Gujarat Holidays List 2024

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 2024 including school and bank holidays in 2024 in this post.

List of Government Holidays in Gujarat 2024

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.

Festival Date Day
Makar Sankranti15 January 2024Monday
Republic Day26 January 2024Friday
Maha Shivaratri8 Mary 2024Friday
Holi25 March 2024Monday
Good Friday29 March 2024Friday
Ugadi9 April 2024Tuesday
Eid-al-Fitr10 April 2024Wednesday
Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti14 April 2024Sunday
Rama Navami17 April 2024Wednesday
Mahavir Jayanti21 April 2024Sunday
Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti10 May 2024Friday
Bakrid/ Eid-al-Adha17 June 2024Monday
Muharram17 July 2024Wednesday
Independence Day15 August 2024Thursday
Parsi New Year15 August 2024Thursday
Raksha Bandhan19 August 2024Monday
Janmashtami26 August 2024Monday
Ganesh Chaturthi7 September 2024Saturday
Eid-e-Milad/ Milad-un-Nabi16 September 2024Monday
Gandhi Jayanti2 October 2024Wednesday
Vijaya Dashami13 October 2024Sunday
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Jayanti31 October 2024Thursday
Diwali1 November 2024Friday
Vikram Samvat New Year2 November 2024Saturday
Bhai Dooj3 November 2024Sunday
Guru Nanak Jayanti15 November 2024Friday
Christmas25 December 2024Wednesday

List of Gujarat Bank Holidays 2024

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 2024.

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 2024

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

February 2024

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

March 2024

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

April 2024

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

May 2024

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

June 2024

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

July 2024

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

August 2024

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

September 2024

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

October 2024

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

November 2024

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

December 2024

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

Gujarat Schools Holidays in 2024

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.

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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