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 Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is a north-western state in India. The Thar Desert occupies most of the state. Rajasthan shares a border with the neighboring country of Pakistan. The ruins of the Indus Valley Civilization can be found in Rajasthan, along with spectacular forts, palaces, and temples. With quite a few national parks, tiger reserves, and heritage sites, this state is a haven of tourism. The state is home to around 68 lakh residents who speak in various dialects of Marwari and Hindi.
|Date||Day||Name of the festival||Comments|
|26 Jan||Saturday||Republic Day||National holiday|
|4 Mar||Monday||Maha Shivratri|
|14 Apr||Sunday||Ram Navami|
|17 Apr||Wednesday||Mahavir Jayanti|
|19 Apr||Friday||Good Friday|
|01 Apr||Monday||Bank Holiday||Account closing day|
|14 Apr||Sunday||Ambedkar Jayanti|
|15 Aug||Thursday||Independence Day||National holiday|
|12 Aug||Monday||Id ul Juha|
|15 Aug||Thursday||Raksha Bandhan||Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh|
|8 Sep||Sunday||Ramdev Jayanti||Rajasthan|
|10 Sep||Tuesday||Muharram||Many states|
|02 Oct||Wednesday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||National holiday|
|29 Sept||Sunday||Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti||Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab|
|7 Oct||Monday||Durgashtami||Many states|
|27 Oct||Sunday||Diwali||Many states|
|28 Oct||Monday||Vishwakarma Day|
|12 Nov||Tuesday||Guru Nanak Birthday|
|25 Dec||Wednesday||Christmas Day||Many states|
|26 Jan||Saturday||Republic Day|
|17 Apr||Wednesday||Mahavir Jayanti|
|15 Aug||Thursday||Independence Day|
|17 Aug||Saturday||Parsi New Year|
|02 Oct||Wednesday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti|
|8 Oct||Tuesday||Vijay Dashami|
|12 Nov||Monday||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|25 Dec||Wednesday||Christmas Day|
Note: Banks have holidays on second and fourth Saturdays too.
Popular Festivals/Holidays in Rajasthan
The main festivals of Rajasthan are the Hindu festivals of Teej, Deepawali, Holi, Makar Sankranti, and Janmashtami as well as regional festivals like Gangaur, Shri Devnarayan Jayanti, Gogaji, etc. Rajasthan celebrates the desert festival once a year during winter. The locals dress up in costumes; they dance and sing ballads. Fairs are organized with snake puppeteers, charmers, acrobats, and folk performers.
The Importance of Knowing the Rajasthan 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.