Central government holiday list 2024

Central government holiday list 2024

During 2024, it has been determined that the Central Government Administrative Offices based in Delhi/New Delhi would observe the holidays listed below, according to the Office Memorandum dated July 3, 2023. Furthermore, every staff member will have the freedom to select any two holidays from the list of restricted holidays provided in Annexure II.

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.

S.No. Holiday Date Day
1 Republic Day 26-Jan-24 Friday
2 Holi 25-Mar-24 Monday
3 Good Friday 29-Mar-24 Friday
4 Id-ul-Fitr 11-Apr-24 Thursday
5 Ram Navami 17-Apr-24 Wednesday
6 Mahavir Jayanti 21-Apr-24 Sunday
7 Buddha Purnima 23-May-24 Thursday
8 Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) 17-Jun-24 Monday
9 Muharram 17-Jul-24 Wednesday
10 Independence Day 15-Aug-24 Thursday
11 Janmashtami (Vaishnava) 26-Aug-24 Monday
12 Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad) 16-Sep-24 Monday
13 Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday 2-Oct-24 Wednesday
14 Dussehra 12-Oct-24 Saturday
15 Diwali (Deepavali) 31-Oct-24 Thursday
16 Guru Nanak’s Birthday 15-Nov-24 Friday
17 Christmas Day 25-Dec-24 Wednesday

12 optional holiday list

  • Republic day
  • Independence day
  • Mahatma gandhi’s birthday
  • Buddha purnima
  • Christmas day
  • Dussehra (vijayadashami)
  • Diwali (deepavali)
  • Good friday
  • Guru nanak’s birthday
  • Eid ul fitr
  • Eid ul adha
  • Mahavir jayanti
  • Muharram
  • Prophet mohammad’s birthday (id-e-milad).

Compulsory holiday and restricted holiday list 2024

S.No Holiday Date Day
1 New Year’s Day 1-Jan-24 Monday
2 Lohri 13-Jan-24 Saturday
3 Makar Sankranti 14-Jan-24 Sunday
4 Magha Bihu/ Pongal 15-Jan-24 Monday
5 Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday 17-Jan-24 Wednesday
6 Hazarat Ali’s Birthday 25-Jan-24 Thursday
7 Sri Panchami, Basant Panchami 14-Feb-24 Wednesday
8 Shiva ji Jayanti 19-Feb-24 Monday
9 Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday 24-Feb-24 Saturday
10 Birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati 6-Mar-24 Wednesday
11 Maha Shivratri 8-Mar-24 Friday
12 Holika dahan 24-Mar-24 Sunday
13 Dolyatra 25-Mar-24 Monday
14 Easter Sunday 31-Mar-24 Sunday
15 Jamat-Ul-Vida 5-Apr-24 Friday
16 Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava/Ugadi/ Cheti Chand 9-Apr-24 Tuesday
17 Vaisakhi / Vishu 13-Apr-24 Saturday
18 Meshadi (Tamil New Year’s Day) / Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam) 14-Apr-24 Sunday
19 Birthday of Guru Rabindranath Tagore 8-May-24 Wednesday
20 Rath Yatra 7-Jul-24 Sunday
21 Parsi New Year’s day/ Nauraj 15-Aug-24 Thursday
22 Raksha Bandhan 19-Aug-24 Monday
23 Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi 7-Sep-24 Saturday
24 Onam or Thiru Onam Day 15-Sep-24 Sunday
25 Dusshera (Saptami) 10-Oct-24 Thursday
26 Dussehra (Mahashtami) /Dussehra (Mahanavmi) 11-Oct-24 Friday
27 Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday 17-Oct-24 Thursday
28 Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth) 20-Oct-24 Sunday
29 Naraka Chaturdasi 31-Oct-24 Thursday
30 Govardhan Puja 2-Nov-24 Saturday
31 Bhai Duj 3-Nov-24 Sunday
31 Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja) 7-Nov-24 Thursday
32 Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day 24-Nov-24 Sunday
33 Christmas Eve 24-Dec-24 Tuesday

Central government holiday list 2024
According to the OM, “For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Eid ul Fitr, Eid ul Adha, Muharram, and Eid-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon the 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).”

“During 2024, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, November 12, 2024 (Kartika 21). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.s., on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if a 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.”

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