Holidays List in India 2023
The classification of holidays in India for 2023 includes Gazetted, Restricted, and Observance categories. The country has several laws that regulate the scheduling of these holidays throughout the year to cater to its vast population. The 2023 List of Gazetted and Restricted Holidays in India comprises different types of public holidays.
Whether optional or common holidays from the List of Gazetted and Restricted Holidays of India 2023 are granted to employees is at the discretion of the company or business. The list is based on a circular issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions.
Displayed below are the Central Government Gazetted Holidays of 2023, organized by month and containing the corresponding dates and weekday designations.
List of Gazetted Holidays 2023 in Central Govt
The following comprises a listing of the 2023 Central Government Gazetted Holidays, organized according to the month of their occurrence. Republic Day, scheduled to occur on Thursday the 26th, will fall in January. Holi will take place on Wednesday, March 8th, and Ram Navami on Thursday, the 30th.
Both Mahavir Jayanti and Good Friday will coincide within the same week, on Tuesday the 4th, and Friday the 7th of April, respectively. Id-ul-Fitr will fall on Saturday, the 22nd of that same month. The celebration of Buddha Purnima has a fixed date of May 5th.
June will mark the observance of Bakrid/Id-ul-Zuha on Thursday, the 29th, while Muharram takes place on July 29th. August is host to Independence Day, falling on Tuesday the 15th; September has Janmashtami (Vaishnva) on Thursday, the 7th and Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) set for Thursday, the 28th of that same month.
In October, Dussehra is on Tuesday, the 24th; and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday falls on Monday, the 2nd. Celebrated during November will be Diwali and Guru Nanak’s Birthday on Sunday, the 12th and Monday, the 27th respectively, while December closes out with Christmas Day on Monday, the 25th.
List of Restricted Holidays 2023 in Central Govt
Here is a list of Central Government Restricted Holidays for 2023 sorted by month. January has New Year’s Day on Sunday, the 1st, as well as Makar Sankranti/Magha Bihu and Pongal on Saturday, the 14th, and Sunday, the 15th, respectively. Also, Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami falls on January 26th.
February sees Hazarat Ali’s Birthday and Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday on Sunday, the 5th. March includes Swami Dayananda Saraswati’s Birthday on Wednesday, the 15th, along with Maha Shivratri and Shiva ji Jayanti on Saturday, the 18th, and Sunday, the 19th, correspondingly.
Holika Dahan/Dolyatra is scheduled for Tuesday, the 7th of March. Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand will be celebrated on Wednesday, the 22nd of March. Easter Sunday is set for Sunday, the 9th of April, while Vaisakhi/Vishu/Meshadi falls on Saturday, April 1st.
Excluding July, The Central Government has prescribed restricted holidays for every month in 2023 – April has Easter Sunday on April 9th, Vaisakhi, Vishu, and Meshadi on April 14th, Vaisakhadi in Bengal and Bahag Bihu in Assam on April 15th, as well as Jamat-Ul-Vida on April 21st.
Guru Rabindranath Tagore’s Birthday is on May 9th. Rath Yatra is on June 20th. Parsi New Year’s day or Nauraj comes up on August 16th, while Vinayaka Chaturthi falls on August 20th. Onam or Thiru Onam Day is observed on August 29th, while Raksha Bandhan falls on August 30th.
Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi come up on September 6th and September 19th respectively. Dussehra is sectioned into three parts in October with Saptami on October 21st, Mahashtami on October 22nd and Mahanavmi on October 23rd. Lastly, Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday is celebrated on October 28th.
November 1st marks the observation of Karaka Chaturthi, also known as Karwa Chouth. Naraka Chaturdashi follows on November 12th, Govardhan Puja on November 13th, and Bhai Duj on November 15th. Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja) is celebrated on November 19th while Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day falls on November 24th. The holiday season ends with Christmas Eve on December 24th.