Holidays List 2018

By: Makemymoney

Holidays List 2018 for Public, Private and Other Sectors

2018 has already begun and you must be looking out for the list of holidays for planning your holidays according to it. The holidays list 2018 for public, private and other different state holiday list is available now. India is a country of 29 states and 7 union territories where the different type of religious followers like Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Christians, Sikhs, Jain and others lives together with vast cultural heritage. There are 3 national predefined holidays in India. All 3 are declared a national holiday for all public, private and other sectors. So here is the holidays list 2018 mentioned below. 

Public Holidays and Festivals in India 2018

1 Republic Day 26 January Friday
2 Independence Day 15 August Wednesday
3 Gandhi Jayanti/ Birthday 2 October Tuesday

Central Government Holidays or Gazette Holiday calendar 2018

Other than this there are various festivals and cultural activities happen throughout the year and vary from state to state.  There is fix number of Gazette Holidays, where Union Territory or state get 2 or 3 more additional holidays. The Central Government Employees welfare coordination committee responsible for organizing holiday list. 


S.No Month, Date Day Occasion
1 January 26 Friday Republic Day
2 February 14 Wednesday Maha Shivaratri
3 March 2 Friday Holi
4 March 29 Thursday Mahavir Jayanti
5 March 30 Friday Good Friday
6 April 30 Monday Buddha Purnima
7 June 16 Saturday Ramazan/ Idu’l Fitr
8 August 15 Wednesday Independence Day
9 August 22 Wednesday Id-ul-Zuha/ Bakr Id
10 September 03 Monday Janmashtami
11 September 21 Friday Muharram
12 October 02 Tuesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti/Birthday
13 October 19 Friday Dussehra
14 November 07 Wednesday Diwali
15 November 21 Wednesday Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad
16 November 23 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti
17 December 25 Tuesday Christmas Day

Optional Holidays or Restricted holiday Calendar for 2018

There are various other holidays varies from state to state. Not all declared holidays are national holidays. Depending on its popularity in based regions both public and private sector declares holidays on those days. The below mention holidays list 2018 is neither gazette nor national holidays. Both private and public sector companies can impose the list according to their official standards.


S.No Month’Date Day Occasion
1 January 01 Monday New Year Day
2 January 14 Sunday Makar Sankranti/Pongal
3 January 22 Monday Basant Panchami/ Sri Panchami
4 January 31 Wednesday Guru Ravidas’s Birthday
5 February 10 Saturday Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti
6 February 19 Monday Shivaji Jayanti
7 March 01 Thursday Holika Dahan/ Dol Yatra
8 March 18 Sunday Chaitra Sukladi/ Gudi Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand
9 March 25 Sunday Ram Navami
10 April 01 Sunday Easter Sunday / Hazrat Ali’s Birthday
11 April 14 Saturday Vaisakhi/  Vishu/ Meshadi
12 April 15 Sunday Pahela Vaisakh ( Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam)
13 May 09 Saturday Rabindra Jayanti
14 June 15 Sunday Jamat-Ul-Vida
15 July 14 Wednesday Rath Yatra
16 August 17 Friday Parsi New Year Day/ Nauraj
17 August 25 Saturday Onam or Thiru Onam Day
18 August 26 Friday Raksha Bandhan
19 August 15 Saturday Janmashtami
20 September 13 Sunday Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh Chaturthi
21 October 16 Tuesday Maha Saptami (Dussehra)
22 October 17 Thursday Maha Ashtami (Dussehra)
23 October 18 Tuesday Maha Navmi (Dussehra)
24 October 24 Wednesday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
25 October 27 Saturday Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)
26 November 06 Tuesday Deepavali (South India)/ Narak Chaturdasi/ Kali Puja
27 November 08 Thursday Govardhan Puja
28 November 09 Friday Bhai Duj
29 November 13 Tuesday Pratihar Sashthi/ Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja)
30 November  24 Saturday Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day
31 December 24 Monday Christmas Eve


Sundays are declared as the weekend holiday in India so it will not be counted as the extra holiday if any mentioned holiday coincides with it.  Find Below the list of holidays 2018 for private, public and other sectors in India. The above mentioned is a list of holidays 2018 for Government, Private and in different States.



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