Himachal Pradesh Holidays List 2023

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 2023 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 2023

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 Day 25 January Wednesday
Republic Day 26 January Thursday
Guru Ravidas Jayanti 5 February Sunday
Maha Shivaratri 18 February Saturday
Holi 8 March Wednesday
Rama Navami 30 March Thursday
Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti 14 April Friday
Good Friday 7 April Friday
Himachal Day 15 April Saturday
Maharishi Parsuram Jayanti 22 April Saturday
Eid-al-Fitr 22 April Saturday
Buddha Purnima 5 May Friday
Maharana Pratap Jayanti 22 May Monday
Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti 4 June Sunday
Bakrid/ Eid-al-Adha 29th June to 30th June Thursday to Friday
Muharram 28 July Friday
Independence Day 15 August Tuesday
Krishna Janamashtmi 6 and 7 September Wednesday and Thursday
Gandhi Jayanti 2 October Monday
Vijaya Dashami 24 October Tuesday
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 28 October Saturday
Diwali 12 November Sunday
Guru Nanak Jayanti 27 November Monday
Christmas 25 December Monday

Himachal Pradesh Bank Holidays 2023 List

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 2023.

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

Schools Holidays in Himachal Pradesh 2023 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.

Places Major spots
Shimla Mall Road, Christ Church, The Ridge, Jakhu Temple
Manali Jogini Waterfall, Bhrigu Lake, Hidimba Devi Temple
Dalhousie St. John’s Church, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Chamera Dam
Mcleodganj Dal Lake, Dalai Lama Temple, Kalachakra Temple
Kasol Gurudwara Manikaran, Chalal Trek Trail, Kasol Nature Park
Dharmashala Dalai Lama Temple, The Tibet Museum, Bhagsunag Falls
Kasauli Sunset Point, Mall Road, Monkey Point (Sanjeevni Hanuman Temple)
Khajjiar Dainkund Peak, Khajjar Lake, Khajji Nag Temple
Kufri Kufri Fun World, Himalayn Nature Park, Mahasu Peak
Chamba Bhuri Singh Museum, Shri Chamunda Devi Temple, Dhuladhar
Mandi Parashar Lake, Jalori Pass, Shikari Devi Temple, Rewalsar Lake
Kullu Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kullu Valley, Rupi Palace
Palampur Andretta Pottery, Saurabh Van Vihar, Naam Art Gallery,  Neugal Khad Bridge
Solan Chail, Nalagarh Palace, Shoolini Mata Temple, Kuthar Fort
Parwanoo Pinjore Gardens, Kali Mata Temple, Gorkha Fort, Nagarkoti Mata Temple
Narkanda Hatu Peak, Hatu Mata Temple, Narkanda Temple
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