Assam Holidays 2024 List

Assam state is best known for its archeological sites, wildlife, and tea plantations. Check out the list of Assam holidays 2024 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 2024 list has been provided to help people make plan for the upcoming holidays.

List of Assam Government Holidays 2024

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 2024 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 15Monday
Republic DayJanuary 26Friday
Me-Dam-Me-PhiJanuary 31Wednesday
HoliMarch 25Monday
Good FridayMarch 29Friday
Eid-ul-Fitr April 10Wednesday
Bohag BihuApril 13Saturday
May DayMay 1Wednesday
Bakrid/ Eid-al-AdhaJune 17Monday
Independence DayAugust 15Thursday
Gandhi JayantiOctober 2Wednesday
Maha NavamiOctober 12Saturday
Vijaya DashamiOctober 13Sunday
DiwaliOctober 31Thursday
Guru Nanak JayantiNovember 15Friday
ChristmasDecember 25Wednesday

List of Assam Bank Holidays 2024

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 2024 on which all banks in the Assam state will be closed.

January 2024 2nd and 4th Saturdays

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

February 2024 2nd and 4th Saturdays

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

March 2024 2nd and 4th Saturdays

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

April 2024 2nd and 4th Saturdays

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

May 2024 2nd and 4th Saturdays

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

June 2024 2nd and 4th Saturdays

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

July 2024 2nd and 4th Saturdays

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

August 2024 2nd and 4th Saturdays

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

September 2024 2nd and 4th Saturdays

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

October 2024 2nd and 4th Saturdays

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

November 2024 2nd and 4th Saturdays

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

December 2024 2nd and 4th Saturdays

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

Assam Schools Holidays in 2024

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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