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Holidays in Uttar Pradesh 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 Uttar Pradesh.

About Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is a state in the northern part of India. Lucknow is its capital city. Uttar Pradesh has nearly 200 million residents, which makes it the most populous state in the country. The famous pilgrimage of Varanasi is located in this state. The Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, at Agra, is in Uttar Pradesh. Tourism is a thriving industry in this state as people from all over the country visit Lucknow, Allahabad, Agra, Benaras, Mathura, and Awadh.

List of Uttar Pradesh Holidays in 2019

Date Day Name of the festival Comments
26 Jan Saturday Republic Day National Holiday
4 Mar Monday Maha Shivratri Also celebrated in many other states
21 Mar Thursday Doljatra Also celebrated in many other states
21 Mar Thursday Hazrat Ali's Birthday Uttar-Pradesh only
14 Apr Sunday Ram Navami Also celebrated in many other states
17 Apr Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti Also celebrated in many other states
19 Apr Friday Good Friday Also celebrated in many other states
01 Apr Monday Bank holiday Account closing day
14 Apr Sunday Ambedkar Jayanti Also celebrated in many other states
18 May Saturday Buddha Purnima Also celebrated in many other states
5 Jun Wednesday Idul Fitr Also celebrated in many other states
15 Aug Thursday Independence Day National holiday
12 Aug Monday Idul Juha Also celebrated in many other states
15 Aug Thursday Raksha Bandhan Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh,
23 Aug Friday Janmashtami Also celebrated in many other states
10 Sep Tuesday Muharram Also celebrated in many other states
02 Oct Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti National holiday
7 Oct Monday Mahanavami Also celebrated in many other states
8 Oct Tuesday Dusshera Vijay Dashami
27 Oct Sunday Diwali Also celebrated in many other states
28 Oct Monday Vishwakarma Day Also celebrated in many other states
29 Oct Friday Bhai Bij Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat
10 Nov Monday Id-e-Milad Also celebrated in many other states
12 Nov Tuesday Guru Nanak Birthday Also celebrated in many other states
25 Dec Wednesday Christmas Day Also celebrated in many other states

Uttar Pradesh Bank Holidays in 2019

Date Day Name of the festival
26 Jan Saturday Republic Day
4 Mar Monday Maha Shivaratri
21 Mar Thursday Holi
14 Apr Sunday Ram Navami
17 Apr Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti
19 Apr Friday Good Friday
21 Mar Thursday Hazrat Ali Jayanti
18 May Saturday Buddha Purnima
5 Jun Wednesday Idul Fitr
15 Aug Thursday Independence Day
12 Aug Monday Bakrid
15 Aug Thursday Rakhi
23 Aug Friday Janmashtami
10 Sep Tuesday Muharram
02 Oct Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
7 Oct Monday Maha Navami
8 Oct Tuesday Vijay Dashami
27 Oct Sunday Diwali
28 Oct Monday Diwali Holiday
10 Nov Sunday Eid-e-Milad
12 Nov Tuesday Guru Nanak Jayanti
25 Dec Wednesday Christmas Day

 

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

Popular Festivals/Holidays in Uttar Pradesh

Being the most populous state in India, UP celebrates numerous festivals. The birth anniversary of Hazrat Ali and Bhai Bij are two state-specific holidays in this state. With a considerable Muslim population, Islamic festivals like Muharram and Eid are grandly celebrated in Uttar Pradesh. Diwali and Dusshera are the Hindu festivals that are celebrated in the state with much pomp and glory.

The Importance of Knowing the Uttar Pradesh 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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