Government Holiday List in India for 2024
The Central government has recently notified the holidays for its offices during the year 2023. [Click here to view the DoPT Notification on 16.6.2022] The notification contended all rules and regulations, terms and conditions to decide the holidays for Central government offices across India. We have here compiled the list of holidays for the year 2024 in the same format as previous years! This is for your information purposes only! We will update the festivals, occasions, days, and dates after receiving the formal orders!
14 Gazetted Holidays 2024
India is a land of great cultural significance, and there are certain days that hold immense importance. These are known as compulsory holidays and are celebrated throughout the nation. It is mandatory for government offices and organizations to remain shut on these days. Even the corporate sector follows these rules. These holidays serve as a reminder of the significant events and occasions that have played a major role in shaping India’s history, culture, and traditions. They bring people closer, allowing them to celebrate their shared heritage and values. Additionally, these holidays provide a much-needed break from the daily grind of life, allowing people to spend quality time with their loved ones.
|3||Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday||02.10.2024||Wednesday|
|9||Guru Nanak Birthday||15.11.2024||Friday|
|10||Eid Ul Fitr||09 & 10.04.2024||Tuesday & Wednesday|
|11||Eid Ul Adha||16 & 17.06.2024||Sunday & Monday|
|14||Id-E-Milad||15 and 16.09.2024||Sunday & Monday|
12 Optional Holidays 2024
Every year, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) unveils a compilation of alternate holidays for central government offices located in New Delhi. These optional holidays are supplementary to the mandatory 14 holidays that central government offices adhere to. The list incorporates holidays that hold local significance and festivities celebrated by specific communities or religions.
The aim behind these alternative holidays is to provide employees with the flexibility to take time off work to commemorate festivals and occasions that are of great importance to them. The list is carefully curated to include holidays that hold cultural, social, and religious significance. This ensures that employees from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to celebrate their customs and beliefs, while also promoting a harmonious work environment.
|9||Onam||05.09.2024 to 17.09.2024||Thursday to Tuesday|
|10||Pongal||15.01.2024 to 18.01.2024||Monday to Thursday|
|1st Navratra||03.10.204 to 12.10.2024||Thursday to Saturday|
|Chhath Puja||07.11.2024 to 10.11.2024||Thursday to Sunday|
|Karva Chauth||20.10.204 and 21.10.2024||Sunday & Monday|
List of 17 Gazetted Holidays in 2024
A gazetted holiday is one that the government mandates. These holidays usually mark important national or religious events and are pivotal to a nation’s cultural and social fabric, as they enable individuals to come together and celebrate their shared heritage and traditions. Moreover, gazetted holidays often entail religious observances like Eid, Diwali, and Christmas. By acknowledging gazetted holidays, governments can show their respect for the diverse cultures and customs of their citizens.
|6.||EId-ul-Fitr||09.04.2024 & 10.04.2024||Tuesday & Wednesday|
|8.||EId-ul-Adha (Bakrid)||16.06.2024 & 17.06.2024||Sunday & Monday|
|12.||Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad||17.09.2024||Tuesday|
|13.||Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday||02.10.2024||Wednesday|
|16.||Guru Nanak’s Birthday||15.11.2024||Friday|
List of 33 Restricted Holidays in 2024
India has an interesting work culture that sets it apart from other countries, and this is highlighted by their CCS Rules. What is particularly unique about this culture is the concept of restricted holidays. What this means is that employees are given the opportunity to take two days off from work to celebrate their religious or personal events.
Even though offices remain open on these days, the employees can still take advantage of their restricted holiday list to take a break from work if they choose to. This system is quite flexible, and it recognizes the diverse cultural and religious backgrounds of India’s workforce. It creates an inclusive environment where employees can feel respected and valued for their individual beliefs and customs.
|1.||New Year’s Day||01.01.2024||Monday|
|Bihu Magh||13.04.2024 & 14.04.2024||Saturday & Sunday|
|3.||Pongal||15.01.2024 to 18.01.2024||Monday to Thursday|
|5.||Hazarat Ali’s Birthday||23.01.2024 & 24.01.2024||Tuesday & Wednesday|
|Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday||24.02.2024||Saturday|
|6.||Birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati||05.03.2024||Tuesday|
|Bahag Bihu (Assam)||14.04.2024||Sunday|
|14.||Jamat-Ul-Vida||04.04.2024 & 05.04.2024||Thursday & Friday|
|15.||Birthday of Guru Rabindranath Tagore||08.05.2024||Wednesday|
|17.||Parsi New Year’s day||15.08.2024||Thursday|
|19.||Onam or Thiru Onam Day||05.09.2024 & 17.09.2024||Thursday & Tuesday|
|24.||Dussehra (Maha Ashtami)||11.10.2024||Friday|
|26.||Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday||17.10.2024||Thursday|
|27.||Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)||20.10.2024||Sunday|
|31.||Pratihar Shashthi (Chhat Puja)||07.11.2024||Thursday|
|32.||Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day||24.11.2024||Sunday|