Holiday List of all State and Union Territories

The central and state governments notify a holiday list in their official gazette at the beginning of every year. The central and State governments declare holidays for their employees; likewise, private sector companies are liable to follow the Negotiable Instrument Act, Industrial Establishment Act, and Shops & Establishment Act to declare a certain number of holidays yearly for their workforce.

Type of Holiday

National Holidays: The central government determines holidays that apply nationwide, such as Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15), and Gandhi Jayanti (October 2).

State Government Holidays: Each state government has the authority to declare holidays specific to that state. These holidays may include regional festivals, cultural events, and critical historical occasions significant to the state's population.

Local Holidays: In addition to central and state government holidays, district administrations or municipal authorities may declare local holidays. These holidays are often specific to the locality and may honor local events, leaders, or customs.

Public / Gazetted Holidays: These are regulated by various acts and rules at the central and state levels. For example, the Negotiable Instruments Act of 1881 provides a list of public holidays applicable to banks and financial institutions. Similarly, each state may have its legislation or rules governing public holidays for shops, establishments, and government offices.

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