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.
|15 January 2024
|26 January 2024
|8 Mary 2024
|25 March 2024
|29 March 2024
|9 April 2024
|10 April 2024
|Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti
|14 April 2024
|17 April 2024
|21 April 2024
|Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti
|10 May 2024
|17 June 2024
|17 July 2024
|15 August 2024
|Parsi New Year
|15 August 2024
|19 August 2024
|26 August 2024
|7 September 2024
|16 September 2024
|2 October 2024
|13 October 2024
|Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Jayanti
|31 October 2024
|1 November 2024
|Vikram Samvat New Year
|2 November 2024
|3 November 2024
|Guru Nanak Jayanti
|15 November 2024
|25 December 2024
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.
- 13th January : Second Saturday
- 27th January : Fourth Saturday
- 10th February : Second Saturday
- 24th February : Fourth Saturday
- 9th March : Second Saturday
- 23rd March : Fourth Saturday
- 13th April : Second Saturday
- 27th April : Fourth Saturday
- 11th May : Second Saturday
- 25th May : Fourth Saturday
- 8th June : Second Saturday
- 22nd June : Fourth Saturday
- 13th July : Second Saturday
- 27th July : Fourth Saturday
- 10th August : Second Saturday
- 24th August : Fourth Saturday
- 14th September : Second Saturday
- 28th September : Fourth Saturday
- 12th October : Second Saturday
- 26th October : Fourth Saturday
- 9th November : Second Saturday
- 23rd November : Fourth Saturday
- 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