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List of Holidays in Uttarakhand in India
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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 Uttarakhand.

About Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a state in the northern part of India. It was earlier known as Uttaranchal. Dehradun is the interim capital city of this state. The state has innumerable temples and Hindu pilgrimages which has earned the state the nickname of Devbhumi which literally translates to "Land of the Gods." Uttarakhand has nearly 10 million residents, who mostly speak in Hindi. The famous pilgrimage of Haridwar is located in this state apart from other popular pilgrim destinations such as Gangotri, Yamunotri, Rudraprayag, Kashi, Kedarnath, Badrinath, and Rishikesh. The scenic cities of Dehradun, Mussoorie, and Nainital make this state a haven for non-religion tourism as well. The state oldest national park in the country - Jim Corbett National Park.

List of Uttarakhand Holidays in 2019

Date Day Holiday Celebrated
26 Jan Saturday Republic Day Across India
4 Mar Monday Maha Shivratri In several states
21 Mar Thursday Holi In several states
14 Apr Sunday Ram Navami In several states
17 Apr Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti In several states
19 Apr Friday Good Friday In several states
1 Apr Monday Annual closing of bank accounts Bank holiday
14 Apr Sunday Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti In several states
18 May Saturday Buddha Purnima In several states
5 Jun Wednesday Eid al-Fitr In several states
15 Aug Thursday Independence Day Across India
12 Aug Monday Eid al-Adha In several states
23 Aug Friday Janmashtami In several states
10 Sep Tuesday Muharram In several states
2 Oct Wednesday Gandhi Jayanti Across India
8 Oct Tuesday Dussehra In several states
13 Oct  Sunday Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday In some states
27 Oct Sunday Diwali In several states
10 Nov Sunday Id-e-Milad In several states
12 Nov Tuesday Guru Nanak Birthday In several states
25 Dec Wednesday Christmas Day Across India

Uttarakhand Bank Holidays in 2019

Date Day Holiday
26 Jan Saturday Republic Day
4 Mar Monday Maha Shivratri
21 Mar Thursday Holi
14 Apr Sunday Ram Navami
19 Apr Friday Good Friday
1 Apr Monday Annual closing of Bank accounts
18 May Saturday Buddha Purnima
5 Jun Wednesday Eid al-Fitr
15 Aug Thursday Independence Day
12 Aug Monday Eid al-Adha
23 Aug Friday Janmashtami
2 Oct Wednesday Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
8 Oct Tuesday Vijayadashami
27 Oct Sunday Diwali
10 Nov Sunday Id-e-Milad
12 Nov Tuesday Guru Nanak's birthday
25 Dec Wednesday Christmas


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

Popular Festivals/Holidays in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand mostly celebrates all popular Hindu festivals. It is a haven for Hindu devotees with numerous pilgrimages and temples. The holy Ganges is worshipped grandly at Haridwar and people generally go on the "Chhoti Chaar Dhaam Yatra" to Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath. Kumbhmela at Haridwar is a great Hindu festival celebrated in Uttarakhand.

The Importance of Knowing the Uttarakhand 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.