Himachal Pradesh Holidays List 2024

Himachal Pradesh is a state of mountain and hills and it makes it one of the best destinations on a holiday. For people already residing in the state, even a day off of two or three can be enough to enjoy their holiday.

However, for this it is important that you know the dates of festivals and holidays falling in any year beforehand.

In this article, a Himachal Pradesh holidays list 2024 has been presented to help people plan their holidays in advance.

The mentioned dates are correct for now, but in case any changes are made, the same will be updated in this post.

List of Government Holidays in HP 2024

Government of every state defines a set of holidays every year that should be observed by all institutions. The Government of Himachal Pradesh has decided a total of 23 holidays that are to be observed by the banks, schools and public offices of Himachal Pradesh.

Other than this, there are certain restricted holidays that are not strictly observed in offices but people can take leave on those days in case that the festival is a major festival of their community. A list of compulsory Himachal Pradesh Government holidays along with their dates are provided below.

Festival Date Day
Statehood Day25 JanuaryThursday
Republic Day26 JanuaryFriday
Guru Ravidas Jayanti24 FebruarySaturday
Maha Shivaratri8 MarchFriday
Holi25 MarchMonday
Good Friday29 MarchFriday
Eid-al-Fitr10 April Wednesday
Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti14 AprilSunday
Himachal Day15 AprilMonday
Rama Navami17 AprilWednesday
Maharishi Parsuram Jayanti10 MayFriday
Buddha Purnima23 MayThursday
Maharana Pratap Jayanti9 JuneSunday
Bakrid/ Eid-al-Adha17 June Monday
Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti22 JuneSaturday
Muharram17 JulyWednesday
Independence Day15 AugustThursday
Krishna Janamashtmi26 August Monday
Gandhi Jayanti2 OctoberWednesday
Vijaya Dashami13 OctoberSunday
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti17 OctoberThursday
Diwali1 NovemberFriday
Guru Nanak Jayanti15 NovemberFriday
Christmas25 DecemberWednesday

Bank Holidays in Himachal Pradesh in 2024

Holidays that are mentioned above in the Government holiday list are observed in the banks all around the state. Banks are also closed on every Sunday and every second and fourth Saturdays of every month.

Earlier, banks used to operate on all Saturdays (half day) but later the rule was changed to working on first and third Saturdays (fifth too, in case it occurs) and holiday on second and fourth Saturdays.

Check out the list of all second and fourth Saturdays that will be observed in banks in the year 2024.

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

Schools Holidays in Himachal Pradesh 2024 List

Other than banks, almost every holiday mentioned in the table above are observed by the schools of Himachal Pradesh as well.

Other than this, each school has its own rules for holiday like Sundays are off in all schools but on Saturdays they might or might not have classes.

Details of holidays that are observed by a school of HP state can be found from the school calendar found in brochure/ prospectus of the respective school. Holiday calendar is also published on the official websites of the concerned school.

Best Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is sprawling with tourist places and almost every major town of the state is a tourist place. So when already in Himachal Pradesh, why not make most of your holidays and visit these places as soon as you get the chance. Check out some of the famous places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.

PlacesMajor spots
ShimlaMall Road, Christ Church, The Ridge, Jakhu Temple
ManaliJogini Waterfall, Bhrigu Lake, Hidimba Devi Temple
DalhousieSt. John’s Church, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Chamera Dam
McleodganjDal Lake, Dalai Lama Temple, Kalachakra Temple
KasolGurudwara Manikaran, Chalal Trek Trail, Kasol Nature Park
DharmashalaDalai Lama Temple, The Tibet Museum, Bhagsunag Falls
KasauliSunset Point, Mall Road, Monkey Point (Sanjeevni Hanuman Temple)
KhajjiarDainkund Peak, Khajjar Lake, Khajji Nag Temple
KufriKufri Fun World, Himalayn Nature Park, Mahasu Peak
ChambaBhuri Singh Museum, Shri Chamunda Devi Temple, Dhuladhar
MandiParashar Lake, Jalori Pass, Shikari Devi Temple, Rewalsar Lake
KulluBijli Mahadev Temple, Kullu Valley, Rupi Palace
PalampurAndretta Pottery, Saurabh Van Vihar, Naam Art Gallery,  Neugal Khad Bridge
SolanChail, Nalagarh Palace, Shoolini Mata Temple, Kuthar Fort
ParwanooPinjore Gardens, Kali Mata Temple, Gorkha Fort, Nagarkoti Mata Temple
NarkandaHatu Peak, Hatu Mata Temple, Narkanda Temple

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