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Holidays in Puducherry in India

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 Puducherry.

About Puducherry

Puducherry is a Union Territory in India. It lies on the eastern coastline. It was earlier known as Pondicherry which was officially changed to Puducherry in 2006. The place had been under French dominance for many years before the Indian independence and the area is known for its French architectural wonders. Pondicherry attracts many visitors who love to explore its serene beaches and Auroville Ashram.

List of Puducherry Holidays in 2019

Date Day Holiday Celebrated
01 Jan Tuesday New Year's Day In many States
15 Jan Tuesday Pongal In a few states
16 Jan Wednesday Thiruvalluvar Day Across Puducherry and Tamil Nadu
17 Jan Thursday Uzhavar Thirunal Across Puducherry and Tamil Nadu
26 Jan Saturday Republic Day Across India
19 Apr Friday Good Friday In many States
01 Apr Monday Annual closing of bank accounts Across India
01 May Wednesday May Day In many States
5 Jun Wednesday Eid al-Fitr In many States
15 Aug Thursday Independence Day Across India
16 Aug Friday De Jure Transfer Day  
12 Aug Monday Eid al-Adha In many States
2 Sep Monday Ganesh Chaturthi In many States
2 Oct Wednesday Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Across India
7 Oct Monday Ayudha Puja In many States
01 Nov Friday Puducherry Liberation Day Across Puducherry
27 Oct Sunday Diwali In many States
10 Nov Sunday Id-e-Milad In many States
25 Dec Wednesday Christmas Day Across India

Puducherry Bank Holidays in 2019

Date Day Holiday
01 Jan Tuesday New Year's Day
15 Jan Tuesday Pongal
16 Jan Wednesday Thiruvalluvar Day
17 Jan Thursday Uzhavar Thirunal
26 Jan Saturday Republic Day
19 Apr Friday Good Friday
01 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 Sep Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
2 Oct Wednesday Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
7 Oct Monday Ayudha Puja
01 Nov Friday Puducherry Liberation Day
27 Oct Sunday Diwali
10 Nov Sunday Id-e-Milad
25 Dec Wednesday Christmas

 

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

The Importance of Knowing the Puducherry 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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