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Central Govt Holidays 2024 PDF

Government Holiday List in India for 2024

2022’s November 16th saw the Indian Central Government releasing a new batch of regulations for holiday schedules that will be followed in 2023. These regulations are mandatory for all government offices located in Delhi or New Delhi. The vacation timetable for 2024 has already been arranged and confirmed. Once the official announcement is made, the following holiday schedule for 2024 will be updated accordingly.

DOPT Holiday List 2024 Delhi PDF

Topic CG Holiday List
Year 2024
Types Gazetted & Restricted
Beneficiaries Central Govt Employees
Department DoPT

Fourteen Gazetted Holidays 2024

India celebrates certain days that hold immense significance and are known as compulsory holidays. These are celebrated across the country, and all government offices and organizations must remain closed. The corporate sector also follows these rules. The primary aim of these holidays is to pay homage to the significant events and moments that have played a pivotal role in shaping India’s history, culture, and traditions. These holidays provide a platform for individuals to unite and celebrate their shared heritage and values. Additionally, they offer a much-needed respite from the daily grind of life, enabling individuals to spend valuable time with their family and loved ones.

No. Holiday Date Day
1 Republic Day 26.01.2024 Friday
2 Independence Day 15.08.2024 Thursday
3 Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday 02.10.2024 Wednesday
4 Buddha Purnima 23.05.2024 Thursday
5 Christmas Day 25.12.2024 Wednesday
6 Dussehra (Vijayadashami) 12.10.2024 Saturday
7 Diwali (Deepavali) 31.10.2024 Thursday
8 Good Friday 29.03.2024 Friday
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
12 Mahavir Jayanti 21.04.2024 Sunday
13 Muharram 17.07.2024 Wednesday
14 Id-E-Milad 15 and 16.09.2024 Sunday & Monday

Twelve Optional Holidays 2024

Every year, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) publishes a compilation of non-compulsory holidays for central government offices in New Delhi. These holidays are extra to the obligatory 14 holidays that central government offices follow. The compilation comprises of holidays that hold importance at the local level and are celebrated by specific communities or religions.

The purpose behind these non-compulsory holidays is to grant employees the freedom to take time off work to celebrate festivals and occasions that have profound significance to them. The compilation is carefully designed to incorporate holidays that have cultural, social, and religious importance. This guarantees that employees from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to revel in their traditions and practices while also cultivating a harmonious work environment.

No. Holiday Date Day
1 Dussehra 12.10.2024 Saturday
2 Holi 25.03.2024 Monday
3 Janmashtami 26.08.2024 Monday
4 Ram Navami 17.04.2024 Wednesday
5 Maha Shivratri 08.03.2024 Friday
6 Ganesh Chaturthi 07.09.2024 Saturday
  Vinayaka Chaturthi 07.09.2024 Saturday
7 Makar Sankranti 15.01.2024 Monday
8 Rath Yatra 08.07.2024 Monday
9 Onam 05.09.2024 to 17.09.2024 Thursday to Tuesday
10 Pongal 15.01.2024 to 18.01.2024 Monday to Thursday
11 Sri Panchami 14.02.2024 Wednesday
  Basant Panchami 14.02.2024 Wednesday
12 Vishu 14.04.2024 Sunday
  Vaisakhi 13.04.2024 Saturday
  Vaisakhadi 13.04.2024 Saturday
  Bohag Bihu 14.04.2024 Sunday
  Mesadi 14.04.2024 Sunday
  Ugadi 09.04.2024 Tuesday
  Chaitra Sukladi 09.04.2024 Tuesday
  Cheti Chand 09.04.2024 Tuesday
  Gudi Padwa 09.04.2024 Tuesday
  1st Navratra 03.10.204 to 12.10.2024 Thursday to Saturday
  Nowruz 20.03.2024 Wednesday
  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 Seventeen Gazetted Holidays in 2024

Gazetted holidays are those that the government mandates, and they are usually observed during important national or religious occasions. These holidays hold immense significance in the social and cultural fabric of a country as they provide an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate their shared heritage and traditions. It is also common for gazetted holidays to involve religious ceremonies such as Diwali, Eid, and Christmas. When governments acknowledge these holidays, they show respect for the diverse cultures and customs of their citizens.

