Public Holidays in India
April is the beginning of spring and a fun month. What can be done during the April 2023 holidays? Well, you can spend these holidays relaxing at home with family or going on an adventure with friends. You can also take a solo trip to famous locations and experience a solo adventure.
We have the updated list of holidays in April for you, where you can find the days and dates the holidays will fall and plan your days accordingly. Also, these lists help you to know when your children will be free from school to plan a trip to relatives or an outdoor location.
List of Holidays in April 2023 (Updated)
|Date and Day||Holiday on the Occasion of||Region of Celebration|
|4 April 2023, Tuesday||Birth of Lord Mahavir (Mahavir Jayanti)||All India|
|5 April 2023, Wednesday||Jagjivan Ram Jayanti||Mostly in Andhra Pradesh|
|7 April, Friday||Good Friday||All India|
|9 April 2023, Sunday||Sunday Easter||All India|
|13 April 2023, Thursday||Bohag Bihu||Region of Assam|
|14 April 2023, Friday||Vaishakhi/ Dr Ambedkar Jayanti||All India|
|22 April 2023, Saturday||Ed-al Fitr||All India|
|23 April 2023, Sunday||Basava Jayanti||South India and Maharashtra|
Detailed Description of Holidays in April 2023
#1 Mahavir Jayanti
The last and twenty-fourth Tirthankara of Jains, Lord Mahavir blessed the world and followers of Jainism with his birth. He is the epitome of perseverance, penance, and chastity. No one became parallel to him except Lord Buddha, who, according to many historians, was his contemporary.
A large gathering with a celebration in Parasnath temple is held on Mahavir Jayanti. People pray and fast to commemorate his birthday, and hence, a day in the list of holidays in April.
#2 Jagjivan Ram Jayanti
Babu Jagjivan Ram was a prominent figure in the freedom struggle of Bihar. Later, he became India’s labor Minister in 1946 in the interim government. He belonged to an untouchable caste of Bihar called ‘Chamar’ but led the people with his dedication and contribution to the freedom struggle.
#3 Good Friday
The day of Jesus’s crucifixion in Calvary marks this day. In different places, it is known by different names like Holy Friday, Black Friday, and Great Friday. This day is special for Catholics and Christians. People visit Churches to light candles and remember Jesus for his sacrifice for the welfare of humanity.
#4 Sunday Easter
It is the day of the resurrection of Jesus, three days after his crucifixion. People pay exceptional service to churches, offer flowers and candles in the Church, and ring Church bells. People give each other chocolates, bunnies, and cakes. This day in most western countries is celebrated as Easter lunch with family and friends. It is essential in the list of holidays in April, especially for Christians.
#5 Bohag Bihu
It marks harvest time, so people celebrate their good harvest through this festival. People in Assam wake up early, bathe with turmeric and urad dal paste, wear new clothes, and have a light breakfast of rice, curd, and Jaggery. If you are an Assamese, mark this day in your calendar in the group of holidays in April 2023.
#6 Vaishakhi/ Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
The new year in Punjab is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Vaishakhi celebrates the good harvest in the regions of Punjab and Haryana by the farmers. The holidays in April are more or less on the occasion of the birthdays of legends. The birthday of Ambedkar Jayanti is a public holiday in many parts of the country. Dr. Ambedkar is a prominent figure and the drafter of our Constitution.
#7 Ed al-Fitr
An important festival in the Islamic community, the ED al-Fitr celebrates the end of Ramadan, the holy month in Islam. Muslims must mark this day as necessary in their calendar among many holidays in April. It is an important month for the followers of Islam as after fasting for one month, they rejoice in the completion of the holy fasting.
#8 Basava Jayanti
The lingayat community of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh celebrate Basava Jayanti. It marked the birth anniversary of saint Basavanna in the 12th century. Several programs occur during the week-long celebration among the community’s people with great joy and enthusiasm.