India Central Government Holiday List 2013

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training), Government of India issued Circular No. F.No.12/4/2012-JCA-2 declaring list of Public Holidays in India for 2013.

In addition to the Public Holidays, 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.

List of Indian Public Holidays for 2013:


Month Day Week Day Holiday Occasion
January 25 Friday Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)
January 26 Saturday Republic Day
March 27 Wednesday Holi
March 29 Friday Good Friday
April 19 Friday Rama Navami
April 24 Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti
May 25 Saturday Budda Purnima
August 9 Friday Idu’l Fitr
August 15 Thursday Independence Day
August 28 Wednesday Janmashtami
October 2 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
October 13 Sunday Dussehra
October 16 Wednesday Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
November 3 Sunday Diwali (Deepavali)
November 14 Thursday Muharram
November 17 Sunday Guru Nanak’s Birthday
December 25 Wednesday Chirstmas Day


List of Indian Restricted Holidays for 2013:

Employees can choose any two holidays out of the list of following Restricted Holidays.

Month Day Week Day Name
January 1 Tuesday New Year’s Day
January 13 Sunday Makar Sankranti
January 14 Monday Pongal
January 18 Friday Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday
February 14 Thursday Sri Panchami
February 15 Friday Basanta Panchami / Sri Panchami
February 19 Tuesday Shivaji Jayanthi
February 25 Monday Guru Ravidas’ Birthday
February 16 Thursday Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti
March 10 Sunday Maha Shivratri
March 26 Tuesday Holika Dahan
March 31 Sunday Ester Sunday
April 11 Thursday Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti Chand
April 13 Saturday Vaisakhi
April 13 Saturday Vishu
April 14 Sunday Mesadi
April 15 Monday Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/Bahag Bihu (Assam)
May 9 Thursday Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday
May 24 Friday Hazarat Ali’s Birthday
July 10 Thursday Rath Yatra
August 2 Friday Jamat-UI-Vida
August 18 Sunday Parsi New Year’s day
August 20 Tuesday Raksha Bandhan
September 9 Monday Vinayaka Chaturthi/Ganesh Chaturthi
September 16 Monday Onam
October 11 Friday Maha Saptami (Additional) (Dussehra)
October 12 Saturday Dussehra (Maha Astami) (Additional)
October 13 Sunday Dussehra (Maha Navami)
October 18 Friday Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday
October 22 Tuesday Karaka Chaturdasi (Karva Chouth)
November 2 Saturday Deepavali (South India)
November 2 Saturday Narak Chaturdasi
November 3 Sunday Govardhan Puja
November 5 Tuesday Bhai Duj
November 8 Friday Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja)
November 24 Sunday Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day
December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve

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