Lists of – Gazetted Holidays-2016 and Restricted / Optional Holidays – 2016 in India

The Following is a List of Gazetted Holidays in India for the year 2016:-

Month-Date-Day/Holiday/States:
 
1.    January-16-Saturday/THURUVALLUVAR DAY  / Pondichery, Tamil Nadu

2.    January-17-Sunday /UZHAVAR THIRUNAL  / Tamil Nadu

3.    January-23-Saturday/NETAJI SUBHAS CHANDRA BOSE JAYANTHI DAY / Tripura, West Bengal

4.    January-26-Tuesday / REPUBLIC DAY -NATIONAL HOLIDAY

5.    March-24-Thursday /HOLI /Andaman&Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chattishgarh, Daman&Diu, Delhi, Dadra&Nagar Haveli , Goa,Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Jammu&Kashmir, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra,Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttarkhand, Uttar Pradesh

6.    March -25-Friday/ GOOD FRIDAY  / Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar,Chandigarh,Daman&Diu,Delhi,Dadra&Nagar Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram,Nagaland, Orissa, Pondichery, Sikkim, Telengana, Tamil Nadu, Uttarkhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

7.    April-8-Friday / TELUGU NEW YEAR  / Pondichery, Tamil Nadu

8.    April-14-Thursday / DR.AMBEDKAR JAYANTHI DAY  /Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh,Chattishgarh, Goa,Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu &Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa, Pondichery, Sikkim, Telengana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

9.    April-15-Friday / SRI RAMA NAVAMI  – Vaishnava/ Bihar, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Daman&Diu, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Orissa, Punjab, Rajastan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh

10.    April-20-Wednesday / MAHAVIR JAYANTHI  /Andaman&Nicobar, Chandigarh, Daman&Diu,Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajastan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Khand, Uttar Pradesh

11.    May-1-Sunday / MAY DAY-LABOURERS’ DAY  /Assam, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Pondichery, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal

12.    May-1-Sunday / MAHARASHTRA DAY  /Maharashtra

13.    May- 8-Sunday / MAHARISHI PARASURAM JAYANTHI  /Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh

14.    May-9-Monday / BASAVA JAYANTHI   / Karnataka

15.    May – 21-Saturday / BUDDHA PURNIMA /Andaman&Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu&Kashmir,Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Uttar Khand

16.    July-6-Wednesday / RAMZAN- IDU’L FITR – End of  Ramadan Month / Andaman&Nicobar,Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar,Chandigarh, Chattishgarh, Daman&Diu, Delhi, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu&Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland,Orissa, Punjab, Pondichery, Rajastan, Sikkim, Telengana, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Khand, West Bengal

17.    August-6-Saturday / TEEJ  /Haryana

18.    August-15-Monday / INDEPENDENCE DAY/NATIONAL HOLIDAY

19.    August-25-Thursday / JANMASHTAMI -SMARTA /Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu&Kashmir, Mizoram, Orissa, Punjab,Sikkim

20.    September-12-Monday / BAKRI ID – Idu’l Zuha-Feast of Sacrifice/ Bihar, Chandigarh, Daman&Diu,Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu&Kashmir, Maharashtra, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura,  Uttar Khand, West Bengal

21.    October-2-Sunday / MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY /NATIONAL HOLIDAY

22.    October-11-Tuesday / DUSSEHRAVIJAYA DASHAMI / Andaman&Nicobar,Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh,Chattishgarh,Daman&Diu,Delhi, Dadar&Nager Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu&Kashmir,Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh,Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab,Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telengana, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Khand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

23.    October-12-Wednesday / MUHARRAM /Andaman&Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chattishgarh, Daman&Diu, Delhi,Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu&Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Orissa, Rajastan, Telengana, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Khand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

24.    October-29-Saturday/ DEEPAVALI-Festival of Lights/Chattishgarh, Delhi, Goa, Kerala, Pondichery, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal

25.    October-30-Sunday/ DEEPAVALI -Festival of Lights / Andhra Pradesh, Andaman&Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Daman&Diu,Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telengana, Tripura, Uttar Khand, Uttar Pradesh

26.    November-14-Monday / GURU NANAK JAYANTHI /Andaman &Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chattishgarh, Daman&Diu,Delhi, Gujarath, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu&Kashmir, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan,Uttar Khand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

