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.
|Guru Ravidas Jayanti
|Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti
|Maharishi Parsuram Jayanti
|Maharana Pratap Jayanti
|Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti
|Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
|Guru Nanak Jayanti
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.
- 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
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.
|Mall Road, Christ Church, The Ridge, Jakhu Temple
|Jogini Waterfall, Bhrigu Lake, Hidimba Devi Temple
|St. John’s Church, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Chamera Dam
|Dal Lake, Dalai Lama Temple, Kalachakra Temple
|Gurudwara Manikaran, Chalal Trek Trail, Kasol Nature Park
|Dalai Lama Temple, The Tibet Museum, Bhagsunag Falls
|Sunset Point, Mall Road, Monkey Point (Sanjeevni Hanuman Temple)
|Dainkund Peak, Khajjar Lake, Khajji Nag Temple
|Kufri Fun World, Himalayn Nature Park, Mahasu Peak
|Bhuri Singh Museum, Shri Chamunda Devi Temple, Dhuladhar
|Parashar Lake, Jalori Pass, Shikari Devi Temple, Rewalsar Lake
|Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kullu Valley, Rupi Palace
|Andretta Pottery, Saurabh Van Vihar, Naam Art Gallery, Neugal Khad Bridge
|Chail, Nalagarh Palace, Shoolini Mata Temple, Kuthar Fort
|Pinjore Gardens, Kali Mata Temple, Gorkha Fort, Nagarkoti Mata Temple
|Hatu Peak, Hatu Mata Temple, Narkanda Temple