Central Govt Gazetted, Restricted and National Holiday List 2023
The Central Government Office Gazetted Holiday List 2023 PDF is a comprehensive guide to the official days of rest and celebration for the upcoming year. This list includes both national, gazetted, restricted and regional holidays, and provides detailed descriptions of each holiday and its associated observances. Examples of holidays included in this list are Republic Day, Independence Day, and Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. Additionally, this list also includes restricted holidays, which are days of remembrance that are observed in certain regions or states. This list is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to plan their upcoming year and ensure they don’t miss out on any important celebrations.
Central Government Employees are enjoying a lot of holidays and leave every year compared to private companies employees!
|National Holidays||3 Days|
|Gazetted Holidays||14 Days|
|Restricted Holidays||2 Days|
Holidays to be observed at Central Government Offices during the year 2023
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment (JCA) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 16 June 2022
Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2023- reg.
It has been decided that the holidays, as specified in Annexure-I to this O.M., will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located in Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2023. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays specified in Annexure – II.
2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays, to be chosen out of the 12 optional holidays indicated below at para 3.1:
1. REPUBLIC DAY
2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
4. BUDDHA PURNIMA
5. CHRISTMAS DAY
6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
8. GOOD FRIDAY
9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
10. IDU’L FITR
11. IDU’L ZUHA
12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI
14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)
3.1. For offices located in New Delhi/Delhi, three holidays are selected by the D/o Personnel & Training and for the offices located outside Delhi/New Delhi three holidays are to be chosen by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with Coordination Committees at other places in the State, from the list indicated below. The final list, applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices within the concerned State, shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarified that no change is permissible in the festivals and dates, as indicated at Annexure -I and Annexure-II baring a few exceptions indicated at para 5.1 and 5.2 hereinafter. The 12 optional holidays are as follows:
1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
4. RAM NAVAMI
5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
7. MAKAR SANKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA / 1ST NAVRATRA / NAORAZ / CHHATH POOJA / KARVA CHAUTH.
3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays, initially declared, subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.
4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended as annexure-II to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance. However, the 9 occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are also to be included in the list of restricted holidays.
5.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idul Fitr, Idul Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, after ascertaining the position from the Govt, of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).
5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Id-ul-Fitr, Id-ul-Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.
5.3 It may happen that the change of date in respect of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.I.B/T.V./A.I.R./ Newspapers and the Heads of Department / Offices of the Central Government may take action according to such an announcement, without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.
6. During 2023, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, November 12, 2023 (Kartika 21). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) in the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government.
7. Central Government Organisations which include industrial, commercial and trading establishments would observe upto 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays viz. Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, as compulsory holidays. The remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments/organisations themselves for the year 2023, subject to para 3.2 above.
8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of Instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
9. In respect of Indian Missions abroad, the number of holidays may be notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Departments O.M. No. 12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December, 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 14 (Fourteen) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Id-ul-Fitr, Muharram and Diwali included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on days of weekly off.
10. In respect of Banks, the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.
11. Hindi version will follow.
Deputy Secretary to the Govt, of India
- Every year in June, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) under the Central Government will release a new list of holidays to be observed next year for offices in Delhi or New Delhi. Check here is a list of holidays and optional holidays published in the Federal Gazette for 2023.
List of Public Holidays India 2023
- 26 January 2023 – Thursday – Republic Day
- 18 February 2023 – Saturday – Maha Shivaratri
- 8 March 2023 – Wednesday – Holi
- 4 April 2023 – Tuesday – Mahavir Jayanti
- 7 April 2023 – Friday – Good Friday
- 22 April 2023 – Saturday – Idul-Fitr
- 5 May 2023 – Friday – Buddha Purnima
- 29 June 2023 – Thursday – Bakrid / Eid al Adha
- 29 July 2023 – Saturday – Muharram
- 15 August 2023 – Tuesday – Independence Day
- 7 September 2023 – Thursday – Janmashtami
- 28 September 2023 – Thursday – Milad-un-Nabi
- 2 October 2023 – Monday – Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
- 24 October 2023 – Tuesday – Dussehra
- 12 November 2023 – Sunday – Diwali
- 27 November 2023 – Monday – Guru Nanak Jayanti
- 25 December 2023 – Monday – Christmas Day
- Republic Day
- Independence Day
- Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
- Buddha Purnima
- Christmas Day
- Dussehra (Vijay Dashmi)
- Diwali (Deepavali)
- Good Friday
- Guru Nanak’s Birthday
- Idu’l Fitr
- Idu’l Zuha
- Mahavir Jayanti
- Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday (Id-e-milad)
- The New List of Gazetted Holidays 2023 in Central Government PDF Download.
Central Govt General Holidays in India 2023
- An Additional Day For Dussehra
- Janmashtami (Vaishnavi)
- Rama Navami
- Maha Shivratri
- Ganesh Chaturthi, Vinayak Chaturthi
- Makar Sankranti
- Rath Yatra
- Sri Panchami, Basant Panchami
- Vishu, Baisakhi, Vaisakhadi, Bohag Bihu, Mashadi Ugadi, Chaitra Sukladi, Cheti Chand, Gudi Padwa, 1st Navratra, Naoraz, Chhath Pooja, Karva Chauth.
- The Latest list of January Month and Festival Celebration holiday are given below for your Information.
