Bihar Holidays 2023: Bank Holidays, List of Public Holidays and School Holidays

Bihar Holidays 2023 full list is provided below which includes Bihar banks holidays, school holidays in Bihar, and public holidays in Bihar.

We have mentioned all holidays in Bihar so that you can plan your leaves and grab benefits of long weekends. Please go through the compiled list of public, national and bank holidays in Bihar in 2023. You can check month-wise Bihar holidays list for January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August September, October, November and December.

List of Bihar Holidays in 2023

Check out the Bihar government and public holidays in 2023:

Republic Day26 January
Holi8 March
Bihar Day22 March
Ram Navami30 March
Good Friday7 April
Dr Ambedkar Jayanti14 April
Eid-al-fitr22 April
May Day1 May
Bakrid / Eid al Adha29th to 30th June
Muharram28 July (tentative)
Independence Day15 Aug
Janmashtami6 and 7 September
Gandhi Jayanti2 October
Maha Navami23 October
Vijaya Dashami24 October
Diwali12 November
Chhath Puja19 November
Chhath Puja Holiday20 November
Christmas Day25 December

Bihar Banks Holidays 2023

We are providing below the complete list of bank holidays in Bihar 2023, have a look please:

14th JanuarySecond Saturday
26th JanuaryRepublic Day
28th JanuaryFourth Saturday
11th FebruarySecond Saturday
25th FebruaryFourth Saturday
8th MarchHoli
11th MarchSecond Saturday
22nd MarchBihar Day
25th MarchFourth Saturday
30th MarchRam Navami
7th AprilGood Friday
8th AprilSecond Saturday
14 AprilDr Ambedkar Jayanti
22nd AprilFourth Saturday
22nd AprilIdul Fitr
1st MayMay Day
13th MaySecond Saturday
27th MayFourth Saturday
10th JuneSecond Saturday
24th JuneFourth Saturday
29th to 30th JuneBakrid / Eid al Adha
8th JulySecond Saturday
22nd JulyFourth Saturday
28 July (tentative)Muhurram
12th AugustSecond Saturday
15th AugustIndependence Day
26th August 2023Fourth Saturday
6th and 7th SeptemberJanmashtami
9th SeptemberSecond Saturday
23rd SeptemberFourth Saturday
2nd OctoberGandhi Jayanti
14th OctoberSecond Saturday
23rd OctoberMaha Navami
24th OctoberVijaya Dashami
28th OctoberFourth Saturday
11th NovemberSecond Saturday
12th NovemberDiwali
19th NovemberChhath Puja
20th NovemberChhath Puja Holiday
25th NovemberFourth Saturday
9th DecemberSecond Saturday
23rd DecemberFourth Saturday
25th DecemberChristmas Day

Schools Holidays in Bihar this year

All schools in Bihar will remain closed on public holidays in Bihar as shared above. Schools may have their own circular regarding holidays for an academic year. For the same you should constantly visit the official website of schools in Bihar.

Schools are also closed when there are some unavoidable circumstances. However, schools will release a notice in this regard.

When is Bihar Diwas?

Bihar Dibas or Bihar Day is celebrated on 22 March every year as the foundation day of the East Indian state of Bihar. The day is observed as a public holiday and hence all banks, schools, colleges, universities and other institutions are closed on this day.

On this date in 1912, the British carved out Bihar from Bengal and hence considered as the foundation day of Bihar. Bihar Diwas is also known as Bihar Sthapana Diwas.

Bihar Utsav is organized by the Government of Bihar on this day which showcases art, culture, and heritage from Bihar.

Best Places to Visit during Holidays in Bihar

Here is the list of places you can visit during holidays in Bihar:

Places to visit in Nalanda: Nalanda University, Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall, The Great Stupa, Pawapuri, Nalanda Archaeological Museum, Kundalpur, Surya Mandir, Nav Nalanda Mahavihara

Places to visit in Gaya: Mangla Gauri Temple, Pind Daan Gaya, Vishnupad Temple, Tibetan Monastery, Barabar Caves, Dungeshwari Cave Temples, Koteshwarnath Temple, Falgu River, Rajayatna Tree

Places to visit in Vaishali: The Ashoka Pillar, Buddha’s Stupa, Vishal Fort, Bawan Pokhra Temple

Places to visit in Patna: Golghar, Patna Museum, Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, Gandhi Setu, Ruins of Pataliputra, Mahavir Mandir, Choti Dargah

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Bihar Day a public holiday?

Yes, Bihar Day is observed as a public holiday in Bihar.

Are banks in Bihar closed on Maha Shivaratri?

No, Maha Shivaratri is not a bank holiday in Bihar and hence all banks in Bihar are open on this day.

When is Bihar Day celebrated?

Bihar Day is celebrated on 22 March every year.

Is May Day a public holiday in Bihar?

May days is usually celebrated on 1 May or first Monday of May. It is a public holiday in Bihar.

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