Gujarat Holidays List 2023

Every year a list of holiday is prepared on which banks and other government offices will remain close. Knowing about the holidays beforehand can help someone in deciding the leisure things that they want to do on that day. Major holidays (included under national or public holidays) are observed by almost every bank and school in Gujarat state. Other than this, there might be regional holidays as well on which a day-off may or may not be provided. Here, you can check the list of all national or public holidays on which there will be a day off in Gujarat banks, schools and offices. Check the details of Gujarat Holidays List 2023 including school and bank holidays in 2023 in this post.

Government Holidays in Gujarat 2023

There are few festivals that are observed as Government holiday and they all are observed by the banks in Gujarat state. A large number of holidays (around 26) are observed in the Gujarat state. Apart from holidays observed on major festivals like Holi, Diwali, etc, the Gujarat state also includes days like Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Jayanti, Parsi New Year, etc into their holidays. Check out the list of Gujarat Government holiday 2023 in the table below. In case of any changes in the holidays decided by the respective authority, the same will be updated in the table accordingly.

Festival Date Day
Makar Sankranti 15 January 2023 Sunday
Republic Day 26 January 2023 Thursday
Maha Shivaratri 18 February 2023 Saturday
Holi 8 March 2023 Wednesday
Ugadi 22 March 2023 Wednesday
Rama Navami 30 March 2023 Thursday
Mahavir Jayanti 4 April 2023 Tuesday
Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti 14 April 2023 Friday
Good Friday 7 April 2023 Friday
Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti 22 April 2023 Saturday
Eid-al-Fitr 22 April 2023 Saturday
Bakrid/ Eid-al-Adha 29th June to 30th June 2023 Thursday to Friday
Muharram 28 July 2023 Friday
Raksha Bandhan 30 and 31 August 2023 Wednesday and Thursday
Independence Day 15 August 2023 Tuesday
Parsi New Year 16 August 2023 Wednesday
Janmashtami 6 and 7 September 2023 Wednesday and Thursday
Ganesh Chaturthi 19 September 2023 Tuesday
Gandhi Jayanti 2 October 2023 Monday
Vijaya Dashami 24 October 2023 Tuesday
Eid-e-Milad/ Milad-un-Nabi 28 September 2023 Thursday
Diwali 12 November 2023 Sunday
Bhai Dooj 14 November 2023 Tuesday
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Jayanti 31 October 2023 Tuesday
Guru Nanak Jayanti 27 November 2023 Monday
Christmas 25 December 2023 Monday

List of Gujarat Bank Holidays 2023

Most private and public banks in the state of Gujarat remain closed on the government holidays. Banks also observe holiday on second and fourth Saturdays and all Sundays. A list has been provided below that shows the dates on which the second and fourth Saturdays will fall in each month of the year 2023. It should be noted that first and third Saturdays (or fifth in case there are five Saturdays) are fully functional day in all banks of Gujarat state.

January 2023

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

February 2023

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

March 2023

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

April 2023

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

May 2023

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

June 2023

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

July 2023

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

August 2023

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

September 2023

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

October 2023

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

November 2023

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

December 2023

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

Gujarat Schools Holidays in 2023

Schools of Gujarat state remain close on the day of gazetted and public holidays. Also, Sundays are fixed off in all the schools. Other than this, some schools keep open on Saturdays while some provide a holiday. Every school has its own list of holidays that mentions all the days on which the school will remain closed and the teachers and children will be given the day off. Holidays given in school may vary from one class to another. For example, a school can give Saturday off to primary students but not to secondary students. Similarly, primary students might be allowed to celebrate teacher’s or children’s day in school but higher students are supposed to be in classes and focus on their studies. Complete details about the school holidays in Gujarat 2023 can be found from the brochure or official website of the respective schools.

Places to visit in Gujarat on a Holiday

Lakes, palaces and markets can be found in abundance in the Gujarat state and one can never get bored on a holiday, when in Gujarat. Depending on whether the holiday is a one-day off or a long weekend, holidays can be planned accordingly. For a long holiday of say 2 to 3 days, trips with family and friends can be planned within the state. For a holiday that is only 1 to 2 days, one can visit local places and then spend the day resting on their couch. Those who are fond of traveling can go see a number of beautiful places in Gujarat and enjoy their holiday in the perfect way. Some of the prominent sight-seeing tourist spots that can be visited in Gujarat has been listed below.

  • Statue of Unity (statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel)
  • Somnath Temple
  • Gir National Park
  • Laxmi Vilas Palace
  • Rann Of Kutch
  • Aina Mahal
  • Sidi Saiyad Mosque
  • Saputara Hill Station
  • Sabarmati Ashram
  • Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
  • Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Girnar Mountain
  • Rani Ki Vav
  • Ambaji Mata Temple, Danta
  • Kirti Stambh
  • Vastrapur Lake
  • Pirotan Island
  • Purna Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary
  • Zarwani Waterfalls
  • Jhanjhari Waterfalls
  • Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Junagarh
  • Gujarat Science City
  • Iskcon Temple
  • Sardar Sarovar Dam
  • Lakhota Fort
  • Adalaj Stepwell
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