Holidays List for Central State Government Employees in 2018
Holidays! Who doesn’t like them? We have a tendency of checking the list of holidays at the beginning of every calendar year. Why so? That’s because we usually plan on vacations based on them. What could be better than being able to squeeze in a day or to extra into the tour plan. This is why we have decided to come up with this article that will give you the list of all holidays for the calendar year 2018.
It is going to be a long article because we will separately list all holidays for Central and State Governments. To begin with, we will look at the Centre approved holidays at first. We will also look at the conditions laid down by the government for such holidays. Though the article will be long, we hope you will be enjoying it because it is all about holidays!
Central And State Government Holidays List for 2018
|Holiday List in January 2018|
|05||Friday||Guru Gobind Sing Jayanti|
|12||Friday||Swami Vivekananda Jayanti|
|14||Sunday||Pongal, Makar Sankranti|
|23||Tuesday||Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti|
|31||Wednesday||Guru Ravidas Jayanti|
|Holiday List in February 2018|
|10||Saturday||Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti|
|Holiday List in March 2018|
|01||Thusday||Choti Holi, Holika Dahan, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti|
|18||Sunday||Gudi Padwa, Ugadi|
|29||Thursday||Mahavir Swami Jayanti|
|30||Friday||Hazarat Ali’s Birthday|
|Holiday List in April 2018|
|11||Wednesday||Shri Vallabhacharya Jyanti|
|14||Saturday||Bengali New Year, Tamil New Year, Vaisakhi,
|20||Friday||Shankaraharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti|
|Holiday List in May 2018|
|07||Monday||Rabindranath Tagor Jayanti|
|Holiday List in June 2018|
|08||Friday||Jamat Ul Vida|
|15||Friday||Eid Ul-Fitar, Ramadan, Raja Sankrati|
|16||Saturday||Maharana Pratap Jayanti|
|21||Thursday||Longest Day of the Year|
|28||Thursday||Kabir Das Jayanti|
|Holiday List in July 2018|
|Holiday List in August 2018|
|15||Wednesday||Independence Day, Onam|
|17||Friday||Tulsi das jayanti, parsi new year|
|21 or 22||Tuesday or Wednesday||Eid al-Adha, Bakrid|
|Holiday List in September 2018|
|11 or 12||Tuesday or Wednesday||Al-Hijra, Islamic New Year|
|28||Friday||Bhagat singh Jayanti|
|Holiday List in October 2018|
|10||Wednesday||Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti, Navaratri Prarambh|
|18||Thursday||Maha Navmi, Navami of Durga Puja, Madhvacharva Jayanti|
|24||Wednesday||Lakshmi Puja, Valmiki Jayanti, meerabai Jayanti|
|31||Wednesday||Sardar Vallabbhai Patel Jayanti|
|Holiday List in November 2018|
|07||Wednesday||Deepawali, Kali Puja|
|08||Thursday||Vikram Samvat New Year, Vishwakarma Day, Annkoot, Govardhan Puja|
|14||Tuesday||Nehru Jayanti, Children’s Day, Chhath Puja|
|20||Tuesday||Id-e-Milad, Milad an-NAbi|
|23||Friday||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|Holiday List in December 2018|
|21||Friday||Shortest Day of the Year|
Important conditions for the list of holidays mentioned above
Now that we have the list of holidays for Central Government, here are the conditions that have been laid down by the Central Government:
- If a holiday falls on a weekend, no substitute will be granted.
- If a holiday falls on a non-working day (not weekend), no substitute will be granted.
- Dates for Muslim holidays may change depending on moon sighting.
- If Muslim holidays change on a very short notice, notifications will be given through A.I.R, TV or P.I.B. or newspaper. Under such circumstances, Central Government Offices and Department Heads need not wait for any formal order.
- There are states where Diwali is celebrated a day ahead of the actual Diwali Day. It is known as Narakachaturdasi Day. In such states, Narakachaturdasi Day should be the official Diwali Day. Next day, i.e. the actual Diwali Day should be a working day.
- List of holidays for Union Territories should be decided by their respective administrations but in accordance with instructions issued by Home Affairs Ministry.
Bank Holidays for Year 2018
Apart from National Holidays as observed by Central Government, banks remain closed on the public holidays celebrated by different States and Union Territories of India. This means that the banks in different States and Union Territories of India enjoy different regional holidays as mentioned in the list above (State Government Holidays).
Apart from these regional and national holidays, there are other holidays for banks. These are known as “Bank Holiday”. Here is the quick list of those holidays:
|April 01||Saturday||Bank Holiday (all banks)||Accounts Closing (Annual)|
|September 30||Saturday||Bank Holiday (all banks)||Accounts Closing (Mid-Year)|
That’s the entire list of holidays for 2018 in India for Centre, States (and Union Territories) and Banks. We do not guarantee that the information in this article is accurate. There may be human errors. In case you spot some error, feel free to drop us a message through the comments section and we will fix the same after validating with authentic sources.