SL.No. Occasion Date Day of the week
1 New Year’s Day January 01 Monday
2 Mannam Jayanthi January 02 Tuesday
3 Makara Sankranti / Pongal January 14 Sunday
4 Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami January 22 Monday
5 Guru Ravidas’ Birthday January 31 Wednesday
6 Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti February 10 Saturday
7 Shivaji Jayanti February 19 Monday
8 Holika Dahan/ Dolyatra March 01 Thursday
9 Attukal Pongala/ Holi March 02 Friday
10 Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava /Ugadi /Cheti Chand March 18 Sunday
11 Ram Navami March 25 Sunday
12 Hazarat Ali's Birthday/ Easter Sunday April 01 Sunday
13 Mesadi/ Vishu/ Vaisakhi April 14 Saturday
14 Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahad Bihu (Assam) April 15 Sunday
15 Thrissur Pooram April 26 Thursday
16 May Day May 01 Tuesday
17 Guru Rabindranath's Birthday May 09 Wednesday
18 Jamat-ul-Vida June 15 Friday
19 St. Thomas Day July 03 Tuesday
20 Rath Yatra July 14 Saturday
21 Karkadaka Vavu August 11 Saturday
22 Parsi New Year's Day/ Nauraj August 17 Friday
23 First Onam August 24 Friday
24 Third Onam/ Raksha Bandhan/ Avani Avittam August 26 Sunday
25 Fourth Onam/ Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti August 27 Monday
26 Ashtami Rohini/ Sreekrishna Jayanti September 02 Sunday
27 Janmashdami September 03 Monday
28 Ganesh Chaturthi/ Vinayak Chaturthi September 13 Thursday
29 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi September 21 Friday
30 Dussehra (Maha Saptami) Additional October 16 Tuesday
31 Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) Additional October 17 Wednesday
32 Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday October 24 Wednesday
33 Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth) October 27 Saturday
34 Deepavali (North India) November 07 Wednesday
35 Govardhan Puja November 08 Thursday
36 Bhai Duj November 09 Friday
37 Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja) November 13 Tuesday
38 Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom Day November 24 Saturday
39 Christmas Eve December 24 Monday
40 New Year Eve December 31 Monday

* If the State Government changes any of these holidays, the changed date only be observed as a Closed Holiday for RGCB. But if the State Government sanctions any additional holiday(s) in connection with the above occasions, the date(s) of such additional holiday(s) will be observed as Restricted Holiday(s) only. If the change of date of any of the above occasions is notified at very short notice, announcement through TV/ AIR/ Newspaper can be taken as authority for such change.

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