Central Govt Holidays in January 2023
- 01.01.2023 – Sunday – New Year’s Day
- 26.01.2023 – Thursday – Republic Day
Saturday Bank Holidays in Jan month 2023
- 14.01.2023 – Saturday – Second Saturday – 2023
- 28.01.2023 – Saturday – Fourth Saturday – 2023
Sunday Holidays in Jan Month 2023
- 01.01.2023 – Sunday Holiday
- 08.01.2023 – Sunday Holiday
- 15.01.2023 – Sunday Holiday
- 22.01.2023 – Sunday Holiday
- 29.01.2023 – Sunday Holiday
Note: DoPT (Department of Personnel and Training) will publish in the second week of June 2023 a list of gazetted and prohibited holidays to be observed by 2023. We will update the page as per the office order!)
Central Govt Holiday Calendar 2023
|2023 January Calendar with Holidays|
- 01 January 2023 (Sunday): New Year’s Day
- 14 January 2023 (Saturday): Makar Sankranti, Magha Bihu
- 15 January 2023 (Sunday): Pongal
- 26 January 2023 (Thursday): Basant Panchami, Sri Panchami
- 26 January 2023 (Thursday): Republic Day
|2023 February Calendar with Holidays|
- 05 February 2023 (Sunday): Hazarat Au’s Birthday, Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday
- 15 February 2023 (Wednesday): Birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati
- 18 February 2023 (Saturday): Maha Shivratri
- 19 February 2023 (Sunday): Shivaji Jayanti
|2023 March Calendar with Holidays|
- 08 March 2023 (Wednesday): Holi
- 30 March 2023 (Thursday): Ram Navami
- 07 March 2023 (Tuesday): Holika dahan, Dolyatra
- 22 March 2023 (Wednesday): Chaitra Sukiadi, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Cheti Chand
|2023 April Calendar with Holidays|
- 04 April 2023 (Tuesday): Mahavir Jayanti
- 07 April 2023 (Friday): Good Friday
- 22 April 2023 (Saturday): Id-ul-Fitr
- 09 April 2023 (Sunday): Easter Sunday
- 14 April 2023 (Friday): Vaisakhi, Vishu, Meshadi
- 15 April 2023 (Saturday): Vaisakhadi (Bengal), Bahag Bihu (Assam)
- 21 April 2023 (Friday): Jamat-Ul-Vida
|2023 May Calendar with Holidays|
- 05 May 2023 (Friday): Budha Purnima
- 09 May 2023 (Tuesday): Birthday of Guru Rabindranath’ Tagore
|2023 June Calendar with Holidays|
- 29 June 2023 (Thursday): Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
- 20 June 2023 (Tuesday): Rath Yatra
|2023 July Calendar with Holidays|
- 29 July 2023 (Saturday): Muharram
|2023 August Calendar with Holidays|
- 15 August 2023 (Tuesday): Independence Day
- 16 August 2023 (Wednesday): Parsi New Year’s day/Nauraj
- 20 August 2023 (Sunday): Vinayaka Chaturthi
- 29 August 2023 (Tuesday): Onam or Thiru Onam Day
- 30 August 2023 (Wednesday): Raksha Bandhan
|2023 September Calendar with Holidays|
- 07 September 2023 (Thursday): Janmashtami (Vaishnava)
- 28 September 2023 (Thursday): Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)
- 06 September 2023 (Wednesday): Janmashtami (Smarta)
- 19 September 2023 (Tuesday): Ganesh Chaturthi
|2023 October Calendar with Holidays|
- 02 October 2023 (Monday): Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
- 24 October 2023 (Tuesday): Dussehra
- 21 October 2023 (Saturday): Dussehra (Saptami)
- 22 October 2023 (Sunday): Dussehra (Maha Ashtami)
- 23 October 2023 (Monday): Dussehra (Mahanavmi)
- 28 October 2023 (Saturday): Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday
|2023 November Calendar with Holidays|
- 12 November 2023 (Sunday): Diwali (Deepavali)
- 27 November 2023 (Monday): Guru Nanak’s Birthday
- 01 November 2023 (Wednesday): Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chauth)
- 12 November 2023 (Sunday): Naraka Chaturdasi
- 13 November 2023 (Monday): Govardhan Puja
- 15 November 2023 (Wednesday): Bhai Duj
- 19 November 2023 (Sunday): Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)
- 24 November 2023 (Friday): Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day
|2023 December Calendar with Holidays|
- 25 December 2023 (Monday): Christmas Day
- 24 December 2023 (Sunday): Christmas Eve
School Holidays 2023 India
Discover the public holiday list for 2023 as published by the State Government of Tamil Nadu. On the 11th of October 2022, the G.O. was made available to the public, containing a detailed list of Tamil Nadu government holidays for the year 2023. If you’re interested in viewing or downloading the TN Public Holidays 2023 PDF, click on the link provided below.
Bank Holidays 2023 India
The Government of Gujarat has announced a list of public holidays for state government offices throughout the year 2023. The holidays include Republic Day, Maha Shivratri, Holi, Chetichand, Shree Ram Navmi, Mahavir Janma Kalyanak, Good Friday, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkarts Birthday, Bakri-Eid, Muharram, Independence Day, Parsi New Year Day- Hateti, Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami, Samvatsari, Eid-e-Meeladunnabi, Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday, Dusshera, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Birthday, Vikram Samvant New Year Day, Bhai Bij, Guru Nanak’s Birthday, and Christmas. Stay informed about the holidays and plan your schedule accordingly with the help of the list.
Govt Office Holiday on 14.4.2023 – Ambedkar Birthday
We are pleased to share with you that the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has decided to declare the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, which falls on April 14th, 2023 (Friday), as a closed holiday for all Central Government Offices and Industrial Establishments in India. The DoPT has exercised its powers under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act of 1881 (26 of 1881) to issue this order.