academic institutions. It's the time when people of India commonly go on vacations. India, a land of colorful festivals and celebrations has quite a few holidays in May. Here is a comprehensive list of general and bank holidays in the month of May.

List of Holidays in May 

Date Day Festival State
1 May Wednesday May Day All states
7 May Tuesday Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore Tripura, West Bengal
18 May Saturday Buddh Purnima Some states
31 May Friday Jamat-ul-Vida Jammu and Kashmir

Bank Holidays in May

Date Day Festival States
01 - 05 - 2019 Wednesday May Day All states
01 - 05 - 2019 Wednesday Maharashtra Day Maharashtra
07 - 05 - 2019 Tuesday Guru Rabindranath Jayanthi West Bengal, Tripura
16 - 05 - 2019 Thursday State Day Sikkim
24 - 05 - 2019 Friday Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti Tripura


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

Description of Holidays in May

May Day: May Day is World Worker's Day. It is a public holiday in all states of India.

Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore: The birth anniversary of Noble Laureate Rabindranath Tagore is celebrated in West Bengal and Tripura by cultural performances of the great poet's various works.

State Day: Sikkim celebrates its State Day on 16th May each year.

Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam: Kazu Nazrul Islam was a famous Bengali poet and his birth anniversary is celebrated all over West Bengal.

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