2019 Punjab National and Regional Public Holidays

January 26 Republic Day
February 10 Vasant Panchami
February 19 Guru Ravidas Birthday
March 04 Maha Shivratri
March 21 Holi
March 23 Shahidi Divas S. Bhagat Singh Ji
April 01 Bank Holiday
April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
April 14 Vaisakhi
April 14 Ram Navami
April 17 Mahavir Jayanti
April 19 Good Friday
May 01 May Day
May 07 Parashurama Jayanti
May 24 Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day
June 05 Idul Fitr
June 17 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti
July 31 Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh
August 12 Idul Juha
August 15 Independence Day
August 23 Janmashtami
August 31 Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
September 07 Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji
September 12 Saragarhi Day
September 28 Birthday of S. Bhagat Singh Ji
September 29 Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati
October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday
October 08 Dussehra
October 13 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday
October 27 Deewali
October 28 Vishvakarma Day
November 11 Guru Nanak Birthday
November 24 Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
December 25 Christmas Day


Only the secular holidays of Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday are observed nationally.

Public Holidays in India tend to be observed on a strictly regional basis. The above dates correspond to the holidays of the Indian government, when government offices will be closed throughout the country. In addition, there are many festivals and fairs that are also observed in some states as holidays, the dates of which vary from year to year.

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are the latest known dates.

Although not government official holidays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are observed nationally.

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