Gazetted holidays in 2016 in India

Gazetted holidays are the holidays listed for central government employees in India applicable throughout the country. These holidays are as per the Circular issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Government of India, issued every year. The following are the gazetted holidays for the year 2016 as per the latest circular issued. You can plan your holidays based on these in advance.

There are 17 Gazetted holidays applicable throughout India in central government offices. Out of this fourteen are fixed and other three can be chosen from the second list depending upon state to state as festivals vary from state to state

Sr. No.Month in 2016Date in 2016DayHoliday Decscription
1January26TuesdayRepublic Day
2March25FridayGood Friday
3April20WednesdayMahavir Jayanti
4May21SaturdayBuddha Purnima
5July6WednesdayId-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan eid)
6August15MondayIndependence day
7September12MondayBakar eid
8October2SundayMahatma Gandhi Jayanti
11October30SundayDiwali: Laxmi Puja
12November14MondayGuru Nanak Jayanti

Additional list (three to be chosen state wise)

  1. An Additional Day for Dussehra
  2. Holi
  3. Janamashtami (Vaishnavi)
  4. Ram Navami
  5. Maha Shivratri
  6. Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayak Chaturthi
  7. Makar Sankranti
  8. Rath Yatra
  9. Onam
  10. Pongal
  11. Sri Panchami / Basant Panchami
  12. Vishu/ Vaisakhi / Vaisakhadi / Bhag Bihu / Mashad Ugadi / Chaitra Sukladi / Cheti Chand / Gudi Padava 1st / Navratra / Nauraj / Chhath Pooja / Karva Chauth

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