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Holidays in Nagaland 2019
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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 Nagaland.

About Nagaland

Nagaland is a state in the northeastern part of India. Kohima is the capital of this state. Nagaland has almost 2 million residents who are mostly followers of Christianity. These residents mostly belong to one of the sixteen tribes that inhabit the state. Although English is the official language of the state, Nagamese is the most widely spoken language besides several other tribal languages as well as the languages of the neighboring states. Forestry, tourism, real estate and various cottage industries fuel the economy of the state.

Nagaland 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 Across India
5 Jun Wednesday Eid al-Fitr In many states
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
8 Oct Tuesday Dussehra In many states
27 Oct Sunday Diwali In many states
10 Nov Sunday Id-e-Milad In many states
11 Nov Monday Guru Nanak Birthday In many states
1 Dec Sunday State Inauguration Day Across Nagaland
25 Dec Wednesday Christmas Day In many states

Nagaland Bank Holidays in 2019

Date Day Holiday
1 Jan Tuesday New Year's Day
26 Jan Friday Republic Day
30 Mar Friday Good Friday
1 Apr Monday Annual closing of bank accounts
5 Jun Wednesday Eid al-Fitr
15 Aug Thursday Independence Day
12 Aug Monday Eid al-Adha
2 Oct Wednesday Gandhi Jayanti
8 Oct Tuesday Dussehra
27 Oct Sunday Diwali
11 Nov Monday Guru Nanak Birthday
1 Dec Sunday State Inauguration Day
24 Dec Tuesday Pre-Christmas celebration
25 Dec Wednesday Christmas Day
26 Dec Thursday Christmas holiday
27 Dec Friday Christmas holiday


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

Popular Festivals/Holidays in Nagaland

Nagaland is often referred to as the land of festivals. Its wide variety of residents from different tribes bring along their diverse culture and heritage. In addition to all the Christian festivities, the state celebrates several traditional tribe-related festivals. The hornbill festival was initiated by the state government in the year 2000 to promote inter-tribe interaction. It is celebrated during the first ten days of December every year at Naga Heritage Village in Kisama. The event showcases a mélange of cultural displays and aims to promote the cultural heritage of the state.

The Importance of Knowing the Nagaland 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.