The new year is back with a bang, and we cannot wait to share the list of holidays with you. New beginnings, new vibes, and new everything are what the new year brings for us. Here, we will go through the list of public holidays in 2023. Start planning your trips in the year started! Dates might be modified (until the official announcements). Some are restricted to specific states, while others are nationwide.
List of Public Holidays in 2023
Detailed Description of Public Holidays in 2023
The following table shows the list of public holidays in 2023.
|Date and Day||Public holidays in 2023||Holiday type|
|1st Jan, Sunday||New Year’s Day||Nationwide|
|4th Jan, Wednesday||Gaan-Ngai||Restricted|
|11th Jan, Wednesday||Missionary Day||Restricted|
|12th Jan, Thursday||Swami Vivekanand Jayanti||Restricted|
|14 Jan, Saturday||Makar Sankranti||Restricted|
|15 Jan, Sunday||Pongal||Restricted|
|23rd Jan, Monday||Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti||Restricted|
|26th Jan, Thursday||Republic Day||Nationwide|
|5th Feb, Sunday||Hazrat Ali Jayanti||Restricted|
|5th Feb, Sunday||Guru Ravidas Jayanti||Restricted|
|18th Feb, Saturday||Maha Shivaratri||Restricted|
|7th March, Tuesday||Holi (Dehaant)||Restricted|
|8th March, Wednesday||Holi||Nationwide|
|22nd March, Wednesday||Gudi Padwa||Restricted|
|30th March, Thursday||Ram Navami||Restricted|
|4th April, Tuesday||Mahavir Jayanti||Restricted|
|7th April, Friday||Good Friday||Restricted|
|8th April, Saturday||Easter Saturday||Restricted|
|9th April, Sunday||Easter Sunday||Restricted|
|14th April, Friday||Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti||Restricted|
|14th April, Friday||Vaisakhi||Restricted|
|22nd April, Saturday||Idul Fitr||Nationwide|
|5th May, Friday||Buddha Purnima||Restricted|
|23rd May, Tuesday||Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Martyrdom Day||Restricted|
|29th June, Thursday||Bakrid||Restricted|
|5th July, Wednesday||Guru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday||Restricted|
|29th July, Saturday||Muharram||Restricted|
|15th August, Tuesday||Independence Day||Nationwide|
|30th August, Thursday||Raksha Bandhan||Restricted|
|6th September, Wednesday||Janmashtami||Restricted|
|19th September, Tuesday||Ganesh Chaturthi||Restricted|
|28th Sept, Thursday||Eid E Milad||Restricted|
|2nd Oct, Monday||Gandhi Jayanti||Nationwide|
|21st Oct, Saturday||Maha Saptmi||Restricted|
|22nd Oct, Sunday||Maha Ashtmi||Restricted|
|23rd Oct, Monday||Maha Navmi||Restricted|
|24th Oct, Tuesday||Vijay Dashmi||Nationwide|
|12th Nov, Sunday||Diwali||Nationwide|
|13th Nov, Monday||Diwali Holiday||Nationwide|
|15th Nov, Wednesday||Bhai Dooj||Restricted|
|19th Nov, Sunday||Chhath Puja||Restricted|
|27th Nov, Monday||Guru Nanak Jayanti||Nationwide|
|17th Dec, Sunday||Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji’s Martyrdom Day||Restricted|
|25th Dec, Monday||Christmas Day||Nationwide|
Major Holidays in 2023
- There are some major public holidays nationwide in 2023. These include the major festivals and the national holidays of remembrance.
We observe three national holidays in India- republic day, independence day, and Gandhi Jayanti.
- Republic day- This day remarks the official establishment of the Indian constitution. It is celebrated on January 26 and is declared a national public holiday. There are celebrations on the remembrance of Indian soldiers, freedom fighters, and cultural values of India. One may see the famous republic day parade at India gate!
- Independence Day- This day commemorates the freedom of India and is on August 15. It is when the country celebrated its freedom and got free from British rule. People fly kites and celebrate nationalism all over the country.
- Gandhi Jayanti- Also called the Bapu of India, Mahatma Gandhi was an influential figure in the fight for independence. This day is dedicated to his service and is on October 2. It is usual to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
India is known for its festivals, cultural values, and diversity. Some major festivals are celebrated in India and recognized as public holidays nationwide.
- Holi- The festival of colors, Holi is celebrated nationwide and recognized as one of the most fun festivals. People play with water and colors and celebrate the uniqueness of each other! Although a Hindu festival, Holi is enjoyed by almost every religion. It’s majorly about fun culture rather than the root values.
- Diwali- Did you see India light up every October- November? That’s the magic of Diwali. The festival of lights is yet another Hindu festival that people love celebrating. Diwali is all about eating, dancing, and having fun.
- Christmas – The birth of Jesus is celebrated nationwide in India. People party, enjoy, and jam on the day of Christmas. Although a Christian festival, Christmas is celebrated nationwide.
- New Year’s Day- All celebrate the new beginnings of the year! January 1 is recognized as a national holiday when people can spend their precious time with loved ones.
These dates may differ until the official government announcements. Plan your trips, and remember the long weekend holidays!