Assam Holidays 2023 List

Assam state is best known for its archeological sites, wildlife, and tea plantations. Check out the list of Assam holidays 2023 which includes banks holidays in Assam, School holidays in Assam, and public holidays in Assam.

The three secular holidays of India, Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti are celebrated all over the country. Other than this, each state has its own pre-defined list of holidays. Assam Government has decided few holidays as Government holidays that are to be observed by all banks, schools and public offices.

Additionally, each institution also has their own list of holidays. People also look forward to holidays so that they can spend some time with their loved ones. In this article, Assam holidays 2023 list has been provided to help people make plan for the upcoming holidays.

Assam Government Holidays 2023

Government holidays comprise of all the secular holidays along with some national and state holidays. Almost every institution remain close on the Government declared holidays. There are a total of 16 Government holidays celebrated in the Assam state. Some of these festivals have a fixed date but for others, the dates keep changing every year. In the table below, a list of Government holidays observed in Assam in the year 2023 has been provided. In case, the appropriate authority makes any changes in this list, the table will be updated accordingly.

Festival Date Day
Magh BihuJanuary 15Friday
Republic DayJanuary 26Thursday
Me-Dam-Me-PhiJanuary 31Tuesday
HoliMarch 8Wednesday
Good FridayApril 7Friday
Bohag BihuApril 14Friday
Eid-ul-FitrApril 22Saturday
May DayMay 1Monday
Bakrid/ Eid-al-Adha29th June to 30th June Thursday to Friday
Independence DayAugust 15Tuesday
Gandhi JayantiOctober 2Monday
Maha NavamiOctober 23Monday
Vijaya DashamiOctober 24Tuesday
DiwaliNovember 12Sunday
Guru Nanak JayantiNovember 27Monday
ChristmasDecember 25Monday

List of Assam Bank Holidays 2023

Bank holidays are the days on which the banks are closed and no physical services are provided on these days. Apart from the Government holidays, banks also remain close on all Sundays and second and fourth Saturdays. Check out the list of all second and fourth Saturdays that will occur in the year 2023 on which all banks in the Assam state will be closed.

January 2023 2nd and 4th Saturdays

  • 14th January Second Saturday
  • 28th January: Fourth Saturday

February 2023 2nd and 4th Saturdays

  • 11th February: Second Saturday
  • 25th February: Fourth Saturday

March 2023 2nd and 4th Saturdays

  • 11th March: Second Saturday
  • 25th March: Fourth Saturday

April 2023 2nd and 4th Saturdays

  • 8th April: Second Saturday
  • 22nd April: Fourth Saturday

May 2023 2nd and 4th Saturdays

  • 13th May: Second Saturday
  • 27th May: Fourth Saturday

June 2023 2nd and 4th Saturdays

  • 10th June: Second Saturday
  • 24th June: Fourth Saturday

July 2023 2nd and 4th Saturdays

  • 8th July: Second Saturday
  • 22nd July: Fourth Saturday

August 2023 2nd and 4th Saturdays

  • 12th August: Second Saturday
  • 26th August: Fourth Saturday

September 2023 2nd and 4th Saturdays

  • 9th September: Second Saturday
  • 23rd September: Fourth Saturday

October 2023 2nd and 4th Saturdays

  • 14th October: Second Saturday
  • 28th October: Fourth Saturday

November 2023 2nd and 4th Saturdays

  • 11th November: Second Saturday
  • 25th November: Fourth Saturday

December 2023 2nd and 4th Saturdays

  • 9th December: Second Saturday
  • 23rd December: Fourth Saturday

Assam Schools Holidays in 2023

A day-off is provided in the schools of Assam on almost all the Government holidays already discussed. Apart from this, every school has it own list of holidays that is prepared by the school authority and published on the official website. Schools remain close on all Sundays and Saturday off may or may not be provided. Some school remain close on Saturdays for junior classes whereas senior classes are carried out for senior grades. Details about the schools holidays can be found from the school’s website or prospectus.

State Festivals of Assam

Apart from the secular and national holidays, there are certain holidays that are specific to Assam and are celebrated in the state only or by the people of state living somewhere else. Let us know a little bit about these festivals below.

  1. Magh Bihu- Magh Bihu, also knowna as Bhogali Bihu or Maghar Domahi is a harvest festival celebrated normally in the month of January or February. On this day, people make small huts (known as Bhelaghar) and lit a bonfire (known as Meji). They offer prayer to the God of Fire in the form of Meji and then enter the Bhelaghar and eat the special feast prepared on this occasion. The Bhelaghar is burnt the next morning. Other traditions include playing Assamese games like tekeli bhonga (pot-breaking) and buffalo fighting.
  2. Me-Dam-Me-Phi- The word ‘Me’ means offerings, ‘Dam’ means ancestors and ‘Phi’ means Gods. So the word Me-Dam-Me-Phi means offering prayers to the Ancestors along with the Gods. It is a major festival of the people belonging to Ahom religion. This festival is believed to create a feeling of unity and brotherhood among people.
  3. Bohag Bihu– Bohag Bihu, also known as Rongali Bihu is a traditional festival of Assam state. This day marks the beginning of the Assamese New Year and usually falls in the 2nd week of April as per the Gregorian calendar. This festival is celebrated by different native communities of Assam regardless of their backgrounds. Bohag Bihu is also called as or Xaat Bihu (seven Bihus) as there are 7 phases of this festival namely Raati Bihu, Sot Bihu, Goru Bihu, Manuh Bihu, Kutum Bihu, Mela Bihu and Sera Bihu.
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