Central Government Holidays List 2024 PDF Download

Central Government Holidays List 2024:  India observes a long list of public holidays, also known as Government Holidays throughout the year. It consists of different cultural, nationalistic and religious observances legislated in India at union or state levels. Check the complete Central Government Holiday List 2024 below.

central govt holidays list 2024

Central Government Holidays List 2024

The Central Government has released a list of holidays for the upcoming year. This list is a blend of national and international celebrations, religious festivals, historical events and other regional observances.

As per the Office Memorandum of July 3, 2023, all the Central Government Administrative Offices located in Delhi/New Delhi in 2024 will observe around 17 gazetted holidays. Other than this, there will be a few restricted holidays as well.

You can prepare your calendar and also plan your weekend with the help of the below tables of gazetted and restricted holidays.

Central Govt Holiday List of 2024 

A holiday that has been formally declared by the government and published in the official gazette is known as a gazetted holiday. This indicates that the government and other public institutions across the nation recognise and honour it as a national holiday.

Date Holiday Day
Jan 26 Republic Day Friday
March 25 Holi Monday
March 29 Good Friday Friday
April 9 or 10 Eid-ul-Fitr Tuesday or Wednesday
April 17 Ram Navami Wednesday
April 21 Mahavir Jayanti Sunday
May 23 Buddha Purnima Thursday
June 16 or 17 Eid-ul-Adha Sunday or Monday
July 17 Muharram Wednesday
August 15 Independence Day Thursday
August 26 Janmashtami Monday
September 15 or 16 Id-E-Milad Sunday or Monday
October 02 Gandhi Jayanti Wednesday
October 12 Dussehra Saturday
October 31 Diwali Thursday
November 11 Guru Nanak Jayanti Friday
December 25 Christmas Wednesday

List of Optional Holidays in 2024

Restricted holidays, which are sometimes called Optional Holidays, are extra days that employers give their staff members in addition to mandatory vacations like company, regional, and national holidays.

Date Holidays Day
January 15 Makar Sankranti Monday
Jan 15 to Jan 18 Pongal Monday to Thursday
Feb 14 Sri Panchami/Vasant Panchami Wednesday
March 8 Maha Shivaratri Friday
March 20 Nowruz Wednesday
March 25 Holi Monday
April 9 Ugadi/ Chaitra Sukladi/ Cheti Chand/ Gudi Padwa Tuesday
April 13 Vaishakhi/Vaisakhadi Saturday
April 14 Vishu/Bohag Bihu/ Mesadi Sunday
April 17 Ram Navami Wednesday
July 8 Rath Yatra Monday
August 26 Janmashtami Monday
September 9 Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi Saturday
Sep 5 to Sep 17 Onam Thursday to Tuesday
October 3 to October 12 Shardiya Navratri Thursday to Saturday
October 12 Dussehra Saturday
October 20 or October 21 Karwa Chauth Sunday or Monday
Nov 7 to Nov 11 Chhath Puja Thursday to Sunday

List of All Gazetted & Restricted Holidays in 2024

Holiday Date Day
New Year’s Day Jan 1 Monday
Makar Sankranti Jan 15 Monday
Bihu Magh Jan 13 & Jan 14 Saturday & Sunday
Pongal Jan 15 to Jan 18 Monday to Thursday
Basant Panchami Feb 14 Wednesday
Sri Panchami Feb 14 Wednesday
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday Jan 23 or Jan 24 Tuesday & Wednesday
Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday Feb 24 Saturday
Birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati Mar 5 Tuesday
Maha Shivratri Mar 8 Friday
Shivaji Jayanti Feb 19 Monday
Holika dahan Mar 25 Monday
Dolyatra Mar 25 Monday
Chaitra Sukladi April 9 Tuesday
Cheti Chand April 9 Tuesday
Ugadi April 9 Tuesday
Padwa April 9 Tuesday
Gudi April 9 Tuesday
Easter Sunday Mar 31 Sunday
Vaisakhi April 13 Saturday
Vishu April 13 Saturday
Mesadi April 13 Saturday
Vaisakhadi (Bengal) April 13 Saturday
Bahag Bihu (Assam) April 14 Sunday
Jamat-Ul-Vida April 4 & April 5 Thursday & Friday
Birthday of Guru Rabindranath Tagore May 8 Wednesday
Rath Yatra July 8 Monday
Parsi New Year’s day Aug 15 Thursday
Nauraj Aug 15 Thursday
Vinayaka Chaturthi Sep 7 Saturday
Onam or Thiru Onam Day Sep 5 to Sep 17 Thursday & Tuesday
Raksha Bandhan Aug 19 Monday
Janmashtami (Smarta) Aug 26 Monday
Ganesh Chaturthi Sep 7 Saturday
Dussehra (Saptami) October 10 Saturday
Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) October 11 Friday
Dussehra (Mahanavami) October 12 Saturday
Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday Oct 17 Thursday
Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) Oct 20 Sunday
Naraka Chaturdashi Oct 31 Thursday
Govardhan Puja Nov 2 Saturday
Bhai Dooj Nov 3 Sunday
Pratihar Shashthi (Chhat Puja) Nov 7 Thursday
Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day Nov 24 Sunday
Christmas Eve Dec 24 Tuesday
Christmas Dec 25 Wednesday

There are just three national holidays in India Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (15 August), and Gandhi Jayanti (2 October) despite the country’s vast cultural heritage.In major regions of India, along with other state holidays, over thirty great festivals are observed. States have regional celebrations based on the language and religious populations that predominate there.