No. Holiday Date Day
1. Republic Day 26.01.2024 Friday
2. Holi 25.03.2024 Monday
3. Ram Navami 17.04.2024 Wednesday
4. Mahavir Jayanti 21.04.2024 Sunday
5. Good Friday 29.03.2024 Friday
6. EId-ul-Fitr 09.04.2024 & 10.04.2024 Tuesday & Wednesday
7. Buddha Purnima 23.05.2024 Thursday
8. EId-ul-Adha (Bakrid) 16.06.2024 & 17.06.2024 Sunday & Monday
9. Muharram 17.07.2024 Wednesday
10. Independence Day 15.08.2024 Thursday
11. Janmashtami (Vaishnava) 26.08.2024 Monday
12. Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad 17.09.2024 Tuesday
13. Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday 02.10.2024 Wednesday
14. Dussehra 12.10.2024 Saturday
15. Diwali (Deepavali) 31.10.2024 Thursday
16. Guru Nanak’s Birthday 15.11.2024 Friday
17. Christmas Day 25.12.2024 Wednesday

List of thirty three Restricted Holidays in 2024

The work culture in India has a noteworthy feature which is evident in the CCS Rules. It relates to the concept of restricted holidays that allows employees to take a break from work on two occasions throughout the year for celebrating their religious festivals or other special events. While offices are still open during these times, employees can utilize their restricted holiday list to choose the days they want to take off. This exclusive system offers greater adaptability in the workplace and acknowledges the diverse cultural and religious backgrounds of India’s workforce. It cultivates a work environment that values inclusivity and respect for the personal beliefs and traditions of its employees.

No. Holiday Date Day
1. New Year’s Day 01.01.2024 Monday
2. Makar Sankranti 15.01.2024 Monday
  Bihu Magh 13.04.2024 & 14.04.2024 Saturday & Sunday
3. Pongal 15.01.2024 to 18.01.2024 Monday to Thursday
4. Basant Panchami 14.02.2024 Wednesday
  Sri Panchami 14.02.2024 Wednesday
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
7. Maha Shivratri 08.03.2024 Friday
8. Shivaji Jayanti 19.02.2024 Monday
9. Holika dahan 25.03.2024 Monday
  Dolyatra 25.03.2024 Monday
10. Chaitra Sukladi 09.04.2024 Tuesday
  Cheti Chand 09.04.2024 Tuesday
  Ugadi 09.04.2024 Tuesday
  Padwa 09.04.2024 Tuesday
  Gudi 09.04.2024 Tuesday
11. Easter Sunday 31.03.2024 Sunday
12. Vaisakhi 13.04.2024 Saturday
  Vishu 13.04.2024 Saturday
  Mesadi 13.04.2024 Saturday
13. Vaisakhadi (Bengal) 13.04.2024 Saturday
  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
16. Rath Yatra 08.07.2024 Monday
17. Parsi New Year’s day 15.08.2024 Thursday
  Nauraj 15.08.2024 Thursday
18. Vinayaka Chaturthi 07.09.2024 Saturday
19. Onam or Thiru Onam Day 05.09.2024 & 17.09.2024 Thursday & Tuesday
20. Raksha Bandhan 19.08.2024 Monday
21. Janmashtami (Smarta) 26.08.2024 Monday
22. Ganesh Chaturthi 07.09.2024 Saturday
23. Dussehra (Saptami) 12.10.2024 Saturday
24. Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) 11.10.2024 Friday
25. Dussehra (Mahanavami) 12.10.2024 Saturday
26. Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday 17.10.2024 Thursday
27. Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) 20.10.2024 Sunday
28. Naraka Chaturdashi 31.10.2024 Thursday
29. Govardhan Puja 02.11.2024 Saturday
30. Bhai Dooj 03.11.2024 Sunday
31. Pratihar Shashthi (Chhat Puja) 07.11.2024 Thursday
32. Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day 24.11.2024 Sunday
33. Christmas Eve 24.12.2024 Tuesday

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When does Dussehra (Mahanavami) occur in 2024?

Dussehra or Mahanavami is on Saturday, October 12, 2024.

Is Bhai Dooj only celebrated by brothers and sisters?

Yes, Bhai Dooj is primarily a festival for brothers and sisters, but it also recognizes the special bond between siblings and the importance of family relationships.

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