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November Holidays in India

India, being a secular country, hosts individuals of different religions. All of these religions celebrate a plethora of festivals. Some among these are central holidays, some state holiday, yet some festivals are entirely regional and come under restricted holidays. There are several festivals in the month of November, observed by people of different religions and regions. Read on to get a comprehensive list of these holidays.

Holidays in November in 2019

Date Day Festival State
1 Nov Friday Haryana Day Haryana
1 Nov Friday Kannada Rajyotsava Karnataka
26 Nov Tuesday Narak Chaturdashi Karnataka
2 Nov Saturday Chhath Puja Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, West Bengal
10 Nov Sunday Id-e-Milad Kerala
23 Nov Saturday Seng Kut Snem Meghalaya
11 Nov Monday Guru Nanak Birthday  
12 Nov Friday Rasa Purnima Odisha
8 Nov Monday Wangala Festival Karnataka

Bank Holidays in November 2019

Date Day Festival Remarks
01 - 11 - 2019 Friday Puducherry Liberation Day Pondicherry
01 - 11 - 2019 Friday Haryana Day Haryana
01 - 11 - 2019 Friday Kannada Rajyosthsava Karnataka
01 - 11 - 2019 Friday Kut Manipur
08 - 11 - 2019 Friday Wangala Festival Meghalaya
02 - 11 - 2019 Saturday Chhath Puja Jharkhand, Bihar
03 - 11 - 2019 Sunday Chhath Puja Holiday Bihar
16 - 11 - 2019 Saturday Sahidi Diwas S Kartar Singh Sarabha Ji Punjab
10 - 11 - 2019 Sunday Eid e Milad National except for Sikkim, Meghalaya, Punjab, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Himachal Pradesh
12 - 11 - 2019 Tuesday Karthika Purnima Telangana, Odisha
12 - 11 - 2019 Tuesday Guru Nanak Jayanti National except for Goa, Karnataka, Nagaland, Odisha, Pondicherry, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Tripura
15 - 11 - 2019 Friday Friday Following Eid e Milad J&K
24 - 11 - 2019 Sunday Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji's Martyrdom Day Punjab

 

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

Description of Holidays in November

Haryana Day: The state of Haryana was carved out of the erstwhile state of East Punjab on 1st November 1966. This day is celebrated as a public holiday every year in the state.

Karnataka Rajyotsava: Karnataka Rajyotsava or Kannada Rajyotsava is a public holiday in Karnataka. The state of Karnataka was formed on this day in the year 1956 as all the Kannada language-speaking areas were merged.

Deepavali: Deepavali or Diwali is the Festival of Lights, which is celebrated in October or November. This Hindu festival celebrates the victory of good over evil. The festival honors the return of Lord Rama to his kingdom of Ayodhya after defeating Ravana. People celebrate Diwali by lighting up clay lamps and bursting firecrackers.

Chhath Puja: Chhath Puja is mostly celebrated in Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and some parts of Odisha and West Bengal. An old Hindu Vedic Festival, Chhat Puja is dedicated to the Sun God Sun or the God of energy.

Id-e-Milad: Id-e-Milad, a famous Islamic festival, honors the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad.

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