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Holidays in Meghalaya in 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 January, Independence Day on 15th August and Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October. 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 Meghalaya.

About Meghalaya

Meghalaya is a north-eastern state of India and it is one of the seven-sister states. The name “Meghalaya” literally translates to the “the abode of clouds” in the Sanskrit. Shillong is the capital of this state. The state shares border with the neighboring country of Bangladesh. Meghalaya has around three million residents who mostly speak in the state’s official language English as well as in the popular tribal languages of Garo and Khasi. The state is known for its diversity in flora and fauna and is also a cherished tourism destination.

Meghalaya Holidays in 2019

Date

Day

Holiday

Celebrated

1 Jan

Tuesday

New Year’s Day

In many states

26 Jan

Saturday

Republic Day

Across India

21 Mar

Thursday

Holi

In many states

19 Apr

Friday

Good Friday

In many states

1 Apr

Monday

Bank Holiday

Only for Banks

5 Jun

Wednesday

Eid al-Fitr

In many states

14 Jul

Sunday

Behdienkhlam

Across Meghalaya

17 Jul

Wednesday

U Tirot Sing Day

Across Meghalaya

15 Aug

Thursday

Independence Day

Across India

12 Aug

Monday

Eid al-Adha

In many states

24 Aug

Saturday

Janmashtami

In many states

2 Oct

Wednesday

Gandhi Jayanti

Across India

7 Oct

Monday

Maha Navami

In many states

8 Oct

Tuesday

Dussehra

In many states

27 Oct

Sunday

Diwali

In many states

8 Nov

Friday

Wangala Festival

Across Meghalaya

23 Nov

Saturday

Seng Kut Snem

Across Meghalaya

12 Dec

Thursday

Death anniversary of Pa Togan Nengminja Sangma

Across Meghalaya

18 Dec

Wednesday

Death Anniversary of U Soso Tham

Across Meghalaya

24 Dec

Tuesday

Christmas Eve

In a few states

25 Dec

Wednesday

Christmas Day

Many states

26 Dec

Thursday

Boxing Day

In a few states

27 Dec

Friday

Christmas Festival

Across Meghalaya

30 Dec

Monday

Death Anniversary of U Kiang Nangbah

Across Meghalaya

Meghalaya Bank Holidays in 2019

Date

Day

Holiday

1 Jan

Tuesday

New Year’s Day

26 Jan

Saturday

Republic Day

21 Mar

Thursday

Holi

19 Apr

Friday

Good Friday

5 Jun

Wednesday

Eid al-Fitr

14 Jul

Sunday

Behdienkhlam

17 Jul

Wednesday

U Tirot Sing Day

15 Aug

Thursday

Independence Day

12 Aug

Monday

Eid al-Adha

24 Aug

Saturday

Janmashtami

2 Oct

Wednesday

Gandhi Jayanti

8 Oct

Tuesday

Vijaya Dashami

27 Oct

Sunday

Diwali

8 Nov

Friday

Wangala Festival

23 Nov

Saturday

Seng Kut Snem

12 Dec

Thursday

Death Anniversary of Pa Togan Nengminza Sangma

18 Dec

Wednesday

Death Anniversary of U Soso Tham

24 Dec

Tuesday

Christmas Eve

25 Dec

Wednesday

Christmas

26 Dec

Thursday

Christmas Festival

30 Dec

Monday

Death Anniversary of U Kiang Nangbah

 

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

Popular Festivals/Holidays in Meghalaya

The Garo, Khasi, Jaintia, Hajong and Biate communities of Meghalaya have their own festivals. Most of these festivals, especially the Khasis and Jaintias revolve around various dance forms.  Biswe', Kati Gasa, Pusne', Bastu Puje' and Chor Maga are popular Hajong festivals whereas the Biates celebrate Nûlding Kût, Lebang Kût, Pamchar Kût, Favang Kût, etc. for various occasions. Den Bilsia, Wangala, Rongchu gala are a few of the popular festivals of the Garos.

The Importance of Knowing the Meghalaya 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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