27.    December-12-Monday / MILAD-UN-NABI  -Prophet Mohd Nabi’s Birthday /Tamil Nadu

28.    December-13-Tuesday / MILAD -UN-NABI –Prophe Mohd Nabi’s Birthday /Andaman &Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Chattishgarh, Delhi, Karnataka,Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Pondichery, Uttar Khand, Uttar Pradesh

29.    December -25- Sunday / CHRISTMAS DAY  / Andaman&Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chattishgarh, Daman&Diu, Dadar&Nagar Haveli, Goa, Gujarath, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu&Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Pondichery, Rajasthan, Sikkim Telengana, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Khand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

30.    December-26- Monday / SHAHEED UDHAM SINGH’S BIRTHDAY  /Haryana

The Following is a List of Restricted /Optional Holidays in India for the year 2016:-

Month-Date-Day /Holiday /States:

1.    January-1-Friday/ NEW YEAR’S DAY  /Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Pondichery,Sikkim, Tamil Nadu

2.    January-14-Thursday/ MAKARA SANKARANTI /Andaman&Nicobar,Arunachal Pradesh, Assam,Gujarath, Sikkim

3.    January-15-Friday /PONGAL /Andaman&Nicobar,Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Pondichery, Tamil Nadu

4.    January-16-Saturday /GURU GOVIND SINGH’S BIRTHDAY  /Punjab

5.    February -12-Friday/ BASANT PANCHAMI  –Sri Panchami /Haryana, Orissa, West Bengal

6.    February-19-Friday/ CHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ JAYANTHI  / Maharashtra

7.    February-22-Monday / GURU RAVIDAS JAYANTHI  /Chandigarh, Chattishgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab

8.    March-4-Friday /MAHARISHI DAYANAND SARASWATHI JAYANTHI  /Haryana

9.    March-7-Monday/ MAHA SHIVA RATHIRI / Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu&Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashrtrt, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa,Telengana, Uttarkhand, Uttar Pradesh

10.    March-23-Wednesday / DOLJATRA-HOLIKA DAHAN  /Assam, Meghalay, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

11.    March-27-Sunday /EASTER SUNDAY

12.    April-8-Friday / GUDI PADVA- UGADI-CHETTI CHAND /Andhra Pradesh,     Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telengana,Uttar Pradesh

13.    April-13-Wednesday / VAISAKI -VISHU

14.    April -14-Thursday / BENGALI NEW YEAR VAISAKH-MASADI / Tripura, West Bengal

15.    April -21- Thursday / HAZRAT ALI;S BIRTHDAY  /Uttar Pradesh

16.    May -8-Sunday / GURU RABINDRANATH’S BIRTHDAY  / West Bengal

17.    July-1-Friday / JUMAT-UL-WIDA  /Jammu&Kashmir

18.    July-6-Wednesday/RATH YATRA

19.    August-17-Wednesday / PARSI NEW YEAR-SHAHENSHAHI / Gujarat, Maharashtra

20.    August-18-Thursday / RAKSHA BANDHAN  /Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh

21.    September-5-Monday/ GANESH CHATURTHI  – Vinayaka Chaturthi/Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat,Maharashtra, Mizoram, Orissa, Pondichery,Telengana, Tamil Nadu

22.    September-14-Wednesday/ONAM

23.    October-8-Saturday/DUSSEHRA -MAHA SAPTAMI / Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal/ADDITIONAL

24.    October-9-Sunday/ DUSSEHRA -MAHA ASHTAMI /Andhra Pradesh, Assam,Meghlaya/ADDITIONAL

25.    October-10-Monday /DUSSEHRA-MAHA NAVAMI / Bihar, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Khand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

26.    October-16-Sunday/MAHARISHI VALMIKI’S BIRTHDAY  /Chandigarh, Haryana, Karnataka, Punjab

27.    October-19-Wednesday/ KARAKA CHATURTHI  – KARVA CHAUTH / Bihar, Chattishgarh, Jharkhand,Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab

28.    October-29-Saturday/ DEEPAVALI -SOUTH INDIA  – NARAKA CHATURDASI

29.    October-31-Monday- BALIPADYAMI DIWALI-GOVARDHAN PUJA-VISHVAKARMA DAY /Gujarath, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh
30.    November-1-Tuesday /Bhai Bij/Gujarath

31.    November-6-Sunday/ PRATIHAR SASHTHI -SURYA SASHTHI-CHHAT PUJA/ Bihar

32.    Novembe-24-Thursday/ GURU TEGH BAHADUR;S MARTYRDOM DAY/Punjab

33.    December-24-Saturday/CHRISTMAS EVE

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