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 Day||26 January|
|Bihar Day||22 March|
|Ram Navami||30 March|
|Good Friday||7 April|
|Dr Ambedkar Jayanti||14 April|
|May Day||1 May|
|Bakrid / Eid al Adha||29th to 30th June|
|Muharram||28 July (tentative)|
|Independence Day||15 Aug|
|Janmashtami||6 and 7 September|
|Gandhi Jayanti||2 October|
|Maha Navami||23 October|
|Vijaya Dashami||24 October|
|Chhath Puja||19 November|
|Chhath Puja Holiday||20 November|
|Christmas Day||25 December|
Bihar Banks Holidays 2023
We are providing below the complete list of bank holidays in Bihar 2023, have a look please:
|14th January||Second Saturday|
|26th January||Republic Day|
|28th January||Fourth Saturday|
|11th February||Second Saturday|
|25th February||Fourth Saturday|
|11th March||Second Saturday|
|22nd March||Bihar Day|
|25th March||Fourth Saturday|
|30th March||Ram Navami|
|7th April||Good Friday|
|8th April||Second Saturday|
|14 April||Dr Ambedkar Jayanti|
|22nd April||Fourth Saturday|
|22nd April||Idul Fitr|
|1st May||May Day|
|13th May||Second Saturday|
|27th May||Fourth Saturday|
|10th June||Second Saturday|
|24th June||Fourth Saturday|
|29th to 30th June||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|8th July||Second Saturday|
|22nd July||Fourth Saturday|
|28 July (tentative)||Muhurram|
|12th August||Second Saturday|
|15th August||Independence Day|
|26th August 2023||Fourth Saturday|
|6th and 7th September||Janmashtami|
|9th September||Second Saturday|
|23rd September||Fourth Saturday|
|2nd October||Gandhi Jayanti|
|14th October||Second Saturday|
|23rd October||Maha Navami|
|24th October||Vijaya Dashami|
|28th October||Fourth Saturday|
|11th November||Second Saturday|
|19th November||Chhath Puja|
|20th November||Chhath Puja Holiday|
|25th November||Fourth Saturday|
|9th December||Second Saturday|
|23rd December||Fourth Saturday|
|25th December||Christmas 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
Yes, Bihar Day is observed as a public holiday in Bihar.
No, Maha Shivaratri is not a bank holiday in Bihar and hence all banks in Bihar are open on this day.
Bihar Day is celebrated on 22 March every year.
May days is usually celebrated on 1 May or first Monday of May. It is a public holiday in Bihar.